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2019 Lok Sabha elections more than just BJP vs Congress, smaller parties hold the key

The deeper game of electoral chess will see community leaders play a major role in shaping alliances and coalitions.

Jan 03, 2019, 14:08 PM IST

Get real: 2018's big lesson to Bollywood flops and political defeats

Bollywood and politics have to listen to and deliver to the same person - the moviegoer who is the voter.

Dec 28, 2018, 12:27 PM IST

Congress should play 'supporting role' to regional players, says RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary

Backed by the Congress, the Samajwadi Party, and the Bhaujan Samaj Party, Rashtriya Lok Dal recently won the Kairana parliamentary bypolls.

Jun 03, 2018, 20:45 PM IST

Regional parties will be king-makers in 2019, BJP coming back to power a distant dream: Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday attacked PM Modi and said that the BJP would definitely not come to power in 2019. 

May 27, 2018, 17:41 PM IST

NDA inches towards RS majority with regional parties' help

With the JD(U) allying with the BJP, the NDA's numbers with the support of friendly regional parties are now very close to a majority in the Rajya Sabha.

Jul 30, 2017, 13:18 PM IST

Regional parties strong enough to tackle BJP: Mamata Banerjee

The regional parties are strong enough to counter the BJP, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today after meeting her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik, who made no comment on the perceived saffron surge in his state.

Apr 20, 2017, 20:44 PM IST

BJP Catholic MLAs appeal to regional parties in Goa

Seven Catholic MLAs of the BJP on Sunday made a public plea to regional parties and Independent legislators to support the party in government formation in Goa.

Mar 12, 2017, 16:01 PM IST

Congress does not want to play second fiddle to regional parties: Report

Congress does not want to pay second fiddle to regional parties, as per a media report.

Apr 18, 2016, 23:23 PM IST

Land Bill: Govt indicates working on regional parties' support

Government on Wednesday indicated that it is working on the support of regional parties for the passage of the controversial land bill in Rajya Sabha where the ruling NDA lacks numbers as there was no sign of let up in Congress' opposition to the law.

Apr 01, 2015, 20:59 PM IST

No holds barred battle: Regional parties go truly national

As ever keen to have a national footprint, mainline regional parties are aggressively working towards cornering a minimum of 30 seats this poll to be able to play a decisive role in Centre.

Apr 25, 2014, 13:32 PM IST

Regional parties get involved in politics of bargaining: Arjun Munda

BJP leader and former Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda on Wednesday accused the regional parties of being involved in "politics of bargaining" in government formation after polls.

Apr 23, 2014, 23:37 PM IST

Good chances for Left, regional parties to form Govt at Centre: CPI

CPI on Friday said there is an increased possibility for Left and regional parties to form a government at the Centre as BJP and Congress would not get the required majority on their own, after the Lok Sabha elections.

Apr 19, 2014, 00:30 AM IST

Regional parties gaining online visibility: Google

Regional political parties such as the Bahujan Samaj Party and the DMK are gaining visibility online, if one goes by their popularity on Google search platform.

Mar 12, 2014, 20:16 PM IST

Third front govt may lead to flight of capital: Moody's

Rating agency Moody's on Tuesday cautioned that a third front government created by regional parties could lead to capital flight and delay economic recovery.

Feb 11, 2014, 23:03 PM IST

Alliance with strong regional parties can transform polity: Yechuri

Only an alliance of CPI(M) with strong regional parties like AIADMK and not individuals like BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi can help drive out "twin evils" of corruption and fundamentalism, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechuri said.

Jan 20, 2014, 12:17 PM IST

LS polls: Regional parties, Left to form anti-communal group

Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, an anti-communal formation is on the anvil with several political parties, including regional and Left, joining forces to fight the communal menace at a national convention here next week.

Oct 22, 2013, 19:45 PM IST

UPA to lose 2014, regional parties will hold key

The Congress-led UPA is set to lose the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, and regional parties will be a key factor in deciding who gets to rule India, said a survey released Wednesday.

Oct 17, 2013, 00:38 AM IST

Regional parties have bright future: Bardhan

CPI national secretary AB Bardhan on Sunday said regional parties in the various states have a "bright future" and there were prospects of a new alignment of forces to form the next government at the Centre.

Aug 11, 2013, 15:35 PM IST

Regional parties to decide who will form next government: TMC

Regional parties will decide who would form next govt at the Centre after the 2014 Lok Sabha poll, Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandopadhaya said.

Jul 03, 2013, 21:02 PM IST

Regional parties float front in Odisha

Promising a corruption free political front, about a dozen small regional parties and outfits on Sunday floated the Odisha Jan Sammukhya.

Sep 30, 2012, 20:39 PM IST