Lok Sabha Election

  • Cong strategy to reach out to voters through paragliders suspended due to bad weather 18-04-2014 04:14 PM

    Congress's much publicised plan to reach out to voters through cruiser powered paragliders in Uttarakhand's hills has been upset by the inclement weather, keeping the flying machines grounded at the party office in Dehradun. With the weather not clearing up over the past few days, the party has not been...
  • LS polls: Hema Malini banks on women voters in Mathura constituency 18-04-2014 04:08 PM

    BJP candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency Hema Malini is trying to woo women electors which are expected to play an important role in the elections here. Out of the total 16,83,994 electors in the constituency, 7,50,471 are women voters. "Women normally, prefer a woman candidate. We are trying to...
  • AAP accuses Hema Malini of furnishing false information in affidavit 18-04-2014 04:03 PM

    Aam Admi Party on Friday accused the BJP candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha seat Hema Malini of allegedly providing wrong facts in her nomination papers. DK Tyagi, an AAP supporter from Delhi, has lodged a complaint to the Election Commission on Thursday stating that the actress did not mention that...
  • Congress Indore candidate Satya Narayan Patel richest contender in MP 18-04-2014 04:00 PM

    Congress nominee from Indore constituency in Madhya Pradesh, Satya Narayan Patel with assets totalling over Rs 69 crore is the richest candidate in the fray for the third phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held in the state on April 24. An analysis of affidavits filed by various candidates...
  • AAP accuses BJP of disrupting its campaign; demands EC action 18-04-2014 03:58 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party on Friday accused BJP of disrupting the poll campaign of its top leaders including Arvind Kejriwal and demanded the Election Commission to take action against the party. "The Aam Aadmi Party strongly condemns the attempts by BJP workers to disrupt the movement of its leaders, including national...
  • Modi no one to look at FDI, he behaves as if he is the PM: Sibal 18-04-2014 03:51 PM

    Reacting on Narendra Modi's comment that he will take a relook at FDI if he becomes the Prime Minister, Union Minister Kapil Sibal said, "Who is Modi to relook at FDI. He has already started thinking that he is the PM." ...
  • Watch: Names missing in voters list, Pune residents fume 18-04-2014 03:48 PM

    Voters in Pune held protests outside the Pune council hall after thousands of names went missing from the electoral rolls. In fact the police estimate that nearly 1 lakh names were missing from the voters list. People have complained to the Election Commission and say they will continue their protest...
  • SP workers attempt suicide after EC revokes ban on Amit Shah, cane-charged 18-04-2014 03:42 PM

    Hundreds of Samajwadi Party workers allegedly attempting self-immolation were assaulted by police with canes in Allahabad on Friday, and three of them were arrested, police said. The Samajwadi Party workers and activists were protesting the withdrawal of a ban by the Election Commission on campaigning by Bharatiya Janata Party general...
  • BJP to contest 4 LS seats in Andhra in alliance with TDP 18-04-2014 03:38 PM

    Hyderabad: Amidst speculations that the Bharatiya Janata Party and Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party may part ways, BJP 's Andhra Pradesh in-charge Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that alliance between the two parties was very much intact. Emerging from a long meeting with TDP leaders, Javadekar told reporters, "There is...
  • Can Priyanka Gandhi enter politics without disowning Robert Vadra?

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    With the Congress headed towards its worst ever performance, sooner than later, Rahul Gandhi will have to face the music. Already there was dissenting voices...

  • Bihar's 'Osama' to contest against Modi from Varanasi 18-04-2014 03:32 PM

    Meraj Khalid Noor, popularly known as Bihar's Osama bin Laden due to his uncanny resemblance to the late Al Qaeda leader, on Friday announced he would contest the Lok Sabha poll against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi. "I have decided to contest polls against Modi from Varanasi,"...
  • BJP's declaration of PM nominee sign of impatience: Sharad Pawar 18-04-2014 03:29 PM

    Nashik: Terming the BJP's announcement of Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi as a "sign of impatience", Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday said they are not fighting the elections on issues, but only to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister. "Any political party contests a certain election on specific...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav soft on rapists, tough on riot victims, says Modi 18-04-2014 02:47 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi on Friday hit out at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and said when one has to be tough on rapists, Mulayam Singh is soft on them. "We have to be tough on rapists, but Mulayam Singh is very soft on them," Modi said...
  • AAP leader Prashant Bhushan attacked by BJP workers during roadshow 18-04-2014 02:36 PM

    Aam aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan was allegedlyattacked by BJP workers on Friday during his poll campaign trail in Madhya Pardesh's Indore district. Bhushan was attacked while holding a roadshow for the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The party has fallen prey to similar attacks even in the past....
  • 'Pravasi chidiya' Uma Bharti lying about Bundelkhand, alleges Congress's Pradeep Jain 18-04-2014 02:32 PM

    Terming his rival contestant Uma Bharti a 'pravasi chidiya', sitting Congress MP from Jhansi Pradeep Jain has assured the voters in Jhansi that his party will ensure a separate Bundelkhand state, which, he said has not even found mention in BJP's poll manifesto. Asserting that Congress has always been in...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Missing poll official found dead 18-04-2014 02:18 PM

