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  • Ajit Pawar did not hold any public meeting: Police

    Ajit Pawar did not hold any public meeting: Police

    2014-04-20 12:23 AM

    Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was on Saturday given a clean chit by the police in connection with holding a public meeting ahead of polling for the second phase on April 17 in which he allegedly threatened residents of a village in the Baramati constituency to vote for the sitting NCP MP and his cousin Supriya Sule.

  • Don't have blind faith in Modi, says Kejriwal to Varanasi voters

    Don't have blind faith in Modi, says Kejriwal to Varanasi voters

    2014-04-20 12:14 AM

    "What this media is showing is like offering opium. If you chant Modi-Modi like a blind follower, you will regret it later," Kejriwal said.

  • Gujarat doctors to offer discount to patients who vote

    Gujarat doctors to offer discount to patients who vote

    2014-04-19 10:55 PM

    The doctors in Gujarat will give minimum 25 per cent discount on consultation fees to patients who show their inked finger to prove that they have cast their vote during the Lok Sabha polls, Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Saturday.

  • Mirwaiz downplays Geelani's claim of meeting emissaries sent by Modi

    Mirwaiz downplays Geelani's claim of meeting emissaries sent by Modi

    2014-04-19 10:50 PM

    A major rift within Kashmiri separatists after hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani claimed that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sent emissaries to discuss a possible resolution to Kashmir. The BJP rubbished the claims but the stronger protest came from other separatists who lashed out at Geelani, calling him a liar.

  • Won't back Third Front, will search new allies for UPA-3: Congress

    Won't back Third Front, will search new allies for UPA-3: Congress

    2014-04-19 10:15 PM

    With stability weighing heavily on its mind, Congress will go in for the search of new allies to form a UPA-III government and has no intention to support a Third Front government.

  • Pallam Raju files nomination from Kakinada LS seat

    Pallam Raju files nomination from Kakinada LS seat

    2014-04-19 10:13 PM

    Union HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju on Saturday said the Congress was the only party to launch development initiative for the welfare of minorities and the weaker sections of society.

  • India does not need 'a bleeder or a pleader' as a PM: Shashi Tharoor

    India does not need 'a bleeder or a pleader' as a PM: Shashi Tharoor

    2014-04-19 10:03 PM

    India does not need "a bleeder or a pleader" as a prime minister, the Congress on Saturday said hitting back at BJP leaders Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley for dubbing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as "just a reader and not a leader".

  • Jayalalithaa's tirade against Modi continues

    Jayalalithaa's tirade against Modi continues

    2014-04-19 10:00 PM

    Continuing her tirade against BJP and its leader Narendra Modi, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Saturday slammed their approach over the Cauvery issue involving upper riparian state Karnataka as she criticised her Gujarat counterpart over his comments on the fishermen issue.

  • People favouring Pakistan are opposing Modi to be PM: Giriraj Singh

    People favouring Pakistan are opposing Modi to be PM: Giriraj Singh

    2014-04-19 09:47 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh did a u-turn by saying that the people who favour Pakiastan do not want party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold the post. He said, "People who favour Pakistan want to stop Narendra Modi from coming to power." Earlier Singh said, "Those who do not favour Modi will have to go to Pakistan."

  • Refusal to wear skull cap is Modi's signal to Hindutva constituency: Congress

    Refusal to wear skull cap is Modi's signal to Hindutva constituency: Congress

    2014-04-19 09:42 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi is sending an "unmistakable signal" of his "bias and bigotry" against Muslims to the nation by consistently refusing to wear a skull cap, Congress charged on Saturday.

  • BJP's ideology is  dividing people: Rahul Gandhi

    BJP's ideology is dividing people: Rahul Gandhi

    2014-04-19 08:38 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party saying its ideology is dividing people. While addressing a rally, Rahul said, "The BJP's ideology is dividing Hindu and Muslims."

  • 'No vacancy' for leadership role for Priyanka in Congress: Tharoor

    'No vacancy' for leadership role for Priyanka in Congress: Tharoor

    2014-04-19 07:32 PM

    With Sonia and Rahul Gandhi at the top, the Congress has "no vacancy" for a leadership role, party leader Shashi Tharoor said on Saturday amidst speculation that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could assume a bigger responsibility in the organisation.

  • 'AAP is not an urban phenomenon, is not in politics for power'

    'AAP is not an urban phenomenon, is not in politics for power'

    2014-04-19 07:08 PM

    As the Aam Aadmi Party faces the wrath of the people for running a government in Delhi for just 49 days, party candidate from Bhopal, Rachna Dhingra, has said that the decision to resign could have been communicated well.

