The Congress and BJP are clearly fuming after a poll for the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 was leaked to the media by some unknown persons.
The Congress continues to have doubts about the authenticity of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM). Ahead of the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018, the Congress government in the state has proposed a joint hosting of an EVM challenge to clear doubts about its functioning.
The exit polls are out and the BJP is the clear winner in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. The Gujarat battle was in fact more closely watched and all exit polls now say that the BJP is the clear winner. While there may be much for the BJP to rejoice, there is also some soul searching that needs to be done. The headline reads the BJP is retaining Gujarat. The deeper narrative however is that the BJP does not better its performance in the state when compared to 2012 says leading psephologist, Dr Sandeep Shastri.
The Congress made a promise to the Hardik Patel led PAAS that it had worked out a formula to give reservation to Patidars. In theory, it may be possible to claim that the 50 percent ceiling would be breached, but the question is whether this is possible in reality.
The Congress launched a scathing attack on the RSS and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party said that it was reclaiming Ram Rajya. Further the party also said that there is a difference between Ram Rajya and RSS Rajya.
Rahul Gandhi will take over as Congress president post Diwali. This was informed by Congress leader Sachin Pilot in an interview with news agency PTI.
On Monday, the BJP in Karnataka set out a road map to face the upcoming assembly elections. Prakash Javadekar and Piyush Goyal met with party leaders and put in place a plan to take on the Congress and JD(S) in the elections.
The Aam Admi Party has won the Bawana by-poll in Delhi. Since counting began on Monday, the AAP maintained a comfortable lead over the BJP and the Congress which fought hard for second place.
The Congress appears to have made a significant transition from Shah Bano to Shayara Bano. Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday welcomed the verdict of the Supreme Court which in a 3:2 majority struck down instant triple talaq as unconstitutional.
Tuesday’s Rajya Sabha election which saw Ahmed Patel enter the upper house of Parliament for the 5th time was a hard fought battle. The drama unfolded late into Tuesday night before the Election Commission of India invalidated two votes which helped Patel win.