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Shift in political nerve centres

Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar and Nagpur will emerge as the political nerve centres if the BJP comes to power at the Centre in May.

Pawar support surprises Cong

Sharad Pawar has given a pleasant surprise to the Congress in Maharashtra by extending whole-hearted cooperation to the party in the fight against the BJP-led NDA.

In Marathwada, Chavan, Munde in line of fire

Two senior leaders from Marathwada —- former chief minister Ashok Chavan and BJP heavyweight Gopinath Munde — are on the hit-list of their rivals in the Lok Sabha elections.

Turnout key for Congress

Maharashtra is not going to be a UP or Bihar for the Congress in the LS polls, but if the polling percentage goes to over 70 per cent then anything can happen.

Pressure on Cong to field ‘joint’ Varanasi candidate

The Congress is under a lot of pressure from allies like the NCP and an “outside supporter” like the Samajwadi Party to put up a joint candidate against BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi in the Varanasi

Antony hints at Left tieup after polls


Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony wants to work with the Left after the Lok Sabha polls to check “communal forces” from coming to power at the Centre.

Cong gives conflicting signals on Masood


The Congress is speaking in different voices on its Saharanpur candidate Imran Masood’s remarks against Narendra Modi.

BJP ‘balloon’ set to burst like ’04: Rahul


The Congress declared Wednesday that the BJP will be its main rival in the 2014 Lok Sabha battle.

Cong fields Mistry from Vadodara, Chavan back


The Congress Tuesday fielded AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry against BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi from Vadodara, Gujarat, sending a clear signal Mr Modi will not have a cakewalk.

Cong gives Tewari seat to Beant grandson


Union minister Manish Tewari will not contest the Lok Sabha polls this time and the Congress on Tuesday gave his Ludhiana seat in Punjab to former chief minister Beant Singh’s grandson Ravneet Singh B

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.