Money Power

  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 3, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Does money power still influence the voter? December 3, 2013

    Ahead of Delhi Assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party has released a video of how in violation of the Election Commission guidelines, alcohol is being distributed in Delhi by rival parties. Pointing fingers at the Congress and BJP, Arvind Kejriwal's party has filed a complaint with the EC and has...
  • Businessmen using money to enter Parliament, says Sharad Yadav July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United chief Sharad Yadav has said that money power in politics is indeed a worrying issue. Pointing out how business have made it to the Rajya Sabha, Yadav said, "The situation is deteriorating in politics. People now enter Parliament through the influence of money. Businessmen have...
  • K'taka polls: Candidates with criminal records a concern May 3, 2013

    Bangalore: There are two days left for the Karnataka Assembly elections and as always money power is a concern in the state. Not just that, the state Election Watch finds that more than 20 per cent of candidates have criminal records. Political parties may have promised to make the Karnataka 2013...
  • Right to Recall not possible: CEC SY Qureshi June 10, 2012

    On his last day in office as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) SY Qureshi rejected senior BJP leader LK Advani's demand for a collegium to choose the Election Commissioner and also Team Anna's demand for a Right to Recall MPs. Qureshi said that his greatest regret was he was unable to...
  • Money spend in shameful manner, scale in poll campaign April 14, 2009

    Money flows like it flows from perennial sources, during elections. One in every five candidates is a crorepati and spends money with ease. CNN-IBN takes a look at what the huge amount of money gets spent on in elections. Shockingly liquor, cash gifts and other methods to lure the voters...
  • LS, a club house for the super-rich and powerful? April 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Has the Lok Sabha become an exclusive club of the super-rich and the powerful ? If the affidavits of personal wealth submitted for the first round of elections are any indicator, it seems you need to be a crorepati before you can be an MP. Lottery baron MK...
  • Cash for votes: Karnataka tops notorious states' list March 13, 2009

    New Delhi: A study by the Centre for Media Studies shows some disturbing facts about money power during elections. The three most notorious states where money power plays a big game are the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. In Karnataka, 47 per cent voters accepted money to vote...