Ls Polls

  • MP CM accuses Congress of indulging in mudslinging at BJP after suffering defeat in LS polls July 6, 2014

    Hitting out at Congress, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday accused the party of indulging in mudslinging at BJP after suffering humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls. He termed Congress as "defeated, tired and piqued" while speaking to reporters during his visit at Mohankheda near here to...
  • Congress meet to review poll loss June 28, 2014

    The AK Antony committee set up by the Congress party to inquire into the poll losses endured in the last Lok Sabha elections will meet on Saturday. Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, along with several other MLAs will meet former Defence Minister AK Antony and submit a detailed report on the...
  • We will review poll debacle in Rajasthan: Gurudas Kamat May 29, 2014

    After suffering a complete rout in Rajasthan in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, Congress on Thursday said it will review its debacle by holding meetings of the state party functionaries of each district and block committees here for the next two days. AICC General Secretary and state party incharge Gurudas...
  • LS polls: Arvind Kejriwal to reach Varanasi ahead of counting May 15, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal will arrive in the temple town this evening ahead of the counting day tomorrow for the Lok Sabha elections held in a marathon nine phases spread over 35 days. The AAP chief will arrive here by a flight from New Delhi, and will even visit...
  • Is the high voter turnout the Xfactor this election? May 7, 2014

    Voting for 502 seats in the Lok Sabha elections ended with a high voter turnout in 64 seats which went to polls in the eighth phase on Wednesday. According to the Election Commission, 66 per cent polling has been registered till the eighth phase in the polls. ...
  • A Billion Votes: High voter turnout in the eighth phase of LS polls May 7, 2014

    The fate of 897 candidates will be sealed on Wednesday, May 7 as voting was being held across 64 constituencies in seven states. There was 46 percent voter turnout in the 15 seats of Uttar Pradesh that include the highprofile constituency of Amethi, where Rahul Gandhi is facing a tough...
  • Who does a high turnout really benefit? April 30, 2014

    Voters in 89 seats across seven states and two Union Territories came out in large numbers to surpass the 2009 election figures even though the turnout was low in the lone seat of Jammu and Kashmir. West Bengal, Punjab, Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, Daman & Diu, Dadar & Nagar...
  • News 360: Voters beat the heat, high turnout in phase 7 of LS polls April 30, 2014

    Good turnout in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections as voters brave the heat to vote across 89 Constituencies in 7 States and 2 Union Territories. West Bengal records a high of 83 per cent and heavy in Telangana and Punjab. ...
  • A Billion Votes: FIRs against Modi for model code of conduct violation April 30, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is in trouble after two FIRs were registered against him by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch on Wednesday for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and the Representation of the People Act. Modi came under fire from the opposition for waving BJP's...
  • A Billion Votes: Biggest phase of polling ends in 121 constituencies April 17, 2014

    A large number of voters exercised their franchise across 121 constituencies in 12 states in the fifth and the biggest phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 17. While some seats witnessed a massive rush of voters pushing the turnout to well over 70 per cent, several others saw a...
  • Maoists ask people to boycott Lok Sabha elections April 6, 2014

    Maoists on Sunday called for a boycott of the Lok Sabha election in Jamui parliamentary constituency of Bihar, and told cadres to attack security forces during the poll, police said. A police official said Maoist leader Pragati issued the diktat at a 'janata darbar' held in Vishanpura forest, saying no poll...
  • Lalu will become political refugee after LS polls: Nand Kishore Yadav March 24, 2014

    BJP on Monday flayed Lalu Prasad for calling LK Advani a "Pakistani refugee" and said the RJD leader would himself become a "political refugee" after his party's "humiliating" defeat in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. "Lalu Prasad seems to be in awe of using the word refugee nowdays... He called L...
  • Varanasi reflects national mood but will it bless Narendra Modi? March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Perhaps the biggest battle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections would be the battle for Varanasi. The temple town of Varanasi is believed to be the oldest living city in the world and as election frenzy reaches its zenith, the town is geared up to face one of...
  • Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi; says 3 Gujarat ministers have spent time in jail March 22, 2014

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will begin his party's Lok Sabha campaign in Uttar Pradesh with a rally in Pratapgarh on Saturday. Gandhi will be accompanied by party general secretary Madhusudan Mistry, Rajya Sabha member Pramod Tiwari and others senior leaders. Congress leaders said that the rally would be a show of...
  • LS polls: Unhappy over ticket distribution, BJP workers protest at party office in Ballia March 19, 2014

