"Advertisement or Theatrics/satire?" asks the graffiti as Mamata is shown writing "make Kolkata into London... Digha to Goa... Darjeeling to Switzerland". Behind her is written "mother, nature, man". Do e-mail us with better translations at mail[at the rate]outlookindia[dot]com
"The Nano has gone from Bengal... didi does'nt give a damn... jobless youth should stay jobless... a farmer's son a farmer... tell people false things to gather votes... thats what makes didi happy!... holding Modi's hand... the Nano happily leaves... at the downfall of the student youth... didi dances in glee"
"Votes have come at the cost of burning men. The saffronites and the green and the blues have come to a coalition. People understand as nobody is blindfolded... the craft sectors have been removed... So is this the plan for the upcoming year...?"
A series of election graffiti lampooning Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee have come up in Kolkata. This one depicts Banerjee telling party candidate from Jadavpur constituency Kabir Suman, "everyday, when I wake up in the morning I want to see the dead bodies of five CPM communists".
After campaigning for Congress candidate Anu Tandon, BJP's Vinod Khanna, Congress' Milind Deora, Salman Khan now campaigns for Union Minister and congress candidate Kamal Nath in Chindwara, Madhya Pradesh.
Presently, there are 8,28,804 polling stations in the country, as compared to 6,87,402 polling stations in 2004 Lok Sabha polls. Of these, as many as 12,901 new polling stations have been set up for villages having less than 300 electors.
Security personnel, some from police and the rest from Home Guards, wait to receive their quota of bullets before being deployed in polling areas at Gaya a day before polls. Gaya has several sensitive areas where the ultra left wing axial have allegedly called for poll boycott.
Congress candidate for Chandni Chowk Parliamentary constituency, Kapil Sibal, with Oscar Fernandes and other party leaders at the inauguration of his central election office at Gujranwala Town, in New Delhi.
Bihari pride at stake...Congress candidate from Patna Saheb, Shekhar Suman took a dig at BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha alleging that Sinha did nothing to protect the 'Bihari pride' during the MNS attacks in Mumbai last year.
G.R. Gopinath, an independent candidate for the upcoming general elections, speaks at the launch of his election symbol, the Kite, in Bangalore. Gopinath, a former Indian army officer is also the founder of India's first low cost airline.
Gujarat Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi wears a traditional hat and gestures during an election rally in Rangia, about 60 kilometers (38 miles) west of Guwahati.
I Love You All... After campaigning for Congress candidate from Unnao Anu Tandon and BJP's Vinod Khanna from Gurdaspur, Bollywood actor Salman Khan came out in support of Congress' Milind Deora contesting from south Mumbai yesterday.
Who Needs First-Aid?.... Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi has landed in trouble with JD(U) President Rajiv Ranjan Singh 'Lalan' filing a defamation case against her for allegedly making 'derogatory' remarks against him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. In her election speech, Rabri Devi had allegedly described Nitish Kumar and Lalan of being 'brothers-in-law' of one another.
As Sure As I am... BJP leader LK Advani has demanded an apology from Congress President Sonia Gandhi for her statement that 'some people with a mask of patriotism were internally damaging the unity of the country'. He said that though Gandhi did not name his party, it 'substantially accuses us (the BJP) and the comments were clear'.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi along with NCP President Sharad Pawar, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, NCP candidate Praful Patel and other leaders during the first joint Cong-NCP rally at Sakoli in Bhandara district in Maharashtra.
Danseuse Mallika Sarabhai displays money collected as donation to contest elections. Sarabhai filed her nomination as an independent candidate from Gujarat's Gandhinagar constituency where Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial nominee L.K. Advani is contesting.
Actor and sitting Congress MP from Mumbai North Govinda announced his decision not to seek re-election to the Lok Sabha, claiming his rivals in the party had created obstacles for him during his tenure.
Sanjay Dutt looks on during a press conference in New Delhi.The Supreme Court ruled that Dutt, who has served nearly two years of a six-year prison sentence for illegal arms possession, cannot contest the Lok Sabha elections.
Film star and Samajwadi Party candidate from Lucknow Sanjay Dutt with party General Secretary Amar Singh at the latter's residence in New Delhi. Supreme Court reserved its order on Sanjay Dutt's plea seeking suspension of conviction in Mumbai blasts case to contest Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow.
Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K. Advani's electoral office in his Gandhinagar constituency, in Ahmedabad.
Salman Khan is greeted by fans during a Holi Milan programme organised by Congress candidate Anu Tandon, in Unnao. After Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta, the Congress roped in Salman Khan to campaign for the Lok Sabha elections to boost the party's prospects in UP.
A supporter wears a headgear reflecting an alliance between Congress and Trinamool Congress party, with the Trinamool Congress party symbol imprinted on the Congress symbol of the hand, in West Bengal, during a joint election campaign rally in Calcutta.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during a meeting with members of All India Brahmin Samaj, in Patna. In a fresh jolt to the Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) announced the formation of a 'secular alliance' that will contest 120 seats in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar unitedly.