The Congress is making behind-the-scenes moves to ensure a joint candidate against Modi in Varanasi. If it happens, the fight could get even more polarised than now
Eventually at 2:30 the Kejriwal road show finally reaches Gandhi Nagar. The street is galvanized into action. The garlands are fished out. The patriotic music pumped up.
Mohammad Adil Qureishi standing at his store in a narrow lane lined with tandoori chicken shops says Kapil Sibal has a secret weapon in this three-cornered race
Sonia Gandhi's appeal to Muslims to not split their vote is also communalism of a kind. It appeals to Muslims to chose her brand of secularism over someone else's.
Fighting the national elections for the second time, Union Minister Ninong Ering is confident of his victory and rejects the Narendra Modi wave.
The real battle for the two is in October when Maharashtra elects a new Legislative Assembly. For now, the brothers are priming themselves for battle.
To leave a chowkidar's job is hard, says Arvind Kejriwal. But to leave a chief minister's job takes kaleja. Despite his brave words, Kejriwal has to persuade supporters he is not a runaway from responsibility.
The DMK chief M Karunanidhi never had such a nerve-racking spectacle within his family - the younger of his politically active sons wants the party to do the best in what appears to be a bad election, while the older son is bent upon wreaking havoc.
Two leading voices of sexual minorities in the state - Kalki Subramaniam and Bharathi Kannamma - will fight as independent candidates from the western and southern parts of Tamil Nadu.
The non-minority base of support for Modi in Bengal and Mamata Banerjee's vociferous backing from mullahs make the possibility of the latter backing Modi after the elections a remote possibility
Never underestimate Jayalalithaa. It seems like pretty much every post May 16th configuration includes her which is not something one can say about all the other regional players.
Sawant has declared that she will fight from the Mumbai north west constituency and her focus, apart from dressing like her party's symbol of a green chilly will be to serve the 'dukhi janata' (sad people).
When candidates switch parties their past slate is not wiped clean. So the Congress cannot escape the fallout from Imran Masood's statements just because he was with the Samajwadi Party when he allegedly made them.
It's inexplicable that aspiring Parliamentarian Nagma chose not to take her offenders to the nearest police station. A slap is no deterrent. Sexual predators are not waiting to be chastised.
In his inaugural election speech on Wednesday, DMK chief M Karunanidhi spoke about his commitment to secularism by offering a post-poll alliance chance with the Congress if it kept away from communal elements, but chose not to attack the BJP or the NDA.
The latest ABP-Nielsen opinion poll in Delhi indicates that AAP votes are shifting substantially to Congress, and the BJP is also growing its vote gradually. AAP is in danger of losing its lustre in its home base
Did Narendra Modi gift Arvind Kejriwal a sympathy wave by calling him a Pakistani agent?
Lalu's daughter Misa has launched herself into the electoral fray from Pataliputra. But her brothers will be watching from the sidelines and not just with brotherly pride.
Karunanidhi knows full well that the Congress is not going to 'regret its mistakes' by changing its stand on 2G.
It was always a mystery how Modi would respond to Kejriwal’s challenge.