Lok Sabha Elections

  • Over 14,000 postal ballots used in Delhi for Lok Sabha elections 17-04-2014 04:59 PM

    Over 14,000 of around 75,000 Delhi Police and civil officials deployed on election duty on April 10 in New Delhi have exercised their franchise through postal ballots. Delhi Election Commission had distributed around 30,000 postal ballots and nearly 45,000 Election Duty Certificates (EDCs) to security personnel and civil officials who...
  • Congress appeals to voters to defeat Narendra Modi in Varanasi 17-04-2014 04:55 PM

    Congress on Thursday appealed to the electorate of Varanasi to defeat BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi. Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said the whole country was curiously looking at the results of this ancient city known for its culture, religion...
  • LS polls: 6 Jharkhand seats record 55.29 per cent voter turnout in second phase 17-04-2014 04:51 PM

    Voters were seen lining up at polling stations as 55.34per cent of the electorate in Jharkhand on Thursday voted for the six Lok Sabha seats from the state. Officials said 55.34per cent had voted till 3 pm and added that Koderma witnessed61.98 per cent, Giridih 58 per cent, Hazaribagh 51.5...
  • WB: EC seeks report over Left's complain against TMC in Cooch Behar 17-04-2014 04:50 PM

    The Election Commission has sought a report from the returning officer of Cooch Behar parliamentary seat, where polling is on in the first phase in West Bengal on Thursday, following complaints by Forward Bloc candidate, Dipak Kumar Roy. Roy has submitted several complaints to Returning Officer Mohan Gandhi of booth...
  • Watch: First time voters narrate their experience 17-04-2014 04:47 PM

    Watch first time voters across India narrate their experience at the polling booth. ...
  • Pune residents find names missing in voters' list, details changed 17-04-2014 04:44 PM

    Several residents in Pune couldn't exercise their franchise as their names were missing from the voters' list and a few found their details had been changed. ...
  • BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi over 'fool' remark on Modi 17-04-2014 04:41 PM

    In a counter attack on Rahul Gandhi for asking Narendra Modi to "stop fooling" the people, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday said voters are not "ullus" (fools) if they exercise their vote against the Congress. Jaitley, who is facing a tough contest in Amritsar, said Rahul must accept that...
  • Watch: 103-year-old casts his vote 17-04-2014 04:38 PM

    103-year-old voter, Masu Ram from Heeranagar, Jammu, tells us why we should exercise our franchise. ...
  • LS polls: Chandrababu Naidu, Jaganmohan Reddy file nominations 17-04-2014 04:33 PM

    TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and his mother Y S Vijayamma were among the high-profile candidates who filed their nominations on Thursday for the Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh. Naidu's son N Lokesh filed the nomination on behalf of...
  • Respect EC orders, will be more careful in future: Amit Shah 17-04-2014 04:30 PM

    BJP's UP In-charge Amit Shah who has been banned from holding rallies by the Election Commission, has said, "I have no intentions of disturbing the elections. I have received instructions from the EC and I will be more careful in the future." ...
  • Only rich become richer in Gujarat, claims Rahul Gandhi 17-04-2014 04:01 PM

    Keeping up his attack on Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi questioned Modi's development claims. "In Gujarat, people do not get jobs , only rich become richer, industrialists get land in Gujarat," he said. ...
  • Jaswant Singh, Sachin Pilot seek re-election from Rajasthan 17-04-2014 03:59 PM

    Union Minister Sachin Pilot and veteran leader Jaswant Singh are amongst the MPs seeking re-election from Rajasthan in phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • No Modi wave in south India, says Tharoor 17-04-2014 03:41 PM

    Chennai: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said that the Lok Sabha elections wasn't only about who should be in power but it was a fundamental battle between the heart and the soul of India. Tharoor also denied a Narendra Modi wave in south India. Speaking to the media in...
  • Voting on in Bihar; Misa Bharti, Ram Kripal Yadav, Sushil Modi cast votes 17-04-2014 03:38 PM

