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May 15, 2014

Taking down Arvind Kejriwal: Congress’s real Varanasi strategy

The Varanasi fight was meant to be the big showdown between Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal. But on election day Ajay Rai, the Congress candidate, suddenly changed the arithmetic. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Ajay Rai #Arvind Kejriwal #Congress #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Varanasi

May 13, 2014

Zero to hero: What BJP’s history can teach Aam Aadmi Party

The prospects, alas for AAP, do not seem to be panning out so well. But does that mean AAP should jump off a cliff now? Not at all. It’s a party that still enjoys enormous goodwill. #2014 Exit Polls #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Amethi #Arvind Kejriwal #Exit polls #Exit polls 2014 #Kejriwal #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Modi #Narendra Modi #Varanasi

May 12, 2014

Elections 2014: 5 questions buzzing in Varanasi as polls open

This is really an election about the man who wants to be the next Prime Minister of India. And the man who wants to stop him. Varanasi is just the picturesque and potently symbolic launching pad. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #Bharatiya Janata Party #BJP #Congress #India #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #Uttar Pradesh #Varanasi

May 11, 2014

Elections 2014: Why Varanasi is a Catch-22 for Rahul Gandhi

The Congress appears pleased with Rahul Gandhi's road show in Varanasi. It was respectable though not deliriously successful. But here's why the BJP wishes it all success. #AAP #Bhartiya Janata Party #BJP #Election in Varanasi #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha polls 2014 #Modi #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #Varanasi #VeryCloseUp

May 9, 2014

Butting heads in Varanasi: Modi roadshow meets AAP’s jansabha

Varanasi's fabled bulls stayed out of it. But BJP and AAP came to a headlong collision as Narendra Modi's road show ran smack bang into an AAP jansabha in Varanasi leading to a shouting match with the CRPF forming the Line of Control. #Aam Aadmi Party #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Election in Varanasi #Kumar Vishwas #Narendra Modi

May 8, 2014

Amethi-ville Horror: 5 kinds of voters who are leaving Rahul

Rahul Gandhi should be very worried. Even if he saves his seat this time there are certain kinds of voters, traditional Congressi voters, who are deserting his party even in the most loyal bastions. #Amethi #BJP #Congress #Elections 2014 #Kumar Vishwas #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha polls 2014 #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #Smriti Irani #VeryCloseUp

May 7, 2014

No point having a girlfriend in Amethi: Rahul Gandhi’s youth problem

Rahul’s speeches often target the poor, the destitute, the helpless.But these are young people who all feel they are somehow getting left behind. #Aam Aadmi Party #Amethi #India #Kumar Vishwas #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Narendra Modi #Politics #Priyanka Gandhi #Rahul Gandhi #youth

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