Poll Campaign

  • Kejriwal's family, BJP leaders will have to leave Varanasi tomorrow May 9, 2014

    Arvind Kejriwal's family, BJP leaders Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley and others involved in campaign but not having voting rights in the city will have to leave the constituency after canvassing ends on Thursday evening in accordance with rules, officials made it clear on Friday. Aam Aadmi Party's Amethi candidate Kumar...
  • Parties go green in Surguja, dump plastic in poll campaigning April 22, 2014

    In a rare example in otherwise high-decibel technology-driven campaign, electioneering in tribal-dominated Surguja constituency in Chhattisgarh stood out because of political parties dumping plastic in a concern to environment. Almost all parties in the fray in this scenic constituency unanimously avoided the use of plastic during the campaign and instead used...
  • Campaigning for Rajasthan's second phase polling ends April 22, 2014

    Campaigning for Rajasthan's second and final phase of polling for five Lok Sabha seats on April 24 ended today at 6 PM. Polling for the second phase in five Lok Sabha constituencies; Dausa, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, and Tonk-Swaimadhopur would begin on April 24 from 7 am to 6 pm, an election official said here. Poll rallies,...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Earthen pots a new medium for election awareness April 5, 2014

    Earthen water pots are the new medium for election awareness in this high-stakes constituency as the poll machinery has roped in artisans to make ubiquitous pots with slogans to attract voters in far-flung areas. 'Matkis' made out of clay are used at a mass level to keep water cool in this...
  • RSS admits to its role in BJP's campaign for LS polls April 2, 2014

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has admitted to its role in the Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for Lok Sabha polls saying, "Unlike other elections, the RSS is working overtime for these elections." ...
  • Unidentified person attacks Arvind Kejriwal during rally in Haryana March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, who is on a campaign trail in Haryana, was allegedly attacked by an unidentified person on Friday evening. The attacker tried to assault Kejriwal while he was campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections in Haryana's CharkhI Dadri. The man was caught by the AAP supporters...
  • EC likely to issue notice to TMC actor candidate Dev over 'rape' comments March 25, 2014

    The Election Commission is likely to issue a notice to Bengali cine star Deepak Adhikari, alias Dev, a Trinamool Congress candidate from West Bengal, for his controversial comments on comparing poll campaign with rape. This was conveyed to a joint delegation of several women's organisations, who met Election Commissioner H S...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show March 24, 2014

    In this episode, we get you all the buzz and activity in the run up to the crucial Lok Sabha polls. Plus, CJ voices from across the country on issues that matter to them this election season. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi to start Lok Sabha election campaign from March 10 March 9, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will begin Lok Sabha campaign for the party in Rajasthan on March 10 with a public meeting in Deoli town of Tonk district. He would also go to Kolayat tehsil in Bikaner district on the same day to interact with labourers, PCC spokesperson Archana Sharma said...
  • Political parties hire private helicopters in advance for poll campaigning March 5, 2014

    Politicians in Bihar on Wednesday began their campaign to woo voters for the April-May Lok Sabha election by taking a helicopter ride to various public meetings in the state. Senior Janata Dal (United) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar left Patna on Wednesday in a private helicopter for Bagaha in...
  • Jayalalithaa to launch poll campaign on Monday March 2, 2014

    Chennai: Having stolen a march by announcing her party candidates well ahead of Lok Sabha elections, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will launch her whirlwind campaign on Monday from the temple and silk district of Kancheepuram. Even as her major rivals DMK, DMDK and BJP are still scouting...
  • TN: Jayalalithaa to begin LS poll campaign from Kanchipuram February 24, 2014

    AIADMK on Monday announced that party general secretary and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa would begin the election campaign for Lok Sabha polls on March 3 from Kanchipuram, about 70 km from Chennai. The "whirlwind" first phase of the campaign would cover several regions of Tamil Nadu, including Nagapattinam, Kanyakumari and Chidambaram, an...
  • Rahul looks to Indira, Rajiv on campaign trail October 23, 2013

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi began his rallies with an yet another emotional pitch, narrating the stories of his childhood, assassinations of his grandmother Indira Gandhi and father Rajiv Gandhi while expressing fears that he too may meet a similar fate one day. ...
  • EC sets up cell to deal with objectionable SMSes during polls October 7, 2013

