Ananth

  • BJP lost 2004 elections due to over confidence: Ananth Kumar 18-04-2014 10:54 PM

    Bhopal: BJP General Secretary and Bangalore South candidate Ananth Kumar on Friday said that his party, which was driven by feel good and India shining in 2004, lost the General elections due to over confidence. "The BJP was in power in 2004 and despite delivering good governance, the party lost...
  • Congress will go down to single digit in Karnataka: Ananth Kumar 17-04-2014 09:59 AM

    After casting his vote on Thursday, BJP leader Ananth Kumar said, "This election is very challenging for the Congress. In Karnataka, Congress will go down to single digit in Karnataka. People will get a combination of Ananth Kumar and Narendra Modi." ...
  • LS polls: In Bangalore South nobody came for our vote, but do vote 16-04-2014 09:02 PM

    Bangalore: About a decade and a half back, with limited means but urgent need to rehabilitate my parents in Bangalore I bought a small house in JP Nagar, 6th Phase. The reason I chose it was a) it was a plot of land as against an apartment, b) it was...
  • There is an anti-Ananth Kumar wave in Bangalore South: Nandan Nilekani 16-04-2014 09:36 AM

    Bangalore: All eyes are on the battle for Bangalore South in Karnataka where Infosys co-founder and Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani is up against five-time MP Ananth Kumar of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Nilekani said he is confident of beating Ananth Kumar. "People are ready for change. There's...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Campaign trail in Bangalore South 15-04-2014 10:27 PM

    Out of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, the most keenly watched will be the Bangalore South constituency where six-time BJP MP Ananth Kumar will contest against UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani who is contesting on the Congress ticket. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, IBN18...
  • Campaigning ends for 121 constituencies in 5th phase of LS poll 15-04-2014 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: Campaigning for the crucial fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 121 constituencies ended on Tuesday. The 121 constituencies across 12 states will go for voting on April 17. Nandan Nilekani, Jaswant Singh, Shatrughan Sinha, Ananth Kumar and Jyotiraditya Scindia are amongst the big names in the fray....
  • LS poll: Nandan Nilekani confident of winning from Bangalore South 15-04-2014 08:57 PM

    On the last day of campaigning, Congress Bangalore South candidate Nandan Nilekani is very confident that people will vote for him. He said, "People are ready for change. There is a huge anti-Ananth Kumar wave. I am very confident that people of Bangalore South will vote for us. I expect...
  • MPs Rating: Ananth Kumar scores 6.36 on a scale of 10 15-04-2014 08:59 AM

    BJP National General Secretary Ananth Kumar is a 5 time MP from Bangalore South in Karnataka. Kumar scored 6.3 for accessibility and 6.9 for trustworthiness on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. He was rated 6.3 for provision of...
  • UP, Bihar will change fortunes of BJP: Ananth Kumar 14-04-2014 08:12 PM

    Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Karnataka would change the "fortunes" of BJP and help it secure majority but the government would be formed with NDA partners, party leader Ananth Kumar said on Monday. "There is a Modi wave in the country. There are three states which will change the fortunes of...
  • UP, Bihar, Karna will change fortunes of BJP: Ananth Kumar 14-04-2014 06:02 PM

    Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Karnataka would change the "fortunes" of BJP and help it secure majority but the government would be formed with NDA partners, party leader Ananth Kumar said on Monday. "There is a Modi wave in the country. There are three states which will change the fortunes of...
  • BPAC endorses 12 Bangalore candidates, gives sponsorship of Rs 4 lakh 13-04-2014 08:49 AM

    Bangalore: Bangalore voters witnessed rival candidates, Congress's Nandan Nilekani and BJP's Ananth Kumar, coming together for a debate in all the three constituencies of the city. The event organised by the Bangalore Political Agenda Committee (BPAC) has endorsed all the 12 main candidates and will give financial support to all...
  • LS polls: Nilekani, Ananth in tight race for Bangalore south seat 12-04-2014 11:29 AM

    The man who steered a mammoth programme to give a billion Indians an identity card is battling heavy odds in his bid to reinvent himself with his political foray as he faces a high-octane contest for the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat in the April 17 polls. Billionaire Infosys co-founder...
  • Nilekani posts questions demanding answers, Ananth Kumar ignores 11-04-2014 03:28 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress candidate from Bangalore South and IT pioneer Nandan Nilekani has launched an all out war on his BJP opponent and sitting MP Ananth Kumar. Nilekani, who is the richest candidate in the entire country with declared assets worth Rs.7710 Crore, has taken to social media to attack...
  • 5 hilarious dialogues from Himesh Reshammiya's 'The Xpose' that may give you a stomach ache 06-04-2014 03:48 PM

    Fireworks in the sky, women are gyrating at decadent parties and the men sipping drinks wearing sharp suits and bow ties. Add to it weirdly rhyming, super cheesy dialogues, and this is what the Bollywood of the '60s looks like in the trailer of Himesh Reshammiya's latest film 'The Xpose'....
  • First look: Himesh Reshammiya and Honey Singh take a trip back to the '60s in 'The Xpose' 04-04-2014 09:40 AM

    There are fireworks in the sky, women are gyrating at decadent parties and the men are sipping drinks wearing sharp suits and bow ties. This is what the Bollywood of the '60s looks like, in Himesh Reshammiya's latest film 'The Xpose'. The film, which has been produced by Vipin Reshammiya...
  • Nilekani not an IT candidate, carries Congress baggage: BJP 03-04-2014 05:26 PM

