A worker sits next to the cutouts of politicians selling election campaign materials in Delhi on Monday. Reuters
Promises win power, performance its perpetuation. The ruling Indian dispensation would have done well to remember that in the interest of the country, the party and those forsaken by destiny and abandoned by politicians. But it didn’t because power sedates reason.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh now have an unusual candidate pitted against them: Abhinandan Pathak, a lookalike of Modi, who is contesting form Lucknow and Varanasi as an independent candidate.
Addressing an election rally in Kerala’s Kollam, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to fulfill the promises made during the last five years. “The promises Modi has given to you, he has not fulfilled but Anil Ambani gets Rs300 billion in Rafale deal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday referred to the death of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and four security men in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh to launch a scathing attack at the Congress. Saying that neither the Congress’s intentions nor its policies were honest, he said that the party had done a “PhD in betraying the people.”
Dozens of women and children, relatives of Kosovo extremists fighting in Syria, were flown back home by plane on Saturday under heavy security.
The US government is taking aim at the “India-based call centre scam industry,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski has warned while announcing the extradition of an Indian citizen from Singapore
China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy’s founding,