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Mahavir Narwal, Father Of Jailed Activist Natasha Narwal, Dies Of Covid

Mahavir Narwal, Father Of Jailed Activist Natasha Narwal, Dies Of Covid

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 09, 2021, New Delhi

Noted scientist and a senior member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Mahavir Narwal, whose daughter Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal remains in jail, died of the novel coronavirus infection on Sunday, family sources said.

DMK's MK Stalin Recreates 2019 Magic, Wins Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls In Style

DMK's MK Stalin Recreates 2019 Magic, Wins Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls In Style

Press Trust of India | Monday May 03, 2021, Chennai

Building a strong narrative over the years against the AIADMK and BJP-led governments in Tamil Nadu and the Centre, DMK president M K Stalin reaped huge success in Assembly polls.

Vanathi Srinivasan: Party Veteran And BJP's Hope For Coimbatore South

Vanathi Srinivasan: Party Veteran And BJP's Hope For Coimbatore South

Edited by NDTV Newsdesk | Sunday May 02, 2021

When BJP fielded Vanathi Srinivasan as its candidate for the Coimbatore South assembly seat in Tamil Nadu, the party was betting on a dedicated worker who was also popular among the masses.

Raj Chakraborty, Trinamool's Celebrity Face Who Wants To Be People's Person

Raj Chakraborty, Trinamool's Celebrity Face Who Wants To Be People's Person

Edited by NDTV News Desk | Sunday May 02, 2021, Kolkata

The tradition of celebrities, including actors and cricketers, joining politics and contesting polls has a fair bit of history in Indian politics.

Kamal Haasan's Leap From Acting Career To Politics Awaits Big Test

Kamal Haasan's Leap From Acting Career To Politics Awaits Big Test

Edited by Debanish Achom | Monday April 05, 2021, Chennai

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan undertook a 170-km political tour from Rameswaram to Madurai in February 2018. The reason - he had to announce the name of his party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, which means "People's Justice Centre".

Ex-Actor Udhayanidhi Stalin's Bid To Script Son-Rise In Rising Sun Party

Ex-Actor Udhayanidhi Stalin's Bid To Script Son-Rise In Rising Sun Party

Written by Uma Sudhir | Saturday April 03, 2021

In the last leg of campaign for the April 6 Tamil Nadu election, a 'son' is rising in the ranks of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam or DMK, whose poll symbol is the rising sun.

From Student Leader To Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal's Long Journey

From Student Leader To Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal's Long Journey

Edited by Debanish Achom | Friday March 26, 2021, Guwahati

The BJP's Sarbananda Sonowal became Chief Minister of Assam after the party swept the north-east state in the assembly election in 2016. Mr Sonowal is contesting from Majuli constituency.

Locket Chatterjee, BJP's Most Visible Woman Candidate In Bengal

Locket Chatterjee, BJP's Most Visible Woman Candidate In Bengal

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday March 22, 2021

One of the five MPs roped into Bengal elections as a candidate, Locket Chatterjee today is the most visible woman leader in the BJP's Bengal team. The actor-turned politician has been with the party since 2015, after a brief association with the Trinamool Congress.

MK Stalin's Big Test In First Tamil Nadu Polls Since Father Karunanidhi's Death

MK Stalin's Big Test In First Tamil Nadu Polls Since Father Karunanidhi's Death

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday March 19, 2021, Chennai

Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin, 68, faces his first Tamil Nadu election since his father and iconic politician M Karunanidhi - popular to his supporters as "Kalaignar" - died in 2018. But it is by no means his first solo outing - he led the DMK to a sweep in national elections just a year later in 2019.

KK Shailaja - From Teacher To Kerala's Covid Fighter-In-Chief

KK Shailaja - From Teacher To Kerala's Covid Fighter-In-Chief

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Friday March 19, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

KK Shailaja, Kerala's Health Minister, starts her day by meeting visitors at her home in Kannur's Mattannur, now her constituency for the April 6 election. Mattannur is a CPI(M) stronghold where state minister EP Jayrajan won with a margin of around 40,000 votes in the last election.

Babul Supriyo, 2-Time MP, Joins Assembly Poll Fight In BJP's Mission Bengal

Babul Supriyo, 2-Time MP, Joins Assembly Poll Fight In BJP's Mission Bengal

Edited by Stela Dey | Wednesday March 17, 2021, Kolkata

Union Minister Babul Supriyo, a two-time MP from Asansol, has been drafted by the BJP as it stakes its most popular Bengal faces in this election.

Suvendu Adhikari -- Grassroots Leader Who Is Challenging Mamata Banerjee

Suvendu Adhikari -- Grassroots Leader Who Is Challenging Mamata Banerjee

Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Wednesday March 17, 2021, Kolkata

The strongman of Nandigram -- the place which catapulted Mamata Banerjee to the Chief Minister's chair -- and her minister-cum-right-hand man for years, 50-year-old Suvendu Adhikari is now her bitterest foe and angriest challenger back where it all began. Nandigram.

Suvendu Adhikari, Mamata Banerjee's Challenger From Nandigram

Suvendu Adhikari, Mamata Banerjee's Challenger From Nandigram

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday March 17, 2021, Kolkata

Suvendu Adhikari -- friend-turned-bitter foe of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee -- rarely made national headlines when he was with the Trinamool Congress. But his exit from the party, induction in the BJP and now the face-off with Ms Banerjee from Nandigram, have suddenly made him a household name, especially with the buzz over in the coming elections in the state.

Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP's Northeast Strategist, May Be Set For A Meatier Role

Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP's Northeast Strategist, May Be Set For A Meatier Role

Edited by Sumana Nandy | Tuesday March 16, 2021

Himanta Biswa Sarma is the BJP's first big catch in its mission to win elections in states where it started with little or no presence. What the ruling party is hoping to achieve with Suvendu Adhikari in Bengal, was a script first used with spectacular results in Assam in 2016.

EPS, Quiet Loyalist Who Emerged From Shadows, Steadied AIADMK

EPS, Quiet Loyalist Who Emerged From Shadows, Steadied AIADMK

Written by Sam Daniel | Monday March 15, 2021, Chennai

Edapaddi Palaniswami had the challenge of leading the AIADMK government after the party lost the charismatic and powerful J Jayalalithaa in 2016. Jayalalithaa -- "Amma" to the AIADMK ranks - enjoyed rare devotion of her party men, who even genuflected to her photos.