Lok Sabha Election

  • AAP accuses BJP of circulating fake 'thank you' note to Ansari 18-04-2014 12:14 AM

    Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday accused BJP of circulating a 'fake' letter in which Arvind Kejriwal has purportedly thanked local Muslim strongman Mukhtar Ansari's Qaumi Ekta Dal for not contesting Lok Sabha elections. Kejriwal is said to be thanking Ansari saying Muslim votes would come to AAP after his support...
  • Vote with clarity and purpose, and make it count

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    A vote is meant to be a secret ballot, but here is an honest confession: last Thursday, as I entered the polling booth, I was...

  • Rahul Gandhi's Amethi lacks development: Smriti Irani 18-04-2014 12:08 AM

    BJP candidate Smriti Irani on Thursday charged Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with making a joke of his "family ties with Amethi" which despite being regarded as a VVIP area lacked development. The youth here are unemployed, roads are in bad shape... and Rahul Gandhi is showing lollypops of national...
  • Jaswant Singh accuses Raje government of misusing machinery 18-04-2014 12:02 AM

    Ousted BJP leader Jaswant Singh has accused the Vasundhara Raje government of misusing government machinery during the Lok Sabha elections and has registered a complaint with the Election Commission in this regard. Jaswant, who is contesting as an Independent after being denied a ticket by the BJP, forwarded a complaint...
  • Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP of dividing country 17-04-2014 11:50 PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the BJP of "dividing" the country into two parts and said his party wants a "united" India. "If the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) comes to power, the country will fall in the grip of only five to six very rich people," Gandhi...
  • Can Bhaichung Bhutia score for the Trinamool Congress from Darjeeling? 17-04-2014 11:25 PM

    Trinamool Congress has fielded former Indian soccer captain Bhaichung Bhutia from Darjeeling constituency in West Bengal. In an interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Bhutia talks about the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and his constituency. ...
  • LS polls: EC allows Modi's aide Amit Shah to resume campaign in UP 17-04-2014 11:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday allowed BJP Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah to resume campaign in the state following his undertaking that he will not disturb public order and tranquility. The Election Commission on Wednesday censured Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah for making controversial remarks during campaigning....
  • Don't talk of money when mics are on: Ramdev to BJP candidate 17-04-2014 11:23 PM

    Alwar: In an embarrassment for Ramdev, the Yoga guru was caught on television camera murmuring to BJP candidate Mahant Chandnath not to talk about money when mics are on after the latter told him that he was running short of money during electioneering in Alwar constituency. The conversation which took...
  • Is Bollywood divided at election time? 17-04-2014 11:17 PM

    Known to be fence sitters otherwise, many Bollywood biggies are voicing their stand this elections - and BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi it appears has split Bollywood down the middle. While his son Salman Khan was seen vouching for senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat, celebrated scriptwriter Salim Khan unveiled the...
  • Uma Bharti asks EC to act against dissemination of video 17-04-2014 11:14 PM

    BJP leader Uma Bharti on Thursday asked the Election Commission to take legal action against "meticulous dissemination of concocted video clips" on social media by "anti-BJP parties" after Congress released a video of her purportedly describing Narendra Modi an agent of destruction. In a letter to the EC, she alleged...
  • Halfway through 2014 elections: Is it too early to call it a wave elections? 17-04-2014 11:13 PM

    A large number of voters exercised their franchise across 121 constituencies in 12 states in the fifth and the biggest phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 17. While some seats witnessed a massive rush of voters pushing the turnout to well over 70 per cent, several others saw a...
  • CPI-M ready to withdraw Varanasi candidate 17-04-2014 11:01 PM

    CPI-M leader Prakash Karat Thursday offered to withdraw his candidate from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency provided there was a consensus on a common candidate against BJP's Narendra Modi. Karat made the offer at a meeting of Left-leaning political activists, writers, academics and trade union leaders at the Town Hall...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 17-04-2014 10:36 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Modi is 'vinash purush', liar: Uma Bharti in a video released by Congress 17-04-2014 10:35 PM

    The Congress on Thursday released an explosive video showing BJP leader Uma Bharti as describing BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as a "vinash purush" (man of destruction). "My view is (that) Gujarat is a fear-stricken state," Uma Bharti says in the only English sentence in the video in which...
  • LS polls phase 5: High voter turnout leaves 2009 stats behind 17-04-2014 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: High turnout was witnessed in 121 constituencies which went to polls across 12 states in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday in which the political fate of leaders like Nandan Nilekani, Maneka Gandhi, M Veerappa Moily, Sachin Pilot, Jaswant Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Misa Bharti...
  • Nitish defends parting ways with NDA, slams BJP and Congress 17-04-2014 09:28 PM

