2009

  • LS polls phase 5: High voter turnout leaves 2009 stats behind 17-04-2014 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: High turnout was witnessed in 121 constituencies which went to polls across 12 states in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday in which the political fate of leaders like Nandan Nilekani, Maneka Gandhi, M Veerappa Moily, Sachin Pilot, Jaswant Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Misa Bharti...
  • Does a higher voter turnout mean a vote for change? 10-04-2014 10:35 PM

    Marking a considerably high voter turnout as compared to the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, India voted for 91 constituencies in 14 states and Union Territories which went to polls in the third and substantial phase on Thursday, with Chandigarh witnessing the highest percentage of 74. ...
  • 2009 polls: Comparison of election expenses of parties and their MPs 25-03-2014 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: The expenditure statements of political parties contain details of 'lump sum amount given to the candidates' and the abstract statements of candidates provide information on 'lump sum amount received from the parties'. This analysis has been done by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The report analyses the difference...
  • Sushma Swaraj would be a better PM than Modi: Digvijaya 25-03-2014 02:31 PM

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj would be a much better Prime Minister than Narendra Modi, the official nominee of BJP for the top post. "I say that Sushma would be a much better Prime Minister than Modi due to...
  • Now, Congress removes pub attack accused hours after he joined party 25-03-2014 08:22 AM

    Mangalore: A day after the controversial induction and removal of Mangalore pub attack accused Pramod Muthalik from the BJP, the Congress on Monday was caught in a similar spot. The Congress has now distanced itself from controversial Sri Ram Sene activist Dinakar Shetty, who was also an accused in the...
  • In 2009, only 120 winners secured 50 pc or more of total votes polled 24-03-2014 05:00 PM

    New Delhi: Elections to the Lok Sabha are carried out using the first-past-the-post electoral system. Under this system, the candidate securing the majority votes of the total votes polled is declared elected, irrespective of percentage of total votes polled or the total number of eligible voters. In the General Elections...
  • In 2009, victory margin was less than 3 pc in 114 Lok Sabha Seats 24-03-2014 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: In 2009 General Elections, there were 114 constituencies having victory margin of less than three per cent, with Uttar Pradesh topping the list with 19 such constituencies. The smallest victory margin was in Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency of Rajasthan where the winning candidate bagged the seat with 0.039 per...
  • In 2009 LS polls, 114 candidates lost by margin less than 3 pc 23-03-2014 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: Losing an election is often a not to pleasant experience for a candidate. But what if the margin is wafer thin? 114 candidates in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls lost by margins as less as 3 per cent. 19 of such candidates were from Uttar Pradesh which sends...
  • 2009 polls: 84.6 per cent contestants lost their security deposits 19-03-2014 05:12 PM

    New Delhi: In 2009 General Elections, 84.6 per cent contestants lost their security deposits as they failed to get a minimum of one-sixth of the total valid votes polled. Out of 8070 contestants in the fray, 6829 could not save their deposits. According to the Election Commission of India rules,...
  • 2009 elections: 29 winners got less than 30 pc of total votes polled 19-03-2014 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: In 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, there were 28 winning candidates who got less than 30 per cent of total votes polled. Uttar Pradesh had 14 such winners whereas Jharkhand had 6 candidates winning with less than 30 per cent of votes polled in their respective constituencies. Bihar had...
  • LS polls: Interesting facts about world's largest democratic exercise 14-03-2014 09:20 PM

    New Delhi: The world's largest democratic exercise, the elections to the Lok Sabha are held in every five years, or whenever Parliament is dissolved by the President of India. The 15th Lok Sabha was conducted in five phases between April 16, 2009 and May 13, 2009. With an electorate of...
  • Read: Interesting facts about 2009 Lok Sabha elections 14-03-2014 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: As India gears up to vote for its representatives to the 16th Lok Sabha, here is a look at some interesting facts about 2009 general elections. -Highest Polling station: Auleyphu in Leh (15,300 m) -Maximum number of votes polled by a candidate: 8,32,224 -Minimum number of votes polled...
  • Democratic colors of India: 363 parties participated in 2009 polls 07-03-2014 07:35 PM

    New Delhi: If we ask you to hazard a guess as to how many political parties participated in the Lok Sabha elections of 2009, there is a big probability of your answer going well off the mark. As many as 363 political parties participated in the yajna of democracy contesting...
  • Government steers clear of Janardan Dwivedi's comments on 2009 polls 03-02-2014 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Government on Monday steered clear of comments by senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi that the party should have sat in the Opposition after the last general elections in 2009 instead of forming the government. "Dwivediji is a senior leader and an MP. In what context the remarks were...
  • Congress should have sat in opposition after 2009 polls: Dwivedi 02-02-2014 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: Facing one of the most difficult elections ahead, a senior Congress leader has now raised questions over whether it was prudent for the party to have headed the UPA II government after the 2009 polls. Though he admits that alliances are a compulsion, he feels that the Congress...
  • 2009 Khagaria carnage: Main accused arrested from Haryana 20-11-2013 08:10 AM

