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Gandhi chosen to lead India parliament

NEW DELHI, May 15 (UPI) -- Sonia Gandhi has been chosen by India's Congress Party as its leader in parliament, clearing the way to become the next prime minister.

Sonia Gandhi elected parliament leader

NEW DELHI, May 15 (UPI) -- India's Congress Party Saturday elected Sonia Gandhi as the new leader in the parliament, clearing decks for her to take over as the new Prime Minister.

25 Indian ministers lose positions

NEW DELHI, May 13 (UPI) -- India's federal elections results have spelled doom for several top ranked officials with at least 25 ministers of the outgoing coalition government ousted.

India's Congress Party returns to power

NEW DELHI, May 13 (UPI) -- India's opposition Congress Party returned to power Thursday with a surprise victory in federal parliament elections.

Vajpayee quits after poll drubbing

NEW DELHI, May 13 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee Thursday resigned after the ruling National Democratic Alliance lost the federal elections.

India ruling BJP struggling

NEW DELHI, May 12 (UPI) -- India's ruling alliance, struggling to win a parliament majority in the latest elections, Wednesday began wooing regional parties to come into its fold. The National Democratic Alliance led by Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee's Bharatiya Janata Party must ge

Third round of India elections completed

NEW DELHI, April 26 (UPI) -- Exit polls indicate India's ruling coalition may not win as big as originally forecast in national elections, the third round of which was conducted Monday.

India's general elections begin

NEW DELHI, April 19 (UPI) -- India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, riding a wave of explosive economic growth, expects to win in the general elections that will take three weeks to complet

Indian court rules on TV political ads

CALCUTTA, India, April 3 (UPI) -- India's Supreme Court has given the Indian Elections Commission authority to ban disgusting or revolting political ads on television.

Indian leaders told to hold their tongue

NEW DELHI, April 2 (UPI) -- India's Chief Election Commissioner has asked political leaders to refrain from making personal attacks on each other during the upcoming election campaigns.

India opens election nominations

NEW DELHI, March 24 (UPI) -- India on Wednesday began nominations for federal elections in April and May for the national parliament.

India's Vajpayee wasn't keen on polls

BEED, India, March 20 (UPI) -- India's prime minister said Saturday he had not wanted to contest the upcoming elections but felt compelled by a sense of duty.

Ban call on Nehru's book sparks row

NEW DELHI, March 19 (UPI) -- An acrimonious debate has erupted in India over a proposed ban on a book written 60 years ago by Jawahar Lal Nehru, independent India's first prime minister.

Gandhi namesake harassed by phone calls

NEW DELHI, March 17 (UPI) -- A namesake of Indian Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi says she receives dozens of phone calls a day from wannabe politicians.

Two hurt in chopper crash in India

NEW DELHI, March 16 (UPI) -- A helicopter carrying Indian politicians to an election rally crashed landed Tuesday, hurting two people.

Lahore abuzz with Vajpayee visit

NEW DELHI, March 15 (UPI) -- Lahore has been abuzz with news that Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee will visit to watch an India-Pakistan cricket match later this month.

Top Indians rush to Pakistan for cricket

NEW DELHI, March 12 (UPI) -- Top India politicians and other celebrities are making a beeline to neighboring Pakistan to watch the much-anticipated cricket series between the two rivals.

India no-confidence vote fails

NEW DELHI, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The lower house of the Indian parliament rejected a no confidence vote Tuesday against the government of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.
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