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60 per cent was the turnout in Delhi, the capital where most constituencies are known to be politically charged. The percentage was five points lower than 2014's.


The Stars Have Fallen

Can you be suspended for doing your job? Yes, and Rajeswar Shastri Musalgaonkar, head of astrology at Vikram University in Ujjain, will vouch for it. After consulting the stars, he predicted on Facebook a BJP victory with 300-plus seats for the NDA. A Congress leader, unimpressed with Shastri’s divine forecast, lodged a complaint, leading to his suspension from the university.


The MP All Phool's Day

It seems politicians in Bhopal have taken the song Baharon phool barsao to heart. After BJP candidate Pragya Thakur’s nomination against Digvijaya Singh, the demand for flowers has shot up. At dawn, party workers throng Sabji Mandi, and buy sackfuls of marigold and rose to shower on their leaders. One wonders whose ambitions these showers will pollinate.


Narendra Modi doesn’t like to be called names. At a BJP rally in Haryana’s Kurukshetra, site of the mythical Mahabharata war, he fired his salvoes at the Congress listing the choicest epithets the grand old party allegedly used to describe him. The names, words and phrases from the Congress’s “dictionary of love” that the PM rolled off his tongue as examples included Hitler, Mussolini, Gaddafi, Dawood Ibrahim, Bhasmasur, pagal kutta (mad dog), bandar (monkey), chooha (rat), saanp (snake) and bichchoo (scorpion).


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“I used a digital camera for the first time in 1987-88. Very few people had email back then.  Advaniji had a meeting (in Gujarat). I took his picture and sent it to Delhi. The next day, a colour picture was printed. Advaniji was surprised."

PM Narendra Modi, in a TV interview


By The Tweeple

The former J&K CM tweeted this in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's revealation that he had ordered the Balakot strikes despite bad weather as he believed that rain and clouds could help Indian Air Force jets escape Pakistan's radar network

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