Lok Sabha

  • Pamphlets using abusive language against Rahul, Priyanka seized 23-04-2014 11:12 PM

    An FIR was lodged on Wednesday against unidentified persons for distributing pamphlets and booklets using abusive language against Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka and Jawaharlal Nehru in Kashipur area of Udham Singh Nagar district. District administration said some pamphlets and booklets using indecent language against the Gandhi family, including Congress...
  • LS polls: EC again compels Mamata Banerjee to transfer her officers 23-04-2014 10:52 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government has again been compelled to carry out the Election Commission directive to remove 23 officials from election duty, while the chief minister continued to cry foul and allege conspiracy by the Congress, an official said on Wednesday. According to Amit Roy Chowdhury, officer on special...
  • Congress is confused about its poll campaign, strategy: BJP 23-04-2014 10:44 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday accused the Congress of being confused about its poll campaign and strategy as its top leadership continued to launch personal attacks on BJP leaders while resenting such attacks on their own leaders. "There is utter confusion in the Congress war room. Their strategy is...
  • I will criticise Modi even if BJP comes to power: Omar Abdullah 23-04-2014 10:13 PM

    New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday launched a vehement attack on the BJP and its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi saying that no efforts were spared by the saffron party to make sure that the people were divided on communal lines....
  • Retired judge, boatman, weaver, singer to propose Modi's nomination 23-04-2014 10:10 PM

    A retired high courtjudge who is the grandson of noted educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya will be among four prominent personalities to propose NarendraModi's nomination for Lok Sabhapolls here. A renowned singer from Benares, a weaver and a boatman will be among other proposers of Modi's candidature. Modi will be filing...
  • Should a college principal take sides during an election campaign? 23-04-2014 09:49 PM

    A day before Mumbai votes, the Principal of the city's prestigious Xavier's College has sparked off a controversy by writing an e-mail to his students. Dr Frazer Mascarenhas in the e-mail questions Modi's Gujarat model and urges students to vote wisely. The BJP has complained to the Election Commission, accusing...
  • I have nothing to do with transfer of officials in Bengal: Ahmed Patel 23-04-2014 09:41 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel on Wednesday rejected allegations of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banarjee that he was instrumental in transfer of officials in the state ahead of Lok Sabha polls. "I think there is some misunderstanding. I have nothing to do with the...
  • Mulayam no longer a hero for young voters in Mainpuri? 23-04-2014 09:19 PM

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is no longer a hero for the young in Mainpuri, the constituency which sent him to parliament thrice. Naziya Parveen, 25, a primary school teacher in Bhongaon, said "Mulayam is definitely not a hero for us." Ironically, Yadav's falling reputation among the young stems...
  • Stage set for polling in Madhya Pradesh; Sushma Swaraj in fray 23-04-2014 09:12 PM

    Bhopal: All arrangements have been made for voting in ten Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday in the third and final phase of polling which will decide the fate of prominent candidates like Sushma Swaraj, Sumitra Mahajan and Kantilal Bhuria. The seats where polling will be held from...
  • Mumbai's St Xavier's College Principal slams Modi's Gujarat model 23-04-2014 09:10 PM

    A major row has sparked off in Mumbai after the principal of the city's prestigious St. Xavier's College wrote to his students, urging them to "choose well" while voting on Thursday. In the letter, he even seemed to criticise Narendra Modi's Gujarat model of development. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Dr Frazer...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 117 constituencies vote in phase 6, Tamil Nadu key state 23-04-2014 09:05 PM

    New Delhi: In the second biggest phase of the current Lok Sabha elections 117 Lok Sabha seats will vote on Thursday. Among 117 the Lok Sabha seats, 39 are in Tamil Nadu which is voting in a single phase. Remaining 19 seats in Maharashtra including India's business capital Mumbai are...
  • Priyanka Gandhi slams Modi, says people talking of women's security are snooping on them 23-04-2014 08:55 PM

    For the second consecutive day, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday targeted the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Speaking at an election meeting in her mother Sonia Gandhi's parliamentary constituency, she directly attacked Modi by telling the crowd "he was listening to conversations of women". Referring to the...
  • Open Mike: Does the relationship between business and politics need to be made more transparent? 23-04-2014 08:05 PM

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and takes views of corporate citizens on the forthcoming elections. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal, wife declare assets worth over Rs 2 crore 23-04-2014 08:05 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday declared movable and immovable assets worth Rs 2.14 crore belonging to him and his wife. In his affidavit filed along with nomination papers for the Lok Sabha election from this constituency, the AAP supremo also mentioned about six cases that are pending...
  • A Billion Votes: Should academicians refrain from political activism? 23-04-2014 07:47 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. ...
  • Kejriwal's aide Somnath Bharti thrashed by BJP men in Varanasi during a TV show 23-04-2014 07:42 PM

    According to latest reports, some BJP supporters on Wednesday brutally thrashed AAP leader and Arvind Kejriwal's aide Somnath Bharti during a show of a news channel. The incident took place at Varanasi. Somnath Bharti's car and his driver were also attacked, initial reports said. Earlier, Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday had...
  • BJP supporters beat up AAP leader Somnath Bharti during a TV show 23-04-2014 07:35 PM

    New Delhi: After vitriolic speeches by politicians, the Lok Sabha election campaign has turned violent. In a blatant display of muscle power a group of people claiming to be Bharatiya Janata Party supporters beat up Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti during the filming of a television show on India...
  • 'Encouraged' by Modi's remarks on ties: Pakistan envoy 23-04-2014 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Wednesday said it was "encouraged" after BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks regarding ties with foreign countries and asserted that it was looking forward to a stable government here to engage "quickly, comprehensively and meaningfully". Making a strong pitch for resumption of dialogue process, Pakistan...
  • Priyanka takes a dig at BJP for giving everything to one man 23-04-2014 06:45 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party saying, "There is a thinking that is prevailing that says concentrate on single person. Everything should be given to one single person." ...
  • Don't approve of Ilmi's remarks, AAP doesn't practise politics of religion: Kejriwal 23-04-2014 06:37 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejrial on Wednesday said he did not approve of colleague Shazia Ilmi's remarks on Muslims. Ilmi was caught on camera telling a group of Muslim leaders that they should try and be communal, instead of secular. "Shazia Ilmi shouldn't have said what she...
  • 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...