Lok Sabha Election

  • Poll results pre-decided due to 10 years of bad governance, says Advani 16-04-2014 05:29 PM

    Veteran BJP leader L K Advani on Wednesday said the results of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections are pre-decided because of ten years of UPA's bad governance and corruption. "In every election there are two adversaries, but it is not so this time. People have made up their mind after...
  • Modi projection as PM is like a gas balloon to burst: Mamata Banerjee 16-04-2014 05:26 PM

    Kumarganj: The projection by certain quarters that Narendra Modi will become the prime minister is like a gas balloon which will burst when the gas leaks, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said in stepped-up her attack against BJP's prime ministerial nominee. Banerjee claimed at a rally that crores...
  • Modi claims to have the solution to all the problems of India: Sonia 16-04-2014 05:24 PM

    Addressing a rally in Kanyakumari, Congress President Sonia Gandhi hit out at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. She said, "A dangerous combination of religious fanaticism, politics and money has come forward to seize power, to polarise the population and to divide us communal lines. This individual claims to have...
  • Kerala to demand relaxation in Model Code of Conduct 16-04-2014 05:11 PM

    Kerala government has decided to demand a relaxation in the Model Code of Conduct issued by the Election Commission, for the smooth conduct of administrative affairs of the state, where the Lok Sabha polls were held on April 10. During the cabinet briefing in Kerala on Wednesday, Chief Minister Oommen...
  • Andhra: Congress, TRS slug it out as election fever grips Telangana 16-04-2014 05:00 PM

    With election temperatures rising in Telangana, the TRS and Congress seem to be at each other's throats as the war of words between the two main contenders in the region, set to become a new state on June 2, is showing no signs of abating. As voting nears for the...
  • Candidates in Shirdi invoke Saibaba's name to woo voters 16-04-2014 04:51 PM

    The candidates in this constituency, known as home of Shirdi Sai Baba, are wooing the voters in the name of the popular guru, assuring better infrastructure and top class facilities for devotees ahead of his death centenary in 2018. Saibaba, who lived and preached in Shirdi and surrounding areas during...
  • Arvind Kejriwal begins campaign trail in Varanasi 16-04-2014 04:49 PM

    With an aim to woo rural voters, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched his election campaign in Varanasi by holding "chaupals" or small public meetings in villages. Kejriwal was accompanied by party leader Sanjay Singh, besides other AAP members and volunteers. The former Delhi Chief Minister first...
  • Karnataka: Congress asks EC to ensure holiday on polling day 16-04-2014 04:43 PM

    Ruling Congress in Karnataka on Wednesday requested the Election Commission to take stern steps to ensure that all private industrial establishments and business centres declare holiday on Thursday in view of the Lok Sabha polls in the state. A party delegation led by Energy Minister D K Shivakumar met state...
  • Azam Khan slams EC for banning his rallies, calls it 'dictatorial' 16-04-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party's controversial leader Azam Khan has slammed the Election Commission (EC) and said that the poll body is being dictatorial by stopping him from holding rallies. He, however, is still defiant about comment that Muslim soldiers of the Indian Army won the Kargil war. "The Election...
  • CDs of Azam Khan, Amit Shah hate speeches being examined 16-04-2014 04:15 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Police have begun probing the hate speeches made by BJP general secretary Amit Shah and senior Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan, officials said Wednesday. The CDs of the speeches will undergo forensic scrutiny, Inspector General of the Special Task Force Ashish Gupta said. "The CDs have been...
  • My years in movies help me as politician: Hema Malini 16-04-2014 04:10 PM

    Actress Hema Malini, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency, says her years of toil in the film industry have helped her survive as a politician. "All my years in movies - all the hard work, tough outdoor schedules, long hours - have all helped me in...
  • Salim Khan launches Modi's official website in Urdu 16-04-2014 04:07 PM

    Superstar Salman Khan's father and noted scriptwriter Salim Khan on Wednesday launched the Urdu version of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's official website. Khan launched the website - www.narendramodi.in - from his residence in suburban Bandra, with BJP leader Shaina N C. "I share personal relation with Narendra Modiji,...
  • Misa's assets Rs 4.72 crore, more than 'uncle' Ram Kripal Yadav 16-04-2014 04:04 PM

    The assets of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharati, including that of her family, are worth Rs 4.72 crore while her uncle Ram Kripal Yadav, who is contesting against her on a BJP ticket from Bihar's Patliputra seat, has declared assets worth Rs 1.39 crore. RJD's 39-year-old Misa has...
  • EC to issue show cause notices to BJD, BJP in Odisha 16-04-2014 04:01 PM

    The Election Commission will issue show cause notices to the ruling BJD and opposition BJP in Odisha for publishing advertisements in newspapers after the end of the campaign for the second and last phase of polls, in violation of the model code. "Show cause notices will be issued to the...
  • BJP to ask poll panel to de-recognise Samajwadi Party 16-04-2014 03:57 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party will petition the Election Commission to cancel the recognition of the Samajwadi Party, leaders said Wednesday. Laxmikant Bajpayi, Uttar Pradesh state BJP president, said the step was being taken in view of the speeches of Urban Development Minister Mohd Azam Khan read out at election rallies...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Battle for survival and prestige in Karnataka 16-04-2014 03:39 PM

