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  • LS polls: EC allows Modi's aide Amit Shah to resume campaign in UP 17-04-2014 11:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday allowed BJP Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah to resume campaign in the state following his undertaking that he will not disturb public order and tranquility. The Election Commission on Wednesday censured Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah for making controversial remarks during campaigning....
  • Even best bowlers bowl a no-ball: Amit Shah on EC ruling 16-04-2014 11:54 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's close aide and BJP leader Amit Shah on Wednesday agreed to abide by the Election Commission's decision of censuring him for violation of the Model Code of Conduct and compared himself with the "best bowler" who also bowls a no-ball. "The intention in my speeches was...
  • EC working as per Congress's directives, will move court: Azam Khan 13-04-2014 02:55 PM

    Rampur: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who has two FIRs filed against him for the alleged hate speech delivered by him at two different occasions alleged that the Election Commission was working as per the directives of the Congress. Khan who has been banned by the EC from holding...
  • Exhorted voters to express angst through ballot: Amit Shah to EC 13-04-2014 01:58 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah on Saturday said to the Election Commission that his 'revenge remark' has been taken out of the proportion. In his reply to the EC's notice, Shah said that he only exhorted voters to express their angst through the ballot and...
  • Amit Shah to reply to EC notice on revenge speech today 12-04-2014 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah is likely to respond to the Election Commission's notice on revenge speech on Saturday. The Commission had on Monday issued a notice to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close aide for violating the model code of conduct for the...
  • EC cracks the whip, FIR registered against Azam Khan, Amit Shah for hate speeches 11-04-2014 08:34 PM

    In a major development in terms of the Lok Sabha polls, FIRs have been registered against BJP leader Amit Shah and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan after the Election Commission of India (ECI) banned them from holding public meetings and rallies and asked the concerned authorities to register FIRs against...
  • EC gives 24 more hours to Amit Shah to reply on revenge speech 11-04-2014 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday extended the deadline given to BJP's Uttar Padesh in-charge Amit Shah by 24 hours to reply on his revenge speech. The Commission had on Monday issued a notice to Narendra Modi's close aide for violating the model code of conduct after his "revenge"...
  • Amit Shah's petition challenging FIRs dismissed as withdrawn 10-04-2014 03:27 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed as withdrawn BJP leader Amit Shah's petition challenging the FIRs lodged against him in UP for alleged hate speeches after he stated that he wanted to reply to the EC notice in the matter. A division bench comprising justices Arun Tandon and Satish...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 09-04-2014 10:55 PM

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  • From Amit Shah to Azam Khan: Is vote bank politics creating a dangerous communal divide? 09-04-2014 10:27 PM

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...
  • EC to scan Mamata's poll speeches 09-04-2014 07:57 PM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday asked for the CDs of all election meetings of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee in which she attacked the poll panel. The directive to the state's Chief Electoral Officer, Sunil Gupta, came barely a day after the state government reluctantly agreed to abide by the...
  • CJ Youngistan: What do young voters think about contemporary political speeches? 07-04-2014 09:38 AM

    Are political speeches successful in influencing youth vote? Watch these hilarious reactions by young voters. ...
  • Guj Cong minority chief calls Modi a 'rogue' 07-04-2014 07:45 AM

    Ahmedabad: Joining the slugfest by his party colleagues against Narendra Modi, Gujarat Congress Minority Cell President Khurshid Syed called him a "rogue", to which BJP has threatened to approach the Election Commission. "Earlier in 2009, LK Advani had dreamt of becoming the Prime Minister of the country. His dreams could...
  • LS polls: Another case against Amit Shah in Shamli for his revenge remark 06-04-2014 11:29 PM

    A case was registered on Sunday in Shamli in the district against BJP general secretary Amit Shah for allegedly inciting the public through his controversial "revenge" remark during an election rally. He was booked under section 125 of the People's Representation Act (promoting enmity between different classes), District Magistrate N...
  • EC seeks tape of BJP leader Amit Shah making the 'vote for revenge' remark 06-04-2014 09:09 AM

    New Delhi: Two days after the BJP leader Amit Shah stirred up a hornet's nest with his 'vote for revenge' remark, the Election Commission on Sunday asked for a tape showing the leader making the statement. Amit Shah, key Narendra Modi aide and BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge was in Muzaffarnagar...
  • LS polls: Amit Shah urges voters to vote BJP for revenge 05-04-2014 07:18 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah has appealed to the electorate to take revenge by voting in favour of his party candidates in the the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While addressing a rally at a riot-hit Jat village near Muzzafarnagar, the close aide of BJP's prime ministerial candidate...
  • Imran Masood gets an edge over rivals in Saharanpur with his anti-Modi rant 05-04-2014 08:45 AM

