The new Indian voter is an important element in this election. Around 40 per cent of the electorate is in the 18-35 age group. And this time they seem more interested and keen than ever before, possibly because of popular upsurge of anger after 26/11. They want to take charge, make their vote count and ensure they elect the right people. YOUth Choose will be keep a close tab on what these young Indian voters are saying and doing.
Amid growing clamour for Rahul Gandhi to join the Cabinet, the young Congress leader on Tuesday steered clear of the issue saying only time will show.
By re-nominating Dayanidhi Maran, 42, former telecom and IT minister from Central Chennai, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, 84, has made it clear that the family feud between them, which saw Maran lose his ministership and spend 19 months in isolation, has been forgotten.
Lashing out at BJP leader L K Advani, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused the saffron party stalwart of not standing behind his Prime Minister during the Kandahar hijack crisis.
According to data provided by the Delhi Election Commission, 854 people made use of rule 49-O that gives you the right not to vote for any candidate. This group of determined people walked up to the polling booths on Saturday morning, signed the register and voted for ‘none of the above’, reports Swaha Sahoo.
Civilians in Sri Lanka need to be protected and any solution to the island nation's problem will have to come through the democratic way, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said in Sivaganga on Friday.
Belying the stereotype of an apolitical group, first-time voters all over the Capital turned up in droves to vote on Thursday, reports Tanya Ashreena.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (38) on Tuesday made strong overtures to NDA and Third Front partners. Gandhi appeared to seek allies for the Congress envisaging a post-poll situation where Manmohan Singh emerges as Prime Minister again.
All three were given a ticket on Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s insistence. Between them, they haven’t contested a single Assembly election, report Manish Tiwari & Hitender Rao.
Even as several MNCs in the capital have declared May 7 a holiday, most of the Millennium City crowd will not get itself inked for the lack of a sense of belonging.
More democratisation within political parties and inclusive growth are the two main concerns of Rahul Gandhi. Meeting a few journalists on Sunday morning, the Congress general secretary said that while there was democracy in the country, there wasn’t enough of it within political parties.
Until November 26, 2008, Mohan Gupta did not think voting was important.
Lubna Asif joined the fray from Gautam Buddh Nagar because she needed a platform to make a difference. Moushumi Das Gupta reports.
At the sprawling campus of the NIT near this Karnataka town, students are now discussing moral policing rather than their syllabus. While one wants to give a "befitting reply to communal forces", another wants to make Mangalore "safe for everyone".
In his first election rally in the Kashmir valley during the present Lok Sabha campaign, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi told his listeners that he had come to them not as a politician, but to make friends.
AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday lashed out at BJP for practising "politics of division and hatred".