Lok Sabha Election

  • Story map: Key constituencies and candidates in phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections 2014 23-04-2014 02:43 PM

    A total of 117 constituencies are going to the polls in the 6th phase of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on April 24. This interactive story map highlights the candidates to watch. ...
  • Which Indian state spends the most on elections 23-04-2014 02:39 PM

    The Indian general elections are one of the largest exercise in democracy across the world. This large-scale operation also involves huge costs. The cost of general elections to the exchequer via the Election Commission has increased from Rs 948 crore in the 1999 general election to Rs 1,114 crore for...
  • Social organisation working hard to ensure Mumbaikars come out to vote 23-04-2014 02:26 PM

    "Enough is enough" was the clarion call after the 26/11 attacks but less than 50 per cent people turned up to elect their government. Be it BMC elections or Assembly, one thing that characterises Mumbai elections is low voter turnout. As the maximum city gets ready to vote for Lok...
  • EC rap for Assam minister, MP for hate speech 23-04-2014 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has expressed "displeasure" over hate speech made by an Assam Cabinet minister and inflammatory statement made by a sitting MP while campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections. The poll panel also served a show cause notice to another Assam minister for an alleged hate speech....
  • Priyanka takes jibe at Modi, warns against concentration of power 23-04-2014 02:22 PM

    Targeting Narendra Modi, Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday warned against concentration of power in one person. A day after breaking her silence on the continued "political" attacks on her husband Robert Vadra, the Congress star campaigner maintained that personal attacks should be avoided in electioneering and focus should be on real...
  • Shazia Ilmi defends her comments on Muslims, calls it sarcastic 23-04-2014 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: AAP leader Shazia Ilmi has clarified that she was only speaking "sarcastically" when she asked a group of Muslim leaders to turn "communal". A video showing Ilmi exhorting some Muslim leaders to stop being secular went viral on social networking websites on Tuesday. In the video, Ilmi, the...
  • DMK leader Stalin accuses AIADMK of bribing voters, complains to EC 23-04-2014 01:22 PM

    Chennai: b>Chennai: DMK leader MK satlin on Wednesday met Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar accusing J Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK of bribing the voters. "AIADMK has been distributing cash for the past 3 days due to fear of losing. AIADMK is giving Rs 3000 per vote," said Stalin. "Imposition of Section 144...
  • BJP candidate booked as Rs 1 lakh recovered from a car engaged in his campaign 23-04-2014 01:12 PM

    BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Kishanganjin Bihar Dilip Kumar Jaiswal has been booked along with four others after Rs 1 lakh cash was allegedly recovered from a car engaged in his campaign. An FIR has been registered against Jaiswal and four of his supporters with Tinghal police station after the...
  • SC forms panel for guidelines on government ads showing politicians 23-04-2014 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set up a committee for framing guidelines to prevent misuse of public funds by the government and its authorities in giving advertisements in newspapers and television to get political mileage. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that substantive guidelines are...
  • Seemanchal highly polarised; RJD upbeat, BJP worried 23-04-2014 12:58 PM

    In the sixth phase of voting in seven seats of Eastern and Northeastern Bihar (known as the Kosi-Seemanchal belt) on April 24, the fight is two-cornered in most of the seats with the Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance locked in a tough contest against the Bharatiya Janata Party-Lok Janhsakti...
  • Kejriwal blames Modi, Rahul for 'helicopter politics' 23-04-2014 12:55 PM

    Varanasi: AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, in Varanasi, targetted BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for travelling in helicopters and being aloof from the common man. Recalling his experience from his recent visit to Amethi, he said that the people don't get to see Rahul....
  • FIR against Sena leader Ramdas Kadam for hate speech against Muslims 23-04-2014 12:42 PM

    Mumbai: An FIR has been filed against Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam for his hate speech against Muslims at a rally in Mumbai on Tuesday. Addressing party workers in Kalyan, Mumbai, Kadam said the attack on women police personnel and the damage to public property during the Azad Maidan riots...
  • Modi-RSS can't survive without polarisation, says Digvijaya Singh 23-04-2014 12:29 PM

    Bhopal: The General Secretary of the Congress Digvijaya Singh said that BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi and RSS can't survive without polarizing the country on religious line. Speaking to IBN7 he said, "Modi and the RSS can't survive in politics without polarisation. Initially they talk about the nation and development...
  • BJP moves EC after Mumbai college principal's anti-BJP letter to students 23-04-2014 12:25 PM

    Mumbai: A major row has sparked off in Mumbai after the principal of the city's prestigious St. Xavier's College wrote to his students, urging them to "choose well" while voting on Thursday. In the letter, he even seemed to criticise Narendra Modi's Gujarat model of development. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Dr...
  • Non-bailable warrant issued against Giriraj over 'Pakistan' remark 23-04-2014 11:30 AM

    Patna: In a more trouble for Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh, a non bailable warrant has been issued against him over his controversial 'Pakistan remark'. This comes a day after the Election Commission banned Singh from holding any public rallies or meetings and gave him time till April 24...
  • LS polls: Not an easy walkover for Sushma in Vidisha 23-04-2014 11:01 AM

