Remove mother-son regime, urges Modi
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Sunday hit out at the Congress-led UPA, terming it a "maa betey ki sarkar" (a mother-son government) and urged people to vote them out. Source: IANS
2014-04-20 11:44:33 pmIndia's democracy reaches out to lone voter in Gir forest
He remains one of India's most prized voters. Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas is the lone voter in the midst of Gujarat's Gir forest, home to the Asiatic lion, for whom an entire election team sets up a polling booth every election - and will do so again on April 30. Souurce: IANS
2014-04-20 06:16:02 pmVaranasi basks in its importance, ignores 'waves'
This teeming city, considered holy by Hindus, but home to a large proportion of Muslims, is slowly warming up to the political Star War as partymen and supporters of the three main contenders - Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal and Ajai Rai - have begun canvassing for votes for the May 12 Lok Sabha election. The excitement in the city is evident on the streets and in kasbahs. Source: IANS
2014-04-20 04:54:28 pmRahul Gandhi failed to look after Amethi, says Modi
BJP leader Narendra Modi Sunday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and questioned his ability to take care of the nation when he couldn't look after Amethi -- his Lok Sabha constituency. "His mother (Sonia Gandhi) is urging the people of Amethi to look after her son whereas she wants her son to take care of the nation (as prime minister)," Modi said at a rally in Bishrampur (Chhattisgarh). Source : IANS
2014-04-20 01:57:43 pmJaya Bachchan to campaign against Amar Singh for April 24 polls
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will Sunday address two rallies in Fatehabad and Etmadpur, along with film actress Jaya Bachchan. Jaya, who is a Rajya Sabha member of the SP, has been invited by the Samajwadi Party to address a meeting from the Fatehpur Sikri rural seat from which RLD candidate Amar Singh is contesting. Source : IANS
2014-04-20 01:23:22 pmThree held over post-poll violence in Odisha
Three Congress workers were arrested in Odisha's Kendrapada district in connection with the Friday post-poll violence that left one person dead and four others injured in the region, an official said Sunday. "We have arrested three people so far. All belong to the Congress party," District Superintendent of Police Rabi Narayan Behera told IANS. The clash broke out between the supporters of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Congress in Aul area of the district Friday night over alleged election irregularities, a day after voting for assembly and Lok Sabha was held in the area. Source : IANS
2014-04-20 01:18:06 pmBJP's charges of corruption against Congress false: Sonia
Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday slammed the BJP, saying that its "false propaganda" on corruption charges against the UPA government was nothing but an attempt to cover up cases of corruption in states ruled by it.
2014-04-20 11:30:41 amDon't just be a voter, be a canvasser too: Modi to youth
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Saturday urged young voters in Assam to take part not only in voting but also as canvassers for the right candidate. "I am concerned about those in the age group of 18 to 28 years. This is the golden period for any individual. All major decisions are taken in this period regarding education, family etc. If one day of the youth is wasted, he or she has to repent it," Modi said at a rally at Borghat in Assam's Nagaon district.
2014-04-20 11:29:40 amModi terms UPA 'mother-son' government, hits out at 'RSVP model'
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Saturday 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". Addressing rallies in Bihar and Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader said the Congress was sure to be defeated in the Lok Sabha elections.
2014-04-20 11:28:30 amTharoor hopeful of good showing by Congress in Tamil Nadu
Union minister Shashi Tharoor Saturday said that Congress was set to put up a good show in Tamil Nadu in the ongoing general elections to Lok Sabha, saying that voters were "very enthusiastic" about it decision to shun alliances and go alone. Speaking to media persons at the Congress headquarters upon his return after campaigning in the state, Tharoor said: "People in Chennai are very enthusiastic about the fact that Congress has not entered into any electoral alliance in the state and are more inclined to vote for its candidates."
2014-04-20 11:26:08 amIndia's GDP quadrupled in 10 years under UPA: Anand Sharma
India created a world record of quadrupling its GDP in the past 10 years under the two UPA governments, Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said here Saturday. In contrast, even during the industrial revolution, countries like the US, Britain or Germany could not double their GDP in 10 years. It took them at least 11-12 years to achieve the feat, he said at a press conference.
2014-04-20 11:23:12 amThree held over post-poll violence in Odisha
Three Congress workers were arrested in Odisha's Kendrapada district in connection with the Friday post-poll violence that left one person dead and four others injured in the region, an official said Sunday. "We have arrested three people so far. All belong to the Congress party," District Superintendent of Police Rabi Narayan Behera told IANS.
