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Sonia Gandhi adjusts her Sari as she arrives to address an election campaign rally in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh yesterday.
Music of all kinds played: the qawwali hamd in praise of Allah, paeans to Babasaheb Ambedkar set to Bollywood tunes, and bhajans to Sherawali Mata in the small temples dotting the 10km road running through Agra.
Lucknow, April 19: An unrepentant Azam Khan, Uttar Pradesh's loud-mouth urban development minister, continues to justify his acerbic speeches and acid-laced comments on political opponents and has now - with the party's ostensible backing - decided to turn the heat on the Election Commission , accusing it of being "prejudiced towards Muslims".
Earlier this week, Priyanka had said that her brother Rahul had expressed to her many times that he thinks, she should contest.
An Indian artist dressed as the Hindu goddess Kali participates in a procession to celebrate the Ram Navami festival in Allahabad.
Most home buyers feel their investment is safe when developers tell them that all the necessary approvals from government authorities are in place, and that the project has also been approved by banks and housing finance companies.
A day after a fire broke out in the West Bengal CM's room, a bomb disposal squad found explosives near her rally venue; five people have been detained so far Kolkata: A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had a narrow escape when a fire broke out in her hotel room, some explosives were recovered few kilometres away from her rally ... (more)
Sounding confident, Modi claimed polling trends so far indicated the Congress would not touch double figures in any state and would be wiped out from several states.
On April 16, Arvind Kejriwal, founder of the upstart Aam Aadmi Party which is crusading to eliminate criminality and corruption in Indian politics, started a 140-character fundraising campaign.
At a time when most of the Muslim organizations and parties have issued statements against the Bhartiya Janta Party for their alleged communal approach and their prime ministerial candidate whom many still accuse for not stopping the 2002 Gujarat riots under his government, where more than 1,000 were killed, mostly Muslims.
The hopes of India's Congress party rest on the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, heir to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty which has dominated Indian politics for decades.
Without doubt, Indian politics is at its sensational best with the nation almost midway into the poll season.
Voters display their voter identity cards as they wait for their turn to cast their ballot at a polling station in Uttar Pradesh.
The Election Commission has lifted a ban on a top aide of Hindu nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi that had threatened to hobble his efforts to win votes in the country's most populous state.
The Commission allowed Shah to hold public meetings, public rallies and roadshows and take out public processions in UP, an EC order said.