2014 Lok Sabha Polls

  • Name missing from voters list, Bihar DGP fails to cast vote 17-04-2014 02:57 PM

    Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) Abhyanand could not cast his vote on Thursday as his name did not figure in the voters list. "My name is not in voters list hence I am not able to exercise my franchise," Abhyanand told PTI. He said the same had happened last...
  • Man commits suicide by immolating himself at a polling center 17-04-2014 02:48 PM

    A man allegedly committed suicide on Thursday by immolating himself at a polling center in Aonla Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The 25-year-old deceased identified as Hari Singh immolated himself in an inebriated state at the polling center at Ram Bharose Lal Inter College in Devchara. He...
  • Kejriwal launches a major dialogue with voters, calls for Modi's defeat 17-04-2014 02:36 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who admitted he should have consulted the people before he decided to quit as Delhi chief minister and resign his government, has launched a major dialogue with voters here while calling for the defeat of BJP icon Narendra Modi. The former Delhi chief minister sprung a...
  • BJP defends Amit Shah, says he did not violate the model code 17-04-2014 02:12 PM

    BJP today came out in defence of Amit Shah, saying Narendra Modi'sclose aide, who was censured by the Election Commission for controversial poll speeches, did not violate the Model Code of Conduct. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, at the same time, welcomed the poll panel's action against Uttar Pradesh Minister...
  • Even best bowlers bowl a no-ball: Amit Shah on EC ruling 16-04-2014 11:54 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's close aide and BJP leader Amit Shah on Wednesday agreed to abide by the Election Commission's decision of censuring him for violation of the Model Code of Conduct and compared himself with the "best bowler" who also bowls a no-ball. "The intention in my speeches was...
  • CDs of Azam Khan, Amit Shah hate speeches being examined 16-04-2014 04:15 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Police have begun probing the hate speeches made by BJP general secretary Amit Shah and senior Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan, officials said Wednesday. The CDs of the speeches will undergo forensic scrutiny, Inspector General of the Special Task Force Ashish Gupta said. "The CDs have been...
  • My years in movies help me as politician: Hema Malini 16-04-2014 04:10 PM

    Actress Hema Malini, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency, says her years of toil in the film industry have helped her survive as a politician. "All my years in movies - all the hard work, tough outdoor schedules, long hours - have all helped me in...
  • BJP to ask poll panel to de-recognise Samajwadi Party 16-04-2014 03:57 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party will petition the Election Commission to cancel the recognition of the Samajwadi Party, leaders said Wednesday. Laxmikant Bajpayi, Uttar Pradesh state BJP president, said the step was being taken in view of the speeches of Urban Development Minister Mohd Azam Khan read out at election rallies...
  • BJP Slams Priyanka for Finding Fault With Family Members 16-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi's attack on the BJP over its "divisive" ideology on Wednesday invited sharp retort from the party, which said the mentality of the Congress had become so "depraved" that it was finding fault with its family members. The BJP was referring to Priyanka's barbs at cousin and BJP leader...
  • Two tiffin-bombs found in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh; 2 Naxals held 16-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces and polling parties during Lok Sabha elections, were found in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Kanker is among the three Lok Sabha seats going to polls on Thursday in the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections. Besides,...
  • Priyanka starts campaign in Raebareli, takes on Narendra Modi 16-04-2014 01:53 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday kick-started the poll campaign in her mother Sonia Gandhi's constituency Rae Bareli projecting the next Lok Sabha polls as a battle between two ideologies and making a veiled attack on Narendra Modi, saying only one man takes all decisions in BJP. "There is one ideology under...
  • BJP fields 'Mahal' opponent to keep Scindia in check in Guna 16-04-2014 01:04 PM

    Though Gwalior and Guna Lok Sabha seats have been considered as bastions of the royal Scindia family, the BJP with its 'Mission-29' (seats) in Madhya Pradesh has fielded former Bajrang Dal chief Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya from Guna to challenge his powerful rival Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. The ruling BJP zeroed...
  • 'Chai & paanwalahs' eye nomination date with Modi in Varanasi 16-04-2014 12:52 PM

    Varanasi: Chaiwalahs or tea sellers of Benares seem to have joined an unofficial race to join the 'Kashi Naresh' for accompanying BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his nomination. Speculation is rife a paanwala and 'Kashi Naresh' (Benares king) Anant Narayan Singh may propose Modi's name for nomination after...
  • FIR registered against 10 people for burning effigy of Election Commission 16-04-2014 11:54 AM

    An FIR has been registered against 10 persons for burning an effigy of the Election Commission to protest against the poll body's ban on rallies of SP leader Mohd Azam Khan in UP. A group of youth gathered at Agenty crossing last night and burnt the effigy of EC to...
  • LS polls: Harish Rawat's wife enters fray from Haridwar 16-04-2014 08:09 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's wife Renuka Rawat, sitting Congress MP from Nainital KC Singh Baba and Samajwadi Party's Avtar Singh were among 13 candidates who entered the fray on Tuesday for five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand going to polls on May 7. Renuka filed her nomination for Haridwar...
  • Only Narendra Modi can develop India: Chandrababu Naidu 15-04-2014 11:07 PM

