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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

Apr 28, 2014

De de vote de: How Bappi-da is Modi-fying his greatest hits

No Bappi Lahiri hit is safe anymore. Now that the King of Disco is a BJP candidate from Serampore, he's turning his greatest hits into BJP anthems. #Bappi Lahiri #Mamata Banerjee #Modi #Narendra Modi #Narendra Modi rally in Serampore #Serampore #West Bengal

Apr 28, 2014

Modi taunts Mamata over Saradha; Look after your wife, retorts TMC

Narendra Modi took the gloves off as he tore into Mamata Banerjee in Bengal. Saradha. Development. Minorities. Nothing was off the table. But the blow that really stung was about Mamata the painter. #Bappi Lahiri #BJP #Butcher of Gujarat #India #Jashodaben #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Mamata Banerjee #Mamata's paintings #Narendra Modi #Politics #Saradha Chit fund #Sudipta Sen #TMC

Apr 26, 2014

Look, I voted: Voter selfie wave trumps Modi tsunami

The act of voting used to end inside the booth. Now it's not complete until the voter selfie has been tweeted out to the world. It's a voter selfie tsunami on our social media timelines with our celebrities leading the charge. #2014 Lok Sabha Elections #Amitabh Bachchan #Indelible ink #India #JustSaying #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Politics #Preity Zinta #Sachin Tendulkar #Selfie #Shah Rukh Khan #voter mark #Voter Selfie

Apr 25, 2014

Ghost of Saradha chit fund scam still haunts Mamata in Bengal

Mamata's problem is that during her years as opposition, she had been demanding a CBI probe when it suited her needs, and when she wanted to put the Left Front government in the dock. Now the tables have turned. #BJP #CBI investigation #Congress #CPI(M) #Enforcement Directorate #India #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Mukul Roy #Narendra Modi #Odisha #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi #Saradha Chit fund scam #TMC #Trinamool Congress
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