Polarisation can never be the main reason for your victory. I have repeatedly asked voters what counts in an election and I can tell you with some certainty that I have never come across anyone who has prioritised temple construction or minority appeasement when they choose their representatives
Given the asset quality issues in the key states and the uncertainty induced by the second wave, Bandhan's valuation multiple is unlikely to jump to its previous level
The state government launched a string of welfare schemes such as free rice and a financial aid of Rs 12,000 for every pregnant woman aimed at the tea tribes, which play a decisive role in 40 of the Assam’s 126 constituencies.
Last week, Election Commission on asked politicians to follow in all seriousness the guidelines on COVID-appropriate behavior issued by it ahead of Bihar assembly elections last year.
The recent killings in the state have deepened polarisation along religious lines as politicians fish in troubled waters with four more phases of voting to go.
All eyes will, however, be on battleground Nandigram that is going to the polls today with chief minister Mamata Banerjee engaged in a fierce contest with her protege-turned-rival Suvendu Adhikari of the BJP.
The chief minister of West Bengal has urged prominent opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar to join hands for an action plan to counter BJP’s alleged strategy of making life difficult for states ruled by non-BJP parties.
They are not too sure if they can trust the BJP’s promise of implementing the seventh pay commission but they are also furious with Mamata over her ‘I have given you a lot, don’t bark' remark when they asked for DA arrears.
Polling is being held for 47 seats in Assam and 30 seats in West Bengal between 7 am and 6 pm today.
The feisty Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, who is party observer for the polls, says a `desperate’ BJP has taken three different positions on CAA in Assam, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu respectively; predicts 100-plus for grand coalition
NRC, flood control and ST status to six communities are among the issues that will likely trouble the BJP, as the party’s showing has been far from satisfactory in the last five years.
A poll-time injury could have political consequences in an emotionally-charged state
This comes after the poll panel had directed Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to remove the photos from certificates in four poll-bound states and a Union Territory.
With his extremist views, Abbas Siddiqui is an influential but polarising figure. Siddiqui's decision to join hands with the CPI(M)-Congress to contest elections has created a buzz but is he really the 'star' that he is being made out to be?
The Ministry of Home Affairs has said in its report to the Election Commission that, in 2020 alone, West Bengal saw 663 incidents of political violence in which 57 people lost their lives.
With Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party’s president JP Nadda at the front, the party has embarked on a high-pitched campaign, challenging Mamata Banerjee who is seeking a third consecutive term as the chief minister.
Many credit MGR with starting the trend of superstars turning into mass political leaders when he broke away from DMK in 1972 to float AIADMK and went on to become the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for ten years.