Lok Sabha Election

  • Narendra Modi sidelined BJP veterans to promote himself: Chiranjeevi 23-04-2014 06:33 PM

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Congress campaign committee chief Chiranjeevi accused BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of pushing aside veteran leaders of his party to promote himself. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday during his election campaign on behalf of Congress candidates in the city, Chiranjeevi compared the Gujarat Chief Minister...
  • 'Save Ganga' campaign secures support from Modi, Kejriwal, other Varanasi candidates 23-04-2014 06:23 PM

    Thirty two years and thousands of crores of rupees later, the fight to clean Ganga is now pinning hopes on a high-profile Lok Sabha battle in Banaras, where this sacred river becomes million-times more polluted than the level fit for bathing. Hopeful of their cause finally moving from ghats of...
  • Jaswant should have accepted party's decision: Rajnath 23-04-2014 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: Jaswant Singh should have accepted the decision of not fielding him from Barmer in Rajasthan as the issue of ticket could not be the yardstick of his "value" in the party, according to BJP President Rajnath Singh. Singh, while rejecting the perception that senior leaders were being sidelined...
  • Congress demands votes cast in 1000 booths declared null and void 23-04-2014 06:22 PM

    Kohima: Congress on Wednesday alleged that massive proxy voting marred the April 9 Lok Sabha polls in Nagaland and asked the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to declare votes cast in over 1000 polling stations as null and void. Congress candidate for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the state,...
  • 117 seats from 11 states, 1 Union Territory will vote on Thursday 23-04-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: Stakes will be high for the Congress and the BJP and a number of other parties like AIADMK, DMK, NCP and Shiv Sena when 117 constituencies will go to polls on Thursday in yet another substantial round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections. Over 18 crore voters...
  • Dimple Yadav braces up for battle in Kannauj, says I am confident of winning elections 23-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Coming from the 'first family' of Uttar Pradesh politics has not always been a cakewalk for Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple, who is trying to shed the dynasty politics product tag and is banking on her "personal" rapport for a win in this seat in tomorrow's poll. The electoral...
  • Mumbai LS polls: Maximum contrasts in maximum city 23-04-2014 06:14 PM

    Mumbai, the maximum city is also the one with maximum contrasts. In the north-east constituency of Mumbai, life on the two sides of the highway literally presents the two faces of the city. Ghatkopar and Mankhurd lie on two sides of a highway in northeast Mumbai. While one is eager...
  • #AskEAC: Answers to your questions on the elections 23-04-2014 06:06 PM

    The CNN-IBN Microsoft Election Analytics Centre is your one-stop destination for any facts or figures on Lok Sabha elections from 1951-52 to now. You can explore the interactive graphs, maps and tables to discover new facets of Indian elections and/or tweet your questions with #AskEAC. ...
  • Only Gandhi family grew strong in 60 years, says Narendra Modi 23-04-2014 06:05 PM

    Kalol: A day after Priyanka Gandhi vowed to emerge stronger fighting the continued 'political' attacks on her husband Robert Vadra, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a dig at the Congress scion saying that her "family has been going strong" for the last 60 years and now...
  • Pak intruders won't dare to cross border if Modi becomes PM: Amit Shah 23-04-2014 06:05 PM

    Claiming that the country's borders are not safe under the present regime, BJP leader Amit Shah on Wednesday said once Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister, Pakistani intruders "will not dare to enter" into Indian territory. "Once Modiji becomes PM, leave incidents of beheading of Indian soldiers, the Pakistani intruders...
  • Battle royale in Dumka, multi-cornered in 3 Jharkhand seats 23-04-2014 06:03 PM

    The three Santhal Pargana division seats of Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda along with the industrial constituency of Dhanbad will vote on April 24 bringing an end to the electoral exercise in the state. Dumka is the blockbuster contest of the 2014 Lok Sabha election in the state with Jharkhand Mukti...
  • LS elections: Two ministers, a cricketer among 81 candidates in 2nd phase of polling 23-04-2014 05:51 PM

    Caste equations vs NaMo factor are most likely to decide the poll future of 81 contestants including two Union Ministers and former cricketer in second and last phase of Lok Sabha polling in five constituencies in Rajasthan on Thursday Polling on Dausa, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur and Tonk-Sawaimadhopur LS seats would...
  • Congress backs St Xavier's College principal's letter against BJP 23-04-2014 05:46 PM

    A major row has sparked off in Mumbai after the principal of the city's prestigious St Xavier's College has written to his students, urging them to "choose well" while voting on Thursday. ...
  • CPI-ML LS candidate Jitendra Manjhi arrested for vandalizing police station 23-04-2014 04:53 PM

    CPI-ML candidate from Gopalganj Lok Sabha constituency Jitendra Manjhi was on Wednesday arrested from the district collectorate premises soon after he filed his nomination papers in Bihar. An arrest warrant was pending against him since last year. ASP Anil Kumar said Manjhi was wanted along with his supporters in case...
  • Holiday must for all on polling day: Tamil Nadu government 23-04-2014 04:47 PM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday made it clear that employers and commercial establishments must grant holiday with wages for their employees on Thursday on account of polling for the 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The government's reiteration of the provision came in the backdrop of many...
  • Why I differ with Fr Frazer Mascarenhas of St Xavier’s, Mumbai

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    In an email to students of St Xavier's College, Mumbai, its principal Fr Frazer Mascarenhas has questioned the Gujarat model with its emphasis on private...

