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Left parties

Power and principles

CPI(M) leaders Brinda Karat, S. Ramachandran Pillai, Prakash Karat, Sitaram Yechury and A.K. Padmanabhan releasing the party's manifesto in New Delhi on March 20.

Uttar Pradesh

Samajwadi Party: Polarisation & prospects

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav flanked by his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and party leader Azam Khan at a rally in Lucknow on March 6.

Bahujan Samaj Party

Missed opportunities

BSP chief Mayawati at an election rally at Sultanpuri in New Delhi on April 7.


Janata Dal (United): Reinventing itself

Nitish Kumar addressing an election rally at Sherghati in Gaya district on April 4.

Rashtriya Janata Dal

Lalu back in business

Lalu Prasad, convicted in the fodder scam case, leaves the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi on December 16, 2013. With him is his son, Tejaswi.

Trinamool Congress

Changing dynamics

Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee campaigning in Bardhaman district in on April 7.

Rashtriya Lok Dal

Losing his fiefdom

RLD president Ajit Singh.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

Soren and sons

Shibu Soren, with his son and Chief Minister Hemant Soren (right), releasing the JMM manifesto.

Shiromani Akali Dal

Mainstreaming itself

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal (right) and SAD president and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal at an election rally at Maur Mandi.

INLD & Haryana Janjit Congress

Politics of caste

Om Prakesh Chautala, INLD chief.

The Aam Aadmi Party

Surprise package

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal campaigning in Chikballapur Lok Sabha constituency near Bangalore on March 16.


Nationalist Congress Party: Pawar’s power

Sharad Pawar, NCP chief, and his daughter and Rajya Sabha member Supriya Sule.

Telangana Rashtra Samithi

Telangana dividend

K. Chandrasekhar Rao, president of the TRS, in Hyderabad on April 4 when he announced the first list of the party's candidates in Telangana.

Tamil Nadu

AIADMK: Lone ranger

Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa at an election rally in Ramanathapuram on March 29.

Janata Dal (Secular)

Battle of a patriarch

H.D. Deve Gowda.

Andhra Pradesh

TDP: Telugu Modi

N. Chandrababu Naidu, president of the TDP, faces angry supporters after he decided on an alliance with the BJP.

Fight in the delta

Biju Janata Dal

For future bargains

Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik addressing an election rally at Kaliabali in Ganjam district on April 8.

Asom Gana Parishad

Rise and fall

Asom Gana Parishad president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta with Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio at a rally in Sivasagar, Assam, on April 3.

National Conference, PDP

Turf war

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah with his father and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah after the latter filed his nomination papers on April 7 to contest the Srinagar-Budgam Lok Sabha seat.
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