Leaders cast their vote on second-biggest day of 16th LS polls

Chennai/Alwar/ Sivaganga, April 24 (ANI): Leaders thronged the polling booth to exercise their franchise on Thursday on the second-biggest day of the 16th Lok Sabha polls. Journalist, N Ram after casting his vote in Chennai said Indian voters keep changing his or her mind where is volatility of the situation. India's junior sports minister, Jitendra Singh cast his vote in Alwar district of Rajasthan and said that high turnout is going to favour Congress. Meanwhile, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and DMK President M Karunanidhi also cast their votes from respective constituencies. Apr 24, 2014

Happy birthday master blaster!

Mumbai, April 24 (ANI): It is a day of celebration for all cricket fans across the world as master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was born on this day in 1973. It has been 6 long months since the little master's retirement. There is hardly anything left which this veteran hadn't achieved in his illustrious career. From being the highest run scorer in both forms of cricket, along with making 100 centuries or even being the first batsman who was given out by a third umpire, the list is endless. Almost every record has been in his kitty. Sachin is the role model for many and this man made it a point to exercise his franchise even on this special day. Apr 24, 2014

LS polls: Bollywood big wigs cast vote

Mumbai, Apr 24 (ANI): Bollywood celebrities in Mumbai came out to vote for the 16th Lok Sabha polls on Thursday. Among those who cast their votes were Preity Zinta, Rishi Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor and Lyricist Gulzar. Polling began at 7 AM for the third and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, where 338 candidates are testing electoral waters in 19 Lok Sabha seats. Apr 24, 2014

Narendra Modi holds road show in Varanasi

Varanasi, April 24 (ANI): BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday held a road show in Varanasi before filing his nomination papers from the constituency. Modi’s road show witnessed a huge crowd on onlookers and supporters, some witnessing the march from their rooftops and others from under construction buildings. Modi is to file his nomination from Varanasi as India enters the 6th phase of 2014 polls. Apr 24, 2014

Political leaders cast their vote as India enters 6th phase of 2014 polls

Farrukhabad/ Mandsaur/ Mumbai/ Chennai, April 24 (ANI): As India entered into 6th phase of 2014 polls on Thursday, political leaders cast their vote with hope of a stable government at the centre. While Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid cast his vote from Farrukhabad, Congress candidate from Mandsaur Lok Sabha constituency Meenakshi Natarajan also cast her vote in a positive note. Practicing their franchise, NCP President Sharad Pawar also cast his polls in Mumbai along with Congress leader Milind Deora. Meanwhile, DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran also casted his poll and said that the fight is between the DMK and AIADMK in Tamil Nadu. Apr 24, 2014

Manmohan Singh casts vote in Guwahati, says Modi wave creation of media

Guwahati, April 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday exercised his franchise and cast his vote for the last time as the country’s PM in Guwahati and said that ‘Narendra Modi wave’ is nothing but a creation of media. Singh was accompanied by his wife Gursharan Kaur. The couple cast their vote amidst tight security arrangements. Apr 24, 2014

Technology upgradation and branding needed for development of Kashi: Modi

Varanasi, April 24 (ANI): BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi before filing his nomination in Varanasi on Thursday thanked the people of Varanasi for their love and support. He said that Varanasi should become the spiritual capital of the world. Modi added that technology upgradation; branding and holistic approach is needed for the development of Kashi. Apr 24, 2014

Narendra Modi takes oath as he files his nomination papers from Varanasi

Varanasi, April 24 (ANI): BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Varanasi constituency and took oath to abide by the Constitution of India. Modi is contesting from the constituency against Congress’ Ajai Rai and AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal. Modi held a wide road show in the religious city before filing his nomination. Apr 24, 2014

Modi arrives in Varanasi, pays tribute to Madan Mohan Malviya

Varanasi, Apr 24 (ANI): BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi on Thursday to file his nomination for contesting elections and paid tribute to Madan Mohan Malviya. Modi is facing electoral challenges from Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party, Ajai Rai of the Congress and candidates of the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Samajwadi Party and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress. Apr 24, 2014

Samajwadi Party confident of holding their citadel in UP

Uttar Pradesh, April 24 (ANI): Samajwadi Party bigwigs enthusiastically visited polling booths on Thursday to cast their votes in the sixth phase of polls. While casting their vote in Saifai, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav looked confident of his party’s foothold in Uttar Pradesh. Other leaders of the party also said that the BJP will not be able to win any seat despite the so- called Modi wave. Apr 24, 2014

LS Polls: Tollywood actors cast their vote

Chennai, Apr 24 (ANI): South Indian actors too like their Bollywood counterparts came out to vote in the 16th Lok Sabha polls. Those who came to cast their votes were Khushboo, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. Apr 24, 2014

Polling for sixth phase for 117 LS seats begins amid tight security

Maharashtra/ Uttar Pradesh/ Madhya Pradesh, April 24 (ANI): Polling is underway for the sixth phase of th 16th Lok Sabha elections. Voting is taking place for 117 constituencies spread over 11 states and one union territory. These are - 39 seats in Tamil Nadu, 19 in Maharashtra, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Madhya Pradesh, 7 each in Bihar and Chhattisgarh, 6 each in Assam and West Bengal, 5 in Rajasthan, 4 in Jharkhand and one each in Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Puducherry. Voting commenced amid tight security at 7 a.m., and will end at 6 p.m. In Naxal-hit areas and Jammu and Kashmir, it is expected to end earlier. Apr 24, 2014

Akhilesh casts vote, says confident about SP getting maximum seats in UP

Saifai, April 24 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday cast his vote from Saifai in Etawah district. He said that he was confident that the Samajwadi Party would get maximum number of seats in the state. Polling is underway for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Voting is taking place for 117 constituencies spread over 11 states and one union territory. Apr 24, 2014