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  • Seemanchal highly polarised; RJD upbeat, BJP worried 23-04-2014 12:58 PM

    In the sixth phase of voting in seven seats of Eastern and Northeastern Bihar (known as the Kosi-Seemanchal belt) on April 24, the fight is two-cornered in most of the seats with the Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance locked in a tough contest against the Bharatiya Janata Party-Lok Janhsakti...
  • LS polls: Tough for Congress-NCP, BJP-Shiv Sena eye big win in Mumbai 22-04-2014 05:42 PM

    Mumbai: The third and the last phase of voting in Maharashtra is on April 24. Voters in 6 constituencies in Mumbai, 6 in North Maharashtra known as Khandesh region, 4 in Thane district, 2 in Marathwada and 1 in Konkan will exercise their franchise in the third and last phase....
  • UPA will hold together even in defeat, says Sharad Pawar 22-04-2014 01:14 PM

    Voicing confidence about UPA III returning to power after Lok Sabha elections, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said it will hold together even in defeat and Congress will revive after the setback. "Firstly, I don't think UPA III will not be there after the polls, not on Congress' strength alone...
  • Pawar did not attend Rahul's rally due to a technical snag in his chopper: NCP 21-04-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: A day after NCP chief Sharad Pawar skipped Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's rally in Mumbai, party leader DP Tripathi rebutted claims that Pawar pulled out of the joint rally because Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi cancelled her one-day Maharashtra tour, citing health reasons. "This is all speculative news,...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Sharad Pawar keeps door open for Third Front 21-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Expressing confidence that the UPA will retain power after the Lok Sabha elections, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday said he was not averse to the idea of cobbling together a government with the Third Front should the Centre's ruling alliance fall short of a majority. "There is no Third...
  • Mumbai: Sharad Pawar skips Rahul Gandhi's rally, Congress embarrassed 21-04-2014 10:53 AM

    Sharad Pawar was earlier scheduled to share the dais with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi at a joint NCP-Congress rally, that was meant to be a show of strength. But Sonia Gandhi pulled out of the rally stating ill-health. The NCP chief then decided to skip...
  • Sharad Pawar skips Rahul Gandhi's rally, doesn't share stage with him 20-04-2014 09:03 PM

    Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday skipped Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's election rally organised in Mumbai. The NCP chief reportedly pulled out of the joint rally after Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi cancelled her one-day Maharashtra tour, citing health reasons. The NCP said Sharad Pawar had originally changed his...
  • Pawar clever as he is not contesting a poll he is going to lose: Modi 20-04-2014 08:55 PM

    Jalgaon/Nashik: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday described NCP chief Sharad Pawar as a "clever" politician and said the Union Minister decided not to contest the Lok Sabha polls this time as he could sense that he would lose the election. "Whenever people speak about Sharad...
  • BJP leader Giriraj Singh's remarks anti-constitutional: NCP 20-04-2014 04:51 PM

    Mumbai: The NCP on Sunday condemned as "anti-constitutional" Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh's 'back Narendra Modi or go to Pakistan' remark. "This statement violates the poll code, Indian Penal Code and Constitution," Majeed Memon, Rajya Sabha member and NCP Secretary, said. "It is not only mischievous, notorious but tends to...
  • FIR against Pawar for allegedly threatening people to vote for Sule 20-04-2014 08:49 AM

    Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against NCP leader and Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar for allegedly threatening farmers to vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. The FIR was filed after the AAP candidate from Baramati, Suresh Khopde, submitted an audio recording where Pawar allegedly told villagers at a rally...
  • Ajit Pawar did not hold any public meeting: Police 20-04-2014 12:23 AM

    Pune: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was on Saturday given a clean chit by the police in connection with holding a public meeting ahead of polling for the second phase on April 17 in which he allegedly threatened residents of a village in the Baramati constituency to vote for...
  • 'Sharad Pawar had agreed to ally with the Shiv Sena in Assembly polls' 19-04-2014 10:24 AM

    Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi today claimed that NCP chief Sharad Pawar had agreed to an alliance with his party in the last Assembly elections in Maharashtra. "In the 2009 State Assembly polls, Pawar had expressed his willingness to have an alliance with Shiv Sena," Joshi, former Lok...
  • EC seeks report on Ajit Pawar's alleged threat to voters 19-04-2014 08:12 AM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar could be in trouble as the the Election Commission is awaiting a report from the state Chief Electoral Officer over his reported remarks threatening voters with snapping of water supply if they did not vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. "Yes, we...
  • Congress, its allies threatening people to get votes: BJP 18-04-2014 06:49 PM

    New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar for allegedly threatening villagers and telling them to vote for his cousin and NCP leader Supriya Sule, BJP leader Smriti Irani said the Congress and its allies are making such statements to get votes. "Congress and its allies...
  • BJP's declaration of PM nominee sign of impatience: Sharad Pawar 18-04-2014 03:29 PM

    Nashik: Terming the BJP's announcement of Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi as a "sign of impatience", Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday said they are not fighting the elections on issues, but only to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister. "Any political party contests a certain election on specific...
  • MNS-BJP hidden pact out in open after support to Munde: NCP 16-04-2014 07:28 PM

