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Assembly elections


Finally, BJP cuts back in Bengal: ‘Now dangerous to hold big rallies’

April 20, 2021 12:42 pm

Announcing the decision to hold meetings attended by a maximum of 500 people, the BJP said it was essential to break the chain of the coronavirus infection, and that it would leverage its “massive digital footprint” to take across the message of its top leaders to voters.

In Chakulia, a few kilometers separate Mamata and Amit Shah with just Covid in between

April 20, 2021 12:39 pm

Though the country is grappling with the second wave of the Covid-19 infection, election campaigning for the remaining three phases in West Bengal is underway, unfazed by the impact of the infection.

Mamata won't campaign in Kolkata, rallies now just 30 minutes: TMC's Derek O'Brien

April 20, 2021 12:43 pm

West Bengal has seen a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases. The number of cases soared to 6,59,927 as the state registered its highest single-day spike of 8,419 fresh infections on Sunday.

Mamata abuses Modi, me for 10 minutes daily: Amit Shah

April 20, 2021 12:41 pm

Addressing a public meeting in East Burdwan district, Shah said, “Didi spends 10 minutes abusing Modi and me, and two minutes cursing the security forces. Didi has no agenda for the development of Bengal.”

A city’s choice: College Street bookstores to Jorasanko workshops

April 20, 2021 12:44 pm

Large bungalows and gleaming glass edifices sit next door to heritage homes, their columns and rafters exquisite and crumbling. Come this election, Kolkata, that bastion of Bengali exceptionalism, has a similarly convoluted choice to make.

EC puts 24-hr campaign ban on BJP’s Sayantan Basu, TMC’s Sujata Mondal

April 20, 2021 12:40 pm

The TMC leader, who is married to BJP MP Saumitra Khan, had come in for intense criticism for saying that “SC voters are beggars”.

The local test

April 07, 2021 8:52 am

Results in Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala polls could recast relationship between national and regional.

Srijan Bhattacharya: CPM’s young Singur face hopes to revive party’s fortunes

April 06, 2021 6:51 pm

Known to be calm and affable, Srijan Bhattacharya’s campaign has gained a fair bit of traction in Singur.

Bengal polls: TMC accuses BJP workers of attacking party candidate in Arambagh, lodges complaint with EC

April 06, 2021 5:50 pm

In a video released by the party on its official Twitter handle, Mondal, who is TMC's nominee in Arambagh, could be seen being escorted to safety by her security team as a group of men carrying lathis and stones approach her.

Assembly elections: Fate of three states, one UT to be sealed today, so will be Congress’s

April 06, 2021 7:40 am

Of the three, the Congress’s chances are the brightest in Tamil Nadu, but a win would go largely to ally DMK’s credit.


Sonia Gandhi on campaign trail in Assam

March 30, 2016 6:53 pm

Sonia Gandhi on campaign trail at Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur district, Assam.

Stage set for Assembly polls in Maharashtra

October 14, 2014 5:38 pm

On the eve of the polls in Maharashtra, poll officials were seen collecting the EVMs at various polling booths.


How Congress sealed the deal in Rajasthan and MP | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

It was a close contest in both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh between the Congress and BJP. But the grand old party did get a few things right which helped it get ahead of the bump in both the states. Manoj CG breaks it down.

BJP's silence is louder than Congress' celebration. The wait for Modi-Shah's concession speech is still on

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

The big difference between Congress and the BJP after an election result was at display on Tuesday. While after almost every election defeat Rahul Gandhi addressed the media and answered questions about the result, the BJP headquarters fell silent.

How the election result impacts BJP's Lok Sabha numbers | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

The change in leadership in three big states in the heart of north India may or may not influence the 2019 general election, but there will be a significant impact on the BJP's numbers in Lok Sabha. And it's not all good news. See more: https://ind

Where the BJP faltered and what Rahul Gandhi did right on the campaign trail: DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

With the Congress bagging victory in three important states in the Hindi heartland, a look at what turned the tide against the BJP in all three states. It's also interesting to see what Rahul Gandhi did right as he registers the first big wave of vic

Why the Telangana poll result should worry the BJP about southern India | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

K Chandrashekhar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has swept Telangana. For the BJP, more than losing the election, the fact that these numbers put its dream to enter southern India on hold should be of greater concern.

As TRS sweeps Telangana, here’s what worked in KCR’s favour | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

K Chandrashekhar Rao will continue as Chief Minister of Telangana for a second term. The victory is, for the most part, not a surprise. But here’s what worked in his favour. And what about the Congress-TDP alliance? Liz Mathew breaks it down.

UNBOXING with Prashant Kishor | How to plan, execute and win an election

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Poll strategist and National Vice President of JD(U) Prashant Kishor talks about what it takes to plan, execute and win an election in this month's Unboxing.

Why I Voted: The Battle for Delhi

February 07, 2015 2:33 pm