Lok Sabha Election

  • Only rich become richer in Gujarat, claims Rahul Gandhi 17-04-2014 04:01 PM

    Keeping up his attack on Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi questioned Modi's development claims. "In Gujarat, people do not get jobs , only rich become richer, industrialists get land in Gujarat," he said. ...
  • Jaswant Singh, Sachin Pilot seek re-election from Rajasthan 17-04-2014 03:59 PM

    Union Minister Sachin Pilot and veteran leader Jaswant Singh are amongst the MPs seeking re-election from Rajasthan in phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • No Modi wave in south India, says Tharoor 17-04-2014 03:41 PM

    Chennai: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said that the Lok Sabha elections wasn't only about who should be in power but it was a fundamental battle between the heart and the soul of India. Tharoor also denied a Narendra Modi wave in south India. Speaking to the media in...
  • Voting on in Bihar; Misa Bharti, Ram Kripal Yadav, Sushil Modi cast votes 17-04-2014 03:38 PM

    An electorate of 11,85,07,86 are exercising their franchise in 11,846 polling stations to decide the fate of 117 candidates in the Lok Sabha constituencies. Prominent among the candidates are actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, former Home Secretary RK Singh, Lalu Prasad's eldest daughter Misa Bharti and her two uncles Ramkripal Yadav and...
  • Chief ministers Naveen Patnaik, Raman Singh cast their votes 17-04-2014 03:35 PM

    Odisha and Chhattisgarh chief ministers Naveen Patnaik and Raman Singh cast their votes for the Phase V of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • WB: CPM alleges attack by TMC in Coochbehar 17-04-2014 03:29 PM

    Left parties have alleged attack on its party workers by Trinamool Congress in the district, where polling is on in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Thursday. CPM, in a complaint to the to the election commission authorities alleged that one of its party worker...
  • Lalu's daughter Misa allegedly destroys EVM machine after 'assault' 17-04-2014 03:29 PM

    Patna: An Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in Pataliputra was reportedly damaged by RJD candidate and Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharati. The RJD alleged that Misa was manhandled by BJP supporters at the booth. The BJP has fielded former RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav from the seat against Bharati. Yadav joined...
  • Chidambaram rebuffs Modi's claims, calls him 'encounter CM' 17-04-2014 03:23 PM

    Chennai: Finance Minister P Chidambaram launched an attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, calling him a "compulsive liar" and an "encounter Chief Minister". "Mr Modi is a compulsive liar. There was no re-count in Sivaganga. He knows that. Yet he lies. If he insists on calling me Recounting...
  • Modi attacks Manmohan, says country needs a PM who has a say 17-04-2014 03:18 PM

    Erode: Hitting out Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that the 2014 Lok Sabha election is for a PM who has a voice in his government. "This election is for a decisive and accountable PM. A PM who has a voice in his...
  • LS polls: EC launches online media channel for voter awareness 17-04-2014 03:15 PM

    Aimed to motivate voters to exercise their franchise and provide information on the polling process, the Election Commission has launched its own internet-based media arm called 'Voter Education Channel'. Numerous video clips featuring iconic personalities urging citizens to vote have been uploaded on the channel and can be viewed on...
  • Modi alleges distribution of watches with Chidambaram's picture 17-04-2014 03:12 PM

    Sharpening his attack on P Chidambaram, BJP leader Narendra Modi on Thursday alleged wrist watches with photos of the Finance Minister were being distributed to voters and demanded a probe by the Election Commission. "In Tamil Nadu, there is a Congress leader--recounting Minister-- he is so afraid that he ran...
  • Name missing from voters list, Bihar DGP fails to cast vote 17-04-2014 02:57 PM

    Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) Abhyanand could not cast his vote on Thursday as his name did not figure in the voters list. "My name is not in voters list hence I am not able to exercise my franchise," Abhyanand told PTI. He said the same had happened last...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Jailed Irom Sharmila not allowed to cast vote in Manipur 17-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a fast for 13 years against a special, stringent anti-terror act in Manipur, was on Thursday not allowed to vote in the Lok Sabha polls as per law. "Under Section 62 (5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951,...
  • Kejriwal launches a major dialogue with voters, calls for Modi's defeat 17-04-2014 02:36 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who admitted he should have consulted the people before he decided to quit as Delhi chief minister and resign his government, has launched a major dialogue with voters here while calling for the defeat of BJP icon Narendra Modi. The former Delhi chief minister sprung a...
  • CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar appeals to voters to exercise their franchise 17-04-2014 02:24 PM

