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Congress uses ‘rural’ mantra to fight BJP in PM Modi’s home state Gujarat

Congress had got whitewashed in Gujarat in 2014, but this time, it is raking up issues like farmer distress and unemployment to attack the BJP's state government.
Tejashwi Yadav and Chirag Paswan

From Lalu & Paswan to Tejashwi & Chirag, 2019 marks a generational shift in Bihar politics

Tejashwi Yadav & Chirag Paswan are getting more responsibility in these polls in Bihar, and are joined by other youngsters like Kanhaiya Kumar & Mukesh Sahani.
A worker loads a truck with milk cans

In Gujarat, the land of Amul, dairy farming has become a huge Lok Sabha poll issue

Dairy farmers are unhappy with low prices and lack of government support, and the Congress has turned their anger into a poll plank against the ruling BJP.
BJP chief Amit Shah

This abandoned school in Ahmedabad is where Amit Shah began his political journey

Amit Shah was the BJP’s booth in-charge at Sanghvi High School, and his junior colleagues recall his hard work to ensure L.K. Advani’s victories here.
Apple farmers in Himachal Pradesh feel their woes aren't being addressed by any party

For Himachal’s apple farmers, BJP posters are only a reminder of Modi’s unkept promises

Apple farmers in Himachal plan protest on 22 April as they fear their problems will get drowned out in the election noise with Congress, BJP campaigns taking up national issues.
Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (C) with deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai at the press conference | PTI

AAP extends unconditional support to Left Democratic Front in Kerala

While addressing a press conference, AAP leader Somnath Bharti said the party's main aim is to remove the NDA and put an end to communal tension.
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh targets ‘anti-national’ Modi, alleges he sold interest of the nation

Navjot Sidhu accused Narendra Modi of favouring Ambani and Adani at the cost of state-run firms, and called him a "chowkidar" who only takes care of the rich.
File photo of BJP president Amit Shah | AmitShah/Twitter

How Amit Shah is campaigning in Gandhinagar without actually being there

BJP president Amit Shah has only visited the constituency thrice but has a strong trusted backroom team managing his campaign.   

EC to issue notice to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur for her Hemant Karkare remarks

BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya Thakur triggered a political storm after she said Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare died in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks because she had ‘cursed’ him.
File photo of Sabarimala temple | PTI

Support for Sabarimala protests will win BJP 3 of Kerala’s 20 seats, says Pandalam royal

BJP, which has never won a Lok Sabha seat in Kerala, has been using Sabarimala as a poll plank in constituencies that served as hotbed of the agitation.

On Camera

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.