Lok Sabha

  • Gujarat doctors to offer discount to patients who vote 19-04-2014 10:55 PM

    Ahmedabad: The doctors in Gujarat will give minimum 25 per cent discount on consultation fees to patients who show their inked finger to prove that they have cast their vote during the Lok Sabha polls, Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Saturday. IMA president Dr Jitendra Patel said the move,...
  • Cong manifesto will be implemented if party voted back: CM 19-04-2014 10:44 PM

    Alleging that former BJP chief ministers had failed to achieve in over six years what he has in just two months, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said everything promised in the Congress manifesto will be implemented if the party is voted back to power at the Centre. Addressing...
  • Country going through tough phase;Cong, SP responsible, says Rajnath 19-04-2014 10:23 PM

    BJP President and party candidate from Lucknow Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the country was passing through a tough phase. Addressing an election rally in Lucknow, Singh said that whether it was economic sector, condition of farmers or issues related to the youths the country was facing a tough...
  • Won't back Third Front, will search new allies for UPA-3: Congress 19-04-2014 10:15 PM

    New Delhi: With stability weighing heavily on its mind, Congress will go in for the search of new allies to form a UPA-III government and has no intention to support a Third Front government. A senior party leader, who declined to be identified, insisted that the party has become wiser...
  • Pallam Raju files nomination from Kakinada LS seat 19-04-2014 10:13 PM

    Rajahmundry: Union HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju on Saturday said the Congress was the only party to launch development initiative for the welfare of minorities and the weaker sections of society. Raju, who filed nomination for Kakinada Lok Sabha seat in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, interacted with Muslim religious leaders,...
  • India does not need 'a bleeder or a pleader' as a PM: Shashi Tharoor 19-04-2014 10:03 PM

    New Delhi: India does not need "a bleeder or a pleader" as a prime minister, the Congress on Saturday said hitting back at BJP leaders Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley for dubbing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as "just a reader and not a leader". Congress spokesperson Shashi Tharoor also questioned...
  • Jayalalithaa's tirade against Modi continues 19-04-2014 10:00 PM

    Chennai: Continuing her tirade against BJP and its leader Narendra Modi, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Saturday slammed their approach over the Cauvery issue involving upper riparian state Karnataka as she criticised her Gujarat counterpart over his comments on the fishermen issue. Referring to Modi's interview to a section of...
  • Refusal to wear skull cap is Modi's signal to Hindutva constituency: Congress 19-04-2014 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi is sending an "unmistakable signal" of his "bias and bigotry" against Muslims to the nation by consistently refusing to wear a skull cap, Congress charged on Saturday. "It's not as simple that he did not wear a skull cap. That is the...
  • LS polls: Police seeks EC instruction to lodge FIR against Lalu Prasad 19-04-2014 09:00 PM

    Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar said that the RJD president, while addressing an election meeting at Thakurganj, used threatening words for the officer in-charge of Thakurganj police station for seizure of campaign vehicle of Congress candidate Asrarul Haque last night. The district administration is sending a video of the meeting...
  • 'No vacancy' for leadership role for Priyanka in Congress: Tharoor 19-04-2014 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: With Sonia and Rahul Gandhi at the top, the Congress has "no vacancy" for a leadership role, party leader Shashi Tharoor said on Saturday amidst speculation that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could assume a bigger responsibility in the organisation. "The Congress has a President and a Vice-President, who is...
  • 'AAP is not an urban phenomenon, is not in politics for power' 19-04-2014 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: As the Aam Aadmi Party faces the wrath of the people for running a government in Delhi for just 49 days, party candidate from Bhopal, Rachna Dhingra, has said that the decision to resign could have been communicated well. "I think the AAP could have done a better...
  • Ramdev defends 'money' remark, says asked to avoid irrelevant talks in media 19-04-2014 07:06 PM

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramadev has clarified to his 'don't talk of money when mics are on' remarks, saying he was asking BJP's Alwar candidate Mahant Chandnath to not talk about irrelevant matters infront media. "I only told him non relevant talks should not be said infront of media," Ramdev...
  • Mirwaiz says Modi sent no emissaries to discuss Kashmir issue 19-04-2014 07:01 PM

    Srinagar: Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday rejected Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claim that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent two Kashmiri Pandits who sought help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue. Mirwaiz said Geelani's remarks has tarnished the image of moderate leaders in...
  • LS polls: Those opposing Modi will have to go to Pakistan, says Giriraj Singh 19-04-2014 06:44 PM

    Bihar's BJP leader Giriraj Singh has stirred up a controversy saying that those opposing the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would have to go to Pakistan after the Lok Sabha elections. "Those opposing Narendra Modi are looking at Pakistan, and such people will have a place in Pakistan and...
  • BJP not alternative to Congress, says D Raja 19-04-2014 06:29 PM