    Go out and exercise your franchise - an appeal from CNN-IBN. ...
  • Being President's son always puts pressure to perform, says Abhijit Mukherjee 17-04-2014 02:17 PM

    Being son of a president always puts added pressure on him to perform as a public representative and carrying on the work started by his father is the biggest challenge ahead, Congress candidate from Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee has said. "Being the son of a stalwart like Pranab Mukherjee is always...
  • This Lok Sabha polls, there are at least 450 voters named 'Amitabh Bachchan', 2 'Surma Bhopali', 1 'Mr India', 7000 'Gabbar Singh'! 17-04-2014 02:16 PM

    If you thought Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was inimitable, Amitabh Bachchan, the son of Ramavilas from Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh would politely beg to differ. Of the hundreds and thousands of names on the electoral rolls on the Election Commission website, there are around 450 people named Amitabh Bachchan. Interestingly,...
  • BJP defends Amit Shah, says he did not violate the model code 17-04-2014 02:12 PM

    BJP today came out in defence of Amit Shah, saying Narendra Modi'sclose aide, who was censured by the Election Commission for controversial poll speeches, did not violate the Model Code of Conduct. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, at the same time, welcomed the poll panel's action against Uttar Pradesh Minister...
  • People want to see Modi as the PM: Sriramulu 17-04-2014 02:07 PM

    BJP candidate from Bellary, Sriramulu while speaking to CNN IBN said that people wanted to see Narendra Modi as the PM. ...
  • UK envoy travels to Patna to observe, understand Lok Sabha elections 17-04-2014 01:52 PM

    With a curiosity to observe elections and understand its process, UK envoy James Bevan travelled to Patna. He also spoke to the polling officers at the booth. ...
  • AAP will bring change: Ex-Infosys CFO V Balakrishnan 17-04-2014 01:38 PM

    AAP candidate from Central Bangalore and Former Infosys CFO V Balakrishnan has said he has entered politics to bring change. ...
  • 'What does not affect you today, might knock at your door tomorrow': Bollywood celebrities ask citizens to vote wisely 17-04-2014 01:07 PM

    The Indian film industry, which prides itself on its secular image, appears to be taking sides for the first time during this Lok Sabha elections with several Bollywood A-listers asking people to vote "smart" and choose wisely. Here are some of the top tweets: ...
  • Vijayawada: EC issues show cause notice against AAP candidate 17-04-2014 12:56 PM

    A show cause notice was issued against an AAP candidate from Vijayawada Lok Sabha seat and three others for allegedly violating the model code of conduct. Returning Officer J Murali issued show cause notices under section 127-A of the Peoples Representative Act to Harmohindar Singh Sahni of AAP, YSRCP worker...
  • Gorkhaland will not be an issue this election: Baichung Bhutia 17-04-2014 12:46 PM

    Trinamool Congress candidate Baichung Bhutia who is making a political debut this Lok Sabha elections say Gorkhaland will not be an issue in his constituency Darjeeling. ...
  • Snapshot: Bangalore Congress candidate gets a haircut before voting 17-04-2014 12:44 PM

    Congress candidate from Bangalore Central Rizwan Arshad got a haircut before voting on Thursday. He is one of the youngest candidates of the Congress in the country. ...
  • Bangalore: This 96-year-old has voted in every election since 1952 17-04-2014 12:38 PM

    Bangalore: 96-year-old Lakshmi Karanth is perhaps the oldest voter in India. She has voted in every election since 1952. Her grandson and grand daughter-in-law escorted her on Thursday to a polling booth in Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat. Her grandson said that Karanth was very excited about voting and planned...
  • Watch: Why Mohandas Pai doesn't want to join politics 17-04-2014 12:29 PM

    Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education, says, "I believe the work we do in Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC) is much more important than standing up as a candidate. I don't think that if I enter politics I'll be able to make as much of an impact as I...
  • Donations cross Rs 1 crore in 36 hours as AAP fights Modi, Rahul 17-04-2014 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's decision to contest against BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in Varanasi and field Kumar Vishwas against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi seems to have enthused his cadre as well as his donors. The AAP has got over Rs 1 Crore as donation in the...
  • Pune: Defective voting machine transfers all votes to Congress 17-04-2014 12:14 PM

    The early morning voters of Pune were left stunned when an electronic voting machine (EVM) reportedly "transferred" all votes to the Congress. The incident happened at a polling booth at Shamrao Kalmadi School in the city when voters found that whichever button was pressed on the EVM, only the Congress...
  • Want change for better politics and governance: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw 17-04-2014 12:13 PM

    Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon, India's largest Biotechnology company. She tells us why she is going to vote. ...