Muslim vote, development may decide the outcome here
Kolkata Uttar is set for a three-cornered contest, with Md. Salim of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Sudip Bandopadhyay of the Trinamool Congress and Tathagata Roy of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the fray in this very heterogeneous constituency.
The constituency has gained prominence post delimitation […]
Kargil’s Shia clerics threaten to derail the Congress’ ride to victory in Ladakh
From a billboard towering over the street, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s grim gaze bears down on a senior Congress leader sent in by his party to salvage its fortunes in the Ladakh Lok Sabha seat. “Things aren’t exactly going according to plan,” he […]
SALEM: Large-scale migration of labourers and emerging Tamil nationalism have taken centre-stage in the campaigning in this mineral-rich constituency, relegating the vital people-centric issues to the background.
Delimitation has transformed the previously predominantrural constituency into a highly urbanised one. Before the exercise, it had Salem I and Salem-II, Yercaud (ST), Omalur, Veerapandi and Panamarathupatti. Now, […]
Indrani Dutta, Kolkatta
But the Trinamool Congress chief is pitted against an experienced CPI(M) candidate who seems confident and unperturbed
Kolkata Dakshin will be one of the most keenly-watched constituencies in this Lok Sabha election. It is here that Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee takes on Rabin Deb of the CPI(M) in a contest that also features […]
Sivaganga: It’s hard to believe that Sivaganga, in southern Tamil Nadu, is the constituency of P. Chidambaram, the high-profile Home and former Finance Minister in New Delhi.It is a typical rural town, deficient in infrastructure like most others; and Sivaganga district, with its 11.51 lakh population, is largely dependent on agriculture and allied occupations.
Azhagiri banks on human and material resources, Mohan taps the goodwill he enjoys
Madurai: Madurai has drawn national attention in this Lok Sabha election with M.K. Azhagiri, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s Madurai strongman, taking on two-time Communist Party of India (Marxist) MP, P. Mohan, who is fighting the poll battle from a hospital bed.
By Vinay Kumar in Firozabad
Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh, whose glass making units have been hit hard, will test the political skills of Mulayam’s son Akhilesh Yadav
The very name of this town evokes images of bangles and glass beads. Just 50 km from Agra, Firozabad has a large number of glass factories and units manufacturing everything […]
Mohammed Iqbal, Sikar
The Left party has emerged as a force to reckon with in this constituency
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is all set to give a tough fight to the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party in a triangular contest in this Jat stronghold of Rajasthan, after emerging as a force to reckon with by […]
B. Kolappan, Kanyakumari
This constituency at the southern tip of the country is where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might be in with a chance of winning a seat in what is otherwise Dravidian country.
In a four-cornered contest, the BJP’s Pon Radhakrishnan, who won from here in 1999, and became a Minister in the Union government, […]
By Sunny Sebastian in Jhalawar
The Jhalawar Lok Sabha constituency, once considered a citadel of the Bharatiya Janata Party — thanks to the political clout of the Scindia family — is set for a keen contest between the sitting MP Dushyant Singh, son of former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, and Congress newcomer Urmila Jain.
As the farmers […]