Two Indian ministers were left red-faced Wednesday after their attempts to glorify Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Twitter backfired spectacularly. Critics have accused Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of running a relentless propaganda campaign on social media to increase its base of supporters.
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India's powerful Nehru-Gandhi dynasty on Monday unleashed its newest star with thousands turning out to see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speak at her first rally as the country gears up for a general election.
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia during a road show in Lucknow, Feb 11.
Facebook India said Thursday it will run disclaimers on political ads and publish details of sponsors to bring transparency in political advertising ahead of a general election due by May.
India's government unveiled on Friday a raft of budget sweeteners for farmers, the middle class and also cows, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to shore up support with elections looming. Thousands of farmers hit by low produce prices, crippling debt and volatile weather have killed themselves in recent years, which along with rising joblessness has hit Modi's popularity.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Beyond the organizational changes in the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha polls lies a strong core of inner circle of advisers who work as shadows of Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Vadra. These are young professionals who have been picked up for covering all the aspects of backroom management aiming to match the formidable Narendra Modi-Amit Shah team that is widely regarded as an election-winning machine despite the setbacks in recent assembly polls in the key Hindi heartland states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has always been considered the natural heir to the Congress party’s legacy. But now the 47-year-old mother of two has been brought in the forefront. Her appointment as the secretary of eastern Uttar Pradesh has raised speculations about her role in the party and her ability to change the fortunes of the Congress party in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
India's Priyanka Gandhi officially entered politics Wednesday ahead of a looming national election, joining the opposition campaign in a crucial state where the party her family founded hopes to unseat Prime Minister Narendra Modi.