Why TN is forbidden land – 1

‘What’s wrong with you people in TN?’: I have been bombarded with this condescending query ever since this State bucked the national trend in the recently-concluded LS polls. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Rahul says he respects people’s decision about Modi

Rahul, who conceded defeat in Amethi but will be winning handsomely in Wayanad, spoke at a media conference in Delhi this evening. He said, “I congratulate Narendra Modiji and BJP for their electoral victory.” Continue Reading

Vijayakanth greets Modi on becoming PM for second term

In a tweet, the DMDK leader greeted Modi on becoming the Prime Minister for a second time with individual majority of the party.  Continue Reading

2019 elections: Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy cancels Delhi visit

With exit polls predicting an easy comeback for the NDA government at the Centre, Karnataka Chief Minister and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy cancelled his visit to Delhi today. The Karnataka CMO tweeted, ‘The proposed visit of the chief minister to New Delhi today stands cancelled.’ Continue Reading

2019 polls: Oppn leaders to meet in Delhi, move EC over VVPATs

Opposition parties will also be meeting the Election Commission and demand tallying of VVPAT slips with EVM figures in an entire Assembly constituency in case a discrepancy is found in any polling booth. Continue Reading

Why this urgency?

The ruling NDA, for its part, has invited its partners for dinner in New Delhi tonight. With less than 48 hours left for the Lok Sabha election results to come out, a sense of urgency is apparently prevailing among parties and leaders, especially after the declaration of exit poll results. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Naidu meets Rahul and discusses new front

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu today met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and discussed firming up an anti-BJP front to keep the ruling party out of power after poll results are declared 23 May. Continue Reading

Miffed Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa opts out of EC meetings

The Congress today hit out at the Modi government over Lavasa recusing himself from EC meetings to discuss poll code violations, saying erosion of institutional integrity is the hallmark of the present dispensation. Continue Reading