General Elections 2014

Mar 19, 2014, 19:04 PM IST
President of the National People`s Party (NPP) P A Sangma with his daughter Agatha Sangma during a press conference in New Delhi.
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President of the National People`s Party (NPP) P A Sangma with his daughter Agatha Sangma during a press conference in New Delhi.

Congress candidate Nagma speaks at a party meeting in Meerut.
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Congress candidate Nagma speaks at a party meeting in Meerut.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi raises his hand with party candidate Daryl William Momin at an election rally at Resubelpara in North Garo Hills. Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma is also seen.
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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi raises his hand with party candidate Daryl William Momin at an election rally at Resubelpara in North Garo Hills. Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma is also seen.

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu welcomes Singireddy Harivardhan Reddy along and his supporters who joined TDP in Hyderabad.
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TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu welcomes Singireddy Harivardhan Reddy along and his supporters who joined TDP in Hyderabad.

Congress candidate from Koliabor constituency Gaurav Gogoi leaves along with supporters after filing his nomination papers in Nagaon.
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Congress candidate from Koliabor constituency Gaurav Gogoi leaves along with supporters after filing his nomination papers in Nagaon.

BJP candidate for Bolpur constituency Kamini Mohan Sarkar with supporters wearing mask of Narendra Modi during an election campaign road show in Birbhum district of West Bengal.
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BJP candidate for Bolpur constituency Kamini Mohan Sarkar with supporters wearing mask of Narendra Modi during an election campaign road show in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

TMC candidates actor Bishwajeet (Centre) from Delhi, Aiyesha Rehman from Unnao and Radhika Baliyan from Muzaffarnagar at a press conference in New Delhi.
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TMC candidates actor Bishwajeet (Centre) from Delhi, Aiyesha Rehman from Unnao and Radhika Baliyan from Muzaffarnagar at a press conference in New Delhi.

Former Congress leader Jagdambika Pal and popular comedian Raju Srivastava with BJP President Rajnath Singh after they joined BJP at party headquarters in New Delhi.
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Former Congress leader Jagdambika Pal and popular comedian Raju Srivastava with BJP President Rajnath Singh after they joined BJP at party headquarters in New Delhi.

 Trinamul Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee with party candidates Soumitra Roy (North Malda) and Dr. Mouzzen Hossen(South Malda) during an election campaign rally in Malda.
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Trinamul Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee with party candidates Soumitra Roy (North Malda) and Dr. Mouzzen Hossen(South Malda) during an election campaign rally in Malda.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee meeting local people during party workers convention ahead of Lok Sabha election at Durgapur near Raiganj in North Dinajpur District of West Bengal.
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West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee meeting local people during party workers convention ahead of Lok Sabha election at Durgapur near Raiganj in North Dinajpur District of West Bengal.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meets people during an election campaign rally in Imphal, Manipur
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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meets people during an election campaign rally in Imphal, Manipur

YSR Congress party’s Sharmila during her rally in Nellore, AP.
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YSR Congress party’s Sharmila during her rally in Nellore, AP.

Harsh Vardhan flashes a victory sign as he arrives with party nominee Mahesh Giri to file Giri`s nomination papers for the upcoming general election in New Delhi.
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Harsh Vardhan flashes a victory sign as he arrives with party nominee Mahesh Giri to file Giri`s nomination papers for the upcoming general election in New Delhi.

Aam Aadmi Party nominee and former Miss India Gul Panag campaigns on a public bus in Chandigarh.
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Aam Aadmi Party nominee and former Miss India Gul Panag campaigns on a public bus in Chandigarh.

Congress party leader Kapil Sibal and his wife Promila Sibal flash victory signs as supporters present them with flower bouquets after Sibal filed his nomination papers for the upcoming parliamentary elections in New Delhi.
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Congress party leader Kapil Sibal and his wife Promila Sibal flash victory signs as supporters present them with flower bouquets after Sibal filed his nomination papers for the upcoming parliamentary elections in New Delhi.

