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    It’s a high-stakes fight for CM Jai Ram Thakur & Sukh Ram

    It’s a high-stakes fight for CM Jai Ram Thakur & Sukh Ram

    While the Congress has fielded Aashray Sharma, grandson of former union minister Sukh Ram, BJP’s Ram Swaroop Sharma is aiming to retain the seat he won in 2014.

    Development sets poll mood in these old ‘red corridor’ seats

    Development sets poll mood in these old ‘red corridor’ seats

    Arrah and Jahanabad are among the eight constituencies of Bihar where polling will be held in the seventh and final phase of the general election on May 19.

    BJP and Congress battling it out; alliance trying to make it triangular

    BJP and Congress battling it out; alliance trying to make it triangular

    The seat has 39% Backwards, 18% SC/STs, 14% Muslims and 12% Brahmins. Banias and Thakurs account for 5% each.

    BJP reaches out to Yadav supporters to take on SP’s EBC candidate

    BJP reaches out to Yadav supporters to take on SP’s EBC candidate

    Janwadi Party chief Sanjay Chauhan faces the BJP’s state president and sitting MP Mahendra Nath Pandey in the constituency.

    Eyeing farmers’ votes, Congress, BJP biggies perk up poll battle

    Eyeing farmers’ votes, Congress, BJP biggies perk up poll battle

    The BJP leader’s campaign centres around Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s leadership abilities and his government’s performance.

    Congress’ three ‘islands of hope’ in Eastern UP can go anybody’s way

    Congress’ three ‘islands of hope’ in Eastern UP can go anybody’s way

    Outside Amethi and Rae Bareli Congress has ‘islands of hope’ in Mirzapur, Kushinagar and Maharajganj.

    In battle of Kushwahas, BSP state chief takes on BJP’s sitting MP

    In battle of Kushwahas, BSP state chief takes on BJP’s sitting MP

    BSP supremo Mayawati has sent state party chief RS Kushwaha to contest against the BJP’s sitting MP, Ravinder Kushwaha, the son of four-time MP, HKP Kushwaha.

    In last phase, BJP has a task at hand: To break into Didi’s citadel

    In last phase, BJP has a task at hand: To break into Didi’s citadel

    Although the sixth phase was crucial for the BJP, the seventh is going to be a test for the party about how much inroads it made into the urban and semi urban electorate.

    Yogi remains star, BJP candidate Ravi Kishan plays supporting role

    Yogi remains star, BJP candidate Ravi Kishan plays supporting role

    In addition to appealing to different caste groups in Gorakhpur, Yogi highlighting new AIIMS, a re-started fertiliser factory, better air link .

    Rajbhars may play spoilsport as BJP banks on non-Yadav OBCs to put up good show

    Rajbhars may play spoilsport as BJP banks on non-Yadav OBCs to put up good show

    It is going to tough for the BJP to woo Rajbhar voters following the failure of its talks with its ally –– UP minister Om Prakash Rajbhar-headed Suheldev Bhartita Samaj Party (SBSP) –– to jointly fight the LS battle.

    Digvijaya Singh fighting a tough battle in Bhopal against Pragya Thakur

    Digvijaya Singh fighting a tough battle in Bhopal against Pragya Thakur

    Singh has fought a careful election, maintaining a balance between wooing Hindu voters and courting the Muslim electorate.

    BJP seeks to blunt Congress edge seen in state polls

    BJP seeks to blunt Congress edge seen in state polls

    ​​In Ujjain, the BJP candidate Prof Chintamani Malviya defeated Premchand Guddu of the Congress by more than 300,000 votes.

    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.

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