Rahul must continue as AICC chief: Siddaramaiah

Siddaramaiah says the Congress needs him at this juncture Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said Rahul Gandhi must continue as the All India Congress Committee president since there was no alternative at this juncture. “He [Mr. Gandhi] should continue in the post as the party needs him in this situation. I am sure […]


Live | General elections 2019: Congress fields Ajay Rai in Varanasi

Here are the day’s election related developments at a glance   Congress picks Ajay Rai to contest from Varanasi Ending speculation about whether Priyanka Gandhi will contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi, the Congress party has picked Ajay Rai for the seat. Speculation on Priyanka Gandhi making her political debut from Varanasi was […]


Lok Sabha elections 2019: Time to vote Pune… is now

A strong anti-incumbency wave against the government of the day, coupled with an advertisement blitzkrieg by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), propelled voter turnout in Pune to 54 per cent; that was 2014. 2019, it’s the dominance of local issues with strong doses of nationalism. Will the voting percentage improve? At least 20.74 lakh voters […]


At end of first phase, Modi wins hashtag war over Congress

The top five most mentioned Twitter accounts in tweets as on Thursday were those of Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) with 16,395 tweets, followed by @BJP4India (BJP’s verified Twitter account) with 11,875, @RahulGandhi with 5,398, @INCIndia with 4,202 and @AmitShah with 3,496.  The mainstream social media war, going by Twitter trends, is between Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]