Lok Sabha

  • Nitish defends parting ways with NDA, slams BJP and Congress 17-04-2014 09:28 PM

    Defending his decision to part ways with the NDA, senior JD(U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said he had no regrets. "Our alliance worked smoothly so long as the BJP put aside contentious issues, but the moment we realised the party intended to raise controversial issues to attain...
  • Jaganmohan Reddy owns assets worth Rs 343 crore, but no vehicle 17-04-2014 09:15 PM

    Kadapa: YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy owns assets of more than Rs 343 crore but does not own a vehicle. Jagan on Thursday filed his nomination for Pulivendula Assembly seat in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. According to his affidavit filed along with the nomination, Jagan owns movable assets...
  • Naxals trigger landmine blast in Kanker, none hurt 17-04-2014 09:04 PM

    Naxals triggered a landmine blast on Thursday in insurgency-hit Kanker Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh when a polling party escorted by security forces was returning after conducting elections in the region. However, no injuries or causalities were reported in the blast. "The incident took place under Bhanupratappur police station limits...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Mathura 17-04-2014 08:55 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Arunima visits Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, and Mathura constituencies in Uttar Pradesh to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Uttar Pradesh has 80 Parliamentary constituencies. ...
  • Narendra Modi is like Idi Amin, Hitler, Mussolini: Singhvi 17-04-2014 08:40 PM

    New Delhi Congress on Thursday put Narendra Modi in the rogue's gallery with the likes of "dictators" Hitler, Mussolini, Idi Amin and Zia Ul Haq. "All these dictators were popularly elected but their election did not mean their exoneration from charges of genocide and human rights violations," party spokesman Abhishek...
  • WB: Narrow escape for Mamata as fire breaks out in her hotel 17-04-2014 08:30 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday had a narrow escape after a fire broke out in a hotel room she was staying in Malda district while she was campaigning for the April 24 Lok Sabha poll. The police said that at around 6.40 pm the AC in the...
  • Open Mike: Is the young professional/business class Modi's prime support base? 17-04-2014 08:11 PM

    In a special series 'Open Mike' CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Ahmedabad, which is known as the 'Karam Bhoomi' of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Standing at the Sabarmati riverfront, she takes the views of some professionals and businessmen on the development in Ahmedabad by the Gujarat government....
  • Odisha: None turn up to vote in 8 booths in Maoist-hit areas 17-04-2014 07:39 PM

    Though there was peaceful repolling in 15 booths in Maoist-hit Chitrakonda Assembly seat in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Thursday, no votes were cast in eight polling stations mostly due to fear, official sources said. No votes were polled in the seven booths in cut-off areas of Balimela reservoir -- Andrapalli,...
  • A Billion Votes: Biggest phase of polling ends in 121 constituencies 17-04-2014 07:32 PM

    A large number of voters exercised their franchise across 121 constituencies in 12 states in the fifth and the biggest phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 17. While some seats witnessed a massive rush of voters pushing the turnout to well over 70 per cent, several others saw a...
  • Congress writes to EC against importing of convicts to Amritsar 17-04-2014 07:28 PM

    Congress on Thursday filed a complaint to Election Commission alleging that criminals, convicted for heinous crimes such as murder, were being imported to Amritsar with the "motive of intimidating and hoodwinking" its supporters and workers. Karanpal Sekhon, the election agent of Congress candidate from Amritsar Amarinder Singh, in his complaint...
  • Congress releases CD of Uma Bharti slamming Modi as 'Vinash Purush' 17-04-2014 07:22 PM

    New Delhi Mining out fresh ammunition for a prospective slugfest, Congress on Thursday released a three-year-old video clip in which senior party leader Uma Bharti has purportedly described Narendra Modi as an agent of destruction and his development claims of Gujarat as a "sham". In the audio-visual presentation, Bharti who...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Voters seal the fate of 1,769 candidates in EVMs 17-04-2014 07:22 PM

    New Delhi: A large number of voters exercised their franchise across 121 constituencies in 12 states in the fifth and the biggest phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 17. While some seats witnessed a massive rush of voters pushing the turnout to well over 70 per cent, several others...
  • BJP, TDP try to salvage their broken alliance in Andhra 17-04-2014 07:13 PM

    Hyderabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Telugu Desam Party have started negotiations to keep the alliance intact in Andhra Pradesh. BJP in-charge for Andhra Pradesh Prakash Javadekar is holding talks with TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu. According to sources, the BJP is hopeful of finding an early solution. The TDP...
  • Accession of J&K will go if Article 370 is abolished: Farooq 17-04-2014 07:09 PM

    Srinagar: Union Minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India will end if Article 370 is abolished. "It (accession) will certainly end. There is no doubt in it. Our accession is dependent on Article 370. Article 370 is the bridge...
  • LS polls: 3 Chhattisgarh seats witness moderate polling, 63.44 percent voter turnout recorded 17-04-2014 07:05 PM

    Balloting was moderate in Chhattisgarh's three Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday, marking the second phase of polling in the state.63.44 per cent voting was recorded in the three constituencies, an official said. Polling was held in Mahasamund, Rajnandgaon and Kanker and will be held in the remaining seven constituencies on...
  • Azam Khan's comments are meaningless: Begum Noor Bano 17-04-2014 07:03 PM

