2014 Lok Sabha Elections

  • Kings & Queens: Can Rahul Gandhi save the sinking Congress in 2014 polls? 18-04-2014 11:39 PM

    In this episode of Kings & Queens, watch the political journey of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and his role in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • BJP lost 2004 elections due to over confidence: Ananth Kumar 18-04-2014 10:54 PM

    Bhopal: BJP General Secretary and Bangalore South candidate Ananth Kumar on Friday said that his party, which was driven by feel good and India shining in 2004, lost the General elections due to over confidence. "The BJP was in power in 2004 and despite delivering good governance, the party lost...
  • BJP asks EC to stop Sonia Gandhi from airing message on DD, AIR 18-04-2014 10:43 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday petitioned the Election Commission to stop Congress President Sonia Gandhi from airing her message on Doordarshan and AIR and said it is violative of the Model Code as it polarises the election scene among religious communities. In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath,...
  • BJP saves alliance with TDP, to contest in 4 LS seats 18-04-2014 10:40 PM

    Hyderabad: Saving themselves from a last minute embarrassment, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Telugu Desam Party on Friday ironed out differences ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Seemandhra, after a 4 hour meeting at Chandrababu Naidu's residence in Hyderabad. The BJP will be contesting in 13 Assembly...
  • BJP wants judicial probe into EVM tampering, JVM-P wants fresh polls 18-04-2014 10:28 PM

    A day after politicians and journalists were beaten up by police while protesting tampering with EVMs after voting in Ranchi constituency, the BJP on Friday demanded a judicial probe in the allegations while the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) sought the poll be countermanded and a fresh election held. "We demand...
  • NDA's economic policy will be pro-people, in India's interests: Modi 18-04-2014 09:58 PM

    New Delhi: In an attempt to reach out to the electorate, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial pick and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that if the BJP-led government is formed at the Centre, its economic policy will be pro-people and in favour of India's business interest. "I...
  • BJP's Smriti Irani offers Gujarat model in Congress's bastion Amethi 18-04-2014 09:28 PM

    Amethi will see development on the lines of the Gujarat model if the BJP comes to power at the Centre, actor-turned-party candidate Smriti Irani said on Friday. Addressing an election rally in Raniganj, Irani said, "Jab Amethi me kamal (lotus - the symbol of BJP) khilega toh yahan ki sari...
  • Congress MLA from Delhi Hasan Ahmad allegedly attacked during press conference 18-04-2014 09:21 PM

    Congress MLA from Delhi Hasan Ahmad was on Friday allegedly attacked by a group of youths here during a press conference. About 15-20 youths entered the hotel premises, where Hasan, who has been appointed observer by Congress for Uttar Pradesh, was addressing a press conference and manhandled him. "They (attackers)...
  • Transgender Sonam in poll fray against Rahul, Irani 18-04-2014 09:02 PM

    Amethi: Asserting that "hijras" can do a better job than others in Parliament, transgender Sonam Kinnar has entered the poll fray against sitting MP and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in what the spirited debutant terms the emergence of the 'third front' in Indian politics. Sonam filed nomination...
  • Centre deliberately suppressing Census figures, says Harsh Vardhan 18-04-2014 08:30 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday accused the Congress-led UPA Government of deliberately not releasing Census figures as it was afraid that poor economic condition of the Muslim community under its rule would be exposed. Delhi BJP president Harsh Vardhan said that the Census process was completed in 2011 and it...
  • EC's notice to Mulayam for allegedly threatening teachers to vote for SP 18-04-2014 08:09 PM

    The Election Commission on Friday issued a show cause notice to ruling Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening school teachers appointed on contract by Uttar Pradesh government to either vote for his party in Lok Sabha polls or risk losing permanentstatus. Holding that Yadav has prima facie...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Mumbai 18-04-2014 08:05 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Shawan Sen visits various places in Mumbai to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Mumbai will vote on April 6 in the sixth phase ok Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Network18 exclusive: Narendra Modi's economic agenda 18-04-2014 07:43 PM

    Country is fed-up with Hindu-Muslim terminology: Modi My policies are pro-people: Modi Must end the religious divide:Modi I don't want to be a part of divisive politics: Modi Don't divide India in the name of secularism: Modi RSS is an important cultural organisation: Modi RSS has never forced anything on...
  • Modi says 'mother-son duo' running UPA government, not the PM 18-04-2014 07:12 PM

