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Some women faces of election 2014

Smriti Irani competing Rahul Gandhi in Amethi Smriti Irani who was born as Smriti Malhotra is a BJP candidate who has been posted against Rahul Gandhi at the Congress bastion of Amethi. She has been a former model, television actress and producer. She has come out as one of the most prominent women faces of the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. It must also be recalled that Smriti had lost out to Kapil Sibal from Chandni Chowk in Delhi in the 2009 general elections. Born in Delhi, Smriti is married to Zubin Irani and read at the Holy Child Auxilium School. She has three children- Shanelle Irani, Zoish Irani and Zohr Irani. She first shot into the limelight with Ekta Kapoor’s television serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Smriti Irani was nominated by BJP in Amethi to give Rahul Gandhi some serious competition from a seat which he has won twice in the past. Smriti has pointed out that the level of development in Amethi is very ordinary and requires critical changes considering that it sends the Congress vice-president to the Lok Sabha in every election. Though Irani had been an actress on the small screen she has had a meteoric rise in her party since joining. Smriti from being the vice-president of the party’s Maharashtra youth wing she became in 2010 a BJP national secretary and also national president of the BJP’s Mahila Morcha. In 2011 Irani was sent to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat. Smriti Irani the hard working BJP candidate from Amethi, holding the post of national vice-president of BJP has all it takes to stop Rahul Gandhi in his backyard. Her opponent from AAP is poet turned politician Kumar Vishwas. Unfortunately for her it has been brought into the limelight and ridiculed that Smriti had needed to work as a helper at the popular fast food giant, McDonalds, while participating in the Miss India pageant to support her. In 2003 Smriti Irani joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and has been one of the most consistent members of the party. Meenakshi Lekhi the BJP contestant for New Delhi The fall of Sheila Dixit and the Congress party in the Delhi Assembly polls, the winning arrival of AAP to form a 49-day government and the trustworthy BJP laying their stakes, the battle for New Delhi has got hotter in the run up to the general election 2014. A scathing attacker of Arvind Kejriwal’s antics, anarchy and against the lack of development of Delhi by Congress is...

Facts regarding Lok Sabha Election 2014

The electoral rolls in accordance to which the list of voters have been prepared have been updated with January 1 2014 as the cut- off date. On April 7 the electorates vote for 6 constituencies, on April 9 for 7 constituencies, on April 10 for 92 constituencies, on April 12 for 7 constituencies, on April 17 for 120 constituencies, on April 24 for 117 constituencies, on April 30 for 89 constituencies, on May 7 for 64 constituencies and on May 12 for 41 constituencies. The total number of parliamentary constituencies in India is 543. The five constituencies in Assam where polling was conducted on April 7 were Tezpur, Kaliabor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur . In Tripura polling for the Tripura (West) constituency took place. The Lok Sabha elections in India will select its next House of Commons and form a government under a new Prime Minister. The break-up of the parliamentary consituencies in the various states for the schedule of April 9 are Arunachal Pradesh (2), Manipur (1), Meghalaya (2), Mizoram (1) and Nagaland (1). On April 10 the following are the number of constituencies for which the polls will be conducted. Bihar (6), Chhattisgarh (1), Haryana (10), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Jharkhand (5), Kerala (20), Madhya Pradesh (9), Maharashtra (10), Odisha (10), Uttar Pradesh (10), Andaman and Nicobar (1), Chandigarh (1), Lakshadweep (1), Delhi (7) On April 12 Sikkim, Tripura, Assam and Goa will vote for 1, 1, 3 and 2 parliamentary constituencies’ respectively. On April 17 the following states will conduct voting in the mentioned number of constituencies. Bihar (7), Chhattisgarh (3), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Jharkhand (5), Karnataka (28), Madhya Pradesh (10), Maharashtra (19), Manipur (1), Odisha (11), Rajasthan (20), Uttar Pradesh (11), West Bengal (4) On April 24 the schedule for the states are as follows. Assam (6), Bihar (7), Chhattisgarh (7), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Jharkhand (4), Madhya Pradesh (10), Maharashtra (19), Rajasthan (5), Tamil Nadu (39), Uttar Pradesh (12), West Bengal (6), Puducherry (1) On April 30 the schedule for the states are as follows. Andhra Pradesh (17), Bihar (7), Gujarat (26), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Punjab (13), Uttar Pradesh (14), West Bengal (9), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (1), Daman and Diu (1) On May 7 the schedule for the states are as follows. Andhra Pradesh (25), Bihar (7), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Uttar Pradesh (15), Uttarakhand (5), West Bengal (6), Himachal Pradesh (4) On May 12 the schedule for the states are as follows. Bihar (6), Uttar Pradesh (18), West Bengal (17)...

