2014 General Elections

  • There is no Modi wave, it's only in media: Lovely 10-04-2014 11:37 PM

    Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Thursday claimed that the 'Modi wave' that everyone seems to be talking about was "not there at all" and it existed only in media. "There is no 'Modi wave' you keep asking me about, it all exists just in newspapers and media," Lovely...
  • Assam: 86 canditates file nominations for third phase LS polls 05-04-2014 08:03 PM

    Altogether 86 candidates have filed their nominations, with 29 on the last day on Saturday,for elections to six Assam Lok Sabha constituencies in the third and final phase polls scheduled on April 24. The highest number of 21 nominations have been filed for Gauhati parliamentary constituency followed by 18 in...
  • Kiran Reddy aide quits his new party, joins TDP 04-04-2014 08:51 PM

    Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy-led Jai Samaikyaandhra Party (JSP) on Friday received a jolt when its vice-president joined the TDP. Pithani Satyanarayana was one of the two former Cabinet colleagues of Kiran who played a key role in the formation of JSP on the united Andhra...
  • Modi-Kejriwal battle splits IIT Varanasi students into 2 camps 28-03-2014 02:35 PM

    The fight between AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for supremacy in this temple town has divided students of IIT, Varanasi into two camps who will campaign for their chosen candidate in their own ways. "I would have supported Kejriwal, but I was not happy...
  • MNS leader joins Aam Aadmi Party with his followers 26-03-2014 08:29 PM

    The Vidarbha regional president of MNS' front organisation State Transport Kamgar Sena, Jitesh Rathod of Bothbodan village resigned from his party and joined the Aam Admi Party today along with his supporters. "We have been getting tremendous response from the public and we could win the election," AAP's Maharashtra state...
  • Why did DMK ally with BJP if it was against kar seva, asks Jaya 23-03-2014 05:57 PM

    Hitting back at DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his charge that she had sent volunteers for 'kar seva' in Ayodhya, AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday questioned as to why his party had tied up with BJP in the past if he was so opposed...
  • Lok Sabha Election Live Blog: March 21 21-03-2014 07:38 AM

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  • Opposition calls for dismissal of Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government 20-03-2014 02:59 PM

    The opposition parties in Jharkhand have demanded removal of the Hemant Soren government as it has been reduced to minority. "Soren government has been reduced to minority as many legislators supporting the government have switched sides to fight the Lok Sabha polls. Governor Syed Ahmed should take note of it....
  • Tamil Nadu: CPI-M announces 9 candidates for LS polls 17-03-2014 07:40 PM

    The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday announced its candidates, including two women, for nine Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu. Releasing the list to the media here, CPI-M's state secretary G Ramakrishnan said he party has also field two Dalits - one of them in Virudhunagar, a general...
  • Disqualify candidates on framing of charges: Law Commission 10-03-2014 07:31 PM

    A candidate should be disqualified on framing of charges in cases punishable by five years or more as the current criteria of disqualification upon conviction is "incapable" of barring criminals from electoral politics, the Law Commission has recommended. The Commission, in a report presented to the Supreme Court, has also...
  • Congress's primaries: Tytler files nomination from Northeast Delhi 05-03-2014 12:23 AM

    Former MP Jagdish Tytler, whose candidature was withdrawn by Congress in the last Lok Sabha polls due to protests over his alleged role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today filed his nomination for Northeast Lok Sabha seat under primaries project. The constituency, being represented by Jai Prakash Agarwal, on Tuesday witnessed...
  • Winning potential key factor for candidates: BJP leader 01-03-2014 12:21 AM

    Administrative experience and the potential to win were the key factors in selecting candidates in West Bengal for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, BJP leader Siddhartha Nath Singh said on Friday. The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday announced its first list of 54 candidates for the polls, including 17 for West...
  • AAP did nothing during first one month, alleges BJP 27-01-2014 10:55 PM

    Delhi BJP on Monday alleged that Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government did "nothing" during its first one month and said the party would launch a 'padyatra' this week to expose the AAP's "inaction". "It is clear that AAP has failed to deliver in the last one month in Delhi," Delhi BJP...
  • It's time for crossing over in Kerala politics 26-01-2014 06:16 PM

    With the Lok Sabha elections around the corner, Kerala has begun witnessing the phenomenon of shifting of loyalties from one political party to another in the past few days. The Janadhipathya Samrakshana Samithi (JSS) party, founded by veteran communist leader K.R. Gowri in 1994 after she was ousted from the...
  • NCP slams Uddhav Thackeray over Sharad Pawar jibe 20-01-2014 07:16 PM

