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22-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress fields boxer Vijender Singh from South Delhi

The Congress on Monday fielded Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh as its candidate for the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat.A high-profile boxer, Singh won the bronze medal in 2008 Olympics. He later turned professional. Congress President Rahul...

22-Apr-2019 New Delhi

In Modi vs all election, can you spot Rahul?

The Great Indian Election circus has just begun.So far, we have seen two phases of the elections in different states. The Big Bang of the election is Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For the opposition, he is the main agenda, how does one oust him in order...

21-Apr-2019 New Delhi

BJP to defend 62 seats in phase 3, Congress 16

The third phase of Lok Sabha elections scheduled for Tuesday will see the maximum number of seats going to the polls in a single phase -- 117 across 15 states and Union Territories.It will also be a test for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which...

21-Apr-2019 Srinagar

A tough poll battle on cards in picturesque Ladakh

The electoral battle in the Ladakh Lok Sabha seat of Jammu and Kashmir has become interesting for poll watchers, but tough for contestants.The constituency, spread over Leh and Kargil districts, is geographically one of the largest and population-wise one...

20-Apr-2019 Chandigarh

Amarinder and his '#CaptainDiChaupal' on Twitter

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had a successful run with his 'Coffee with Captain' campaign to woo young voters in Punjab in the run up to the February 2017 Assembly elections in the state.Having been in power for over two years and the opposition gunning...

15-Apr-2019 Ranchi

Jharkhand: BJP, Congress name women after 15 years

The two national parties -- the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- have fielded one woman candidate each in the Lok Sabha elections from Jharkhand after a long gap.The last BJP woman candidate was Rita Verma. She won the Dhanbad parliamentary...

14-Apr-2019 Chandigarh

After Surjewala experiment, Congress banks on big names in Haryana

By 0fielding former Union Minister Kumari Selja, state Congress President Ashok Tanwar and former cabinet Minister Ajay Singh Yadav for the May 12 Lok Sabha elections in Haryana, the opposition Congress has again taken a political gamble of fielding big...

13-Apr-2019 Lukhnow

Priyanka preparing UP for 2022, Rahul the Congress for 2024

It is true that there are no permanent enemies or permanent friends in politics. But this Machiavellian law is clearly not applicable when a coalition of parties is in the midst of an existential battle. No one can grudge the Congress partys desire to revive,...

07-Apr-2019 New Delhi

'Ab Hoga Nyay' is Congress slogan for LS polls

The Congress on Sunday unveiled its campaign slogan -- "Ab Hoga Nyay" (Now, there will be justice). It will feature in all its advertisements, posters, radio jingles, billboards and songs.'Nyay' is the acronym of its minimum income guarantee scheme -- Nyuntam...

07-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress manifesto a mirage not reality

After I finished reading the 55-page Congress manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, I suddenly remembered a scene in the famous political satire British sitcom, 'Yes Prime Minister'.It was set in the days before the budget and the Finance Secretary of...

06-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress leader assaults BJP spokesperson on live TV

With the Lok Sabha polls approaching, the politicians are busy attacking each other with sharp criticism. In a similar case, Congress spokesperson Alok Sharma on Saturday threw a glass of water on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson KK Sharma during...

06-Apr-2019 Lucknow

Political pygmies to challenge stalwarts in UP

Chandra Shekhar 'Azad' and Amit Jani are relatively unknown entities in Uttar Pradesh politics.They have hit headlines occasionally with their fledgling outfits but now they are ready to make news with their electoral debuts.Chandra Shekhar Azad who heads the...

06-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress manifesto gives one signal, fighting Left another

Rahul Gandhi's choice of Wayanad as his constituency in south India has set tongues wagging. Is this an insurance just in case there is a shock reversal in Amethi? Since he is fighting the BJP in the company of regional parties, is the Amethi-Wayanad arc designed...

31-Mar-2019 Wayanad (Kerala)

Why Wayanad is safest seat for Rahul Gandhi

The picturesque district, sitting high on the Western Ghats, is popularly known for its tourism potential on account of it being located at altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 meters. On Sunday, Wayanad also became the battleground for political ascendancy,...

