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Supriya Sule praises Raj Thackeray for ‘standing up’ to Modi govt, says ‘proud he has guts’

NCP's Baramati candidate Supriya Sule lauds father Sharad Pawar’s decision not to contest Lok Sabha polls, calls nephew Parth Pawar a 'breath of fresh air'.
Shashi Tharoor camoaigning in Vattiyoorkavu

Nair pride, Sabarimala & elitism — BJP’s recipe to wrest Kerala capital from Shashi Tharoor

In Thiruvananthapuram, the BJP has fielded old RSS hand K. Rajasekharan against two-term MP Shashi Tharoor.
Congress leader and MP Kamal Nath

BJP playing communal card with Sadhvi Pragya but Digvijaya will defeat her: Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath is confident that the BJP's 'polarisation' will not work and predicts that the Congress will win a majority of the seats in the state.
Former Delhi chief minister and Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Sheila Dikshit at Congress office on January 16, 2019 | Praveen Jain / ThePrint Photo

Congress goes solo in Delhi, names Sheila Dikshit among candidates but leaves one seat out

The Congress has decided against an alliance with AAP for Delhi and released a list of six candidates that also includes Ajay Maken.
MP Dharmendra Yadav in an election rally Badaun.

In this SP pocket borough, lack of jobs gives Mulayam’s nephew an upper hand

Badaun MP Dharmendra Yadav, nephew of Mulayam, blames the lack of jobs on PM Modi, lists medical college and better roads among his achievements.

GST & note ban be damned, Gujarat traders say Modi is good for the country

Members of Gujarat's textile and diamond fraternities say the Modi government's flagship tax reform has begun to work in their favour.

BJP disastrous for Chandigarh, Kirron Kher’s got nothing to show for her 5 yrs: Pawan Bansal

Veteran Congress leader Pawan Bansal, who had to resign as rail minister after scam allegations, says he is ready to debate anyone on the issue.

Congress says its approach towards national security not ad hoc & impulsive

Former union ministers P. Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh, & Lt Gen D.S. Hooda addressed issues like unemployment, farm distress and security of the people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in Patan district of Gujarat | PTI

Pakistan was warned of consequences if Abhinandan did not return: PM Modi at Gujarat rally

Addressing a poll rally at Patan in Gujarat, PM Modi reiterated that his government was committed to national security.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | Commons

How AAP lost the plot in Punjab, and may struggle to retain its 4 Lok Sabha seats

The AAP was once favourite to win Punjab, but has lost a lot of ground since 2016. Leaders-turned-rebels blame the central command’s high-handedness for it.

On Camera

Bank notes | Getty Images

Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.