Lok Sabha Election

  • Odisha: 1 dead, 4 injured in post-poll related violence 20-04-2014 09:15 AM

    Kendrapara: One person died and four others suffered serious injuries in a post-poll related violence between the BJD and Congress workers on Sunday in Kendrapara district of Odisha. In a separate incident, a block development officer (BDO) was beaten up by political workers after he was found with demo EVM...
  • Modi to hold 5 rallies today; Kejriwal to campaign in Amethi 20-04-2014 09:08 AM

    New Delhi: As a last-ditch effort to woo the voters ahead of the polls, several political parties including the BJP and the AAP will be holding rallies across the country on Sunday. Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be holding five rallies on Sunday. He will address...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to campaign for Kumar Vishwas in Amethi today 20-04-2014 08:54 AM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal to campaign for Kumar Vishwas in Amethi on Sunday. Amethi goes to polls on May 7. Vishwas will be contesting against Rahul Gandhi and Smriti Irani in the constituency. The Uttar Pradesh police had on Friday night registered a complaint against Vishwas and hundred others for...
  • FIR against Pawar for allegedly threatening people to vote for Sule 20-04-2014 08:49 AM

    Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against NCP leader and Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar for allegedly threatening farmers to vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. The FIR was filed after the AAP candidate from Baramati, Suresh Khopde, submitted an audio recording where Pawar allegedly told villagers at a rally...
  • Lok Sabha election live blog: April 20 20-04-2014 08:10 AM

    Here are the latest updates related to Lok Sabha polls 2014. ...
  • Vasundhara Raje to address rally at Laxman Bazar today 20-04-2014 07:58 AM

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to address rally at Laxman Bazar, Bharatpur, on Sunday to garner vote for BJP candidate Bahadur Singh Kohli. In the second phase of polling in Rajasthan Alwar, Dausa, Bharatpur, Tonk-Sawai Madhopur and Karauli-Dholpur will go to polls. 63.25% voters turnout was recorded in the first phase...
  • LS polls: 6 million voters' names deleted in Maharashtra 20-04-2014 07:57 AM

    Mumbai: In a shocking revelation that could impact election results, the names of nearly six million voters have been deleted or diverted across Maharashtra. The deletion was done mainly because the voters were currently not residing in the area in which they were originally registered, a state election commission official...
  • PCC chief Sachin Pilot to address rally in Bharatpur today 20-04-2014 07:46 AM

    PCC chief Sachin Pilot will address a rally in Bharatpur on Sunday that will go to polls on April 24. First phase of polling in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan on April 17 ended with an average of 63.25% of 3.48 crore electors casting their votes, the Election Commission...
  • Ajit Pawar did not hold any public meeting: Police 20-04-2014 12:23 AM

    Pune: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was on Saturday given a clean chit by the police in connection with holding a public meeting ahead of polling for the second phase on April 17 in which he allegedly threatened residents of a village in the Baramati constituency to vote for...
  • Don't have blind faith in Modi, says Kejriwal to Varanasi voters 20-04-2014 12:14 AM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who is fighting Lok Sabha polls against Narendra Modi from Varanasi, on Saturday cautioned people against having "blind faith" on the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate on the basis of his portrayal in the media. Addressing a meet in Tripolia area of Ramnagar in Varanasi, a BJP...
  • Gujarat doctors to offer discount to patients who vote 19-04-2014 10:55 PM

    Ahmedabad: The doctors in Gujarat will give minimum 25 per cent discount on consultation fees to patients who show their inked finger to prove that they have cast their vote during the Lok Sabha polls, Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Saturday. IMA president Dr Jitendra Patel said the move,...
  • Mirwaiz downplays Geelani's claim of meeting emissaries sent by Modi 19-04-2014 10:50 PM

    A major rift within Kashmiri separatists after hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani claimed that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sent emissaries to discuss a possible resolution to Kashmir. The BJP rubbished the claims but the stronger protest came from other separatists who lashed out at Geelani, calling him a...
  • Cong manifesto will be implemented if party voted back: CM 19-04-2014 10:44 PM

    Alleging that former BJP chief ministers had failed to achieve in over six years what he has in just two months, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said everything promised in the Congress manifesto will be implemented if the party is voted back to power at the Centre. Addressing...
  • Watch: Mumbaikars expectations from politicians in 'Young India Debates' 19-04-2014 10:30 PM

    In 'Young India Debates' first episode IBN18 Network Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to the younsters of Mumbai that what they want from the politicians. The show also had panelists from Congress, BJP and AAP. Congress leader Milind Deora, BJP leader Poonam Mahajan and AAP leader Medha Patkar spoke about the...
  • Country going through tough phase;Cong, SP responsible, says Rajnath 19-04-2014 10:23 PM

