As with all Indian elections, there will be betrayals, sudden developments, a change of mind or even an illness. All these could have the potential of completely changing the election scenario. The X factor will record these sudden twists and abrupt turns that take place during an Indian election, even after the results are out.

Nafisa promises to be asset for Lucknow if elected

After bagging Miss India title three decades back and winning hearts through screen roles, Bollywood actress Nafisa Ali is now confident of success in Lok Sabha elections, which she is contesting as the Samajwadi Party candidate from Lucknow seat.

Amar threatens to quit SP over tiff with Azam

In a surprising move, SP general secretary Amar Singh dared party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to choose between him and party leader Azam Khan and said he was prepared to walk out of the organisation. He also added that he couldn't take party member Azam Khan's insults any longer. "SP can exist without me but not without Azam Khan, it appears," he said.

Cong leader to challenge rejection of nomination

Congress leader Raj Kumar Patel's nomination papers were rejected by the returning officer as he did not submit a form in time. Patel said he would challenge the returning officer's decision.

BJP accuses Mayawati of treating Varun like a terrorist

Accusing the Uttar Pradesh Govt of treating Varun Gandhi like a terrorist, BJP has ruled out any alliance with the BSP in future and threatened to tighten the noose around Mayawati government if voted to power at the centre.

Mamata wants CBI to re-probe Tytler's 1984 links

The Congress' new ally Trinamool Congress on Tuesday demanded that the Central Bureau of Investigation restart the probe into Congress leader Jagdish Tytler's role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Lok Sabha ticket, job offer for shoe throwing scribe

Iraqi journalist Montadher al-Zaidi is not going to like it. The main protagonist of the Indian version of his act, journalist Jarnail Singh who hurled a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi today, has not only been released but is getting attractive offers.

Cong attacks Rajnath over his visit to jail to meet Varun

Congress on Tuesday attacked BJP chief Rajnath Singh over his visit to Etah jail to meet Varun Gandhi, accusing the saffron party of attempting a "second Gujarat" all over the country through Pilibhit.

Several countries consider Singh a weak PM: Jaitley

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that several countries consider Manmohan Singh a 'weak' prime minister.

SP demands dismissal of UP govt

The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday demanded the dismissal of the Uttar Pradesh government, alleging that it had been flouting the court directives on reinstating about 18 thousand dismissed constables in the state.

Scindia demands probe in Cong candidate's rejection

Union Minister and Congress candidate from Guna Lok Sabha seat Jyotiraditya Scindia in Shivpuri on Tuesday termed the rejection of Congress candidate's nomination from Vidisha seat as unfortunate advocating a probe at the party level on the issue.

Will make big disclosure to expose CBI: Amar Singh

Claiming that CBI has become a "political tool", SP General Secretary Amar Singh today said he will make a big disclosure in the next few days to "expose" the country's premier investigating agency.

He should not have done it: Journalist’s mother

Naseeb Kaur, the mother of journalist Jarnail Singh who hurled a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram at a press conference on Tuesday, said she was “shocked” at the incident, reports HT Correspondent.

Tharoor as MP: Acid test for professional netas

The protests by Youth Congress activists in Thiruvananthapuram against the candidature of former United Nations undersecretary general Shashi Tharoor and a last-ditch fax message to the Congress high command by a Christian clergy urging the nomination of a Congress leader belonging to their denomination goes to show how very little has changed, or will change, in Indian politics.

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