Journey to 16th Lok Sabha commences

Chief Election Commissioner of India VS Sampath announced that the nine phased Lok Sabha polls 2014 covering the 543 parliamentary constituencies will take place on April 7, 9, 10, 12, 17, 24, 30, May 7 and 12. The counting to determine the fate of the contesting candidates will take place on May 16, 2014. The biggest election scenario in the world, the Lok Sabha elections in India will be the longest ever this time around. While the date of commencement is April 7 the polls will end on May 12. The voting process in India the largest in the world will involve 81.4 crore voters including 9.71 new voters who have been added to the rolls since the last Lok Sabha elections in 2009. The 2009 polls were held in five phases from April 16 to May 13. The term of the current Lok Sabha expires on June 1 and the new House has to be constituted by May 31. Along with the Lok Sabha polls, Telangana, Seemandhra, Odisha and Sikkim will also elect their new state assemblies. The attempt by the Election Commission has been the maximum utilization of both the available human and machine resources and the polling days. The process of 16th Lok Sabha will begin on April 7 ad declared by the Mr. Sampath. In the upcoming elections, candidates in a parliamentary constituency in bigger states can spend up to Rs 70 lakh on their campaign. The Lok Sabha elections have introduced the ‘None of the above’ option in voting. An unbelievable total of 1.1 crore poll personnel including security forces and civilian forces will be deployed for conduction of a smooth and fair election. Poll officials have prepared a database of the 5.5 million civilian staff which will be deployed for conducting polls. An amazing 9,30,000 polling stations have been set up across the country keeping in view the convenience of both the voters and the polling staff. Preparations have been made for deployment of around 12 lakh electronic voting machines. The EC favours a multi-phased election for a country of India’s size, being the world’s largest democracy whose electorate has grown manifold over the years. There is a limit of six weeks time from the announcement of the schedule to the first date of poll in view of the Supreme Court direction. The poll panel has been given around two weeks’ time for government formation before the term of the Lok Sabha or a state assembly expires. In the states of Seemandhra, Telangana,...

Moon Moon Sen the star candidate from Bankura in WB

A yesteryear actress Moon Moon Sen has been chosen by TMC as a candidate for Bankura in Bengal by the state’s CM Mamata Banerjee. Though greenhorn Moon Moon Sen is a crowd puller it is another aspect to take on veteran politician Basudev Acharya from Bankura in West Bengal from where he is tipped off to win. Sen has been braving the extreme heat to visit hundreds of villagers in far flung areas of West Bengal’s Bankura district on her road shows. Moon Moon the Trinamul Congress Lok Sabha candidate is the daughter of Bengali screen siren Suchitra Sen, who passed away recently. The grounds in Bankura are chock-a-block with people wishing to catch a glimpse of the glamorous star. While the Bengali actress greets people with folded hands, discussing their problems animatedly during active campaigning in Bankura her glamour quotient might just fall short of securing a victory for her party. Most of the people visiting her shows are only happy to take a look at her or touch her hands while she passes by. Whether this star attraction will translate into votes for Trinamul against her strong opponent Acharya is the ultimate question to be pondered upon. Moon Moon is often aided by Bankura district’s assistant chairperson Bibhabhuti Tudu a local tribal woman for interpretation of her speeches into Santhali and to communicate her message to the people. The various clusters of tribals are a major part of the electorates who will play a crucial role in defining the victory of any candidate from Bankura. Moon Moon has declared that politics has taught her to think beyond herself. Moon Moon has been constantly braving the soaring mercury which is past 43 degrees Celsius in Bankura. Her redoubtable Communist Party of India (Marxist) opponent Basudeb Acharya who has been winning from Bankura eight times in a row seems to be a bigger hurdle than the extreme weather. Moon Moon declared that she is nostalgically made aware of the presence of her mother on her campaign trails and feels that she would have also wanted her to do something good for the impoverished people of her constituency. She let it be known that it was only due to Mamata Banerjee that she has got this opportunity to look at the people’s life in Bankura from such a proximity which inspires her to dole out her best. Moon Moon Sen is known for her work in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi and Kannada films. She has also starred in...

Mulayam and Modi contest 90km apart in UP

Modi having chosen Varanasi in UP as his constituency in this Lok Sabha elections 2014, the UP supremo and Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has his sights set on Azamgarh, merely 90 km away from Varanasi. Varanasi and its adjoining districts have been under the impact of the Modi wave as the people of the city and the nation as a whole have great expectations from him. Varanasi considered the holiest city for Hindus in India is expected to support Modi in his maiden venture. On the other hand Mulayam Singh Yadav’s nomination from Azamgarh has created another very strong and secure field in Azamgarh that will influence people of the adjoining districts of Ballia, Mau, Gazipur, Lalganj and Bansgaon cutting out the vote share of Bahujan Samaj party and BJP as well. The BJP has been campaigning consistently in UP hoping that it can garner as many seats as possible from the state which will be very crucial in its race to gaining a majority on its own terms. The BJP is expecting the maximum number of seats in Jat dominated western UP however the Purvanchal bordering Bihar is its weak zone. The greatest challenge for BJP in UP is from the Samajwadi Party who are totally relying upon the Muslim votes to get through. It seems the bolt out of the blue by Mulayam Singh has been a great deterrent for the Modi brigade that was expecting in excess of 45 seats from UP for the BJP. The people of Varanasi feel that the city will get back its identity if Modi wins and the lacunae in civic and health facilities, basic infrastructure building especially roads and garbage clearing and recycling are the main points on their agenda of demands from...

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