ELECTION CAMPAIGN

  • J&K polls: Security tightened ahead of PM Modi's rallies today December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Security has been tightened in Jammu and Kashmir as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address two rallies in the state on Monday. The rallies come just three days after terrorists attacked the four towns of Jammu and Kashmir leaving 11 security personnel dead. He will be addressing a...
  • Jharkhand singers and studios not so busy tuning election songs November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: Election campaigns have never been complete without dance and songs. Political parties bank on the cultural resources to reach out to people for votes. Thankfully, during elections at least, local culture gets importance. But that mad rush for local election songs is missing this time in Jharkhand. We spoke...
  • Maharashtra elections: Shiv Sena to kickstart its campaign today September 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena will kickstart its electoral campaign ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections as it is expected to hold a big rally expected in Mumbai on Saturday. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will preside over the rally. This is Sena's first political event after the split with its 25-year-old ally BJP. Sources...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Curtains come down on election campaign in Bihar May 10, 2014

    The dust over campaigning for the 16th Lok Sabha settled finally in Bihar with the customary time allotted for it in six seats going to the ballots in the sixth and last phase on Monday came to a close this evening. The six seats which will go to polling on May...
  • Lok Sabha polls: High decibel campaign for 18 seats in Uttar Pradesh ends May 10, 2014

    The high decibel campaign for the 18 seats in eastern Uttar Pradesh from where 328 candidates, including BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and his challenger Aam Admi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal, are in fray, ended on Saturday ahead of the final phase of polls on May 12. In the mother...
  • Monks in Kolkata protest over making 117yearold monastery into polling booth May 9, 2014

    Buddhist monks in the city are up in arms against the Election Commission's decision to turn a 117yearold monastery into a polling booth. Located in Bowbazar area, the Buddha Dharmankur Sabha also houses a small school inside the premises of the monastery where polling will be held on May 12. "This is...
  • Bihar: Rabri Devi's supporters clash with Saran district officials May 4, 2014

    Saran: Supporters of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi on Sunday clashed with Saran district officials as they tried to search her car. The incident took place when Rabri Devi was conducting the road show without the permission of the district officials. RJD workers broke the camera of the...
  • Lok Sabha election live blog: May 3 May 3, 2014

    Follow all the updates related to the Lok Sabha elections here. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and other leaders will address rallies today. ...
  • Campaign ends for second phase of polling in Jharkhand April 15, 2014

    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 Hazaribagh, were...
  • Lok Sabha polls: AAP focuses on widening base in Delhi April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Having made a stunning performance during the Delhi Assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party is leaving no stones unturned for the Lok Sabha elections. AAP had won 28 of the 70 Assembly seats in Delhi; now for the LS polls, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party is focusing in wooing voters...
  • Bhagat Singh Koshiyari begins poll campaign with road show on a bullock cart April 5, 2014

    Adopting a novel method to woo voters, BJP nominee from the prestigious Nainital Lok Sabha seat in Uttarakhand, Bhagat Singh Koshiyari on Saturday hit the campaign trail in his constituency with a roadshow on a bullock cart to highlight the poor condition of highways in the state. "I have come to...
  • LK Advani's daughter campaigns for her father in Gandhinagar seat March 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: BJP veteran LK Advani's daughter Pratibha kickstarted her father's election campaign from the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat on Friday. "Like everytime, I will help my father in campaign this time as well," Pratibha, who had also campaigned for her father for 2009 elections, said. She also claimed that Advani had never...
  • Want to see Modi as PM, says BJP nominee actor Paresh Rawal March 25, 2014

