Lok Sabha Elections 2009

  • No friendly fight, JD-U lists BJP's follies June 1, 2009

    New Delhi: The BJP has re-elected L K Advani as its parliamentary party leader but it couldn't reach a consensus on his deputy. The party also got a jolt today as its largest ally, the Janata Dal-United, for the first time publicly accused it of mishandling the election campaign. ...
  • Watch: Goof-ups, gaffes while swearing-in May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: If making it to Manmohan Singh's team of ministers was a tough task, for some it was tougher getting it right during the swearing-in ceremony on Thursday morning. And this despite conscious efforts to get the pronunciations right. Most ministers consciously fumbled during the oath taking ritual. Take...
  • Watch: Trinamool ministers want to unseat Left in WB May 28, 2009

    A part of the new Government are 19 ministers from allied parties. The seven Trinamool ministers are clear about their agenda - they want to use their position to try and unseat the Left Front from West Bengal. Trinamool Congress minister Mohan Jatua, Sultan Ahmed and Saugata Ray spoke to...
  • Mamata and Karunanidhi: The contrast of the allies May 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Mamata has decided to spend five days every week in West Bengal, plotting the downfall of the Left government whereas DMK ministers are getting ready to move into the Capital permanently with family and friends. ...
  • Manmohan Singh: An accidental politician a second time over May 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Exactly five years to the day he was sworn in as Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh was sworn in to the post again. It has been an amazing journey for a man who called himself an accidental politician. ...
  • Vayalar Ravi confident of bettering his performance May 23, 2009

    Former UPA Cabinet Minister Vayalar Ravi is confident of doing well in the new Manmohan Singh government irrespective of what portfolio he gets. Ravi said, “PM and Sonia ji kept track of all the Ministries and the work they did. My colleagues and I turned around these ministries and that...
  • Talking Point: Is Congress playing big boss? May 21, 2009

    At a time when Cabinet formation is the major issue in the nation, allies are getting jittery. There are reports that the Congress - with the kind of numbers it has - may dispense with some, like the NCP, and RJD President Lalu Prasad is not getting a ministry this...
  • People responsible for the making of Rahul Gandhi May 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, being credited by everyone starting from the Prime Minister himself, is now seemingly in a league of his own. So how did the young shy boy of 2004 metamorphose into a smart and strategically sound politician in 2009? ...
  • Race for Cabinet Berth: Who's in who's out May 19, 2009

    The elections are over and the focus has shifted to government formation. In Verdict Special, CNN-IBN focuses on the big question: Who will be a minister? ...
  • Congress a divided house over Montek as FM May 19, 2009

    New Delhi: The big division within the Congress party is now over the finance portfolio. The economy being a key challenge, the Prime Minister wants his trusted aide Montek Singh Ahluwalia to get the job. His party doesn't agree. ...
  • Watch: CPI-M holding Karat responsible for poll defeat May 18, 2009

    Pressure is mounting on Prakash Karat to quit. ...
  • Debutant MP Azharuddin says hard work paid off May 17, 2009

    Moradabad: His team won the Indian Parliamentary League and he won his first political match. Former Indian cricket team skipper Mohammad Azharuddin, who won from Moradabad on Congress candidate spoke to Network18 on his victory. "Going from Hyderabad to Moradabad and winning was not easy. I worked hard and the hard...
  • We don't need any big party to form govt: Rajiv Shukla May 17, 2009

    Congress' leader says that he wants to see Rahul as a minister. ...
  • Watch: Cong' young faces want to see Rahul as a leader May 17, 2009

    Congress leader Sachin Pilot says that the youth of India looks upto Rahul. ...
  • Watch: BJP Prez concedes defeat May 16, 2009

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday termed the Lok Sabha poll results as "unexpected" and "disappointing" and also said that it missed the presence of party stalwart and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during the elections. ...
  • Rock The Vote: From MTV Roadies to politics May 15, 2009

    New Delhi: On CNN-IBN's election special Rock the Vote, we talk to Raghu and Rajiv of MTV Roadies fame talk politics. ...
  • Survey: Manmohan, Advani favourites for PM's post May 15, 2009

    The survey conducted by CNN-IBN is based on CSDS national election study. ...
  • Astrologers predict polls '09 most unpredictable May 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The aam aadmi is as confused as the neta. Election 2009 is predicted to be the most unpredictable of all political battles. But while the political parties wait for the numbers on May 16, astrologers are busy reading their stars. ...
  • I can help resolve the Kashmir issue: Sajjad Lone May 13, 2009

    Srinagar: He was the face of Amaranth agitation, a fierce defender of separatism on television, but in a strange turnaround, he has given up that stand to go it alone in the Lok Sabha polls. The eloquent Sajjad is contesting from Baramulla where National Conference and PDP are strong contendors. ...
  • Watch: Amma's options, Cong lures Azam May 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, whose AIADMK is widely expected to bag most of Tamil Nadu's 39 Lok Sabha seats, said on Wednesday that several political parties were wooing her. ...
  • Left will play an important role in Polls '09: Somnath May 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Former CPM member Somnath Chatterjee says that the Left will play a very important role in Lok Sabha elections 2009. He also says that West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has not approached him to re-join the party. ...
  • Watch: Tamil film stars to cast their vote May 14, 2009

    Chennai: The Tamil film industry's doyens came out in large numbers to cast their vote in Chennai. ...
  • Watch: MK says will support the Congress May 13, 2009

    New Delhi: DMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi says that he is confident of a win and that he will continue to support the Congress party. ...
  • Watch: Amma complains of malfunctioning EVMs May 13, 2009

    New Delhi: AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa talks about the disorder in Tamil Nadu elections - from booth capturing to malfunctioning electronic voting machines. ...
  • Watch: Dayanidhi Maran laughs of Amma's complaints May 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Former union minister and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran laughs off AIADMK's allegations of faulty voting machines, says Jayalalithaa complaining because she is losing. ...
  • Watch: Kanimozhi says no fear to voters switching to AIADMK May 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Every eye is on Tamil Nadu this time, which is being considered a game changer state in polls 2009. DMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter, Kanimozhi talks about why all elections are not about the number game. ...
  • Watch: Jaya Prada on polls, films and Azam Khan May 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party's star candidate from Rampur, Jaya Prada has fought a very tough battle this election. She says that though this time around, the elections have been a big challenged to her, it is up to her to give confidence to her party workers. ...
  • Watch: Azhar tries his luck from Moradabad May 13, 2009

    Former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin is contesting his first Lok Sabha elections from Moradabad. He says that while cricket is his forte, politics is a different ball game altogether. ...
  • People say my work speaks: Sidhu May 13, 2009

    Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu is seeking re-election from the seat. ...
  • Mulayam involved in spat with poll officials May 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been caught on camera involved in a brawl with Election Commission officials at a polling station where re-polling was held on Monday. An angry Mulayam is seen barging into the Parasna polling station in Mainpuri and is also seen slapping a man. Mulayam...