    Dismissing any significant supportbase for Nandan Nilekani in this IT hub, his rival and BJP's sitting MP Ananth Kumar says the former Infosys chief was in fact carrying a huge baggage of the Congress party. "People recognise him here as a Congress candidate and not as anything other than that....
  • Bangalore: Ugly scenes at Ananth Kumar, Nilekani debate; supporters clash 30-03-2014 10:19 AM

    Bangalore: It is not everyday that one gets to see candidates from rival parties sharing the stage, agreeing to engage in a healthy discussion on the issues in their constituency. What was meant to be a civilised debate between the four key candidates of Bangalore South constituency turned ugly in...
  • High drama during public debate between Bangalore South candidates 29-03-2014 05:20 PM

    Bangalore: A high drama was witnessed during a public debate between Bangalore South candidates on Saturday. The debate between BJP's Ananth Kumar, Congress's Nandan Nilekani, AAP's Nina Nayak, JDS candidate Ruth Manorama turned ugly when supporters of the BJP and Congress started hooting at each other. The ruckus began when...
  • Bangalore: Wives campaign for Nandan Nilekani, Ananth Kumar 29-03-2014 12:05 PM

    Bangalore: It is an interesting battle in Bangalore South this election where Congress's Nandan Nilekani is facing BJP's Ananth Kumar. CNN-IBN joined Nandan Nilekani's wife Rohini and Ananth Kumar's wife Tejaswini on the campaign trail. On an early Sunday morning, Rohini Nilekani stepped out on yet another padyatra. Ever an...
  • Nilekani complains to EC against Ananth Kumar 25-03-2014 09:14 PM

    Bangalore: Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani, contesting from the high-profile Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency, Tuesday complained to the Election Commission and the Press Council on charges levelled against him by BJP candidate Ananth Kumar on the unique identity scheme Aadhaar. "Ananth Kumar is trying to gain mileage by abusing a...
  • Nandan Nilekani, one of India's richest candidates, files nomination papers 21-03-2014 02:45 PM

    Bangalore: One of the county's richest candidates Nandan Nilekani filed his nomination papers on Friday to fight from the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat. He declared his assets at Rs 7,700 crore while filing his affidavit with the electoral officer. "I have made my money through honest means. It is...
  • Battle Royale at Bangalore South seat: Nandan Nilekani vs Ananth Kumar 21-03-2014 11:14 AM

    Bangalore: The grandige angadis (petty shops that sell puja accessories) of Gandhi Bazaar, the suave paved-and-asphalted roads and expressway to electronic city, the tree-lined Basavanagudi, the flyover-lined Vijayanagar, the BTM Layout homes of bureaucrats, it's all these areas that will decide who will win the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat,...
  • Bangalore: Ananth Kumar, Union Minister Muniyappa file nominations 19-03-2014 04:45 PM

    BJP leader Ananth Kumar, Union Minister K H Muniyappa and JDS state President A Krishnappa filed their nominations, as the process for the April 17 Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka was set in motion on Wednesday. Kumar, a five-time MP, filed his nomination for Bangalore South constituency, where he is...
  • Ananth Kumar files nomination for LS polls, says Nilekani will lose 19-03-2014 02:04 PM

    Bangalore: Five-time BJP MP Ananth Kumar filed his nomination for the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday. Kumar is fighting to defend his seat for the sixth consecutive term in a row against political newbie Nandan Nilekani of Infosys fame. Ananth Kumar filed his papers on the first day...
  • AAP a party with "agitational DNA": Nandan Nilekani 14-03-2014 09:22 PM

    Former Infosys founder and Congress candidate from Bangalore South, Nandan Nilekani, on Friday said the Aam Aadmi Party is not a factor in the Lok Sabha elections and it is a party with "agitational DNA". "I'm confident of winning from Bangalore south, I'm also sure that AAP is not a...
  • Nilekani attacks Ananth Kumar, calls AAP an agitational DNA party 14-03-2014 03:39 PM

    Bangalore: Congress candidate from Bangalore South Nandan Nilekani has made a scathing attack on BJP candidate and his rival Ananth Kumar. Participating in a meet with the press at Bangalore Press Club, Nilekani for the first time directly attacked five time BJP MP from Bangalore South. He said, "I think...
  • LS polls: Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani resigns as UIDAI Chairman 13-03-2014 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: Nandan Nilekani, contesting as Congress candidate in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, resigned as the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Chairman on Thursday evening. This after he officially joined the Congress at a simple ceremony in KPCC office in Bangalore on March 9. The Congress has fielded Nilekani...
  • Not afraid of Nilekani, Aadhaar a national threat: BJP's Ananth Kumar 12-03-2014 07:59 AM

    Bangalore: Days after the Congress pitched Infosys co-founder and Aadhaar founder Nandan Nilekani against Bharatiya Janata Party's five time MP Ananth Kumar from the Bangalore South constituency, the latter has said that he faces no threat from the technocrat-turned-politician. While targeting Nilekani, Kumar also called the Aadhaar card a national...
  • Nandan Nilekani to join Congress on Sunday 08-03-2014 05:55 PM

    Bangalore: Infosys co-founder and Unique Identification Authority of India chairman Nandan Nilekani, who is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the Bangalore South constituency, will join the Congress on Sunday. "I will be joining Congress tomorrow," said Nilekani on Saturday. Meanwhile, Nilekani also hit out at the Bharatiya...