Venkatesh Kesari

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Samajwadi Party may deny ticket to 100 sitting MLAs in 2017 polls

Springing a surprise on its detractors, the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) is planning to deny tickets to at least 100 sitting MLAs in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls which could alter the poli

No big battles likely in UP polls

Sheila Dixit. (Photo: PTI/File)

While Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav will not be fighting the UP Assembly elections as he is a sitting member of the Legislative Council, the Congress’ CM candidate Sheila Dikshit will al

Intolerance may harm BJP poll prospects

The issue of “intolerance” is becoming relevant politically once again against the backdrop of attacks on dalits, minorities in different parts of the country and ahead of the crucial Uttar Pradesh an

Vidarbha statehood a headache for Congress?

The demand for a separate Vidarbha state is going to be a headache for the Congress which split Andhra Pradesh without a resolution of the state legislature.

Congress sure of Gujarat, Rajasthan win

The Congress is confident of its revival in Gujarat and Rajasthan following the infighting in the ruling BJP in these states.

Varanasi sets tone for bigger Priyanka Gandhi role

Priyanka Gandhi

The Congress was sending out a clear signal when it put up posters of Priyanka Gandhi in Varanasi during Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s roadshow.

Battle Bollywood may soon hit UP polls

Raj Babbar (Photo: PTI)

Will there be a “star war” in the crucial electoral battle for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly?

Sonia Gandhi attacks PM on home turf

Sonia Gandhi gestures during a road show in the view of upcoming UP Assembly elections in Varanasi. (Photo: PTI)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed regret on Tuesday that she could not complete her visit to Varanasi due to her illness but said she would come back soon for a darshan of Kashi Vishwanath.

Realignment may begin after UP polls

Sonia Gandhi

The process of political realignment could begin after the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, which will be held early next year, irrespective of which party comes to power.

Punjab polls: Congress forced to rework strategy

Former Rajya Sabha MP Navjot Singh Sidhu (Photo: PTI)

The BJP rebel Navjot Singh Sidhu and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal are making the Punjab battle tough for the Congress whose leaders have realised that the party has to modify its electoral strategy urge

There are many ways you can react to the dastardly terrorist attack on the Army camp in Uri, close to the Line of Control with Pakistan.

Just days after the legendary abolition of Nepal’s monarchy, this writer went on a cloak-and-dagger ride out of Kathmandu.