Varanasi

  • Madan Mohan Malviya's grandson among Modi's proposers in Varanasi 21-04-2014 11:59 AM

    Varanasi: Former Justice Giridhar Malviya, the grandson of freedom fighter and BHU founder Madan Mohan Malviya, will be one of he proposers for Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi when he files his nomination from Varanasi on April 24. "I have agreed to be the proposer for Narendra...
  • Varanasi: Ustad Bismillah Khan's family refuses to be Modi's proposer 21-04-2014 08:43 AM

    Varanasi: Late shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan's family has refused to become a proposer for Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in Varanasi. Bismillah Khan's son Zamin Hussain Bismillah has said that he wants to keep the family away from politics. He said that some BJP functionaries had...
  • Attacks on Kejriwal a reflection of frustration in Modi camp: AAP 18-04-2014 05:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has claimed that the sudden spurt in the growing attacks from the Bharatiya Janta Party on Arvind Kejriwal at Varanasi is a clear reflection of the frustration in the Narendra Modi camp. In a press release, the AAP said that in less than...
  • Bihar's 'Osama' to contest against Modi from Varanasi 18-04-2014 03:32 PM

    Meraj Khalid Noor, popularly known as Bihar's Osama bin Laden due to his uncanny resemblance to the late Al Qaeda leader, on Friday announced he would contest the Lok Sabha poll against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi. "I have decided to contest polls against Modi from Varanasi,"...
  • Hang me if charges are proved against me, says Narendra Modi 16-04-2014 09:55 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the people will love him when they know him. Making his point clear on his candidature from Varanasi seat, Modi in an interview to ANI said, "I am not going to Varanasi to defeat anyone. I...
  • Modi to file his nomination papers from Varanasi on April 24 16-04-2014 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is likely to file his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh on April 24. Modi, who is contesting elections from two seats, had filed his nomination from Vadodara in Gujarat on April 9 after a grand...
  • Kejriwal visits Varanasi's Muslim stronghold on day 1 of his campaign 16-04-2014 08:20 AM

    Varanasi: Uttar Pradesh is seeing many key contests this Lok Sabha elections, but the biggest one will unfold in Varanasi. Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal began his month-long campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in the holy city on Tuesday. On day one...
  • Arvind Kejriwal begins campaigning in Varanasi 15-04-2014 10:26 PM

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday plunged into campaigning for the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, where he will face BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Arriving in Varanasiafter a overnight train ride from Delhi, Kejriwal met a Muslim leader and also a group of traders and listened to their problems....
  • News 360: War of words between Priyanka, Varun Gandhi 15-04-2014 09:08 PM

    None of the two estranged Gandhi cousins - Varun Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi - is bowing down this election season in the battle of words. Priyanka Gandhi has now hit back at Varun's response to her earlier attack on him. She has told Varun, "It's not a family tea party,...
  • A Billion Votes: Rahul Gandhi rakes up Godse to slam BJP's ideology 15-04-2014 07:30 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday fired a fresh salvo against the BJP saying the Lok Sabha elections is a battle between love, harmony and the ideology of RSS member Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. ...
  • Ajay Rai wants Gandhi family to campaign for him in Varanasi 15-04-2014 03:52 PM

    Congress candidate from Varanasi Ajay Rai will file his nomination on Thursday for the mega contest in which he is pitted against BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal among others. Rai, a sitting MLA, said he has already sought support of the top brass of...
  • Kejriwal reaches Varanasi, to kickstart campaign against Modi today 15-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Varanasi: AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal reached Varanasi early on Tuesday morning to kick start a month-long campaign against the BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. Kejriwal will camp in Varanasi till the polling day on May 12, the final day of the 9-phase parliamentary election. He is expected to meet...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 14-04-2014 10:39 PM

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  • Priyanka refutes reports of Congress not letting her to contest polls 14-04-2014 09:34 PM

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi rubbished news reports that said she wanted to challenge BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi but was stopped by the party high command. A news daily reported on Monday, "Priyanka Gandhi is reliably learned to have been very keen to be the Congress candidate...
  • News 360: Ex-coal secy releases book on Coalgate, wants CBI probe 14-04-2014 08:24 PM

    The former coal secretary, PC Parakh, has now demanded that the Prime Minister's role be probed by the CBI. He claimed that the PM's authority was undermined and he allowed it to happen. In his tell-all book 'Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths', to be released on Tuesday, Parakh...
  • A Billion Votes: Is Priyanka more charismatic than Rahul as a leader? 14-04-2014 07:15 PM

