Poll Campaign

  • Lok Sabha polls: Earthen pots a new medium for election awareness 05-04-2014 06:10 PM

    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...
  • RSS admits to its role in BJP's campaign for LS polls 02-04-2014 05:30 PM

    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 28-03-2014 07:22 PM

    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...
  • EC likely to issue notice to TMC actor candidate Dev over 'rape' comments 25-03-2014 06:09 PM

    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...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 24-03-2014 10:33 AM

    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 08-03-2014 03:30 PM

    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...
  • Political parties hire private helicopters in advance for poll campaigning 05-03-2014 02:53 PM

    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...
  • Jayalalithaa to launch poll campaign on Monday 02-03-2014 02:44 PM

    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...
  • TN: Jayalalithaa to begin LS poll campaign from Kanchipuram 24-02-2014 02:51 PM

    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,...
  • Rahul looks to Indira, Rajiv on campaign trail 23-10-2013 11:11 PM

    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 07-10-2013 10:28 PM

    Jaipur: The Election Commission has formed a joint cell with police, including Anti-Terrorist Squad, to check objectionable SMSes during electioneering for December 1 Assembly polls in Rajasthan. The Chief Election Office, Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Rajasthan police department have formed the cell to deal with...
  • Narendra Modi to address BJP spokespersons on social media 16-08-2013 09:40 PM

    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 office-bearers in Delhi on Saturday and guide them on how to handle the propaganda ahead of next Lok Sabha elections. Modi,...
  • Karnataka polls: BJP to launch its poll campaign today 19-04-2013 12:09 PM

    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 high-pitch campaign for the May 5 assembly polls,...
  • 'Team Anna's poll campaign won't have impact in UP' 03-01-2012 05:49 AM

    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 24-03-2011 07:23 AM

    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...
  • Kolkata: CPM to spend big on poll campaign 13-02-2011 09:37 AM

    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...
  • K’taka politicians woo voters in parks, places of worship 06-05-2008 03:12 PM

    Wellington: Key South African batsman Hashim Amla is unlikely to take any further part in the third Test against New Zealand after having emergency surgery on his groin area. The top-order batsman was in extreme discomfort after being struck by a delivery from fast bowler Chris Martin on the opening...
  • Finally, Vajpayee steps in to woo voters for Modi 13-12-2007 07:45 PM

    Bangalore: Australia vice-captain Michael Clarke believes recent strong form in one-day games had the team in prime position to win a fourth straight World Cup. Clarke said Saturday that Australia had "been playing some really good cricket" and if it could continue the form, it could "have a really good...
  • BJP poll campaign to start on Sunday 24-03-2007 10:39 PM

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