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  • J&K elections: 28 school drop-outs, 55 crorepatis contesting in 2nd phase December 1, 2014

    Srinagar: Out of the 175 candidates in fray in 18 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir which are going to polls in the second phase on Tuesday, 97 or more than 50 per cent are not graduates and nine have criminal cases against them. The affidavits submitted by the candidates along with...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: AAP releases first list of 22 candidates, includes controversial Somnath Bharti's name November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party released its first list of candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections with controversial former law minister Somnath Bharti's name figuring in it. Besides Bharti, three other former ministers Saurabh Bhardwaj, Satyendra Jain and Girish Soni have been fielded again. Somnath Bharti was embroiled in an escalating...
  • J&K: Candidate mentions 'daughter's marriage' as liability in poll affidavit, faces flak November 11, 2014

    Srinagar: In an interesting incident, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, who is contesting the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir elections has come under attack for mentioning his daughter's marriage as a liability in his nomination papers. But Bhat, who is contesting the polls on a Congress ticket from Ganderbal, has pleaded ignorance saying...
  • J&K: Filing nominations for first phase ends today November 5, 2014

    Srinagar: The last date for filing nomination papers for the first phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir ends on Wednesday. Sources said many senior ministers and politicians will file their papers on Wednesday. Polls will be held on 15 assembly seats Nov 25 in the first phase of the five-phased assembly...
  • BJP releases second list of candidates for J&K assembly polls November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Election Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Tuesday evening released a list of 45 candidates for upcoming Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections. The second list of candidates of BJP for J&K Assembly Polls are as follow: Bandipora: Abdul Rehman Tekri Ganderbal: Sheik Rashid Kargil: Abdul Aziz Zanskar: Sianzin Lakpa ...
  • Haryana Assembly elections 2014: The key players in Karnal October 10, 2014

    Karnal: Karnal has been a constituency dominated by the Punjabi community. Congress's Sumita Singh is the current MLA, but the competition is a tough three-way fight in this year's Assembly elections. While the main battle will be fought between the Congress and the BJP, the INLD and an Independent candidate are...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress, NCP rebels flock BJP September 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress and NCP rebels, including sitting MLAs and ministers who joined the BJP ahead of next month's Assembly elections in Maharashtra, figure in the list of the party candidates in more than a dozen constituencies. These rebels are likely to queer the pitch for the official nominees of both the...
  • Maharashtra elections: Shiv Sena to contest all 288 seats September 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena will contest all 288 seats in the Maharashtra Assembly elections and the list of candidates has been completed on Friday night. The Sena has also refused to name its candidates publicly. The party has asked candidates to directly fill forms for nomination. September 27 is the last date...
  • Maharashtra elections: Congress releases second list of candidates September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After parting ways with the Nationalist Congress Party, Congress has released its second list of 143 candidates for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls that includes senior leader Shivajirao Moghe and other top leaders in the state. The party released the list late Friday night. PCC spokesman Sachin Sawant...
  • Maharashtra polls: After parting ways with Sena, BJP to declare its candidates today September 26, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party will announce its list of candidates for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections on Friday evening, after it parted ways with its 25-year-old ally Shiv Sena. The party, however, has decided not to project its chief minister candidate. The Shiv Sena, on the other hand, will not make...
  • Assembly bypolls: Samajwadi Party announces three more candidates August 9, 2014

    The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday announced candidates for three more Assembly seats, for which byelections are to be held. Former MLA Vachaspati Pasi has been nominated for Sirathu seat, Kaptan Singh Rajput for Chakhari and Mahendra Singh Patel for Rohania, SP national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav...
  • 94 candidates in fray for Assembly bypolls August 6, 2014

    A total of 94 candidates are in the fray for byelections to 10BiharAssembly seats to be held on August 21 after the last date of withdrawal of nominations got over today. BiharChief Electoral Officer(CEO)AjayV Nayak said altogether 104 persons had filed nomination papers to contest the bypolls of which eight of...
  • Canara Bank withdraws its controversial recruitment form that seeks candidate's medical history July 13, 2014

    Chennai: Canara Bank has dragged itself into a controversy over its recruitment process that needs a candidate to submit his/her private medical details including a woman's menstrual history, chest measurement and even evidence of pregnancy. "It is an affront on the candidates who already have undergone two streams...
  • AAP to renominate almost all 27 MLAs for fresh Delhi polls June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After its rout in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP has decided to renominate almost all its 27 sitting legislators if Delhi goes to polls, the party said on Saturday. "The screening process is in its final stages and we will be renominating almost all our 27 MLAs for the...
  • Bombs strike Afghan Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah's convoy June 6, 2014

    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says two bombs struck his convoy as it was leaving a campaign event at a wedding hall in Kabul, wounding his security guards. An AP reporter and a police officer at the scene of the blast said several people were wounded. It was not immediately clear...
  • West Bengal elects eight Muslim MPs in 2014 LS polls May 18, 2014

