Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses a press conference in Kolkata on May 25, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

BJP won by spreading communal poison in Bengal, EC worked in their favour: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata:  Accusing the BJP of doing well in the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal by spreading “communal poison”, Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the saffron party’s polarisation tactics would be counterproductive for them in the next state Assembly polls, scheduled in 2021. She also charged the Election Commission […]

Congress Working Committee (CWC) met on Saturday to discuss the reasons for the party's abysmal performance across the country in the 2019 general elections

Congress leaders look tense as CWC meet ends

New Delhi:  The Congress leaders, who participated in the CWC meeting on Saturday to discuss the party’s abysmal showing in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections, wore grim look when they came out as the meeting ended. As the top decision-making body met at the party headquarters on 24 Akbar Road, many speculations flew across […]

Bhopal: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh addresses a press conference in Bhopal, on May 24, 2019. Also seen Congress leader Shobha Oza. (Photo: IANS)

Despite defeat, Congress vote share goes up in Bhopal

Bhopal:  Bhopal Lok Sabha seat continues to be in focus even after the election process is over. The humiliating defeat of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh (Congress) at the hands of political rookie Sadhvi Pragya Thakur (BJP) is a case study for those assessing the voting pattern in the constituency’s assembly segments. Thakur […]

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi (Photo: IANS)

Congress flays EC for rejecting VVPAT slip count plea

New Delhi: Hours after the Election Commission on Wednesday rejected demand of 23 opposition parties to count the VVPAT slips, the Congress hit back saying the poll panel had become enfeebled and dubbed the electronic voting machines (EVMs) as “election victory machines”. Addressing the media at the party headquarters here, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi […]

Congress President Rahul Gandhi (File Photo/IANS)

Exit polls indicate Congress issues of corruption, welfare may not have clicked

New Delhi: The prediction by the exit polls about dismal performance by the Congress suggests that the party got it all wrong and the issues like the Rafale deal, NYAY, unemployment and alleged “arrogance” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised by it during the election campaign failed the impress the voters. The exit poll results […]

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EC notice to MP Congress candidate for passing out ‘Nyay’ forms

New Delhi:  The Election Commission on Saturday issued notice to Congress candidate from Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa, which goes to polls on May 19, for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by distributing and filling-up enrolment forms of the party’s proposed “Nyay” scheme. Arun Subhashchandra Yadav has been asked to furnish an explanation within 24 […]