The Election Commission’s official numbers for the Gujarat elections show BJP leading in 105 seats, Congress ahead in 69, and independent candidates in four seats.
From his recent speeches, it seems as though the Gandhi scion is planning to move the so-called centrist party towards the Left.
He succeeds his mother, Sonia Gandhi, who has been the Congress president for the last 19 years.
The overwhelming majority of India’s Hindus have repeatedly shown that they are not willing to be swayed by anti-Muslim sentiments.
Exit polls predict the BJP to win over 110 seats in Gujarat and 49 seats in Himachal Pradesh.
The party accused the EC of being a ‘puppet’ of the ruling BJP after it pulled up Rahul Gandhi over alleged model code of conduct violation in Gujarat but failed to take action against the PM for the same.
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Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Modi had given interviews ahead of 2014 general elections but had had not been served with punitive notice.
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The party feels the first phase of voting did not go well and is looking to its rhetoric on Pakistan for a decisive edge in the second.
“They are so desperate that in the temples where we worship, the religious leader and the priests have been asking us to talk our families and relatives into voting for BJP.”
The prime minister has a complicated relationship with the truth, making outlandish claims and sometimes offering outright lies.
Rahul Gandhi will collect the certificate formally declaring his ascension to the post on December 16.
The Congress, while questioning the Gujarat model, has not countered the narrative of communal polarisation in the state.
Rahul has committed the cardinal sin of politics: he has abandoned his bravest general at the height of a battle that he could very well have won.
The party is putting up a fierce fight by letting the Hardik-Alpesh-Jignesh trio capture the caste-based anger against the BJP, while Rahul focuses on larger political economy issues.
Vinod Dua discusses Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as Congress president and what it means for the future of the party.
The deliberate averting of the gaze from genuine newsworthy issues is equally a sign of how journalists are out to divert the national conversation.
Speeches made by Adityanath and Anurag Thakur during an election campaign in Amreli were clearly aimed at dividing the electorate on religious lines.
To neutralise hostility against it, the BJP machinery has pushed aside its slogan of vikas and is focussing on polarisation tactics. But will this be enough?
Aiyar has called the prime minister a “neech aadmi” (despicable person) but apologised later when Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the Congress does not endorse such language.
In an interview with Karan Thapar, Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia talks about the Congress party, Rahul Gandhi’s nomination for the party’s president and the Gujarat elections.
While BJP leaders are going all out to arrest the erosion of Patidar support in the state, they are unlikely to sway those members of the community who have resolved to desert the saffron party.
Given Bhuj’s large Muslim population, the prime minister shifted away from his broader campaign tenor and raked up issues with the potential to polarise communities.
In an interview with Karan Thapar, the Trinamool Congress MP in the Rajya Sabha talks about the Congress party, Mamata Banerjee and his book ‘Inside Parliament’.
The Congress vice president’s comments came in light of a report claiming the average daily production of Nano cars at the Tata Motor’s Sanand plant was down to ‘just two’.
Decrying the Modi government’s policies is not enough. Rahul Gandhi must also build an alternative development agenda and revamp his role as a leader along with Congress party structures.
In the tenth episode of Hum Bhi Bharat, Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses the appointment of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president with senior journalists Neerja Choudhary and Jaishankar Gupta.
It still remains to be seen whether the Gandhi scion can emerge as a formidable opponent to the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Modi.
With a likely erosion of BJP votes due to anti-incumbency effect and a fraction of Patel vote going to the Congress, both parties appear to be neck and neck at the current stage.
In an interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire, former finance minister P. Chidambaram talks about the Padmavati controversy, Rahul Gandhi’s leadership and the upcoming Gujarat elections.
The Congress’s organisational poll results will be declared on December 19, a day after Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh poll outcomes come in.
The note ban followed soon after by the new tax regime have hit the predominantly mercantile state hard, but the urban voters still cannot see themselves siding with the opposition.
Slowly but surely, the Congress is shuffling back into the game and Rahul, the man who everyone, including his own party, gave up on, is chiefly responsible for that.
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The Centre also ordered a probe by the NTPC’s executive director into the incident while the state administration ordered a magisterial probe.
The BJP had mastered this technique earlier but an analysis of a large sample of Rahul Gandhi’s followers suggests the unmistakable use of bots as a tool
In an exclusive interview to The Wire, the Congress leader attacks Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje for trying to shield the corrupt, and insists his party is on course to come to power in the two states under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership.
Perhaps the BJP national managers know that the Modi spell is over. Shrewd operators that they are, they must be cognisant that shoddy goods have been sold to gullible Gujaratis for nearly two decades.
The BJP camp is nervous and a number of factors seem to be working against it – but will this be enough to tilt the balance?