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March 22, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 11

BJP announces first list; Gautam Gambhir joins BJP BJP announces its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha seats. Delhi-based ex-cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined the BJP today and is likely to contest from Delhi. BJP’s first list includes prominent names. Here are some of the popular names and the seat they will contest from are: Narendra Modi, Varanasi, U.P Amit Shah, Gandhinagar, Gujarat Rajnath Singh, Lucknow, U.P Nitin Gadkari, Nagpur, Maharashtra Smriti Irani. Amethi, [...]Read More

March 21, 2019

Can BJP pull off its 250 plus seats strategy without veterans? It would seem so. Times of India reports the party has finalized a list of 250 candidates it believes can deliver them that number and the list does not include several party veterans and stalwarts. BJP is to announce its first list today as it’s been busy microplanning its strategy for every constituency keeping in mind local caste and popularity arithmetic. Most prominent among [...]Read More

March 20, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 9

PM Modi reaches out to 25 lakh with ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ address PM Modi took to an audio conference for making a personalized outreach to over 25 lakh party workers calling them dedicated ‘chowkidars’ of the nation. The Prime Minister called out to party workers to be vigilant as chowkidars in building a strong, vigilant and united nation. He spoke about the threat of terrorism, and how selfless service of the armed forces was helping [...]Read More

March 19, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 8

Congress continues to face alliance challenges As the General elections draw closer Rahul Gandhi-led Congress is facing resistance from existing and potential alliance partners. Congress attempts at putting together an effective Mahagathbandhan has failed. Congress was hoping for a seat-sharing deal with the BSP-SP alliance in U.P, but that too has failed, with Mayawati clearly stating they did not require the Congress to sacrifice the 7 seats earlier announced in favour of the alliance. Mayawati [...]Read More

March 18, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 7

India mourns CM and former Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar Chief Minister of Goa and former Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar passed away at the age of 63. Popular as a friendly and genial person, the former IITian Parikkar created his place within BJP and was an early proponent of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister. The central government announced one-day mourning. The Prime Minister, the BJP party President Amit Shah, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with several [...]Read More

March 17, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day-06

Congress gives up 7 seats in favour of BSP-SP-RLD alliance The Congress party is being pragmatic in its strategy in U.P. The grand old party realizes it does not have the grassroots network across the state and does not want to dilute the effort in dislodging the BJP. In keeping with this thought, the Congress today announced it would not contest in 7 seats where BSP-SP-RLD candidates are likely to contest. The Hindustan Times reported [...]Read More

March 16, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day-05

BJP turns Congress‘s jibe into ‘#MainBhiChowkidar’ campaign In a brilliant counter to Congress’s repeated “Chowkidar Chor Hai” jibes, the PM Modi today tweeted plans of launching of #MeinBhiChowkidar as a poll campaign. The Indian Express reported the PM tweeting “Your chowkidar is standing firm and serving the nation. But, I am not alone. Everyone who is fighting corruption, dirt, social evils is a chowkidar. Everyone working hard for the progress of India is a chowkidar. [...]Read More

March 15, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day-04

Will first-time voters surprise poll outcomes? The Economic Times quoting data released by the Election Commission reveals West Bengal registering the highest number of first-time voters (20.1 lakh). This is followed by U.P (16.7 lakh); M.P (13.6 lakh); Rajasthan (12.8 lakh); Maharashtra (11.9 lakh); Tamil Nadu (8.9 lakh); Andhra Pradesh (5.3 lakh); Delhi (97,684). Overall, 8.4 crore voters will vote for the first time in 2019, over those in 2014. Of these, 1.5 crore are [...]Read More

March 14, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day-03

Congress jolted as Sonia-aide Tom Vadakkan joins BJP In a sensational development today, trusted Sonia Gandhi aide, Tom Vadakkan, switched loyalties to the BJP. Tom Vadakkan is a politician from Kerala and a long time trusted aide of Sonia Gandhi. His joining the BJP just before the Lok Sabha elections is a major setback to the Congress as he was privy to inner-party discussions and strategies. It will force the Congress party high command to [...]Read More

March 13, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day-02

BJP wants EC to declare Bengal ‘super-sensitive’ zone Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Health Minister JP Nadda and other party members approached the Election Commission with an appeal to declare West Bengal a ‘super-sensitive’ zone. They raised concerns regarding TMC allowing free and fair elections, given the history of political violence in the state. The party wants central forces to guard every booth, stating the local police and government officials were acting as extensions of [...]Read More

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