    Unhappy over the distribution of tickets for the Lok Sabha elections, BJP workers staged a demonstration at the party office and in Ballia on Wednesday. Even as Congress MP Jagdambika Pal joined BJP in New Delhi, party workers from his constituency Domariyaganj and nearby areas continued their sit-in at party office...
  • We must expose the failures of the BJP, says Rahul Gandhi March 10, 2014

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be on a day's visit to Rajasthan on Sunday to begin election campaigning of the party in the state. Gandhi will address a public meeting in Tonk district's Deoli town and will interact with labourers in Kolayat tehsil in Bikaner in the evening. "Preparations for the...
  • Option to contest LS polls on AAP ticket is open: Medha Patkar January 19, 2014

    Social activist Medha Patkar, who announced "active support" to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) recently, on Sunday said the option to contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls on AAP ticket was open to her while indicating that some leaders of her National Alliance of People's Movement (NAPM) may also take the political...
  • Twohorse Lok Sabha race now a Modi vs Kejriwal vs Rahul battle January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Ministerial nominee or not, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is the face of his party's campaign for the Lok Sabha elections. Congress is gearing up for possibly a threeway battle in the elections with Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind...
  • SC asks EC to install electronic voting machines issuing paper receipts to voters for 2014 polls October 8, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Election Commission to introduce in a phased manner a paper trail in EVMs for the next general elections in 2014, saying it will ensure free and fair polls. The apex court also directed the Centre to provide financial assistance for introducing Vote Verifier Paper...
  • WB: Varun Gandhi hits out at Left and TMC, says they have dissapointed common man September 30, 2013

    Intending to fight all 42 seats in West Bengal in next year's Lok Sabha election, BJP on Sunday discussed its poll strategy on the last day of its twoday state executive committee meeting in Kolkata. Hoping to put up a good show in the elections, party general secretary Varun Gandhi released...
  • Use RTI, social media to expose corruption under Congress rule: Modi to partymen September 26, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has asked party functionaries to increasingly tap the potential of RTI and social media during campaign to expose "corruption" under Congress rule at the Centre and states. During a closeddoor interaction with party functionaries in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday night, Modi reminded...
  • Let Modi remain Gujarat CM, Uddhav urges BJP September 7, 2013

    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday urged the BJP to let Narendra Modi continue unhindered as Gujarat Chief Minister till 2017. "Narendra Modi has publicly declared that he has no prime ministerial ambition. He has been given public mandate to rule Gujarat till 2017 and would continue to serve the...
  • BJP will contest LS poll on development issue: Sheshadri Chari July 23, 2013

    Has the national party got its election strategy wrong by projecting Narendra Modi as its 2014 elections face. Sheshadri Chari, national executive member of BJP, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on whether the BJP is doing enough to reach out to Muslim voters. Q. Why BJP so much worry about...
  • Siddaramaiah will work with an eye on the LS polls: KN Shanth Kumar May 14, 2013

    After being forced to put up with a government for the last five years which saw politicians indulging in acts ranging from widespread corruption to watching porn in the Assembly, which saw three chief ministers at work and one of them deserting a national party to form his own regional...
  • LS polls: NCP holds meeting to review political situation in Maharashtra April 27, 2013

    Mumbai: NCP chief and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday reviewed political situation in Maharashtra at a meeting in Mumbai to discuss preparations for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The party is looking to fight elections in 22 seats and is aiming to win at least 15 in the 2014...
  • Stripped, abused tribal to contest Lok Sabha polls November 18, 2008

    New Delhi: A tribal girl in Guwahati who was stripped by hoodlums about a year ago, has decided to contest the next parliamentary polls from Tezpur in Assam. Last year, Lakshmi Oraon felt her dignity being stripped off as she fought off the local goons. This year she has joined the Assam...
  • Uma predicts BJP loss in LS polls September 16, 2006

    Chandigarh: Asserting that the BJP has failed to stick to its ideology, Bhartiya Janshakti Party chief Uma Bharti said, the BJP would suffer a massive loss in the next Lok Sabha elections which could result in a direct gain for the congress. "The BJP is going to face a great loss...