Campaign

  • Jayalalithaa launches mobile campaign, calls up voters 17-04-2014 06:23 PM

    Scaling up the party's electioneering, the ruling AIADMK has launched its "mobile phone campaign" in which Chief Minister Jayalalithaa seeks votes in a pre-recorded audio message. In a two minute message, Jayalalithaa introduces herself and seeks vote for AIADMK's two leaves symbol for a "prosperous India ". "I am your...
  • BJP to intensify LS poll campaign in Assam with national leaders 16-04-2014 07:45 PM

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be in the state for the third time to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections and will address three rallies at different places on a single day this week. "BJP has always given priority to the North East. That is why Modiji...
  • Modi unlikely to campaign in Vadodara, Congress pins hope on Sonia Gandhi 16-04-2014 03:21 PM

    BJP Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi is likely to give a miss to campaigning in Vadodara constituency from where he is contesting Lok Sabha election. With just two weeks left for end of campaigning in Gujarat, which will go to vote on April 30, no election meeting or road show...
  • AAP alleges it is denied right to free and fair campaigning 16-04-2014 02:18 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that its candidates in Mumbai were repeatedly being denied permissions to hold rallies, road shows and other events by local authorities. "While the other parties are granted permissions with ease, AAP has been consistently harassed by the authorities and the volunteers seeking permissions...
  • LS polls: US-based NRIs land in India to campaign for Modi 16-04-2014 01:42 PM

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has found supporters away from India, as a group of US-based non-resident Indians (NRIs), who had raised funds for Barack Obama during the 2012 US presidential elections, have come to India to root for him. A team of 650 NRI volunteers led by Bharat...
  • Priyanka Gandhi to campaign for Sonia in Raebareli 16-04-2014 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi will campaign for her mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Raebareli on Wednesday, a day after she campaigned for her brother in Amethi. Priyanka has been made in-charge of Rahul and Sonia's campaigns in the two constituencies. Priyanka has truly stepped up the...
  • Campaign ends for second phase of polling in Jharkhand 15-04-2014 07:14 PM

    Campaigning ended on Tuesday in six Lok Sabha constituencies in the second of the three phase polling in Jharkhand for the April 17 elections. The constituencies where polling would be held are Giridih, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Singhbhum ST, Khunti ST and Hazaribagh from among the total 14 LS seats. Elections in...
  • Campaign ends for first phase of LS polls in West Bengal 15-04-2014 06:52 PM

    Campaign for four seats in the first phase of five-phase Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal ended on Tuesday with the Darjeeling constituency grabbing the limelight as one of the most closely fought constituencies in the state. Apart from Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduars constituencies would go for elections...
  • LS polls: Does the 'tainted' Sriramulu stand a chance in Bellary? 15-04-2014 10:08 AM

    Bellary: As Karnataka goes to polls this week, CNN-IBN takes a look at Bellary, better known as the mining republic of India. It's in the news mostly for all the wrong reasons like the illegal mining mafia. This time around, the BJP's lone face in the area, B Sriramulu, is...
  • Chartered planes rake in moolah this election season 14-04-2014 01:02 PM

    Around 130 air charter service operators across the country are having a "boom time" making "handsome profit" due to extensive use of helicopters and business jets by parties like BJP and Congress for electioneering, dubbed as most expensive in India's history. The sector's turn-around is significant as it was reporting...
  • 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...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Hectic campaigning on in Puducherry 14-04-2014 11:37 AM

    With just over a week to go for the polls, the Union Territory is witnessing hectic campaigning by candidates who are straining every sinew to secure the lone Lok Sabha seat. As many as 30 contestants are in the fray for the April 24 elections with the major fight being...
  • Hectic campaigning for last phase polls in Odisha 13-04-2014 06:09 PM

    As the last phase of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha drew closer, political heavyweights crisscrossed the constituencies going to polls on April 17. Bigwigs of different political parties are touring the 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly seats, located mostly in coastal and north Odisha, to woo voters....
  • LS polls: Kejriwal to campaign in Varanasi from Monday 13-04-2014 05:52 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal leaves on Monday by train for Varanasi to take on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha election, party sources said on Sunday. Kejriwal will take an evening train from New Delhi and reach the Hindu holy city in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Campaign continues for last phase in Odisha 12-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Campaigning for the second and last phase of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assembly in Odisha to be held April 17 picked up on Saturday, with several parties making efforts to woo voters. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been addressing around 10 rallies every day. The Biju...
  • Mumbai's own 'Modi from Malad' basks in reflected glory 12-04-2014 12:05 PM

