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09-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Decoding Congress failure in the 2019 general election

The recently held general election was different from any other held in India in the sense that for this election, the ruling party as well as the opposition were in serious election mode for almost four years before it was held. On the ruling party side,...

28-May-2019 Bengaluru

Congress blames 'polarisation', Modi wave for rout in Karnataka

Shocked by its worst defeat in parliamentary elections, in which it managed to retain only a lone seat in Karnataka, the Congress has blamed the "polarisation" of votes and an unseen Modi wave for the spectacular performance of rival BJP, which won 25 of the...

27-May-2019 New Delhi

Congress in deep trouble, CWC meet likely in four days

Reeling under the impact of poll debacle, the Congress is in deep trouble, with party chief Rahul Gandhi insisting on quitting the post amid a series of resignations, setting the stage for a likely meeting of its highest decision-making body, the Congress Working...

27-May-2019 New Delhi

Congress in crisis as resignations pile up

In the wake of electoral debacle, the Congress appeared to be in a crisis on Monday with resignations of its leaders piling up and the leadership planning to crack the whip.Amid the shock in the party, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met party...

27-May-2019 New Delhi

3 more state Congress chiefs resign

With the Congress facing an electoral debacle in several states in the Lok Sabha election, three more state party chiefs have tendered their resignations, taking the total number to seven.Congress party chiefs of Jharkhand, Assam and Punjab have also resigned...

26-May-2019 Chandigarh

How Amarinder held his 'fort' against Modi wave

Punjab proved to be the only face-saver for the Congress in the parliamentary elections in north India, with two-time Chief Minister Amarinder Singh securing victory for his party in eight out of the state's 13 Lok Sabha seats.Defying the BJP's anti-dynasty...

25-May-2019 Amethi

What went wrong in Amethi for Congress?

What went so horribly wrong for Congress President Rahul Gandhi that he lost from his familys pocket borough Amethi Lok Sabha constituency?Ask local leaders and people and they cite reasons like Congress turncoats benefitting BJP's Smriti Irani and apparent...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Time for 'token action' over, say Congress leaders after poll debacle

The Congress needs "meaningful and difficult decisions" to chart its future course in view of its second successive debacle in the Lok Sabha elections with questions now being raised about leadership of party chief Rahul Gandhi and the strategy to take on...

24-May-2019 Amaravati

BJP, Congress decimated in Andhra Pradesh

 In the Andhra Pradesh elections, which were all about YSRCP versus TDP, both the BJP and the Congress were decimated.For the Congress, this is the second successive election when it drew a blank in both the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the new state...

07-May-2019 Chandigarh

Hooda clan in Haryana fray to revive Congress

It is a high-stakes battle for the Hooda father-son duo and also for their Congress party in these parliamentary polls in Haryana where the legacy matters and where the party has been on a steady downhill journey since its humiliating rout in 2014.Former...

06-May-2019 New Delhi

Congress and BJP: How different are their attitudes towards Muslims?

If Indira Gandhi had won the 1977 general elections, it would have been a popular endorsement of her Emergency regime.Why would Narendra Modi's return after the elections be seen differently from Indira Gandhi's after the Emergency? There is a list of failures...

30-Apr-2019 Chandigarh

Can Hooda do an Amarinder for Congress in Haryana?

With the stakes being high in the Haryana Lok Sabha elections, whose results will influence the state's Assembly elections to be held in October, the Congress is betting big on its old warhorses Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his son Deepinder Singh Hooda to stop...

29-Apr-2019 Shimla

Fresh tug of war between two Himachal Congress arch rivals

In a fresh tug of war between two Congress arch rivals in Himachal Pradesh, six-time former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram, the former  slammed the latter at an election rally for ditching the party."I cannot forgive...

27-Apr-2019 New Delhi

The mistakes which Rahul has made

Although the latest poll surveys suggest that the Bharatiya Janata Party may not be able to get a majority of its own in the ongoing polls, the leaders of the mahagathbandhan (grand alliance), which has not been formed except in bits and pieces, are bound to...

24-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Rahul's fascination for Vijender's art lands him poll ticket

The Congress decision to nominate star boxer Vijender Singh for the prestigious South Delhi constituency has come as a surprise to many but former chief national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu has not been taken aback at the development.The longest serving national...

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...

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