    Jaipur: The Election Commission has formed a joint cell with police, including AntiTerrorist Squad, to check objectionable SMSes during electioneering for December 1 Assembly polls in Rajasthan. The Chief Election Office, AntiTerrorist Squad (ATS) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Rajasthan police department have formed the cell to deal with the...
  • Narendra Modi to address BJP spokespersons on social media August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and other top central leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party will address a conclave of the party's spokespersons, panelists and media cell officebearers in Delhi on Saturday and guide them on how to handle the propaganda ahead of next Lok Sabha elections. Modi, who...
  • Karnataka polls: BJP to launch its poll campaign today April 19, 2013

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will on Friday officially launch it's poll campaign and release it's poll manifesto for the Karnataka Assembly election, which will be held on May 5. The ruling party in the state is set to unleash a highpitch campaign for the May 5 assembly polls,...
  • Kanpur gears up for high profile poll rallies February 16, 2012

    Kanpur: The local administration is scurrying to put up the paraphernalia for two high profile election rallies by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati in Kanpur on Friday. Officials hope that the events on Friday would go on smoothly without any hiccups. Top leaders like SP's...
  • 'Team Anna's poll campaign won't have impact in UP' January 3, 2012

    Allahabad: Lashing out at Team Anna for its anti-Congress propaganda, UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Monday asserted that Anna Hazare's decision to campaign against the party in poll-bound states will not have much impact in Uttar Pradesh. "I wish speedy recovery to Anna Hazare whom we consider an honourable...
  • DMK starts campaign, laptops for all students May 18, 2011

    New Delhi: DMK patriarch and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Thursday filed his nomination for the April 13 Assembly polls from Tiruvarur, his native town. Karunanidhi kickstarted his election campaign on Wednesday promising freebies and this time he's targetting young students. Combating the stain of corruption with a promise...
  • Kolkata: CPM to spend big on poll campaign February 13, 2011

    Kolkata: When the stakes are high, let the cash flow. That seems to be the mantra of West Bengal's beleaguered Left Front government barely a few months before highly anticipated state elections. The ruling Leftists have unleashed a high-voltage media campaign, already spending more than 30 crore rupees of public money...
  • Friends turn foes? JDU blames BJP for NDA's poll debacle May 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Trouble seems to be brewing in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) after its poll debacle. The BJP's largest alliance partner, the JD(U), has for the first time publicly accused it of mishandling the election campaign. The meeting was attended by JD(U) president and NDA acting-convener Sharad Yadav, Bihar Chief...
  • Face the Elections: Sonia, as Indian as a Gandhi? April 7, 2009

    Congress President and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Monday filed her nomination for Lok Sabha lections from Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. Even though Sonia Gandhi is one of the most powerful political leaders in the country today, she is not in the race for prime ministership. She...
  • No India Shining, BJP ads play it safe on content March 26, 2009

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is fine-tuning its own anthem to take on the Congress' Jai Ho… jingle. Having burnt its fingers once in 2004 with the India Shining campaign, the saffron brigade is being extra cautious. The BJP poll-advertisement jingles draws on veteran BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s legacy. The...
  • Sonia begins poll campaign in Karnataka, targets BJP March 23, 2009

    Davangere (Karnataka): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday launched her party's campaign for the General Elections from Davangere, Karnataka. Sonia targeted the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and promised "development and growth". "You have to decide what politics you want; on the one hand you have the Congress which has led...
  • CPI (M) using police for poll campaign: Mani March 20, 2009

    Kottayam Kerala Congress Leader K M Mani and other UDF leaders on Tuesday charged the CPI(M) was using police for the election campaign of its candidate. Presenting a Kerala Police Association notice on formation of the reception committee of its 26th State Conference to be held in May, the UDF leaders charged Mr...
  • K’taka politicians woo voters in parks, places of worship May 6, 2008

    Bangalore: The changing Bangalore landscape, with single-storey houses making way for high rise apartment blocks, is forcing assembly poll contestants to seek new ways of reaching the voters. Neighbourhood parks have become the first port of call in the morning for the candidates as hundreds of people gather there for a...
  • Finally, Vajpayee steps in to woo voters for Modi December 13, 2007

    Ahmedabad: With questions raised over his 'silence' on Gujarat, local newspapers came out with an advertisement in which former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee sought votes for the return of the Narendra Modi in the elections. The advertisement came just a day ahead of the close of the campaign tomorrow for...
  • BJP poll campaign to start on Sunday June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The BJP is all set to kick off its campaign for the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday with simultaneous rallies at several key locations like Kanpur, Agra, Jhansi and Varanasi. While former prime minister and senior party leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee was scheduled to launch the campaign...