    Betul: There seems no stop to scathing attacks by the Congress and BJP on each other. Banking on Manmohan Singh's former advisor Sanjaya Baru's book, Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at the Congress saying that the UPA government was run by the Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. "Mother-son are...
  • Congress, its allies threatening people to get votes: BJP 18-04-2014 06:49 PM

    New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar for allegedly threatening villagers and telling them to vote for his cousin and NCP leader Supriya Sule, BJP leader Smriti Irani said the Congress and its allies are making such statements to get votes. "Congress and its allies...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP thwarts break up with TDP 18-04-2014 06:46 PM

    Amidst speculations that the Bharatiya Janata Party and Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party may part ways, BJP 's Andhra Pradesh in-charge Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that alliance between the two parties was very much intact. ...
  • Review: Second phase of Lok Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh 18-04-2014 06:46 PM

    Issues like corruption, unemployment, price spiral and social disparity have taken a back seat in Madhya Pradesh with charges and counter charges by both key rivals " the Congress and the BJP hogging all news space in the media. While the Congress has spent much of its energy in calling...
  • LS polls: After Mulayam, now Mayawati bares her prime ministerial ambitions 18-04-2014 06:32 PM

    A day after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said he would stake claim for the prime ministers post, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Friday said if her supporters voted intelligently, a "Dalit ki beti" could well be at the helm of affairs of the central government. Addressing...
  • LS polls: BJP is crossing all the limits to capture power, says Sonia Gandhi 18-04-2014 06:32 PM

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the BJP is crossing all limits in its bid to capture power and that it threatened the democratic set-up of India. "The BJP is crossing all the limits to capture power in this election. Their behaviour is extremely dangerous for a democratic set-up...
  • LS polls: Modi reaches out to Mamata, hopes of cooperation if he wins 18-04-2014 05:59 PM

    Kolkata: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has expressed the hope that if he comes to power at the centre, he would get cooperation of Mamata Banerjee government in creating a conducive atmosphere for industrialisation in West Bengal including resolving the Singur problem. "I hope I will get all sorts...
  • Attacks on Kejriwal a reflection of frustration in Modi camp: AAP 18-04-2014 05:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has claimed that the sudden spurt in the growing attacks from the Bharatiya Janta Party on Arvind Kejriwal at Varanasi is a clear reflection of the frustration in the Narendra Modi camp. In a press release, the AAP said that in less than...
  • Maran in a tough fight, keeps a low profile due to 2G 18-04-2014 05:29 PM

    Chennai: Greeting voters in the Chennai Central constituency, former Union Textiles and Telecom Minister and DMK's sitting MP, Dayanidhi Maran asks people - young and old - to give him a third chance. The seat has been with the Maran family since 1996 with Dayanidhi winning from Chennai Central in...
  • LS polls: Congress promises free TVs, laptops in Seemandhra 18-04-2014 05:21 PM

    Hyderabad: The Congress has promised free television sets along with dish connection for poor and free laptops for students of government colleges, in its manifesto for Seemandhra released on Friday. The Congress, which is facing a testing time in Seemandhra in view of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, promised freebies for...
  • LS polls: Congress attacks Narendra Modi, Ramdev on black money issue 18-04-2014 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: After releasing a three-year-old CD of Uma Bharti attacking Narendra Modi, Congress on Friday latched on to another video clip featuring yoga guru Ramdev to raise embarrassing questions on the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate's campaign against black money. Taking the battle to the Modi turf of Gujarat, Union...
  • EC is punishing me for speaking the truth: Azam Khan 18-04-2014 04:49 PM

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Friday heaped scorn at the Election Commission for its decision to lift the campaign ban on BJP general secretary Amit Shah who has been accused of delivering hate speeches. The SP leader hit out at the election watchdog for barring him...
  • West Bengal: I would have died of suffocation, says Mamata Banerjee 18-04-2014 04:34 PM

    Kolkata: "I thought I would die" of suffocation, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday as she relived the horror when she narrowly escaped a fire that broke out in her hotel room. "I could not see anything as there was smoke all round. Luckily the room was...
  • LS polls: Seemandhra migrants to decide outcome in Malkajgiri 18-04-2014 04:23 PM

    Hyderabad: A union minister, a former top cop, a bureaucrat-turned-politician and an educationist are locked in a multi-cornered contest in Malkajgiri, one of India's biggest Lok Sabha constituencies with nearly three million voters. Located on the periphery of Hyderabad, this constituency is attracting all the attention for its unique characteristics...