Venkatesh Kesari

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‘Modi wave’ to work against BJP in Maha?

Maharashtra Congress leaders are thanking BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for neutralising the anti-incumbency against the Centre.

Cong mulls post-poll UPA expansion

Talks of a broad alliance against the BJP has begun in the Congress circles following the reports reaching here, which suggest that the saffron party will not get a majority in the next Lok Sabha on i

Will regional parties be gamechangers?

Regional satraps in a host of states, including West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, could turn bargainers after May 16 if the 16th Lok Sabha turns a hung House.

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.

Little Laila was taught that God creates everyone and also leads everyone back to Godself after death. So, she prayed: “Dear God, instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you got now?” Laila’s prayer may never be answered; but, Easter does assure us that life, not death, is what we’re created for.

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.