Richa Sharma

A withering stat: Congress drubbing in 2019 came despite increased vote share

Nine states where the party won one or two seats was owing to personal reputation. In West Bengal, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury won from Baharampur where Rahul did not hold any rallies or meetings.

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Lok Sabha poll results: Amethi chucks out its famous ‘prodigal son’ Rahul

Even in Rae Bareli, the winning margin of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had dwindled from 3.5 lakh to 1.67 lakh. Irani’s poser went home.  

24 May 2019

Priyanka’s charm fails to translate into votes for Congress

However, as the results trickled in on counting day, it was fairly evident that the Congress general secretary failed to find favour with voters.

24 May 2019

Opposition leaders to move EC on Tuesday to press for VVPAT counting during result day

With just 48 hours to counting day, a delegation of opposition leaders will on Tuesday visit the Election Commission (EC) demanding that VVPATs in assembly segments be counted in case

21 May 2019

India-Pakistan bitterness melts at Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab's Gurdaspur

Euphoric over the upcoming Kartarpur Corridor, which will give them easy access to the shrine in Pakistan revered as the final abode of Guru Nanak, people in this border area in Punjab speak of cross-

20 May 2019

All we get are tall promises, say Punjab's Firozepur area farmers 

Farmers say election after election, politicians have come and promised a small bridge to ease their troubles. It never materialized.

18 May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Infighting leaves AAP a pale shadow of self in Punjab

In areas such as Faridkot, Patiala or Fatehgarh Sahib, there is hardly any buzz surrounding the AAP candidates.

16 May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: AAP’s broom in Punjab almost swept away

The entire AAP movement in Punjab has received regular setbacks as many party workers along with leaders have either joined the Congress or SAD in the state or joined new political outfits. 

16 May 2019

Fate of Congress big guns Digvijaya Singh, Sheila Dikshit and Bhupinder Singh Hooda at stake

According to the Congress, it was the decision of party president Rahul Gandhi to field senior leaders who have an appeal among people as it will send a positive message to party cadre and voters.

12 May 2019

Congress worried over erosion of traditional Dalit vote base in Haryana

The Dalits form around 22% of total voters, second after nearly 29% of Jats.

10 May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Regional parties jockeying for space

Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi founder K Chandrashekar Rao set the ball rolling in the South by meeting his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan.

09 May 2019

All eyes on Amethi as Lok Sabha poll enters fifth phase

‘Missing MP’ Rahul Gandhi faces tough fight from BJP’s Smriti Irani, mahagathbandhan’s support to him could be the deciding factor

06 May 2019

GenNext alternates between loyalty and Modi in Rae Bareli

Sonia’s work as local MP and the Gandhi-Nehru legacy bind old-timers; younger generation acknowledges image of Modi as Prime Minister

05 May 2019

In brother’s seat, Amethi finds a perfect foil in Rajiv’s daughter

The buzz among the voters is if Congress president Rahul Gandhi wins election from both Wayanad and Amethi, the seat will be passed on to his younger sister. 

04 May 2019

In pocket boroughs of Gandhis, surname isn’t enough to draw voters

Rae Bareli and Sultanpur remained a Congress strong hold long after Independence.

04 May 2019