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Friday, April 23, 2004
EC asks for report on DD's election coverage
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22. Taking a serious view of the Congress complaint of "distorted" coverage of events by the public broadcaster Doordarshan relating to election coverage of the leaders of the Opposition, the Election Commission today asked a ...
`Elect Sonia if you want development'
RAE BARELI, APRIL 22. Within hours of announcing that the new hope of the Congress, Rahul Gandhi, would campaign in six constituencies of eastern Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, the plans were shelved late last night, because of objections raised by ...
PM statement will not affect NDA unity: Mamata
KOLKATA, APRIL 22.The Nationalist Trinamool Congress chief and Union Minister for Coal and Mines, Mamata Banerjee, today said that the unity of the Nationalist Democratic Alliance (NDA) would not be affected by the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari ...
We have no role in sari distribution, BJP tells EC
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today informed the Election Commission that it had nothing to do either directly or indirectly with the distribution of saris at a function in Lucknow on April 12, which resulted in a stampede ...
Sehwag weds Arti
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22. Heavy rain and a brief spell of hailstorm failed to dampen the spirits of the high-profile guests who assembled at 9 Ashoka Road this evening for the much publicised wedding of the country's most flamboyant batsman, Virender ...
NDTV poll predicts 145-160 seats for NDA
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22. An opinion poll conducted by NDTV and The Indian Express for the second phase of polling scheduled for Monday, coupled with the exit polls of the first phase, predicts 145 to 160 seats for the BJP-led National ...
Clearing the mist in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
The NDTV exit poll of the Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka Assemblies is a robust though not conclusive indicator of what is in store for the two States, says Yogendra Yadav.
No fear about campaigning in Veerappan country
The possibility of an election time strike has not deterred candidates from canvassing support in remote forest areas.
Arif Mohammed Khan, BJP candidate, Kaiserganj Lok Sabha seat
Joining the Bharatiya Janata Party may have been akin to biting the bullet, thinks Arif Mohammed Khan. But in retrospect that was the easy part. Campaigning in Kaiserganj in the heart of Uttar Pradesh, leaving no stone unturned, seeking political ...
POLL THEME/THE VAJPAYEE FACTOR-2
Andhra Pradesh: anti-incumbency vs Vajpayee image
In contrast to Karnataka, there are obvious limits to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's image and popularity in Andhra Pradesh, says Harish Khare.
Rebels make it tough for the BJD
With the ruling Biju Janata Dal-B JP alliance finding the going tough in Orissa's coastal region due to the presence of rebel candidates in a large number of Assembly segments, the BJD nominee, Bhartruhari Mahatab, is facing an uphill task in the ...
Voters in a mood to atone for 1977 mistake
The pride of place Amethi occupies in politics today used to be Rae Bareli's exclusive preserve till about a quarter of a century ago. Left out in the cold after showing the former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, the door in 1977, the constituency ...
THE NDA IS COLLAPSING
Q & A: Om Prakash Chaudala
The Haryana Chief Minister and Indian National Lok Dal leader,
THIS IS MY GREATEST CHALLENGE
Q & A: Jayaprada
"Bahubali ko crore, dal badloo to lakh, janata ko mila khaak, yehi hai sukhad ahsaas." This catchy slogan seeking to highlight the role of muscle power, money power and defectors, and ridiculing the BJP's ...
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