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  • LS polls: Mayawati befooling people, says Akhilesh Yadav 20-04-2014 07:43 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday charged BSP supremo Mayawati with befooling people by saying no development work was done during SP regime in the state. Addressing an election rally along with party MP Jaya Bachchan at Kuraoli in support of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, he claimed...
  • LS polls: After Mulayam, now Mayawati bares her prime ministerial ambitions 18-04-2014 06:32 PM

    A day after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said he would stake claim for the prime ministers post, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Friday said if her supporters voted intelligently, a "Dalit ki beti" could well be at the helm of affairs of the central government. Addressing...
  • BSP candidate approaches EC over bogus voting in 40 polling booths 18-04-2014 01:49 PM

    A BSP candidate has approached the Election Commission alleging that proxy voting took place in 40 polling booths in Muzaffarnagar district on April 10, district authorities said. BSP candidate Kadir Rana in his complaint filed with the EC after polling on April 10, alleged that proxy voting took place in...
  • AAP accuses BJP of circulating fake 'thank you' note to Ansari 18-04-2014 12:14 AM

    Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday accused BJP of circulating a 'fake' letter in which Arvind Kejriwal has purportedly thanked local Muslim strongman Mukhtar Ansari's Qaumi Ekta Dal for not contesting Lok Sabha elections. Kejriwal is said to be thanking Ansari saying Muslim votes would come to AAP after his support...
  • LS polls: 11 UP seats record 62.5 per cent voter turnout in second phase 17-04-2014 06:28 PM

    Voters in 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise on Thursday, and 62.5 per cent balloting was recorded, officials said. The Election Commission said brisk polling was reported from Moradabad 54.4per cent, Pilibhit 48.6per cent, Nagina 53.24per cent and Lakhimpur Kheri...
  • Poll authorities serve notice to Salman Khurshid over expenses 16-04-2014 05:52 PM

    District Election Officer has served notices to 10 candidates including Union Minister Salman Khurshid for not keeping record of election expenses, official sources said on Wednesday. DEO Pawan Kumar served notices to Congress candidate Khurshid, BSP candidate Jaiveer Singh, SP's Rameshwar Singh Yadav and seven other candidates, on Tuesday. In...
  • 'BJP may win enough seats to fit its MPs into an Airbus A320' 16-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien sure has some fun predictions to make during the Lok Sabha elections. On Sunday, on a blog on the General Elections, Derek predicted as to how many MPs approximately would each party have and what mode of transport would they fit into. While the...
  • 11 UP seats to see polling on Thursday 15-04-2014 10:42 PM

    Eleven parliamentary constituencies go to the polls Thursday in Uttar Pradesh, where a bitter contest is on among major contenders to win the maximum number of its 80 Lok Sabha seats. The second phase of balloting in the country's most populous state involves some political stalwarts: Santosh Gangwar and Maneka...
  • FIR against Hema Malini for addressing people in temple 15-04-2014 06:15 PM

    An FIR has been filed against actress Hema Malini, the BJP candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha seat, for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by addressing people at a temple in Bera village in Mathura. "Not only flag and banner of the party was put on the building of...
  • Maid murder case: Court grants interim bail to BSP MP Dhananjay Singh 15-04-2014 05:14 PM

    BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, accused in a rape case, was granted interim bail by a court in New Delhi on Tuesday. Additional Sessions Judge Sarita Birbal granted bail to Dhananjay Singh till May 20, after the complainant in the case withdrew the rape charge levelled against him. The trial court...
  • UP: Maneka Gandhi seeks 7th term; SP, BSP bank on Mulsim, Dalit votes 15-04-2014 12:28 PM

    Lucknow: Eleven Lok Sabha seats in Rohilkhand will be voting on Thursday, April 17. The resurgent BJP is trying to make maximum gains from this region. BJP candidate and former union minister Maneka Gandhi is fighting her seventh Lok Sabha election from this region. She is back in the Pilibhit...
  • BJP was not happy when Ambedkar got Bharat Ratna: Mayawati 14-04-2014 08:09 PM

    Lucknow: On the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, BSP chief Mayawati on Monday attacked BJP leaders saying when polls come they see Dalits as Hindus but later they do not even like to sit with them, and the party was not happy when the architect of the Constitution got Bharat...
  • Two held in connection with murder of BSP worker 14-04-2014 02:02 PM

    Two persons were arrested here in connection with the murder of a local BSP worker, police said on Monday. BSP activist Rajkumar was allegedly shot dead by two assailants, identified as Kapil and Sushil, at Shoram village in Muzaffarnagar district over some election related enmity after the Assembly polls concluded...
  • UP: BSP leader's supporters clash with police, FIR registered 14-04-2014 10:51 AM

    Lucknow: A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader's supporters got into a scuffle with the police on Sunday during a poll rally in the village of Basti. The incident happened after Ram Prasad Chowdhury's convoy was intercepted by the police for flouting the model code of conduct. An FIR was filed...
  • Narrow escape for BSP chief Mayawati, as plane develops technical snag on runway 14-04-2014 10:45 AM

    Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati had a narrow escape late on Sunday when the front wheel of her charter plane got stuck during landing, officials said on Monday. The incident took place at Lucknow airport when the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo was on her way back from campaigning in...
  • BSP activist shot dead, 2 people booked for murder 12-04-2014 10:23 AM

    A BSP activist was shot dead allegedly by two persons in Shahpur area of the district, police said on Friday. 50-year-old Raj Kumar was shot at on Thursday and was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead. Two persons have been booked for the murder and a hunt...
  • BJP will come to power if Muslim votes are divided: Mayawati 11-04-2014 06:30 PM

    "No one will be able to stop BJP from coming to power at the Centre if the Muslim votes are divided, " BSP chief Mayawati said on Friday. The former Uttar Pradseh chief minister appealed the Muslims to check division of their votes. "If Muslim votes are divided no one...
  • Complaint lodged against BSP candidate for attacking police at poll booth 11-04-2014 06:16 PM

    A BSP candidate from Moradabad allegedly attacked police and obstructed voting at a polling booth in Moradabad following which he was booked for the offence, police said, on Friday. The accused Haji Yakub Qureshi, a former minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate attacked the police team deployed at the...
  • LS polls: Hema Malini, BSP's Mathura candidate allege 'bias', move EC 11-04-2014 06:15 PM

    BJP candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency Hema Malini and BSP's Yogesh Dwidevi have filed a complaint with the EC against the district administration alleging bias against them. The two candidates said, they being the contenders from the two registered national parties, should have been accorded preference in the 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...
  • HC orders withdrawal of gunners given to SP MLA, daughter 11-04-2014 12:06 AM

    The Allahabad High Court has ordered withdrawal of gunners provided to controversial SP MLA Vijay Kumar Mishra and his daughter Seema Mishra, who has been fielded by the party in the Lok Sabha elections. A division bench comprising Justice Tarun Agrawala and Justice Rajan Roy observed, "The philosophy of the...
  • Communal divide evident as Muzaffarnagar votes for LS polls 10-04-2014 11:32 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: Voting in the riot-battered western Uttar Pradesh took place in the third phase of LS polls on Thursday. The worst hit Muzaffarnagar saw 69 per cent turnout, however, the divide between communities in the region came fore with an increased turnout. The inherent fault lines in Muzaffarnagar lie exposed...
  • If Modi comes to power, the whole nation will witness riots: Mayawati 10-04-2014 08:48 PM

    BSP supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday took a dig at BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi over Gujarat riots and said if such a person is voted to power the whole nation will witness riots. Addressing an election rally in Lakhimpur Kheri, Ms. Mayawati cautioned...
  • 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...
  • Impressive voter turnout in Ghaziabad 10-04-2014 02:33 PM

    Voters came out in large numbers to cast their franchise in Ghaziabad on Thursday, where around 35 per cent polling was recorded till 1 PM. Long queues could be seen in most of the polling booths across the constituency that has around 22.64 lakh voters. "Till 1 PM, around 35...
  • Lok Sabha polls: High turnout in UP's Muzaffarnagar, 69.2 pc voting till 6 pm 10-04-2014 10:35 AM

    Lucknow: The riot-hit Muzaffarnagar witnessed a huge turn-out of voters with 69.2 per cent voting registered till 6 pm. Earlier in the day Ghaziabad witnessed 35 per cent voting. Till noon, voting percentage in Saharanpur was 33.55, Kairana 27.70, Bijnor 26.41, Aligarh 21 and Meerut 25. Around 12 per cent...
  • SP's Ghaziabad candidate Mukul Upadhyay moves EC, seeks transfer of DSPs, ADM 10-04-2014 12:26 AM

    On the eve of polls in Ghaziabad, BSP candidate Mukul Upadhyay has approached the Election Commission seeking transfer of two DSPs, ADM, tehsildar and four police stations officers, saying since they belonged to a particular caste they could influence voters. Upadhyay alleged in his complaint that these officers can influence...
  • BSP MP Dhananjay Singh gets bail to contest polls 09-04-2014 09:07 PM

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted eight days temporary bail to BSP MP Dhananjay Singh so that he could file his nomination papers from Jaunpur Lok Sabha constituency. A bench headed by Justice B.S.Chauhan granted bail to Dhananjay Singh from April 14 to April 21 to file his nomination papers...
  • 40% of AAP candidates in the state have criminal records, 30% are billionaires 09-04-2014 08:46 PM

    Strange as it may seem, 30 per cent of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh are billionaires, while 40 per cent have criminal records against them. This was revealed in an analysis of candidates for the second phase by the...
  • 16 per cent candidates in UP have criminal background: Study 09-04-2014 07:48 PM

    As many as 16% candidates in poll fray in the second phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh have a criminal background, according to a study. Of the 147 candidates in the fray, 24 have criminal cases against them of which 18 (12%) face serious criminal charges like murder, attempt to...