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May 7, 2014

Can PC Sorcar Jr. work some magic for BJP in Bengal?

When the King of Magic hits the campaign trail he cannot rely on gilly gilly foo spells. He has to make real promises and deliver real results, says P. C. Sorcar Jr, acclaimed magician and now a BJP candidate. #Barasat #Bhartiya Janata Party #BJP #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha polls 2014 #P C Sorcar Jr. #P.C. Sorkar Junior #PC Sorkar Junior #PoliticsDecoder #TMC #West Bengal

May 6, 2014

Photos: Modi invades Amethi with blistering attack on Gandhis

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi descended on Amethi yesterday and took on the Gandhi family in their own backyard. He brought up his chai-wallah origins several times in his speech in Gauriganj. He brought up his backward caste. He’s done this before. But in Amethi it has a different resonance. He played the part of the commoner who might not only look at a king, but he can actually snub the king in his own backyard. #Amethi #ImagesOfTheDay #India #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Narendra Modi #Politics #Priyanka Gandhi #Rahul Gandhi #Rajiv Gandhi #Smriti Irani

May 6, 2014

Why Modi took on Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi in Amethi

Modi's rally in Amethi is personal and it’s stinging especially because it’s happening not at some campaign stop in Madhya Pradesh but in the Gandhis’ own backyard. #Amethi #BJP #Congress #Gandhis #Gauriganj #Lok Sabha elections #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha polls 2014 #Modi #Modi in amethi #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi

May 5, 2014

Rahul, Priyanka’s Amethi road show enough to hold off Modi?

On the penultimate day of campaigning in Amethi, the citizens got a two-for-one surprise. Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi embarked on a road show, shaking hands and trying to touch hearts. #Amethi #Congress #India #Jaswa #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Politics #Priyanka Gandhi #Rahul Gandhi

May 5, 2014

Modi rapping to Kejriwal singing: Elections 2014 top of the pops

From official anthems (The Congress one is rather preachy and the BJP's a tad apocalyptic) to toe tapping campaign trail music, the spectrum and sheer variety of the music has been almost as impressive as the scale of the elections themselves. #BJP #Congress #India #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Narendra Modi #National anthems #Party anthems #Politics

May 5, 2014

Photos: Rahul and Priyanka’s show of strength in Amethi

Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka held a roadshow in Amethi on Sunday. Amethi goes to polls on 7 May and has been a traditional Congress stronghold. Firstpost editor Sandip Roy followed them on the rally. Here are the pictures. #Amethi #Amethi roadshow #Congress #Elections 2014 #ImagesOfTheDay #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha polls 2014 #Priyanka Gandhi #Rahul Gandhi

May 4, 2014

Elections 2014: The unusual campaign of Varun Gandhi

In a part of the world where everything is about caste and sub-caste, Varun Gandhi tells his audiences to rise above caste and creed. Starry-eyed idealism or a real push for change? #BJP #Congress #Elections 2014 #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha polls 2014 #PoliticsDecoder #Sultanpur #Varun Gandhi

May 2, 2014

Reagan? Nixon? Thatcher? Which world leader is Modi?

Is Narendra Modi India's Reagan? Or Nixon? Or Thatcher? Our need to classify Modi is turning into a pundits' version of a Buzzfeed quiz. #Adolf Hitler #Buzzfeed #Margaret Thatcher #Narendra Modi #Richard Nixon #Ronald Reagan

Apr 29, 2014

Mamata vs Modi: Battle for Bengal or just shadow boxing?

Why is Mamata so vociferously up in arms about a party that's not supposed to get more than one or two seats? The BJP says 2014 will mark its arrival as Bengal's main opposition party. And Mamata is scared. #BJP #Communist Party of India #CPI(M) #Elections 2014 #Left Front #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha polls 2014 #Mamata #Mamata Banerjee #Modi #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Sitaram Yechury #TMC #Trinamool Congress