    Senior CPI leader D Raja on Saturday wondered why the AIADMK and the DMK were not attacking the "communal policy" of BJP and instead only criticising Narendra Modi on the Gujarat model of development. "The Dravidian parties only talk about Modi's politics and not about communalism," he told reporters in...
  • 70 per cent voter turnout recorded during re-poll in Arunachal Pradesh 19-04-2014 06:23 PM

    Over seventy per cent voting was recorded in Arunachal Pradesh during re-polling conducted in 34 polling stations across the state on Saturday. The re-polling which started at 6 am ended at 2 pm in a peaceful note without any incidents of violence, election office sources said. The Election Commission has...
  • Fight has narrowed between Congress and BJP, says Oommen Chandy 19-04-2014 06:07 PM

    Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Saturday said the fight in the Lok Sabha elections has narrowed between Congress and BJP, each representing different ideologies. Though there were many players in the battle at the national level, the choice of the people of late had come down to the two...
  • Bengal women are worst sufferers, says Rahul Gandhi 19-04-2014 05:59 PM

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in the state saying that the women in Bengal were the worst sufferers despite having a lady chief minister. "Women in Bengal are the worst sufferers in the whole country though the state...
  • Lok Sabha polls: CPI, CPM to face each other in Vijayawada seat 19-04-2014 05:46 PM

    After a long time, both main Communist parties - CPI and CPM - are contesting from Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituency to assess their strength and motivate their respective cadres. The Communists, either united or after the split in 1964 (when CPM was formed), have never won Vijayawada since 1952 general...
  • BJP has copied Congress's manifesto, indulged in political plagarism: Anand Sharma 19-04-2014 05:42 PM

    Congress leader and Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Saturday alleged that the BJP was indulging in "political plagiarism". Addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Sharma said that the BJP simply "copy-pasted" the Congress's manifesto in its vision document. He also said that voters would keep "the personality cult and...
  • Chandrababu Naidu would come back as Andhra CM: TDP leader 19-04-2014 05:39 PM

    Rajahmundry (AP): Former Andhra Pradesh minister and TDP candidate from Kakinada Lok Sabha constituency Thota Narasimham on Saturday said that the alliance with the BJP would bring TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu back as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. Narasimham also expressed confidence that his own developmental record will...
  • Narendra Modi to file his nomination papers from Varanasi on April 24 19-04-2014 05:19 PM

    BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would file his nomination papers for Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on April 24, his close aide Amit Shah said on Saturday. Modi would file his nomination on April 24 after which "the BJP wave would turn into a tsunami," Shah told reporters here. Varanasi...
  • WB: Over 100 crude bombs recovered in Birbhum district 19-04-2014 05:16 PM

    105 crude bombs and explosive manufacturing material were on Saturday seized by security forces during a search operation in West Bengal's Birbhum district, ahead of April 30 polls. The raid was carried out by a joint squad of CRPF and state police in the Bamdevpur village under Rampurhat police station...
  • Goons force Paswan’s namesake to file nomination to confuse voters 19-04-2014 05:13 PM

    An elderly person, who was allegedly kidnapped and forced to file nomination from Hajipur as Ram Vilas Paswan to confuse the voters, today met the LJP president and narrated his woes. The 97-year-old man whose original name is Ram Vilas Bhagat had on the basis of a false affidavit given...
  • Owing to technical problems, repolling at four booths to be held on April 21 19-04-2014 05:10 PM

    Repolling will take place at three polling booths in Barmer and one in Churu constituency for Lok Sabha elections in the state on April 21. The decision for repolling at two booths (one each in Barmer and Churu) was taken due to technical problems in EVMs whereas the report of...
  • BJP, Narendra Modi are dividing India like the British: Rahul Gandhi 19-04-2014 05:00 PM

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of instigating people to divide the country like the British. In his fourth visit to the state for poll campaigning, the Congress leader blasted the BJP for allegedly "dividing the country like the British...
  • BJP paying only lip service to women, says Rahul Gandhi 19-04-2014 04:49 PM

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused BJP of paying "only lip service to women" and said its posters carried the picture of Narendra Modi even while speaking of strengthening women. "BJP talks about strengthening women. I have seen their posters in Delhi talking about it but there is a...
  • LS polls: GK Vasan seeks vote for Congress to ensure development in Puducherry 19-04-2014 04:43 PM

    Asserting that the UPA Government had evolved several development projects for the union territory, Union Minister and senior Congress leader GK Vasan on Saturday asked the voters to support the party in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls so that they continue to get such benefits. Canvassing for Congress nominee...
  • Mamata government saving those involved in Saradha scam: Rahul 19-04-2014 04:19 PM

    Malda: Hitting hard on the Mamata Banerjee government on the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam, Rahul Gandhi today accused it of not taking action against those involved and instead trying to save them. "The government here has not done anything for two years. 20 lakh people have been affected (by the...
  • LS polls: Campaign for Jharkhand's third phase gains momentum 19-04-2014 03:58 PM

    Campaigning for the third and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand has gained momentum, with leaders of different parties wooing the electorate. The third phase will cover four seats - Dhanbad, Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda - April 24. The first two phases were held April 10 and...