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- N-Deal On Hold For Now: Centre (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
Shying away from admitting that it had put the contentious Indo-US nuclear deal into cold storage, the Manmohan Singh government today, however, sent clear signals that it would not be able to push through the deal by stepping over its . . . . .
- Pm Feels Let Down By Allies (Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Oct 23, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is embarrassed and feeling "let down" by the allies who have played a key role in ensuring that the Congress does not proceed with the civil nuclear energy agreement with the United States.
- N-Deal Talks: Upa, Left To Meet Again On Nov 16 (Business Standard, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
The next round of talks between the UPA and the Left parties on the Indo-US nuclear deal is scheduled for November 16.
- Pm Sad; Allies, Left Unmoved (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
As the fifth round of deliberations of the UPA-Left committee on India-US civil nuclear deal drew a blank on Monday, there was a buzz in the political circles that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had conveyed to UPA partners that he was feeling . . . . .
- When The Pm Felt Let Down By Allies (Tribune, Anita Katyal, Oct 23, 2007)
Upset over their turnaround on the Indo-US nuclear agreement, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is learnt to have conveyed his anguish to the UPA allies over their public rejection of the deal.
- N-Deal Not In Cold Storage Nor Is Pm Quitting: Cong (Tribune, Anita Katyal, Oct 18, 2007)
Even after an explanation by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to US President George Bush about difficulties being faced by him in going ahead with the nuclear agreement the Congress continues to put up a brave face by saying the deal has . . . . . .
- Congress Surrender (Indian Express, VARGHESE K. GEORGE, Oct 18, 2007)
The Organiser editorial takes pot shots at Congress’s “surrender” before the Left on the nuclear issue.
- Praful Patel Achieves The Impossible In Face Of Odds (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 18, 2007)
Taking economic reforms forward is not easy in a coalition government; so, experience in negotiating with trade unions definitely helps. As does prudence gained by running a Rs 1,000-crore business.
- A Big Left Foot (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Oct 15, 2007)
He is an extraordinary leader. And a remarkably astute politician. Many have sneeringly dismissed him for long as a man of little consequence, as someone who doesn’t have a popular constituency backing him, has never won a Lok Sabha or . . .
- Government Blinks (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Oct 15, 2007)
It began with a bang when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made it clear that the government had bargained hard to obtain a significant nuclear deal that was favourable to India’s interests, and would stand or fall by it.
- Left Wants Congress Surrender In Writing (Pioneer, Santanu Banerjee, Oct 13, 2007)
The Left parties on Friday welcomed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi's retreat on nuke deal, but decided to wait for October 22 meeting of the Left-UPA panel before reaching any definite conclusion.
- Pawar, Lalu Rule Out Mid-Term Poll (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The two leading partners of the UPA government at the Centre, the NCP and the RJD, today ruled out the possibility of the mid-term Lok Sabha polls as a direct fallout of the stand off between the UPA and the Left on the Indo-US civil nuclear deal issue.
- No Timeframe For N-Deal: Congress (Pioneer, Amarnath Tewary, Oct 12, 2007)
Desperately trying to find a way out of the political crisis prevailing over the India-US nuclear deal, the Congress seems to have decided in favour of saving the Government. On the day when its key alliance partners NCP and RJD said that . . . . .
- Pm Meets Elbaradei As N-Deal Loses Course (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
As time started to run out for the Government to press forward with India-US nuclear deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday met International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei.
- Pawar, Lalu Say No Snap Poll (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The UPA's allies are now standing up to be counted. On Thursday, the RJD and the NCP spiked speculation of snap polls to the Lok Sabha over the Congress-Left stand-off on the India-US civil nuclear deal.
- Cong Giving In Under Left, Upa Allies' Pressure? (OutLook, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
Caught between UPA constituents and Left parties, Congress leadership appears to be slowly giving in under mounting pressure on Indo-US nuclear deal amid concerns in the ruling coalition that a snap poll would not help it.
- Pm Firm On Deal, Congress Looks For Ways To Save Govt (Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Oct 11, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is standing firm on the civil nuclear energy agreement with the United States, even as some members of his Cabinet are now coming around to the position that it was not worth sacrificing the government. . .
