Allahabad HC issues notice to PM Modi on Ajay Rai`s petition against Varanasi victory

The Allahabad High Court on Friday issued a notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a petition filed by Congress`s Ajay Rai challenging Modi`s election from Varanasi.

No one, including Ajay Rai, is above law: Tariq Anwar

NCP leader, Tariq Anwar on Monday said that no one is above law, and if the Congress candidate from Varanasi, Ajay Rai, has violated the model code of conduct, then action should be taken by the Election Commission (EC).

FIR filed against Congress` Ajay Rai for sporting party symbol while voting

An FIR was filed against Congress candidate Ajay Rai on the directions of Election Commission (EC) after he was seen wearing party symbol while casting vote for the Lok Sabha polls in Ramnagar.

Varanasi battle with Narendra Modi; Ajay Rai not even in contest: Arvind Kejriwal

Exuding confidence about the performance of his party in the Varanasi constituency, Aam Aadmi Party`s chief Arvind Kejriwal said that AAP will win.

Lok Sabha polls 2014: Turnout 54.21% in final leg of voting in Uttar Pradesh

Lok Sabha polls 2014 — Over 54 per cent voters on Monday exercised their franchise for 18 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the last leg of the Lok Sabha polls which will decide the fate of BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav among others.

Lok Sabha polls, 9th phase: As it happened

Latest poll percentages in UP: Varanasi 45.20%, Azamgarh 46%, Chandauli 46.80%, Kushinagar 45.80%, Gorakhpur 45.50%, Domariyaganj 30.20%, Deoria 44.60%, Maharajganj 44.60%, Bansgaon 41.8%, Lalganj 46%, Ghosi 45.86%, Salempur 42%, Ballia 43.5%, Jaunpur 36.80%, Machhlishahr 42.20%, Ghazipur 44.46%, Mirzapur 42.96%, Robertsganj 45.05% (All figures are based on voting till 3 pm). 

Narendra Modi`s Varanasi roadshow: As it happened

BJP`s 6 km roadshow begins in Varanasi with sea of supporters converging in the temple town.

After Narendra Modi`s Amethi rally, Rahul Gandhi to hold roadshow in Varanasi on May 10

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will campaign in Varanasi on May 10, as per reports.

It is `son of the soil` versus `outsiders` in Varanasi: Ajai Rai

Congress today stepped up offencive against Narendra Modi accusing him of invoking religious sentiments to woo voters as his "personality cult" campaign had failed, and tried to paint it as a fight between the "son of the soil" and "outsiders".

Poll battle of heavyweights in Varanasi `light` on assets

The Lok Sabha polls in this temple town may be high-profile with presence of BJP`s Narendra Modi and AAP`s Arvind Kejriwal but the fight is `asset-light` when it comes to declared wealth of the candidates and it is an Independent who is the richest.

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

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

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.

Congress names Ajay Rai as challenger to Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi

After days of uncertainty, the Congress on Tuesday announced local MLA Ajay Rai as its candidate in Varanasi for the Lok Sabha polls 2014.

Citing immense stress ex-SP MLA writes to SP chief to end life

Former Samajwadi Party MLA from Varanasi has written to party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav seeking permission "to end his life" due to "immense pressure" over dispute, being fuelled by Opposition MLA.