Election Campaign

  • 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...
  • Lok Sabha polls: AAP focuses on widening base in Delhi 07-04-2014 06:37 PM

    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 05-04-2014 05:53 PM

    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...
  • Why voters are not as powerful as they are made out to be

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    Every time there is an election in India, especially a Parliamentary election, we see certain myths about the voter in India being propagated. Indian ...

  • LK Advani's daughter campaigns for her father in Gandhinagar seat 28-03-2014 11:55 PM

    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...
  • Want to see Modi as PM, says BJP nominee actor Paresh Rawal 25-03-2014 05:51 PM

    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...
  • India set to challenge US for election-spending record 15-03-2014 07:17 PM

    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...
  • Jayalalithaa to kick-off month-long Lok Sabha campaign today 03-03-2014 08:21 AM

    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...
  • AAP to kickstart LS poll campaign from Haryana today 23-02-2014 11:09 AM

    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 19-02-2014 12:28 AM

    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 18-02-2014 08:10 AM

    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 CNN-IBN 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 15-02-2014 08:09 AM

    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 seat-sharing within the ruling UDF it heads. Besides energising party functionaries as well as the...
  • Varun Gandhi kickstarts election campaign from Sultanpur, remembers father 11-02-2014 09:45 PM

    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...
  • Don't fall for BJP's false claims and propaganda, says Manmohan Singh 21-11-2013 09:36 AM

    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...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav to hold 18 rallies across UP starting October 29 10-10-2013 10:42 AM

    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...
  • Rahul Gandhi to address first election rally in Bastar today 26-09-2013 01:36 PM

    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...
  • Narendra Modi to kick-start poll campaign in UP next month 20-09-2013 02:46 PM

    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...
  • BJP to kickstart Delhi election campaign from Tuesday 14-09-2013 05:15 PM

    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...
  • For the oppn, the poor are a burden, says Rahul Gandhi 11-09-2013 08:12 AM

    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...
  • Rahul Gandhi to kick off Congress poll campaign in Rajasthan 10-09-2013 10:36 PM

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhiwill kick off the electioncampaign of Congressin party-ruled Rajasthanby 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...
  • LIVE: Time to correct mistake made 5 yrs ago, says Modi 09-09-2013 07:05 PM

    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...
  • Court reserves order on BJP leader's complaint against Sheila Dikshit 28-08-2013 06:51 AM

    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...
  • LK Advani praises Narendra Modi at BJP conclave 18-08-2013 11:13 PM

    BJP Parliamentary Party Chief LK Advani on Sunday surprised many at a party conclave when he praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, against whom he had taken jibes on Independence Day for criticising the Prime Minister. Delivering the valedictory address at a meeting of the BJP Election Campaign Committee, state...
  • MP CM's poll campaign financed by mining baron, says I-T report 29-07-2013 08:05 AM

    Bhopal: The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh is battling a fresh crisis after key Income Tax documents revealed that his last election campaign named operation 'Vijay' was financed by mining baron Sudhir Sharma. Mining baron Sudhir Sharma was a college lecturer until 2005. Sharma was raided by the...
  • Rahul Gandhi asks Congress workers to speak in one voice 22-07-2013 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, in a veiled reference to some senior leaders speaking out of turn, said on Monday that the party must speak in one voice to help connect with voters. Rahul asked the workers to stay focused on positive politics and cautioned them against indulging...
  • I-T notice to BJP's Gopinath Munde on Rs 8 crore poll expense remark 03-07-2013 03:18 PM

    Mumbai: The Income Tax department has issued a notice to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Gopinath Munde on his Rs 8 crore poll spending remark. Munde had last week remarked that he spent Rs 8 crore on his last Lok Sabha campaign. Munde was served a showcause notice on June 29...
  • If EC has given any notice, Gopinath Munde will answer it: Rajnath 30-06-2013 03:59 PM

    Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde had stoked a controversy by his candid admission about spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha campaign. ...
  • EC pulls up Munde on spending Rs 8 cr in 2009 LS polls 29-06-2013 09:34 PM

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) has on Saturday issued a notice against senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde after he stoked a controversy by his candid admission about spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha election campaign. The EC has asked Munde to explain within 20 days why action...
  • EC can disqualify Munde for spending Rs 8 crore on 2009 LS campaign 29-06-2013 07:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) is set to issue a notice to BJP leader Gopinath Munde after he admitted that he had spent Rs 8 crore on 2009 Lok Sabha election campaign. The leader could even be disqualified from contesting polls for three years. "When I contested my first elections...