Comedian Shyam Rangeela’s nomination rejected in Varanasi

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday, 15 May, rejected the affidavit of comedian Shyam Rangeela, who filed his nomination from Varanasi as an Independent candidate against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to the poll panel’s website, out of 55 candidates, the forms of 36 nominees were rejected while the affidavits of 15 candidates, … Read more

Congress’ guarantees will help change lives of women: Sonia Gandhi

“Be it MGNREGA, Right to Information, Right to Education or through schemes like Food Security, the Congress party has empowered millions of Indians. The ‘Mahalakshmi’ is the latest guarantee to take our work forward,” Sonia Gandhi said. “In this difficult time, I want to assure you that the hand of Congress is with you and … Read more

Uttar Pradesh gears up for fourth phase of polls in 13 constituencies

In the INDIA bloc, the SP has fielded candidates from 11 Lok Sabha seats in this phase, while on two seats — Kanpur (Alok Misra) and Sitapur (Rakesh Rathor) — candidates of the Congress are in the fray. Four BJP candidates — Union minister Teni (Kheri), Rekha Verma (Dhaurahra), Mukesh Rajput (Farrukhabad) and Devendra Singh … Read more

Congress seeks dismissal of BJP govt, fresh polls in Haryana

The Congress on Wednesday, 8 May sought the imposition of President’s Rule followed by fresh polls in Haryana after three Independent MLAs withdrew support to the BJP dispensation, reducing the Nayab Singh Saini government to a minority in the state assembly. The party said it would write to Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya to demand that … Read more

Rahul Gandhi promises to make crores of people ‘lakhpati’ if voted to power

He also attacked the press for its alleged partisan role and claimed that majority of the media houses are run by industrialists. Gandhi promised to provide one-year apprenticeships to unemployed diploma holders and graduates. “If voted to power, we will give apprenticeship opportunities to unemployed graduates and diploma holders and pay Rs 8,000 per month,” … Read more

BJP makes a last-ditch pitch for Kshatriya votes

In a statement signed by several senior Kshatriya leaders from the BJP — Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Indravijaysinh aka I.K. Jadeja, Pradipsinh Jadeja, Rajkot ‘royal family scion’ Mandhatasinh Jadeja, state labour and employment minister Balvantsinh Rajput, Jaydrathsinh Parmar, Mahendrasinh Sarvaiya, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Virendrasinh Jadeja, Pradhyumansinh Jadeja, MLAs Kiritsinh Rana, C.K. Raulji and Arunsinh Rana and Rajya Sabha MP … Read more

Rahul Gandhi to contest from Rae Bareli, K.L. Sharma from Amethi

Amethi and Rae Bareli hold immense significance as traditional Congress strongholds in Uttar Pradesh. Rahul Gandhi’s tenure representing Amethi for three consecutive terms from 2004 to 2019 solidified the party’s stronghold in the region, until his defeat against Smriti Irani. Notably, prior to Rahul Gandhi, the legacy of Amethi was carried forward by his mother, … Read more

PM Modi should apologise for seeking votes for ‘mass rapist’: Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi also claimed that the prime minister knew about the sex scandal and could have got Prajwal arrested within seconds. But Modi allowed him to flee the country, he claimed. Prajwal, grandson of former prime minister and JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda, is facing allegations of sexually abusing women. The state government has set … Read more

Why has PM ignored plight of Marathwada’s farmers: Congress

“Most of Maharashtra is facing a water shortage this year but Marathwada has been the worst affected with drinking water reservoirs only at 19 per cent capacity, compared to 40 per cent last year,” he said. In Latur, water availability has come down to once in 15 days, he noted. “Instead of trying to address … Read more

PM Modi abusing Gandhi family as he has nothing to his credit, says Kharge

He explained that Congress has only said that it will give to the poor whatever is due for them but “never spoke about Hindu-Muslim.” Kharge further said that his party had done it during former prime minister late Indira Gandhi’s tenure through land reforms, nationalisation of banks and the Life Insurance Corporation. These were done … Read more