The 111 parliamentary seats for which elections have been held so far have recorded a turnout of 68.29 per cent, which is 7.90 per cent more than the votes polled by these constituencies in the general elections held five years ago.
BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today said he was never silent on the 2002 riots in his Gujarat, but no one ever tried to "understand the truth," which he blamed on a conspiracy.
Narendra Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, today said he has served for years as a "backroom boy" in his party and so has been "closely associated with election arrangements and strategy."
The projection by certain quarters that Narendra Modi will become the prime minister is like a gas balloon which will burst when the gas leaks, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today said as she stepped-up her attack against the BJP's prime ministerial nominee.
A militant hideout was today busted by the security forces in the forests of Bandipora district in Kashmir.
Women have outnumbered men in casting votes in five of the 13 states and Union Territories which went to polls in first four phases of Lok Sabha elections and an increase in the aggregate voter turnout was also witnessed as compared to the last general elections.
Television actor and BJP candidate Smriti Irani contesting against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, declared her assets at over Rs four crore in her nominations today.
Taking on Congress, BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi today said that the time had come to replace a "useless and corrupt" government at the Centre with a strong one.
Civil servants should be "agents of the change which they wish to see in their society and country," President Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday.
Union minister Farooq Abdullah today claimed that the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi wants to "eliminate" Muslims.
About 60 members of the film fraternity, some very well-known, have signed an open letter that they say is "a collective appeal to the citizens of India to vote strategically to protect our country's secular character."
An aggressive rebuke by Rahul Gandhi today sponsored a new political controversy with the BJP issuing a sharp retort. Mr Gandhi, 43, in an unusually direct comment about his political opponent, said today, "Modi-ji, Hindustan ko ullu banana bandh karo (stop fooling the people of the country)."
He repeated earlier claims that Mr Modi sacrifices the interest of the common man for big business in his home state
Superstar Salman Khan's father and noted scriptwriter Salim Khan today launched the Urdu version of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's official website.
BJP leader Maneka Gandhi tried today to check talk of a growing family feud between her son, Varun, and his estranged cousin Priyanka.