- Govt Puts Off Talks With Iaea, Nsg (Pioneer, Akhilesh Suman, Oct 11, 2007)
The Government seems to have caved in under pressure of the allies to avert the possibility of mid-term polls and delay the slated negotiations with the IAEA and NSG for the next three months.
- Congress Allies Scared Of Polls (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 10, 2007)
The line-up of UPA constituents, who came out in support of the Indo-US nuclear deal and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh immediately after Left parties rejected the 123 Agreement in August, are now getting jittery at the prospect of early elections.
- Cong Blinks Under Allies' Pressure (Hindustan Times, Santanu Banerjee, Oct 10, 2007)
UPA allies, barring the Left, like the NCP, RJD and the DMK are not keen on facing a mid-term poll due to which the Congress has come under immense pressure to buy peace with the Left on their stand-off over the India-US civil nuclear deal.
- Up For It (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 08, 2007)
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura go to the polls early next year, the first-named being the only state ruled by the Congress.
- Soft Hands (Asian Age, M.J. Akbar, Oct 08, 2007)
Politics prefers soft hands. Why have Indian politicians suddenly started playing with knuckledusters? Democracy functions best when handled gently.
- Vilasrao May Be In Fresh Trouble (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 08, 2007)
Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh could be in trouble again soon. An indication to this effect was available after Congress president Sonia Gandhiâ€™s return from her foreign visit.
- Maharashtra Cm Talks Of Cabinet Expansion (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 05, 2007)
Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday appeared unperturbed by the campaign by a section of the PCC and AICC leaders for his removal and said he could take up the long-awaited state Cabinet expansion after the ‘shradh’ period.
- Fifty Years Of Fragmentation (Indian Express, Rakshit Sonawane, Oct 03, 2007)
In his last days, B.R. Ambedkar wanted to wind up the Scheduled Caste Federation and form a broadbased political party that would include the poor and the oppressed across religions and castes.
- Cong Hits Poll Button (Deccan Herald, K Subrahmanya, Sep 20, 2007)
A snap Lok Sabha poll may truly be round the corner. Pointers in that direction are getting clearer as the UPA-Left nuclear deal gulf appears unbridgeable.
- Ncp In Election Mode (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 20, 2007)
With the assessment within the UPA being that its mechanism with the Left on the 123 Agreement would at best help it buy more time vis-a-vis the latter's threat to withdraw support to the Manmohan Singh government, crucial constituents of. . .
- Dmk Chief Rubbishes Ram Again (Pioneer, K Venkataramanan, Sep 20, 2007)
The United Progressive Alliance, which stood united to withstand the Left's challenge on the nuclear deal, is now showing signs of coming apart. The Ram Setu affidavit controversy has exposed the divisions within the UPA as never before.
- Sign N-Deal And Be Responsible For Snap Poll, Left Tells Upa (Pioneer, Akhilesh Suman, Sep 14, 2007)
In the backdrop of growing differences between the UPA Government and the Left parties, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Thursday gave a clear signal that a mid-term poll was in the offing and warned the Government allies to face . . . . . .
- Dont Consort With Bjp, Upa Tells Cm (Deccan Herald, B S Arun, Sep 13, 2007)
After his father H D Deve Gowda, it is the turn of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) leaders to advise Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy not to continue association with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) any longer.
- Bjp, Sena Patch-Up Process Began On Lk's Mumbai Visit (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 13, 2007)
The Shiv Sena-BJP detente gathered momentum when leader of Opposition L K Advani was in Mumbai last weekend. It was then that Advani spoke to Bal Thackeray, as well as his son and political heir, Uddhav, and the leaders agreed it was time to . . . . .
- Upa-Left Comittee To Discuss Implications (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 12, 2007)
The UPA-Left Committee on the Indo-US nuclear deal on Tuesday decided to discuss the implications of the Hyde Act on the 123 agreement and on self-reliance in India's nuclear sector.
- Left-Cong Charade Officially Begins (Pioneer, Navin Upadhyay, Sep 12, 2007)
The UPA-Left committee to resolve the impasse over India-US civil nuclear agreement met on Tuesday, but the exercise has become a mere formality with both parties preparing for midterm polls.
