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LK Advani gives part credit of LS poll victory to Opposition

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Friday gave credit of party`s stupendous Lok Sabha election victory to Opposition saying the massive corruption and errors committed by the previous regime in the last ten years contributed to their win.

Aug 15, 2014, 13:55 PM IST

Odisha Assembly Elections: Will BJD’s Naveen Patnaik get a fourth term?

Odisha concluded its Assembly polls along with General Elections, and political pundits are predicting that the Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will get a comfortable win for a fourth term in office.

May 15, 2014, 17:04 PM IST

Congress calls meeting of spokespersons on eve of poll results

A meeting of Congress spokespersons has been called on Thursday on the eve of the declaration of results of the Lok Sabha elections.

May 14, 2014, 16:04 PM IST

`Neutral` President Pranab won`t vote in ongoing Lok Sabha polls

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday decided not to vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in order to express his "neutrality in the political fray".

May 09, 2014, 13:30 PM IST

Azamgarh rally: Narendra Modi accuses Election Commission of being partial

Taking on the Election Commission for denying him permission of holding a rally in Varanasi, Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the poll panel of being biased.

May 08, 2014, 13:08 PM IST

My Hindutva agenda will not change: Yogi Adityanath

For firebrand BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, Hindutva and development complement each other and the sitting MP from Gorakhpur is harping on this ideology of political Hinduism, which he says is a "symbol of our nationalism", as he eyes a fifth straight term.

May 08, 2014, 12:39 PM IST

After Smriti Irani`s complaint, EC asks Priyanka Gandhi`s PRO to leave Amethi

The District Returning Officer on Wednesday asked Priyanka Gandhi Vadra`s PRO Preeti Sahay to leave Amethi constituency after a war of words broke out between Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani and the PRO at a polling booth.

May 07, 2014, 13:59 PM IST

Caste factor key as TDP, YSRCP fish for votes in Machilipatnam

Caste factor may hold the key to the fortunes of the two main contenders from TDP and YSR Congress for this Lok Sabha seat in the Seemandhra region in Andhra Pradesh that is going to polls on Tuesday against the backdrop of the issue of its bifurcation.

May 06, 2014, 12:12 PM IST

Surveillance team recovers over Rs 25 lakh from luxury car

A static surveillance team of election department on Monday recovered over Rs 25 lakh from a luxury car in Malviya Nagar area.

May 05, 2014, 09:40 AM IST

Rag-tag coalition a "charter for chaos": BJP

The BJP on Friday said the "rag-tag" coalition being talked about for bringing it to power after Lok Sabha poll is a "charter for chaos" and such ideas had "failed" many times in the past.

May 02, 2014, 22:37 PM IST

Modi, Advani, Sushma, Jaitley to take on Rahul Gandhi in Amethi

The 2014 General Elections have led to some of the fiercest campaigning ever witnessed, and, if reports are to be believed, the Bharatiya Janata Party under the leadership of Narendra Modi is all set to blow the lid off conventional limits that the political parties adhere to during election canvassing.

May 02, 2014, 20:01 PM IST

Deploy adequate forces in east UP booths for fair poll: BJP to EC

The BJP on Friday asked the Election Commission to ensure adequate deployment of central security forces on all polling booths in eastern Uttar Pradesh for a "free and fair" election.

May 02, 2014, 19:58 PM IST

Despite EC order, minister`s pic remains on official website

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has still not followed the order of the Election Commission to remove the picture of its minister Krishna Tirath, contesting Lok Sabha polls here, from the official website.

May 02, 2014, 19:54 PM IST

CPI-M seeks EC`s `strong intervention` to check rigging by TMC

The CPI(M) on Friday sought "strong intervention" by the Election Commission to prevent alleged rigging by the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal in the last two phases of polls, saying such steps by the ruling party in the state showed they were not confident of victory.

May 02, 2014, 19:51 PM IST

West Bengal: CPI(M) demands repoll in 1,317 booths

Apparently peeved with the EC for failing to thwart violence, rigging and booth capturing by Trinamool Congress workers during the third phase of polls held yesterday in nine districts of West Bengal, CPI(M) on Thursday demanded repoll in 1,317 out of a total of 17,323 booths.

May 01, 2014, 21:03 PM IST

Linking Narendra Modi with Afroz Fatta shows Congress` "desperation": Arun Jaitley

A day ahead of polling in Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday expressed confidence that his issue-centric campaign will succeed against the "rude and discourteous" campaign of his Congress rival Amarinder Singh.

Apr 29, 2014, 19:34 PM IST

Trinamool MP apologises for `development for votes` remark

Trinamool Congress MP and Bengali film actress Satabdi Roy tendered an unconditional apology to the Election Commission after it slapped a show cause notice for her speech, poll officials said on Tuesday.

Apr 29, 2014, 19:22 PM IST

Three cases lodged against Samajwadi Party candidate

Three cases have been lodged against Samajwadi Party candidate contesting from Gonda constituency and her supporters for violating Model Code of Conduct, an official said on Tuesday.

Apr 29, 2014, 19:17 PM IST

Six injured in clash between CPI(M), TMC workers

Six persons were injured on Tuesday in a clash between workers of Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) in Hooghly district of Arambagh Lok Sabha constituency where polling will be held tomorrow.

Apr 29, 2014, 19:13 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi tears into BJP`s record on fighting terror

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday tore into BJP`s claims of being tough on terror as he raked up the `Kandahar hijack` in which three terrorists were freed by the Vajpayee government and claimed that 22,000 people were killed in terror attacks during the six-year NDA rule.

Apr 29, 2014, 19:01 PM IST