Narendra Modi yoga guru Baba Ramdev greet each other during a yoga festival in New Delhi.
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Narendra Modi yoga guru Baba Ramdev greet each other during a yoga festival in New Delhi.

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal is presented a memento during a visit to the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi.
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AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal is presented a memento during a visit to the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad along with his daughter and party candidate from Patliputra Misa Bharti and supporters wave victory sign after Bharti filed her nomination papers in Patna.
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RJD chief Lalu Prasad along with his daughter and party candidate from Patliputra Misa Bharti and supporters wave victory sign after Bharti filed her nomination papers in Patna.

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal wipes his face after protesters threw black ink on him during a road show in Varanasi.
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AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal wipes his face after protesters threw black ink on him during a road show in Varanasi.

Congress candidate Nagma during her election campaign.
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Congress candidate Nagma during her election campaign.

Union minister and Congress candidate Ghulam Nabi Azad with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and JKPCC President Saif-ud-Din Soz filing his nomination papers.
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Union minister and Congress candidate Ghulam Nabi Azad with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and JKPCC President Saif-ud-Din Soz filing his nomination papers.

Congress leader Capt Amrinder Singh and his wife party leader Preneet Kaur at a function in Patiala.
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Congress leader Capt Amrinder Singh and his wife party leader Preneet Kaur at a function in Patiala.

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley with other leaders releases the party’s poll anthem for the upcoming Lok Sabha poll at party headquarters in New Delhi.
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Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley with other leaders releases the party’s poll anthem for the upcoming Lok Sabha poll at party headquarters in New Delhi.

AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh carrying 46-year old party worker Chote Saleem (3 feet height) in his lap in Bhopal.
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AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh carrying 46-year old party worker Chote Saleem (3 feet height) in his lap in Bhopal.

Actor and BJP candidate Paresh Raval during his election campaign in Ahmedabad.
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Actor and BJP candidate Paresh Raval during his election campaign in Ahmedabad.

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses a public rally in Varanasi.
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AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses a public rally in Varanasi.

BSP Loksabha candidates of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonepat and Rohtak welcome BSP chief Mayawati at an election rally in Gurgaon.
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BSP Loksabha candidates of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonepat and Rohtak welcome BSP chief Mayawati at an election rally in Gurgaon.

Congress candidate Sachin Pilot visits the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer.
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Congress candidate Sachin Pilot visits the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer.

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee with party candidate Baichung Bhutia during an election campaign rally at Naxalbari near Siliguri.
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West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee with party candidate Baichung Bhutia during an election campaign rally at Naxalbari near Siliguri.

Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and Congress party President Sonia Gandhi release party manifesto ahead of the general elections, in New Delhi.
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Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and Congress party President Sonia Gandhi release party manifesto ahead of the general elections, in New Delhi.

A Bharatiya Janata Party supporter holds high a mask of their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during an election rally at Hiranagar, Jammu.
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A Bharatiya Janata Party supporter holds high a mask of their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during an election rally at Hiranagar, Jammu.

A giant floral garland is put around India`s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and other party leaders during an election rally in New Delhi.
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A giant floral garland is put around India`s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and other party leaders during an election rally in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh receives a traditional memento from Chief Minister of Assam state Tarun Gogoi and Congress party leader Bhubaneswar Kalita, during an election campaign rally at Khumtai, Assam.
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh receives a traditional memento from Chief Minister of Assam state Tarun Gogoi and Congress party leader Bhubaneswar Kalita, during an election campaign rally at Khumtai, Assam.

Sonia Gandhi holds an Assamese Japi, a traditional head gear that was presented to her during an election rally in Lakhimpur in the northeastern state of Assam.
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Sonia Gandhi holds an Assamese Japi, a traditional head gear that was presented to her during an election rally in Lakhimpur in the northeastern state of Assam.

Sonia Gandhi speaks at an election rally in New Delhi.
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Sonia Gandhi speaks at an election rally in New Delhi.

Narendra Modi is presented with a traditional hat during an election campaign rally at Gogamukh, Assam.
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Narendra Modi is presented with a traditional hat during an election campaign rally at Gogamukh, Assam.

