Action taken against Kerala BJP chief over communal remark

April 19, CPM leader VP Sivankutty filed a writ petition with the court, asking that the Election Commission be directed to take action against Pillai. Murali Purushothaman, counsel for the Election Commission, filed... Read more »

Twitter Deletes Yogi’s Controversial Tweets after EC Notice

April 19, In a rally at Meerut on April 9, Yogi had said, “The Muslim League is a virus. If someone is affected by this virus, he cannot survive, and today’s main... Read more »

Open fight for Maharashtra’s 9 reserved LS seats

Mumbai (IANS) The contest seems wide open for the nine reserved Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra that are currently held by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena combine. Of the 23 assembly segments... Read more »

Parties shift strategies for UP 2nd phase polls

Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) The second phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh will test the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) popularity and also see a shift in strategies by all parties. The eight seats... Read more »

Parties shift strategies for UP 2nd phase polls

Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) The second phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh will test the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) popularity and also see a shift in strategies by all parties. The eight seats... Read more »

SBSP breaks away from BJP, fields 39 candidates

Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) The Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP), an ally of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, will contest on 39 Lok Sabha seats separately. Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Uttar... Read more »

UK NRIs protest against the lynching of minorities and Dalits by “RSS-led mobs”

April 12, Even as India goes to polls on April 11 in an atmosphere allegedly causing deep concern, several UK-based human rights and Dalits organisations held a vigil outside the Indian High... Read more »

Caste dynamics may change poll equation in AP

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh will vote for the state Assembly and Lok Sabha simultaneously on April 11 and caste arithmetic will again play a key role in deciding the... Read more »

Caste lines favour BJP-Shiv Sena in Maharashtra’s reserved lands

April 8 (IANS), The SC/ST voters will play a crucial role in deciding the fate of candidates in at least 17 out of 48 constituencies in Maharashtra where the Bharatiya Janata Party... Read more »

Congress names Bharuch, Dahod candidates, Ahmed Patel not in race

Gandhinagar, April 4 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday made the much-awaited announcement of candidates for the Bharuch and the Dahod tribal seats for the Lok Sabha elections on the last day of filing... Read more »

Key promises in Congress manifesto will benefit tribals, SC and ST, other minorities…

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Here are key promises in Congress manifesto: 1. Nyay: (Nyuntam Aay Yojana) to be introduced to ensure a life of dignity to all Indians. Rs 72,000 per... Read more »

Tough battle for former CM Manjhi in Gaya

Patna, April 2 (IANS) It is a battle of Manjhi versus Manjhi in Gaya parliamentary constituency. In a direct contest, the ruling NDA and the opposition Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) have fielded candidates belonging... Read more »

Social engineering drawing board of Bihar’s caste politics

By Gautam Datt New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Caste dynamics has been the bedrock of Bihar’s politics and this time the two opposing forces – the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the... Read more »

Congress announces 7 more Gujarat candidates

Gandhinagar March 28 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday announced seven more candidates from Gujarat for the general election. The party has chosen the sitting MLA from Dhoraji, Lalit Vasoya for the seat of... Read more »

‘Congress Income Scheme Could Work But Must Not Replace Social Spending’

March 28, Economic inequality in India is at record high levels and the next government will have to seriously address this issue, “rather than just focusing on growth as it has been... Read more »

Rahul “Nyay scheme has scared BJP, PM Modi”

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, here on Wednesday, the ‘Nyay’ income guarantee scheme would be a surgical strike on poverty and its announcement has ensured the BJP’s defeat... Read more »

Two MGP MLAs split, merged into BJP: Goa Deputy Speaker

Panaji, March 27 (IANS) In a late but politically significant development, two out of the three Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party legislators early on Wednesday, split from the regional party and merged their two-member legislative... Read more »

KTR “Keeping ears to the ground makes KCR number one”

By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar has his ears to the ground, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President K. T. Rama Rao said, reacting to IANS-CVOTER Tracker... Read more »

Ten reasons why you should not vote for Modi

By Dr A V Koshy Wake Up India: Essays for Our Times – continued A democracy needs at least two big parties and to rotate them. Time to rotate and give the baton... Read more »

Rahul “Congress alone can protect Northeast people”

Imphal, March 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said it is his party alone which can protect the culture, language and history of the people of the Northeast, and claimed to... Read more »