Lok Sabha Elections 2014

  • LS polls fisrt phase: High voters turnout in Assam, Tripura 07-04-2014 08:10 PM

    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 07-04-2014 05:53 PM

    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...
  • Mahesh Bhatt deciding all my campaign moves: Ravi Kishan 26-03-2014 05:35 PM

    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...
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2014's bizarre controversies in pictures: Eggs, ink, tears, jokes, nude photoshoots and bad Photoshop 26-03-2014 04:41 PM

    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 26-03-2014 10:06 AM

    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 21-03-2014 07:38 AM

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  • Congress will do well in Lok Sabha polls: Jyotiraditya Scindia 11-03-2014 11:24 PM

    Union Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed confidence here on Tuesday that Congress would perform well in coming LokSabha 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....
  • Modi's new found love for Bihar a ploy to win votes: Nitish Kumar 11-03-2014 09:55 PM

    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 wasnothing but a 'ploy' to win votes by 'befooling' people. Nitish also wondered how Modi could make Bihar a "new Bihar", as...
  • Congress MP Annu Tandon denies reports of joining BJP 28-02-2014 08:09 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: After BJP-LJP tie-up, Congress under pressure to finalise alliance 28-02-2014 04:55 PM

    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...
  • Naxal threat a major worry in the run up to Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand 27-02-2014 11:35 PM

    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 19-02-2014 10:38 PM

    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...
  • Interim Budget 2014: Reactions from across the country 17-02-2014 07:13 PM

    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 17-02-2014 12:37 PM

    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 17-02-2014 10:00 AM

    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...
  • IBNLive poll: 69% want Narendra Modi as the next PM, 27% vote for Arvind Kejriwal 14-01-2014 02:47 PM

    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 11-01-2014 05:20 PM

    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? 09-01-2014 05:11 PM

    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? 31-12-2013 07:21 PM

    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 27-12-2013 09:30 PM

    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 24-12-2013 04:50 PM

    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 22-12-2013 07:59 AM

    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...
  • Modi would lose if he contests polls from Varanasi: Congress 16-12-2013 11:50 PM

    Congress leader and former MPRajesh Mishra on Monday challenged BJP's prime ministerialcandidate Narendra Modi, saying the Gujarat Chief Ministerwouldn't win if he contested from Varanasi in the Lok Sabha. "BJP contests elections playing the communal card. Evenif Narendra Modi contests elections from Varanasi, he may notwin as the people of...
  • AAP may fight all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat 15-12-2013 07:41 AM

    Ahmedabad: Buoyed by its performance in Delhi assembly polls, Aam Admi Party (AAP) is planning to contest all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat and take on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on his home turf. The two-day meeting of AAP's executive committee, which started in Delhi on...
  • Both Modi, Jaya PM aspirants; no alliance with AIADMK: TN BJP leader 10-12-2013 05:45 PM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of Bharatiya Janata Party has ruled out a pre-poll alliance with the AIADMK. BJP's National executive member L Ganesan said that two Prime Ministerial candidates cannot come together ahead of Lok Sabha elections that are due in 2014. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said "the AIADMK...
  • Cong leader Suresh Kotadia joins BJP; hails Modi as PM 01-12-2013 07:50 AM

    Rajkot: Congress leader Suresh Kotadia, son of former Union minister late Manubhai Kotadia, on Saturday crossed over to BJP and slammed Congress for "ignoring" its party workers, and being "directionless". "Gujarat is progressing well under the able leadership of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and people of the country also want...
  • After Goldman, Nomura now sees Modi wave during 2014 elections 28-11-2013 11:02 AM

    Mumbai: Yet another foreign brokerage has said that it expects Narendra Modi-led BJP to come to power after the Lok Sabha elections. "Nomura expects a BJP-led coalition to form the next government at the Centre after the 2014 elections," political analyst at the Japanese brokerage, Alastair Newton, said in a...
  • BJP orchestrating riots to make Narendra Modi PM: CPM leader Karat 27-11-2013 03:32 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat has alleged that communal violence in different parts of the country is a part of an orchestrated campaign to create communal polarisation to help Bharatiya Janata Party and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the coming elections. He criticised...
  • Restricting opinion polls neither permissible nor desirable: Jaitley 04-11-2013 04:00 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Rajya Sabha MP Arun Jaitley has also joined the controversy over pre-poll opinion surveys saying that banning them is neither constitutionally permissible nor desirable. Jaitley in a strongly worded article on Monday advised the Election Commission to keep away from the issue. "The Election Commission...
  • India in the grip of a cyclone of change: Modi 18-10-2013 03:55 PM

    Chennai: The BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that India was in the grip of a cyclone of change while addressing Tamil Nadu BJP workers at Chennai airport on Friday. He mocked the digging for gold at a Uttar Pradesh village following a sadhu's dream saying that the black...