Kalmadi

  • Congress will win in Pune, says Suresh Kalmadi 17-04-2014 06:14 PM

    In the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, Pune is one of the high profile constituencies, where Congress has fielded sitting MP Vishwajit Kadam. Although, the Congress has denied the ticket to CWG scam trained leader Suresh Kalmadi. After voting, Kalmadi said, "Congress has done a good job over the...
  • Out of fray Kalmadi still casts shadow on Pune contest 07-04-2014 01:31 PM

    After placating sitting MP Suresh Kalmadi who was sulking over denial of ticket, the Congress managers are confronted with a tough task of retaining the Pune Lok Sabha seat by overcoming the main challenge from a resurgent BJP in a quadrangular contest which is on cards. Keeping in check dissensions...
  • Congress Pune nominee Kadam declares Rs 87 crore assets 26-03-2014 08:38 PM

    Congress candidate for Pune Lok Sabha seat Vishwajeet Kadam, who pipped controversial sitting MP Suresh Kalmadi to get the party ticket, happens to be the richest candidate in the fray with total declared assets of Rs 87.47 crore. Vishwajeet, son of Maharashtra Minister Patangrao Kadam, who filed his nomination today,...
  • Will support Congress candidate Vishwajeet Kadam from Pune: Kalmadi 25-03-2014 05:07 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader and sitting MP from Pune Suresh Kalmadi on Tuesday said that he will officially support the party's candidate from his constituency. Congress has fielded Dr Vishwajeet Kadam from Pune. In an attempt to change its image ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress denied ticket...
  • Will announce my LS poll plan in 2 days, says sulking Kalmadi 22-03-2014 12:06 PM

    Sulking after being denied Pune Lok Sabha seat renomination, sitting Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi on Friday said he will announce his decision on contesting the polls in the next two days, even as Congress leaders tried to seek his support for the official candidate Vishwajeet Kadam. Kalmadi, who was closeted...
  • Kalmadi fails to get Congress ticket, says he's hurt, hints at joining BJP 21-03-2014 07:35 PM

    Pune: After being denied Lok Sabha ticket by the Congress, Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi said that the party could have given a ticket to his wife. "The CWG matter is still in court. They could give ticket to my wife, all my supporters are hurt," he said. Kalmadi...
  • Read: Congress's third list of 58 candidates for Lok Sabha elections 18-03-2014 09:01 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday released its much anticipated third list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections. The party released 58 names this time. While the Congress fielded Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot from Ajmer, senior party leader in Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi has been given a ticket from Mahasamund....
  • Congress names 58 candidates in 3rd list, suspense over Varanasi continues 18-03-2014 08:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday released its third list of 58 candidates for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While the party didn't give ticket to Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi, it remained silent on who will contest against Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi....
  • Congress snubs Suresh Kalmadi, gives Pune ticket to Vishwajeet Kadam 18-03-2014 08:41 PM

    New Delhi: Taking note of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's objection to give election ticket to tainted leaders, the party snubbed Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi and fielded Vishwajeet Kadam in Pune. Kalmadi is a sitting MP from Pune. Rahul Gandhi, who is heading the Congress poll campaign, had...
  • LS polls: Third list of Congress deferred, decision likely on March 18 16-03-2014 03:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has delayed the announcement of its third list of Lok Sabha candidates. It is is likely to be released after March 18. Meanwhile, the party is facing a candidate crisis with senior leaders reluctant to contest. According to sources, Union Minister Manish Tewari is unlikely to...
  • Congress may not field Kalmadi, Azharuddin, Bansal to get LS ticket: Sources 12-03-2014 11:35 PM

    New Delhi: Just a day before the Congress is likely to release its second list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections, sources said that Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi is almost out of the race as Rahul party Vice President Rahul Gandhi raised objection. The move can be seen...
  • Open Mike: Should any candidate facing a criminal case be barred from contesting elections? 12-03-2014 10:59 PM

    With political parties beginning to name their candidates, media attention once again turns to the topic of criminals in Parliament. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Law faculty in Delhi University and asks students whether any candidate facing a criminal case should be barred from contesting elections. ...
  • Congress poll panel meets on 2nd list, Kalmadi, Bansal, Chavan in fray 12-03-2014 03:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress Central Election Committee met on Wednesday to decide on the second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Among those in the running are tainted leaders including former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal, former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan and Suresh Kalmadi, say sources. On Bansal, the...
  • The Last Word: Should parties refrain from fielding tainted candidates? 11-03-2014 08:56 PM

    Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar discusses with panel of experts whether tainted candidates who face criminal charges but have not as yet been convicted be nominated by political parties for election or, in the wider interest of cleansing Indian politics, should this be prohibited either...
  • Congress shouldn't field tainted leaders in LS polls: Manish Tewari 10-03-2014 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: In an attempt to change the image of the Congress party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said the party should not give ticket to tainted leaders. Tewari said, "Congress should not get into legalities and instead not give tickets to those...
  • Maharashtra CM approves case against Kalmadi in Commonwealth Youth Games 28-02-2014 03:31 PM

