In Punjab, the parliamentary elections have typically been a two-horse race — between the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance and the Congress. And, electoral sweepstakes, as the past trends show, always swing against the ruling party in this border state with 13 seats.
This summer's general elections to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha are likely to be a five-to-six-phase affair starting from the second week of April and ending by mid-May. Maoist-hit areas and some of the warmer states are expected to go to polls first.
The Third Front — now synonymous with general elections — moved closer to reality on Tuesday, with 11 Left and 'secular' parties offering themselves as an alternative to the Congress and BJP while side-stepping the contentious leadership issue.
Gurgaon city has been the poster boy of India’s booming liberalised economy. Now, the Gurgaon constituency — larger than Delhi with vast swathes of rural land — is set to witness one of the most high-profile and electrifying contests this Lok Sabha elections. Challenger and ticket hopefuls