Rahul Gandhi waves to the crowd as he leaves after addressing an election campaign rally at Semiliguda in Koraput district, Orissa.
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Rahul Gandhi waves to the crowd as he leaves after addressing an election campaign rally at Semiliguda in Koraput district, Orissa.

Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant greets people after filing her nomination as a candidate for the upcoming general elections in Mumbai.
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Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant greets people after filing her nomination as a candidate for the upcoming general elections in Mumbai.

Sonia Gandhi adjusts her sari surrounded by a crowd, as she arrives to file her nomination papers for the upcoming general elections, in Rae Bareli.
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Sonia Gandhi adjusts her sari surrounded by a crowd, as she arrives to file her nomination papers for the upcoming general elections, in Rae Bareli.

Sonia Gandhi smiles to the crowd as she arrives to file her nomination papers for the upcoming general elections, in Rae Bareli.
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Sonia Gandhi smiles to the crowd as she arrives to file her nomination papers for the upcoming general elections, in Rae Bareli.

Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses an election rally in Vaishali.
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Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses an election rally in Vaishali.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal releases the party`s manifesto ahead of the general elections in New Delhi.
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal releases the party`s manifesto ahead of the general elections in New Delhi.

Soccer star and Trinamul Congress party candidate for the Darjeeling constituency Baichung Bhutia walks with supporters during his election campaign at Sevok Bazar, outskirts of Siliguri, West Bengal.
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Soccer star and Trinamul Congress party candidate for the Darjeeling constituency Baichung Bhutia walks with supporters during his election campaign at Sevok Bazar, outskirts of Siliguri, West Bengal.

BJP leader Prakash Javadekar join hands with TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu with other TDP legislators after the two paties aanounced an alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in Hyderabad.
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BJP leader Prakash Javadekar join hands with TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu with other TDP legislators after the two paties aanounced an alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in Hyderabad.

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addresses an election rally at Exibition Ground hailing BJP`s Etah candidate Rajveer Singh `Raju in Aligarh.
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BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addresses an election rally at Exibition Ground hailing BJP`s Etah candidate Rajveer Singh `Raju in Aligarh.

An elderly woman watches as she stands in a queue to cast her vote during the first phase of elections in Dibrugarh, in the northeastern state of Assam.
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An elderly woman watches as she stands in a queue to cast her vote during the first phase of elections in Dibrugarh, in the northeastern state of Assam.

Election officials seal an electronic voting machine and other material at the end of the first phase of elections in Dibrugarh, in the northeastern state of Assam.
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Election officials seal an electronic voting machine and other material at the end of the first phase of elections in Dibrugarh, in the northeastern state of Assam.

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal stands with supporters at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi after he was slapped by an attacker during his election campaign in New Delhi.
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Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal stands with supporters at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi after he was slapped by an attacker during his election campaign in New Delhi.

Narendra Modi takes an oath as he files his nomination for the upcoming general election in Vadodara.
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Narendra Modi takes an oath as he files his nomination for the upcoming general election in Vadodara.

Rahul Gandhi arrives to cast his vote during parliamentary elections in New Delhi.
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Rahul Gandhi arrives to cast his vote during parliamentary elections in New Delhi.

Sonia Gandhi displays the ink mark on her finger after casting her vote during parliamentary elections in New Delhi.
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Sonia Gandhi displays the ink mark on her finger after casting her vote during parliamentary elections in New Delhi.

Displaced Muslim riot victims display their voting cards as they wait in line to cast their votes in Kutba village, Muzaffarnagar.
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Displaced Muslim riot victims display their voting cards as they wait in line to cast their votes in Kutba village, Muzaffarnagar.

Arvind Kejriwal displays the indelible ink mark on his finger after casting his vote, outside a polling station in New Delhi.
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Arvind Kejriwal displays the indelible ink mark on his finger after casting his vote, outside a polling station in New Delhi.