    NCP on Wednesday said the decision of MNS to support the candidature of BJP leader Gopinath Munde in Beed Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra has exposed the secret pact between the two parties. NCP spokesman Nawab Malik said when former BJP President Nitin Gadkari took the initiative to include MNS...
  • Modi wave fuels BJP, Congress-NCP put up good fight in Maharashtra 16-04-2014 01:47 PM

    Mumbai: Nineteen Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra are voting on April 17. 6 seats in Marathwada, 10 Western in Maharashtra, 1 in Konkan and 2 in Northern Maharashtra will be voting on Thursday. The entire Vidarbha region has already voted on April 10. Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha seats. The...
  • Maharashtra goes for 2nd phase of LS polls on Thursday 16-04-2014 11:22 AM

    Nineteen constituencies across Maharashtra with an estimated 3.25 crore electorate will go to polls tomorrow to decide the fate of 358 candidates, including Union Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde. About 3,24,27,558 electorate in constituencies of western Maharashtra, Marathwada, Konkan are eligible...
  • Campaign for second phase of LS polling in Maharashtra concludes 15-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Mumbai: Campaign for the second phase of polling in Maharashtra where nearly 3.25 crore voters will be sealing the fate of 358 candidates including stalwarts like Union Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, ex-Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and BJP leader Gopinath Munde, came to an end on Tuesday. About 3,24,27,558 electorate in 19...
  • Maharashtra: 3.18 crore voters to decide fate of 338 candidates on April 24 15-04-2014 04:21 PM

    As many as 3.18 crore voters will exercise their franchise in Maharashtra on April 24 on 19 Lok Sabha seats to determine the fate of 338 candidates including biggies like Chhagan Bhujbal and Milind Deora during third phase of polling. Out of the 338 candidates in the electoral fray, 149...
  • NCP rebels vow to defeat Congress in Konkan 14-04-2014 04:43 PM

    Ratnagiri: Rebel NCP district workers led by legislator Deepak Kesarkar on Monday decided to vote for the Shiv Sena and defeat Congress candidate Nilesh Rane from the Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Lok Sabha constituency in Konkan region. Kesarkar made the announcement in Sawantwadi at a meeting of over 1,500 party workers, a day...
  • Chavan credits Pawar for Congress-NCP's 'cohesive' poll campaign 14-04-2014 03:52 PM

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday credited NCP chief Sharad Pawar for the Congress-NCP's "cohesive and united" poll campaign and expressed confidence that the ruling alliance will better its tally of 25 seats in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. "I think the credit must be given to Pawar and...
  • Pawar's dig at Modi, someone is 'dreaming' of becoming Hitler 13-04-2014 11:20 PM

    New Delhi: NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on Sunday stepped up his attack on Narendra Modi, saying the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate is "dreaming" of becoming Hitler and asked people to foil his "attempt" in the Lok Sabha polls. "Someone is dreaming to become Hitler in this country. We shouldn't allow...
  • Pawar sacks NCP leader on refusal to campaign for Nilesh Rane 13-04-2014 06:55 PM

    Sindhudurg: Cracking the whip, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday removed the district unit president Bala Bhise for defying the party diktat to campaign for Congress candidate from Sindhudurg-Ratnagiri constituency Nilesh Rane and put sitting MLA Deepak Kesarkar on notice. Pawar announced his decision to replace Bhise with Victor Danteus...
  • 116 candidates in fray for six Mumbai LS seats 13-04-2014 06:52 PM

    All six constituencies in Mumbai which go to polls on April 24 are set to witness either triangular or four-cornered contests with Congress-NCP going all out to retain their bastions against the opposition onslaught banking on a "Modi wave". As many as 116 candidates are in fray for the six...
  • Maharashtra phase-II poll: 358 candidates in fray for 19 seats 13-04-2014 12:12 PM

    Nearly 3.25 crore voters are expected to decide the fate of 358 candidates, including Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, in 19 constituencies during the second phase of Lok Sabha election in Maharashtra on April 17. Ten constituencies of Vidarbha...
  • Phase 4 of LS polls on Saturday; to cover 7 seats in four states 11-04-2014 05:03 PM

    The fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections will take place on Saturday covering seven constituencies in four states where over half-a-crore voters will decide the fate of 74 candidates. While the first phase of the nine phased electoral battle took place on April 7, the polling for the third phase...
  • MPs rating: Supriya Sule scores 6.4 out of 10 in performance 11-04-2014 08:34 AM

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule, first time sitting MP from Baramati in Maharashtra, scored 6.4 out of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. She scored 5.6 on accessibility and 6.6 on 10 for trustworthiness. She scored 6.6 for...
  • Lok Sabha poll: 56 per cent polling in ten LS seats in Maharashtra till 5 pm 10-04-2014 09:32 AM

    Nagpur: About 56 per cent voting was reported in the ten Lok Sabha constituencies of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra till 5 pm on Thursday, Election Commission sources said. The percentage is likely to go up as the polling was scheduled to end at 6 pm. The constituency-wise percentages till 5...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 26 pc voting registered in Lakshadweep islands 10-04-2014 07:48 AM

    Kavaratti: Around 26.19 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 11 am for the Lakshadweep Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday. There are 44 polling booths in the Island territory comprising 27 islands, of which only 10 are inhabited, including the headquarters island of Kavaratti. Six contestants are in the fray...