Polls 2012

  • If I have committed mistakes, I apologise: Modi 20-12-2012 08:52 PM

    Ahmedabad: Pitchforked into the prime ministerial race after his electoral hat-trick and amidst cheers of "PM, PM, PM " from his supporters, Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday apologised to the people of Gujarat if he had committed any mistake. "If there has been a mistake somewhere, If I have...
  • Something amiss with Obama's youth vote

    Postcards from DC |  Daaman Thandi
    "I am not registered to vote and frankly I don't care," says 19-year-old Sahira Singh, in her 2nd year at George Washington University in Washington...

  • Do you have a question on Assembly elections 2012? Ask Yogendra Yadav

    The CNN-IBN-The Week Post Poll survey gets the Assembly Election results bang on! Would you like to know how post poll surveys are done? Do...
  • How I was looking for Rahul, and found Akhilesh

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    When Rahul Gandhi first appeared on India's political scene, he was projected as the new-age neta, the politician that we never had. There was and...

  • UP Polls 2012: Maths of multi-cornered political battle

    Abhi's Blog |  Abhishek Patni
    Two month long exciting phase of elections in India's five states has finally come to an end. These elections have been a nightmare for the...

  • Battle for UP reaches midpoint: Is UP heading for a fractured verdict?

    Tonight at 10 pm CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts, if Uttar Pradesh is heading for a fractured verdict. ...
  • UP elections 2012: trial by fire

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    A teary-eyed Congress as election fever heats up in Uttar Pradesh. Two rounds of votes have been polled. Congress continues to cling on to its...

  • Decoding the media's Priyanka mania

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In 1999, we experienced a 'television moment'. We were covering Sonia Gandhi's Amethi campaign when we happened to meet her daughter Priyanka. For the next...

  • Battle for the states: Can Mayawati repeat 2007?

    With the big fight for the Uttar Pradesh throne on, the campaigning for the first phase of elections ends on Monday. Sagarika Ghose asks a...
  • Akhilesh's biggest challenge: Undo Mulayam's politics

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    He was a school teacher, with a love for wrestling. He entered politics and became the Chief Minister of UP. That is a brief introduction...

  • If Uma wins UP, BJP will be the loser

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    It was nice to see a confident and animated Uma Bharti on TV, again. There was a time when Uma ruled the roost, but soon...

  • Longing for Kanshiram

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    It's election time in Uttar Pradesh. Mayawati is trying hard to get back to power. However, whenever I think of Maya, my thoughts go to...

  • Manipur elections: anger and apathy 09-01-2012 12:26 PM

    In a 2009 interview, historian Lokendra Arambam, former President of the Apunba Lup (a conglomerate of 32 civil society organisations in the state of Manipur) told me that when it comes to Manipur, "the government of India is interested in the land and not in the people." In 2006, just...
  • Goa polls: Cong-NCP alliance likely this week 09-01-2012 11:47 AM

    Panaji: The Congress-NCP alliance for the March 3 Assembly polls in Goa would be announced this week, a senior Congress leader said on Monday. Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Subhash Shirodkar told PTI that the announcement would be made in Delhi, where senior leaders of both the parties are working...
  • Naga Hoho denies chalking Manipur poll strategy 06-01-2012 06:54 PM

    Kohima: The apex tribal council Naga Hoho on Friday denied media reports that Naga civil societies, NPF MLAs and NSCN(I-M) leaders met at Dimapur recently to chalk out strategies for the coming assembly election in Manipur. The Hoho, in a clarification, said the apex council had called a consultative meeting...
  • Gujarat polls fuelling Modi vs Governor battle 26-09-2011 01:03 PM

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the ongoing battle between Gujarat Governor Kamala Beniwal and Congress on one side and Chief Minister Narendra Modi on the other side. Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been alleging that the Governor has been trying to create problems...
  • Cong to ally with smaller parties for UP polls 16-06-2011 01:59 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: Congress would ally with smaller parties for next year's Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, state party chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi has said, ruling out any pre-poll tie up with the BSP, BJP and SP. "Congress would ally with smaller parties in the state for next year's polls who support...