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NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind addressing the media after filing nomination papers for the Presidential election at Parliament in New Delhi. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar and MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi are also seen.

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar addresses a press conference regarding Goods and Services Tax (GST) in New Delhi.

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Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers Ananth Kumar meeting with Vice President Hamid Ansari, in New Delhi.

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Karntaka Chief Minister Siddharamaiah, former PM HD Devegowda, Union minister Ananth Kumar, BS Yeddyurappa and others participate in Balija Community Bruhath Samavesha, in Bengaluru.

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Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar with Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das during the inauguration of the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) at Hehal, in Ranchi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President, Basava Samithi, Aravind Jatti and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar at the inauguration of Basava Jayanthi 2017 and Golden Jubilee Celebration of Basava Samithi, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, arrives with Parliamentary affairs Ministers for the BJP parliamentary board meeting at Parliament house, in New Delhi.

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Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar in the Lok Sabha on the second day of the second part of the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Ananth Kumar, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Jitendra Singh and SS Ahluwalia, arrives for the ongoing budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar at the laying of foundation stone of 72 Nos. special flats for MPs of Lok Sabha at B D Marg, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar and MoSes SS Ahluwalia and Jitendra Singh arrives for BJP parliamentary party meeting, in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee being received by Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his address to the joint session of Parliament on the first day of Budget session, in New Delhi Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Minister Ananth Kumar are also seen in the picture.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar during an all-party meeting ahead of the budget session at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and other leaders at the party's Central Election Committee meeting to discuss the candidates for the forthcoming Punjab State Assembly polls, in New Delhi.

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Senior BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Venkaiah Naidu and Ananth Kumar during the National Executive Meeting, in New Delhi.

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BJP State President B S Yeddyurappa along with party leaders Sadananda Gowda, Ananth Kumar, Jagadish Shettar handing over the party flag to former Congress and dalit leader V Srinivas Prasad as he joins BJP, in Bengaluru.

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President Pranab Mukherjee is greeted by Union minister Ananth Kumar during a visit to Adamya Chetana-Midday Meal Kitchen, in Bengaluru.

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Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar speaks in the Lok Sabha, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, third right, talks to his cabinet colleagues as he arrives for the opening day of the winter session of parliament, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad chairing an all-party meeting ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his cabinet colleagues Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Ananth Kumar and congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge during the All Party leaders meeting on the eve of Winter session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Union Ministers, M Venkaiah Naidu, Ananth Kumar and Ram Vilas Paswan leave after NDA meeting at Parliament house, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Karnataka Lingayat Education Society Centenary celebrations in Belagavi, Karnataka. BJP leaders BS Yeddyurappa, Sadananda Gowda, Ananth Kumar, Jagadish Shettar and others are also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah and Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley and others during BJP Parliamentary Board meeting at 7 RCR, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders looks on defence equipments displayed at parliament permises as they arrives for the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, in New Delhi. DRDO to organise Defence exhibition in parliament premises to mark the completion of 70 years of India's Independence.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media outside Parliament ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minster Narendra Modi with Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar arrives to attend BJP Parliamentary Party's executive meeting on the opening day of the monsoon session in New Delhi.

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BJP national president Amit Shah, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala Union Minister Ananth Kumar, BS Yadiyarappa and others light a lamp at a function in Nargund, Karnataka.

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Union Ministers Ananth Kumar, Harsh Vardhan, Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay along with BJP CM candidate Kiran Bedi releasing the party's Vision Document for Delhi Assembly election 2015, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar attempts to play cricket blindfolded after felicitation of the Indian team for Blind Cricket, before the team travels to Blind Cricket ODI World Cup in South Africa, in New Delhi.

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D.V. Sadananda Gowda taking charge as the Union Minister for Law & Justice, in New Delhi. The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Ananth Kumar is also seen.

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Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Kalraj Misra and Anant Kumar after a Cabinet meeting at PMO in New Delhi.

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers arrive at PMO to attend a cabinet meeting in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh along with party leaders B S Yeddyurappa, Ananth Kumar and Jagadish Shettar during their meeting in New Delhi.

