Soni Sori

  • BJP sweeps 10 seats in Chhattisgarh, Ajit Jogi loses 16-05-2014 07:45 AM

    New Delhi: Maintaining its dominance in Chhattisgarh, the BJP sweeped 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The Congress has maintained to get just a single seat, with its senior leader and former chief minister losing to BJP's Chandu Lal Sahu. Sahu has won the Mahasumund seat by less than...
  • AAP's Soni Sori wears party cap while casting her vote, booked 11-04-2014 08:54 AM

    AAP nominee from Bastar Lok Sabha seat, Soni Sori was on Friday slapped with a show cause notice for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by wearing her party's cap bearing its election symbol while casting her vote. "We have issued a show cause notice to Sori seeking her...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Chhattisgarh records 47 per cent voter turnout 10-04-2014 12:03 AM

    The first phase of elections on Chhattisgarh will kickstart on April 10 as the state will witness Naxal-infested Bastar constituency go to polls, where a total of eight candidates are in the fray including two women. Voting is expected to begin at 7 am. The Bastar seat has 1,797 polling...
  • Bastar to vote in the face of threat from Maoists 09-04-2014 11:54 AM

    Over 1.29 million voters of Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency, one of India's worst insurgency-hit regions, are set to exercise their franchise on Thursday in the shadow of terror and guerrillas' poll boycott. Eight candidates are in the fray in the constituency where roughly 80 percent of the total 1,797...
  • LS polls: AAP candidate Soni Sori's manifesto is an affidavit 05-04-2014 02:51 PM

    First time in history, a candidate has released the manifesto on stamp paper. AAP candidate from Bastar, Soni Sori released her manifesto on stamp paper stating , "People should use it against me and get my resignation if I fail to fulfill what I promise and stand for." In her...
  • AAP releases sixth list of LS candidates, Shazia Ilmi gets Ghaziabad ticket 15-03-2014 06:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party released its sixth list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Shazia Ilmi who had narrowly lost the Delhi Assembly elections from RK Puram will be contesting from Ghaziabad. Ilmi had earlier refused to fight elections against Congress President Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli...
  • Atrocities in jails forced me to join politics: Soni Sori 18-02-2014 08:07 PM

    She never thought of joining politics. But 38-year-old Soni Sori, brutally tortured by police in Chhattisgarh for her alleged links with Maoists, has joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in her desperate bid to change the system. Sori, keen to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Bastar, said she wants...
  • Supreme Court grants permanent bail to Chhattisgarh teacher Soni Sori 07-02-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Chhattisgarh schoolteacher Soni Sori, the Supreme Court on Thursday provided her permanent bail, saying she could visit her hometown Dantewada. Sori, a middle-aged woman, was arrested in October 2011 on charges of helping the Maoists get 'protection money' from steel giant Essar. Her...
  • Supreme Court clears bail for Soni Sori, nephew 12-11-2013 06:34 PM

    Supreme Court, on Tuesday, granted bail to Soni Sori, a tribal teacher, and journalist Lingaram Kodopi in a case lodged against them for allegedly receiving money from Essar Group on behalf of Maoists. A bench of Justices SS Nijjar and FM Ibrahim Kalifulla granted relief to the duo but imposed...
  • Soni Sori, accused of Naxal links, gets bail by SC 12-11-2013 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to Soni Sori, the tribal school teacher in Jabeli village of Dantewada. Sori was arrested in October 2011 on the charges of being a courier between the Naxals and the Essar group. Her case had come into limelight as she was...
  • Is Soni Sori a Maoist or a teacher? 19-10-2011 06:28 PM

    Dantewada: What is the identity of Soni Sori, who has been for allegedly being a Maoist leader? In an exclusive report, CNN-IBN travels to the conflict zone in Dantewada to track the family of Soni Sori. The report tries to find out the Soni Sori's real identity. Is Soni Sori...