    Defending his decision to part ways with the NDA, senior JD(U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said he had no regrets. "Our alliance worked smoothly so long as the BJP put aside contentious issues, but the moment we realised the party intended to raise controversial issues to attain...
  • Jaganmohan Reddy owns assets worth Rs 343 crore, but no vehicle 17-04-2014 09:15 PM

    Kadapa: YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy owns assets of more than Rs 343 crore but does not own a vehicle. Jagan on Thursday filed his nomination for Pulivendula Assembly seat in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. According to his affidavit filed along with the nomination, Jagan owns movable assets...
  • Naxals trigger landmine blast in Kanker, none hurt 17-04-2014 09:04 PM

    Naxals triggered a landmine blast on Thursday in insurgency-hit Kanker Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh when a polling party escorted by security forces was returning after conducting elections in the region. However, no injuries or causalities were reported in the blast. "The incident took place under Bhanupratappur police station limits...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Mathura 17-04-2014 08:55 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Arunima visits Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, and Mathura constituencies in Uttar Pradesh to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Uttar Pradesh has 80 Parliamentary constituencies. ...
  • Narendra Modi is like Idi Amin, Hitler, Mussolini: Singhvi 17-04-2014 08:40 PM

    New Delhi Congress on Thursday put Narendra Modi in the rogue's gallery with the likes of "dictators" Hitler, Mussolini, Idi Amin and Zia Ul Haq. "All these dictators were popularly elected but their election did not mean their exoneration from charges of genocide and human rights violations," party spokesman Abhishek...
  • WB: Narrow escape for Mamata as fire breaks out in her hotel 17-04-2014 08:30 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday had a narrow escape after a fire broke out in a hotel room she was staying in Malda district while she was campaigning for the April 24 Lok Sabha poll. The police said that at around 6.40 pm the AC in the...
  • Open Mike: Is the young professional/business class Modi's prime support base? 17-04-2014 08:11 PM

    In a special series 'Open Mike' CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Ahmedabad, which is known as the 'Karam Bhoomi' of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Standing at the Sabarmati riverfront, she takes the views of some professionals and businessmen on the development in Ahmedabad by the Gujarat government....
  • Odisha: None turn up to vote in 8 booths in Maoist-hit areas 17-04-2014 07:39 PM

    Though there was peaceful repolling in 15 booths in Maoist-hit Chitrakonda Assembly seat in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Thursday, no votes were cast in eight polling stations mostly due to fear, official sources said. No votes were polled in the seven booths in cut-off areas of Balimela reservoir -- Andrapalli,...
  • A Billion Votes: Biggest phase of polling ends in 121 constituencies 17-04-2014 07:32 PM

    A large number of voters exercised their franchise across 121 constituencies in 12 states in the fifth and the biggest phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 17. While some seats witnessed a massive rush of voters pushing the turnout to well over 70 per cent, several others saw a...
  • Congress writes to EC against importing of convicts to Amritsar 17-04-2014 07:28 PM

    Congress on Thursday filed a complaint to Election Commission alleging that criminals, convicted for heinous crimes such as murder, were being imported to Amritsar with the "motive of intimidating and hoodwinking" its supporters and workers. Karanpal Sekhon, the election agent of Congress candidate from Amritsar Amarinder Singh, in his complaint...
  • Congress releases CD of Uma Bharti slamming Modi as 'Vinash Purush' 17-04-2014 07:22 PM

    New Delhi Mining out fresh ammunition for a prospective slugfest, Congress on Thursday released a three-year-old video clip in which senior party leader Uma Bharti has purportedly described Narendra Modi as an agent of destruction and his development claims of Gujarat as a "sham". In the audio-visual presentation, Bharti who...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Voters seal the fate of 1,769 candidates in EVMs 17-04-2014 07:22 PM

    New Delhi: A large number of voters exercised their franchise across 121 constituencies in 12 states in the fifth and the biggest phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 17. With five phases over, polling has taken place in 230 out of the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies. While some seats...
  • BJP, TDP try to salvage their broken alliance in Andhra 17-04-2014 07:13 PM

    Hyderabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Telugu Desam Party have started negotiations to keep the alliance intact in Andhra Pradesh. BJP in-charge for Andhra Pradesh Prakash Javadekar is holding talks with TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu. According to sources, the BJP is hopeful of finding an early solution. The TDP...
  • Accession of J&K will go if Article 370 is abolished: Farooq 17-04-2014 07:09 PM

    Srinagar: Union Minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India will end if Article 370 is abolished. "It (accession) will certainly end. There is no doubt in it. Our accession is dependent on Article 370. Article 370 is the bridge...