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  • UPA government badly steeped in corruption, SP, BSP backing it: Rajnath 23-04-2014 08:15 AM

    BJP on Tuesday lashed out at SP and BSP for supporting UPA government at the Centre, despite knowing fully well that it was "badly steeped" in corruption. BJP President Rajnath Singh told an election meeting at Mainpuri that SP and BSP accuse each other during elections in Uttar Pradesh, but...
  • UPA made some mistakes during its 10 years tenure, says Rahul Gandhi 22-04-2014 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accepted that the party-led United Progressive Alliance has made some mistakes during its 10 years regime. He was, however, quick to give credit to the government for bringing various schemes. In an interview to TV18's ETV Rahul said, "I also accept...
  • VK Singh fumes as UPA proposes Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag for Army chief 22-04-2014 01:50 PM

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief and BJP's Ghaziabad candidate General VK Singh on Tuesday hit out at the UPA government, accusing it of violating democratic norms by pushing the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Suhag as the next Army Chief. General Singh has asked for another enquiry on an alleged...
  • UPA will hold together even in defeat, says Sharad Pawar 22-04-2014 01:14 PM

    Voicing confidence about UPA III returning to power after Lok Sabha elections, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said it will hold together even in defeat and Congress will revive after the setback. "Firstly, I don't think UPA III will not be there after the polls, not on Congress' strength alone...
  • Sonia suffers mild asthma attack, to resume campaigning soon 21-04-2014 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi cancelled her Maharashtra tour, citing health reasons, sources told CNN-IBN that she had a minor asthma attack. The UPA chairperson is likely to resume the campaigning soon. Sonia was scheduled to address three election rallies in Maharashtra on Sunday in Dhule,...
  • Election Mania: What's at stake?

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    If you're sitting here in India, you can't be oblivious to the election mania. We are in the middle of the 9 phases, and it's...

  • Modi takes a jibe at Gandhi family, says India has a 'RSVP' model 20-04-2014 03:43 PM

    BJPs prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday fired fresh salvos at the Congress, terming the UPA a 'mother-son' government and raking up the alleged land deals of Robert Vadra by saying that the country wants to know about the RSVP (Rahul, Sonia, Vadra, Priyanka) model. Hinting at the allegations...
  • LS polls: Those opposing Modi will have to go to Pakistan, says Giriraj Singh 19-04-2014 06:44 PM

    Bihar's BJP leader Giriraj Singh has stirred up a controversy saying that those opposing the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would have to go to Pakistan after the Lok Sabha elections. "Those opposing Narendra Modi are looking at Pakistan, and such people will have a place in Pakistan and...
  • Centre deliberately suppressing Census figures, says Harsh Vardhan 18-04-2014 08:30 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday accused the Congress-led UPA Government of deliberately not releasing Census figures as it was afraid that poor economic condition of the Muslim community under its rule would be exposed. Delhi BJP president Harsh Vardhan said that the Census process was completed in 2011 and it...
  • LS polls: 20 Rajasthan seats record 63.25 per cent voter turnout in first phase 17-04-2014 06:44 PM

    58.70per cent voters in Rajasthan's 20 Lok Sabha constituencies casted their ballots on Thursday, with people turning up early at the polling booths before the sun began to beat down on them. The polling was majorly peaceful and brisk polling was witnessed in Rajasthan withBarmer recording 65.66 per cent voter...
  • Centre fooling people on one rank, one pension: VK Singh 16-04-2014 11:34 PM

    Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Wednesday alleged that the UPA government at the Centre was "befooling" the ex-servicemen as the issue of "one rank, one pension" was still alive. "The Congress was in the habit of telling lies and had done nothing concrete," Singh told reporters in Hamirpur,...
  • Poll results pre-decided due to 10 years of bad governance, says Advani 16-04-2014 05:29 PM

    Veteran BJP leader L K Advani on Wednesday said the results of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections are pre-decided because of ten years of UPA's bad governance and corruption. "In every election there are two adversaries, but it is not so this time. People have made up their mind after...
  • Beheaded soldier's family hits out at UPA, SP; says will vote for BJP 16-04-2014 08:30 AM

    Mathura: In the election season, the disgruntled family of beheaded Indian soldier Hemraj Singh has hit out at the Central and the Uttar Pradesh government, blaming them for making promises and not keeping them. The family now says that it will vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party this time. It's...
  • PM's daughter hits out at Baru, says he betrayed Manmohan Singh 15-04-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's family has come out strongly against his former media advisor Sanjaya Baru for his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. Singh's eldest daughter, historian Upinder Singh, has lashed out at Baru saying he betrayed the PM. She told national daily 'The Indian Express', "We are...
  • Sonia attempts damage control with an emotional appeal, attacks BJP 15-04-2014 07:41 AM