  • Ramdev defends 'money' remark, says asked to avoid irrelevant talks in media

    Ramdev defends 'money' remark, says asked to avoid irrelevant talks in media

    2014-04-19 07:06 PM

    Yoga guru Ramadev has clarified to his 'don't talk of money when mics are on' remarks, saying he was asking BJP's Alwar candidate Mahant Chandnath to not talk about irrelevant matters to the media. "I only told him non relevant talks should not be said infront of media," Ramdev said.

  • Mirwaiz says Modi sent no emissaries to discuss Kashmir issue

    Mirwaiz says Modi sent no emissaries to discuss Kashmir issue

    2014-04-19 07:01 PM

    Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday rejected Syed Ali Shah Geelani claim that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent two Kashmiri Pandits who sought help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue.

  • 'Mother-son' duo will be defeated in Lok Sabha polls: Modi

    'Mother-son' duo will be defeated in Lok Sabha polls: Modi

    2014-04-19 06:47 PM

    BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi continued to hurl barbs at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying the mother-son duo will be defeated in the Lok Sabha polls. "The way India has voted, I can say that the 'mother-son' government will surely be defeated," the BJP leader said. Modi gave this statement while addressing a poll rally in Katihar, Bihar.

  • We got to know about corruption because of RTI: Sonia

    We got to know about corruption because of RTI: Sonia

    2014-04-19 06:39 PM

    In a bid to woo the electorate, Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Saturday boasted that Right to Information (RTI) was brought by her party. "It is only because of RTI that we got to know about corruption," she added. The Congress chief gave this statement while addressing a poll rally in Amethi.

  • Chandrababu Naidu would come back as Andhra CM: TDP leader

    Chandrababu Naidu would come back as Andhra CM: TDP leader

    2014-04-19 05:39 PM

    Former Andhra Pradesh minister and TDP candidate from Kakinada Lok Sabha constituency Thota Narasimham on Saturday said that the alliance with the BJP would bring TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu back as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.

  • Reports of Modi sending emissaries to Geelani is baseless: Rajanth

    Reports of Modi sending emissaries to Geelani is baseless: Rajanth

    2014-04-19 04:43 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajanth Singh said the report of party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sending emissaries to hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani is baseless. Rajanth said, "I have spoken to Narendra Modi. The news of sending emissaries is absolutely baseless."

  • Mamata government saving those involved in Saradha scam: Rahul

    Mamata government saving those involved in Saradha scam: Rahul

    2014-04-19 04:19 PM

    Hitting hard on the Mamata Banerjee government on the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam, Rahul Gandhi today accused it of not taking action against those involved and instead trying to save them.

  • Reports of investments flowing into Gujarat false: Anand Sharma

    Reports of investments flowing into Gujarat false: Anand Sharma

    2014-04-19 03:33 PM

    Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Saturday hit out Narendra Modi saying that the reports of investments flowing into Gujarat is false.

  • BJP will win maximum number of seats in UP: Amit Shah

    BJP will win maximum number of seats in UP: Amit Shah

    2014-04-19 01:57 PM

    BJP Uttar Pradesh chief Amit Shah is confident of winning largest number of seats in the state. "Uttar Pradesh has voted for the BJP in the first two phases and I am confident that we will win most number of seats," Shah said.

  • PM walked on snow, but didn't leave any footprints: Arun Jaitley

    PM walked on snow, but didn't leave any footprints: Arun Jaitley

    2014-04-19 01:39 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley is on a writing spree this election season. This time, he has taken on the Prime Minister's media advisor Pankaj Pachauri's statements that Dr Manmohan Singh is not a silent Prime Minister. Jaitley, in his 'The Campaign Diary' series that he writes online, has said that while the Prime Minister was speaking, factually, he was not being heard. He added, "The Prime Minister walked on snow, but did not leave any footprints."

  • Show Me The Money: Ambika Soni has assets worth over Rs 117.99 crore

    Show Me The Money: Ambika Soni has assets worth over Rs 117.99 crore

    2014-04-19 12:21 PM

    Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni from Anandpur Sahib has Rs 90,000 worth of Cash in hand and her investmens and deposits are vlaued at Rs 13.2 crore.

  • BJP rubbishes Geelani's claims, Congress seeks Modi's clarification on Kashmir

    BJP rubbishes Geelani's claims, Congress seeks Modi's clarification on Kashmir

    2014-04-19 12:20 PM

    Soon after Hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani claimed he turned down the offer of two Kashmiri Pandits who approached him on behalf of Narendra Modi seeking help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue and offering a meeting with him, the BJP has categorically rejected the report as a bunch of lies.

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