Candidature

  • From about 4 per seat in 1952 polls, the number of contestants rose to 25 in 1996 13-03-2014 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: A close look on the average number of contestants per seat for the successive Lok Sabha elections brings out some interesting facts. For instance, on an average, there used to be only around three to five contestants per Lok Sabha seats till as late as sixth Lok Sabha...
  • Veerappa Moily's son denied candidature for Congress primaries 03-03-2014 10:44 AM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Veerappa Moily's son Harsha Moily has been denied candidature for the Congress primaries. The junior Moily had filed his nomination for Congress primaries from Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada constituency. Congress primaries is an experiment by party Vice President Rahul Gandhi which will allow grassroots workers to choose...
  • Advani not against Narendra Modi's PM candidature, says Rajnath 14-09-2013 08:58 PM

    Mumbai: A day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was anointed as the BJP's prime ministerial candidate and senior party leader LK Advani was conspicuous by his absence, party President Rajnath Singh said the party patriarch was not against Modi's candidature. Rajnath said, "Advani has never told me that Modi...
  • BJP's limited political footprint is a political reality: Sumit Pande 01-08-2013 05:38 PM

    Should the BJP take the initiative and declare Narendra Modi as the party's PM candidate? What will be its pros and cons? CNN-IBN's deputy bureau chief Sumit Pande joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. How much affect JDU's exit would have in Bihar? Will BJP do...
  • Pakistan court allows Raja Pervez Ashraf to contest polls 23-04-2013 01:10 AM

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Monday cleared former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf's candidature for the May 11, 2013, general election, setting aside an election tribunal's decision to reject his nomination papers over allegations of corruption. A full bench of the Lahore High Court observed that there was no court declaration...
  • 661 nominations filed for 3rd phase poll in Bihar 13-10-2010 12:34 PM

    Patna: Altogether 661 candidates have filed their nominations for 48 assembly constituencies in Bihar going to poll in the third phase on October 28. A total of 661 candidates have submitted their documents in the 48 constituencies going to poll in the third phase on October 28, Additional Chief Electoral...