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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar announced on Monday that he will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “I thought that already two members of my family are contesting the election and this was the time one should think about not contesting. Hence, I felt this is the right time to take a decision not to contest since I had already contested 14 times in the past,” he said. Earlier last month, the former Union Minister had said that he will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, while his nephew Ajit Pawar and some other family members will not contest. NCP is contesting the polls in alliance with the Congress in Maharashtra where 48 Lok Sabha seats are at stake. On Sunday, Election Commission of India had announced the schedule for the 17th Lok Sabha election, which will be held in seven phases beginning April 11. The final phase of voting will take place on May 19. The counting of votes will be done on May 23.

  Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar announced on Monday that he will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “I thought that already two members of my family are contesting the election and this was the time one should think about not contesting. Hence, I felt this is the […]

Decision against simultaneous polls in J&K indicates ‘failure’ of Modi govt’s Kashmir policy: Mayawati

  BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said the decision against holding Assembly polls along with Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir indicated the “failure” of the Kashmir policy of the Narendra Modi government. Her comments came after Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Sunday announced that there will be no […]

Ayodhya title case: Owaisi raises concerns over Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as part of mediation panel, expects him to be neutral

      AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday raised concerns over the appointment of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as one of the mediators in the Supreme Court-appointed and monitored mediation panel in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who has been appointed as a mediator, his stated position […]