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BHU founder Madan Mohan Malviya`s grandson among Narendra Modi`s proposer in Varanasi

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 13:05

While late shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan`s family has refused to take sides in the electoral battle here, freedom fighter and Congress leader Madan Mohan Malviya`s grandson Giridhar Malviya will be one of the proposer of BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Bismillah Khan`s kin remain apolitical as Varanasi poll battle heats up

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 09:25

Lok Sabha polls 2014 — Late shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan`s family has refused to be partisan to politics even as Varanasi turns hotbed of electoral ambition in the Lok Sabha polls.

Amit Shah`s charge against me a conspiracy, will move EC: Ajay Rai

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 20:54

Congress candidate Ajay Rai, who is pitted against Narendra Modi, on Sunday termed the allegation of illegal gun trade against him by BJP leader Amit Shah as a "conspiracy" to malign his image and said he will quit active politics if the charge is proved true.

Parties deploy over 50,000 volunteers, make Varanasi poll capital

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 15:46

Ghats and galis of Benaras have always been familiar with hordes of locals and tourists, but presence of over 50,000 political volunteers -- working for various parties -- seems to have made this city the `poll capital`.

`Osama` to fight Narendra Modi in Varanasi

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 14:07

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi now has another contender for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat --"Osama Bin Laden".

Don`t have blind faith on Modi: Kejriwal tells Varanasi voters

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 00:27

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who is fighting Lok Sabha polls against Narendra Modi from here, on Saturday cautioned people against having "blind faith" on the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate on the basis of his portrayal in the media.

Ex-Infosys honcho to campaign for Arvind Kejriwal

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 16:59

Modi is also contesting from Vadodara Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat, where election is due April 30.

Lok Sabha polls 2014: Modi to file nomination from Varanasi on April 24, says Amit Shah

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:49

Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will file his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi constituency on April 24, his close aide Amit Shah said on Saturday.

AAP slams BJP for disrupting Kejriwal`s campaign

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 19:18

AAP on Friday slammed the BJP for allegedly disrupting Arvind Kejriwal`s campaign in Varanasi twice and has termed it as "acts of frustration".

BJP slams Arvind Kejriwal`s `theatrics`, offers security

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 18:29

After Aam Aadmi Party accused BJP of being behind attacks on Arvind Kejriwal, BJP on Friday hit back, saying politics in India cannot be fought with theatrics and offered security for the AAP leader.

AAP accuses BJP of disrupting its campaign; demands EC action

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:15

Aam Aadmi Party on Friday accused BJP of disrupting the poll campaign of its top leaders including Arvind Kejriwal and demanded the Election Commission to take action against the party.

Arvind Kejriwal target of stones in Varanasi

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 08:44

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal faced a barrage of stones and brickbats thrown at him by over a dozen youth shouting "Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi" slogans near the Banaras Hindu University campus Thursday evening, police and eyewitnesses said.