• Dynastic politics in Chhattisgarh, CM Raman Singh's son to fight polls Yesterday

    It is going to be the electoral debut for Chief Minister Raman Singh's son Abhishek Singh. Abhishek Singh is contesting from Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh. "This is my first election but there is no pressure on me," he said. ...
  • BJP targets Congress over Baru's book, says PM's stature dwarfed 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has got fresh ammunition to target the Congress in the form a book written by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's former advisor Sanjaya Baru's 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. The Opposition continues to use the book to attack the Congress with veteran BJP leader LK Advani...
  • LS polls: BJP releases manifesto, says will on development April 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party raleased its 2014 election manifesto on April 7, the day voting began for the 16th Lok Sabha. The manifesto says there should be a clear roadmap for dealing with national security issues. ...
  • FIR against Modi's key aide Amit Shah for his recent revenge speech April 6, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah faced a set back on Sunday after an FIR was lodged against him by the Bijnor administration under Section 153(a) and Section 125 of the Representation of People Act over his recent revenge speech in Uttar Pradesh. Political...
  • Congress and Power-play

    Sine Qua Non |  Sumit Pande
    Of the infinite desires of man, the chief are desires for power and glory. Bertrand Russle, Power In his seminal work dissecting the ...

  • EC seeks tape of BJP leader Amit Shah making the 'vote for revenge' remark April 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Two days after the BJP leader Amit Shah stirred up a hornet's nest with his 'vote for revenge' remark, the Election Commission on Sunday asked for a tape showing the leader making the statement. Amit Shah, key Narendra Modi aide and BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge was in Muzaffarnagar...
  • Kings & Queens: Rajnath Singh, the man who put party before him April 5, 2014

    Watch the political journey of Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh and his role in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • LS polls: Gauging the mood over a cup of tea in UP hinterland April 1, 2014

    Faizabad: Faizabad is as mofussil as it can get in the hinterland of Uttar Pradesh. One hundred and twenty odd kilometers from the capital Lucknow, the lanes at peak office hours remain packed as sardines. On both havelis and temples abutting these lanes, masonry has peeled off, exposing patches of...
  • BJP fields Ajay Aggarwal against Sonia Gandhi, Smriti Irani against Rahul March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Supreme Court lawyer Ajay Aggarwal against Congress President Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. The party has decided to field former TV actress Smriti Irani against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi from Amethi. Irani said, "I am honoured and privileged...
  • Uttar Pradesh poll diary: Vajpayee aide by Rajnath's side March 27, 2014

    The enormity of the event and its symbolism in Indian polity was not lost on anyone on board as Rajnath Singh travelled to Lucknow, his first visit to city after being nominated to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the UP capital. In the entourage was a burly, moustachioed man...
  • UP ATS arrests two terrorists planning to attack Varanasi during polls March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In what can be a major breakthrough, two alleged fidayeen terrorists have been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad in Gorakhpur. They were reportedly on their way to Ayodhya from Gorakhpur. According to the UP ATS, the arrested terrorists are Pakistani nationals. The ATS said that the...
  • Rajnath downplays row, says Modi wanted Advani to contest from Gujarat March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Just days after the BJP was in the midst of a controversy over senior leader LK Advani's candidature from Gandhinagar, party's chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that Narendra Modi had asked the party's patriarch to contest polls from Gujarat. In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, Rajnath Singh...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Mulayam Singh to contest from Azamgarh and Mainpuri March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is all set to contest from two seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in a bid to counter Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Apart from his traditional Mainpuri seat in western UP, Mulayam Singh will also be contesting...
  • Kejriwal ready to fight against Modi from Varanasi, decision on March 23 March 16, 2014

    Bangalore: The much-awaited announcement over the possible face-off between Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has been delayed for the time being. While addressing a rally in Bangalore, Kejriwal said he will not consider accepting the challenge as of now. Kejriwal said he...
  • LS polls: SP may field Mulayam Singh in 2 seats to boost party's chances March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav is likely to contest from two seats - Mainpuri and Azamgarh in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, sources said on Sunday. The Samajwadi Party chief may contest from his traditional Mainpuri seat in western UP and also from Azamgarh as the region...