Election

  • When it comes to candidates for polls, AAP beats Congress and BJP 21-04-2014 01:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has overtaken the ruling Congress and its principal challenger, the BJP, at least in the total number of candidates it has fielded across India. The AAP has fielded its candidates in 434 Lok Sabha seats. The Congress has fielded 414 candidates and the...
  • Robert Vadra will be in jail if NDA comes to power: Uma Bharti 21-04-2014 01:36 PM

    Notwithstanding BJP's assertion that there will be no witch-hunt if it comes to power, Uma Bharti has said that Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra will be in jail if NDA comes to power. Bharti also alleged that Vadra had made money by breaking all the norms. "Just because he is...
  • 1984 riots: Akali Dal workers protest outside Congress office in Delhi 21-04-2014 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: Scores of Akali Dal workers on Monday held a massive protest outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Akali Dal workers were protesting against the clean chit given by Punjab Congress leader Amarinder Singh to one of the accused in the case, Jagdish...
  • Will not spare criminals even if they are in BJP, says Narendra Modi 21-04-2014 01:26 PM

    Hardoi: Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday made a pitch for cleaning up Parliament, freeing it of MPs with criminal cases against them. Addressing a rally in Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh, Modi said that if he comes to power, he will make sure action is taken...
  • Non-bailable warrant against RJD candidate 21-04-2014 01:25 PM

    Patna: The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Chapra court has issued a non bailable warrant against Lok Sabha MP Prabhunath Singh, who is the RJD candidate from Maharajganj in Bihar. Two cases were lodged against Singh - one for disrupting the government officers on duty and second for making anti-national statements....
  • AAP demands Praveen Togadia's arrest over anti-Muslim speech 21-04-2014 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded the immediate arrest of VHP leader Dr Praveen Togadia for his alleged hate speech. In a press release, the AAP said, "The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) strongly condemns the hate speech given by Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) president Pravin Togadia in...
  • Pravin Togadia stirs up a storm with anti-Muslim rant, RSS says news false 21-04-2014 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has come to the rescue of VHP president Pravin Togadia over his reported anti-Muslim rant in Gujarat on Saturday. The RSS called the news fabricated. Togadia reportedly told people in Bhavnagar to target Muslims for buying properties in Hindu majority areas. "Bring pressure...
  • WB: President's son faces tough poll battle in 'bidi' town 21-04-2014 01:05 PM

    After barely scraping through in 2012 bypolls on his father Pranab Mukherjee vacating the seat, Abhijit Mukherjee is now facing a stern test to rid himself of 'President's son' tag in this minority-dominated 'bidi' town where he is pitted against six Muslim rivals, among others. The Lok Sabha seat is...
  • MPs rating: Sanjay Nirupam's performance is below average 21-04-2014 12:55 PM

    Congress leader and sitting MP from Mumbai North Sanjay Nirupam has scored 5.2 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. While he scored 6.7 on 10 for accessibility and 5.2 for trusthworthiness, Nirupam has been rated 5.2 both for...
  • I've sold tea, not the country, says Narendra Modi 21-04-2014 12:34 PM

    Hardoi: Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took on the Congress yet again over the 'tea seller' remarks on him. Addressing a rally in Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, Modi said while he sold tea, he didn't sell the country. "Those who ridicule me about my childhood,...
  • LS polls: Evicted slum dwellers in Kolkata threaten to exercise NOTA option 21-04-2014 12:13 PM

    More than 300 families, who were evicted from a slum in the city's eastern part to make way for an upcoming flyover, have threatened to use the NOTA option in the Lok Sabha election if they are not rehabilitated by the state government. Almost all of the 383 families, who...
  • Muslim cleric backs Modi, says not wearing skull caps 'not a bad thing' 21-04-2014 12:05 PM

    New Delhi: After drawing flak over his refusal to wear a skull cap, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has got some support. Muslim cleric Maulana Mehmood Madani said that Modi should not wear the cap for symbolic purposes as many politicians have been using the symbolic act to make...
  • Madan Mohan Malviya's grandson among Modi's proposers in Varanasi 21-04-2014 11:59 AM

    Varanasi: Former Justice Giridhar Malviya, the grandson of freedom fighter and BHU founder Madan Mohan Malviya, will be one of he proposers for Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi when he files his nomination from Varanasi on April 24. "I have agreed to be the proposer for Narendra...
  • Afghanistan: Abdullah widens lead in Presidential vote 21-04-2014 11:56 AM

    Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead in the Afghan presidential race has widened, the latest official tally of votes released on Sunday showed, although half of the votes have yet to be counted. Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission said initial results based on almost 50 per cent of the vote out...
  • What the BJP and Congress manifestos really promise and don't 21-04-2014 11:46 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto, much to the displeasure of the Election Commission, on the first day of the 2014 Indian general elections (April 7). Both the BJP and the Congress, which released its manifesto last month (March 26) have emphasized systemic reforms in their manifestos. After...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 14 candidates in Tamil Nadu with 'zero assets' 21-04-2014 11:41 AM