    Rajahmundry (AP): Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu today said only BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi could bring about overall development in the country. "Modi would bring all-round development...He will develop the country as one of the greatest countries in world," Naidu said during a roadshow at Kethavaram in...
  • Poll panel unfair, prejudiced against SP: Mulayam 15-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has targeted the Election Commission (EC) by saying the gag order on SP leader Azam Khan was "unjust and prejudiced". Yadav said in case the EC did not withdraw the order banning Azam Khan from holding election campaigns, millions of his party workers...
  • AIADMK is not a B-team of the BJP: Jayalalithaa 15-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Chennai: Hitting at the BJP yet again, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that the AIADMK is not a B team to the BJP. She reiterated her old stand that she is not supporting the Congress or the BJP after the Lok Sabha elections. Addressing an election meeting, Jaya...
  • Fresh FIR lodged against Azam Khan for making 'provocative speech' at Bijnor rally 15-04-2014 02:37 PM

    Another FIR has been lodged against controversial Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan for making a provocative speech at an election rally in Afzalgarh in Bijnor district. The FIR was registered against Khan on Apr 13 night at Afzalgarh police station here for violation of model code of conduct, official...
  • Animal-rights activist Maneka Gandhi declares assets worth Rs 40 crore 15-04-2014 01:36 PM

    Animal-rights activist and BJP MP Maneka Gandhi has declared assets, including a rifle, worth about Rs 40 crore. A sitting MP from Uttar Pradesh's Aonla, Maneka is contesting general elections from Pilibhit constituency. Her son Varun Gandhi represents Pilibhit in Lok Sabha. She has declared assets worth Rs 37.41 crore...
  • Kejriwal reaches Varanasi, greeted with posters calling him a 'deserter' 15-04-2014 10:28 AM

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday arrived in the holy city for a month-long campaign and was greeted with posters that accused him of being a 'deserter', an apparent reference to his resignation as Delhi Chief Minister within 49 days of taking charge. Kejriwal, who will fight BJP's...
  • BJP chief Rajnath Singh meets Muslim clerics in Lucknow 15-04-2014 08:34 AM

    Attempting to reach out to Muslims, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Monday met some clerics while campaigning in Lucknow. "Had meetings with renowned clerics like Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, Maulana Kahild Rasheed and Maulana Kalbe Jawad in Lko," Singh tweeted along with the picture of his meeting with them. Rajnath Singh...
  • Marandi blames Congress, BJP and JMM for Jharkhand's woes 15-04-2014 08:15 AM

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) chief Babulal Marandi on Monday accused Congress, BJP as well as JMM for the prevailing state of affairs of Jharkhand while appealing to people to vote for his party to ensure rapid development. Addressing an election meeting at Agrico Maidan here, Marandi said the country...
  • JMM always work for minorities, says Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren 14-04-2014 03:31 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has said JMM always discharged its responsibility to protect the interest of the minority community and he as a chief minister made sincere efforts for their welfare within a short tenure in power. "JMM has always cared for the dignity of the community and taken...
  • Shatrughan seeks blessings from Suman's mother 14-04-2014 03:22 PM

    Forgetting past political rivalry, 'Bihari babu' Shatrughan Sinha met Sekhar Suman and sought blessings from the actor's mother in the election to the Patna Sahib parliamentary seat. Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, he will be addressing a rally in Bihar's Fatuha on Monday. Sinha, while seeking blessing from Suman's mother...
  • Fresh FIR against Azam Khan for making 'provocative' speech during Bijnor rally 14-04-2014 01:31 PM

    Another FIR has been lodged against controversial SP leader Mohd Azam Khan for allegedly making a provocative speech at an election rally in Nehtaur in Bijnor district. The FIR was lodged by Assistant Returning officer Sanjay Kumar Singh on Sunday at Nehtaur Police Station, police said on Monday. Khan has...
  • Narrow escape for BSP chief Mayawati, as plane develops technical snag on runway 14-04-2014 10:45 AM

    Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati had a narrow escape late on Sunday when the front wheel of her charter plane got stuck during landing, officials said on Monday. The incident took place at Lucknow airport when the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo was on her way back from campaigning in...
  • 38,835 booths set up for first phase of LS polls in Rajasthan 14-04-2014 09:37 AM

    More than 38,000 polling booths have been set up in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan where the first phase of voting would take place on April 17. As many as 38,835 polling booths have been set up in 20 constituencies going to polls for the first phase of Lok...
  • LS polls: UP government will fall after Modi becomes PM, claims Uma 14-04-2014 09:24 AM

    BJP leader Uma Bharti on Sunday claimed that a number of Samajwadi Party legislators are in touch with her and the Uttar Pradesh government will fall once Narendra Modi becomes prime minister. "People of the state and even legislators are angry with Akhilesh Yadav government. After Narendra Modi becomes prime...
  • LS polls: Like CBI, EC too working under Centre's influence, says Azam Khan 14-04-2014 09:03 AM

    An unperturbed Azam Khan on Sunday threatened to move court against Election Commission's ban on him, alleging that the poll watch dog was working under the "influence" of the Centre. "EC too is working on the pattern of CBI, which happens to remain under the influence of the Centre," the...