    Bangalore: All 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka will be voting on April 17 in a single phase. This Lok Sabha election has become a true battle of prestige for over a dozen leaders from different political parties. As a well known analyst says prestige of these leaders is at...
  • EC cautions media against broadcast, print of opinion polls 16-04-2014 03:28 PM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday cautioned media against broadcasting or publishing any opinion poll till the completion of the Lok Sabha polls on May 12. In a communication, the EC referred to the opinion poll broadcast by a TV channel on April 14 and said it included results of 111...
  • Modi unlikely to campaign in Vadodara, Congress pins hope on Sonia Gandhi 16-04-2014 03:21 PM

    BJP Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi is likely to give a miss to campaigning in Vadodara constituency from where he is contesting Lok Sabha election. With just two weeks left for end of campaigning in Gujarat, which will go to vote on April 30, no election meeting or road show...
  • Gujarat: Court summons Kejriwal over violation of model code 16-04-2014 03:08 PM

    A local court in Kutch district of Gujarat on Wednesday issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and asked him to appear within ten days for alleged breach of model code of conduct during his 'fact finding' tour last month. Gandhidham Judicial Magistrate K D Prasad ordered...
  • BJP Slams Priyanka for Finding Fault With Family Members 16-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi's attack on the BJP over its "divisive" ideology on Wednesday invited sharp retort from the party, which said the mentality of the Congress had become so "depraved" that it was finding fault with its family members. The BJP was referring to Priyanka's barbs at cousin and BJP leader...
  • I've been a loyal Congress supporter, says Salim Khan 16-04-2014 02:40 PM

    Mumbai: A day after inaugurated BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi's Urdu website, scriptwriter Salim Khan has said that communalism must be eradicated from India. He said said that he has always been a loyal Congress voter. "I am a very loyal voter of the Congress. I have always voted for...
  • AAP alleges it is denied right to free and fair campaigning 16-04-2014 02:18 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that its candidates in Mumbai were repeatedly being denied permissions to hold rallies, road shows and other events by local authorities. "While the other parties are granted permissions with ease, AAP has been consistently harassed by the authorities and the volunteers seeking permissions...
  • Actor, doctor up against Shatrughan Sinha in Patna Sahib 16-04-2014 02:03 PM

    A Bhojpuri film actor, a prominent doctor and a former minister are hoping to upset the apple cart of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha of BJP, who is making a bid for a second consecutive term to the Lok Sabha from Patna Sahib seat that goes to polls on Thursday. Popularly known...
  • Priyanka starts campaign in Raebareli, takes on Narendra Modi 16-04-2014 01:53 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday kick-started the poll campaign in her mother Sonia Gandhi's constituency Rae Bareli projecting the next Lok Sabha polls as a battle between two ideologies and making a veiled attack on Narendra Modi, saying only one man takes all decisions in BJP. "There is one ideology under...
  • Smriti Irani files nomination from Amethi 16-04-2014 01:49 PM

    Amethi: Gearing up for a three-cornered fight, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani filed her nomination in Amethi on Wednesday. The actor-turned politician is fighting the election against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas. After filing her nomination, Irani launched an attack at the...
  • Modi wave fuels BJP, Congress-NCP put up good fight in Maharashtra 16-04-2014 01:47 PM

    Mumbai: Nineteen Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra are voting on April 17. 6 seats in Marathwada, 10 Western in Maharashtra, 1 in Konkan and 2 in Northern Maharashtra will be voting on Thursday. The entire Vidarbha region has already voted on April 10. Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha seats. The...
  • LS polls: US-based NRIs land in India to campaign for Modi 16-04-2014 01:42 PM

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has found supporters away from India, as a group of US-based non-resident Indians (NRIs), who had raised funds for Barack Obama during the 2012 US presidential elections, have come to India to root for him. A team of 650 NRI volunteers led by Bharat...
  • LS polls: Jyotiraditya, Ajit Jogi, Raman Singh's son in the fray 16-04-2014 01:30 PM

    Bhopal: Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is seeking re-election for the fourth consecutive term from Guna. 10 Lok Sabha seats in MP will be voting on April 17. Three Lok Sabha seats of Chhattisgarh, including those of Mahasamund and Rajnadgaon from where former chief minister Ajit Jogi and Chief Minister Raman...
  • Modi a habitual liar, never addresses press conferences: Kapil Sibal 16-04-2014 01:11 PM

    In an interview on Tuesday, BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi dodged questions on the 2002 Gujarat riots saying, "The Congress must give an account of its sins first." ...
  • BJP fields 'Mahal' opponent to keep Scindia in check in Guna 16-04-2014 01:04 PM

    Though Gwalior and Guna Lok Sabha seats have been considered as bastions of the royal Scindia family, the BJP with its 'Mission-29' (seats) in Madhya Pradesh has fielded former Bajrang Dal chief Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya from Guna to challenge his powerful rival Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. The ruling BJP zeroed...