    An electorate of 11,85,07,86 are exercising their franchise in 11,846 polling stations to decide the fate of 117 candidates in the Lok Sabha constituencies. Prominent among the candidates are actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, former Home Secretary RK Singh, Lalu Prasad's eldest daughter Misa Bharti and her two uncles Ramkripal Yadav and...
  • Chief ministers Naveen Patnaik, Raman Singh cast their votes 17-04-2014 03:35 PM

    Odisha and Chhattisgarh chief ministers Naveen Patnaik and Raman Singh cast their votes for the Phase V of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • WB: CPM alleges attack by TMC in Coochbehar 17-04-2014 03:29 PM

    Left parties have alleged attack on its party workers by Trinamool Congress in the district, where polling is on in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Thursday. CPM, in a complaint to the to the election commission authorities alleged that one of its party worker...
  • Lalu's daughter Misa allegedly destroys EVM machine after 'assault' 17-04-2014 03:29 PM

    Patna: An Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in Pataliputra was reportedly damaged by RJD candidate and Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharati. The RJD alleged that Misa was manhandled by BJP supporters at the booth. The BJP has fielded former RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav from the seat against Bharati. Yadav joined...
  • Chidambaram rebuffs Modi's claims, calls him 'encounter CM' 17-04-2014 03:23 PM

    Chennai: Finance Minister P Chidambaram launched an attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, calling him a "compulsive liar" and an "encounter Chief Minister". "Mr Modi is a compulsive liar. There was no re-count in Sivaganga. He knows that. Yet he lies. If he insists on calling me Recounting...
  • Modi attacks Manmohan, says country needs a PM who has a say 17-04-2014 03:18 PM

    Erode: Hitting out Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that the 2014 Lok Sabha election is for a PM who has a voice in his government. "This election is for a decisive and accountable PM. A PM who has a voice in his...
  • LS polls: EC launches online media channel for voter awareness 17-04-2014 03:15 PM

    Aimed to motivate voters to exercise their franchise and provide information on the polling process, the Election Commission has launched its own internet-based media arm called 'Voter Education Channel'. Numerous video clips featuring iconic personalities urging citizens to vote have been uploaded on the channel and can be viewed on...
  • Modi alleges distribution of watches with Chidambaram's picture 17-04-2014 03:12 PM

    Sharpening his attack on P Chidambaram, BJP leader Narendra Modi on Thursday alleged wrist watches with photos of the Finance Minister were being distributed to voters and demanded a probe by the Election Commission. "In Tamil Nadu, there is a Congress leader--recounting Minister-- he is so afraid that he ran...
  • 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...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Jailed Irom Sharmila not allowed to cast vote in Manipur 17-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a fast for 13 years against a special, stringent anti-terror act in Manipur, was on Thursday not allowed to vote in the Lok Sabha polls as per law. "Under Section 62 (5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951,...
  • 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...
  • CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar appeals to voters to exercise their franchise 17-04-2014 02:24 PM

    Go out and exercise your franchise - an appeal from CNN-IBN. ...
  • Being President's son always puts pressure to perform, says Abhijit Mukherjee 17-04-2014 02:17 PM

    Being son of a president always puts added pressure on him to perform as a public representative and carrying on the work started by his father is the biggest challenge ahead, Congress candidate from Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee has said. "Being the son of a stalwart like Pranab Mukherjee is always...
  • This Lok Sabha polls, there are at least 450 voters named 'Amitabh Bachchan', 2 'Surma Bhopali', 1 'Mr India', 7000 'Gabbar Singh'! 17-04-2014 02:16 PM

    If you thought Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was inimitable, Amitabh Bachchan, the son of Ramavilas from Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh would politely beg to differ. Of the hundreds and thousands of names on the electoral rolls on the Election Commission website, there are around 450 people named Amitabh Bachchan. Interestingly,...
  • 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...
  • People want to see Modi as the PM: Sriramulu 17-04-2014 02:07 PM

    BJP candidate from Bellary, Sriramulu while speaking to CNN IBN said that people wanted to see Narendra Modi as the PM. ...
  • UK envoy travels to Patna to observe, understand Lok Sabha elections 17-04-2014 01:52 PM

    With a curiosity to observe elections and understand its process, UK envoy James Bevan travelled to Patna. He also spoke to the polling officers at the booth. ...