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Poll official in Assam who cannot vote as he is D voter

By Staff Reporter,

Barpeta: Most unexpected things often happen in India and the elections are also no exception from it. Like many others one Sahjahan Kaji of Assam’s Barpeta is also branded as a Doubtful voter or D voter for his ‘doubtful identity’ as an Indian citizen and he has been barred from voting since 1997.

Congress betrayed fishermen's interests: Jayalalithaa

Chennai : AIADMK general secretary J.Jayalalithaa Sunday charged the Congress-led government at the centre with betraying the interests of fishermen.

Addressing an election rally here, the Tamil Nadu chief minister said: "The fishing community knows it is only the AIADMK who is their friend. Fishermen would not accept that AIADMK is not concerned about them."

Jayalalithaa was responding to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's statement at a rally in Kanyakumari that the AIADMK was not concerned about fishermen's welfare.


SC should order BJP leader Giriraj's arrest: Soz

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz Sunday demanded suo motu notice by the Supreme Court of the "brazen violation" of the model code of conduct by BJP leader Giriraj Singh who said those opposing Narendra Modi should be sent to Pakistan.

In a statement issued here, Soz said: "It is high time that the Supreme Court takes suo motu notice of the blatant and brazen violation of the election code of the conduct by BJP leader Giriraj Singh, who is contesting from Nawada Lok Sabha seat in Bihar."

AAP Delhi legislator arrested, gets bail

New Delhi : AAP legislator Rajesh Garg and two party supporters were arrested here on a complaint by a woman government official for allegedly entering her office and threatening her, police said Sunday. Garg later got bail from a city court.

The Aam Aadmi Party legislator, in his 50s, from Rohini in north Delhi, was arrested Saturday night after the deputy director of the education department filed a complaint against him at Prashant Vihar police station for threatening her and using derogatory language after barging into her office.


Modi gets more NO votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

New Delhi : BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more “NO” votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer popular votes than AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in a TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world live poll as of late Sunday.

The voting closes on April 22 and the final result will be announced on April 24.


Sixth complaint filed against Haryana minister Kataria

Gurgaon: A fresh police complaint has been registered against Haryana youth and sports minister Sukhbir Kataria in a bogus voting case, taking the number of complaints to six, officials said Sunday.

Five police complaints have already been lodged against the minister in Gurgaon.

Judicial Magistrate Kavita Yadav ordered the complaint against Kataria, Gurgaon legislator Sukhbir and 10 others on charges of cheating, preparing and using fake documents and criminal conspiracy.


Giriraj defiant even as BJP distances itself; Congress, JD-U move EC

New Delhi/Patna: The BJP Sunday distanced itself from party leader Giriraj Singh's remark that Pakistan is the place for those opposing its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, while opposing parties like the Congress, JD-U and RJD slammed the comments. The defiant leader, however, refused to apologise.


Only Congress can ensure development, says Rahul

Mumbai: Lashing out at the BJP for indulging in divisive politics and misleading Indian people, Rahul Gandhi Sunday said only the Congress can ensure all-round development and progress in the country.

Addressing his first rally in Mumbai at the suburban BKC Grounds, Gandhi targeted Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for making false claims.


No Modi wave, only Modi poison, says Jairam Ramesh

Ranchi: There is no Modi wave but only "Modi poison" in India, said union minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday.

"Modi ka koi lahar nahi hai, Modi ka zehar hai (There is no Modi wave. There is Modi poison)," Ramesh told reporters in coal city Dhanbad, in a reference to the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate.

In Dhanbad to campaign for party candidate Ajay Dubey, Ramesh expressed satisfaction over increase in voting percentage in Saranda jungle -- one of the worst Maoist-affected areas of the state.


EC notice to Trinamool lawmaker for controversial speech

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress legislator Monirul Islam was Sunday issued a show cause notice by the Election Commission after he asked party workers in West Bengal's Birbhum to prevent people from voting for other parties.

"Islam has been show-caused for his speech and directed to submit his reply within 24 hours to the (Birbhum) district magistrate," Amit Roychowdhury, officer on special duty (OSD) told media persons here.

Islam represents Labhpur in Birbhum.