Polling for the first phase of high- voltage Uttar Pradesh assembly elections today recorded a moderate 55% turnout on an incident-free day after a sluggish start due to rain, with Mayawati's ruling BSP facing a tough challenge from Congress, BJP and SP.
"The key question the judiciary has now to decide is: Is A Raja, the former Telecom Minister, the solitary villain of the piece, and the only person responsible for these fraudulent transactions?" the BJP leader said in his latest blog.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said that her party is contesting the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections for forming a government and not for striking a coalition with any party.
Polling has been slow in the first phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on Wednesday with only 13 per cent electorate exercising their franchisee till noon.
Three BJP ministers "voluntarily" resigned on Wednesday over the shocking sleaze row to rock the Karnataka Assembly.
Polling for the first phase of the high voltage Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections for 55 seats in 10 districts begins on Wednesday to decide the fate of two ministers, 31 MLAs and 15 former ministers.
The party has noted with concern that in all these programmes the volunteers of these organisations occupied the front row with large banners "too conspicuous to have gone unnoticed" by the local police and administration.
As Uttar Pradesh gets ready to vote in the first phase of elections on Wednesday, CNN-IBN takes a look at all the star campaigners cutting across party lines, who'll be hoping to have made a difference in the minds of the voter.
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh were a cause for him to change the life of the people in the state.
In more trouble for the UPA government, an India-born Canadian has claimed that he paid Union Minister Praful Patel $ 250,000 as bribe in 2007.
Union Minister Praful Patel today found himself at the centre of pay-off allegations concerning a USD 100 million Air India contract during his tenure as Civil Aviation Minister, but he rubbished the charges as "baseless and preposterous".
Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid today said that Supreme Court ruling on 2G allocation was not an indictment of the government and it would be honoured. The Supreme Court judgement is not an indictment of the government. The verdict would be honoured and the tenders would be invited again.
Top leaders of the political parties will be campaigning in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh on Thursday ahead of the crucial voting day on February 8.
The commission on January 19 had issued the notification asking ward members, sarpanchs and panchayat samiti members contesting the elections not to use any political party symbols as political parties are debarred from sponsoring candidates.
Court here today ordered issue of summons to five journalists, including former editor-in-chief of 'The Hindu' N Ram and Editor of Tamil magazine 'Nakkheeran', in connection with a defamation complaint moved against them by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
The Gujarat High Court has rejected the appeal of NGO Jan Sangharsh Manch seeking Chief Minister Narendra Modi's deposition before the Nanawati-Mehta Commission in the 2002 riots cases.
The Gujarat High Court is expected to decide on Wednesday whether Chief Minister Narendra Modi will have to depose before the Justice Nanavati-Mehta Commission probing the 2002 riots case.
With just a week to go before Uttar Pradesh goes to the polls, campaigning has reached a feverish pitch with all major parties deploying their star campaigners in full force. The first of the seven-phase elections will be held on February 8.
The Gandhi family will hit the campaign trail in Uttar Pradesh from February 1 with Congress president Sonia Gandhi addressing rallies at Deoria and Gonda.
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not call her during her anti-land acquisition agitation at Singur because he did not want to annoy the CPM.
BJP star campaigner and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been conspicuous by his absence from the party's election campaign in Uttar Pradesh. Modi is said to be sulking and upset after his rival Sanjay Joshi was put in-charge of the party in UP.
In a blow to the Central Government, the Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy's petition against the Prime Minister's Office in the 2G case, saying that all public authorities should give a sanction within 3 months against any public official if a request is made for prosecution.
Making it clear that it would not compromise on its rights on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue, AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu on Monday alleged it was a victim of the Centre's "persistent indifference" and accused Kerala of whipping up "mass fear and insecurity" over the row.
Around 1.76 crore voters will seal the fate of 1,078 candidates, including the two Chief Ministerial aspirants Parkash Singh Badal of ruling SAD-BJP and Amarinder Singh of opposition Congress, in fray for 117 assembly seats in Punjab where polling began on Monday amidst tight security at 8 am.
While Booker-winning author Salman Rushdie has refused to back down after being denied his live video link at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the Congress has come out in defence of the Rajasthan government.