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Political drama unfolds within

In politics the word permanent at times is a misnomer - ambitions and clash of ideas can often lead to consternation within, with friends turning foes. In recent times, there have been quite a few instances when intra-party squabble has made headlines. Even tension has gripped some allies as well

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The key players
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The key players

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Shiv Sena 'loyalist' Eknath Shinde didn't budge a bit before revolting against his CM and party chief Uddhav Thackeray. The more-than-a week drama ultimately culminated into Shinde seeking the BJP route to grab power. Here's with his deputy Devendra Fadnavis who was reportedly reluctantly pushed into accepting the Maharashtra Deputy CM's post with Shinde calling the shots
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Shiv Sena 'loyalist' Eknath Shinde didn't budge a bit before revolting against his CM and party chief Uddhav Thackeray. The more-than-a week drama ultimately culminated into Shinde seeking the BJP route to grab power. Here's with his deputy Devendra Fadnavis who was reportedly reluctantly pushed into accepting the Maharashtra Deputy CM's post with Shinde calling the shots

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The JD (U) and BJP are alliance partners in Bihar. But more often than not, there are stories of tension between the two - the recent being chief minister Nitish Kumar cancelling the transfer of 200 officers ordered by a senior minister from BJP. Union home minister Amit Shah and Kumar may be seen exchanging pleasantries in the picture above, but the relations are far from being amicable
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The JD (U) and BJP are alliance partners in Bihar. But more often than not, there are stories of tension between the two - the recent being chief minister Nitish Kumar cancelling the transfer of 200 officers ordered by a senior minister from BJP. Union home minister Amit Shah and Kumar may be seen exchanging pleasantries in the picture above, but the relations are far from being amicable

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In Goa, the Congress party faces rebellion with several MLAs on the verge of walking out - the High Command has been forced to strip Leader of Opposition Michael Lobo (above) of his job. The development comes amid speculation that some Congress MLAs in the 40-member House may cross over to the BJP
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In Goa, the Congress party faces rebellion with several MLAs on the verge of walking out - the High Command has been forced to strip Leader of Opposition Michael Lobo (above) of his job. The development comes amid speculation that some Congress MLAs in the 40-member House may cross over to the BJP

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It was a given that the two colleagues would eventually part ways - and yes AIADMK stalwarts Edappady K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam (L) are no longer on the same page. Their relation has always walked a tightrope finally resulting in OP being shown the exit door with Palaniswami taking charge as general secretary thus opening a new chapter in Tamil Nadu politics
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It was a given that the two colleagues would eventually part ways - and yes AIADMK stalwarts Edappady K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam (L) are no longer on the same page. Their relation has always walked a tightrope finally resulting in OP being shown the exit door with Palaniswami taking charge as general secretary thus opening a new chapter in Tamil Nadu politics

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When Sukanta Mazumdar was entrusted with the responsibility of West Bengal BJP, his predecessor Dilip Ghosh (R) wasn't a happy man. The motormouth former state BJP chief has often stirred a row with his 'unwarranted' remarks that have embarrassed the party. The equation between Mazumdar and Ghosh keeps the party top brass on tenterhooks
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When Sukanta Mazumdar was entrusted with the responsibility of West Bengal BJP, his predecessor Dilip Ghosh (R) wasn't a happy man. The motormouth former state BJP chief has often stirred a row with his 'unwarranted' remarks that have embarrassed the party. The equation between Mazumdar and Ghosh keeps the party top brass on tenterhooks

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Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav seems to have conceived of a path without keeping senior leader Azam Khan (R) in his scheme of things. Though Khan is playing his cards close to his chest, it may be a matter of time before he declares war against Akhilesh. And Akhilesh has also antagonised his uncle Shivpal Yadav who seems to be nursing his wounds before embarking on a new mission in Uttar Pradesh politics
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Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav seems to have conceived of a path without keeping senior leader Azam Khan (R) in his scheme of things. Though Khan is playing his cards close to his chest, it may be a matter of time before he declares war against Akhilesh. And Akhilesh has also antagonised his uncle Shivpal Yadav who seems to be nursing his wounds before embarking on a new mission in Uttar Pradesh politics

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