    New Delhi: With the Congress looking down and out, party President Sonia Gandhi has now made an emotional appeal to the country through a televised advertising campaign. Sonia has launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying that the battle for 2014 is the fight to preserve and...
  • UPA government worked for minorities: Sonia Gandhi 14-04-2014 11:51 PM

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the UPA government has done a good job in uplifting the living conditions of the minorities. "We have formulated policies to provide higher education to youth, especially the girls, by giving them scholarships under the Maulana Azad Foundation," she said while addressing an...
  • Manmohan Singh's image hits a new low after 2 tell-all books on him 14-04-2014 10:30 PM

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's 10-year tenure comes to an end, two tell-all books by former bureaucrats have delivered another strong blow to his already battered image. While the PM's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's book claims that his decisions were monitored and dictated by Congress President Sonia...
  • Has Sonia Gandhi undermined the Office of the Prime Minister? 14-04-2014 09:55 PM

    As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's 10-year tenure comes to an end, two tell-all books by former bureaucrats have delivered another strong blow to his already battered image. While the PM's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's book claims that his decisions were monitored and dictated by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former...
  • Murli Manohar Joshi denies rift with Narendra Modi 14-04-2014 05:18 PM

    Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Monday sought to dismiss reports that described him as saying there was no Modi wave in the country, and denied there were any differences between Modi and him. "There is nothing like differences between me and (Narendra) Modi. He is the party's most...
  • Manmohan Singh was like Bheeshma, not Dhritarashtra, says Sanjaya Baru 14-04-2014 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: The controversy created by Sanjaya Baru and his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' refuse to die out. On Monday, the Prime Minister's ex-media advisor sought to soften the blow he had dealt to the Prime Minister's Office. "The PM tried his best given his political limitations. He was...
  • Any government better than the present one should come to power: Lata 13-04-2014 09:11 PM

    Taking a dig at the UPA government, veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar said that any government better than the present one should come to power. ...
  • Sonia has no love for sadhus, saints in her genes: Ramdev 13-04-2014 08:40 PM

    Pune: Yoga guru Ramdev, who has pledged his support to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, on Sunday claimed Congress President Sonia Gandhi has no love for "sadhus and saints" of India. "...In her genes there is no love for sadhus and saints," he told reporters in Pune. Stating that...
  • Talk of empowering people hollow when PM left powerless: BJP 13-04-2014 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday ridiculed Rahul Gandhi's comments that he believed in empowering people and fighting graft, saying his claims sound hollow as he and his mother Sonia Gandhi had even "snatched" away the powers of the Prime Minister while several scams took place during the UPA rule. Accusing...
  • DMK lost opportunity to win LS poll by moving out of UPA: Chidambaram 13-04-2014 11:31 AM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that MK Karunanidhi's DMK has lost an opportunity to win the Lok Sabha elections by breaking ties with the Congress party. He said the Congress, DMK alliance in the state could have won polls. The DMK, which walked out of the UPA in...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge on track in Karnataka 12-04-2014 02:27 PM

    In this backward northern region of Karnataka, the Congress is hopeful of bucking the anti-incumbency trend haunting its UPA government by riding on the fortunes of Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, contesting again from this reserved (SC) constituency in the April 17 Lok Sabha elections. As the largest and bustling district...
  • Still doing his duty, Sanjaya Baru 12-04-2014 01:47 PM

    At the very outset, in his already dust-kicking book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', Sanjaya Baru says that he did not share its contents with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prior to publication. Therefore, he argues, it placed an extra weight of responsibility on him to present an 'honest account' of his...
  • People will vote for continuity: Congress 10-04-2014 11:50 PM

    Congress on Thursday expressed confidence that the electorate would "vote for continuity" even as the third phase of Lok Sabha elections concluded recording a high turn out. Party spokesperson Manish Tewari, however, refused to hazard a guess as to the number of seats Congress could win in this phase which...
  • India doesn't need 'deaf-dumb' government run by remote control: Narendra Modi 10-04-2014 08:06 PM

    Narendra Modi on Thursday denounced the Congress-led UPA government as a handicapped regime run by remote control and said the country does not need another one like it. "The country does not want a deaf and dumb, handicapped government, run by remote control, at the Centre. The country wants a...
  • Save India from UPA's black magicians, says Narendra Modi 10-04-2014 06:29 PM

    India was "afraid" of the black magic seen during the UPA's 10-year rule, Narendra Modi said Thursday, returning Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's sarcastic remark that some opposition leaders were selling dreams as if they would "change everything in one day with a magic wand". "Madam Soniaji, India is not afraid...
  • People fed up with UPA, it failed on all fronts: Arjun Munda 10-04-2014 12:15 AM

    Former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday said a strong wave was sweeping across the country for change in favour of the BJP as well as its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Munda, after inspecting the preparations at the venue of a public meeting to be addressed by the...