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.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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