Election, voting in Indian states, IPL - News in Brief on April 17

Election 2014
Bangalore, April 17: In the fifth and biggest round of India's nine-phase national elections, 121 constituencies across 12 states and union territories have gone to vote on Thursday, April 17. Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) crushed Mumbai Indians (MI) by 41 runs in the opening game of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Election to Sports, National to International -- follow news in brief here.

6:20 pm: BJP leaders hit out at Jaya for her Modi comment; Sudhanshu Trivedi says Gujarat has witnessed wonderful development and other leaders can say whatever they want

6:15 pm: TN chief minister Jaya calls Gujarat model a myth, says Modi's gimmicks won't work in her state

5:45 pm: Sahara submits fresh proposal for Subrata Roy's release

5:05 pm: Congress releases video showing Uma Bharti calling Modi 'Vinash Purush'.

4:12 pm: Voting for 121 seats across 12 states underway - Bihar records a 40.17 % voter turnout, 39.06 % in Uttar Pradesh till 2 PM.

4:10 pm: TMC says BJP has not specified if it will reverse FDI in retail; says Congress and BJP are on the same side on FDI in other sensitive sectors.

3:00 pm: Manipur voter turnout at 46.3% till 2 pm.

2.55 pm: Jayalalithaa slams Narendra Modi's Gujarat model, says it's a myth.

2:40 pm: AAP alleges 4 of its workers assaulted by supporters of minister DK Shivakumar while voting near Ramanagara in Bangalore Rural.

2:38 pm: In her most fierce attack on Narendra Modi yet, Jayalalithaa says a myth has been created about Gujarat

2.30 pm: EC didn't consider version, says a miffed Azam Khan.

1:45 pm: 'Narendra Modi is an encounter chief minister,' says P Chidambaram.

1:12 pm: "Narendra Modi will be defeated by Congress," says Congress leader Anand Sharma

1:11 pm: Congress leader Raj Babbar slams Narendra Modi, says "Modi doesn't know how to respect women".

1:10 pm: TDP expresses displeasure over fielding of "weak" candidates by BJP for state Assembly elections,says move will be "detrimental" to alliance.

12:20 pm: Political leaders -- Suresh Kalmadi (Congress), Prakash Javadekar (BJP) cast their votes in Pune.

11:25 am: Congress has no leaders and no agenda to offer. People want change & there is a visible Modi wave in the country: BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu.

11.05 am: Follow updates on polling in other states here

11.05 am: Follow updates on Karnataka polling here

11.00 am: ADM Dhowan becomes new navy chief.

9:21 am: Shatrughan Sinha rubbishes 'inaccessible' charge, says "It's a canard that I am inaccessible".

9:20 am: Actor-director Amol Palekar and wife Sandhya Gokhale's names missing from electoral rolls. Both return home disappointed

9:14 am: Voting begins in total 12 states including West Bengal, Manipur, Bihar, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra. [Follow Live Updates Here]

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