A day after two fresh cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in India, taking the total number of those infected in the country to five, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured citizens there was “no need to panic”.
Will it be easy for BJP to hold on to all three seats? A look at the ground reality reveals that even though BJP enjoys considerable support in Rohini and Vishwas Nagar, the Muslim-majority seat of Mustafabad may slip from its grasp owing to the Citizenship Act and lack of development.
Even as the university reopened on January 13 after it was shut on December 15 following protests against the alleged police action, the students have been boycotting classes, leading to examinations being postponed.
On the challenge against being pitted against a high-profile politician, both Sunil Yadav and Romesh Sabharwal claimed that the AAP convenor Kejriwal was never seen in his constituency these five years and does not have any idea of the issues plaguing New Delhi seat.
The move by Centre to regularise unauthorised colonies is being seen as BJP's bid to woo over 40 lakh residents of 1,731 these colonies ahead of the Assembly elections in Delhi. The voting pattern of these colonies will have a bearing in at least 34 of the 70 constituencies.
The Aligarh Muslim University's sudden decision to declare early winter vacations following protests over Citizenship Act has caused inconvenience to students, especially research scholars from Kashmir, who have to submit their final dissertations next month.
Sajad Rathar, a Kashmiri student leader and former vice president of the AMU students' union, who is spearheading the hunger strike and boycott call, said how could the students think of celebrations when Kashmiris have been caged in their homes.
Imran Khan's biggest headache in the maiden year of his government has been on the economic front. Prices have skyrocketed amid rising inflation while the government has been unable to attract any foreign investment and also failed in creating business opportunities within the country.
In its 72 years of independence, India has several achievements to its credit. It has built a modern economy (second fastest growing economy), remained a democracy, lifted millions out of poverty, has become a space and nuclear power and developed a robust foreign policy.
While a few veterans like Sushma Swaraj and Uma Bharti had opted out of the poll race citing health issues, the party dropped some leaders who crossed 75 -- the unofficial age limit set by the saffron party for induction into Cabinet, and which has now been extended to contesting elections.
Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, J&K, HP, Uttarakhand Election Results 2019 Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Highlights: In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the NDA had won 29 of the total 42 seats across these seven states riding on the "Modi wave".
In this exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Gambhir, who has been fielded by BJP from East Delhi, speaks about what prompted him to join politics, why he feels AAP has betrayed Delhi and his Twitter spat with Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah.
"It is very unfortunate that in the run-up to this election we have seen that the Army has been dragged into politics. Such kind of things just brings down the level of politics. People are just spreading hate," said Congress' South Delhi candidate Vijender Singh.