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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

Munsyari just a votebank?

Since 30 years, the villagers of Naya Basti and Gat village in Munsyari tehsil of Pithoragarh are waiting for rehabilitation. During election period, politicians promise help, but no one has ever taken care of the deserted lot.

Anna Hazare may join campaign

Team Anna would start its campaign in the five poll-bound states from Saturday and the first public meeting would be addressed on Rishikul grounds of Haridwar, said Manish Sissodia of Team Anna.

Complaint to EC against graffiti

A group of residents here have complained to the election commission about posters being pasted and graffiti being written on public and private walls in the city.

UP, Himachal police assure help in ensuring fair poll

Neighbouring states such as Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh have assured a foolproof security cover and crackdown on the criminal elements along Uttarakhand border ahead of state assembly election scheduled for January 30.

Congress to expel 28 more rebels

After expelling five strong rebels from the party, Congress has listed 28 more names of dissidents to show them the door. They are likely to be expelled from the party in the next 24 hours.

Sonia at her fiery best!

The way she walked, talked and attempted to mingle with the people on Tuesday at party’s election rally in Uttarakhand, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, at no point in her hour-long stay showed the signs of being seriously ill some 4-5 months back.

Catchy jingles conveying political messages

Political campaigning is trying to keep abreast with the changing trends of modern times. While party jingles are conveying their election themes convincingly with their catchy tunes and lyrics, the social networking sites are also flooded with interesting political comments and messages.

BJP to ‘play up’ achievements on streets

With an aim to propagate the Bharatiya Janata Party government's achievements during its five-year rule among the voters across Uttarakhand through street play, BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday gave a warm send off to a troupe of artistes from the state capital.

This MLA follows in voters’ footsteps, literally

What have morning walk got to do with electoral politics? Well, ask sexagenarian Harbans Kapoor, a veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader and the sitting legislator from Dehradun, who has perfected that early morning regimen to a fine art of wooing voters and with a great success.

Projection of Khanduri as CM working BJP’s way: Deepti

Projection of BC Khanduri as the next chief minister is guarantee of BJP comeback with a thumping majority, said Deepti Rawat, state spokesperson BJP, during her press conference at Pauri on Wednesday.

Rebellion in Cong and BJP queers the pitch

All eyes are now on the Devprayag seat in Tehri Garhwal after refusal by the Congress rebel Mantri Prasad Naithani to take back nomination. The three main contenders for this seat Diwakar Bhatt (BJP symbol), Shoorveer Sajwan (Congress) and Mantri Prasad Naithani (Congress rebel, now an independent candidate) have been MLAs from this seat in the past.

Pure Politics

Devprayag lies at the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda, which together, form the mighty Ganga.

Candidates deplore expense limit

Every candidate is badly stung by the limit of expenses during the election, which is Rs. 11 lakh. As a result, candidates have curtailed their expenditure, having no option. Nihi Sharma Sahani reports.

Communism thrives in dhams

Karl Marx may have called religion opium of the masses, but the left parties are thriving in the most holy of constituencies in Uttarakhand. Abhinav Madhwal reports.

Do not vote for Cong: Ramdev’s supporters

Supporter of Baba are campaigning in the industrial units in Haridwar, urging people not to vote for the Congress. Although Ramdev has been refined in his speeches, but his supporters seem to have taken a different path.
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