The Congress has attributed its loss in four state polls to problems including infighting and vowed introspection, but steered clear of getting drawn into discussing BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s impact.
PM Manmohan Singh acknowledged today that the challenge of Narendra Modi must be taken seriously but stressed that the Congress party's confidence would remain intact whatever be the result of the current round of assembly elections.
From being seen by his rivals as a ‘non-factor’ for the current round of assembly polls, BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi emerged not just a key campaigner but the one who could draw additional votes for the BJP wherever he held ralllies, its leaders believe.
Attacking the Congress government for failing to control rising prices, Narendra Modi today alleged that the government lacked the intention to address the issue and alleged that its leaders were running away from accountability.
Chouhan says Modi has become a mass leader with a "huge" support base.
Narendra Modi says Congress has become a "burden" on India and Jawaharlal Nehru would have been saddened by nation's condition. Ejaz Kaiser reports.
BJP's choice of Bihar for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's mother of all rallies is not without significance. The party is taking the right steps by focusing on the state in the coming general elections.
Hindu-Muslim issues haven't been settled, but Gujarat is far less likely to have a riot today. Narendra Modi hasn't apologised for 2002 but he has taken steps to make minorities feel safer, writes Ashok Malik.
Narendra Modi’s challenge is not winning the elections next week but winning them in a manner that positions him as a contender for the country’s top job. How will he fare? write Rajesh Mahapatra and Mahesh Langa.
Narendra Modi fancies himself as a poet, and his website refers to this as one of his talents. The Gujarat CM follows in the footsteps of AB Vajpayee, but is his verse any good. Aakar Patel does a review of his poetry.
Meet Narendra Damodardas Modi, the 62-year-old Gujarat strongman who won a record third victory as chief minister, in a verdict of such national interest that few precedents match it in independent India’s political history. Rajesh Mahapatra and Mahesh Langa report.
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is now the head of the BJP's campaign to win back power in a general election due by next May, and is widely expected to become the party's prime ministerial candidate.