Kumar Vishwas

  • Prime time panelists wooed by reality show producers; after Kumar Vishwas, Tehseen Poonawalla gets offers September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: People may see some regular faces on TV news channels on some top entertainment channels soon. The prime time talk shows in the night may extend even to some of the entertainment channels. According to sources, in some of the main political parties, a few prominent political faces...
  • Will not leave Amethi: Kumar Vishwas May 13, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party leader and party nominee from Amethi Lok Sabha seat Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday said he will not leave the constituency whether he wins or loses the election. "I'm not going to leave Amethi whatever the decision may be. My campaign to break the network of alleged touts will...
  • BJP seeks re-polling on 8 Amethi booths after Smriti alleged bogus voting May 8, 2014

    Alleging irregularities, BJP candidate Smiti Irani is seeking re-poll in eight polling booths in Amethi constituency where she was pitted against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. An official said on Thursday that Smriti Irani had alleged bogus voting and intimidation of voters by Congress workers during the polling on Wednesday. She also...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Serial voting would reveal poll rigging in Amethi: Kumar Vishwas May 7, 2014

    AAP candidate from Amethi on Wednesday alleged booth capturing and poll rigging by Congress. The Election Commission, however, refuted the charges saying they hadn't found any evidence. ...
  • After Smriti Irani cries foul, Priyanka Gandhi's PRO asked to leave Amethi May 7, 2014

    BJP candidate Smriti Irani and Public Relations Officer of Priyanka Gandhi, Preeti Sahay, entered in a verbal dual on Wednesday as the former objected to her presence at one of the booths in Jagdishpur area here. Following the incident, BJP complained to the Election Commission on the presence of Sahay at...
  • Priyanka's PRO Preeti Sahay asked to leave Amethi May 7, 2014

    Amethi: The District Returning Officer on Wednesday asked Priyanka Gandhi's PRO Preeti Sahay to leave Amethi after BJP candidate Smriti Irani raised objection against her visit to a polling booth. "What rights does Smt Priyanka Vadra's secretary have to go inside the polling booth? When we asked for her authority letter,...
  • AAP alleges booth capturing by Congress in Amethi May 7, 2014

    Amethi: Kumar Vishwas, the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Amethi, on Wednesday alleged booth capturing attempts by the Congress in the constituency. "Booth capturing is going on at booth number 42 of Mehmoodpur," Vishwas tweeted. In another tweet, he alleged that information about large scale booth capturing, fake voting and intimidation...
  • Amethi: AAP complains to EC against Rahul for poll code violation May 7, 2014

    Lucknow: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday complained to the Election Commission (EC) against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. The AAP alleged that Rahul was travelling in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh with a large number of vehicles on polling day. The AAP accused Rahul of violating the model...
  • Rahul counters Modi's attack, says people's actions are low, not their caste May 7, 2014

    Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Narendra Modi for dubbing his sister Priyanka's "neech rajniti" remark as an attack on his caste, saying people's actions are low, not their caste. "Jaati nahi, karm neech hote hain (It is not caste but ones action that are low)," he said when asked...
  • Amethi: Voting for development, want Rahul to win, say voters May 7, 2014

    Rahul Gandhi is seeking third term as an MP from the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency. In Amethi, while Kumar Vishwas is banking on the power of "aam aadmi", Smriti Irani is trying to cash in on Modi wave and by highlighting "lack of development" in Rahul's 10-year as MP. ...
  • I've gone to Amethi villages that Rahul hasn't touched: Kumar Vishwas May 7, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party Amethi candidate Kumar Vishwas is confident of dethroning Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the constituency. The constituency went to polls on Wednesday, May 7. ...
  • LS poll: Over 55 pc voting registered in Uttar Pradesh May 7, 2014

    Updates: 8:00 pm: Voter turnout of 55.52 per cent recorded for 15 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, according to Election Commission. 6:40 pm: Nearly 51.49 per cent electorate exercised their franchise till 5 PM in the fifth phase of elections in UP. In Amethi, 50.66 per cent polling has been recorded...
  • Lok Sabha elections phase 8: Rahul Gandhi, Jagan Reddy among the key candidates May 7, 2014

    The fate of 897 candidates will be sealed on Wednesday, May 7 as voting was being held across 64 constituencies in seven states. Some of the key candidates include Congress's Rahul Gandhi, BJP leaders Varun Gandhi, Shanta Kumar, Major General BC Khanduri and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, RJD nominee Rabri Devi,...
  • Lok sabha elections live: Over 66 pc voting in 502 seats till phase 8 May 7, 2014

    Voting for the eighth phase of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections began on Wednesday across 64 constituencies in seven seats. One of the most watched battles in this phase is that of Amethi where Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is pitted against BJP's Smriti Irani and AAP's Kumar Vishwas. ...
  • FIR against AAP's Somnath Bharti in Amethi over spat with police May 6, 2014

