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Prashant Kishor Meets Sonia, Rahul, Draws Up 2024 Poll Plan

NEW DELHI: Eyeing a comeback in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday met election strategist Prashant Kishor who gave a detailed presentation to her on the strategy the party should adopt to revive its fortunes. The meeting was held at 10 Janpath, the residence of Sonia Gandhi and was …

‘Bhaiyye’: Punjab CM Channi raises xenophobic pitch, Priyanka cheers him on

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is in the eye of the storm once again. A video of his has gone viral on social media platforms in which he is raising a xenophobic pitch against the people of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi. “Do not let ‘bhaiyye’ from UP, Bihar and Delhi to settle in …

Unemployment And Price Rise Lurk Silently In Goa Voters’ Minds

Although most voters remained wary of sharing their ballot preferences even on polling day, two salient issues —unemployment and price rise — seeped out in conversations with those standing or walking near some of Goa’s polling booths. The veritable cattle market of defections that followed the last assembly elections still rankles. The Congress won 17 …

Goa records massive 76.75% voter turnout in assembly polls

The coastal state of Goa has recorded a heavy voting turnout at 76.75%, across 40 constituencies of 2 districts and 12 talukas.  BJP CM candidate and incumbent CM Pramod Sawant is contesting from this seat in Sanquelim. AAP CM candidate Amit Palekar cast his vote from the St Cruz constituency from where he is contesting. …

Prakash Singh Badal On Weak Wicket This Time: Congress Candidate From Lambi

LAMBI (PUNJAB): Congress candidate from Lambi assembly constituency against Siromani Aki Dal (SAD) patriach Prakash Singh Badal feels that he did not bring development here despite being chief minister for five times. He also says that senior Badal is on a “weak wicket” this time and it is reason why he has been forced to …

Punjab Wants ‘Gareeb Ghar Ka CM’, and It Is Channi: Rahul Gandhi

LUDHIANA: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday announced Charanjit Singh Channi as the party’s chief ministerial for Punjab ahead of the 2022 assembly elections. Addressing a virtual rally in Ludhiana named ‘Aawaz Punjab Di’, Rahul Gandhi said, “A leader cannot be made in 10 to 15 days but it take years of hard work, …

Q&A – Sidhu Sought CM Face From Rahul, He Must Respect Decision In His Or Other’s Favour: Channi

In the middle of election campaigning, and at a time, when he has locked horns with his bete noire within Congress — in another sign of growing fissures and internal wrangling in the party leadership in Punjab, The New Indian’s Executive Editor Rohan Dua caught up with CM Charanjit Channi at his maternal home Makrauna …

Choosing Between Sidhu And Channi As CM Face Is Tough: Sonu Sood

MOGA (PUNJAB): It is 5 p.m. in Punjab’s Moga and Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, who grabbed the limelight during the COVID pandemic in 2020, is still canvassing for his sister Malvika Sood, who is contesting Punjab assembly polls as a Congress candidate. The elders in the dusty lanes of the small town describe Sonu Sood …

In Moga, COVID-Star Sonu’s Sister Malvika Promises Health, Cut Trips To Faridkot

MOGA (PUNJAB): Malvika Sood, sister of Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, is contesting Punjab assembly elections 2022 from Moga assembly constituency as a Congress candidate. She says she entered politics as many issues of the people haven’t been addressed and she intends to improve health and education sector once voted to power. The New Indian caught …

Two Can’t Lead, Rahul Says On Channi-Sidhu Rivalry Amid ‘Sacrifice’ Hint ; Bajwa May Be Surprise

JALANDHAR/AMRITSAR: With no full stop to ongoing simmering rivalry — the one that has derailed the Grand Old Party’s campaign in the border state — between Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and incumbent CM Charanjit Channi, Rahul Gandhi said his party would soon decide on the face for party’s 2022 elections. His comments have …