There is now just under a fortnight to go for what has been billed as the most important general election in India's history. The fight — this mahayudh — is between the Congress's old idea of India and the BJP's, nay Modi's, idea of 'New India.'
We take a look at what has been going on so far.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi's big announcement this election season has been his NYAY or Nyuntam Aay Yojana scheme.
NYAY is a minimum income guarantee scheme, under which the Congress says 20% of India's poorest families or 50 million people will be given Rs 6,000 a month or Rs 72,000 a year. That will cost the exchequer Rs 3.6 lakh crore a year.
Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has said Rahul discussed the scheme with him. The commentators however say the money just isn't available.
Rahul's sister and new Congress general secretary for eastern UP will on Tuesday travel to Ayodhya. She is today in her family's pocket boroughs of Amethi and Rae Bareli.
She had a few days ago undertaken a Ganga yatra by boat.
That had Union Minister for Shipping and Waterways Nitin Gadkari retort that she wouldn't have been able to if he hadn't developed that waterway.
The Mahagatbandhan ranged against Modi includes the TMC's Mamata Banerjee, the TDP's Chandrababu Naidu, and the SP's Akhilesh Yadav.
The BSP's Mayawati has said she will not contest the election, with sources in her party saying she wanted to concentrate on campaigning.