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Lok Sabha Election Results: There's not much a deflated Opposition can do but regroup, reassess faults and rethink political routine
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Lok Sabha Election Results: There's not much a deflated Opposition can do but regroup, reassess faults and rethink political routine

How can the Opposition pick itself up from this shattering defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections? The rest of us who are not in politics will likely never fully understand the meaning of a loss of this magnitude.

From Rajiv Gandhi's holiday to Modi's wife: 'No real issues' discussed in campaigns; rallies pockmarked with personal attacks instead
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From Rajiv Gandhi's holiday to Modi's wife: 'No real issues' discussed in campaigns; rallies pockmarked with personal attacks instead

From jibes over Narendra Modi’s wife to criticism of a Congress family holiday three decades ago, one trend stands out this year's Lok Sabha election campaign in India: it’s personal.

Pepisco drops case against Gujarat potato farmers: Lessons to be learnt by MNC in failed fight with domestic producers
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Pepisco drops case against Gujarat potato farmers: Lessons to be learnt by MNC in failed fight with domestic producers

Pepsico has been forced to come down on its knees after the threat of a boycott of its products in India gained traction

EC gives second clean chit to Narendra Modi, says PM's Latur speech seeking votes in the name of armed forces didn't violate model code
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EC gives second clean chit to Narendra Modi, says PM's Latur speech seeking votes in the name of armed forces didn't violate model code

Addressing a rally in Ausa in Maharashtra's Latur on 9 April, Modi had said, "Can your first vote be dedicated to those who carried out the air strike." "I want to tell the first-time voters: can your first vote be dedicated to the veer jawans (valiant soldiers) who carried out the air strike in Pakistan. Can your first vote be dedicated to the veer shaheed (brave martyrs) of Pulwama (terror attack)?"

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Star power in Lok Sabha polls, hurdles in job creation, Game of Thrones Season 8; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Star power in Lok Sabha polls, hurdles in job creation, Game of Thrones Season 8; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Star power in Lok Sabha polls, hurdles in job creation, Game of Thrones Season 8; today's must-read stories

Narendra Modi, Priyanka Gandhi to campaign in Uttar Pradesh today; last day of campaigning for phase 4 constituencies
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Narendra Modi, Priyanka Gandhi to campaign in Uttar Pradesh today; last day of campaigning for phase 4 constituencies

After completing the nomination process Modi headed towards Banda in Madhya Pradesh and then to Mumbai, Maharashtra where he addressed a public rally with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi, NDA leaders to converge for Varanasi roadshow; AAP to release election manifesto; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi, NDA leaders to converge for Varanasi roadshow; AAP to release election manifesto; day's top stories

Today's top stories: PM Narendra Modi and several other NDA leaders will be in mega roadshow across Varanasi; AAP will release its election manifesto; two militants were killed in Anantnag by security forces; and more.

Silence period explained: 48 hours before polls, use of digital or television media verboten for political campaigning
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Silence period explained: 48 hours before polls, use of digital or television media verboten for political campaigning

During the silence period, which usually begins 48 hours before the voting day and ends after polling ends, no active campaigning by the candidates or political parties is allowed, and television or any digital media cannot carry any election-related matter.

Narendra Modi in Meerut sets tone for BJP's poll narrative, juxtaposes BJP's successes against Congress' 'failure'
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Narendra Modi in Meerut sets tone for BJP's poll narrative, juxtaposes BJP's successes against Congress' 'failure'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who kickstarted his Lok Sabha election campaign from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, targeted Congress leadership by juxtaposing their 'failure' and his government's 'achievements'. Starting from Congress' minimum income scheme plan, Modi questioned Congress intent and ability to eradicate poverty during its decades-long rule.

Narendra Modi in Meerut: PM reminds voters of his track record, ridicules Rahul's minimum income scheme
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Narendra Modi in Meerut: PM reminds voters of his track record, ridicules Rahul's minimum income scheme

Narendra Modi was essentially telling voters that even if a section of them had reservations, they should ignore that for the larger good

Narendra Modi in Jammu; election campaign updates: PM says mahamilawati leaders bound to face 'mahagirawat'
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Narendra Modi in Jammu; election campaign updates: PM says mahamilawati leaders bound to face 'mahagirawat'

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Tracker LIVE updates: Speaking at Akhnoor in Jammu, Narendra Modi attacked the Opposition grand alliance, and said that the "mahamilawati" leaders are bound to face "mahagirawat" (great destruction).

'Safety, security and prosperity': Narendra Modi in Meerut lays out vision for New India ahead of LS polls
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'Safety, security and prosperity': Narendra Modi in Meerut lays out vision for New India ahead of LS polls

Seemingly slamming the Samajwadi Party (SP) and its leadership in Uttar Pradesh, the PM talked about safety of women and the reign of terror due to hooliganism in Uttar Pradesh

Over 2,500 foreigners expected to meet poll candidates, attend rallies as part of ‘Election Tourism’ in Gujarat
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Over 2,500 foreigners expected to meet poll candidates, attend rallies as part of ‘Election Tourism’ in Gujarat

Tour operators in Gujarat have come up with special packages for foreign tourists wishing to experience various Lok Sabha polls related events in the state during the campaign period

Congress Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Campaign Updates: Priyanka makes first political speech, Rahul attacks Modi over Rafale
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Congress Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Campaign Updates: Priyanka makes first political speech, Rahul attacks Modi over Rafale

Congress Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Campaign LIVE Updates: On her maiden visit to Gujarat after joining active politics, Priyanka Gandhi kept her speech brief as she attacked the Modi government over unemployment and asked the people not to get misled.

EC delaying Lok Sabha election dates announcement to give BJP chance to campaign till the last minute, says Congress
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EC delaying Lok Sabha election dates announcement to give BJP chance to campaign till the last minute, says Congress

Ahmed Patel raised questions on the Election Commission's delay in announcing dates for Lok Sabha elections and asked whether it was waiting for the prime minister's "official" travel programme "to conclude".

Imran Khan's Pulwama grandstanding shows Pakistan buoyed by Saudi prince’s endorsement of its line on terror
India

Imran Khan's Pulwama grandstanding shows Pakistan buoyed by Saudi prince’s endorsement of its line on terror

Diplomatic isolation of Pakistan isn’t a new Indian effort. It is an ongoing process, but Pulwama triggered an urgency in Indian attempts to meet all foreign envoys and explain to them Pakistan’s perfidious role

Pulwama encounter aftermath: The ruling party continues to leverage tragedy for politics despite assurances to the contrary
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Pulwama encounter aftermath: The ruling party continues to leverage tragedy for politics despite assurances to the contrary

The Pulwama attack took place last Thursday. In its immediate aftermath, the BJP and Opposition parties announced that they would not hold election rallies

Rajasthan Congress confident its digital campaign strategy to expose BJP's 'lies' will help win Assembly elections
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Rajasthan Congress confident its digital campaign strategy to expose BJP's 'lies' will help win Assembly elections

The Congress strategy is centred around exposing the ruling BJP's claims through digital campaigns such as "Jhooth Par Chott, Sach Ko Vote" (attack on lies, vote for truth) and "Rajasthan ka Report Card".

Lok Sabha polls 2019: BJP will have a tough time selling its record with development, good governance to voters
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Lok Sabha polls 2019: BJP will have a tough time selling its record with development, good governance to voters

While campaigning for the Lok Sabha Election 2019, the government will have to convince the population that they are doing significantly better today than they were in 2014. This is not easy to do.