Lok Sabha Election

  • 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...
  • Bihar people have a radar that helps them identify wrong people: Rahul 16-04-2014 12:59 PM

    Kishanganj: While Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi continues the 'toffee model' attack on BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi, he made another 'radar' attack on him on Wednesday. Addressing a rally in Bihar's Kishanganj, Rahul said, "Modi doesn't know that every person in Bihar has a radar which helps them know...
  • 'Chai & paanwalahs' eye nomination date with Modi in Varanasi 16-04-2014 12:52 PM

    Varanasi: Chaiwalahs or tea sellers of Benares seem to have joined an unofficial race to join the 'Kashi Naresh' for accompanying BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his nomination. Speculation is rife a paanwala and 'Kashi Naresh' (Benares king) Anant Narayan Singh may propose Modi's name for nomination after...
  • Online spoofs: Parties battle it out in virtual world 16-04-2014 12:36 PM

    "Kattar soch nahi yuva josh" is replaced by "Koi Soch Nahi, Khali Pili ka Josh" in an online spoof of a Congress advertisement, one of the many parodies flooding the digital space as political parties mock each other in a no-holds barred slugfest. As political temperatures rise, the new-age warriors...
  • Priyanka Gandhi takes on Modi, says BJP a one-man show 16-04-2014 12:28 PM

    Rae Bareli: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday directly took on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying that the 2014 Lok Sabha election was a battle of ideologies. "While our (Congress) ideology is to empower the people, their ideology is about a single man taking all the decisions," said Priyanka...
  • Maneka Gandhi comes to the defence of Varun, asks Priyanka to focus on polls 16-04-2014 12:05 PM

    New Delhi: BJP MP Maneka Gandhi has once again come to the defence of her son Varun Gandhi saying that the recent remarks by Priyanka Gandhi indicated that the Congress clan was worried about the forthcoming elections. Priyanka had on Tuesday accused her estranged cousin and BJP leader Varun Gandhi...
  • FIR registered against 10 people for burning effigy of Election Commission 16-04-2014 11:54 AM

    An FIR has been registered against 10 persons for burning an effigy of the Election Commission to protest against the poll body's ban on rallies of SP leader Mohd Azam Khan in UP. A group of youth gathered at Agenty crossing last night and burnt the effigy of EC to...
  • Congress demands FIR against Swamy over remark against Priyanka 16-04-2014 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday complainedto the Election Commission against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for a particularly caustic remark he made about Priyanka Gandhi. Swamy reportedly called Priyanka an alcoholic and said that she would have been thrashed if she contested the elections from Varanasi since she drank too...
  • West Bengal: Moon Moon Sen out on streets of Bankura for campaigning 16-04-2014 11:32 AM

    Kolkata: Yesteryear actress Moon Moon Sen is out on the streets of Bankura in West Bengal for campaigning ahead of polling in her constituency. The legendary actress is making her political debut with Trinamool Congress. Accompanying her in the roadhsows are her two daughters Riya and Raima Sen. Another star...
  • ND Tiwari not to contest LS polls from Nainital 16-04-2014 11:26 AM

    Senior Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari will not contest from Uttarakhand's Nainital Lok Sabha constituency seat, his close aides said on Wednesday. Sources said the former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh wanted to contest one last time and had also pleaded with the party leadership to field his...
  • Maharashtra goes for 2nd phase of LS polls on Thursday 16-04-2014 11:22 AM

    Nineteen constituencies across Maharashtra with an estimated 3.25 crore electorate will go to polls tomorrow to decide the fate of 358 candidates, including Union Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde. About 3,24,27,558 electorate in constituencies of western Maharashtra, Marathwada, Konkan are eligible...
  • Modi says no witch-hunt against Robert Vadra when BJP comes to power 16-04-2014 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has said that if it comes to power, there will be no vengeful action against Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Vadra has been accused of conducting sham land deals in Haryana and Rajasthan and pocketing a large...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Firozabad 16-04-2014 10:48 AM

    CNN-IBN's Arunima speaks to BJP candidate Professor SP Singh Baghel, the former SP national general secretary, on the prospects of electoral victory. ...