Elections

  • Rahul Gandhi to hold poll rallies in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on Tuesday 21-04-2014 08:48 PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will hold rallies in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Tuesday, his office said. Gandhi will first hold a public meeting in Alwar in Rajasthan. The party candidate from the parliamentary constituency is Minister of State for Sports and Defence Jitendra Singh, who is considered to...
  • Opponents plan to slice up Narendra Modi's Varanasi pie 21-04-2014 08:41 PM

    Far from the high-decibel campaigning and 24x7 politicking that are setting the stage for the most interesting contest of the 2014 Lok Sabha election, there are pointers in this temple town that BJP challenger Narendra Modi might not have a cakewalk in the high-profile constituency. Readying for a "close finish"...
  • News 360: EC seeks report on Praveen Togadia's hate speech 21-04-2014 08:36 PM

    The Election Commission has sought a report on VHP President Praveen Togadia's alleged hate speech. Togadia asked people in Bhavnagar in Gujarat to evict Muslims from Hindu dominated areas. Even though the Cong has filed a complaint, both Togadia and the RSS are denying the reports, calling them fabricated. ...
  • A Billion Votes: FIR against Giriraj Singh, BJP leader remains defiant 21-04-2014 08:10 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh remains defiant even as an FIR is filed against him. Singh stirred of a controversy by saying that those who are opposing Modi will have to go to Pakistan after elections. ...
  • Sonia, Rahul have done nothing for the nation: Modi 21-04-2014 08:08 PM

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial nominee and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi continued to campaign aggresively against Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying the mother-duo didn't do anything for the nation. "Everyone in Congress is making a strategy of 'Modi roko'. They think if Modi comes...
  • BJP-TDP alliance in trouble yet again, Modi-Naidu joint rally uncertain 21-04-2014 07:48 PM

    New Delhi: Just a day ahead of the joint rally by BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, differences have once again cropped between the two allies over seat sharing and candidates. The BJP is reportedly upset with the TDP for fielding its candidates in three...
  • Vadra is owner of Rs 400 cr company because he is Sonia’s son-in-law: Raje 21-04-2014 07:33 PM

    Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Rajasthan Chief Minister and BJP leader Vasundhara Raje addressed four election rallies in the state on Monday. The rallies were conducted at Laxman Bazar in Bharatpur, Dholpur, Uniara. Raje was accompained by BJP candidate Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria who began the address and asked support for...
  • Snapshot: Ameesha Patel campaigns for Congress in Allahabad 21-04-2014 07:21 PM

    Actress Ameesha Patel was recently in Allahabad to campaign for Congress. And as the pictures show, Rajiv Shukla was spotted carrying umbrella for her while she campaigned in Allahabad. The actress made headlines when she lauded Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for the manner in...
  • Cong moves EC over BJP using RSS, Bajrang Dal members as poll agents 21-04-2014 07:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the alleged posting of RSS and Bajrang Dal members for poll duty in BJP-ruled states. In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath, Congress's Legal Department secretary K C Mittal noted that officials having...
  • Majid Memon criticises Giriraj for his remarks on Modi detractors 21-04-2014 06:49 PM

    NCP leader Majid Memon condemned Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh's remarks on Modi detractors saying that the comments were very dangerous and could result in enimosity between communities. ...
  • EC seeks report on Praveen Togadia's anti-Muslim remarks 21-04-2014 06:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday sought a report on VHP leader Praveen Togadia's alleged hate speech where he said that people from Muslim community should be stopped from buying properties in Hindu-dominated localities. "They (EC officials) are in the process of acquiring the recording of the statements made...
  • No post-poll alliance with TMC: BJP 21-04-2014 06:26 PM

    There is no possibility of any post-poll alliance between BJP and Trinamool Congress, BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Monday said. Describing the TMC as an anarchist party, Singh, member of the BJP's national executive, said the ruling party appeased Muslims and pampered inflitartors from Bangladesh with an eye on...
  • Jayalalithaa takes a dig at Modi, suggests she is better than him 21-04-2014 06:22 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa took on her Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi at a rally in the southern state on Monday. "I have brought inclusive growth in Tamil Nadu. Who is the best then? Gujarat's Modi or Tamil Nadu's lady?" she asked. Jayalalithaa's AIADMK shares an on-off relationship with...
  • Pawar did not attend Rahul's rally due to a technical snag in his chopper: NCP 21-04-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: A day after NCP chief Sharad Pawar skipped Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's rally in Mumbai, party leader DP Tripathi rebutted claims that Pawar pulled out of the joint rally because Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi cancelled her one-day Maharashtra tour, citing health reasons. "This is all speculative news,...
  • Will probe EC's role after elections: Narendra Modi 21-04-2014 06:15 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Modi has warned the Election Commission saying he will investigate the Commission's role post-elections to see if the poll has been free and fair. Modi said, "I want to tell to the Election Commission and state Election officials that it will be your real test whether...
  • Narendra Modi vows to cleanse the political system, set up panel to probe tainted MPs 21-04-2014 06:03 PM