- N-Panel To Work Out Modalities Tomorrow (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 11, 2007)
Tomorrow's meeting would be a preliminary affair with CPM leader Sitaram Yechury saying that it would "work out modalities" on how to proceed with the task of evaluating the deal and its implications in context of the Hyde Act.
- Upa-Left Panel On Nuke Deal To Meet Today (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 11, 2007)
In search for the elusive breakthrough on the India-US civilian nuclear agreement, the UPA-Left committee will hold its first meeting on Tuesday.
- State Of Turmoil (Indian Express, Rakshit Sonawane, Sep 06, 2007)
Amid the continuing speculation about a mid-term poll at the Centre, one thing is certain: a state that is bound to experience the most political turmoil is Maharashtra.
- Allies Hold Tilting Power In Nuclear Panel (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 05, 2007)
The Congress and the Left have equal representation in the panel on the nuclear deal but other allies are expected to tilt the balance in the event of a tie.
- 15-Member Nuke Panel Set Up (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 05, 2007)
Six days after reaching an interim truce with its make-or-break Left allies over the nuclear affair, the ruling Congress-led UPA tonight announced the constitution of a 15-member committee to look into the Left parties . . . .
- Chidambaram On Nuke Panel (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 05, 2007)
The committee to study the implication of the Indo-US nuclear deal will be in place soon.
- 123 Stand-Off: Left Diatribe Unabated (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 03, 2007)
Even as truce seems to have been worked out in the form of setting up of a committee on the nuclear deal, which is expected tomorrow, the Congress and the Left have not stopped from attacking one another.
- We Never Said Deal On Hold: Pranab (Tribune, Anita Katyal, Sep 01, 2007)
A day after the UPA and the Left parties called a truce over the contentious Indo-US civil nuclear deal, external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee said it is incorrect to say the nuke deal has been put on hold.
- Sonia, Indra Among 10 Powerful Women (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 01, 2007)
President Kalam talks with Pratibha Patil as PM Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi look on at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
- Govt To Go Aheal With Iaea Talks (New Indian Express, ANITA SALUJA, Sep 01, 2007)
The UPA Government will go ahead to hold talks with IAEA and NSG and would take all the other steps necessary to formalise the Indo-US nuclear deal. Only before the deal is operationalised, i.e., to put into effective implementation . . . . .
- Govt To Go Ahead With Iaea Talks (New Indian Express, ANITA SALUJA, Sep 01, 2007)
The UPA Government will go ahead to hold talks with IAEA and NSG and would take all the other steps necessary to formalise the Indo-US nuclear deal. Only before the deal is operationalised, i.e., to put into effective implementation . . . .
- Govt Takes Committee Route To Buy Time (Pioneer, Santanu Banerjee, Aug 31, 2007)
The Left and the Congress on Thursday agreed for a temporary truce in their spar over the India-US civil nuclear agreement and decided to set up a committee to go into the contentious security and foreign policy implications of the deal.
- Sonia, Indra Nooyi Among World's 10 Most Powerful Women (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 31, 2007)
Congress party president Sonia Gandhi has been placed sixth, a notch behind Indra Nooyi, the Indian American chairman and chief executive of PepsiCo, in the Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women.
- Sonia, Nooyi Among World's 10 Powerful Women (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 31, 2007)
Congress party president Sonia Gandhi has been placed sixth, a notch behind Indra Nooyi, the Indian American chairman and chief executive of PepsiCo, in the Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women.
- Pawar Puts Ncp Men On Poll Mode (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 22, 2007)
The standoff between the Congress and the Left over the Indo-US nuclear deal has left the allies nervous and one of them, the NCP, now expects mid-term polls within a span of three or four months.
- Upa, Allies Bid To Find Middle Ground With Left (Business Line, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 20, 2007)
A day after the Left parties served an ultimatum to the Government on the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, hectic attempts were made by the UPA and its allies here to break the logjam.
- Upa Partners Ask Mps To Rally Behind Pm (Pioneer, Akhilesh Suman, Aug 20, 2007)
Faced with mounting pressure from the Opposition as well as the Left, the Government has, for the first time, realised the importance of the UPA allies.
