15% women candidates declare criminal cases: ADR

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Of the 716 women candidates analysed in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, 100 (15 per cent) have declared criminal cases against themselves, while 78 (11 per cent) have declared serious criminal cases against their names, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). Among the major parties, […]

Bitterly fought Lok Sabha poll campaign ends

Bitterly fought Lok Sabha poll campaign ends

A confectioner decorates a model, made out of sweets, depicting India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee and India’s main opposition Congress party Chief Rahul Gandhi, at a sweets shop in Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri – RC1C01448810 New Delhi, May […]

Modi attends first presser as PM, takes no questions

Modi attends first presser as PM, takes no questions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah during a press conference at the party headquarter in New Delhi, Friday, May 17, 2019. (PTI Photo) “We are disciplined soldiers of the party,” Modi said on party president answering all queries at the media interaction.    New Delhi, May 17 (PTI): In his first appearance […]

Mahagathbandhan will blow away NDA in Bihar: Shatrughan

Mahagathbandhan will blow away NDA in Bihar: Shatrughan

Patna, May 17 (PTI) The Modi lahar (wave) of 2014 has degenerated into kahar (disaster) in the last five years and the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar is all set to blow away the BJP- led NDA, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha claimed here Friday. He said in the neighbouring Uttar Pradesh too, where his wife has been fielded […]

Consistent increase in women candidates in LS polls since 1957

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The percentage share of women contesting the Lok Sabha polls has seen a consistent increase since the second Lok Sabha to the ongoing general election, as only three per cent of the total candidates were women in the 1957 polls which has risen to nine per cent in 2019. However, there […]

Chandrababu Naidu to stage protest over re-poll

Amaravati, May 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is likely to stage a protest in Delhi later on Friday over Election Commission’s (EC) decision to hold re-poll in five polling booths in one of the Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President will meet Chief Election Commissioner […]

Modi better actor than Amitabh, says Priyanka

Modi better actor than Amitabh, says Priyanka

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses the crowd during her election campaign roadshow in Mirzapur. (Image: PTI) Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), May 17 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi fired a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and called him the worlds “greatest actor”. “Ab aap samajh lijiye ke apne duniye ke sabse bade […]

Congress governments kept poll promises in states: Rahul

Congress governments kept poll promises in states: Rahul

Solan (Himachal Pradesh), May 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke about the promises kept by Congress governments in different states and asserted that his party’s ambitious Nyay Yojana would jumpstart the economy when implemented. “We told you we would bring MGNREGA and we did. We told you we would waive off farm […]

Can’t forgive Pragya for insulting Bapu: Modi

Can’t forgive Pragya for insulting Bapu: Modi

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he will never forgive BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur and others for glorifying Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as “deshbhakt” (patriot). “Whatever statements have been made on Gandhiji or Godse are very bad. They need to be criticised as […]

Disciplinary inquiry against Pragya, others on Godse remark: Amit Shah

Disciplinary inquiry against Pragya, others on Godse remark: Amit Shah

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Distancing from the statements of party leaders Pragya Singh Thakur, Ananth Hegde and Nalin Kumar Kateel calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a “patriot”, BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said the party’s Disciplinary Committee will inquire into the matter and submit a report within 10 days. Saying the statements […]

SC refuses relief to rape accused BSP’s Atul Rai

SC refuses relief to rape accused BSP’s Atul Rai

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant any relief to SP-BSP candidate in Uttar Pradesh, Atul Rai, who is on the run in an alleged rape case from the Ghosi Lok Sabha constituency. Rai had moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking protection from arrest till the end of […]