    Itanagar: A polling official who went missing on April 9 from Siine Village of East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, was found murdered in a gorge here, police said on Friday. "Police recovered the body of Mathew Dabi from a gorge near the village yesterday," East Siang SP D Arya...
  • Contrary to claims by parties, no irregularities found in EVMs: Jharkhand CEO 18-04-2014 02:16 PM

    The Election Commission on Friday said no irregularities were found in some EVMs in Ranchi as alleged by a couple of political parties, that led to a clash between the police and some people leading to injuries to more than 12 people near Khelgaon in the city. "After a thorough...
  • Muslim body slams Salim Khan, Salman for praising Modi 18-04-2014 02:12 PM

    The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis has slammed Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his father and film writer Salim Khan for praising Narendra Modi for "pure commercial gains". FMSA, a body of Aligarh Muslim University, mostly comprising muslim intellectuals, passed a resolution in Aligarh on Thursday. Reacting sharply to...
  • Won't indulge in divisive politics even if I lose elections: Modi 18-04-2014 02:12 PM

    New Delhi: Assuring that he will never indulge in divisive politics, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that India has been ruled by pseudo secularism for way too long. "I will never engage in divisive politics even if it means that I lose the elections. The country...
  • Once a critic, Smriti Irani hardsells Modi image to woo voters 18-04-2014 02:05 PM

    BJP's Lok Sabha candidate in this Nehru-Gandhi bastion, Smriti Irani, is hardselling Narendra Modi's 'Vikas Purush' image among the people here who know her more as 'Tulsi', the quintessential 'bahu' she played on small screen, than as a politician. As she addresses one meeting after another in the rural interiors...
  • EC's decision to revoke ban on Amit Shah unfortunate, says SP 18-04-2014 02:03 PM

    Terming Election Commission's decision to revoke the ban on BJP leader Amit Shah's participation in election campaigning as "unfortunate", Samajwadi Party on Friday said that it was an "injustice" to party leader Mohd Azam Khan. "The decision of EC to lift ban on Amit Shah's campaigning is unfortunate..It's injustice to...
  • BSP candidate approaches EC over bogus voting in 40 polling booths 18-04-2014 01:49 PM

    A BSP candidate has approached the Election Commission alleging that proxy voting took place in 40 polling booths in Muzaffarnagar district on April 10, district authorities said. BSP candidate Kadir Rana in his complaint filed with the EC after polling on April 10, alleged that proxy voting took place in...
  • West Bengal: Repolling at a polling booth in Jalpaiguri tomorrow 18-04-2014 01:48 PM

    Jalpaiguri: Repolling would be held on Saturday for a polling booth in Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha seat, District Magistrate and District Election Officer Pritha Sarkar said. Repolling would be held tomorrow for the polling booth at Dhupguri 15/195 as polling could not be held yesterday as the EVM at the booth...
  • BJP banks on development to lay siege on Congress bastion 18-04-2014 01:41 PM

    A keen battle is on the cards at Chhattisgarh's Korba Lok Sabha seat, a Congress bastion in which the party is again confident of making a clean sweep even as the rival BJP rides on development and anti-incumbency factors to be the recipe for its victory. Union Minister of State...
  • Modi unveils his economic agenda, says BJP government will review FDI 18-04-2014 01:34 PM

    New Delhi: Unveiling his economic roadmap for the country, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi claimed that the economic policy of his government will be pro-people and in favour of India's business interest. He also said that there was a need to review FDI with a different perspective....
  • Manmohan Singh not a silent leader; he cannot react to tweets: PMO 18-04-2014 01:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister Office on Friday reacted rather strongly to the volley of attacks on Dr Manmohan Singh saying that the PM cannot react to reports doing the rounds on Twitter. "PM of the country cannot reply to every tweet from leaders or press. We have to verify...
  • Raj Thackeray backs Modi for PM, sticks to his anti-North Indian stand 18-04-2014 01:10 PM

    Mumbai: An extremely aggressive and combative Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray stuck to his stand of supporting Narendra Modi for the post of prime ministership but added that his party will never back the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The politician whose main agenda is to target North Indians and...
  • Watch: Akshay Yadav, the new Yadav kid on the block, speak 18-04-2014 01:01 PM

    Akshay Yadav, the latest entrant into politics from Uttar Pradesh's Yadav clan is all set to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Firozabad. ...
  • Ex-dacoit campaigns for Samajwadi Party candidate Renu Yadav 18-04-2014 12:58 PM

    Renu Yadav, a former dacoit is now a Lok Sabha candidate for the Samajwadi Party. Yadav is being supported by another former dacoit Munni in her election campaign. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Ramvilas Paswan confident of winning Hajipur 18-04-2014 12:45 PM

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan, who recently joined hands with the BJP, is once again trying his luck from Hajipur in Bihar in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He filed his nomination papers on Tuesday. Paswan is pitted against sitting JDU MP Ramsundar Das and Congress's Sanjeev...