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This Oxford graduate is 'breaking the ice' with women voters in Hisar

This Oxford graduate is 'breaking the ice' with women voters in Hisar

While women constitute nearly 46 per cent of the voting population in Haryana, their turnout is among the lowest in the country.

Congress candidates weaken SP-BSP, bring respite to faction-ridden BJP

Congress candidates weaken SP-BSP, bring respite to faction-ridden BJP

The Congress candidates fielded in Sant Kabir Nagar and Deoria seem a prime reason why the BJP still seems in pole position on both these seats instead of the SP-BSP alliance.

A prestige battle for Trinamool Congress' heir apparent

A prestige battle for Trinamool Congress' heir apparent

Modi and Banerjee are scheduled to address rallies today & expected to escalate war of words

It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in fight against Bhojpuri star 'Nirahua' in Azamgarh

It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in fight against Bhojpuri star 'Nirahua' in Azamgarh

Bhojpuri star Dinesh Lal Yadav, also known as Nirahua, is also drawing huge crowds at his roadshows and meetings after he entered the contest as the BJP candidate.

Serampore, known to spring surprises for political parties, witnessing a bipolar battle

Serampore, known to spring surprises for political parties, witnessing a bipolar battle

The BJP has pitted its youngest candidate, 41-year-old Debjit Sarkar, against Trinamool Congress’ sitting MP Kalyan Banerjee in Serampore.

Vishwas versus Vikas in Lalu citadel; Saran slugfest too close to call

Vishwas versus Vikas in Lalu citadel; Saran slugfest too close to call

RJD-Congress was behind the NDA by 10-12% votes five years back, so any vote transfer between the other block could prove fatal.

Fight between sitting MP Trivedi and his former aide in Barrackpore

Fight between sitting MP Trivedi and his former aide in Barrackpore

Having a 40 per cent Hindi-speaking population, Barrackpore is one of the key seats where the Modi-Mamata factor has turned the contest into a prestige fight for both the TMC and the BJP.

Rae Bareli: Voters say Congress turncoat no match for Sonia Gandhi

Rae Bareli: Voters say Congress turncoat no match for Sonia Gandhi

Once a confidante of the Gandhis, Singh dubbed the Congress a "private limited company" of the first family.

Why Bundelkhand is set for a thriller

Why Bundelkhand is set for a thriller

Across Bundelkhand’s four constituencies — Jalaun, Hamirpur, Banda and Jhansi, where SP and BSP have shared two seats each — Congress candidates are looking to largely dent BJP’s vote bank.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: In Singur, land woes dominate debate

Lok Sabha polls 2019: In Singur, land woes dominate debate

TMC’s two-term MP Ratna De Nag and BJP’s Mahila Morcha president Locket Chatterjee are pitted against each other from the Hooghly Lok Sabha seat.

Chandni Chowk: Traders not too ‘unhappy’ with BJP despite GST, demonetisation

Chandni Chowk: Traders not too ‘unhappy’ with BJP despite GST, demonetisation

BJP’s Harsh Vardhan to take on Congress’ JP Aggarwal & AAP’s Pankaj Gupta

All Amethi’s a stage... Priyanka and Smriti have their exits and entrances

All Amethi’s a stage... Priyanka and Smriti have their exits and entrances

When ET caught up with Irani on Thursday at Brahmani village, she said the Congress was mistaken about Amethi being its gadh (bastion), as the constituency only has gaddhe (potholes).

Madhubani Lok Sabha seat: BJP hopes for hat trick, opposition counts caste number

Madhubani Lok Sabha seat: BJP hopes for hat trick, opposition counts caste number

Madhubani has the highest population of Brahmins, who form around 35% of the population followed by Muslims (19%) and Nishad (10%) voters.

A battle of Dalits in the Jat belt of Rajasthan

A battle of Dalits in the Jat belt of Rajasthan

BSP candidate Suraj Jatav may queer the pitch for Congress’ Abhijit Kumar Jatav

Dausa Lok Sabha seat: It’s BJP’s seasoned neta vs Congress’ rising Meena leader

Dausa Lok Sabha seat: It’s BJP’s seasoned neta vs Congress’ rising Meena leader

A woman is set to represent seat as BJP’s JK Meena fights against Congress’ Savita Meena.

Battle for Jodhpur: BJP aims to upset Ashok Gehlot applecart

Battle for Jodhpur: BJP aims to upset Ashok Gehlot applecart

Gehlot's son Vaibhav is making his debut from the seat, which his father has represented five times since 1980.

Naveen Patnaik pulls out all stops to unseat old confidant Baijayant Panda

Naveen Patnaik pulls out all stops to unseat old confidant Baijayant Panda

Kendrapara is now a prestige battle for Patnaik who is believed to have posted a clutch of his party MLAs, who have finished with their elections, in the constituency to help in the 'dislodge Panda' effort.

