Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram targeted BJP over cut in excise duties of petrol and diesel, saying it is a ‘by product’ of recent bypoll results.
Most of the exit polls have predicted that the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is on course to retain power for a second term, riding on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charisma like the way he swept to power in 2014.
After a deafening silence for the past three days, ever since polling for the final phase of the elections ended and multiple media channels screamed the return of Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi finally commented on the exit polls on Thursday.
On the eve of counting day, all eyes are on three key states – Karnataka, West Bengal and Odisha, that have the potential to spring a surprise and influence the results of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Backed by 'quiet Australians' and defying exit polls, the ruling conservative coalition staged a "miraculous" victory in the general election on Sunday.
The Congress on Thursday named Nath, the nine-time Lok Sabha member from Chhindwara, to head the state Congress Legislature Party.
About 23 per cent of the newly elected MLAs in Rajasthan have declared criminal cases against themselves, with 28 facing serious criminal cases including charges related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping.
Congress party's decisive win in Chhattisgarh and performance in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have affirmed the leadership and strategic skills of Rahul Gandhi.
Exit polls suggest there will be a tight race between the BJP and Congress in Madhya Pradesh where Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is in power for three consecutive terms.
It has been a bipolar contest between the BJP and the Congress for the past 25 years and this time around, too, it was no different in the desert state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the Constitution Day Celebrations, organised by the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.PIB/PTI Photo
Union Minister for Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju addresses at the Constitution Day Celebrations, organised by the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.PIB/PTI Photo
Players of Malaysia and Belgium vie for ball during their FIH Men's Junior World Cup 2021 hockey match at Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar.PTI Photo
Devendra Murgaonkar and Len Doungel of Jamshedpur FC in action during match 8 of season 8 of Indian Super League played between FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC, at the GMC Bambolim stadium in Goa.ISL/PTI Photo
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav acknowledges greetings of supporters during the 'Bahujan Mahapanchayat' rally on the Constituency Day, in Lucknow. Former MP Savitri Bai Phule is also seen.PTI Photo
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