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Haathi, cycle or handpump? Gathbandhan workers address confusion over symbol
Tue, Apr 09, 2019

The problem is starker in Kairana, where the gathbandhan first tasted success after winning the 2018 bypolls.

At first joint rally of UP gathbandhan, Mayawati and Akhilesh warn: Don’t let votes get split, will help BJP
Mon, Apr 08, 2019

BSP chief Mayawati and SP president Akhilesh Yadav Sunday described the BJP and the Congress as two sides of the same coin — and cautioned voters, “particularly Muslims”, against splitting their votes in the eight western UP seats.

Biopic waits, playing in west UP: Chowkidar guarding ‘Bharatpur’ against ‘Khanpur’
Sun, Apr 07, 2019

Released on February 12, almost two months before the biopic PM Narendra Modi whose release has been delayed over allegations of violation of the Model Code of Conduct, Main Hoon Chowkidar has over 4 million views on YouTube.

Uttar Pradesh: Joint rally today in Deoband, gathbandhan focus on getting the right pitch
Sun, Apr 07, 2019

The rally is aimed at sending a message to voters in eight western UP constituencies — Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Baghpat, Kairana, Saharanpur, Meerut, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar — which go to the polls in the first phase on April 11.

Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha elections: Two of each on board SUV, gathbandhan hits the road
Sun, Mar 31, 2019

To demonstrate the gathbandhan’s unity, leaders of the three parties have made it mandatory that two workers from each party will travel in any vehicle on the campaign trail in western Uttar Pradesh that goes to polls in the first phase on April 11.

Tie-ups and loose ends
Sun, Mar 31, 2019

The Indian Express travels through Western UP, whose eight seats are among the first off the block, voting on April 11 in an election that will be determined by fissures new and old — the new SP-BSP gathbandhan versus the winning run of the BJP, the familiar Cong factor and the untested stray cattle element, the fathers who have made up their minds versus the sons who will go by their heart

Explained: Why China is shielding the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Masood Azhar
Thu, Mar 14, 2019

China has refused to lift its “technical hold” on a proposal to declare Masood Azhar a global terrorist under UNSC Resolution 1267, which prescribes a sanctions regime against designated terrorists and terrorist groups.

A chunk of votes, a few seats: why rebels always count in this two-party state
Fri, Dec 07, 2018

The high share has meant independents and parties other than the Congress and BJP have never won fewer than 14 seats in the 200-member House.

Campaign winds up in Rajasthan, rebels give both sides the jitters
Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Disgruntled leaders from both parties are contesting as Independents in more than a third of the 200 seats across Rajasthan and the Congress and BJP want to leave little to chance.

Results of Assembly polls will set tone for 2019 Lok Sabha election, says Sachin Pilot
Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Pilot, who addressed a string of corner meetings across Tonk, said that the results of polls in five “important” states will gauge the mood of voters.

Rajasthan elections: Why Dalits are keeping BJP, Congress guessing
Wed, Dec 05, 2018

With the BSP contesting 197 of the state’s 200 seats, Congress sources admit that a victory is not possible without the support of Dalits.

Rajasthan elections: For Congress, sharp surge in Alwar crime is poll issue to slam BJP, Pehlu Khan a footnote
Tue, Dec 04, 2018

With just two days left before campaigning ends, none of the frontrunners brings up the lynching directly. Of the nine candidates in Behror, eight are Yadavs and the community accounts for more than 70 per cent of the 2.2 lakh electorate.

Swachh Bharat: ‘I am just a safai karamchari here but this police station depends on me’
Thu, Sep 27, 2018

The Indian Express reporters fan out across the country to mark milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, whose job it is to wipe, mop and dust where the Mahatma once walked.

Uttar Pradesh encounters: Between the lines, marking the common words
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

From Saharanpur to Shamli, and Baghpat to Bulandshahr, FIR after FIR filed in Uttar Pradesh’s police encounters show identical words, reveal a telling story.

Karnataka Elections: Congress claims it set tape trap, BJP walked in
Mon, May 21, 2018

Congress leader D K Shivakumar, who spearheaded the effort to sequester MLAs in resorts and hotels, said at least 40 MLAs admitted to receiving calls.

Strong opponent of JD(S) but had to swallow bitterness: Congress’ point person DK Shivakumar for alliance
Mon, May 21, 2018

DK Shivakumar indicated that though the future of the alliance in Karnataka was fraught with challenges, both parties would work together to keep the BJP at bay, with an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Congress leader DK Shivakumar interview: ‘Politics is art of possibility, we should forget individual issues’
Mon, May 21, 2018

We could not get a clear mandate for the Congress. It was Rahul Gandhi who triggered this entire operation. He gave a direction: plan A, B and C: DK Shivakumar.

Karnataka elections 2018: On the ground, some tension; a Cong-JD(S) reality check
Sun, May 20, 2018

The Congress hopes to stem the BJP charge across India and build momentum before the crucial Assembly polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, by keeping Karnataka, while the JD(S) hopes power will help it rebuild the party in Karnataka and perhaps even become a larger force in the Lok Sabha in 2019.

Karnataka Elections 2018: From hotel to pool to police, how Congress toiled
Sun, May 20, 2018

While the Congress was all smiles by the afternoon of Saturday, behind it lay many anxious moments, particularly over “missing” legislators.

Karnataka floor test: Bengaluru to Hyderabad and back — smiles, worry and a number game
Sat, May 19, 2018

There were victory signs and cheers in the Congress and JD(S) camps after the Supreme Court ordered the floor test. But the smiles masked the worry and nervousness in the two camps in the run-up to the vote.

The missing MLA: ex-BJP, once held in mining case
Fri, May 18, 2018

Anand Singh of Vijayanagara in Bellary remained incommunicado. While sources in the Congress claimed they were in touch with his family, Singh, who runs a mining business and was arrested by the CBI, was not seen with the party through Thursday. 

Last resort: Nervous Congress and JD(S) MLAs board a bus to Kochi
Fri, May 18, 2018

JD(S) spokesperson Kunwar Danish Ali said: “Three flights were to arrive in Bengaluru from Hyderabad to take Congress and JD(S) MLAs to Kochi. However, the planes were denied permission. No reason was given. The MLAs will now travel aboard buses to Kochi.”

The BJP’s performance and plan: Looking at 2008 to understand 2018
Wed, May 16, 2018

Karnataka results: Congress leaders alleged that the BJP had “engineered” the defection of three Congress and four JD(S) MLAs, who resigned as legislators forcing bypolls, and subsequently joined the BJP.

Hard campaign closes: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah leaves one of his two seats for last dash
Fri, May 11, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Elections: After leading the Congress charge across Karnataka over the last few weeks, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah left Chamundeshwari — one of the two constituencies he is contesting — for the very end.

Karnataka polls: Where BJP denied BS Yeddyurappa son, Lingayats weigh other options
Thu, May 10, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Elections: The stakes were high. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah vacated this seat for his son, Yathindra, and Varuna was a keenly watched seat. Until late April, when Yeddyurappa announced his son would not contest.