The EC had in May announced the EVM challenge from June 3 to prove that its EVMs cannot be tampered with or hacked.
Launching a frontal attack on the NDA government on its third anniversary, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath said the hallmark of this government in the last three years has been of "bravado, rhetoric and hyperbole".
Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam told reporters that the BJP has completely failed to fulfil its poll promises.
The Congress demanded that the government make public the GDP numbers as per the old formula and provide details of those it has given jobs during last three years.
Ahead of the Gujarat assembly elections, due later this year, the opposition Congress which is facing a power drought in the BJP-ruled state for over two decades is betting big on crucial Patidar vote bank to tilt the scales in its favour, party leaders said today.
BJP's win in UP hints at a general election victory in 2019; if that result comes to pass, the BJP gets seven years more in power.
During her stay in the capital, Mamata is also likely to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The chief minister will meet the prime minister tomorrow, said a close aide of Mamata.
Sources in these parties said the meeting is likely to be held in Parliament House complex and would be attended by leaders like West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar, CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and JD(U) veteran Sharad Yadav, who is himself a possible contender for the top constitutional post.
Nirupam was here as part of his party's national campaign to highlight the "failures" of the NDA government on its third anniversary.
"They have not seized any documents and cannot prove any charges against me. I have not done anything wrong," Karti told reporters here, reacting to the CBI raids at several places linked to his father and him.
Stating this at a press conference here, AICC incharge of communications Randeep Surjewala said the party led by Rahul Gandhi would expose the "failures" of the government before the public in every nook and corner of the country.
In many ways, Karti, exemplified the new Chennai—cosmopolitan, unapologetic about being ambitious, and a major consumption Centre that could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Mumbai and Delhi
The Congress, party insiders said, has only one goal in sight now and that is to come back to power in 2019. “The party has decided to shift focus to job cuts, unemployment, agricultural and industrial growth. Foreign policy and Kashmir issue are other aspects that Congress will hit at.
In an open interaction with his fans on Monday, Rajinikanth said, “Right now God is using me as an actor, but I can’t say anything about the future. If God decides that I join politics, then I will do so.”
"The country is facing difficult challenges and we need to work together. Our unity will be our basis of electoral win in the state assembly elections scheduled next year,” he said.
Rane's comments came a day after the Congress filed a petition in the Bombay High Court seeking to restrain him from contesting the upcoming by-election.
Sonia Gandhi, 69, who underwent a shoulder surgery in the same hospital last year, had been admitted on May 7.
Mishra, on the third day of his "indefinite fast", penned another letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that the attacker, Ankit Bhardwaj, was attached with the mohalla clinics project under Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
BJP and Congress have not yet submitted their audited reports to the Election Commission even after six months from the due date for submission, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in its report released today.
"Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations and outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalist," Tharoor said in a Facebook post.
The BJP said the government will respond appropriately to the mutilation of the soldiers by the Pakistan Army while attacking the Congress after it blamed the Modi government for not having a national security policy.
During their stay in the city, the parliamentary committee members visited the Amritsar Passport office, where Tharoor interacted with passport seekers besides holding discussions with the officials at the passport office.
In a shocking remark, BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini today said Congress leaders should be "beaten up with shoes" for "not bringing development" in Haryana.
The Congress today condemned the "stubborn" behaviour of the Narendra Modi government of not holding talks with stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to help normalise the situation there
In an indication that they may continue in their posts for now, Rahul Gandhi asked them to continue the work for strengthening the party after they met him today, Congress sources said.