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Monday rubbished news reports that said she wanted to challenge BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi but was stopped by the party high command. However, Priyanka Gandhi told CNN-IBN, "I have always said my focus is on the two seats of Amethi and...
  • AAP aims to defeat both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi: Kejriwal 14-04-2014 06:45 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal spoke to Rajdeep Sardesai on Google Hangout. He says AAP aims to defeat both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in their constituencies as they stand for corruption. ...
  • Kannada writers Ananthamurthy, Karnad to campaign against Modi in Varanasi 14-04-2014 12:09 PM

    Bangalore: Jnanapeeth Award winning renowned Kannada writers U R Ananthamurthy and Girish Karnad have now decided to campaign against the BJP candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi. The Progressive Writers Association (PWA) is planning to organize a public meeting against Modi in Varanasi on May 4. The PWA wants to back...
  • BJP takes potshots at Congress, says fielding Priyanka won't help 14-04-2014 11:29 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress has refuted a media report that Priyanka Gandhi wanted to contest the elections from Varanasi against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "Priyanka Gandhi has, by her own choice, kept her role limited to Amethi and Raebareli. Nobody can or will prevent her from enlarging her...
  • Priyanka Gandhi says she never wanted to contest polls from Varanasi 14-04-2014 10:13 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Monday rubbished news reports that said she wanted to challenge BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi but was stopped by the party high command. A news daily reported on Monday, "Priyanka Gandhi is reliably learned to have been very keen to...
  • Kejriwal to reach Varanasi today, likely to stay there till poll day 14-04-2014 09:39 AM

    Varanasi: Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor Arvind Kerjiwal will leave for Varanasi by train on Monday and is expected to stay on till the polling day. Varanasi will go to polls during the last phase of elections on May 12. Kejriwal is pitted against Bharatiya janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate...
  • Call and campaign for Kejriwal, Vishwas from anywhere in India 14-04-2014 12:14 AM

    New Delhi The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has begun its Citizens Call Campaign in Varanasi and Amethi Lok Sabha constituencies, enabling its volunteers as well as the common man from across the country to canvass for its nominees. A party leader on Sunday said AAP volunteers, as well as the...
  • All must unite to defeat Congress, BJP: Kejriwal on Ansari's withdrawal 11-04-2014 10:52 AM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday welcomed Quami Ekta Dal MLA Mukhtar Ansari withdrawing from the electoral contest in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi saying all forces must unite to defeat the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. When asked about Ansari's decision to withdraw candidature from Varanasi, AAP convenor...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Uttar Pradesh 10-04-2014 11:49 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Habiba Marya Shakil visits various cities in Uttar Pradesh to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Uttar Pradesh has 80 Parliamentary Constituencies which will vote on April 10, 17, 24, May 7 and 12. ...
  • Mukhtar Ansari not to contest against Modi 'to avoid division of secular votes' 10-04-2014 07:24 PM

    Mukhtar Ansari, who gave a tough fight to BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi in Varanasi in 2009 Lok Sabha election, has decided not to contest against Narendra Modi from the seat "to avoid division of secular votes". Quami Ekta Dal's Ansari, a gangster-turned-politician and four-time MLA from Mau, is currently...
  • Varanasi: Ansari won't contest against Modi to avoid division of votes 10-04-2014 07:09 PM

    Varanasi: In a surprise move don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari will not be contesting 2014 polls in Varanasi against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. According to Ansari's party, the Quami Ekta Dal, he has pulled out of the race to avoid division of votes. Ansari had given a tough fight to...
  • Congress goes local, fields Ajai Rai against 'outsiders' Modi, Kejriwal 08-04-2014 05:46 PM

    The speculations have finally come to an end and so has the uncertainty, as the Congress on Tuesday announced to field local candidate Ajai Rai against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi. Now, Varanasi seems all set for a battle between BJP's Narendra Modi, Congress's Ajai Rai and...
  • Congress ends speculation, fields Ajai Rai against Modi in Varanasi 08-04-2014 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: Ending the speculation over its "strong candidate" which it had said it will field against Narendra Modi in Varanasi, the Congress on Tuesday announced local MLA Ajai Rai as its candidate from the constituency. The Congress defended the move saying Rai was a grassroots worker and was aware...
  • 'A journey – poems by Narendra Modi' to be released on April 20 08-04-2014 04:45 PM

    New Delhi: In the dawn of the general elections, BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is leaving no stone unturned to convey his message to the electorate of the country. The latest is a collection of poems titled 'A journey - poems by Narendra Modi'. The...
  • Congress likely to announce candidate for Varanasi today 08-04-2014 10:08 AM

    New Delhi: The eagerly awaited decision on the Congress's candidate from Varanasi to contest against Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal is likely to come on Tuesday. Three leaders in the Congress - Rashid Alvi, Digvijaya Singh and Anand Sharma -...