    Saharanpur: Positive publicity or negative publicity, it sure grabs eyeballs. At the moment, the person who seems to be cashing in on all the limelight he received for his remarks on Narendra Modi is Imran Masood. The Congress candidate from Saharanpur who was arrested for a hate speech against the...
  • A billion votes: Should parties act against leaders for hate speeches? 02-04-2014 08:37 PM

    With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, the candidates are calling each other with different names and the Indian politics hitting an all time low. Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma called BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi a RSS goon and SP leader Azam Khan has called him a dog's...
  • Congress candidate Imran Masood who threatened to kill Modi gets bail 02-04-2014 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress candidate from Saharanpur Imran Masood was granted bail on Wednesday. Masood was booked for a hate speech against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He had threatened to chop Modi into pieces. Masood, however, claimed that the video was old and refused to apologise. "I will...
  • Varun Gandhi appeals for Hindu-Muslim harmony 02-04-2014 08:26 AM

    New Delhi: BJP candidate from Sultanpur Varun Gandhi, who was once arrested in a hate speech case, has appealed for harmony between Hindu and Muslims saying the time has come for a new brand of politics. "I appeal for a new kind of politics this election season. As a BJP...
  • 2014 battle gets vitriolic with 'chop Modi', 'Sonia Tarka' remarks 31-03-2014 08:38 AM

    Saharanpur: The battle for 2014 is getting more vitriolic by the day. After Saharanpur Congress candidate Imran Masood, another leader from western Uttar Pradesh, Nahid Hassan from the Samajwadi Party, has made derogatory remarks against Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and BSP chief Mayawati. Barely 24 hours...
  • BJP MLA says Sonia and Rahul should be stripped, sent back to Italy, apologises 31-03-2014 08:15 AM

    New Delhi: Politicians are continuing to seek mileage out of personal attacks and hate speeches this election season. After Congress candidate Imran Masood's death threats to BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi, now a BJP MLA has hit out at the Gandhi family. BJP MLA Heeralal Regar, while addressing workers in...
  • Rahul raps party candidate Imran Masood for hate speech against Modi 29-03-2014 06:12 PM

    Saharanpur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has criticised his party's Saharanpur candidate Imran Masood who threatened to kill BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. Rahul's comments come on a day when Masood was sent to 14-day judicial custody for hate speech. Rahul asking his party workers to abstain from making...
  • Congress's Imran Masood arrested for 'chop Modi into pieces' speech 29-03-2014 07:18 AM

    New Delhi: A day after a video of Saharanpur Congress candidate Imran Masood's hate speech surfaced, he has been arrested. Masood was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on the intervening night of March 28 and 29 from Saharanpur after he was seen threatening to chop Bharatiya Janata Party Prime...
  • Has the law failed to check hate speech? 28-03-2014 11:51 PM

    Congress's Saharanpur Congress candidate Imran Masood, who was seen threatening to kill Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi remains defiant even as a case has been registered against him. ...
  • After threat to kill Modi, Imran Masood says will apologise if Modi apologises for 2002 riots 28-03-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: Saharanpur Congress candidate Imran Masood, who was seen threatening to kill Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, remains defiant even as a case has been registered against him. Speaking to IBN7, Masood said that he will apologise only if Modi apologises for the 2002 Gujarat riots....
  • Saharanpur Congress candidate threatens to chop Modi into pieces 28-03-2014 10:12 AM

    New Delhi: In what could be a huge embarrassment for the Congress in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections, party's Saharanpur candidate Imran Masood has threatened to kill Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. A video has surfaced showing Masood addressing a gathering and claiming to...
  • SC asks Law Commission to frame guidelines on hate speeches 12-03-2014 11:41 AM

    New Delhi: Refusing to go into the details what constitutes to be considered hate speeches, the Supreme Court has referred the matter to the Law Commission of India to look into the question of hate speeches. In 2013, there was a petition by the Pravasi Bharti Sangathan in the apex...
  • SC dismisses plea seeking a curb on hate speeches 03-03-2014 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking a curb on hate speeches made by politicians. The PIL, filed by ML Sharma sought the top court's intervention in giving a direction to the Election Commission to curb hate speeches. Dismissing the plea, the Supreme Court said it...
  • Sachin Tendulkar tells how he prepared his emotional farewell speech 03-03-2014 10:34 AM

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar's emotional farewell speech left many wiping their tears, but the master said that his only preparation for the stirring address was to remember the "important" names he wanted to mention. The long speech, which delivered after his final Test in Mumbai last year, was lauded by one...