Modi

  • Manmohan government weakened the Army: VK Singh 24-04-2014 11:56 PM

    Former Army Chief and BJP candidate from Ghaziabad seat VK Singh on Thursday accused Manmohan Singh government of making the Army weak in the last 10 years of his regime. Singh, who was in Amethito campaign for party candidate Smriti Irani contesting against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, said that there...
  • After nomination, Modi talks about 'sea change' in Varanasi 24-04-2014 11:41 PM

    Hours after filing nomination papers from Varanasi, Narendra Modi laid a roadmap for the constituency to bring a "sea change" in lives of people of the city, to clean up the town as well as the Ganga river, and to infuse weaving sector with latest technology. "Today as I go...
  • From Vadodara to Varanasi: Modi's assets rise by Rs 14 lakh 24-04-2014 07:58 PM

    Varanasi: BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday disclosed total assets worth Rs 1.65 crore -a rise of Rs 14.34 lakh from his declaration for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat about a fortnight back. The Gujarat Chief Minister's wealth is Rs 68 lakh higher than his main opponent AAP's Arvind...
  • Amarinder writes open letter to Modi over Punjabi farmers in Gujarat 24-04-2014 07:39 PM

    Ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab, Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Thursday wrote an open letter to him asking about steps taken by his government to stop eviction of Punjabi farmers from Gujarat's Kutch region. He reminded Modi of the promise he had made to the people of the...
  • Varanasi: SP workers 'purify' Malviya's statue after Modi garlands it 24-04-2014 06:50 PM

    Varanasi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi filed his nomination on Thursday from Varanasi. But soon after his nomination was filed, Samajwadi Party activists washed and 'purified' the statue of Madan Mohan Malviya, which was garlanded by Modi, using water from Ganga soon after he left to file his nomination...
  • Vote against communal, divisive forces: Hansal Mehta 24-04-2014 06:31 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has never been afraid to call a spade a spade...or a goon a goon. Fiercely opposed to fundamentalist forces, he recently signed a petition pleading voters to desist from voting for Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He said: "I am not asking voters...
  • Congress will win more than ten seats in Punjab: Shakeel Ahmed 24-04-2014 06:03 PM

    Ludhiana: Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab is not going to boost the poll prospects of SAD-BJP candidates as there is a "strong anti-incumbency" against Akali government in the state, Congress on Thursday said. All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed also claimed that Congress will bag 10 out...
  • Gujarat no 'swarg', Modi only concerned about chair: Sonia Gandhi 24-04-2014 05:47 PM

    Valsad: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday took on Narendra Modi on his home turf of Gujarat, saying the state was nowhere near "swarg" (heaven) as claimed by him, and accused the BJP's prime ministerial hopeful of being concerned only about his chair. Addressing her first election rally in Gujarat,...
  • Congress demands FIR against Modi for 'violation' of model code 24-04-2014 05:38 PM

    New Delhi: Congress demanded registration of FIR against Narendra Modi dubbing as a "flagrant violation" of the model code telecast of his roadshow and his filing of nomination in Varanasi in 117 constituencies going to polls on Thursday. "We do not want just issuing of notice. We want action. FIR...
  • Murli Manohar Joshi congratulates Modi on filing nomination in Varanasi 24-04-2014 05:27 PM

    Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi congratulated party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on filing his nomination Thursday in Varanasi and claimed his victory was certain in the temple town. "It is a matter of joy that party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is filing his nomination in Varanasi...I appeal...
  • Tale of two affidavits: Kejriwal richer than Modi 24-04-2014 04:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal is richer than his opponent and the BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi. Kejriwal and his wife together have close to Rs 64 lakh worth more assets than Narendra Modi. They are taking on each other in Varanasi. Even though Narendra...
  • Rahul joins Priyanka in attacking Modi on snoopgate 24-04-2014 03:55 PM

    Rahul Gandhi on Thursday joined his sister Priyanka Gandhi in attacking Narendra Modi over snoopgate controversy, saying Gujarat government has no regard for women as it gets their phones tapped. Addressing an election rally at Hargaon, he alleged that Modi gave 45,000 acres of agricultural land to an industrialist though...
  • Narendra Modi files his nomination from Varanasi amidst huge show of strength 24-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Varanasi: Amidst another show of strength, Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi filed his nomination for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, this time from Varanasi. Modi was accompanied by his right hand man and BJP UP in charge Amit Shah while he carried out a huge roadshow and...
  • As 117 seats go to vote, Modi roadshow steals the show in Varanasi 24-04-2014 02:43 PM

