SONI SORI

  • BJP sweeps 10 seats in Chhattisgarh, Ajit Jogi loses May 16, 2014

    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...
  • SMTM: Soni Sori one of the poorest candidates with just Rs 1.9 lakh May 2, 2014

    An adivasi school teacher and Aam Aadmi Party leader from from Bastar, Soni Sori has Rs 95,000 in hand collected through donations made for the party. She has Rs 1 lakh as fixed deposit in the bank. She has no vehicles, jewellery or property in her name. She is among...
  • AAP's Soni Sori wears party cap while casting her vote, booked April 11, 2014

    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 reply...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Chhattisgarh records 47 per cent voter turnout April 10, 2014

    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 booths,...
  • Bastar to vote in the face of threat from Maoists April 9, 2014

    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 polling...
  • LS polls: AAP candidate Soni Sori's manifesto is an affidavit April 5, 2014

    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 manifesto, Sori...
  • AAP releases sixth list of LS candidates, Shazia Ilmi gets Ghaziabad ticket March 15, 2014

    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 in...
  • Atrocities in jails forced me to join politics: Soni Sori February 18, 2014

    She never thought of joining politics. But 38yearold 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 to...
  • Supreme Court grants permanent bail to Chhattisgarh teacher Soni Sori February 7, 2014

    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 middleaged woman, was arrested in October 2011 on charges of helping the Maoists get 'protection money' from steel giant Essar. Her case came...
  • Supreme Court clears bail for Soni Sori, nephew November 12, 2013

    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 a...
  • Soni Sori, accused of Naxal links, gets bail by SC November 12, 2013

    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...
  • SC orders transfer of activist Soni Sori from Raipur jail January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the transfer of Chhattisgarh human rights activist and school teacher Soni Sori from the Raipur Central Jail to Jagdalpur Jail. Sori had complained of sexual harassment from jail officials at the Raipur prison. Sori, in police custody since October 2011, was arrested on...
  • Rape cases we forgot: Soni Sori, a prisoner of conscience January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: As the outrage over the brutal gangrape and subsequent death of the 23yearold medical student has galvanised a nation with questionable gender parity, it is difficult to place the story of Soni Sori, the young tribal teacher from Chhattisgarh, in the ongoing introspection and legislation against sexual violence....
  • Is Soni Sori a Maoist or a teacher? October 19, 2011

    Dantewada: What is the identity of Soni Sori, who has been for allegedly being a Maoist leader? In an exclusive report, CNNIBN 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...