    Congress candidate from Moradabad seat Begum Noor Bano said that it is people's verdict and will be decided by them. ...
  • J&K: People vote against Pakistan bullets, terror attacks 17-04-2014 07:00 PM

    People living along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday turned out in large numbers to vote for "change", recording 75 per cent of polling in the forward areas. Thursday's voting will decide the fate of Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is making his maiden attempt to...
  • LS polls: 10 MP seats record 54.41 per cent voter turnout in second phase 17-04-2014 06:59 PM

    54.41per cent voting was recorded in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh, which went to polls on Thursday, officials said. While balloting was brisk in some constituencies, a few seats, including Bhind, saw sluggish polling. Voters at nine polling stations decided to boycott over various local issues, including...
  • BJP candidate Vinod Khanna's wife seeks vote for her husband for Gurdaspur seat 17-04-2014 06:47 PM

    It's not only BJP Lok Sabha candidate for Gurdaspur seat Vinod Khanna is on a canvassing spree, his wife too is leaving no stone unturned for the victory of the actor-turned politician. Kavita Khanna, who hits the road every morning, meet and greet voters and listen to their concerns and...
  • LS polls: 20 Rajasthan seats record 63.25 per cent voter turnout in first phase 17-04-2014 06:44 PM

    58.70per cent voters in Rajasthan's 20 Lok Sabha constituencies casted their ballots on Thursday, with people turning up early at the polling booths before the sun began to beat down on them. The polling was majorly peaceful and brisk polling was witnessed in Rajasthan withBarmer recording 65.66 per cent voter...
  • People of Patliputra will allow me to work for them: Ram Kripal Yadav 17-04-2014 06:39 PM

    Ram Kripal Yadav who is contesting in Patliputra seat in Bihar on BJP ticket said, "I am confident the people of Patliputra will allow this servant of theirs to work for them and BJP will win with majority." Other side, actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, also said that there...
  • LS polls: 7 Bihar seats witness 56 per cent voting in second phase 17-04-2014 06:35 PM

    56per cent voting was recorded in seven Parliamentary seats of Bihar on Thursday. Queues began to form at polling stations since morning across Bihar's seven parliamentary constituencies that went to vote. A maximum 57 per cent voting was recorded in Buxar and 56 per cent in Jehanabad Lok Sabha seats...
  • Rs 2.86 lakh, Congress flags seized from a car on Purnea-Katihar road 17-04-2014 06:33 PM

    The police on Thursay detained three persons and seized Rs 2.86 lakh from a car traveling on the Purnea-Katihar road in the Rautara police station area. The police officers suspected that the money was to be used during elections, as flags, posters and other material belonging to the Nationalist Congress...
  • LS polls: 11 UP seats record 62.5 per cent voter turnout in second phase 17-04-2014 06:28 PM

    Voters in 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise on Thursday, and 62.5 per cent balloting was recorded, officials said. The Election Commission said brisk polling was reported from Moradabad 54.4per cent, Pilibhit 48.6per cent, Nagina 53.24per cent and Lakhimpur Kheri...
  • Jayalalithaa launches mobile campaign, calls up voters 17-04-2014 06:23 PM

    Scaling up the party's electioneering, the ruling AIADMK has launched its "mobile phone campaign" in which Chief Minister Jayalalithaa seeks votes in a pre-recorded audio message. In a two minute message, Jayalalithaa introduces herself and seeks vote for AIADMK's two leaves symbol for a "prosperous India ". "I am your...
  • LS polls: Bangalore youth who did not cast their vote tell us why 17-04-2014 06:17 PM

    Bangalore witnessed a low to moderate voter turnout today. These youngsters tell us why they did not exercise their franchise. Watch! ...
  • Congress will win in Pune, says Suresh Kalmadi 17-04-2014 06:14 PM

    In the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, Pune is one of the high profile constituencies, where Congress has fielded sitting MP Vishwajit Kadam. Although, the Congress has denied the ticket to CWG scam trained leader Suresh Kalmadi. After voting, Kalmadi said, "Congress has done a good job over the...
  • Jayalalithaa makes blistering attack on Gujarat model, calls it myth 17-04-2014 06:11 PM

    Taking Narendra Modi head on for the first time, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday dismissed as a "myth" the Gujarat model of development and said her state was placed far better in various sectors. In a strong rebuttal to the BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee on his charge...
  • FIR lodged against Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti for breaking voting machine 17-04-2014 06:01 PM

    An FIR was registered against RJD leader and Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti in Maner Police station for allegedly breaking an electronic voting machine (EVM) at a polling booth in Pataliputra on Thursday. The incident happened at booth number 34 in Maner during polling was on. The RJD, however, alleged...
  • LS polls: Only Modi has moral authority to be prime minister, says Rajnath 17-04-2014 05:59 PM

    Mumbai: Seeking to scotch speculation about any change of plan after the elections, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Thursday said "only Narendra Modi will be the prime minister" and expressed confidence that the NDA will reach the 300-seat mark. "Let me clarify that under any circumstances, it will be Modi...