General Election

  • There is no Modi wave, it's only in media: Lovely 10-04-2014 11:37 PM

    Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Thursday claimed that the 'Modi wave' that everyone seems to be talking about was "not there at all" and it existed only in media. "There is no 'Modi wave' you keep asking me about, it all exists just in newspapers and media," Lovely...
  • Facebook launches 'I'm a Voter' feature for Indian users 10-04-2014 10:44 AM

    New Delhi: Facebook users in India can now update their status after casting their ballot with a new "I'm a Voter" feature that the social networking giant has introduced to cash in on the election buzz. For the first time in the country, users over the age of 18 will...
  • Lok Sabha polls live: High turnout in Kerala, moderate in Delhi, UP and Bihar 10-04-2014 07:13 AM

    Voting began in one of the biggest phases of the 2014 Lok Sabha election in 91 Lok Sabha seats across India on Thursday. People are also simultaneously voting in the Assembly election in Odisha. ...
  • Assam: 86 canditates file nominations for third phase LS polls 05-04-2014 08:03 PM

    Altogether 86 candidates have filed their nominations, with 29 on the last day on Saturday,for elections to six Assam Lok Sabha constituencies in the third and final phase polls scheduled on April 24. The highest number of 21 nominations have been filed for Gauhati parliamentary constituency followed by 18 in...
  • Kiran Reddy aide quits his new party, joins TDP 04-04-2014 08:51 PM

    Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy-led Jai Samaikyaandhra Party (JSP) on Friday received a jolt when its vice-president joined the TDP. Pithani Satyanarayana was one of the two former Cabinet colleagues of Kiran who played a key role in the formation of JSP on the united Andhra...
  • Modi-Kejriwal battle splits IIT Varanasi students into 2 camps 28-03-2014 02:35 PM

    The fight between AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for supremacy in this temple town has divided students of IIT, Varanasi into two camps who will campaign for their chosen candidate in their own ways. "I would have supported Kejriwal, but I was not happy...
  • Election factsheet: Bihar 27-03-2014 07:19 AM

    The 16th Lok Sabha elections would be held in the 40 Parliamentary Constituencies of Bihar on 6 poll days: April 10, 17, 24, 30 and May 7, 12, 2014.Polling will be held at 59,807 polling stations spread across 45,797 polling station locations.Out of the state's total of 6,21,08,447 electors as...
  • MNS leader joins Aam Aadmi Party with his followers 26-03-2014 08:29 PM

    The Vidarbha regional president of MNS' front organisation State Transport Kamgar Sena, Jitesh Rathod of Bothbodan village resigned from his party and joined the Aam Admi Party today along with his supporters. "We have been getting tremendous response from the public and we could win the election," AAP's Maharashtra state...
  • Why did DMK ally with BJP if it was against kar seva, asks Jaya 23-03-2014 05:57 PM

    Hitting back at DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his charge that she had sent volunteers for 'kar seva' in Ayodhya, AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday questioned as to why his party had tied up with BJP in the past if he was so opposed...
  • Lok Sabha Election Live Blog: March 21 21-03-2014 07:38 AM

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  • Opposition calls for dismissal of Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government 20-03-2014 02:59 PM

    The opposition parties in Jharkhand have demanded removal of the Hemant Soren government as it has been reduced to minority. "Soren government has been reduced to minority as many legislators supporting the government have switched sides to fight the Lok Sabha polls. Governor Syed Ahmed should take note of it....
  • 2009 elections: 29 winners got less than 30 pc of total votes polled 19-03-2014 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: In 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, there were 28 winning candidates who got less than 30 per cent of total votes polled. Uttar Pradesh had 14 such winners whereas Jharkhand had 6 candidates winning with less than 30 per cent of votes polled in their respective constituencies. Bihar had...
  • Tamil Nadu: CPI-M announces 9 candidates for LS polls 17-03-2014 07:40 PM

    The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday announced its candidates, including two women, for nine Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu. Releasing the list to the media here, CPI-M's state secretary G Ramakrishnan said he party has also field two Dalits - one of them in Virudhunagar, a general...
  • AAP: The need to go beyond 'politics of protest' 12-03-2014 10:47 AM

    As the countdown to voting in the 2014 general elections approaches, the cut and thrust of the campaign speeches and the electoral rhetoric is clearly reaching a feverish pitch. Every passing day brings sharp comments triggering off equally strong counter reactions. What has occupied the spotlight of attention in the...
  • Disqualify candidates on framing of charges: Law Commission 10-03-2014 07:31 PM

    A candidate should be disqualified on framing of charges in cases punishable by five years or more as the current criteria of disqualification upon conviction is "incapable" of barring criminals from electoral politics, the Law Commission has recommended. The Commission, in a report presented to the Supreme Court, has also...
  • Congress's primaries: Tytler files nomination from Northeast Delhi 05-03-2014 12:23 AM

