More than 1,000 students of various undergrad courses at St Xavier's College were in for a rude shock on Tuesday when they received an email from the college principal criticizing the Gujarat model of the development, the ills of 'communal forces' and 'capitalism', albeit indirectly endorsing the Congress.
Over 814 million people will be eligible to vote in the 2014 elections, making it the biggest Lok Sabha polls -- and the biggest democratic parliamentary elections anywhere in the world. Bollywood and cricket are the biggest influencers for youth and also the highest revenue generating industries in India. Hence, it is important that these so called 'icons' participate in the electoral process.
According to many experts, the Obama administration has neglected the India relationship over the last years, and inviting the next Prime Minister of India to the White House will be the right thing it can do to repair and refresh the relationship. According to experts this becomes even more important if the next PM is Modi who has been vilified by the U.S. administration in the past.
Narendra Modi, who is already being hailed as the leader at the helm of affairs by Goldman Sachs and other agencies, was expected to be the top candidate from India on TIME magazine's list. But Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal has managed to edge past the BJP's prime ministerial candidate by a small margin.
A day after breaking her silence on the continued "political" attacks on her husband Robert Vadra, the Congress star campaigner maintained that personal attacks should be avoided in electioneering and focus should be on real issues affecting the people. "If all power is concentrated in the hands of one person, is it a good thing? Or should people have power?" she asked while campaigning for her mother Sonia Gandhi here.
Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India with 200 million people and is best recognized for timeless landmarks such as the Taj Mahal and the historic Hindu city of Varanasi. Situated in the northern parts of the country, this state of Uttar Pradesh has a total of 80 Lok Sabha constituencies allotted to it.
Stakes will be high for Congress and BJP and a number of other parties like AIADMK, DMK, NCP and Shiv Sena when 117 constituencies will go to polls tomorrow in yet another substantial round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections.