Lok Sabha Elections 2014

  • National Conference-Congress alliance in LS polls was dysfunctional: Omar July 22, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said the pre-poll alliance between National Conference and Congress for Lok Sabha polls was "dysfunctional" in the Valley as the vote share of the national party could not be transferred to his party. "The pre-poll arrangement between Congress and National Conference...
  • Live tweets: Narendra Modi to be sworn in as India's 15th Prime Minister June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of being sworn in as India's 15th Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today visited Rajghat and paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi. Modi spent around 10 minutes at Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Modi, who led BJP to an astounding victory in the Lok Sabha polls, will be sworn...
  • BJP government to encourage films that promote 'Indian cultural values' May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The world's biggest elections resulted in a dramatic victory for India's Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and its allies last week. As many Bollywood stars are now also swept into the parliament, the event led to debates about how the new government would affect India's film industry. A leading English...
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Who won Twitter battle and by what margin? May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The post-poll surveys and exit polls, all predict a huge win for the BJP-led NDA coalition in the Lok Sabha elections. The elections for the 16th Lok Sabha has also been fought very aggressively on social media. Was it a close fight there or did Narendra Modi and...
  • 1350 3D rallies, 'Chai Pe Charcha' at 4000 locations, 5800 rallies, selfies: Narendra Modi's election 2014 story through his tweets May 13, 2014

    As campaigning in the fiercely fought marathon elections for the 16th Lok Sabha spread over five weeks drew to a close, the countdown has now begun for counting on May 16, a day of reckoning for every political party. The ninth and concluding phase for 41 seats in three states that...
  • Seemandhra face-off: It's CM hopefuls Naidu vs Jagan Mohan May 1, 2014

    Vijayawada: Lok Sabha and assembly polls on May 7 in Seemandhra seem to have narrowed down to a N Chandrababu Naidu versus YS Jagan Mohan Reddy fight, with the TDP chief seeking a comeback while the YSRC supremo is looking to expand his party's footprint in the political arena. Reflecting the...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Over 36 per cent voter turnout in in Daman and Diu till 1 pm April 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: 2:28 pm: At least 36.58 voters exercised their franchise on Wednesday in Daman and Diu. Voting for the lone parliamentary constituency of Daman and Diu began on Wednesday, officials said. Just four candidates are in the fray. Balloting is taking place at 119 polling stations. As many as 102,260 electors are...
  • LS polls fisrt phase: High voters turnout in Assam, Tripura April 7, 2014

    An estimated 72 per cent of the 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise peacefully in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam while 84 per cent of the 1.2 million electorate on Monday cast their ballot in Tripura. ...
  • LS polls: BJP promises growth & investment, but no to FDI in retail April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Describing the UPA's 10-year rule as "decade of decay", BJP today promised to restore investor confidence by promoting growth, checking inflation, pushing tax reforms and encouraging foreign investments, but said no to FDI in multibrand retail. The BJP manifesto, released in the presence of its top leaders, also proposes...
  • Mahesh Bhatt deciding all my campaign moves: Ravi Kishan March 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan, who will contest Lok Sabha election as a Congress candidate from his hometown of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is his guiding light during the electoral battle. "Mahesh Bhatt saab has taken charge of my entire campaign. He is my mentor for the...
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2014's bizarre controversies in pictures: Eggs, ink, tears, jokes, nude photoshoots and bad Photoshop March 26, 2014

    The 2014 Lok Sabha elections are already promising to be rather interesting, if 'interesting' is the word that can describe the strange controversies that have haunted the polls from eggs being hurled at Arvind Kejriwal to models stripping for politicians (and bachelors) Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi. The Aam Admi...
  • Wasn't told that 'Main Desh Nahi Mitne Doonga' was BJP's anthem when they asked me to sing it: Sukhwinder Singh March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Singer Sukhwinder Singh, who has sung 'Main Desh Nahi Jukhne Doonga', which was recently launched as BJP's party anthem, says he accepted the offer as he was told it was a patriotic song meant to be used in a film. "A song came my way which was positive,...
  • Lok Sabha Election Live Blog: March 21 March 21, 2014

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  • Congress will do well in Lok Sabha polls: Jyotiraditya Scindia March 11, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed confidence here on Tuesday that Congress would perform well in coming Lok Sabha polls specially in Gwalior-Chambal region. "We will win all the four seats -- Guna, Gwalior, Bhind and Morena in the coming Lok Sabha elections," Scindia told reporters. Referring to...
  • Modi's new found love for Bihar a ploy to win votes: Nitish Kumar March 11, 2014

