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Polls 2019: T’gana Cong Leaders Hold Fast Urging Rahul Not to Quit

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The 2019 Lok Sabha elections ended with a thumping victory for the BJP-lead NDA, as it managed to outperform itself as compared to 2014. The NDA secured 353 seats, while the UPA managed just above 90.

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10:17 PM , 30 May

T'gana Cong Leaders Hold Fast Urging Rahul Not to Resign

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) general secretary Bollu Kishan and former MP V Hanumantha Rao observed a day-long fast here Thursday, urging Rahul Gandhi to continue as party president.

The fast was held in the premises of Gandhi Bhavan, Congress headquarters in Telangana.

Speaking at the end of the fast, TPCC president and MP-elect N Uttam Kumar Reddy said the party needed the leadership of Gandhi at this crucial juncture.

"...The well-wishers and sympathisers of Congress party would be about one crore in Telangana. Through this fast, all of us are making only one appeal, in one voice, to Rahul Gandhi ji. Your leadership is needed to the country and party at this crucial juncture," Reddy told the gathering.

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8:38 PM , 30 May

Mamata Banerjee Confronts People Chanting 'Jai Shree Ram', Says They're Outsiders

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee gets off her car and confronts people chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans. Banerjee says 'These are all outsiders and BJP people, they are criminals and were abusing me. They are not from Bengal.'

6:13 PM , 30 May

BJP Creating Bengali, Non-Bengali Divide: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday, 30 May, BJP trying to create Bengali, non-Bengali divide; 400 Bengali families have been rendered homeless by BJP goons.

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6:12 PM , 30 May

K'taka CM Meets Rahul Gandhi, Assures Coalition Govt Functioning Smoothly

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy met Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday and conveyed to him that the state government was functioning smoothly and there was coordination between ruling coalition partners JD(S) and the Congress.

Kumaraswamy's meeting with the Congress chief comes in the backdrop of voices of dissent gaining ground in the ruling coalition in the southern state after two Congress MLAs met former chief minister S M Krishna at his Bengaluru residence on Sunday.


Published: 30 May 2019, 6:52 AM IST
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