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7 Must Reads: Who really bought Mamata Banerjee's paintings, Congress and AAP's battle over Varanasi Muslims and more

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 8:55am IST | Agency: dna webdesk

#1 The real reason why Mamata Banerjee called Narendra Modi a 'shaitan'
Unlike the mainstream news channels, the Bengali media is abuzz with the name of the man who bought one of Mamata Banerjee’s painting for Rs 1.8 crore. It is none other than the chairman and the managing director of the Saradha Group Sudipta Sen, who is already embroiled in the scandal surrounding a chit fund scam in which thousands of investors lost their money and many have lost their jobs since the collapse of the group.

#2 BJP alleges private agency was paid Rs300 per voter to add, delete names
In a startling claim, state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis has alleged that a private agency involved in adding and deleting voters' names from the electoral list approached an MLA and a senior political leader in Maharashtra and offered to add or subtract names for Rs300 per voter.

#3 Despite BJP's non-performance, Madhubani artists may vote for Narendra Modi 
Despite reaching out to the people in the region, Nitish may not be able to count on their support in the April 30 polling for the 16th Lok Sabha.

#4 Congress, AAP battle it out for Varanasi's Muslims 
An intense, behind the scenes, battle is on between the Congress and the AAP to corner Muslim votes in the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. The goal is to prove, once and for all, to Muslims that only their respective candidates can defeat BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi

#5 It will be nightmarish if Narendra Modi becomes PM: Mamata Banerjee
Keeping up the attack on Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said it would be 'nightmarish' if the Gujarat Chief Minister became the PM as he was a "devil".

#6 Will reveal truth on Telangana Rashtra Samiti-Congress merger post-polls: K Chandrasekhar Rao 
Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrasekhar Rao is tackling political attacks from all corners. He is has campaigned in 10 districts of Telangana in last ten days addressing as many as ten meetings a day and is responding to every criticism from all corners — from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu. Rao is contesting from Gajwel assembly and Medak parliamentary seat to keep the options of either ruling Telangana or to fight for its cause of the new state in parliament open

#7 EC tells people to directly approach court against candidates giving false declaration 
In a fresh order, the poll watchdog has directed the chief electoral officers of states to allow any ordinary complainant move the court directly against candidates for falsification of election affidavits during nomination instead of routing through the returning officer or the district election officers.

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