Suresh Kalmadi

  • Day-to-day trial in CWG scam case as per SC verdict April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The trial in a CWG related graft scam, in which Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi and nine others are facing prosecution, will be conducted on a day-to-day basis, a special court has said. This follows the Supreme Court direction to complete cases involving lawmakers within a year. The court said...
  • Congress will win in Pune, says Suresh Kalmadi April 17, 2014

    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...
  • Out of fray Kalmadi still casts shadow on Pune contest April 7, 2014

    After placating sitting MP Suresh Kalmadi who was sulking over denial of ticket, the Congress managers are confronted with a tough task of retaining the Pune Lok Sabha seat by overcoming the main challenge from a resurgent BJP in a quadrangular contest which is on cards. Keeping in check dissensions and...
  • Congress Pune nominee Kadam declares Rs 87 crore assets March 26, 2014

    Congress candidate for Pune Lok Sabha seat Vishwajeet Kadam, who pipped controversial sitting MP Suresh Kalmadi to get the party ticket, happens to be the richest candidate in the fray with total declared assets of Rs 87.47 crore. Vishwajeet, son of Maharashtra Minister Patangrao Kadam, who filed his nomination today, has...
  • Will support Congress candidate Vishwajeet Kadam from Pune: Kalmadi March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader and sitting MP from Pune Suresh Kalmadi on Tuesday said that he will officially support the party's candidate from his constituency. Congress has fielded Dr Vishwajeet Kadam from Pune. In an attempt to change its image ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress denied ticket to...
  • Will announce my LS poll plan in 2 days, says sulking Kalmadi March 22, 2014

    Sulking after being denied Pune Lok Sabha seat renomination, sitting Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi on Friday said he will announce his decision on contesting the polls in the next two days, even as Congress leaders tried to seek his support for the official candidate Vishwajeet Kadam. Kalmadi, who was closeted with...
  • Kalmadi fails to get Congress ticket, says he's hurt, hints at joining BJP March 21, 2014

    Pune: After being denied Lok Sabha ticket by the Congress, Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi said that the party could have given a ticket to his wife. "The CWG matter is still in court. They could give ticket to my wife, all my supporters are hurt," he said. Kalmadi also...
  • Read: Congress's third list of 58 candidates for Lok Sabha elections March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday released its much anticipated third list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections. The party released 58 names this time. While the Congress fielded Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot from Ajmer, senior party leader in Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi has been given a ticket from Mahasamund....
  • Congress names 58 candidates in 3rd list, suspense over Varanasi continues March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday released its third list of 58 candidates for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While the party didn't give ticket to Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi, it remained silent on who will contest against Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi....
  • Congress snubs Suresh Kalmadi, gives Pune ticket to Vishwajeet Kadam March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking note of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's objection to give election ticket to tainted leaders, the party snubbed Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi and fielded Vishwajeet Kadam in Pune. Kalmadi is a sitting MP from Pune. Rahul Gandhi, who is heading the Congress poll campaign, had objected...
  • LS polls: Third list of Congress deferred, decision likely on March 18 March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has delayed the announcement of its third list of Lok Sabha candidates. It is is likely to be released after March 18. Meanwhile, the party is facing a candidate crisis with senior leaders reluctant to contest. According to sources, Union Minister Manish Tewari is unlikely to...
  • Congress may not field Kalmadi, Azharuddin, Bansal to get LS ticket: Sources March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a day before the Congress is likely to release its second list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections, sources said that Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi is almost out of the race as Rahul party Vice President Rahul Gandhi raised objection. The move can be seen as...
  • Open Mike: Should any candidate facing a criminal case be barred from contesting elections? March 12, 2014

    With political parties beginning to name their candidates, media attention once again turns to the topic of criminals in Parliament. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Law faculty in Delhi University and asks students whether any candidate facing a criminal case should be barred from contesting elections. ...
  • Congress poll panel meets on 2nd list, Kalmadi, Bansal, Chavan in fray March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress Central Election Committee met on Wednesday to decide on the second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Among those in the running are tainted leaders including former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal, former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan and Suresh Kalmadi, say sources. On Bansal, the Congress...
  • The Last Word: Should parties refrain from fielding tainted candidates? March 11, 2014

    Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar discusses with panel of experts whether tainted candidates who face criminal charges but have not as yet been convicted be nominated by political parties for election or, in the wider interest of cleansing Indian politics, should this be prohibited either...
  • Congress shouldn't field tainted leaders in LS polls: Manish Tewari March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In an attempt to change the image of the Congress party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said the party should not give ticket to tainted leaders. Tewari said, "Congress should not get into legalities and instead not give tickets to those who...
  • Maharashtra CM approves case against Kalmadi in Commonwealth Youth Games February 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Trouble is mounting for Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi as the Maharashtra Assembly's Public Accounts Committee in its report has said that the Chief Minister has given the go-ahead to file a criminal case against him. The report has asked for a criminal case to be filed against Kalmadi...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 24, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Can Rahul Gandhi's anti-corruption plank carry credibility? February 24, 2014

    The Congress party has sparked off a controversy by giving Lok Sabha tickets to the ministers who have been accused of corruption. The party which was trying to portray itself as the one fighting corruption is now defending its decision of giving Lok Sabha tickets to Suresh Kalmadi and Ashok...
  • News 360: Big blow to Lalu Prasad, alliance with LJP in doldrums February 24, 2014

    Even as reports of a split in the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar surfaced with 13 of its MLAs quitting the party, six of them denied having ditched Lalu Prasad. On the other hand, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party has decided to cement alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Consequences of Modi wave in Bihar politics? February 24, 2014

    Even as reports of a split in the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar surfaced with 13 of its MLAs quitting the party, six of them denied having ditched Lalu Prasad. On the other hand, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party has decided to cement alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. ...
  • Kalmadi, Chavan can get LS tickets as they aren't convicted: Congress February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party has sparked off a controversy by giving Lok Sabha tickets to the ministers who have been accused of corruption. The party which was trying to portray itself as the one fighting corruption is now defending its decision of giving Lok Sabha tickets to Suresh Kalmadi...
  • LS polls: Kalmadi may not field his family member from Pune seat February 24, 2014

    Pune: With most opinion polls suggesting that the Congress party may find it difficult to even cross the three figure mark in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the ruling party has come under severe criticism from many quarters for deciding to field 'winnable' but 'tainted ' candidates including the likes...
  • LS polls: Congress may field 'tainted' leaders, relatives in Maharashtra February 22, 2014

    Mumbai: At a time when Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is staking his campaign on the issue of corruption and said that he will push the government to take the ordinance route to push through six anti-corruption bills he has been championing, his party is preparing to rehabilitate at least...
  • Commonwealth Games scam: Court slaps Rs 10,000 cost on CBI December 13, 2013

    A Delhi court on Friday slapped a cost of Rs 10,000 on CBI for filing additional documents at the "belated stage of trial" in a Commonwealth Games (CWG) related corruption case in which evidence of over 2,600 pages have already been recorded. Special CBI Judge Ravinder Kaur directed the agency to...
  • CVC recommends action against former CWG OC chief Suresh Kalmadi October 9, 2013

    The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has recommended action against former Chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi for "suppression of facts" in a case of alleged corruption and nepotism probed by it. The probity watchdog has conducted a direct inquiry on the basis of complaints of corruption and nepotism in...
  • IOC rejects IOA's objections on charge-sheeted persons August 17, 2013

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee Saturday refused to change its stance on barring charge-sheeted persons from contesting Indian Olympic Association elections, saying that entertaining IOA's objections would amount to undermining the Olympic charter. IOC had sent the revised draft Constitution of the IOA which envisaged barring of corruption-tainted persons from contesting...
  • Indian law does not bar chargesheeted persons: IOA to IOC August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Stung by International Olympic Committee's directive to bar charge-sheeted persons from contesting elections, Indian Olympic Association on Friday shot off a letter to its parent body, saying that it cannot implement these provisions as it has to follow the law of the country. The IOC on Thursday had sent...
  • Chargesheeted ones to be barred from IOA polls: IOC August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: In a development of far reaching consequences, corruption-tainted persons will no longer be eligible to contest Indian Olympic Association elections under the revised draft constitution of the IOA sent by its parent body, International Olympic Committee. In a 43-page draft revised Constitution, the world body laid down the provisions...
  • Suresh Kalmadi loses IAAF Council membership August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi's association with any sports body has ended as he has lost the membership of the powerful Council of the International Association of Athletics Federation. Kalmadi lost the IAAF Council membership after his defeat in the Asian Athletics Association's presidential election in Pune early last month to...