Thursday, April 17, 2014

BJP-TDP alliance runs into rough weather

BJP-TDP alliance runs into rough weather


    With the biggest round of voting scheduled for today, most papers make it their lead story. Hindustan Times writes, that it's a 'make or break' and a high stakes day today, with as many as 192 million people voting in 12 states, for 121 seats. At the end of today's voting, 232 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats would have been voted for.
    The Election Commission cautioning media houses against broadcasting or publishing opinion polls - is covered by the papers. The Indian Express writes - the Election Commission has said that opinion polls were 'exit polls' for all practical purposes and that media houses must not publish opinion polls.
    Papers also covered Narendra Modi's responses during yesterday's television interviews. The Indian Express reports that the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate has vowed that he would not be 'vindictive' if voted to power, and stressed that he would not launch a witch hunt against Robert Vadhra involving his land deals.
    Business Standard writes that the Supreme Court, yesterday, asked the BCCI to set up a panel to probe the role of its former President N. Srinivasan and 12 others, into the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
    And finally, the Times of India writes that Delhi High Court's Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice S. Mridul have said that the condition of children's parks in Delhi was a serious violation of the human rights of children and has asked for a status report, with pictures, of Children's parks run by the municipal bodies, within 2 weeks.

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