CANDIDATURE

  • From about 4 per seat in 1952 polls, the number of contestants rose to 25 in 1996 March 13, 2014

    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 March 3, 2014

    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 September 14, 2013

    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 should...
  • BJP's limited political footprint is a political reality: Sumit Pande August 1, 2013

    Should the BJP take the initiative and declare Narendra Modi as the party's PM candidate? What will be its pros and cons? CNNIBN'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 better...
  • Pakistan court allows Raja Pervez Ashraf to contest polls April 23, 2013

    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...
  • 43 per cent of Indians back Modi as next PM: Survey March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Forty-three per cent of Indians backed Narendra Modi as the leading choice for the next Prime Minister, according to an opinion poll by a market research agency. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi emerged as the second choice in the survey. According to the poll conducted by Ipsos, the support...
  • Pranab prepared to talk to Mamata when she is ready July 10, 2012

    Kolkata: UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said he would talk to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee when she is ready to talk to him. "I am ready to talk to Mamata Banerjee as and when she is...
  • Pranab thanks Sharad Yadav for JD(U) support June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: UPA Presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee today met JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav at his residence to thank him for the support the party has extended to his nomination. Clad in a traditional Bengali dhotikurta, Mukherjee, accompanied by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bandal and Minister of State in PMO V...
  • 661 nominations filed for 3rd phase poll in Bihar October 13, 2010

    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 Officer...
  • Jail certificate first for RJD ticket: Lalu January 11, 2010

    Patna: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has said he would reward party tickets to only those who would show certificates for spending time in jails. "Being in jail for sometime will be the first criteria while deciding the candidature for the party," Prasad said while addressing his party workers here last evening. "One...
  • Ticket or no ticket, actor Nagma swears by Congress March 9, 2009

    New Delhi: After saying that she was keen to contest the elections from North West Mumbai on a Congress ticket, actress Nagma has now said that she would support anyone who contests on a Congress ticket from the constituency. I cant say for certain whether I would contest or I...