Aamir Khan, Virat Kohli likely to be appointed as 'national icons' by EC
: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and cricketer Virat Kohli may be appointed by the Election Commission as "national icons" who will encourage more and more people to vote in the General Elections.
2014-03-11 02:16:06 pm...Prakash Ambedkar’s offer of an alliance rejected by AAP
: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday rejected the offer of Maharashtra Democratic Front (MDF) led by Prakash Ambedkar to form an alliance. The MDF sent a letter to AAP on March 6 regarding the alliance.
2014-03-11 02:12:21 pm... 8 seats given to RLD in UP by Congress
: The Congress on Monday nearly left a major part of western Uttar Pradesh to allies by giving eight seats to Ajit Singh’s RLD and three to Mahan Dal of Keshav Maurya for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
2014-03-11 02:03:09 pm...BJP requests to change poll date in Karnataka
: The Karnataka unit of the BJP has requested the Election Commission (EC) to change polling date in the state. The party fears that a series of holidays will affect the voter turnout. The BJP wants the polls to be rescheduled from April 17 to April 22 or 23.
2014-03-11 01:57:44 pm...Bihar minister likely to join LJP or BJP
: Industry and Disaster Management Minister of Bihar, Renu Kumari Kushwaha resigned from the Nitish Kumar cabinet last night and is expected to contest the Lok Sabha elections either on an LJP or a BJP ticket.
2014-03-11 10:18:51 am...Congress is moving towards its downfall, says Advani
: The BJP's 'Iron Man', LK Advani on Sunday said in this Lok Sabha elections the Congress is unlikely "to cross the 100 (seats)-mark".
2014-03-11 10:08:14 am...Shiv Sena and BJP quarrel over MNS
: The vibes between Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) led by Raj Thackeray and the BJP may cause differences between the saffron allies and decrease the chances of the Shiv Sena and BJP alliance in the coming Lok Sabha elections, says Sena and BJP leaders.
2014-03-11 10:01:45 am...AAP sure of winning in Berhampur
: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has geared up its campaign in the influential Berhampur Lok Sabha seat. The party is confident of springing a surprise in the coming general elections slated to be held on April 10 here.
2014-03-11 09:54:38 am...Congress state vice-president resign from the party
: Congress state vice-president and former MP, Babban Rajbhar recently resigned from the party. He said that the organisation has ignored backwards while deciding candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
2014-03-10 05:06:40 pm...Trouble in the BJP over allocation of constituencies
: Ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha polls which begin on April 7, tensions have arisen within the internal workings of the BJP.
2014-03-10 04:29:14 pm...BJP’s Kailash Joshi pulls back from Bhopal seat
: Former chief minister and BJP’s MP from Bhopal Kailash Joshi has finally decided to withdraw from the race. On Sunday, he declared that he was no longer competing for the prestigious Bhopal seat.
2014-03-10 04:24:42 pm...First list of Congress Lok Sabha candidates declared
: The Congress on Saturday declared the names of 194 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. At a crucial meeting of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in the capital, the names were announced, prominent among whom are party President Sonia Gandhi, party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, and others.
2014-03-10 04:17:57 pm...4th list for Lok Sabha elections released by AAP
: The AAP has brought out its fourth list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. The party has announced the name of Ashish Khetan, former Tehelka journalist and gulail.com founder, from the New Delhi seat. Three of the six candidates of the AAP from Delhi are journalists with Ashutosh contesting from Chandni Chowk and Jarnail Singh from West Delhi.
2014-03-10 03:49:11 pm...AGP leaders join hands with BJP
: Two senior leaders of the Asom Gana Parishad today joined the BJP party and the GJM committed support to saffron party candidates in West Bengal, including the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat. Chandra Mohan Patowary, former AGP president and senior AGP leader and former minister Hitendra Nath Goswami joined BJP.
2014-03-10 03:35:51 pm...Bagarti, BJP legislator refuses to contest elections
: BJP legislator from Khariar, Hitesh Bagarti on Sunday refused to contest the upcoming elections, a day after BJP renominated him as its candidate for the seat. He said he has lost interest in elections since the last two years.
