Analysis: Congress Talks Like 10th Graders

Members of Congress on average speak at the same level as high school sophomores, a new report says.

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  • UP elections 2017: We can give maximum of 85 seats to Congress, says SP
    "Thus, Congress will get 54 seats. But if it (Congress) talks seriously, we can also give them 25-30 additional seats. The maximum seats we can give to them will be 85," he said. Noting that the main objective of SP was to defeat BJP in the Assembly polls ...
    01/19/2017 - 9:10 pm | View Link
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