    Noted actor and BJP's Lok Sabha candidate for Ahmedabad-East seat, Paresh Rawal arrived in the city on Tuesday to kick start his election campaign and vouched to work for the people of his constituency. During an interaction with mediapersons after arriving at the airport, Rawal also made it clear that making...
  • India set to challenge US for election-spending record March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian politicians are expected to spend around $5 billion on campaigning for elections next month - a sum second only to the most expensive US presidential campaign of all time - in a splurge that could give India's floundering economy a temporary boost. India's campaign spend, which can include...
  • Jayalalithaa to kick-off month-long Lok Sabha campaign today March 3, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is all set to kick-off her party, AIADMK's Lok Sabha campaign from Monday. Jayalalithaa will set out on a month-long rally beginning from Kancheepuram, 70kms from Chennai. AIADMK is amongst the parties which announced its list of candidates for Lok Sabha well ahead of...
  • AAP to kickstart LS poll campaign from Haryana today February 23, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal will kickstart the Lok Sabha election campaign from Rohtak in Haryana on Sunday. This will be his first rally after he resigned as the Delhi chief minister. The party is planning to fight all 10 Lok Sabha seats and all 90 Assembly seats in...
  • Anna joins hand with Mamata to launch 'Fight For India' campaign February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After India Against Corruption, social activist Anna Hazare will now launch 'Fight for India' campaign with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Anna and Mamata met on Wednesday and have decided to launch this campaign ahead of Lok Sabha elections. This comes after Mamata hosted a dinner in...
  • Anna to meet Mamata in Delhi, likely to discuss poll campaign strategy February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were likely to meet in Delhi on Tuesday and were likely to discuss the campaign strategy. Sources told CNNIBN that Anna wanted a commitment from Mamata on delivering on promises if she comes to power. Anna also...
  • Sonia Gandhi in Kerala today to kickstart Lok Sabha election campaign February 15, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: AICC chief Sonia Gandhi will launch the party's Lok Sabha poll campaign in Kerala on Saturday at a special convention to be held in Kochi even as the state Congress is yet to complete seatsharing within the ruling UDF it heads. Besides energising party functionaries as well as the rank...
  • Varun Gandhi kickstarts election campaign from Sultanpur, remembers father February 11, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Varun Gandhi on Tuesday struck an emotional chord with the people of Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh and said he had come to the district to complete the unfinished tasks of his late father Sanjay Gandhi. Addressing an impressive gathering in Sultanpur, the BJP leader who...
  • Don't fall for BJP's false claims and propaganda, says Manmohan Singh November 21, 2013

    After Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will woo voters while addressing Congress election rally at Ramlila Maidan in Jaipur on Thursday. Security has been beefed up in the city in view of the rally, Jaipur Police Commissioner Bhupendra Dak told PTI. The Prime Minister will address the public meeting...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav to hold 18 rallies across UP starting October 29 October 10, 2013

    Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav will start his campaign for Lok Sabha polls 2014 on October 29, party leaders said Thursday. The first of 18 rallies would be held in Azamgarh. The state parliamentary board on Wednesday chalked out an elaborate electoral road...
  • Rahul Gandhi to address first election rally in Bastar today September 26, 2013

    Rahul Gandhi will address his first election rally in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on Thursday, over three months after the Maoist bloodbath that had virtually wiped out Congress leadership in the state. Rahul will also hold interactions with party leaders in the state after addressing the rally at Jagdalpur, as a...
  • Narendra Modi to kick-start poll campaign in UP next month September 20, 2013

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will start the party's general election campaign in Uttar Pradesh next month from the Congress bastions of Kanpur, Jhansi and Bahraich. This would be Modi's maiden visit to the state after his elevation as chairman of BJP's central election campaign committee and his anointment as...
  • BJP to kickstart Delhi election campaign from Tuesday September 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP would formally launch its election campaign for the upcoming Delhi assembly elections on Tuesday, the party said on Saturday. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh, and Delhi election in-charge Nitin Gadkari will kickstart the campaign with a rally at Talkatora Stadium that will be attended by party...
  • For the oppn, the poor are a burden, says Rahul Gandhi September 11, 2013

    Rahul Gandhi will kick off the election campaign of Congress in party-ruled Rajasthan by addressing an election rally in tribal-dominated Salumbar assembly constituency of Udaipur division on Wednesday, which will be followed by two rallies of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Party general secretary in-charge for the state Gurudas Kamath said while...
  • Rahul Gandhi to kick off Congress poll campaign in Rajasthan September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will kick off the election campaign of Congress in party-ruled Rajasthan by addressing an election rally in tribal-dominated Salumbar assembly constituency of Udaipur division tomorrow, which will be followed by two rallies of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Party general secretary in-charge for the state Gurudas Kamath said while Rahul Gandhi will...
  • LIVE: Time to correct mistake made 5 yrs ago, says Modi September 9, 2013

    BJP Election Campaign Committee Chief and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will kick-start party's campaign for the upcoming Assembly polls in Rajasthan at a rally on September 10. BJP president Rajnath Singh and Modi will address a rally at Amroodon-ka-bagh ground in Jaipur on Tuesday, a party spokesman said on Monday. The...
  • Court reserves order on BJP leader's complaint against Sheila Dikshit August 28, 2013

    A Delhi court on Tuesday reserved for August 31 its order on BJP leader Vijender Gupta's complaint against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for allegedly misusing government funds in an advertisement campaign ahead of the 2008 assembly polls. Special judge Narottam Kaushal reserved the order on Gupta's complaint after his lawyer and...