"Suspending All My Public Rallies": Rahul Gandhi Amid Bengal Covid Surge

April 18, 2021

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today tweeted to say that he is suspending all his public rallies in West Bengal in view of the Covid situation in the state. In a brief post, Mr Gandhi also advised political leaders against holding large public rallies."I would advise all political leaders to think deeply about the | Read more|

West Bengal Votes In 5th Phase Under Shadow Of Covid Surge

April 17, 2021

Bengal is voting for 45 of 294 seats today in the fifth - and biggest - of its eight poll phases, which are being held amid a surge in Covid cases - over four lakh have been reported in the past 48 hours. 16.15 per cent turnout was recorded till 9am. | Read more|

30 Seats In Bengal, 47 In Assam Vote In Phase 1 Of Polls Today

March 27, 2021

Bengal and Assam began voting today in the first phase of Assembly elections for each state. Voting is taking place in 30 seats in Bengal and 47 in Assam. In Bengal, the ruling Trinamool and the opposition BJP - who have waged an often vicious campaign over the past few weeks - will each be eager to make a strong start | Read more|

AIADMK's Last Minute Quota Deal Seals Alliance, Seat-Sharing Talks On

February 27, 2021

Minutes before the Election Commission announced the poll schedule for five states, including Tamil Nadu, yesterday, the state Assembly cleared 10.5% reservation for the Vanniyar community in educational institutions and in the appointment of posts in government services. What was not reported then is that the ruling A | Read more|

"On May 2, Hold Me To My Last Tweet": Prashant Kishor On Bengal Polls

February 27, 2021

One of the key battles for democracy in the country will be fought in West Bengal, poll strategist Prashant Kishor said on Saturday, referring to the assembly elections starting March 27. He also shared the Trinamool Congress's main slogan - "Bengal only wants its own daughter" - on Twitter. Mr Kishor's company, I-PAC, | Read more|

BJP To Hold 25 Webinars To Push "One Nation, One Election" Plan: Report

December 27, 2020

The BJP will organise nearly 25 webinars over the next few days on the issue of "one nation, one election", as it seeks to build popular support for what has been a strong plank of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Party sources said its senior leaders, besides members of academia and legal fraternity, will be attending th | Read more|

Watch: Mamata Banerjee Breaks Into Dance, Then A Dig At BJP

December 24, 2020

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee opened a music festival and even broke into a dance, in an interlude from the heavy-duty campaign for the state election in four months. Taking a time-out in her intense sparring with the BJP, Mamata Banerjee honoured several folk artistes in the event, including musicians, si | Read more|

"Hyderabad Has Shown How To Stop BJP": KCR's Daughter On Local Polls

December 5, 2020

Telangana's ruling party - the Telangana Rashtra Samiti - may have emerged as the largest party in the Hyderabad municipal election, but the BJP's gains mean it will likely need support from Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM when the time comes to elect a new mayor. However, senior TRS leader K Kavitha told NDTV in an exclusive | Read more|

"5-Star Culture": Ghulam Nabi Azad On Why Congress Loses Polls

November 23, 2020

Congress's Ghulam Nabi Azad, one of the key dissenters in the party, on Sunday offered another explanation of the party's recent slump when it comes to elections. Speaking in the middle of the latest controversy to hit the party - sharp criticism by party colleague Kapil Sibal after the Bihar election - Azad said leade | Read more|