Historically, an Indian election always has major star power. This time too, a large number of celebrities are going to contest. Star Constituencies brings you such stories, but with a difference – we will also analyse whether these celebrities actually work for their constituencies after being elected.
The strongholds of the mythical third front proved the easiest to win for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in the elections, reports Vikas Pathak.
Big brother, take note. An unhappy CPI cocked a snook at the CPM for its “arrogance”, dropping a strong hint of displeasure with the principal Left ally for playing political hardball, reports Zia Haq.
Among the main party poopers for the AIADMK was the ambitious actor-turned-politician Vijayakant, whose DMDK party played the spoiler in several constituencies where the AIADMK was in a strong position, writes MR Venkatesh.
The Congress wave evident across the country certainly helped the party make a clean sweep of Delhi’s seven Lok Sabha seats, but a few local factors also shaped the outcome here.
Former UN undersecretary general and Congress party's Shashi Tharoor won the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat by over 80,000 votes, making his debut in Indian politics.
Expressing confidence that its allies in Third Front will not desert the alliance, the CPI on Friday said the efforts of Congress and BJP to woo them shows "lust for power" and "desperation" of both the parties.
Notwithstanding the various exit poll predictions, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident of sweeping the Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand.
They aren't quite pollsters, but astrologers are pundits for all seasons in India. And days before votes for the 15th Lok Sabha are counted May 16, they predict "a hung house" and say the stars are shining for smaller parties.
Mohammad Azharuddin, former Indian cricket team captain and Congress candidate for Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad Lok Sabha seat, said Wednesday that his hard work would give him an edge over other contestants.
Of the 14 constituencies going to the polls on Wednesday, Rampur and Pilibhit definitely walked away with the cake for the high-strung drama of a typical masala film that was on offer in these constituencies. Sunita Aron
The internecine battle within the Samajwadi Party over former actor Jayaprada’s nomination as its candidate for the Rampur seat in Uttar Pradesh continued unabated right up to the end of campaigning on Monday.
In Himachal’s Mandi parliamentary constituency — the largest in the state, covering the entire tribal belt — the fight is between the Congress’s Virbhadra Singh and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) record of governance. Archana Phull reports.
Stating that Congress is afflicted with the feeling of despondency and defeatism, BJP on Saturday said that Congress has now started praising those parties which are arch-rivals of its own allies.
Former captain of the Indian cricket team and Congress candidate for the Moradabad Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh Mohammad Azharuddin has been booked for violating the model code of conduct, an official said on Saturday.
Only two of the 12 contestants for the Patna Sahib constituency that is going to the polls on May 7 are hogging all the limelight. For, they are Bollywood stars BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha, 62, and Congress’s Shekhar Suman, 49. Arun Kumar reports.