Vote Bank

  • 'Those with blood on their hands should not speak about the country' 11-04-2014 05:52 PM

    Karandighi: Targeting Narendra Modi who has accused her of vote bank politics, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday alleged that those who had blood on their hands should not talk about the country. "It does not behove well to talk about the country for those who have blood on...
  • 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...
  • SP, BJP responsible for Muzaffarnagar riots, says Ajit Singh 07-04-2014 08:12 AM

    Slamming BJP and Samajwadi Party, RLD chief Ajit Singh on Sunday held both parties responsible for the Muzaffarnagar riots. "BJP and SP have got communal riots done in Muzaffarnagar for the sake of vote bank politics. We have to prevent Narendra Modi from becoming Prime Minister of this country," RLD...
  • Open Mike: Will vote bank politics further widen communal divide? 26-03-2014 11:16 PM

    After the communal riots in 2013, the importance of the Lok Sabha elections in Muzaffarnagar is very high. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Muzaffarnagar to find out the views of its residents on vote bank politics. ...
  • Will BJP benefit from divided Muslim votes in Moradabad? 24-03-2014 05:40 PM

    A five-cornered contest in the Muslim-predominant western Uttar Pradesh district of Moradabad has made it tough for pollsters to guess which way the wind blows. Moradabad district, home to the famous brassware artisans whose dazzling craftsmanship is much sought after at home and abroad, was till recently also well known...
  • Embarrassment for Chiranjeevi, brother Pawan Kalyan to launch his party today 14-03-2014 12:19 PM

    Hyderabad: Brother of the Congress leader and film star Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, himself a star, will be launching his new political party, Janasena on Friday in Hyderabad. It is being seen as an embarrassment for Chiranjeevi as Pawan may eat into the veteran actor's vote bank in coastal Andhra. They...
  • Arvind Kejriwal protects Delhi autodrivers who refuse to carry passengers, angers 'aam aadmi' 08-01-2014 03:44 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seems to be delivering on his populist election promises. This time to a vote bank that helped him come to power - Delhi's autorickshaw drivers. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, Kejriwal is all set to withdraw Delhi Police's power to fine autorickshaw...
  • Delhi elections: What makes AAP click with the common crowd 01-12-2013 10:43 PM

    In the past few months, the Aam Aadmi party has become a force to reckon with in the upcoming Delhi assembly elections. Polls surveys have predicted the party will fare well in the elections. ...
  • Anti-superstition bill forces responsible for Dabholkar's killing: Prithviraj Chavan 22-08-2013 03:38 PM

    Blaming opponents of the anti-superstition bill for the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said organisations behind such acts should be be isolated and their activities stopped. Amid spontaneous public outrage and grief over 69-year-old Dabholkar's killing in Pune on Tuesday, the state government on...
  • E-trip system becoming bone of contention between SAD and BJP 30-07-2013 02:00 AM

    The e-trip system introduced by Punjab government to bring transparency in transactions by traders and check tax evasion has become a bone of contention between allies SAD and BJP, which feels it might affect its vote bank in urban areas. Punjab BJP brass led by party in-charge for state affairs...
  • BJP slams Mayawati for seeking ban on RSS, VHP 15-07-2013 10:18 AM

    The BJP on Monday reacted sharply to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati's demand of banning the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP). Slamming the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for demanding the ban, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Laxmikant Bajpai said: "Mayawati is rattled...
  • 'Anna Bhagya' scheme launched; set to drain state budget with Rs 4,000 cr 10-07-2013 07:38 PM

    Bangalore: Two months into power, the Congress kept its poll sop with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launching the Anna Bhagya scheme. Although, the scheme is costing the government over rupees 4,000 crore, the government is already thinking of adding variety to its free meals. "Though we are giving out rice, there...
  • Cabinet reshuffle is an exercise in vote-bank politics: Pushpesh Pant 19-06-2013 05:48 PM

    Will the Cabinet reshuffle be able to infuse some enthusiasm into the Union government? Or have these been effected only keeping the upcoming Assembly polls in mind? Former JNU professor Pushpesh Pant joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Does Modi has that magical pull to attract...
  • Only BJP has challenged vote-bank politics: Modi 18-05-2013 10:24 PM

    Rajnandgaon: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said only BJP had challenged the prevailing vote-bank politics in the country. At a rally in Rajnandgaon, the Assembly constituency of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, Modi said before BJP came to power in December 2003, there was no growth in this...
  • Politicians must not confuse values with secularism: Modi 21-04-2013 10:40 PM

    Ahmedabad: Emphasising the need to inculcate values in youth to control social evils, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said traditional Indian value-based systems have been painted in "secular" and "non-secular" garb. Inaugurating a youth training centre of Brahma Kumaris in Ahmedabad on Sunday, Modi spoke on recent crimes against women....
  • Congress 'using' Dalits as 'vote bank': Rajnath Singh 15-04-2013 03:58 AM

    New Delhi: BJP president Rajnath Singh on Sunday hit out at Congress for doing "nothing for Dalits" in the country and "using" them as mere "vote bank". "Congress ruled the country for 54 years out of the 65 years since independence. This is not little time, but it made no...
  • It's our historical duty to make Dalits equal partners in India: Ashutosh 17-12-2012 05:36 PM

    IBN7's managing editor Ashutosh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on Quota Bill on promotions. Q. Dear Ashutosh, Why is the opposition to this only the SP and no other party. What is the reason for BJP to support this? Are they seeing this help them in 2014? Asked by:...
  • Muslims used as 'ballot papers' in polls: Modi 05-09-2011 11:33 AM

    Ahmedabad: In an apparent attack on Congress, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that vote bank politics by rulers over the last many years has ensured that the nation remained "weak" and "disintegrated". "Vote bank politics by rulers was to divide the people in India on the basis...
  • Tea tribes drifting away from Left in Bengal 17-04-2011 09:14 AM

    Jalpaiguri: As Mamata Banerjee's juggernaut rolls out, the Left seems to have hit a red-end in Jalpaiguri. It looks like the tea tribes are drifting away from the Left. Living on the brink of civilisation, these people have been through decades of neglect and deprivation. Trade-unionism and management woes have...
  • France has a votebank in Puducherry 22-04-2007 11:52 PM

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  • PM's remarks on minorities irks BJP 24-01-2007 07:44 PM

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