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BJP leaders Ananth Kumar, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Chandan Mitra talking to media after meeting with the CEC at the Election Commission office in New Delhi.

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BJP leaders Ananth Kumar, Murli Manohar Joshi, Varun Gandhi and others during the first meeting of the newly-appointed office bearers of the party in New Delhi.

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BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj, Narendra Modi, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Ananth Kumar during the party's National Council meeting in New Delhi.

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BJP party leader and new Chief Minister of Karnataka Jagadish Shettar, center, receives a bouquet of flowers from his predecessor D.V. Sadananda Gowda, second right, after Shettar was sworn in at a ceremony in Bangalore.

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Drumming Your Points Taking presidential hopeful P.A. Sangma at his word when he talks of marching to no one else’s drumbeat and conscience voting might have been easier were it not for Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Though, when your voice is being drowned out, you’d bang on drums with a greater urgency too.

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Jagadish Shettar (3rd from left), accompanied by Sadananda Gowda (right), K Eshwarappa, BS Yeddyurappa (second left) and Anath Kumar (left), presents a letter to Governor of Karnataka H R Bharadwaj requesting him to invite Shettar to form the government in Bengaluru.

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Jagadish Shettar (3rd R) being greeted by BJP leader Rajnath Singh, outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda, BS Yeddyurappa, KS Eshwarappa and MP Ananth Kumar after he was formally elected as the BJP legislature party leader, in Bengaluru.

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NDA Presidential candidate PA Sangma with tribals during his election campaign in Bhopal.

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BJP workers welcoming party president Nitin Gadkari and Genral Secretary Ananth Kumar on their arrival at the airport in Mumbai, a day before the party's National Executive meeting. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had his way forcing the resignation of his bete noire Sanjay Joshi from the BJP National Executive after which he decided to attend the two-day meeting which he had earlier planned to boycott. Gadkari, who had brought Joshi back into the executive, announced the end of a "small controversy" and declared that he and the Gujarat strongman will work together to strengthen the party, setting the stage for deliberations in the executive.

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BJP senior leader LK Advani talks with Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray and Ananth Kumar at public meeting during his Jan Chetana Yatra at Borivali in Mumbai.

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A change of guard in Karnataka

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Newly elected Karnataka Chief Minister Sadanand Gowda being offered sweet by BJP MP Ananth Kumar and senior leader Rajnath Singh in Bangalore.

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Karnataka BJP President K S Eshwarappa and MP Ananth Kumar talking to the media after a meeting at the party office in Bangalore.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurapa with BJP President Nitin Gadkari and other senior leaders after the party delegation meet President Pratibha Patil on Karnataka crisis, at Rashtrapti Bhawan

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurapa along with BJP senior leaders arrive with party delegation to meet President Pratibha Patil on Karnataka crisis, at Rashtrapti Bhawan

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurapa along with BJP President Nitin Gadkari and other senior leaders come out after the party delegation meet President Pratibha Patil on Karnataka crisis, at Rashtrapti Bhawan

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Advani and other BJP leaders after their meeting with the President, Jan 24, 2011

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BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Ananth Kumar on their arrival at the airport in New Delhi after participating in Rashtriya Ekta Yatra.

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BJP leaders, from left, Arun Jaitley, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha President Anurag Takhur, Sushma Swaraj and Ananth Kumar at a rally during the party's Rashtriya Ekta Yatra at Madhopur along Jammu-Punjab border.

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Senior BJP leaders L K Advani, Ananth Kumar, Venkaiah Naidu and Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha President Anurag Thakur hold swords during the party's Rashtriya Ekta Yatra, in New Delhi.

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BJP Leader Arun Jaitley, BJP Karnataka President K S Eshwarappa (2nd R), and party MP Ananth Kumar come out after attending a core committee meeting of the party in Bangalore.

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NDA members led by senior BJP leader L K Advani speak to the media on the strategy of their campaign against the government on the issue of corruption, in New Delhi. Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj (L), JD(U) President Sharad Yadav and BJP leaders Arun Jaitley (2nd R) and Ananth Kumar (R) are also seen.

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Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh and BJP MP Ananth Kumar at Parliament House during the ongoing winter session in New Delhi.

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