Narendra Modi wanted to induce Sabir Ali into BJP: KC Tyagi

New Delhi, March 29 (ANI): JD (U) leader KC Tyagi on Saturday said that Sabir Ali's induction into the BJP was done on the orders of Narendra Modi. Tyagi added that Modi wanted Ali in his party so that he could target Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Mar 29, 2014

AAP chief attacked during poll campaign, calls it political conspiracy

Jind, March 29 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal has urged his supporters not to retaliate after an unidentified man on Friday attacked him during his poll campaign, as he called it a political conspiracy. The attacker climbed on to the open vehicle in which Kejriwal was travelling during the road show in Bhiwani district of Haryana and tried to hit him near his neck. Later, Kejriwal's supporters turned violent and the attacker was beaten up by them. While addressing his supporters in Jind district during a road show, Kejriwal blamed the political parties for hatching a conspiracy against him. According to media reports, the attacker was a supporter of Anna Hazare. Mar 29, 2014

First modern sports stadium under construction in Jorhat

Jorhat, March 29 (ANI): One of the oldest sports fields of Assam, which is run by Jorhat District Sport Association, will be soon transformed into an international standard stadium. The sports complex is being constructed at a cost of over 6 crore. While the gallery is being sponsored by the Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resource (NLCPR) under the DoNER Ministry, the United Fund of Jorhat District Administration is funding the construction of the grounds and other facilities. The stadium will have a sitting capacity of 25,000 people. The project began in 2008-2009 and is expected to be completed by the end of this year. The work is progressing rapidly, and 90 per cent of the stadium has been completed. Mar 29, 2014

Decision on Imran Masood's candidature will be taken by Congress: Umesh Sinha after Masood sent to j

Lucknow, March 29 (ANI): Congress candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur constituency Imran Masood's bail plea has been rejected by a local court and been sent to judicial custody for 14 days. Following the same, Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha on Saturday said that appropriate steps are being taken in the case and investigation is on, and that the decision on his candidature will be taken by Congress. He said that if found guilty, approporiate actions will be taken against Masood. Mar 29, 2014

Politicos condemn Narendra Modi following his Baghpat rally

New Delhi/ Mumbai, March 29 (ANI): Following Narendra Modi's rally in Baghpat wherein he talked about Revolt of 1857 and lashed out at Congress, politicos condemned the speech. RLD Chief Ajit Singh said that BJP never held any movement for the farmers and that it was BJP who called Musharraf in India after the Kargil War. Further, MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla said that it is such mindset of Modi that he is comparing himself with everything. Mar 29, 2014

PM highlights Congress' achievements during Assam rally

Assam, Mar 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while addressing a rally in Assam's Sivasagar on Saturday, highlighted the achievements of the Congress led UPA government in the last decade. The Prime Minister also stated that he felt privileged to have got an opportunity to serve the nation for a long duration of 10 years. Singh further requested the public to compare the achievements of Congress and the non Congress governments before casting their votes. Mar 29, 2014

Imran Masood Hate Speech: BJP delegation meets CEC, demand strict action

New Delhi, March 29 (ANI): A BJP delegation on Saturday met the Chief Election Commissioner and demanded strict action against Congress leaders who are making hate speeches during election rallies. A controversy sparked on Friday when a video went viral in which a Congress candidate Imran Masood was captured giving hate speech against BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi. Masood had openly threatened to hack Modi to pieces. Mar 29, 2014

Congress turned 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' into 'Marr Jawan, Marr Kisan': Narendra Modi

Baghpat, March 29 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Baghpat, BJP's PM Candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday lashed out at Congress and said that Congress has turned Lal Bahadur Shastri's 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' into 'Marr Jawan, Marr Kisan'. He further said that the slogan of Revolt of 1857 was 'kamal or roti' (lotus and bread), but in 2014, it changed into 'kamal or Modi' (lotus and Modi). Modi further lashed out at Chaudhary Charan Singh's son for leaving his father and his principles of working against Congress; anti farmer policies and going to Congress. Mar 29, 2014

Unfortunately Pakistan becomes an "election issue" in India: Pak Foreign Office spokesperson

Pakistan/ Netherlands, Mar 29 (ANI): Pakistan sees accusations made by Indian prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi about the neighboring country, as part of an election issue in India, Pakistan's Foreign Office has said. Responding to a question regarding Modi's statement that Pakistan-backed terrorists carried out activities in Kashmir including the one in September 2013 in which several soldiers and civilians were killed, Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam shrugged off the allegations as an election gimmick. Mar 29, 2014

Decision to induct Sabir Ali in BJP must be reversed: Balbir Punj

New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): The BJP faced another crisis of sorts within its ranks when senior party leader Balbir Punj also opposed the induction of expelled Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sabir Ali into the party. Earlier on Friday, BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had also demanded de-induction on grounds that he has been named as one of the alleged accused in the murder of music mogul Gulshan Kumar and was a friend of Indian Mujahideen Chief Yasin Bhatkal. Mar 29, 2014

Congress' Imran Masood arrested for threatening Narendra Modi

Saharanpur, Mar 29 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday arrested the leader and candidate of ruling Congress party, Imran Masood, who openly threatened to hack BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi to pieces. A criminal case was registered against him on March 28 after a video of him threatening Modi went viral on the web. An FIR accused Masood, of violating the election code of conduct. Earlier, BJP spokesperson, Meenakshi Lekhi had vouched that the party will see to it that Masood's candidature is cancelled. Mar 29, 2014

Maoists trigger landmine blast in Odisha, injure two personnel

Malkangiri, Mar 29 (ANI): Two personnel of India's paramilitary, Border Security Force (BSF), were injured when Maoists triggered a landmine blast in Malkangiri district of Odisha province on Friday. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Pramod Kumar Bagh, said the explosive went off when the BSF personnel were conducting a search after removing Maoist posters in the mountainous area. The injured were airlifted to Malkangiri district hospital. The BSF has launched a combing operation to nab the ultras. Mar 29, 2014

Rajnath Singh demands upgraded security for Modi post suicide bomber threat

Lucknow, Mar 27 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh expressed concern over possible attack on BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, after Intelligence Bureau issued alert of suicide bomber threat. Reportedly, as per the high alert, the attack may be on the lines of assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The IB reports also stated that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, won’t be shot at, but it is likely that a suicide bomber disguised as a supporter may target him. The agencies also suspect that the attack may take place in Modi’s own constituencies of Varanasi or Vadodara. Mar 29, 2014

Congress on Imran Masood's hate speech against Narendra Modi

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Mar 29 (ANI): A day after Congress candidate Imran Masood, who openly threatened to hack BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi to pieces was arrested, the Congress party defended itself by saying that the video is 6 months old when Masood was in the Samajwadi Party. The Congress said it condemns the statement of Masood. Mar 29, 2014