    Stepping up the war of words with Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said his promise to bestow a special status on Bihar along with a special package was nothing but a 'ploy' to win votes by 'befooling' people. Nitish also wondered how Modi could make Bihar a "new Bihar", as he...
  • Congress MP Annu Tandon denies reports of joining BJP February 28, 2014

    Congress MP from Unnao Annu Tandon on Friday denied reports of her quitting the party, and said whether the party gives her a ticket in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections or not, she would remain a Congress loyalist. "I am aware that some opposition parties, specially Bahujan Samaj Party workers and...
  • LS polls: After BJP-LJP tie-up, Congress under pressure to finalise alliance February 28, 2014

    Apparently alarmed by BJP-LJP tie-up, pressure is building up in Congress in Bihar for firming up fast its alliance for Lok Sabha polls. "Ambiguity on alliance issue should end as early as possible in Bihar," party General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed said, reflecting the opinion of a large section of partymen from the...
  • Naxal threat a major worry in the run up to Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand February 27, 2014

    Jharkhand is a highly Naxal-infested state and providing security during elections in the rebel strongholds is a big headache for the state police and paramilitary forces. Almost 67 police stations in 15 districts have become Naxal hotbeds where the rebels target their opponents with ease, sources in state administration have...
  • India hasn't reached such a low to choose between Rahul, Modi: AAP February 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Launching his party's Lok Sabha campaign in Maharashtra, Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav on Wednesday lambasted Congress and BJP, saying that they were neck deep in corruption, and the general elections were an opportunity to change the way governments function and the politics is conducted. Addressing a rally in...
  • Interim Budget 2014: Reactions from across the country February 17, 2014

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. CNN-IBN takes the calls of people from across the country to know their reactions over this interim budget 2014. ...
  • Budget 2014: Watch P Chidambaram's full speech on vote on account February 17, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday refuted the allegations of policy paralysis saying the UPA-II has brought schemes and has contained the fiscal deficit. Chidambaram also announced excise cuts, leading to cars, mobile phones and two-wheelers getting cheaper even as not sops were announced. ...
  • Rupee falls ahead of interim budget, opens at 62.02 vs dollar February 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee weakened by 9 paise to trade at 62.02 against the dollar in early trade on Monday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to increased demand for the US currency from oil importers. Dealers largely expect Finance Minister P. Chidambaram to stick to his fiscal deficit aim of...
  • IBNLive poll: 69% want Narendra Modi as the next PM, 27% vote for Arvind Kejriwal January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In an IBNLive poll that got 46,850 votes from 137 countries (60% from India, 18% from US) BJP's Narendra Modi emerged as the clear favourite for the post of the Prime Minister of India accounting for 68.63% of the votes polled while Congress' Rahul Gandhi could gather only...
  • Youth want more opportunities in the political system: Manish Tewari January 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Taking a cue from the Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress on Saturday announced that it was in favour of giving a fresh face to politics in India. "Today meeting was specifically on youth and the one thing that emerged was that the youth in the country want more opportunities...
  • Poll: Whom do you want as the next Prime Minister of India? January 14, 2014

    The upcoming Lok Sabha elections will not only be a battle between different parties but also between their official or apparent prime ministerial candidates. Of the three faces from two national parties - Congress and BJP - and debutant Aam Aadmi Party whom do you want to see as the...
  • Will Manmohan Singh stepping down as PM benefit Congress in 2014? January 6, 2014

    Amidst demands that the Congress should reveal its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tiwari said that the decision will be taken and announced at an appropriate time. He reiterated the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) stand that PM Manmohan Singh will not...
  • Register to vote: A Network 18 campaign January 6, 2014

    As 2014 Lok Sabha polls are round the corner, get a voter ID through Register to Vote campaign run by Firstpost.com. ...
  • Party is split over backing AAP, Rahul is our future leader: Cong January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi is all set for the Aam Aadmi Party government, Congress has once again fueled the speculation that the Arvind Kejriwal-led party cannot bank on its support for long. The Congress on Tuesday said that the party is divided over the outside support given to the AAP...
  • UPA asks National Commission for inclusion of Jats under OBC quota December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: For several years Jats across the country have been demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions under the OBC category. With an eye on the 2014 polls, the Union Cabinet has now announced that it will ask the National Commission for Backward Classes to take an early...