Candidates

  • 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 60-member 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 nine-phased 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 high-stakes 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 anti-Dalit 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...
  • LS polls: BJP candidate Babul Supriyo gets bail in highway obstruction case April 22, 2014

    Bollywood singer and BJP candidate from West Bengal's Asansol Lok Sabha constituency Babul Supriyo was Tuesday granted bail after he surrendered in a court in connection with a case under the National Highways Act. "Supriyo today (Tuesday) surrendered in the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Asansol) A. Maiti in connection...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Over 12 per cent of TN candidates have criminal records April 22, 2014

    Over 100 candidates out of the total 845 contestants in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu have criminal cases against them. Of these, 53 candidates or six per cent face serious criminal charges relating to murder, attempt to murder and kidnapping, according to a survey by Association of...
  • BJP-TDP alliance in trouble yet again, Modi-Naidu joint rally uncertain April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a day ahead of the joint rally by BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, differences have once again cropped between the two allies over seat sharing and candidates. The BJP is reportedly upset with the TDP for fielding its candidates in three...
  • Modi promises jail for criminal candidates, BJP has 32 pc of them April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi has thundered that he would put all MPs facing criminal charges in jail once he comes to power. He said that he would not spare even the candidates from his own party BJP and the NDA allies. The Modi admirers are hailing...
  • When it comes to candidates for polls, AAP beats Congress and BJP April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has overtaken the ruling Congress and its principal challenger, the BJP, at least in the total number of candidates it has fielded across India. The AAP has fielded its candidates in 434 Lok Sabha seats. The Congress has fielded 414 candidates and the...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 14 candidates in Tamil Nadu with 'zero assets' April 21, 2014

    At a time when many Lok Sabha candidates are coming out with eye-popping details of their assets worth crores, 14 candidates in the poll fray in Tamil Nadu, mostly independents, have declared 'zero assets'. They are among 845 candidates of well established political entities, among whom are 14 contestants with high...
  • Snapshot: Candidates grab attention by their colourful attire at electoral office in Allahabad April 20, 2014

    On the last day of filing nominations for the seventh phase of 2014 Lok Sabha Election a number of independent candidates reached the District Election Officer's office to file their nominations. Many of the candidates who filed nominations may not win the electoral fight but will always be remembered for...
  • Lok Sabha polls: CPI, CPM to face each other in Vijayawada seat April 19, 2014

    After a long time, both main Communist parties - CPI and CPM - are contesting from Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituency to assess their strength and motivate their respective cadres. The Communists, either united or after the split in 1964 (when CPM was formed), have never won Vijayawada since 1952 general elections....
  • No funds to fight polls, Congress nominees in the lurch in Tamil Nadu April 19, 2014

    At a time when the Dravidian majors, AIADMK and DMK, are campaigning intensely in as many ways as possible, including roping in film stars, the Congress campaign is lacklustre in Tamil Nadu as the party is bereft of allies and its candidates short of funds to run the show. With just...
  • Vijayawada: EC issues show cause notice against AAP candidate April 17, 2014

    A show cause notice was issued against an AAP candidate from Vijayawada Lok Sabha seat and three others for allegedly violating the model code of conduct. Returning Officer J Murali issued show cause notices under section 127-A of the Peoples Representative Act to Harmohindar Singh Sahni of AAP, YSRCP worker C...
  • Candidates in Shirdi invoke Saibaba's name to woo voters April 16, 2014

    The candidates in this constituency, known as home of Shirdi Sai Baba, are wooing the voters in the name of the popular guru, assuring better infrastructure and top class facilities for devotees ahead of his death centenary in 2018. Saibaba, who lived and preached in Shirdi and surrounding areas during the...
  • Maharashtra goes for 2nd phase of LS polls on Thursday April 16, 2014

    Nineteen constituencies across Maharashtra with an estimated 3.25 crore electorate will go to polls tomorrow to decide the fate of 358 candidates, including Union Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde. About 3,24,27,558 electorate in constituencies of western Maharashtra, Marathwada, Konkan are eligible to...