- Allies By Pm Side (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 18, 2007)
The Prime Minister enjoys full support on the nuclear deal within the coalition he leads.
- Who Will Read Deshmukh The Riot Act (Indian Express, Rakshit Sonawane, Aug 17, 2007)
Ever since the TADA court gave its verdict on the 1992 Mumbai bomb blasts cases, pressure has been mounting on the Maharashtra government to implement the Srikrishna Commission’s recommendations.
- Riots And Bomb Blasts: Two Faces Of Justice (Deccan Herald, Teesta Setalvad, Aug 10, 2007)
Acknowledgement, remorse, justice and reconciliation are the accepted steps required for collective healing when wounds of an indescribable nature have been inflicted on a whole population.
- Centre Faces ‘N-Test’ In House (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 10, 2007)
The Congress-led UPA governmentâ€™s floor management skills will be put to the test during the month-long Monsoon Session of Parliament commencing Friday.
- Ncp Yet To Take A Stand (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 10, 2007)
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is yet to take a stand on the growing demand for prosecuting all persons indicted by the Srikrishna Commission for their involvement in Mumbai riots in 1993.
- Congress Grapples With Two Fears (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 06, 2007)
The Congress is grappling with two fears -- the prospects of the BSP expanding its area of influence from UP to other states and the party’s inability to translate the UPA government’s achievements into political benefits for the party.
- A New Cast In The Wings (Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Aug 06, 2007)
Changes in the Congress leadership in Maharashtra and Delhi seem to be on the cards, with the central leadership set to decide on replacements for Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sheila Dikshit.
- Appeal Against Acquittal: Bjp (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 02, 2007)
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday said the prosecuting agency should appeal against the acquittal of People’s Democratic Party leader Abdul Nasser Maudhany in the Coimbatore serial blasts case.
- Mumbai Rewind (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Jul 30, 2007)
After one and a half decades, the perpetrators of the Mumbai blasts are being brought to justice. Sure, delayed justice is better than no justice.
- Coalition Presidency (Tribune, Devi Cherian, Jul 23, 2007)
Never before in the history of India has the public seen so much lobbying or throwing of dirt in a presidential election.
- Cm Seeks Biz Help To Rope In Ncp, Sp (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 23, 2007)
Some friendly industrialists may come to the rescue of Chief Minister Narendra Modi who is worried over the prospect of a large number of BJP rebels jumping into the fray during the Assembly elections later this year.
- Interrogate Pratibha Before July 19 (Pioneer, TN Raghunatha, Jul 14, 2007)
UPA presidential nominee Pratibha Patil found herself in yet another embarrassing situation on Friday, as the Bombay High Court directed the CBI to file its reply by July 17 on a petition seeking her interrogation before the July 19 presidential . . .
- Find Virtue, Not Vice (Pioneer, Kalyani Shankar, Jul 06, 2007)
With public and media glare focussed on the keenly contested presidential election, all parties should make sure that the dignity of the office is not compromised to score political brownie points, at least while electing the Vice-President
- Upa Slams Bjp ‘Slander’ Against Pratibha (Tribune, Anita Katyal, Jul 04, 2007)
In a collective show of support for its presidential nominee Pratibha Patil, the UPA-Left leadership today slammed the BJP for its frivolous smear campaign against her and appealed to the electoral college to rise above narrow political . . . .
- Missing Pramod Mahajan (Pioneer, TN Raghunatha, Jun 28, 2007)
Had the master strategist been alive today, the Shiv Sena would not have backed Pratibha Patil. Nor would the BJP and its oldest ally been squabbling in public. The BJP misses Pramod Mahajan, so does Balasaheb Thackeray
- Friends Apart (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Jun 27, 2007)
Shiv sena's decision to support UPA candidate Pratibha Patil has not caused any surprise, as indications to this effect were aplenty.
- Vice-Prez: Left For Non-Cong Name (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 26, 2007)
The CPM has indicated on Monday that they would propose the name of the candidate for the Vice Presidents post...
- Shekhawat To File Nomination Monday (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 25, 2007)
Despite the numbers not being in his favour, Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat will file his nomination papers tomorrow for the Presidential poll as an independent backed by the NDA, hoping to mop up support from rival formations.