    While the number of Muslim members in the 16th Lok Sabha at 23 will be the lowest after 1952, West Bengal leads the country in this respect with as many as eight elected from the community. The 16th Lok Sabha with 23 Muslim members has seven less than the outgoing house,...
  • Two women win Assembly polls in Arunachal Pradesh May 17, 2014

    Itanagar: In a state where women voters outnumber males, only two women could make it to the 60member Assembly from among the total seven who had contested this time. The two winning candidates Karya Bagang (Chayangtajo) and Gum Tayeng (Dambuk) are from the ruling Congress. Both won the seats for...
  • Lok Sabha elections: The key candidates May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The counting day is less than 24 hours away. On Friday, the 16th of May, India will have announced its new Prime Minister. However, it's not just one individual we are looking at in these elections. There are several key candidates fighting in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and...
  • Counting tomorrow; nearly 8000 candidates for 543 LS seats May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Votes polled in the ninephased Lok Sabha elections will be counted on Friday to decide who will form the next government. Election Commission said the counting exercise to be held at 989 counting centres is likely to be completed by 5 PM and trends will be available by 11...
  • LS polls: Candidates can be disqualified if info not disclosed, says SC May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Candidates fighting elections can be disqualified if they fail to disclose information about assets and liabilities of even their spouse and dependent children, the Supreme Court has held. A bench of justices Surinder Singh Nijjar (since retired) and AK Sikri said that a person contesting elections is also...
  • Bengal candidate has Rs 20,000 cash in hand but Rs 2,000 crore in poll affidavit May 12, 2014

    Kolkata: An independent candidate fighting from two Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal has declared assets worth a whopping Rs 2,000 crore, making her one of the richest in the fray in the general election across the country. However, Shamali Das says her ownership of the vast wealth is only...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Varanasi, Chennai South tie at highest number of candidates May 11, 2014

    Apart from the highstakes battle, the Varanasi constituency has achieved the distinction of having the highest number of 42 candidates in fray in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, though it has to share the honour with Chennai South which has an equal number of contestants. BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi,...
  • States with highest percentage of crorepati candidates have none with criminal records May 8, 2014

    Now that Association of Democratic Reforms' tabulated analysed affidavits for all 543 constituencies, let's see where the rich candidates live. On measure is to look at the number of crorepati candidates.Uttar Pradesh, with over 400 crorepati candidates, tops the list. However, it also tops the list of number of candidates...
  • Story map: Key constituencies and candidates in phase 8 of Lok Sabha elections 2014 May 6, 2014

    64 Lok Sabha seats are voting in the 8th phase of the Lok Sabha election on Wednesday. The divided Andhra Pradesh with 25 seats will be voting in a single phase. It is also voting for the state assembly with 175 seats. Two Himalayan states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand...
  • Bihar, Kerala top list of candidates with serious criminal cases May 5, 2014

    Now that most candidates' affidavits have been processed by Association for Democratic Reforms, we revisit our earlier visualisations on criminal cases. Let's start with the percentage of candidates with criminal cases. On the left was our earlier result. On the right is the current result. Most of the large parties, except...
  • BSP candidate Chandradip Ram files case against Ramdev for antiDalit remarks April 29, 2014

    Chandradip Ram, BSP candidate from Bihar's Gopalganj constituency, on Tuesday filed a case against yoga guru Ramdev for his remarks on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi regarding Dalits. Ram filed the case in the Gopalganj district and sessions court. "Ramdev has targeted Dalits and insulted all of us. He deserves jail for...
  • Story map: Key constituencies and candidates in phase 7 of Lok Sabha elections 2014 April 29, 2014

    89 Lok Sabha seats are voting on April 30. The 7th Phase of the Lok Sabha voting will determine the fate of top candidates such as Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, L K Advani and Rajnath Singh. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls phase 7: 17 pc criminal candidates, 26 pc crorepatis April 25, 2014

    National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 1,292 candidates out of 1,295 candidates who are contesting in the Phase 7 of Lok Sabha 2014 elections. The rest of the candidates were not analysed due to unclear/incomplete affidavits uploaded on the ECI website...
  • Story map: Key constituencies and candidates in phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections 2014 April 23, 2014

    A total of 117 constituencies are going to the polls in the 6th phase of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on April 24. This interactive story map highlights the candidates to watch. ...
  • 66-year-old Independent candidate hopes to end bachelorhood after win April 22, 2014

    Barpeta (Assam): An Independent contesting from this Lok Sabha seat has promised to chase illegal migrants out, open gyms and help youths get married besides himself ending a vow and entering into the wedlock if he is elected. Kamal Uddin, 66, is a bachelor and has vowed not to get married...