the Bharatiya Janata Party are having almost All-India political support
base at present. CPI(M),
CPI, Bahujan Samaj Party and Nationalist Congress Party
(NCP) are other
important parties at National level while DMK,
AIADMK, PMK and MDMK
(Tamil Nadu), Telegu Desam Party and Telengana Rashtra Samiti (Andhra
Pradesh), Samajwadi Party (Uttar Pradesh), Asom Gana Parishad (Assam),
Akali Dal (B) [Punjab] and BJI (Orissa) are important regional parties.
The status of various other political parties changes from time to time
on their performance at every election.
political party which is a recognized party is less than four States is
deemed as a State party. Among the important State parties are: All
India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, All India Forward Bloc, All India
Muslim League, All Parties Hill Leaders' Conference, Asom Gana Parishad,
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, Kerala
Congress, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Manipur Peoples' Party, Mizo
National Front, Muslim League, Peasants and Workers Party of India,
Revolutionary Socialist Party, Shiromani Akali Dal, Tamil Manila
Congress and Telegu Desam Party.
Events in Pakistan have overshadowed recent developments in Sri Lanka and its impact in Tamil Nadu. (The Other Crisis, Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Nov 08, 2007)
The BJP today said the Indo-US nuclear deal needs to be renegotiated, overturning the impression that the party was softening its stand.
(Bjp Roots For Nuke Rethink , Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)
The UPA-Left panel on the nuclear deal is unlikely to meet on November 16. Indications are that the next sitting could be held early next month.
(Cloud On N-Panel Meet , Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto threatened today to lead a mass protest heading to the capital unless President Pervez Musharraf quits as army chief, holds elections and restores the constitution.
(Benazir Ultimatum To Pervez, Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)
The practice of businessmen lending money to their suppliers was not illegal and would not come under the Money Lenders Act, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. (Money Lending Is Now Legal, Says Sc, Hindustan Times, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 08, 2007)
Although Bollywood is much maligned for churning out mindless blockbusters, at times, it also obliquely depicts the ground realities. (Nation In Distress , Telegraph, Abhijit Bhattacharyya , Nov 08, 2007)
Warning that terrorism could trigger disasters across borders, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asserted that the modern societies must prepare to come together to deal with manmade disasters, be they industrial disasters or disasters caused by terrori (Pm: Terror Threat Can Trigger Disasters, Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has just now armed herself with a new law to fight organised crime by powerful people. (Minister Or Criminal?, Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Nov 08, 2007)
Former Prime Minister and PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto today warned General Musharraf that she would launch a "long march" from Lahore to Islamabad next week if he failed to rescind the emergency, restore the Constitution and announced election schedule (Benazir Plans ‘Long March’, Tribune, Afzal Khan, Nov 08, 2007)
Apparently not to spoil the festive mood ahead of Diwali, the Congress-led UPA government has put off till at least next week a decision on raising fuel prices, despite global crude price nearing $100 a barrel.
(No Fuel Hike Till After Diwali, Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)
Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today agreed that human rights violations were rampant in the Kashmir valley and custodial disappearances were also prevalent before the Congress took over the reins from the PDP two years ago.
(Human Rights Violations Have Declined, Claims Azad , Tribune, Tejinder Singh Sodhi, Nov 08, 2007)
IT was an amazing pointer by the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Dr P.K. Iyenger. (Nuclear Ignorance, Tribune, O.P. Sabherwal, Nov 08, 2007)
Democracy and federalism should be the guiding principles for a new world order as power-sharing arrangements between different units of the government give a sense of belonging to various groups within the political system . . . . (Federalism Tool For Global Order: Pratibha , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)
Betting on cricket is passe. The latest craze among punters is the on-going drama on government formation in Karnataka! (Punters Betting On Yeddy As Cm , Deccan Herald, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 08, 2007)
Bhutto, who flew into the capital from the southern city of Karachi on Tuesday to consult other opposition leaders on steps to oppose the emergency, said a public meeting scheduled for November 9 in the nearby garrison city of. . . (Take To The Streets, Bhutto Tells Pak , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)
It would not have been quite cricket. This seems to have been the Indian security establishment’s thinking when it advised against a visa to Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed for the cricket match at Mohali on Thursday.
(Emergency, ‘Terror Camp’ Behind Denial Of Visa To Pak Minister, Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)
While one may find the richest man in India, disparities in the country are so wide that it isnt difficult to find the poorest man either. (India In The Billionaire Club: An Increasing Divide , Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Nov 08, 2007)
The last, wan defence but one is that Pakistan is too vast for any minority to rule effectively (Proud But A Failing State , Deccan Herald, Peter Preston, Nov 08, 2007)
With no signs of Left giving way on the India-US nuclear deal and expectations in the PMO of a shift in BJP's opposition to the pact proving unfounded, the November 17 AICC session will have just one omnibus political resolution which will mention . . . . (Congress To Play Down Us-India Nuclear Deal At Aicc, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)
The decision whether to send central forces to Nandigram rests with the Prime Minister’s Office.
(Force File With Pmo, Telegraph, BHAVNA VIJ-AURORA, Nov 08, 2007)
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