    Narendra Modi on Monday vowed to cleanse the political system and Parliament from criminal elements if he comes to power and said his first job will be to set up a panel to probe pending criminal cases against the new MPs. The BJP Prime Ministerial candidate said he will ensure...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Narendra Modi to address rally in Vadodara on April 24 21-04-2014 06:01 PM

    BJP nominee from Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, Narendra Modi will address a public rally here on Thursday. "After filing his nomination papers from Varanasi on April 24, Modi will fly to Vadodara to address the public meeting," BJP city unit president Bharat Dangar said on Monday. This will be the...
  • Modi to do roadshow before filing nomination from Varanasi on April 24 21-04-2014 05:43 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is likely to file his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh on April 24. Modi, who is contesting elections from two seats, had filed his nomination from Vadodara in Gujarat on April 9 after a grand...
  • Pravin Togadia denies anti-Muslim rant, alleges political conspiracy 21-04-2014 05:35 PM

    New Delhi: Pravin Togadia, the man in the midst of a raging storm, has denied making anti-Muslim remarks at a public meeting in Gujarat last week. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Togadia alleged a political conspiracy against him. "This is a political conspiracy against me. I have sent a legal notice to...
  • Congress will now go alone in Tamil Nadu: Rahul Gandhi 21-04-2014 05:33 PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said in future also, the party will stand alone in Tamil Nadu and bring a government liked by the people. Addressing an election rally in Ramanathapuram, about 520 km from Chennai, he said: I am proud to see Congress cadres working enthusiastically in...
  • No foolproof method to avoid errors in electoral rolls: CEO 21-04-2014 05:17 PM

    Mumbai: Problems arising out of deletions in electoral rolls is inevitable as there is no foolproof measure against errors, Chief Electoral Officer Maharashtra Nitin Gadre said in Mumbai on Monday. "The exercise of deletions was concluded in August 2013 and names of as many as 50 lakh people were deleted....
  • Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in three states on Tuesday 21-04-2014 05:10 PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will hold rallies in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, his office said. Gandhi will first hold a public meeting in Alwar in Rajasthan. The party candidate from the parliamentary constituency is Minister of State for Sports and Defence Jitendra Singh, who is considered...
  • Since the time of Nehru, Congress has been making false promises: Rajnath in Kahalgaon rally 21-04-2014 05:10 PM

    BJP leader Rajnath Singh addressed an election rally at Kahalgaon in Bihar on Monday. The rally came at a time when Bihar leader Giriraj Singh, who is also the party candidate from Nawada, has sparked a row by saying, all those opposed to Narendra Modi should go to Pakistan as...
  • I stand by what I have said regarding Modi's detractors: BJP's Giriraj Singh 21-04-2014 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: BJP leader Giriraj Singh, who said that detractors of Narendra Modi should move to Pakistan after the elections, remains defiant. "I stand by what I have said. I expressed my feelings. My statement is not creating any divide between any community. I have not taken anyone's name or...
  • National polling pattern indicates Congress rout: BJP 21-04-2014 05:01 PM

    Polling of over 70 per cent votes in the first five phases of elections in 232 Lok Sabha seats across the country clearly indicated that people were voting for a regime change and Congress losing its traditional poverty plank, a senior BJP leader said on Monday. "People are voting out...
  • NDA only viable alternative, Third Front a failure, says Venkaiah Naidu 21-04-2014 04:49 PM

    Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said neither a Third Front nor any other dispensation can form government at Centre except the NDA led by Narendra Modi. "Neither a Third Front, a secular front or UPA can form government at Centre. It was seen in the past also...
  • Kejriwal campaigns in Amethi, says won't assume Delhi CM post until AAP gets majority 21-04-2014 04:42 PM

    Defending his decision of resigning as the Delhi Chief Minister, AAP leader Arvid Kejriwal has said his "soul did not allow me" to continue and that he will "not think" of assuming the post until his party gets easy majority to run the state government on their own terms. On...
  • LS polls: Over 800 kgs of explosives, 100 IEDs recovered till now 21-04-2014 04:41 PM

    Over 800 kg of explosives and 127 improvised bombs have been recovered by security forces from across Naxal violence-hit areas since the Election Commission sounded the poll bugle in the country on March 5. The maximum of these killing traps and deadly ammunition, aimed at security forces and poll officials,...
  • Modi promises jail for criminal candidates, BJP has 32 pc of them 21-04-2014 04:26 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi has thundered that he would put all MPs facing criminal charges in jail once he comes to power. He said that he would not spare even the candidates from his own party BJP and the NDA allies. The Modi admirers are hailing...
  • LK Advani's website hacked with pro-Pakistan's slogan 21-04-2014 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: The official website of veteran BJP leader LK Advani was hacked on Monday allegedly by Pakistani hackers who posted messages of "free-Kashmir" on the portal. The hacker, who called himself Muhammad Bilal, wrote "Pakistan Zindabad" messages on the site and called for an end to militarised governance in...