2014-03-10 12:33:18 pm...AAP activists target their own leaders
: Arvind Kejriwal was targeted in the first protest outside his Tilak Lane residence when some activists declared "absence of Swaraj" in the party and denial of tickets to those seeking it without proper screening. Though protests were a forte of AAP till now, on Sunday the party activists chose to turn against their own leaders as they targeted senior leaders at two different locations to show their grudges.
2014-03-10 12:25:32 pm...More than 1.7 lakh new voters enrolled at special camps in Delhi
: Over 1.7 lakh new voter enrollment forms were collected at special camps set up across Delhi on Sunday for people to enroll and verify their names in electoral rolls before Lok Sabha elections. These camps were organised by Election Commission at 11,763 polling stations of nine districts in Delhi to help both the existing voters to verify their details and others to get themselves registered.
2014-03-10 11:17:12 am...BJP battles to find candidate for Mandi, Congress for Hamirpur
: Finding good candidates for Mandi and Hamirpur seats has become a challenge for BJP and Congress both. While BJP is riding on Modi wave, Congress is relying on the personal appeal of chief minister Virbhadra Singh. But despite this, they have not been able to announce candidates for these two seats. While Congress is set to field sitting MP Pratibha Singh, wife of CM Virbhadra Singh, from Mandi, BJP has decided on Anurag Thakur, son of former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, from Hamirpur.
2014-03-10 10:47:53 am...BJP leaders gather support for NaMo rally on Monday
: The senior BJP leaders who refrained from Muzaffarpur rally addressed by Narendra Modi (NaMo) on March 3 reached here a day in advance of his Monday meeting. National vice-president C P Thakur and former ministers Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Giriraj Singh were seen gathering people for the rally to be held at Indira Gandhi Stadium.
2014-03-10 10:42:46 am...BJP, RSS in a fix over Varanasi seat
: The decision on who will contest the elections from Varanasi will be taken by the “parliamentary board” of the party, said senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi . Later, he made it clear that by parliamentary board, he means the central election committee (CEC). If his constituency is changed, Dr Joshi is expected to contest from Kanpur.
2014-03-10 10:37:24 am...BJP accused for hobnobbing with MNS in Maharashtra
: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday slammed BJP for hobnobbing with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in Maharashtra. He said that the people of Bihar will reject the party's covert politics of communalism and regional chauvinism.
2014-03-10 10:32:22 am...Savita Bhatti, AAP's Chandigarh nominee withdraws
: Television actress Savita Bhatti, Aam Aadmi Party's nominee from Chandigarh, on Sunday took back her candidature for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections just a week after she entered the fray.
2014-03-10 10:25:00 am...LK Advani claims BJP will win highest number of seats
: L K Advani, senior BJP leader claimed that the saffron party will win the highest-ever number of seats in the Lok Sabha elections, pushing the Congress to its all-time low. Speaking at a programme organised in memory of former Rajasthan Governor late Kailashpati Mishra, Advani said that the Congress will not be able to reach even the 100 mark.
2014-03-10 10:17:32 am...AAP activists question Lok Sabha tickets to Ashutosh, Rajmohan
: Discontented Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers on Sunday protested outside party leader Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. They accused party leadership of being unavailable and shouted slogans against the selection of some AAP candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. The main concern is how tickets are being ‘doled out’ in the party. Those who have just joined the party are being given tickets, and no explanations are being given by the party.
2014-03-10 10:11:13 am...BJP faces disagreement over Lucknow seat for Rajnath
: Sitting Lucknow MP Lalji Tandon showed his unwillingness to vacate the seat for party president Rajnath Singh, saying that he would do so only for PM candidate Narendra Modi and for no one else.
2014-03-10 10:02:43 am...Candidates for legislative council polls announced by Congress, BJP
: The names of their candidates, for Legislative Council elections, slated for March 20 were recently announced by the The Maharashtra units of the Congress and the BJP. The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) announced the names of 3 candidates, by holding veteran Shivajirao Deshmukh for a fourth consecutive term.
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