    Bhopal: 'Abki Baar, Bhajapa Sarkar' (BJP government this time around) - Vidisha constituency of Madhya Pradesh is perhaps one of the rare constituencies where one can hear this slogan - a slogan which is very dear to the hearts of party veteran Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj,...
  • MPs rating: Shibu Soren's performance is below average 23-04-2014 10:59 AM

    Former Jharkhand chief minister and JMM chief Shibu Soren scored 4 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. He has been rated below average of 5.6. The 7-time MP from Dumka, Soren, has been rated 5.6 for accessibility. He...
  • Riots will take place across India if Modi becomes PM: Ajit Singh 23-04-2014 10:57 AM

    Mathura: Taking a dig at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh while addressing a rally in Mathura on Tuesday claimed that communal riots will take place across the country if Modi came to power. During the rally which was also attended by Congress vice...
  • Tough battle for key players in TN, Jaya eyes kingmaker role 23-04-2014 10:54 AM

    Chennai: As Tamil Nadu gears up for Lok Sabha elections on April 24, the campaign across the state reached a fever pitch. With 39 seats in Tamil Nadu plus the lone seat in Puducherry up for grabs, parties across the political spectrum were out on the streets raising one last...
  • Ask Congressmen to refrain from personal remarks: Jaitley to Priyanka 23-04-2014 10:48 AM

    New Delhi: Just a day after Priyanka Gandhi for the first time spoke about allegations against her husband Robert Vadra, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley said that while she is advising people to refrain from personal attacks, "her political friends should also realize this". "If they had realized it,...
  • LIVE: Akhilesh Yadav addresses rally in Sitapur 23-04-2014 10:18 AM

    Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav to address 4 rallies in Lakhimpur Kheri on Wednesday. Akhilesh had on Tuesday addressed a rally in Kannauj, a constituency from where SP has fielded his wife Dimple Yadav. Akhilesh thanked the people of Kannauj for their support in previous elections. "We were able to win...
  • FIR against Madhusudan Mistry for alleged defamatory pamphlet on Modi 23-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Vadodara: An FIR has been registered against Congress leader Madhusudan Misty in Vadodara for publishing an allegedly defamatory pamphlet against BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi. The pamphlet accuses Modi in the context of corruption and also refers to the snooping scandal involving a young woman architect. Mistry, however, denied the...
  • Arvind Kejriwal no challenge to Narendra Modi, says Varanasi Mayor 23-04-2014 10:11 AM

    BJP Mayor from Varanasi Ram Gopal asserted that AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal is no challenge to Narendra Modi. "There is no fight against Kejriwal because the decision has already been made. Modi will win everyone knows. Only the counting of votes needs to be done. Even if Modi is not...
  • Live: Arvind Kejriwal files his nomination from Varanasi 23-04-2014 09:33 AM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal will be filing his nomination in Varanasi today for the Lok Sabha elections. He is fighting against BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi. Here are the latest updates related to his nomination. ...
  • Meet Madhav Agasti, the man who makes politicians look stylish 23-04-2014 09:31 AM

    Mumbai: The 2014 Lok Sabha election is not only well about crafted speeches but also a well crafted look for our political leaders. Mumbai based Madhav Agasti is the man whom politicians flock to, when they need a cutting edge look. He helps politicians to look apart. "I am working...
  • J&K: 25 sarpanches resign after spate of attacks 23-04-2014 09:12 AM

    Anantnag: At least 25 sarpanches in South Kashmir have resigned publicly after some sarpanches in Jammu and Kashmir were recently subjected to a spate of attacks. Two sarpanches have been killed in under a week and a number of sarpanches in the Pulwama district were hauled up in police stations...
  • Jaitley flays Amarinder, accuses him of having a 'feudal mindset' 23-04-2014 09:02 AM

    Amritsar: Taking a swipe at Amarinder Singh's royal background, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the politics of the Congress leader reflects his "feudal mindset" as he has been caught "lying with a straight face" on the property tax and Jagdish Tytler issue. Jaitley, who is pitted against Amarinder...
  • Lok Sabha election blog: April 23 23-04-2014 08:45 AM

    Here are the latest updates related to the Lok Sabha elections 2014. ...
  • Villagers to boycott polls after stray dogs maul 6-year-old girl to death 23-04-2014 08:19 AM

    In a tragic incident, street dogs mauled a six-year-old girl in Sihada village to death, when she went to answer nature's call, prompting enraged villagers to issue a poll boycott call, the police said. Villagers alleged that Khandwa Municipal Corporation employees caught large number of street dogs from urban areas...
  • UPA government badly steeped in corruption, SP, BSP backing it: Rajnath 23-04-2014 08:15 AM

    BJP on Tuesday lashed out at SP and BSP for supporting UPA government at the Centre, despite knowing fully well that it was "badly steeped" in corruption. BJP President Rajnath Singh told an election meeting at Mainpuri that SP and BSP accuse each other during elections in Uttar Pradesh, but...