In its bid to ensure a free and fair polling in the by-election to Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat, the Election Commission has directed videography at all sensitive polling booths and of other important programmes including campaigning.
Jairam Ramesh admitted that Narendra Modi`s aggressive campaigning delivered a knockout blow to the grand old party, saying that the Congress couldn`t match it and was unprepared for such poll campaigning.
Hoshiarpur district administration disallowed Ramdev to hold a press conference at Zila Parishad complex here on the ground that the premises belonged to Punjab government, leaving the yoga guru fuming.
Considered to be the most crucial phase which would test the popularity of stalwarts of Uttar Pradesh politics, campaigning for 12 seats going to the polls in third phase on April 24 came to an end Tuesday.
In a show of strength in Maharashtra for the third and final phase of elections in the state on April 24, the Shiv Sena-BJP and Congress-NCP combine are leaving no stone unturned to draw huge crowd at their rallies.
Campaign for the April 10 Lok Sabha elections in Kerala will end Tuesday with leaders raising the battle to a feverish pitch in the final leg as candidates of the Congress-led UDF and the CPI(M)-led LDF are locked in a fierce combat in 20 seats up for grabs.
With barely three weeks to go for voting, party workers of both BJP and Congress are eagerly awaiting their top leaders Narendra Modi, L K Advani, Rajnath Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to pep up the campaign in Tamil Nadu.
As the poll campaign gathers tempo in the metropolis, the temperature too rises apace but candidates have devised ways to beat the heat with some moving with water tankers in tow to quench the thirst of party workers.
AAP, the toddler among big parties in Gujarat, has decided to go ahead with a low-profile political campaign for the LS polls using unconventional ways to woo voters including street plays and youth internships due to fund crunch.
BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi asked the party rank and file to concentrate on running a grounded election campaign focussing on booths and households as he said polls are not won through rallies and TV debates.
Ending confusion over the issue, the Election Commission on Thursday clarified that distribution of "small items" such as caps, flags and stickers bearing names and symbols of political parties are allowed for publicity campaigns by the parties for the upcoming Assembly polls.