2014-04-20 11:21:18 amJD-U suspends three women legislators for anti-party acts
Bihar's ruling JD-U Saturday night suspended its three women legislators, including a former minister, for campaigning and seeking votes for the BJP and RJD candidates against official party candidates.
2014-04-20 11:20:15 amRepoll in two Bengal polling stations April 21
The Election Commission Saturday ordered repolling on April 21 in two polling stations in West Bengal where the voting process April 17 had been hindered due to malfunctioning EVMs. While one polling booth is under Dhupguri assembly segment of Jalpaiguri constituency, the other is in the Siliguri assembly part of the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat, an Election Commission official said. Polling was held in both April 17.
2014-04-20 11:17:59 amSonia Gandhi bats for son Rahul
Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday tried to strike an emotional chord at a public rally and told the gathering that she had given her son Rahul Gandhi to the people of Amethi in 2004. Canvassing for her son who is seeking re-election to the Lok Sabha, Sonia Gandhi said the Congress vice president had done a lot of development work in the constituency and the remaining work will be finished in his next term.
2014-04-19 05:13:35 pmKiran Kumar Reddy not to contest election
Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has decided not to contest the assembly elections. The president of Jai Samaikyandhra Party (JSP) sprang a surprise Saturday by fielding his brother Kishore Kumar Reddy from Pileru assembly constituency in their native Chittoor district in Seemandhra.
2014-04-19 05:11:58 pmNitin Gadkari rakes up fresh row
Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari raked up a controversy, alleging that there is casteism in Bihar's DNA. He retracted the statement later, but the damage was already done. Rival Parties were quick to lash out at the former BJP President, with JD (U) & RJD now demanding an apology from Gadkari.
2014-04-19 04:35:13 pmMulayam dreams of becoming PM, claims BJP
The Samajwadi Supremo may just have opened a Pandora's box & the BJP isn't liking it. After Mulayam Singh claimed that he had been approached by several BJP leaders to thwart Narendra Modi's march, the BJP has launched an all out attack. Denying Mulayam's claims, the BJP said that it was his ambition to become PM that had prompted him to make the remark
2014-04-19 03:59:21 pmArticle 370 part of BJP manifesto: Nitin Gadkari
Under attack for raking up Article -370, Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari that it was an old agenda of the BJP & hence part of the party's manifesto. He also categorically stated that it was not part of the NDA's manifesto. The former BJP President also went on to say, that a decision on Article 370 will be taken by the Party after it comes to power.
2014-04-19 03:56:44 pmInvite BJP to form government AAP asks LG
AAP has written to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, asking him to invite the BJP to form the government in Delhi & only call for Polls, if BJP says it is not inclined to do so. Remember the Supreme Court has clarified that Lt Governor Najeeb Jung is free to restore or dissolve the Delhi assembly.
2014-04-19 03:55:29 pm Unrepentant SP seeks to play minority-victim card
An unrepentant Azam Khan, Uttar Pradesh's loud-mouth urban development minister, continues to justify his acerbic speeches and acid-laced comments on political opponents and has now - with the party's ostensible backing - decided to turn the heat on the Election Commission (EC), accusing it of being "prejudiced towards Muslims".
2014-04-19 02:28:23 pm Campaign for Jharkhand's third phase gains momentum
Campaigning for the third and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand has gained momentum, with leaders of different parties wooing the electorate. The third phase will cover four seats - Dhanbad, Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda - April 24. The first two phases were held April 10 and 17 for five seats each.
2014-04-19 02:27:01 pm Omar to Geelani: Identify Modi's emissaries who called on you
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday told separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to identity the emissaries he claimed approached him on behalf of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Geelani had alleged earlier that two Kashmiri Pandits had called on him in Delhi, asking him to engage in a dialogue with Modi.
2014-04-19 02:26:09 pm One-family rule has affected governance: Modi
One-family rule has affected the nation, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said in an interview to Network 18 Friday. "Sanjaya Baru's book reveals that one family has been running the country. This tradition of governing the country from one power centre has adversely affected the nation," Modi said. He said he wanted to create a "Team India" which would have the prime minister and all chief ministers.
2014-04-19 11:54:16 am Congress declares candidate for Himachal Assembly By-poll
The ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh declared political greenhorn Anita Rana as its candidate for the May 7 By-election in the Sujanpur assembly constituency. The seat fell vacant following the resignation of independent member Rajinder Rana, who was earlier in the BJP and is now the Congress candidate for the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat.
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