    BJP President and party candidate from Lucknow Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the country was passing through a tough phase. Addressing an election rally in Lucknow, Singh said that whether it was economic sector, condition of farmers or issues related to the youths the country was facing a tough...
  • Won't back Third Front, will search new allies for UPA-3: Congress 19-04-2014 10:15 PM

    New Delhi: With stability weighing heavily on its mind, Congress will go in for the search of new allies to form a UPA-III government and has no intention to support a Third Front government. A senior party leader, who declined to be identified, insisted that the party has become wiser...
  • Pallam Raju files nomination from Kakinada LS seat 19-04-2014 10:13 PM

    Rajahmundry: Union HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju on Saturday said the Congress was the only party to launch development initiative for the welfare of minorities and the weaker sections of society. Raju, who filed nomination for Kakinada Lok Sabha seat in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, interacted with Muslim religious leaders,...
  • India does not need 'a bleeder or a pleader' as a PM: Shashi Tharoor 19-04-2014 10:03 PM

    New Delhi: India does not need "a bleeder or a pleader" as a prime minister, the Congress on Saturday said hitting back at BJP leaders Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley for dubbing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as "just a reader and not a leader". Congress spokesperson Shashi Tharoor also questioned...
  • Jayalalithaa's tirade against Modi continues 19-04-2014 10:00 PM

    Chennai: Continuing her tirade against BJP and its leader Narendra Modi, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Saturday slammed their approach over the Cauvery issue involving upper riparian state Karnataka as she criticised her Gujarat counterpart over his comments on the fishermen issue. Referring to Modi's interview to a section of...
  • People favouring Pakistan are opposing Modi to be PM: Giriraj Singh 19-04-2014 09:47 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh did a u-turn by saying that the people who favour Pakiastan do not want party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold the post. He said, "People who favour Pakistan want to stop Narendra Modi from coming to power." Earlier Singh said, "Those who...
  • Refusal to wear skull cap is Modi's signal to Hindutva constituency: Congress 19-04-2014 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi is sending an "unmistakable signal" of his "bias and bigotry" against Muslims to the nation by consistently refusing to wear a skull cap, Congress charged on Saturday. "It's not as simple that he did not wear a skull cap. That is the...
  • LS polls: Police seeks EC instruction to lodge FIR against Lalu Prasad 19-04-2014 09:00 PM

    Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar said that the RJD president, while addressing an election meeting at Thakurganj, used threatening words for the officer in-charge of Thakurganj police station for seizure of campaign vehicle of Congress candidate Asrarul Haque last night. The district administration is sending a video of the meeting...
  • BJP's ideology is dividing people: Rahul Gandhi 19-04-2014 08:38 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party saying its ideology is dividing people. While addressing a rally, Rahul said, "The BJP's ideology is dividing Hindu and Muslims." ...
  • 'No vacancy' for leadership role for Priyanka in Congress: Tharoor 19-04-2014 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: With Sonia and Rahul Gandhi at the top, the Congress has "no vacancy" for a leadership role, party leader Shashi Tharoor said on Saturday amidst speculation that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could assume a bigger responsibility in the organisation. "The Congress has a President and a Vice-President, who is...
  • 'AAP is not an urban phenomenon, is not in politics for power' 19-04-2014 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: As the Aam Aadmi Party faces the wrath of the people for running a government in Delhi for just 49 days, party candidate from Bhopal, Rachna Dhingra, has said that the decision to resign could have been communicated well. "I think the AAP could have done a better...
  • Ramdev defends 'money' remark, says asked to avoid irrelevant talks in media 19-04-2014 07:06 PM

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramadev has clarified to his 'don't talk of money when mics are on' remarks, saying he was asking BJP's Alwar candidate Mahant Chandnath to not talk about irrelevant matters infront media. "I only told him non relevant talks should not be said infront of media," Ramdev...
  • Mirwaiz says Modi sent no emissaries to discuss Kashmir issue 19-04-2014 07:01 PM

    Srinagar: Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday rejected Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claim that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent two Kashmiri Pandits who sought help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue. Mirwaiz said Geelani's remarks has tarnished the image of moderate leaders in...
  • LS polls: Those opposing Modi will have to go to Pakistan, says Giriraj Singh 19-04-2014 06:44 PM

    Bihar's BJP leader Giriraj Singh has stirred up a controversy saying that those opposing the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would have to go to Pakistan after the Lok Sabha elections. "Those opposing Narendra Modi are looking at Pakistan, and such people will have a place in Pakistan and...
  • We got to know about corruption because of RTI: Sonia 19-04-2014 06:39 PM

    In a bid to woo the electorate, Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Saturday boasted that Right to Information (RTI) was brought by her party. "It is only because of RTI that we got to know about corruption," she added. The Congress chief gave this statement while addressing a poll rally...