Lok Sabha Polls 2009

  • Priyanka Gandhi casts vote, exudes hope May 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, on Thursday cast her vote and asserted that the party's performance in the 14th Lok Sabha polls will be better than that in the last election. "I think there will be improvement, at least that is what we hope," Gandhi told...
  • Phase4 polling date nears, politicians scramble May 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Election campaigning is on in full swing across the country for the fourth phase of the fivephase General Elections 2009. Many leaders is set to campaign in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi will be campaigning in Mathura. Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav will garner support in Kannauj...
  • Rock The Vote: Musician, percussionist urge voters to vote April 30, 2009

    The duo say they are looking for a Mahatma Gandhi in their leader. ...
  • Watch: Celebs urge Mumbaikars to vote April 30, 2009

    Many Bollywood actors are coming back to India from work to cast their votes. ...
  • Mumbai gears up to vote, actor Rahul Bose eggs it on April 30, 2009

    Mumbai: As Mumbai gears up to vote in the third phase of the general elections, support has come in from all quarters. Actor activist Rahul Bose has been going from door to door, urging voters to exercise their right. Voters too are on a high and have a list of...
  • Varun promises to mind his language, campaigns in UP April 30, 2009

    Varun Gandhi campaigned in Aligarh and Meerut on Wednesday. ...
  • Know Your Neta: Sandeep Dikshit April 30, 2009

    Here's the perfect chance to know your neta and win a prize. ...
  • Election War Room: Gear up for Phase III of polls April 29, 2009

    New Delhi: As the nation gears up to conduct Phase III of General Elections 2009, CNNIBN looks at the states of West Bengal and Gujaral. A large part of Bengal and the whole of Gujarat will be voting on Thursday. In Gujarat, BJP has fielded 19 new faces. Will the...
  • Rock the vote: Leaders' aspirations through a filmy song April 29, 2009

    Find Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, L K Advani in a new look. ...
  • Mumbai campaigning ends, candidates slow down April 29, 2009

    Mumbai: The campaign process has just ended for candidates in fray in Mumbai. But many ask if the large number of new voters could become their biggest worry. With almost two crore new voters in Maharashtra and five lakh new voters in Mumbai, its a record rise in numbers. What...
  • Know Your Neta: Vinod Khanna April 29, 2009

    Here's the perfect chance to know your neta and win a prize. ...
  • Maya slams Cong, BJP for neglecting Sikhs April 28, 2009

    Chandigarh: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday blamed both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for failing to ensure justice for the Sikh community. "It was a mistake of only one or two people who killed then prime minister Indira Gandhi but the whole Sikh community had...
  • MamataSonia alliance uneasy as Congress soft on Left April 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi launched an attack on the Left partys rule in West Bengal. There has been no development of West Bengal for so many years. Left government has done nothing for uplift of people here, she told a rally that she addressed in the state. That, some would say...
  • Rock The Vote: Vote to make cities safer for women April 28, 2009

    A young writer from Delhi urges people to cast their votes. ...
  • PM's chair not a heirloom, Bardhan tells Sonia April 28, 2009

    Kolkata: The Communist Party India on Monday attacked Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her criticism of leaders of the other parties who want to become prime minister. Taking on Sonia over her reported statement that it had become a fashion for political leaders of various parties to aspire to be...
  • Know Your Neta: Manvendra Singh April 27, 2009

    Answer this politician's question and see how well you know your neta. ...
  • Devil's Advocate: Arun Shourie on black money issue April 27, 2009

    Karan Thapar: How important is it to bring back money illegally stashed in foreign tax havens? That is the key issue I shall explore with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Arun Shourie. Mr Shourie, perhaps no right thinking person can even question the need to bring back money that is illegally stashed...
  • Kings and Queens: The making of LK Advani April 26, 2009

    Find out how a boy from an affluent Sindhi family became a hardliner. ...
  • Show me the money: Shekhar Suman declares assests April 26, 2009

    The actorturnedpolitician has assests worth Rs 18 crore. ...
  • Jaya suggests separate Eelam to end Lankan strife April 26, 2009

    Erode (Tamil Nadu): Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J Jayalalithaa on Saturday said a separate Eelam alone would be a permanent solution for the ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka. Launching her electioneering in the western parts of Tamil Nadu by addressing a...
  • Repoll in parts of Bihar, Chhattisgarh April 25, 2009

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday ordered repoll in 146 voting stations in Bihar and 58 in Jharkhand where balloting was held in the first phase April 16. The date for the repolling in Bihar would be announced later, Deputy Election Commissioner R. Balakrishnan told reporters. "Repoll in 58 polling stations...
  • Hurriyat asks Kashmir to boycott polls April 23, 2009

    Srinagar: Reversing its earlier stand of "noninterference in elections", the separatist Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday asked people in Jammu and Kashmir to stay away from the Lok Sabha polls. The Hurriyat boycott comes months after people in the troubled state rejected the separatists' call not to...
  • Joining NDA was a blunder, says Paswan April 23, 2009

    Lok Janskati Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan is all geared up for the elections and is confident that he along with Lalu Prasad will emerge as the winners in Bihar. As Bihar goes to the second phase of the General Elections, in an exclusive interview to CNNIBN Paswan called...
  • 25 pc voting in six hours in Maharashtra April 23, 2009

    Mumbai: Nearly 25 per cent of the electorate had cast their votes by 1300 hrs IST Thursday as polling proceeded peacefully in 25 parliamentary constituencies in Maharashtra, an election official said. "The average voting was 14.4 per cent till 1100 hrs IST and a little above 25 per cent by 1300...
  • Polling picks up in Karnataka, 2025 pc turnout April 23, 2009

    Bangalore: Polling, which began on a dull note, picked up momentum, with 22 to 25 per cent of the over 2.62 crore electorate voting by noon in the 17 Lok Sabha segments that went to the polls in the first phase in Karnataka, on Thursday. Voting, which began...
  • MP peaceful, records over 20 pc voting April 23, 2009

    Bhopal: Over 20 per cent voting was recorded by 1100 hrs IST for 13 of Madhya Pradesh's 29 parliamentary seats where polling was being held on Thursday amid tight security in the first of the state's two phase Lok Sabha elections, officials said. According to officials, 20.45 per cent of the...
  • Moderate voting in Assam, PM casts vote April 23, 2009

    Guwahati: Moderate to brisk polling was recorded till noon on Thursday for the second and final phase of parliamentary elections in Assam, while a soldier of the Indian Army was killed and two wounded in an ambush by tribal separatists in Assam's North Cachar Hills district that had gone to...
  • Jharkhand: Naxals strike | Firing | Target CRPF April 23, 2009

    Maoists struck with impunity triggering landmines and indiscriminate firing in Jharkhand as polling for the second phase of elections to Lok Sabha got underway, even as moderate to brisk polling was reported from across 12 states. Two poll officials were injured when the ultras exploded a bomb striking an official vehicle...
  • Naxal fear keeps voters away in Bihar booths April 23, 2009

    Sitamarhi (Bihar): Scared of the threats of the banned Maoist guerillas to boycott polls, voters have not turned up in nine polling booths in Sitamarhi Lok Sabha seat of Bihar on Thursday morning. Official sources said here that the Maoists had given poll boycott call and also pasted threatening posters....
  • Naxals strike at polling booth in Jharkhand April 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Maoists struck with impunity triggering landmines and indiscriminate firing in Jharkhand as polling for the second phase of elections to Lok Sabha got underway, even as moderate to brisk polling was reported from across 12 states. Two poll officials were injured when the ultras exploded a bomb striking an...