    NCP's Maharashtra working president Jitendra Awhad on Monday hit back at Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray for his exhortation to party workers to ensure defeat of any NCP nominee, including party chief Sharad Pawar, from Shirur Lok Sabha seat in the upcoming elections. "Uddhav Thackeray has no guts to contest...
  • Prithvi Reddy to head AAP's panel on economic policy 19-01-2014 08:02 PM

    The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi has formed a seven-member team to formulate its economic policy ahead of the general elections. The decision to form a committee assumes significance as the party is under pressure from several quarters to make its stand clear on various issues ranging from...
  • MPCC chief Arun Yadav to assume office on Monday 19-01-2014 03:13 PM

    Newly-appointed MPCC president Arun Yadav will take charge of his office on Monday in the presence of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, party sources said on Sunday. Rahul is arriving in the state capital to attend a programme 'Samvad' (dialogue), organised by All India Mahila Congress president Shobha Ojha. Besides...
  • Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate: CWC to meet amid divergent views 16-01-2014 06:09 PM

    Amid divergent views in the Congress on whether party vice president Rahul Gandhi should be projected as the prime ministerial candidate, the apex Congress Working Committee (CWC) will be meeting on Thursday. It will finalise the draft resolution for the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting on Friday. Thursday's meeting...
  • AAP will not affect Congress's prospects in LS polls: Thakre 14-01-2014 06:13 PM

    MPCC president Manikrao Thakre has said the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party will not affect Congress' prospects in Maharashtra and exuded confidence that his party would get more seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections than in 2009. "The Aam Aadmi Party will not affect the election result of Congress in...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar 27-12-2013 10:41 PM

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  • News 360: I was shattered, wracked with pain, says Modi on 2002 riots 27-12-2013 09:08 PM

    Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday shared his views for the first time on 2002 Gujarat riots through a blog and said he was shaken to the core by the riots. He said after Gujarat was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2001, the...
  • Congress sounds 2014 election bugle with Rahul Gandhi's 5-point agenda 27-12-2013 06:40 PM

    New Delhi: With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections around the corner, the Congress on Friday convened a meeting to chalk out the strategy to tackle corruption and inflation - the two factors believed behind the anti-Congress sentiment in the country. Detailing the five points decided during the meeting, Congress General...
  • Bihar BJP requests Narendra Modi to contest from state 14-11-2013 08:58 AM

    The Bihar unit of the BJP on Wednesday requested the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to contest from a constituency in the state in the 2014 general elections. Former deputy chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi told media persons in Patna that the party...
  • Regional parties unite for a secular front, attack Modi 31-10-2013 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: The political churning ahead of the 2014 elections has begun with 14 regional parties led by the Left coming together on Wednesday in Delhi for exploring possibilities for the setting off talks of a possible third front once again. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Leader Babu Lal Marandi, who attended...
  • NCP to also attend Third Front's anti-communalism rally in Delhi 30-10-2013 01:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Capital is gearing up to witness a convention against communalism on Wednesday. Congress ally, NCP, is also attend Third Front's anti-communalism rally in Delhi. While, Left parties, the Samajwadi Party and the JDU are expected to attend the convention, the YSR Congress, the TMC and the BSP...
  • Third Front to hold a convention against communalism in Delhi today 30-10-2013 10:56 AM

    New Delhi: The Capital is gearing up to witness a convention against communalism on Wednesday. While, Left parties, the Samajwadi Party and the JDU are expected to attend the convention, the YSR Congress, the TMC and the BSP have decided to skip. The Left-sponsored convention is widely seen as a...
  • Sheila hits out at Oppn for attacking Rahul Gandhi 26-10-2013 08:25 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has hit out at comments that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is yet to prove his mettle as an administrator if he aspired to be the prime minister. NCP Chief Sharad Pawar had told CNN-IBN that the Congress Vice President was not yet prepared for...
  • Narendra Modi targets Rahul, asks 10 questions on ISI, 1984, scams 25-10-2013 11:08 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi continued to target Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, questioning him over the latter's claims on Pakistani intelligence agency ISI's role in Muzaffarnagar riots and the 1984 riots in which thousands of Sikhs were killed after the assassination of the then...
  • Is it end of the road for Manmohan Singh? 24-10-2013 11:19 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke for the first time on the coal block allocation scam on Thursday while returning from China, saying he was willing to face the CBI or "for that matter anybody" as he has nothing to hide. Manmohan Singh has been under opposition attack in coal blocks...
  • Coalgate: I am not above the law, ready to face CBI, says Manmohan Singh 24-10-2013 09:25 PM

    Onboard Air India One: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke for the first time on the coal block allocation scam on Thursday while returning from China, saying he was willing to face the CBI or "for that matter anybody" as he has nothing to hide. Manmohan Singh has been under opposition...