    New Delhi: Call it an excellent media management or just a coincidence, the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is stealing the show on all big days. He has filed his nomination papers from Varanasi on Thursday, the voting day of the 6th phase at a big event. Modi who...
  • 'Maa Ganga' called me to Varanasi, says Narendra Modi 24-04-2014 12:39 PM

    BJP's Prime Ministerial pick Narendra Modi arrived here to a rousing welcome from party supporters to file his nomination for the mega electoral battle in the holy city where he has been challenged by AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal. Thousands of people wearing saffron caps, Modi masks and holding BJP flags,...
  • Kejriwal lashes out at BJP for attack on Somnath Bharti 24-04-2014 12:14 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday lashed out at Narendra Modi over the attack on former Delhi minister Somnath Bharti, questioning if the Gujarat model was about "threatening" people and demanded the immediate intervention of the EC to ensure free and fair polling. Accusing the local administration of not taking...
  • Joint team of Bihar and Jharkhand police raid Giriraj Singh's house to arrest him 24-04-2014 11:18 AM

    Armed with a court order, a joint team of Bihar and Jharkhand police raided the house of Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh on Thursday to arrest him for his alleged hate statements but could not find him. "A team of Bokaro police and Patna police raided Giriraj Singh's house around...
  • Next PM should not worry about few industrialists: Lord Paul 24-04-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: NRI-industrialist Lord Swaraj Paul has hoped that the new Prime Minister will "not worry" about a "few industrialists" and run a government that thinks for the poor. "We are present here at the time of the elections which is a great time because it is the largest democracy...
  • Kashmiris wary as Modi challenges for power 24-04-2014 10:57 AM

    Mohammad Amin Pandith, a smallholder and father-of-three from Indian-controlled Kashmir, was lured from his home at night by a man in army uniform, dragged along a potholed lane and shot in the back of the head. His execution, one of three deadly attacks on village elders in the last week...
  • Is this the Gujarat model where people are attacked, asks Kejriwal 24-04-2014 09:15 AM

    Varanasi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is camping in Varanasi, lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday over Wednesday's attack on his party leader Somnath Bharti, Questioning the Gujarat model, Kejriwal asked, "Is this Gujarat model being brought, that those opposing Modi will be threatened, bribed...
  • Live: Modi says will make Varanasi the spiritual capital of India, to file nomination shortly 24-04-2014 08:24 AM

    AAP chief Arvind Kekriwal hit out at the BJP for attack on Somnath Bharti. BJP supporters on Wednesday attacked Somnath during the filming of a television show on India TV. The incident took place up at Assi Ghat in Varanasi. Meanwhile, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be filing...
  • Narendra Modi to file nomination from Varanasi today 24-04-2014 08:12 AM

    Varanasi: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be filing his nomination in Varanasi on Thursday. Modi is scheduled to reach Varanasi at 8:30am and will hold a roadshow starting from Maldaiah, leading to the collector's office, where he will be filing his nomination. BJP's Uttar Pradesh chief Laxmikant Bajpai...
  • Lok Sabha polls: As it happened during phase 6 24-04-2014 07:19 AM

    Voting begins in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, UP, MP, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Assam, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, J&K, Puducherry. Meanwhile, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be filing his nomination in Varanasi today for the Lok Sabha elections. He is fighting against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal. Here are the latest updates...
  • Lok Sabha elections: UP records 58.5 per cent voter turnout 24-04-2014 12:06 AM

    Polling for 12 seats in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh would be held on Thursday to decide the fate of 187 candidates, including SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Union Minister Salman Khurshid. The focus will on the Yadav family as the SP chief is...
  • AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal wins TIME 100 readers' poll 23-04-2014 11:56 PM

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has won the readers' poll for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME's annual list of people who influenced the world this past year. According to the poll, Kejriwal has received a total of 261,114 "yes" votes from readers...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...