Stories By Smita Prakash
122 Apr 2014 Tue
Two cousins, two neighbouring constituencies, but two different political affiliations. While Congress' probable prime ministerial candidate Rahul Gandhi is contesting India's parliamentary elections from Amethi, his cousin Varun Gandhi is contesting in Sultanpur on the BJP ticket.
219 Apr 2014 Sat
The Indian elections are underway, with the opposition BJP looking to be the front-runner to form the next government. There is speculation that the party will adopt a tough foreign policy, after its manifesto stated it might recalibrate its "no-first use" doctrine regarding nuclear weapons.
314 Apr 2014 Mon
Indian elections are currently underway with politicians campaigning across the country. Many Indians in poorer regions still vote on the basis of the candidate's caste. But political parties hoping to attract their votes are not having it easy.
413 Apr 2014 Sun
As election fever continues to rise in India, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is drawing bigger and bigger crowds.
509 Apr 2014 Wed
The second phase of polling is underway for India's mammoth elections.
608 Apr 2014 Tue
India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has unveiled their election manifesto as the country starts voting in a five-week election. While the Hindu nationalist party lays emphasis on governance and development, it has also mentioned building a temple at the site of a razed mosque.
707 Apr 2014 Mon
With his state government's resignation of Delhi after just 49 days, Channel NewsAsia speaks with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal about his party's future plans as elections in India get underway.
802 Apr 2014 Wed
As campaigning picks up pace in India ahead of the general elections, political parties have focused on domestic issues. But this may change, with relations with the US hitting another stumbling block, after the US Ambassador's resignation.
928 Mar 2014 Fri
India's two-term Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh seems to have receded into the background as his party, the Congress, looks for a third term in power.
1024 Mar 2014 Mon
With elections just a few weeks away, political parties in India are becoming very sensitive to public opinion. Public pressure on social media forced the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to expel a fanatical Hindu leader, hours after inducting him into the party.