Govt considers RTI as nuisance: Sonia

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi today slammed the Centre for passing the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and said that the BJP-led government sees the RTI Act as a nuisance. She added that by amending the RTI Act, the Centre wants to destroy the status and independence of the Central Information Commission which was put on par with the Central Election Commission and Central Vigilance Commission. Continue Reading

Women power in Parliament: 78 elected to Lower House

A closer look at the numbers reveals that 716 women candidates contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, of which, 78 were elected against the 62 in 2014. Continue Reading

What’s wrong with Congress? Should the party look beyond ‘Gandhi’ family?

“The travails people went through after demonetisation were forgotten. Congress should made it a bigger poll issue. And even Congress’ master plan NYAY was not well highlighted.” Continue Reading

A wave of waves

Poll pundits predicting poll prospects seem pretty sure there is no wave this time. How off the mark! If only these ‘experts’ were to see with their eyes instead of perceiving with their intellect, they will realise there are only waves all over the pollscape. And seeing is believing, mind you. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Minor violence mars polling in 5th phase

Voting began on a brisk note this morning for the fifth phase of the national elections but it was marred by violence in West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Rahul files nomination from Amethi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi rode on the rooftop of a truck, flanked by sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, her husband Robert Vadra and her children Raihan and Miraya, as he moved on a narrow road in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh to file his nomination papers. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Congress unveils manifesto, Rahul calls it voice of people

The Congress today released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections with its president Rahul Gandhi describing it as the ‘voice of people’. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Stalin’s 20-20 team & Indian Political League

By keeping 20 seats for itself, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has shared an equal number of constituencies among its allies – Congress (10), VCK (2), CPI (2), CPI-M (2), MDMK (1), IUML (1), KMDK (1) and IJK (1). Continue Reading

Priyanka Gandhi made general secretary of Congress UP East

Ending years of speculation, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra formally entered politics today with the Congress appointing her general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East in a move reflecting the party’s intent to go full throttle in the State ahead of the general elections. Continue Reading

Rajinikanth to attend Karunanidhi statue unveiling in Chennai

The DMK is making elaborate arrangements for the event that is to take place tomorrow as it would see the participation of who’s who of Indian politics, including former Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Continue Reading