Priyanka Vadra walks beside her husband Robert Vadra who displays the indelible ink on his finger after they cast their votes in New Delhi.
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Priyanka Vadra walks beside her husband Robert Vadra who displays the indelible ink on his finger after they cast their votes in New Delhi.

Narendra Modi addresses his supporters during a campaign rally at Balasore, Bhubaneswar.
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Narendra Modi addresses his supporters during a campaign rally at Balasore, Bhubaneswar.

ACTRESS AND CONGRESS CANDIDATE FROM MEERUT, NAGMA WAVES TO HER SUPPORTERS DURING AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS CANDIDATE FROM PILIBHIT SEAT, IN PILIBHIT.
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ACTRESS AND CONGRESS CANDIDATE FROM MEERUT, NAGMA WAVES TO HER SUPPORTERS DURING AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS CANDIDATE FROM PILIBHIT SEAT, IN PILIBHIT.

BJP PRIME MINISTER CANDIDATE NARENDRA MODI BEING PRESENTED A SWORD AT A PUBLIC RALLY TO CAMPAIGN FOR BJP CANDIDATE B N BACHEGOWDA AT CHIKKABALLAPUR NEAR BENGALURU.
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BJP PRIME MINISTER CANDIDATE NARENDRA MODI BEING PRESENTED A SWORD AT A PUBLIC RALLY TO CAMPAIGN FOR BJP CANDIDATE B N BACHEGOWDA AT CHIKKABALLAPUR NEAR BENGALURU.

AAP Chief Arvind kejriwal during an election campaign at Malerkotla on Sunday for party candidate Bhagwant Mann from Sangrur.
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AAP Chief Arvind kejriwal during an election campaign at Malerkotla on Sunday for party candidate Bhagwant Mann from Sangrur.

Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party and BJP come face-to-face while campaigning in Mumbai.
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Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party and BJP come face-to-face while campaigning in Mumbai.

A man wears the AAP and BJP caps in Mumbai.
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A man wears the AAP and BJP caps in Mumbai.

Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party and BJP come face-to-face while campaigning in Mumbai.
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Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party and BJP come face-to-face while campaigning in Mumbai.

Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party and BJP come face-to-face while campaigning in Mumbai.
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Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party and BJP come face-to-face while campaigning in Mumbai.

BSP Supremo Mayawati with party leaders during an election rally in Allahabad .
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BSP Supremo Mayawati with party leaders during an election rally in Allahabad .

A mother and her daughter show their inked finger after casting their vote in Guwahati.
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A mother and her daughter show their inked finger after casting their vote in Guwahati.

BAHUJAN SAMAJ PARTY PRESIDENT MAYAWATI WAVES TO SUPPORTERS AT AN ELECTION RALLY IN ALLAHABAD, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, INDIA.
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BAHUJAN SAMAJ PARTY PRESIDENT MAYAWATI WAVES TO SUPPORTERS AT AN ELECTION RALLY IN ALLAHABAD, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, INDIA.

SONIA GANDHI, PRESIDENT AICC, BEING GARLANDED BY P. KARTHIK REDDY CONGRESS LOK SABHA CANDIDATE FROM CHEVELLA CONSTITUENCY UPON HER ARRIVAL AT CHEVELLA CONSTITUENCY ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF HYDERABAD.
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SONIA GANDHI, PRESIDENT AICC, BEING GARLANDED BY P. KARTHIK REDDY CONGRESS LOK SABHA CANDIDATE FROM CHEVELLA CONSTITUENCY UPON HER ARRIVAL AT CHEVELLA CONSTITUENCY ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF HYDERABAD.

BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi addresses an election rally in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.
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BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi addresses an election rally in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal with Sanjay Singh addressing a press conference in Varanasi.
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AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal with Sanjay Singh addressing a press conference in Varanasi.

Polling parties collect election material for Lok Sabha polls in Patiala.
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Polling parties collect election material for Lok Sabha polls in Patiala.

A fruit seller campaigns for Narendra Modi in Jodhpur.
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A fruit seller campaigns for Narendra Modi in Jodhpur.