    At a time when many Lok Sabha candidates are coming out with eye-popping details of their assets worth crores, 14 candidates in the poll fray in Tamil Nadu, mostly independents, have declared 'zero assets'. They are among 845 candidates of well established political entities, among whom are 14 contestants with...
  • LS polls 6th phase: Two AAP candidates from Tamil Nadu face 762 cases 21-04-2014 11:27 AM

    New Delhi: National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 2071 candidates out of 2077 candidates who are contesting in the Phase 6 of Lok Sabha 2014 Elections. The rest of the candidates were not analysed due to unclear/incomplete affidavits uploaded on...
  • Maoists blow up government school in Jamui using cylinder bombs 21-04-2014 11:25 AM

    Maoist guerrillas blew up a state-run school in Bihar's Jamui district early on Monday, police said. Over 200 students will now not be able to attend school. Jamui Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said a group of armed Maoists used "cylinder bombs" to blast the Bojhayat middle school building. "For...
  • Meira Kumar's assets are over Rs 36.4 crore 21-04-2014 11:25 AM

    Lok Sabha speaker and MP from Sasaram Meira Kumar total assets are worth over Rs 36.4 crore. Kumar has cash reserve of Rs 27 lakh, while her bank deposits and investments are valued at 1.9 crore. She owns two vehicles worth Rs 20 lakh. Kumar and her husband have properties...
  • CJ Youngistan: A song that defines the top three PM candidates 21-04-2014 11:20 AM

    Man.Goes Human, a Delhi based experimental/Indie band sings about the three Prime Ministerial aspirants. ...
  • CJ Youngistan: What do young voters think about Modi's marital status? 21-04-2014 11:10 AM

    Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi has for the first time declared himself as a married man by revealing his wife's name as Jashodaben in an affidavit filed before the Election Commission. So how do the young voters view this news? ...
  • Dreaded former bandit leader campaigns for Modi across Chambal 21-04-2014 11:05 AM

    Bhopal: "If Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister of India and tries to make the country as developed as Gujarat, then please don't waste your vote. Just click the button before the lotus for all-round progress of the nation." This appeal is not being made by any hardcore RSS activist...
  • CJ Youngistan: Are political parties ignoring the rights of transgenders? 21-04-2014 11:05 AM

    With no mention of section 377 in poll manifestos, transgenders feel that their rights are being ignored by the country's top political parties. ...
  • Mumbai: Sharad Pawar skips Rahul Gandhi's rally, Congress embarrassed 21-04-2014 10:53 AM

    Sharad Pawar was earlier scheduled to share the dais with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi at a joint NCP-Congress rally, that was meant to be a show of strength. But Sonia Gandhi pulled out of the rally stating ill-health. The NCP chief then decided to skip...
  • JDU leader Shakuni Chaudhary says he will bury Narendra Modi 21-04-2014 10:40 AM

    Patna: Even as the Election Commission has acted against many leaders for delivering hate speeches but it seems that politicians are yet to learn their lessons. JDU leader Shakuni Chaudhary kicked up yet another controversy by saying that Narendra Modi would be buried while addressing a rally in Bhagalpur, Bihar...
  • I have sold tea, not the country, says Narendra Modi 21-04-2014 10:28 AM

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will campaign for party candidates on Monday. In his extensive single-day programme, Modi will be addressing rallies in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi, Etah, Firozabad and Mathura. BJP leaders said, Modi will be campaigning for Bollywood actress and party candidate from Mathura Hema Malini,...
  • AP tops the list of expenditure sensitive states this election season 21-04-2014 10:27 AM

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh currently tops the list of expenditure sensitive states in the poll season across the country. Reviewing election preparation of the state, CEC VS Sampath expressed concern as 46 per cent of the total Rs 232 crore seized in the whole country belongs to AP alone. About Rs...
  • Elections Yatra: Will 2G scam haunt the DMK in Chennai Central? 21-04-2014 09:50 AM

    With three days left for polling in the state of Tamil Nadu, CNN-IBN's Election Yatra tarvels to the Chennai Central Parliamentary constituency, a DMK stronghold. Former Union Textiles Minister and two-time MP Dayanidhi Maran is seeking re-election from here once again. CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac finds out if the 2G spectrum...
  • Sidhu's wife hits out at SAD, upset over him being denied a ticket 21-04-2014 09:28 AM

    Amritsar's sitting MP Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife Navjyot Kaur has lashed out at the Shiromani Akali Dal, expressing her disappointment over Sidhu being denied a ticket this time. The BJP-SAD alliance has fielded Arun Jaitley from Amritsar. Kaur, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, accused the Akali Dal government of...
  • Rajnath Singh has no vehicles but assets worth over Rs 2.9 crore 21-04-2014 09:28 AM

    BJP chief and candidate from Lucknow Rajnath Singh has no vehicle in his name but has assets worth over Rs 2.9 crore. Singh owns residential and agricultural properties in Lucknow and Chaundali worth Rs 1.9 crore, while his bank deposits and investments are valued at Rs 66.4 lakh. ...