30-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Urmila Matondkar the politician

Whenever I think of Urmila Matondkar, I think of a lot of warm food and conversation. Urmila talks a lot. If you know her, you'd know what 'nineteen to the dozen' means. She is a one-woman entertainment industry in the living room if she warms up to you. Or else,...

29-Mar-2019 New Delhi

We will scrap Niti Aayog : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that his party will scrap the Niti Aayog if voted to power in Lok Sabha elections as it has served no purpose other than marketing presentations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and "fudging data".He said the party...

29-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Honesty is my only agenda : Urmila Matondkar

Bollywood actress-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar on Friday said that she does not have any specific agenda for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and that honesty is her only agenda.Urmila Matondkar was interacting with the media during her election campaign...

29-Mar-2019 Bhopal

Govinda meets Kamal Nath, sparks speculation

Actor and former Congress MP Govinda on Friday met Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath at the Secretariat here, triggering speculation in political circles.Govinda said he was in Bhopal on personal work and wanted to greet his former colleague. The Congress...

29-Mar-2019 Ayodhya

Modi went to Pakistan for biryani : Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday took a pot shot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he had gone to Pakistan in 2015 to eat biryani.Responding to a query over Modi's remarks that people in Pakistan will applaud if Congress wins...

29-Mar-2019 Ayodhya

PM has no clue about Varanasi villages : Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday took a pot shot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying when he does not know anything about villages in his Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency how will he develop them.Priyanka Gandhi said this as she huddled...

29-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Modi government created rural distress: Priyanka Chaturvedi

The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of quietly squeezing funds meant for the MGNREGA scheme, and said pro-rich and anti-poor policies of his government created "rampant and unimaginable rural distress" in the past five years.Congress...

29-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi says no angel tax, no permissions for new business

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday promised incentives for entrepreneurs and start-ups to boost job creation in the country, saying there will be no permissions required for the first three years of any new business, no angel tax and sold incentives...

27-Mar-2019 Bhopal

PM not admitting Pulwama intel failure : Digvijaya Singh

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday blamed the Pulwama attack on the government's intelligence failure and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had no explanation for it and his party was instead busy fanning Hindu-Muslim tensions.Singh,...

27-Mar-2019 Bhopal

BJP busy fanning Hindu-Muslim tension : Digvijaya Singh

Calling the Pulwama attack an intelligence failure, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh said, here on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had no explanation for it and his party was instead busy inciting Hindu-Muslim tensions.Singh, Congress...

27-Mar-2019 Amethi (Uttar Pradesh)

Elections important to save the country: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said here on Wednesday that she has asked the party workers to campaign hard as the coming Lok Sabha elections were of national importance to "save" the country.Speaking to the media after holding a marathon meeting...

27-Mar-2019 Bengaluru

It's advantage BJP in Karnataka over Congress-JD-S

Riding on the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the "achievements" of the NDA government, the BJP is upbeat on winning more seats than the Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) combine in Karnataka in the 2019 general elections.Polling for the...

26-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi promises Nyay, real GST after LS win

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government slapped on people demonetisation and "Gabbar Singh Tax", while his party would give them the 'Nyay' income guarantee scheme and "real" GST if it comes to power."They did...

26-Mar-2019 Bundi

PM Modi weakened all pro-poor schemes : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of opposing and weakening all schemes that helped the poor, and said his party's newly launched Nyay income guarantee scheme is not a free gift but justice for them.Addressing the...

26-Mar-2019 Mumbai

BJP made me an offer : Sushilkumar Shinde

In a sensational claim, senior Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday said he recently got an offer to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).He said that first his daughter, sitting Maharashtra legislator Praniti Shinde, was approached and later...

26-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Congress slams Modi, calls him anti-poor

Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi "anti-poor", the Congress party on Tuesday said it is "shameful" that the BJP and its leaders are opposing an anti-poverty scheme announced by Congress President Rahul Gandhi.On Monday, the Congress President announced the...

26-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Demonetization a scam, will be probed : Kapil Sibal

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday called demonetization the biggest scam in India's history since independence and said a thorough investigation will be done after the government changes.Sibal was speaking at a joint press conference called by opposition...