    At first glance, it is difficult to spot the difference, what with "supporters" jostling to have a snap taken with the "BJP's prime ministerial candidate". However, a closer look reveals it is not Narendra Modi but his lookalike Vikas Mahante, who is having a hectic schedule during the ongoing poll...
  • Esha Deol to campaign for her mother in Mathura 11-04-2014 11:24 PM

    Actress Esha Deol reached Mathura, on Friday, to campaign for her mother and BJP candidate from the constituency Hema Malini. Esha will canvass along with her mother, on Saturday, in Govardhan area of the Lok Sabha seat, local BJP leader DP Goyal said. Yesteryear actress-turned-politician Malini is pitted in a...
  • BJP must disclose whose money it is using for campaign blitz: Anand Sharma 11-04-2014 09:36 PM

    Union minister Anand Sharma, on Friday, criticised BJP for supporting a new concept of individualism and dictatorship by projecting a single face in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, and alleged that about Rs 10,000 crore was being spent on Narendra Modi's campaign. Sharma alleged Modi has been spending Rs 10,000...
  • MTV Rock The Vote: 'Main Tera Hero' star cast appeal citizens to vote 11-04-2014 09:56 AM

    'Main Tera Hero' stars Nargis Fakhri, Elleana D' Cruz and Varun Dhawan appeal voters to exercise their franchise as part of MTV's Rock The Vote campaign. ...
  • LS polls: Campaign ends for three constituencies in Assam 10-04-2014 05:46 PM

    An indefinite bandh by a militant outfit in the Autonomous District (ST) along with last minute canvassing in two constituencies of Karimganj (SC) and Silchar in the Barak Valley marked the end of a high pitched campaigning on Thursday for three constituencies in the second phase of Lok Sabha polls...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Campaign for Tripura East ends 10-04-2014 05:36 PM

    Campaign for Tripura East (ST)Lok Sabha seat, which is scheduled to go the hustings on April 12, ended on Thursday. The seat will witness multi-cornered contest among CPI(M), Congress, Trinamool Congress and BJP. There are 12 candidates in the fray, including CPI(M)'s Jitendra Chowdhury, who is the state industries and...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Kejriwal heads to Punjab for election campaign 10-04-2014 03:02 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal will tour Punjab for the next three days to campaign for his party's candidates ahead of the state going to the polls April 30. Kejriwal will travel to Amritsar on Thursday by train, an AAP member told IANS, adding that the leader would...
  • Jairam Ramesh to start poll campaign in Telangana 10-04-2014 11:23 AM

    Senior Congress leader and union Minister Jairam Ramesh will start campaigning for the party in Telangana on Thursday. On the first day of his three-day visit, he will address a meeting of party workers at Nirmal town in Adilabad district. He will address similar meetings in Khammam and Nalgonda districts...
  • Watch: Campaign trail with actor-turned-politician Ramya 09-04-2014 10:48 AM

    It's been a starry seat for long and this time again actor turned politician Ramya is fighting for re-election from Mandya in Karnataka. CNN-IBN's Deepa Balakrishnan hit the campaign trail with the Congress candidate. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal slapped during Delhi roadshow, says won't retaliate 08-04-2014 11:27 PM

    An auto rickshaw driver slapped the AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal while he was campaigning in Delhi's Sultanpuri. The driver, identified as Lali, accused Kejriwal of lying and stealing from the people of Delhi. Later in the day, Kejriwal made it clear that he was willing to be assaulted again and...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 08-04-2014 10:34 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • No door-to-door campaigning after 10 pm: EC informs HC 08-04-2014 09:49 PM

    The Election Commission on Tuesday informed the Madras High Court that it has already issued orders that there should be no door-door campaign after 10 PM. The EC submitted its reply on a petition filed by AP Suryaprakasam, an advocate. The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and...
  • News 360: Kejriwal slapped during Delhi roadshow, forgives attacker 08-04-2014 08:47 PM

    There has been yet another attack on Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal as he was slapped by an unidentified man on Tuesday. After being at the receiving end of several physical attacks during the election campaign, former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal made it clear that he was willing...
  • A Billion Votes: Campaign for Lok Sabha elections ends in 91 seats 08-04-2014 08:21 PM

    The mood and colours of the last day of campaigning in all the 91 constituencies including Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshdweep go to polls on the April 10 along with parts of Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Bastar in...