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

People will vote for secular leaders: Akhilesh after Modi's nomination

Saifai, Apr 24 (ANI): Speaking on Narendra Modi filing his nomination from Varanasi, UP Chief Minister and Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said that his party has worked for the people of Varanasi and also added that the people there will vote for secular leaders. Apr 24, 2014

Police arrest three Maoists in Jharkhand

Palamu, April 24 (ANI): Acting on a tip-off, police arrested three Maoists accused in several attacks, in Jharkhand and also recovered arms and ammunition during search operation. Police recovered a looted police rifle and many rounds of unused bullets during the arrest of Maoists in Palamu district of Jharkhand. The Maoists, who say they are fighting for the rights of the poor and landless, control some of India's mineral-rich areas and operate in large swathes of eastern, central and southern countryside. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Apr 24, 2014

BJP concerned only about power, not about poor: Sonia Gandhi

Valsad, April 24 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Valsad constituency of Gujarat, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday lashed out BJP and said that they are only concerned about gaining power and not about the welfare of poor. Gandhi said that the state government did not allow the Lokayukta to come in Gujarat for 10 years, alleging that their aim was to save themselves from getting exposed. She also said that the opposition says that if they come to power, nation will turn into a 'heaven', and later questions if considering family with Rs 11/day income as not poor is anywhere near heaven or not. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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