- Cpm: Bjp Desperate To Tarnish Patil Image (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 25, 2007)
The CPI(M) on Sunday came out in defence of UPA-Left presidential candidate Pratibha Patil, attacking the RSS-BJP for making "unfounded allegations" against her which it claimed reflected their desperation at the prospect of losing the presidential . . .
- Thanks But No, Thanks, Says Kalam, Takes Hat Out Of Ring (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 23, 2007)
His wish for “certainty” not backed by numbers, President A P J Abdul Kalam today withdrew from the Presidential race, two days after he said he was open to a second term and was willing to “wait for a few days.”
- Pratibha's Sugar Mill A Loan Defaulter? (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 23, 2007)
A notice from the Mumbai Central District Co-operative Bank— popularly known as Mumbai Bank— to a Jalgaon sugar factory floated by Pratibha Patil, UPA candidate for the presidential poll, for default of a loan to the tune of Rs 17.70 crore has . . .
- Uncertain Kalam Bows Out (Tribune, T.R. Ramachandran, Jun 23, 2007)
He said his mission in life was to work for the development of the country which he will continue to do wherever he will be.
- Fragile Political Fabric (Frontline, Ravi Sharma , Jun 23, 2007)
THE Congress, propped up by its pre-poll alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), may have managed to retain power in Goa with additional help from two independent legislators and a regional party that is self-confessedly bereft of ideology.
- Kalam Keeps Suspense Alive (Pioneer, Akhilesh Suman, Jun 22, 2007)
President APJ Abdul Kalam kept the suspense alive by his silence on Thursday, despite the ruling UPA's firm rejection to the combined Opposition's efforts to build a consensus for giving him a second term as the country's First Citizen.
- Upa, Left Don’T Blink, Say Match Over For Kalam (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 22, 2007)
The campaign by the UNPA, a grouping of eight regional parties, for a consensus on a second term for President A P J Abdul Kalam ran into a roadblock today with the UPA-Left rejecting the proposal and leaders like Lalu Prasad and Sitaram Yechury . . .
- Upa Tells Kalam To Retire 'Gracefully' (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 22, 2007)
The UPA on Thursday sent a message to President A P J Abdul Kalam that he is no more in the "match" on who would be the next incumbent of Rashtrapati Bhawan and that he should "gracefully" remain away from controversy at the fag end of his term.
- Match Is Over For Kalam: Pawar (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 22, 2007)
Ruling out his party's support for re-election of President A P J Abdul Kalam, NCP chief Sharad Pawar today said the "match is over" for him and expressed confidence that the incumbent will not enter the fray.
- Kalam Running But Soles Coming Off (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 22, 2007)
President APJ Abdul Kalam is likely to opt out of the Presidential race, but not before he hears from the UNPA leaders about their failure to muster support for him.
- Left, Others Say No To 2nd Term For Kalam (Asian Age, Venkatesh Kesari , Jun 22, 2007)
The Left parties and two UPA constituents, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Nationalist Congress Party, on Thursday followed Congress president Sonia Gandhiâ€™s line by refusing to back President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for a second term in Raj Bhavan.
- Mission Kalam: Unpa Leaders Flop Show (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 22, 2007)
Leaders of the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) on Thursday failed to garner the support for the candidature of President APJ Abdul Kalam to the extent of ‘‘certainty’’ for the presidential elections.
- Congress Dismissive Of Apj's Candidature (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 22, 2007)
A day after President APJ Abdul Kalam sent ripples through political circles with his willingness for a second term, the UPA team worked overtime to dispel the impression that it was rattled.
- Kalam Ready To Contest If Victory Is ‘Certain’ (Tribune, T.R. Ramachandran, Jun 21, 2007)
Even as President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam made it clear to the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) delegation here today that political consensus had been the defining factor for him to contest for a second term as the Head of State which had . . .
- Kalam: If It’S Certain, I’M Ready (Asian Age, Venkatesh Kesari , Jun 21, 2007)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday refused to back President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for a second term.
