Archive for September, 2010

Varun Gandhi set to wed Bengali designer, Yamini Roy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family Varun Gandhi is all set to tie the nuptial knot this year and among the guests to be invited are his aunt Sonia Gandhi and cousin Rahul Gandhi. The 30-year-old BJP national secretary and fiery orator will marry a Bengali girl, Yamini Roy, a […]

Election Commission calls all party meeting on October 4

The Election Commission has called an all-party meeting on October 4 to discuss issues related to use of money and muscle power in elections and criminalisation of politics. Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said the commission has invited leaders of all the political parties for the meeting on October 4. The meeting will be held […]

Cong selects candidates for Bihar polls

Just a month left for the Bihar elections, the Congress on Wednesday, Sep 22 finally listed out 70 candidates after a meeting attended by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and All India Congress Committee in-charge of Bihar, Mukul Wasnik. The meeting was held at Gandhi’s 10 Janpath residence. The sources said that […]

Exclusive election bank account for Poll candidate

Poll candidates will now be monitored with a separate “shadow” expenditure register and will have to open an exclusive election bank account under the new guidelines framed by the Election Commission to check flow of illegal money at the hustings. The Commission has set up for the first time an Election Expenditure Monitoring (EEM) cell […]

Can’t trust BJP, RSS, VHP on Ayodhya issue : Congress

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday said he could not trust RSS- VHP statements of respecting the court verdict on Ayodhya title suit as his party had made the mistake once in 1992 by accepting their commitment to safeguard the Babri mosque. ‘I cannot trust BJP, RSS, VHP. In 1992, we made a mistake by […]

Trial against Sajjan Kumar will continue : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Sunday refused to quash the charges of murder and other offences against senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and said the trial will continue against him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. While upholding the framing of charges against Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, the court asked the trial court […]

Learn from DUSU results : BJP

The results of the elections to the Delhi University Students’ Union, in which the RSS-backed ABVP bagged three posts, while the Congress-controlled NSUI had to rest content with just one seat, are being seen in the political circles here as a reflection of the mood prevailing in the city. The ABVP, which wrested control of […]

DDCA executive body elections scheduled for September 30

The battle lines have been drawn ahead of the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) executive body elections scheduled for September 30 with Sameer Bahadur putting in his nomination for the post of President. Bahadur will against present incumbent Arun Jaitley for the post of president. Wednesday was the last day of filing nominations for […]

Election Commission to hold an all-party meeting

The Election Commission will soon be convening an all-party meeting to allay misgivings of several political parties on the electronic voting machines (EVMs) being tamper-proof. The assurance to this effect was given to a BJP delegation led by party general secretary Ravi Shankar Prasad that met the full Election Commission here. The EC has assured […]