A 'son-rise' in Kamal Nath's Chhindwara

A 'son-rise' in Kamal Nath's Chhindwara

Bearing a striking resemblance to his father, Nakul has fitted in well in Chhindwara.

Urmila Matondkar puts up good fight in Mumbai North

Urmila Matondkar puts up good fight in Mumbai North

The Congress leader can’t be entirely blamed for the result; for, Mumbai North has a huge Gujarati population who predominantly vote for the BJP.

Can Kanhaiya Kumar break identity barriers in Begusarai?

Can Kanhaiya Kumar break identity barriers in Begusarai?

For Kanhaiya Kumar to win, it's important that he corner at least 30-35 per cent of Bhumihar votes.

BJP’s Virender Kumar retains edge despite public anger against him

BJP’s Virender Kumar retains edge despite public anger against him

However, unlike UP, where Yadavs and Jatavs seem to be coming together under the SP-BSP alliance, in Tikamgarh most of them appear to be backing the BJP.

In Jabalpur, it's Modi vs an informal ‘Mahagathbandhan’

In Jabalpur, it's Modi vs an informal ‘Mahagathbandhan’

On the face of it, it’s a straight contest in a constituency BJP hasn’t lost in 25 years. But on ground, it is Modi against an informal Mahagathbandhan.

Shiv Sena’s son of the soil fights Sharad Pawar's grandson in Maval

Shiv Sena’s son of the soil fights Sharad Pawar's grandson in Maval

Ajit Pawar calls in all his favours for his son, but PWP may hold key.

Milind Murli Deora makes it his business to bring down Shiv Sena

Milind Murli Deora makes it his business to bring down Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena’s incumbent has a fight on his hands as Cong candidate gets industrialists’ backing.

Trinamool confident of beating BJP challenge, BJP is equally upbeat

Trinamool confident of beating BJP challenge, BJP is equally upbeat

Birbhum, located near the Jharkhand border was a Maoist hotbed till 2012.

Asansol: A battle of prestige for Modi and Mamata

Asansol: A battle of prestige for Modi and Mamata

Dotted with coal mines, both legal and illegal, Asansol is the second largest city after Kolkata with a cosmopolitan population.

Congress' farm loan waiver makes small dent in this BJP stronghold

Congress' farm loan waiver makes small dent in this BJP stronghold

In Hadoti, the Congress has been able to make a small dent with Ashok Gehlot government’s farm loan waiver.

Uttara Kannada: Weak oppn may boost Anant Kumar Hegde's chances

Uttara Kannada: Weak oppn may boost Anant Kumar Hegde's chances

The BJP has renominated Hegde, 50, for the seventh time while the Janata Dal (S) has fielded Anand Asnotikar (38), a former minister.

In Baramati, BJP firmly behind Kanchan Kul to beat Supriya Sule in NCP stronghold

In Baramati, BJP firmly behind Kanchan Kul to beat Supriya Sule in NCP stronghold

The saffron party has given its ticket to Kanchan Kul, wife of RSP MLA from Daund, Rahul Kul.

Street-smart RG pick, local comrade & celluloid hero slug it out in Pooram town

Street-smart RG pick, local comrade & celluloid hero slug it out in Pooram town

The Congress pick is TN Pratapan, an ex-MLA and the energetic president of the District Congress Committee – whom Rahul Gandhi picked to head the All India Fishermen’s Congress.

Community equations hold key in Pathanamthitta seat

Community equations hold key in Pathanamthitta seat

Pathanamthitta, with a dominant Christian population, is a known Congress-led UDF stronghold that elected sitting Congress MP and present candidate Anto Antony in the last two elections.

'Hermit' Sambit Patra challenging BJD heavyweight Pinaki Mishra in Puri

'Hermit' Sambit Patra challenging BJD heavyweight Pinaki Mishra in Puri

"I am a typical Odia and my gamchha is its symbol. I am from a poor family and have dared to fight the ultra-rich BJD candidate who has never cared for the people," Patra said.

Bhadravathi voters deciding factor in Shimoga's high-profile battle

Bhadravathi voters deciding factor in Shimoga's high-profile battle

For the Congress-JD(S) combine, the only hope to win Shimoga is to increase its vote share in Bhadravathi where the BJP is weak.

Unemployment looms large in Hyderabad Karnataka, but it is not a poll issue

Unemployment looms large in Hyderabad Karnataka, but it is not a poll issue

Blame it on the failed monsoon and the consecutive drought, unemployment is the biggest issue in this part of the State.

In Bengal’s Amethi, Congress faces uphill task

In Bengal’s Amethi, Congress faces uphill task

In 15 Lok Sabha polls spread over six decades, party has suffered defeat only twice, in 1971 and in 1977, when it lost to CPM.

In Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor battles Rajasekharan dare

In Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor battles Rajasekharan dare

The question is whether the BJP will, at last, open its Lok Sabha account from Kerala.

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