  • LS polls: Modi, Rahul to address rallies in tribal areas of Gujarat 23-04-2014 04:31 PM

    Vadodara: BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will address public meetings in tribal-dominated areas in Central Gujarat on April 26. Modi, who is contesting from Vadodara as well as Varanasi constituencies, will address a rally on Thursday and at Pavijetpur, which falls under Chhota Udepur...
  • Watch: Battle for Kokrajhar Lok Sabha seat 23-04-2014 03:58 PM

    In 2012, communal violence between the Bodos and non Bodos in Kokrajhar and surrounding districts in Assam killed at least 1000 people and more than lakhs were displaced from home. As Kokrajhar goes to polls on April 24, we try to find on what key issues people will vote. ...
  • Watch: Mumbai's Spiderman woos voters 23-04-2014 03:46 PM

    Gaurav Sharma is a martial arts trainer and is contesting the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent from Mumbai South. He is hoping that his political career soars just like he scales Mumbai's buildings. After entering the limca book of records climbing one of the Mumbai's tallest buildings, Sharma...
  • Priyanka Gandhi campaigns for Sonia, appeals to voters to reject BJP 23-04-2014 03:40 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi has sharpened her attack on Narendra Modi. Campaigning for her mother Sonia Gandhi in Raebareli, Priyanka took a jibe at Modi saying a leader who listens to women's phone conversations does not believe in female empowerment. She also accused the BJP of practicing divisive politics and appealed to...
  • What Azam Khan said can't be labelled as hate mongering: Ex-AMUTA members 23-04-2014 03:40 PM

    A group of prominent alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University including former leaders of the teachers Association (AMUTA) have voiced their support for the beleaguered UP Cabinet minister Mohd Azam Khan. In a written statement to the Election Commission, they urged EC to revoke the ban imposed upon Khan, who...
  • Will ban RSS and BJP for hate mongering if voted to power, says Lalu 23-04-2014 03:38 PM

    Sharply reacting to the statements of VHP leader Praveen Togadia and BJP leader Giriraj Singh, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said these showed their "ugly faces" and if voted to power his party would ban RSS and BJP for "hate mongering". "If my party comes to power, RSS, BJP...
  • Election Commision officials seize Rs 7 lakh of unaccounted cash ahead of LS polls 23-04-2014 03:22 PM

    A man was held in Pauri with unaccounted Rs 7 lakh in cash with authorities suspecting that the money was being taken to influence voters. Mohammad Saleem was held by a vigilance team of the Election Commission when he was found carrying Rs 7 lakh in a bag and did...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Arvind Kejriwal files nomination from Varanasi 23-04-2014 03:12 PM

    Varanasi: AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal filed his nomination from Varanasi amidst the presence of huge number supporters. Seeing the presence of people at outside the nomination centre, Kejriwal said, "massive response we got from the people of Varanasi shows that the people have decided not to choose between the Congress...
  • MPs rating: Priya Dutt scores 4 on a scale of 10 23-04-2014 03:11 PM

    Two-time MP from Mumbai North-Central Priya Dutt's performance is below average. Dutt scored 4.6 for accessibility and 4.1 for trustworthiness on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Sunil and Nargis Dutt's daughter, Priya scored 3.6 for law and order,...
  • In Raebareli, Priyanka attacks Modi, raises snoopgate controversy 23-04-2014 03:11 PM

    New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi has sharpened her attack against Narendra Modi. on Wednesday, she raked up the snooping controversy in Gujarat where Modi's government had allegedly spied on a young woman architect, saying that a leader who listens in to a woman's phone conversations does not believe in women empowerment....
  • Mukhtar Ansari to contest Lok Sabha polls from Ghosi 23-04-2014 02:57 PM

    Mukhtar Ansari, who withdrew from the Lok Sabha contest against BJP's Narendra Modi in Varanasi, will now be a candidate of his Quami Ekta Dal in Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh. Ansari had announced his candidature from Varanasi last month. He pulled out to prevent a division of Muslim votes against...
  • Lucknow: Rajnath vs Rita Bahuguna fight, Jaaferi just for comic effect 23-04-2014 02:45 PM

    Lucknow: The BJP president Rajnath Singh v/s comedian, actor Jaaved Jaaferi of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) fight in Lucknow is being keenly watched. The surprising entry of comedian, dancer, "Boogie Woogie" star and reality TV show judge and host Jaaved Jaaferi as the AAP candidate against Rajnath Singh has...
  • 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...