    Bihar police on Tuesday arrested the main accuse of the 2009 carnage in Khagaria district in which 16 persons from Jhajhar in Haryana were killed. Special Task Force (STF) arrested Manoj Sada and another person Sanjay Sada from a place under Beri police station of Jhajhar district on Tuesday morning,...
  • Will not mediate between Uddhav and Manohar Joshi: Munde 09-11-2013 10:31 PM

    Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, on Saturday, said he would not "mediate" to effect a patch up between senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi and party president Uddhav Thackeray. "I will not broker to end the disagreement between the two," Munde said while replying to a query on Uddhav apparently...
  • SLC asks PCB to pay USD 30K incurred during March 2009 attack 09-11-2013 11:34 AM

    Karachi: Sri Lankan Cricket Board is still waiting for its Pakistan counterpart to pay an amount of USD 30,000 incurred while hiring a chartered airplane to fly their players out of Lahore after militants attacked them in March 2009. According to sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board, the Sri Lankans...
  • Rahul is much more like Indira Gandhi, Priyanka said in 2009 15-10-2013 04:59 PM

    Lucknow: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi, who has always been likened to her grandmother Indira Gandhi, had said during the 2009 Lok Sabha campaign in Uttar Pradesh that it is her brother Rahul who is much more like the former prime minister. She had said, "I'm likened to...
  • Suspension of Noida SDM votebank politics: BJP 29-07-2013 11:18 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday attacked the Uttar Pradesh government for suspension of a woman IAS officer saying the reason for the action against her was votebank politics. "A woman officer was suspended in Uttar Pradesh. Everyone is saying she was an honest officer. What is the reason...it was votebank...
  • If EC has given any notice, Gopinath Munde will answer it: Rajnath 30-06-2013 03:59 PM

    Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde had stoked a controversy by his candid admission about spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha campaign. ...
  • EC pulls up Munde on spending Rs 8 cr in 2009 LS polls 29-06-2013 09:34 PM

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) has on Saturday issued a notice against senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde after he stoked a controversy by his candid admission about spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha election campaign. The EC has asked Munde to explain within 20 days why action...
  • EC can disqualify Munde for spending Rs 8 crore on 2009 LS campaign 29-06-2013 07:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) is set to issue a notice to BJP leader Gopinath Munde after he admitted that he had spent Rs 8 crore on 2009 Lok Sabha election campaign. The leader could even be disqualified from contesting polls for three years. "When I contested my first elections...
  • EC to issue notice against BJP leader Gopinath Munde: Sources 29-06-2013 11:18 AM

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) is likely to issue a notice against senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde after he stoked a controversy by his candid admission about spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha campaign. Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said that EC will act after proper verification....
  • Gopinath Munde had spent Rs 8 crore on 2009 Lok Sabha campaign 28-06-2013 10:40 PM

    Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde has stoked a controversy by his candid admission about spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha campaign, with Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil demanding that the Election Commission take cognizance and decide on whether to allow him to contest again. Munde also...
  • Varun Gandhi hate speech: Many witnesses turned hostile during trial 15-05-2013 08:31 AM

    Lucknow: Nearly three months after a court acquitted Bharatiya Janata Party General Secretary Varun Gandhi of making provocative speeches in 2009, the Uttar Pradesh government will now appeal against the order. This, after CNN-IBN's sister channel IBN7 reported that as many as 14 government servants, including the then district magistrate...
  • Cash-for-vote scam: BJP MPs tell court they were whistleblowers 27-04-2013 05:44 PM

    New Delhi: BJP MP Faggan Singh Kulaste and former MP Mahabir Singh Bhagora, who are accused in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, on Saturday told a Delhi court that they were whisteblowers and their intention was to "expose horse trading" in Parliament. "Our intention from the beginning was to expose horse...
  • Haryana Minister gets bail in fake voters case 12-04-2013 05:25 PM

    Gurgaon: Haryana Sports Minister Sukhbir Kataria on Friday appeared in a local court which granted him bail in a bogus voters case related to 2009 Assembly elections. Judge Ashok Mann granted bail to Kataria, who has been booked under various sections of IPC related to forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy...