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Haryana gets a relatively young legislature

By Jaideep Sarin,

Chandigarh : The newly elected 13th legislative assembly of Haryana is a relatively young one, with the youngest just 29.

Nearly half of the 90 legislators elected this time are 50 years old or less.

While the youngest one, Sukhvinder of the BJP, who trounced Ranbir Singh Mahendra of the Congress, who isformer Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and son of former chief minister Bansi Lal, from the Badhra assembly constituency, is just 29 years old, the oldest is INLD legislator Hari Chand Middha (Jind seat) at 72.


BJP may decide Haryana chief minister Tuesday

Chandigarh : Having got a majority on its own for the first time in Haryana, the BJP is likely to decide its chief ministerial candidate here Tuesday.

Well placed sources in the party said that the newly elected BJP legislators will meet here Tuesday and elect their leader who will be the next chief minister. The swearing in could take place before Diwali Oct 23.

The BJP parliamentary board has deputed Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and senior leader Dinesh Sharma as observers for the meeting here.


CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan turns 91

Thiruvananthapuram : Leader of Opposition in Kerala and former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan turned 91 Monday.

"For him (Achuthanandan) Oct 20 is like any other day. He woke up as usual before sunrise and had his exercise. I do not know if any VIP called him, but people called to wish him on his birthday," said a staff member of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) veteran leader.

Velikkakath Sankaran Achuthanandan was born Oct 20, 1923, in Alappuzha district.


MIM pulls over half million votes in Maharashtra election, won two seats, runner up in three, 3rd in eight seats

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Maharashtra election results came as a huge boost for Hyderabad based All India Majlis-e-Itehadul Muslimeen which since past year was drumming the uproar of expansion in other states.

MIM fielded 24 candidates for Maharashtra assembly election, many of whom were new and political novice, out of which two registered victory while many others gave amazing performance.

Haryana returns three Muslim candidates, two less than 2009

By TwoCircles Staff Reporter,

Chandigarh: In the overwhelming saffron surge in the 90-member house, Haryana returned just three Muslim MLAs this election, result for which was announced on Sunday.

Naseem Ahmed (Indian National Lok Dal) beat Independent Mamman Khan to win the Ferozpur Jhirka seat by 3245 votes; at Nuh, Zakir Hussain (INLD) defeated nearest rival Aftab Ahmed of INC by 32796 votes and Rahish Khan, an independent candidate, won the Punahana seat by a margin of just 3141 votes over his nearest rival Mohammed Ilyas of the INLD.

MIM’s Dalit candidates give impressive performance in Maharashtra elections

By TCN Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Since its entry into the Maharashtra politics, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) often spoke about Muslim-Dalit political alliance. Assembly election 2014 – the party did walk the talk, considering the performance of all its Dalit candidates.

Record 13 women get elected to Haryana assembly

Chandigarh: Haryana's legislative history has a new entry - 13 women candidates have been declared elected to the new state assembly Sunday out of the record 116 who had contested.

Out of those elected, eight belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), three to the Congress and one each to the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC).

BJP to send Rajnath, Naidu as observers to Maharashtra, Haryana

New Delhi: The BJP Sunday decided to send senior party leaders Rajnath Singh to Maharashtra and Venkaiah Naidu to Haryana to take a decision on the chief ministerial candidates in the two states.

Briefing reporters after the BJP's parliamentary board meeting, party general secretary J.P. Nadda said he and Singh would be visting Maharashtra to select the leadership and form a government.

Asked what was the party's reaction to offer of support from Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Nadda said they are aware of their support but no call has been taken yet.


MIM will now focus on UP, West Bengal: Owaisi

Hyderabad: After its impressive debut in Maharashtra, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) will now focus on Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, said party president AAsaduddin Owaisi.

The party, which won two seats in Maharashtra in its first attempt to expand its base outside Hyderabad, plans to open its branches and actively participate in elections in other states.

Asaduddin, who is MP from Hyderabad, thanked people of Maharashtra for their support to the party.

Maha Polls: Four sitting Muslim MLAs lose, nine others win in Maha assembly polls

By A. Mirsab,

Mumbai: Four out of 10 sitting Muslim MLAs from Maharashtra lost their seats even as nine other Muslim candidates won at the Maharashtra assembly polls, results for which were declared Sunday.

That effectively means, the new Maharashtra Assembly – which has a total of 288 seats – will have just nine Muslim MLAs as compared to 10 in the earlier house. Muslims comprise 12-14 % of Maharashtra’s total population.