BJP slips but maintains advantage in betting market
  • BJP slips but maintains advantage in betting market(14:04)
    By Chandrakant Naidu
    Bhopal, May 14 (IANS) The 120-year-old satta bazar, or betting market, at Indore has rarely been so quiet during election season as this time around. The IPL cricket championship which concluded on Sunday was one distraction. But the bigger reason was the police raid a month ago that sent it into a hush.
'Heads up for BJP in Delhi but one-man magic of 2014 missing'
Punters say NDA experiencing engine drag after Phase-V (IANS Exclusive)
  • Punters say NDA experiencing engine drag after Phase-V (IANS Exclusive)(20:56)
    New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally commended Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for the evacuation and relief measures undertaken by his government for Cyclone Fani. In many other ways, it appeared the BJP was reaching out to the long-serving Biju Janata Dal strongman. Contrast that with the Prime Minister's election campaign in Odisha on April 23 when he derided Patnaik, telling him that his exit was imminent and a few officers were not enough to save him.
'Betting high on Modi's return'
  • 'Betting high on Modi's return'(19:00)
    By Archana Sharma
    Jaipur, April 30 (IANS) Bookies in Jodhpur district have predicted a near sweep by the BJP in Rajasthan, saying it could get 20-22 Lok Sabha seats in the state while the Congress would get the remaining 3-5 seats.
Agra's 'satta bazaar' sizzles in electoral heat
  • Agra's 'satta bazaar' sizzles in electoral heat(15:40)
    Agra, April 26 (IANS) The Agra 'satta bazaar', infamous for swaying political trends with huge stakes, is sizzling in the political heat generated by the staggered Lok Sabha elections spread over seven phases.
Bookies bet on 245 seats for BJP, 77 for Congress
Bookies see BJP returning but discount 'Modi wave'
  • Bookies see BJP returning but discount 'Modi wave'(21:04)
    By Nirbhay Kumar
    Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), April 25 (IANS) The pollsters may be more or less unanimous in predicting a thumping victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP, but Hapur's "satta bazaar" is betting on a much closer fight. Punters do see Modi returning to power but not a wave as such in his favour.
Rajasthan betting town puts its money on BJP (Lead)
  • Rajasthan betting town puts its money on BJP (Lead)(23:12)
    By Archana Sharma
    Jaipur, April 24 (IANS) Phalodi is a small town in Rajasthan that is home to the famous betting market in its vicinity which has come alive against the backdrop of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
Hapur bookies see Modi returning, but with fewer seats
  • Hapur bookies see Modi returning, but with fewer seats(21:14)
    Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) The Modi magic may be waning, but it will still bring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) back to power. If the predictions of the Hapur "satta bazaar" is anything to go by, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form the next government at the Centre.
Indore bets on NaMo return but there's a mood swing
  • Indore bets on NaMo return but there's a mood swing(17:48)
    By Chandrakant Naidu
    Indore, April 24 (IANS) There is a sense of wariness in the satta market as the unauthorised betting network is known. This follows a raid over Indian Premier League (IPL) punters in Bhopal last Sunday that led to recovery of over Rs 100 crore and arrest of many bookies. The police crackdown has broken down the bookies links that allegedly connect them with Dubai kingpins.
  • Bookies brace for BJP-led 'khichdi' government(17:48)
    Mumbai/Nagpur, April 24 (IANS) After completion of polling in 303 out of the 543 Lok Sabha seats, bookies and punters in the unofficial ‘Satta Bazaar (betting market) predict a BJP-led coalition government at the centre with Narendra Modi returning as Prime Minister, according to sources.