LS Polls | Campaigning ends today for phase IV of elections

Campaigning for the fourth phase of voting in the Lok Sabha elections ends today. Over 12 crore 79 lakh voters will decide the fate of 945 candidates contesting from 71 constituencies in nine states on April 29 (Monday).
  • 21:28

    Congress slams delay in EC action against BJP leaders

    The Congress party on Saturday slammed the Election Commission over delay in action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah over allegations of violation of model code of conduct.

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  • 21:13

    Nitin Gadkari faints again

    Senior BJP leader and union shipping minister Nitin Gadkari fainted on stage while addressing an election rally near the temple town of Shirdi in Ahmednagar district.

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  • 21:02

    Deol's candidature in Gurdaspur sparks war of words

    Bollywood actor Sunny Deol's candidature from Gurdaspur has triggered in a war of words in Punjab, with the Congress dubbing him a "pawn" and the BJP describing him as a "tsunami" that would sweep away the grand old party.

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  • 20:48

    BJP greatest danger for India, like 440 volts: Mamata

    West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday came down heavily on BJP calling it "the greatest danger for the country like 440 volts" and asked people to prevent it from returning to power.

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  • 19:19

    Shah accuses Patnaik of shielding culprits in chit fund

    BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday accused Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of sheltering culprits in chit fund and mining scams and asserted all those involved in these scandals will be jailed in 90 days if the party comes to power in the state.

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  • 19:16

    Tharoor summoned by Delhi court over 'scorpion' remark

    A court here on Saturday summoned Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on June 7 on a complaint over his remarks that an unnamed RSS leader had compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "a scorpion sitting on a Shivling".

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  • 19:15

    Complaint against Rahul for 'Chowkidar chor hai' slogan

    A complaint was filed against Rahul Gandhi in a local court on Saturday alleging that the Congress president's slogan 'chowkidar chor hai', which he made people chant at a rally in Samastipur district the previous day, was tantamount to sedition.

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  • 19:12

    Congress lashes out at Shah for "Ilu-Ilu" comment

    The Congress on Saturday condemned BJP president Amit Shah's "Rahul Baba, you do Ili-Ilu with terrorists" comment, saying it was the BJP government which had freed and taken terrorists to Kandahar in a plane in 1999.

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  • 19:09

    Bidhuri’s nomination will be nullified by HC: Chadha

    A chartered accountant,Raghav Chadhais AAP's South Delhi candidate, who is pitted against BJP's sitting MP Ramesh Bidhuri and Congress' boxer-turned-politician Vijender Singh.

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  • 18:22

    JK Police vehicle used for distributing food packets in BJP rally

    Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday initiated a probe after a police vehicle was used by BJP to distribute food packets among its supporters at a poll rally in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

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  • 17:19

    ''Endgame'' for BJP in Akhilesh's 'Avengers'

    Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav has come out with his own interpretation of the movie 'Avengers: Endgame' relating it to the ongoing Lok Sabha elections and predicted that it was game over for the BJP.

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  • 16:56

    Police to file FIR against Gambhir for holding rally without permission

    The East Delhi returning officer on Saturday asked the police to register an FIR against BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir for allegedly holding a public meeting in Jangpura without permission, officials said on Saturday.

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  • 16:35

    People don't want 'anti-poor' Modi govt to return: Maya

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati said on Saturday people of the country do not want an "anti-poor" Narendra Modi government to return to power.

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  • 16:28

    Mehbooba slams Modi over his remark on Article 370

    Regional PDP president and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks on abrogating Article 370 of the constitution, which grants special status to the state.

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  • 15:50

    Urmila gives Cong hope in BJP stronghold

    The Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat was one where the Congress was reportedly unable to zero in on a candidate to take on sitting MP Gopal Shetty, but the entry of actor Urmila Matondkar has now brought in more than a semblance of a contest.

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  • 15:39

    Odisha can develop if BJD govt is thrown out: Amit Shah

    BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday said that Odisha can develop only if the "corrupt and inefficient" BJD government is thrown out.

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  • 15:25

    Monk who loves controversies, embroiled in tough battle

    Clad in saffron robes, this monk turned politician may be invoking the gods and warning the electorate that failure to vote for him will invite divine wrath but many here feel that he faces a tough battle in this Lok Sabha constituency this time owing to the Samajwadi Party (SP)-BSP alliance and a resurgent Congress.

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  • 15:22

    Election FAQ: The constituencies of Phase 4

    Here is a list of the states and constituencies which will be going to poll on Monday, April 29, to decide who comes to power in the Centre this time.

