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Monday, 5 May 2014 - 12:38pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

#1 Supreme Court allows EC to inquire into complaint of paid news against poll candidate
Dismissing Ashok Chavan's plea, the Supreme Court, today, stated that the Election Commission has the power to disqualify poll candidates for wrong declaration of election expenses. In a landmark judgement, the apex court, has now directed Election Commission to complete its probe against Chavan within 45 days in related poll expense case.

#2 Narendra Modi can't be blamed for Assam violence, says Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena today slammed the Congress for holding Narendra Modi responsible for the violence in Assam, saying those levelling such charges are the ones who have "divided" the country and should practice meditation at Ramdev's ashram as they have "lost their mental balance".

#3 Outrage over Amit Shah's comment calling Azamgarh a 'base of terrorists'
BJP leader Amit Shah has once again, earned the ire of the minority following his most recent comment. The BJP general secretary termed Azamgargh a "base of terrorists" who, he said, were being backed by the Samajwadi Party government. Needless to say that the SP leaders did not take kindly to Amit Shah's jibe. "Since he has become BJP's UP incharge, he is constantly trying to divide people in the state," SP leader Akhilesh Yadav stated. "He had just apologised, now again he makes such comments," he added

#4 BJP gaining ground as Ladakh goes to polls
For the first time, the country's largest constituency by sheer area, is witnessing the emergence of BJP, much to the discomfort of the Congress and National Conference (NC), which have traditionally won in Ladakh.

#5 Follow Narendra Modi's rallies LIVE in Uttar Pradesh
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is campaigning in Uttar Pradesh, today, and is also scheduled to address a rally in Amethi, the bastion of the Gandhis.

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