    Amethi: An FIR has been against Aam Aadmi Party leaders Somnath Bharti, Pankaj Shukla and 30 to 40 other AAP members under the Representation of People's Act in Amethi for violation of Model Code of Conduct. The AAP leaders were involved in a clash on Monday night with the police. AAP...
  • Watch: Spat between Kumar Vishwas, Somnath Bharti and police in Amethi May 6, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas clashed with the local police in Amethi on Monday night claiming harassment. Vishwas alleged that the police landed up at his house and asked his supporters, who are not voters of Amethi, to leave the city or face arrest. ...
  • My family was asked to leave Amethi or face forceful eviction, alleges Kumar Vishwas May 6, 2014

    Kumar Vishwas, who is Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Amethi, on Tuesday alleged that his family had been asked to leave the constituency or face forceful eviction. According to sources, district police officials late on Monday reached the rented accommodation of the AAP leader and asked his wife and other...
  • AAP's Kumar Vishwas clashes with police in Amethi, claims harassment May 6, 2014

    Amethi: There was high drama in Amethi on Monday night as Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas clashed with the local police claiming harassment. Vishwas alleges police landed up at his house and asked his supporters, who are not voters of Amethi to leave the city or face arrest. "The...
  • Best of Open Mike: Is the Gandhi family brand in decline? May 5, 2014

    Out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, one the most keenly watched will be the Amethi constituency and is the stronghold of the Gandhi family. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Amethi where two-time MP and Congress...
  • LS polls: Why Amethi is a key constituency May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had won the Amethi seat in 2009 Lok Sabha elections with a record margin. But this time, the battle may not be that easy. In the fray against him are Smriti Irani of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Kumar Vishwas of the Aam...
  • Modi to campaign in Rahul's Amethi for BJP's Smriti Irani today May 5, 2014

    Amethi: On the last day of campaigning for the eighth phase of Lok Sabha elections, parties are leaving no stone unturned to garner as many votes. Out of the 64 constituencies that will go to polls on May 7, Amethi in Uttar Pradesh will be one of the most keenly...
  • LS polls: Amethi should get ready for a surprise, says BJP May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday said that Amethi should be ready for a surprise in the general elections. "Situation is ripe for a strong anti-incumbency against Rahul Gandhi. Tokenism is never a substitute for substantive performance," senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said. The BJP leader exuded confidence that party will...
  • FIR against Vishwas, 12 others for assaulting cameraperson May 3, 2014

    An FIR was on Saturday lodged against Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas and his 12 unidentified supporters for allegedly assaulting a cameraperson of a Hindi daily in Amethi, police said. Station House Officer of Gauriganj police station Ratan Singh said that AAP and Congress workers clashed with each other near...
  • Rahul questions source of funds for Modi's campaign May 3, 2014

    Attacking BJP and Narendra Modi over election expenditure, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that corporates were pumping money into the saffron party's campaign and asked it come clean on the source of funds. "Where is the money for big cutouts and posters coming from," Gandhi, who arrived in his constituency for...
  • AAP activists attacked by alleged Congress workers May 3, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday alleged that Congress workers attacked their campaign vehicle and also roughed up some party activists in Tikaria industrial area in Gauriganj here. According to AAP spokesperson Pankaj Shukla, some Congress workers damaged their party's campaign vehicle and beat up AAP activists near a petrol pump...
  • Priyanka advises Congress worker to shun ideology of violence May 2, 2014

    Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi on Friday advised a party worker, who was booked for allegedly threatening to kill Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas, to shun ideology of violence. "This is not our ideology. I have met killers of my father in jail. We never believe in such things (taking...
  • Amethi a tough battle for Rahul; Smriti Irani, Kumar Vishwas in the fray May 2, 2014

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had won the Amethi seat last time with a record margin. But this time, the battle may not be that easy. In the fray against him are Smriti Irani of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Kumar Vishwas of the Aam Aadmi party. "I am...
  • Kejriwal to begin his second leg campaign in Amethi today May 1, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejariwal will begin his second leg of campaign in the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency on May 1. During his two-day stay in Amethi where party nominee Kumar Vishwas is pitted against sitting MP and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and actor-turned-BJP candidate Smriti Irani, Kejriwal will...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson backs AAP's Kumar Vishwas in Amethi April 29, 2014

    Mohandas Gandhi's great grandson Srikrishna Kulkarni on Tuesday came out in support of the AAP candidate Kumar Vishwas, saying he was a "self-made" man taking on "corruption-based dynastic rule" in Amethi. Kulkarni, a Bangalore-based robotics engineer, is in Amethi campaigning for Vishwas. Kulkarni's mother is the daughter of Mahatma Gandhi's son,...