    Mumbai: Trouble is mounting for Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi as the Maharashtra Assembly's Public Accounts Committee in its report has said that the Chief Minister has given the go-ahead to file a criminal case against him. The report has asked for a criminal case to be filed against...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 24-02-2014 10:35 PM

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  • Can Rahul Gandhi's anti-corruption plank carry credibility? 24-02-2014 10:14 PM

    The Congress party has sparked off a controversy by giving Lok Sabha tickets to the ministers who have been accused of corruption. The party which was trying to portray itself as the one fighting corruption is now defending its decision of giving Lok Sabha tickets to Suresh Kalmadi and Ashok...
  • Cong to push anti-graft ordinance, but may give Kalmadi, Chavan LS tickets 24-02-2014 10:02 PM

    New Delhi: Acting on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's wish list, the UPA government is taking the ordinance route to push through more anti-corruption legislations ahead of the general elections. While an ordinance could be brought later this week, CNN-IBN has learnt that the Congress is also considering giving tickets...
  • News 360: Big blow to Lalu Prasad, alliance with LJP in doldrums 24-02-2014 08:31 PM

    Even as reports of a split in the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar surfaced with 13 of its MLAs quitting the party, six of them denied having ditched Lalu Prasad. On the other hand, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party has decided to cement alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party....
  • A Billion Votes: Consequences of Modi wave in Bihar politics? 24-02-2014 07:33 PM

    Even as reports of a split in the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar surfaced with 13 of its MLAs quitting the party, six of them denied having ditched Lalu Prasad. On the other hand, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party has decided to cement alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party....
  • Kalmadi, Chavan can get LS tickets as they aren't convicted: Congress 24-02-2014 03:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party has sparked off a controversy by giving Lok Sabha tickets to the ministers who have been accused of corruption. The party which was trying to portray itself as the one fighting corruption is now defending its decision of giving Lok Sabha tickets to Suresh Kalmadi...
  • LS polls: Kalmadi may not field his family member from Pune seat 24-02-2014 10:56 AM

    Pune: With most opinion polls suggesting that the Congress party may find it difficult to even cross the three figure mark in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the ruling party has come under severe criticism from many quarters for deciding to field 'winnable' but 'tainted ' candidates including the likes...
  • LS polls: Congress may field 'tainted' leaders, relatives in Maharashtra 22-02-2014 01:10 PM

    Mumbai: At a time when Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is staking his campaign on the issue of corruption and said that he will push the government to take the ordinance route to push through six anti-corruption bills he has been championing, his party is preparing to rehabilitate at least...
  • Commonwealth Games scam: Court slaps Rs 10,000 cost on CBI 13-12-2013 07:20 PM

    A Delhi court on Friday slapped a cost of Rs 10,000 on CBI for filing additional documents at the "belated stage of trial" in a Commonwealth Games (CWG) related corruption case in which evidence of over 2,600 pages have already been recorded. Special CBI Judge Ravinder Kaur directed the agency...
  • CVC recommends action against former CWG OC chief Suresh Kalmadi 09-10-2013 03:37 PM

    The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has recommended action against former Chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi for "suppression of facts" in a case of alleged corruption and nepotism probed by it. The probity watchdog has conducted a direct inquiry on the basis of complaints of corruption and nepotism...
  • IOC rejects IOA's objections on charge-sheeted persons 17-08-2013 02:58 PM

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee Saturday refused to change its stance on barring charge-sheeted persons from contesting Indian Olympic Association elections, saying that entertaining IOA's objections would amount to undermining the Olympic charter. IOC had sent the revised draft Constitution of the IOA which envisaged barring of corruption-tainted persons from...
  • Indian law does not bar chargesheeted persons: IOA to IOC 16-08-2013 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: Stung by International Olympic Committee's directive to bar charge-sheeted persons from contesting elections, Indian Olympic Association on Friday shot off a letter to its parent body, saying that it cannot implement these provisions as it has to follow the law of the country. The IOC on Thursday had...
  • Chargesheeted ones to be barred from IOA polls: IOC 15-08-2013 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: In a development of far reaching consequences, corruption-tainted persons will no longer be eligible to contest Indian Olympic Association elections under the revised draft constitution of the IOA sent by its parent body, International Olympic Committee. In a 43-page draft revised Constitution, the world body laid down the...
  • Suresh Kalmadi loses IAAF Council membership 03-08-2013 03:52 PM

    New Delhi: Scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi's association with any sports body has ended as he has lost the membership of the powerful Council of the International Association of Athletics Federation. Kalmadi lost the IAAF Council membership after his defeat in the Asian Athletics Association's presidential election in Pune early last month...