Sonia-Gandhi---Karol-Bagh “We have spotted Modi’s challenger”: Jyotirditya Scindia The Congress is all set to unveil Narendra Modi’s challenger for the Varanasi seat in Uttar Pradesh. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge), revealed this in an interview to The Hindu while campaigning in Guna, his parliamentary constituency in Madhya Pradesh. Mr. Scindia, however, stopped short of naming the Congress candidate. Read the complete story here

Bukhari declares support for Cong Appealing to the “secular voters” in the country, the Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari Friday announced his support to the Congress in the general elections as “the country faces the challenge of communalism and all Muslims have to fight this together”. Bukhari added that communalism, and not corruption, divided a country and its people. Read the complete story here

In Aligarh, Sonia steers clear of riots, hardsells Cong ‘ideal of unity’ Skipping any mention of last year’s Muzaffarnagar riots, Congress president Sonia Gandhi stuck to hard-selling the Congress government’s welfare initiatives and attacking the BJP as she addressed a rally in Aligarh on Friday. Read the complete story here

Dejected T-Cong. pins hopes on Sonia-Rahul tour Taken aback by TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao announcing the first list of party candidates, the Congress which had plans to stitch up a last-minute alliance with TRS, is now pinning all its hopes on the election rallies to be addressed by AICC chief Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Read the complete story here

Cong milks rival’s manifesto hitch The Congress today scoffed at the BJP’s failure to release its manifesto yet, asking whether the people would have to vote on the basis of Narendra Modi’s “insulting barbs, cheap language and sheer negativism”. Read the complete story here

Those involved in corruption in Bellary will not be spared: Rahul Gandhi “If Congress comes to power, it will recover every pie of illegal mining from looters and utilise it for welfare of Bellary people. We won’t allow looters, who are already in jail, to come out,” roared AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi.Addressing an election campaign rally in Bellary on Friday, Rahul recalled his family’s connection with Bellary and said his mother Sonia had contested as Congress candidate from Bellary on 1999. Read the complete story here