- Unpa Lobbies For Kalam (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 21, 2007)
Striving for “certainty” of victory in presidential poll to convince President A.P.J Abdul Kalam to contest, the constituents of the newly-floated United National Progressive Alliance today started the process of meeting political parties for their . ..
- Kalam Game For Second Term (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 21, 2007)
"The President told them (the UNPA leaders) during the course of discussion as there is an overwhelming love and affection of people from all sections of society and from all parts of the country I can accept a second term of presidency provided . . .
- Nda Asks Upa Allies To Clear Stand On Kalam (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 21, 2007)
In a bid to foment a split in the UPA over its presidential candidate Pratibha Patil, the NDA on Wednesday asked its allies, especially from the south, to clear their stand on incumbent APJ Abdul Kalam, who said he was ready for a second term if . ..
- Kalam Ready To Contest If There Is Certainty, Sonia Firm On Pratibha (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 21, 2007)
President APJ Abdul Kalam introduced a fresh element into the race for succession to him by agreeing to contest for a second term if there is 'certainty' about his success, forcing NDA to reassess the prospects of Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.
- Kalam Game For Second Term (Pioneer, Akhilesh Suman, Jun 21, 2007)
As there is overwhelming love from people across the country, I am willing to go for a second term if there is certainty," President APJ Abdul Kalam told a delegation of leaders of the newly-floated United National Progressive Alliance on Wednesday.
- (Congress)woman Empowered (Indian Express, Suhas Palshikar, Jun 19, 2007)
There are three and a half interesting points about the nomination of Pratibha Patil as UPA candidate for president.
- Pratibha For President (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Jun 16, 2007)
THE Congress-led United Progressive Alliance sprang a surprise on the nation when its leader Sonia Gandhi announced the name of Rajasthan Governor Pratibha Patil as its candidate for the post of President.
- Congress Banks On Caste Card (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 15, 2007)
Call it a political masterstroke or an attempt to assuage ruffled nerves, the UPA-Left combine's final presidential nominee is a 'dark horse' political pundits had been warning against.
- Pratibha Is Surprise Patil (Asian Age, Venkatesh Kesari , Jun 15, 2007)
Rajasthan governor Pratibha Patil on Thursday emerged as the unanimous choice of the UPA, the Left parties and BSP for the presidency, surprising many not only in the ruling coalition and its supporting parties but in the Opposition as well.
- Allies Force Sonia's Hand (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 15, 2007)
After hard bargaining and acrimony, the UPA finally settled on the name of Rajasthan Governor Pratibha Patil as its presidential candidate.
- Bjp Celebrating Hollow Claims: Oppn (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 15, 2007)
Even as the BJP prepares for statewide celebrations this Friday on completing 100 successful days of Uttarakhand government led by it, the Opposition parties have begun to slam its claims of achievements during the short tenure so far.
- How Pratibha Patil’S Name Emerged? (Tribune, R. Suryamurthy, Jun 15, 2007)
The “cricket” match for selecting the UPA presidential nominee had all the drama, with political parties experiencing highs and lows.
- It’S Pratibha Patil (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 15, 2007)
In a historic move and after some rapid fire confabulations throughout the day to hammer out a consensus, the Congress-led UPA and the Left parties zeroed in on Rajasthan Governor Pratibha Devisingh Patil as their nominee for the high office of President.
- Comrades Did Not Want One Patil For President, Settle For Another (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 15, 2007)
The stage has been set for India’s first woman President. If this is history in the making, its circumstances weren’t exactly the stuff history is made of.
- Pratibha Patil Is Upa-Left Nominee (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 15, 2007)
The Left-UPA coordination committee selected Pratibha Patil, the Governor of Rajasthan, as their candidate for the Presidential election.
- Nation Set For First Woman President (Deccan Herald, K Subrahmanya, Jun 15, 2007)
Barring an upset election, the possibility of which appears rather remote, the Republic’s 12th President will be a woman, a veteran politician from Maharashtra.
- Karunanidhi Meets Pm, Sonia (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 14, 2007)
With home minister Shivraj Patil as its front-runner presidential candidate, the Congress’ efforts to forge a consensus in the UPA went a step further today as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK chief M. Karunanidhi drove straight to the . . . .
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