26-Mar-2019 Jaipur

Modi creating two 'Hindustans' in india : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of attempting to create two Hindustans in India, one for the rich and the other for the poor.Gandhi also attacked Modi on diverse issues such as Goods and Services Tax (GST), demonetization...

25-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Ex-Telecom Minister Sukh Ram rejoins Congress

Former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram and his grandson Ashray Sharma on Monday rejoined the Congress, after parting ways from the BJP.The latter may be the Congress candidate against the BJP's Ram Swaroop Sharma from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi, the family turf.Sukh...

25-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Gloom pervades Maharashtra poll battlefield

With no 'wave' to guide their destinies, anxious politicians from all parties are desperately jumping from one ship to another to navigate their uncertain political future in Maharashtra for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.In the run-up to the filing of nominations...

24-Mar-2019 Kolkata

34 farmers' suicides in Bengal in 8 months: Congress

Alleging that 34 debt-stressed farmers and agricultural labourers have committed suicide in West Bengal in the recent past, state Congress president Somen Mitra on Sunday ridiculed the Trinamool Congress government's claims that peasants' income has tripled since...

24-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Modi, Rahul firm up narratives in election criss-cross

They have different styles of campaigning and have adopted different strategies to woo voters in the Lok Sabha elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi are the lead campaigners for their parties, but have followed a diverse...

24-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Why Wayanad could be a safe seat for Rahul Gandhi

Wayanad, which could soon become a VVIP constituency if Congress President Rahul Gandhi decides to contest the Lok Sabha election from there, has been a Congress safe seat.In the last two Lok Sabha elections, in 2014 and 2009, M.I. Shanavas of the Congress won...

23-Mar-2019 Chanchal (West Bengal)

Elections a battle between unity and hatred : Rahul Gandhi

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "lying all day in his speeches", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday termed the coming Lok Sabha elections a battle between the Congress' idea of unity and the BJP-RSS' ideology of "divisiveness and hatred"."We...

23-Mar-2019 Chanchal (West Bengal)

Mamata regime one-person show, did nothing : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of running the entire state according to her whims."Bengal is being run by just one person. She neither talks to anyone nor takes...

23-Mar-2019 Bhopal

Congress move to field Digvijaya hints at tough fight

Indicative of a tough fight, the Congress has decided to field former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister from the Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, it was announced here on Saturday. Bhopal is one of the four seats the party has not been able to wrest from the BJP for...

23-Mar-2019 Chanchal (West Bengal)

Mamta government a one-person show : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of running the entire state according to her whims."Bengal is being run by just one person. She neither talks to anyone nor takes...

23-Mar-2019 Patna (Bihar)

Modi is rich men's chowkidar: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday saying he is the chowkidar of "rich-men" and he only protects and cares for the rich.Addressing a rally to launch the election campaign in Bihar's Purnea district, Gandhi said: "Modi...

23-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Farmers, soldiers dying under Chowkidar's eye : Kapil Sibal

The Congress on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the farmers, soldiers, Dalits and minorities were dying while small businesses have been ruined under the watch of the "Chowkidar".Addressing the media, senior Congress leader Kapil...

23-Mar-2019 Hyderabad

Vishweshwar Reddy declares 895 cr assets

Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, the Congress party candidate from Telangana's Chevella Lok Sabha constituency, has declared family assets worth Rs 895 crore, making him the richest politician in both the Telugu states.Vishweshwar Reddy owns movable assets of Rs 223...

23-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Congress declares 34 more Lok Sabha candidates

The Congress on Friday night declared 34 more candidates for the Lok Sabha fielding Renuka Choudhary from Khammam, Manickam Tagore from Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu, Vikramadiya Singh from Udhampur and Raman Bhalla from Jammu.The candidates include four from...

22-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Smriti Irani vs Rahul Gandhi in high profile Amethi

Union Minister Smriti Irani, who challenged Rahul Gandhi in his Amethi bastion in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, will again take on the Congress President from the high profile parliamentary constituency in the upcoming general elections.In the last Lok Sabha...

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