BJP created atmosphere of hatred, says V R Sudarshan

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee vice president V R Sudarshan flayed the BJP and said that during its 5-year-rule, the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre had created an atmosphere of hatred and anxiety across the nation. Continue Reading

2019 Polls: Rahul to file nomination from Amethi 10 April

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will file his nomination from Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi constituency, his traditional stronghold, for the Lok Sabha election on April 10. Continue Reading

2019 Polls: EC says verifying 50 per cent VVPAT slips will delay results

The Election Commission of India told the Supreme Court that verifying 50 per cent of voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) slips from one EVM per Assembly segment will increase the time required for counting to about six days. Continue Reading

2019 Elections: All-women polling booths to be set up Maharashtra

An all-women polling booth will be set up in every Lok Sabha constituency of Maharashtra during the next month’s polls in a bid to encourage more female voters to exercise their franchise. Continue Reading

2019 Polls: 932 nominations accepted, says TN CEO

Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo today said 932 nominations for Lok Sabha elections and 305 applications for the 18 Assembly constituencies by-poll have been accepted.  Continue Reading

2019 general elections: DMK prez Stalin releases party manifesto

The DMK manifesto, released here this morning by party president M K Stalin at party headquarters Kalaignar Arangam, touched upon several key issues that according to it, affect the State. Continue Reading

Heirline fracture

The candidates lists, released so far by almost all parties in Tamilnadu, have names of kin of top leaders. While the DMK has fielded a whopping number of six heirs (out of its 20 contestants), the AIADMK has pitted four wards of its seniors. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Just 3 women candidates fielded by DMK, AIADMK 

Political observer Krishnan feels that voters still equate leadership with masculinity and approach women candidates warily, giving them scant respect. Continue Reading