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  • 14:41

    Election FAQ: How you can contest polls in India

    Looking for a way to enter the political game of India? Here's a handy guide on everything related to contesting elections.

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  • 13:45

    EC not allowing me to work, K’taka minister scoffs

    Karnataka’s Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) minister Krishna Byre Gowda has accused the Election Commission of not allowing him to discharge his duty even as the state is reeling under drought and faces drinking water problem.

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  • 11:53

    Modi is the main 'mudda' for Delhi BJP

    Whether it is an interview, or a press conference or a campaign trail in a constituency — BJP candidates and leaders are relying heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • 11:44

    Mamata accuses RSS of inciting riots

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the BJP and the RSS of inciting riots in the state. She accused the BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo of running around with money bags, along with RSS leaders.

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  • 11:33

    Raid my house if I do anything wrong: PM Modi in MP

    Dispelling the impression that recent searches by Income-Tax department were politically motivated, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said the law is equal for all and his residence should also be searched if he has done anything wrong.

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  • 11:18

    Jaitley confident of a larger mandate for BJP

    As the electoral battle enters the Hindi heartland, senior BJP leader and Union minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said “euphoric reaction” at the ground suggests a mandate for his party larger than that of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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  • 11:14

    Yeddyurappa predicts defeat of Cong leaders in K'taka

    State BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa on Friday predicted the defeat of top leaders of the ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance, including former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, senior Congress leaders Veerappa Moily and Mallikarjun Kharge in the Lok Sabha polls.

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  • 10:54

    'Stop discussing family matters in media'

    BJP MLA from Arabhavi constituency, Balachandra Jarkiholi has asked his warring brothers Ramesh Jarkiholi and Satish Jarkiholi not to discuss family issues in the media.

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  • 10:37

    Reconsider poll code relaxation, BJP asks EC

    The state BJP on Friday urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to reconsider its decision to relax the model code of conduct for the State government to take up infrastructure works.

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  • 10:31

    State govt will collapse after LS poll results: Bopaiah

    MLA K G Bopaiah predicted that the BJP candidate in Mysuru-Kodagu, Pratap Simha will win again and Narendra Modi will become the prime minister for a second term.

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  • 10:26

    Priyanka decided not to contest from Varanasi: Pitroda

    Congress leader Sam Pitroda on Friday said it was party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s own decision not to contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat.

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  • 09:59

    Modi cites IT raids to hit out at Kamal Nath

    The recent income tax raids on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s two close aides came in handy for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch a blistering attack on the Congress “culture of corruption” in the election rallies at Sidhi and Jabalpur on Friday.

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  • 09:40

    Diya strikes chord as woman and army kid

    Addressing the crowd incolourful tie-and-dye chiffon sarees every day, BJP's candidate for Rajsamand and erstwhile royal Diya Kumari has wiped out the dull mood in her constituency.

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  • 09:27

    Allow me to review progress of projects: Naidu urges EC

    With the chief secretary (CS) of the state taking the administration into his hands and reportedly calling the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu a "CM without powers", the ongoing standoff between the CS and the state government has reached a crescendo.

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  • 09:20

    IAS officer who checked PM’s chopper seeks legal remedy

    Karnataka-cadre IAS officer Mohammed Mohsin, who was suspended after he checked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter in Odisha’s Sambalpur says he will seek legal remedy against the Election Commission’s recommendation to initiate disciplinary action against him.

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  • 09:06

    Mukesh Ambani's son seen at PM Modi's rally

    A week after Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani endorsed the candidature of Congress' Milind Deora, his son Anant Ambani was seen at the rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mumbai.

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  • 08:47

    Cash flowed this polls, but netas play modest spenders

    For all the noise and dust political parties raised in Karnataka during the election, their candidates have claimed modesty in poll expenditure, with none coming close to the Rs 70-lakh limit set by the Election Commission.

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  • 08:46

    INTERVIEW | Raje will always remain leader and mentor to me: Diya

    A member of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur, Diya Kumari started her journey from the palace to politics six years ago when she joined BJP.

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  • 08:45

    A Modi charm offensive on the cards in 240 seats?

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemed to have coined one of his ‘Modiisms’ when he spoke of a “pro-incumbency” wave before filing his nomination from Varanasi. Was this just wishful thinking or was it a sign that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will attempt to cement the impression of a groundswell of support for him that his frenzied Varanasi roadshow pointed to?