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Ex-Congress MP is BSP candidate for Maharashtra chief minister - Asian Age
BSP supremo Mayawati said her party will have no electoral alliance with any party in the four states going for Assembly polls. While announcing the entry of former Congress MP from Haryana Arvind Sharma into the party fold, she said he would be projected as the chief ministerial candidate in the state. “Most of the chief ministers of Haryana have been from the Jat community. They have often ignored the interests of other communities. At times people from other communities have also been exploited. Therefore, BSP has decided to project Sharma, a brahmin, as its chief ministerial candidate in Haryana. If we come to power, we will follow our policy of Uttar Pradesh and work for the betterment of all communities,” Ms Mayawati said.
Mayawati says ‘no’ to pact, to fight polls in Maharashtra, Haryana - Asian Age
The anti-BJP vote is likely to get split in the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls if the BSP and Samajwadi Party field candidates there, while Jharkhand could see multi-cornered contests. But it is becoming increasingly clear it will be a “BJP versus the rest” contest. On Sunday, BSP supremo Mayawati said her party would go it alone in Maharashtra despite an alliance offered by the NCP, and projected a former Congress MP, Arvind Sharma, as its CM candidate in Haryana. Ms Mayawati said she made it clear to NCP boss Sharad Pawar that her party would go it alone in the Assembly polls in four states (Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir) in the coming months.
NC, Cong showdown in Ladakh - Khursheed Wani, Pioneer
The ruling Congress and the National Conference (NC) have refreshed focus on Ladakh region lest it was swept away by the BJP following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches before large gatherings in Leh and Kargil on August 12. Five days after Modi’s speeches, top leaders of the Congress — Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and JKPCC chief Saifuddin Soz — took treacherous route to reach Kargil to woo supporters.The Congress boasts sway on the region as both Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Coucils (LAHDC) in Leh and Kargil are headed by the Congress.The BJP however, represents the new wave in the region as its candidate Thupstan Chewang won the Lok Sabha polls, albeit with a thin margin.
Congress spent 93% of poll funds on star campaigners, branding in 2013 state elections - Pradeep Thakur, Times of India
Reflecting the Congress's overwhelming dependence on its first family to pull in the votes, the party spent Rs 30 crore on the travel of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, besides a few other top leaders, during the assembly elections to five states in October-December 2013. The travel expenditure of all other party leaders combined in the five states was less than Rs 7 lakh. The party also spent over Rs 104 crore on Congress branding through media advertisements.
UP deal: Lalu proposes, Mulayam agrees, Mayawati disposes - Prashant K Nanda & Gyan Varma, Mint
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Wednesday rejected rival Samajwadi Party’s (SP) suggestion that they join hands to check the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh, calling SP a “covert” partner” of the BJP. SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had suggested on Monday that he was ready to be part of a grand alliance in UP along with the BSP, if Lalu Prasad of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) could facilitate an alliance similar to the one in Bihar, where the Congress party, RJD and ruling Janata Dal (United) have come together against the BJP.
AAP launches door-to-door election campaign in Delhi - Pretika Khanna, Mint
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday launched a door-to-door campaign to press its demand for fresh elections in Delhi, where the assembly has been kept in abeyance since a shortlived AAP government resigned in February. Some 15,000 volunteers of the AAP will go from house to house to get signatures from voters who want fresh elections to be held.
Making sense of 21st century politics - Mayank Mishra, Business Standard
Pollsters got it wrong three times in a row. In 2004, the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led National Democratic Alliance government was widely predicted to come back to power. That did not happen. In 2009, the election outcome turned out to be different from most of the pre-poll surveys. The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) created a record of sorts by being re-elected after completing a full term. Then in 2014, most pollsters were way off the mark yet again. The Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) created history by securing an absolute majority on its own after nearly three decades.
Measures to curb money and muscle power in elections soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad - ToI
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday expressed "serious concern" about the role of money and muscle power in elections. To eliminate the use of money power, the minister said, the government will carry out necessary reforms in laws governing elections. The minister's comments came in response to a question in Lok Sabha where he was asked whether the government was aware of the rise of money power and its influence in parliamentary and assembly elections. 
Maharashtra Congress looks for advertising firm to run its poll campaign - Pritha Mitra Dasgupta, EconomicTimes
The Maharashtra Congress is scouting for a creative agency to handle the party's advertising campaign for the forthcoming assembly elections in the state. Several local agencies and two major network ad firms, JWT and Havas, have presented proposals to the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee in the past two months, said three people involved with the pitch. The account is estimated to be worth Rs 35-40 crore, said one of the people. Both Havas and JWT declined to comment. 
Sensing defeat, NC and Congress veterans opt out of assembly elections - Masood Hussain, EconomicTimes
Some of the veteran politicians of the ruling coalition have decided against contesting the assembly elections slated for later this year amid a growing anti-incumbency sentiment against the National Conference-Congress combine. NC patron Farooq Abdullah and Congress heavyweights Ghulam Nabi Azad and Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz are among those who have opted to stay away. 
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