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The heat is on for Rahul

The political heat is not the only one to take its on our politicians, especially the younger set that is clearly not used to the heat and dust of India's five-year date with the electorate. Congress party scion Rahul Gandhi, the candidate from Amethi is unable to handle the heat, reports The Times of India.

Talking cricket


The Asian Age reports that Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani, heeding popular sentiment perhaps, repeated resorted to using Indian cricketers' names to attack the Congress party while on his 30-day Bharat Uday Yatra. Among one of his quotable quotes while on the road is this, the paper says: 'The BJP is like the Indian team. You just cannot count the number of efficient and hardworking leaders in our party,' he said.

Time to say sari


In normal times, says The Indian Express, politicians maintaining dignity would be appreciated, but during Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's silence over Lucknow's sari stampede has set tongues wagging about his reluctance to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party.


It's the time to party


Believe it or not, says Deccan Chronicle, nearly 200 political parties are in the fray for elections 2004, among them the All India Bharatiya Muhabbat Party, Bharat Dal and the Desh Bhakt Party.


Trouble in Bunt-land


While the best known Tulu exports from south coastal Karnataka -- Aishwarya Rai and Shilpa Shetty --- shine in Mumbai, the Congress party is in big trouble in the region, reports The Telegraph.

Phone trouble for Naidu


Three weeks after Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu started the 'Our vote, our future' telephone programme, whereby he called voters randomly and sought their support, he was forced to call it off with the people talking of local problems, that too live on local television, reports The Statesman.

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