In a dramatic political development, the CPM on Wednesday seemed to be breaking off with its alliance partner in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK. CPM sources confirmed the development but official word is expected on Thursday.
The Election Commission will for the first time deploy special observers to oversee the management of the electoral process at the field level for the Lok Sabha polls.
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee announced the first list of her party’s candidates for the Lok Sabha elections on Wednesday. The list of LS nominees includes actors, celebrity academicians, footballers and musicians.
Chief election commissioner VS Sampath spoke to HT’s Chetan Chauhan about preparedness for Lok Sabha elections and gave reasons why the poll panel opted for nine poll dates as against five phases in the 2009 polls. Here are the excerpts from the interview: Poll: Which are the three issues that, according to you, will top the voters’ mind in these polls?
Continuing to target Nitin Gadkari over his plea to Raj Thackeray not to field candidates in Lok Sabha polls, Shiv Sena on Wednesday said the senior BJP leader is a "businessman, who has inked a deal with the MNS chief."