    Former MP Jagdish Tytler, whose candidature was withdrawn by Congress in the last Lok Sabha polls due to protests over his alleged role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today filed his nomination for Northeast Lok Sabha seat under primaries project. The constituency, being represented by Jai Prakash Agarwal, on Tuesday witnessed...
  • Winning potential key factor for candidates: BJP leader 01-03-2014 12:21 AM

    Administrative experience and the potential to win were the key factors in selecting candidates in West Bengal for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, BJP leader Siddhartha Nath Singh said on Friday. The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday announced its first list of 54 candidates for the polls, including 17 for West...
  • Electorate has grown nearly 5 times since 1951-52 polls: EC 23-02-2014 01:45 PM

    As the nation gears up for the 16th Lok Sabha polls, India's electorate has grown nearly five times from what it was during the first general elections in 1951-52. Figures released by the Election Commission show that the electorate was 17.3212343 crore in 1951-52 and now for the general elections...
  • Congress should have sat in opposition after 2009 polls: Dwivedi 02-02-2014 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: Facing one of the most difficult elections ahead, a senior Congress leader has now raised questions over whether it was prudent for the party to have headed the UPA II government after the 2009 polls. Though he admits that alliances are a compulsion, he feels that the Congress...
  • Former cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin to contest LS polls from West Bengal 28-01-2014 06:01 PM

    New Delhi: After registering a thumping victory in the last general elections, former India captain and current Lok Sabha MP Mohammed Azharuddin is all set to contest 2014 Lok Sabha elections from a constituency in West Bengal. Azharuddin told CNN-IBN, "I have worked for people of UP now I want...
  • AAP did nothing during first one month, alleges BJP 27-01-2014 10:55 PM

    Delhi BJP on Monday alleged that Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government did "nothing" during its first one month and said the party would launch a 'padyatra' this week to expose the AAP's "inaction". "It is clear that AAP has failed to deliver in the last one month in Delhi," Delhi BJP...
  • It's time for crossing over in Kerala politics 26-01-2014 06:16 PM

    With the Lok Sabha elections around the corner, Kerala has begun witnessing the phenomenon of shifting of loyalties from one political party to another in the past few days. The Janadhipathya Samrakshana Samithi (JSS) party, founded by veteran communist leader K.R. Gowri in 1994 after she was ousted from the...
  • NCP slams Uddhav Thackeray over Sharad Pawar jibe 20-01-2014 07:16 PM

    NCP's Maharashtra working president Jitendra Awhad on Monday hit back at Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray for his exhortation to party workers to ensure defeat of any NCP nominee, including party chief Sharad Pawar, from Shirur Lok Sabha seat in the upcoming elections. "Uddhav Thackeray has no guts to contest...
  • Prithvi Reddy to head AAP's panel on economic policy 19-01-2014 08:02 PM

    The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi has formed a seven-member team to formulate its economic policy ahead of the general elections. The decision to form a committee assumes significance as the party is under pressure from several quarters to make its stand clear on various issues ranging from...
  • MPCC chief Arun Yadav to assume office on Monday 19-01-2014 03:13 PM

    Newly-appointed MPCC president Arun Yadav will take charge of his office on Monday in the presence of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, party sources said on Sunday. Rahul is arriving in the state capital to attend a programme 'Samvad' (dialogue), organised by All India Mahila Congress president Shobha Ojha. Besides...
  • Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate: CWC to meet amid divergent views 16-01-2014 06:09 PM

    Amid divergent views in the Congress on whether party vice president Rahul Gandhi should be projected as the prime ministerial candidate, the apex Congress Working Committee (CWC) will be meeting on Thursday. It will finalise the draft resolution for the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting on Friday. Thursday's meeting...
  • AAP will not affect Congress's prospects in LS polls: Thakre 14-01-2014 06:13 PM

    MPCC president Manikrao Thakre has said the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party will not affect Congress' prospects in Maharashtra and exuded confidence that his party would get more seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections than in 2009. "The Aam Aadmi Party will not affect the election result of Congress in...
  • Awami League sweeps violence-marred Bangladesh general elections 06-01-2014 09:43 AM

    Dhaka: The ruling Awami League on Sunday swept the general elections in Bangladesh which were marred by deadly clashes, a low turnout and a boycott by opposition parties, even as 21 people were killed in poll-related violence. Most voters preferred to stay at home fearing violence during the polling in...
  • AAP goes national, to hold its first membership drive from January 10 05-01-2014 02:09 PM

    New Delhi: With the Lok Sabha elections just months away, the Aam Aadmi Party held its two-day National Executive meeting in Delhi to launch itself at the national level. AAP ideologue Yogendra Yadav said the party will conduct a membership drive from January 10 to engage the 'aam aadmi' in...
  • Polls start in Bangladesh amidst violence, 6 killed 05-01-2014 09:55 AM

    Dhaka: Voting began on Sunday morning in Bangladesh's violence-plagued general elections amid calls from opposition BNP and its allies to resist the polls, even as six persons were killed in clashes across the country. Polling began at 8 am (0200 GMT) in 147 out of 300 constituencies in 59 districts...