2014 LOK SABHA ELECTION

  • Modi's next big challenge: Cabinet formation, accommodating top leaders May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Sometimes, an overwhelming majority can also become a problem, a burden. The wouldbePrime Minister Narendra Modi may face the same problem before finalizing his Cabinet. The BJPled NDA has won 334 seats and the BJP alone has won 282 seats. There are too many ministerial aspirants. Some are...
  • Rajnath Singh surpasses Vajpayee's victory margin in Lucknow May 17, 2014

    BJP president Rajnath Singh broke the record of victory margin held by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as he was declared victorious from the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency. Rajnath Singh trounced Congress candidate Rita Bahuguna Joshi by a margin of 2.72 lakh votes on Friday night, which is the highest...
  • People voted against UPA, our party was affected: Mayawati May 17, 2014

    Mayawati, whose Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), scored a zero in the Lok Sabha elections on Friday, thanked her Dalit voters despite the verdict. ...
  • Modi has a chance to redefine Indian politics: US think tanks May 17, 2014

    Washington: Describing the Narendra Modiled BJP's electoral victory as a "breathtaking landslide", eminent American think tanks and experts have said the win has given him an opportunity to "redefine" Indian politics. "This is a breathtaking landslide that is a victory not only for Modi but for the Indian people who...
  • My victory belongs to 126 crore Indians: Narendra Modi May 17, 2014

    India's PMinwaiting Narendra Modi was in Delhi on Saturday, a day after his party swept the Parliamentary elections by a massive margin and secured its biggest victory since its inception, for a victory roadshow. Watch what he told his supporters at the BJP office in Delhi. ...
  • AP: YSR Congress candidate who died in accident elected May 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: A candidate of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), who died in a road accident during the campaigning, was elected to Andhra Pradesh Assembly from Allagadda in Kurnool district. Bhuma Shobha Nagi Reddy, who died two weeks before the elections, was declared elected. The Election Commission will now hold a byelection for...
  • Speculation rife that Sonia, Rahul may resign at CWC meet: sources May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Congress's humiliating defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, speculation is now rife that party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi may resign soon. Sources say that speculation is rife that both Rahul and Sonia may offer to resign at the Congress Working Committee...
  • Verdict 2014: Modi and Raman magic wand routs Congress, BJP repeats a Perfect 10 May 17, 2014

    After a day of high political drama, Modi's magic wand routed CongressinChhattisgarhas Bharatiya Janata Partybagged 10 of11 Lok Sabha seats leading to its thumping victory in the state.The rulingBJP emerged victorious in two tribal reserved seats too. With 5973904 votes in its favour, BJP bagged48.7 per cent vote share recording a...
  • Election victory marks a tectonic shift in Indian politics: BJP May 17, 2014

    BJP's Ravishankar Prasad has said that the massive win secured by the party in the Lok Sabha elections marks a paradigm shift in Indian politics. ...
  • Watch: Priests blow conch shells outside BJP office over poll victory May 17, 2014

    The BJP garnered a massive win its finest in Lok Sabha elections on Friday, winning a clear majority in Parliament. Outside its Delhi office, firecrackers were burst and priests blew conch shells to declare the victory. ...
  • Watch: The big election winners on Microsoft analytics centre May 17, 2014

    Join Arunoday Mukharji as he explains the big winners and the big margins, only on CNNIBN's Microsoft Election Analytics Centre. ...
  • India chooses to go back to the 'Power of One' May 17, 2014

    Thirty years ago, riding high on the sympathy wave created by the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi, the Congress party led by Rajiv Gandhi won a total of 414 of the 533 seats in Parliament. Of these, 295 belonged to the Congress alone, making it a single party enjoying...
  • Not the end of NehruGandhi dynasty: Sandeep Dikshit on Congress defeat May 17, 2014

    The Congress suffered its worst election defeat on Friday, winning only 44 of 543 Parliamentary seats in the Lok Sabha polls. The BJP got 282, ten more than required to form the government. ...
  • I owe everything to India where I, an underprivileged child of Partition, was empowered: PM Manmohan in his farewell speech May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a bow as the Prime Minister of the country for the last time, Manmohan Singh thanked the country for the love and support that he received in the past ten years. "Whatever I have got, I have got from this nation, a nation that instated a child...
  • Lok Sabha election results: List of BJP winners May 17, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party registered its record win on Friday in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, winning 282 seats. Some of its biggest winners were Narendra Modi, General VK Singh and Sushma Swaraj. Following is the list of all the BJP winners: Andaman & Nicobar Islands Andaman & Nicobar Islands Bishnu Pada...
  • The worst defeat: Where the Congress went wrong May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress and the UPA saw its worst ever defeat in the Lok Sabha elections on Friday. It didn't even manage to cross 50 seats and won only 44 seats. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have taken moral responsibility for the party's worst ever...
  • 3,836 of 12 lakh voters pressed NOTA button in Gautam Buddh Nagar May 17, 2014

    A total of 3,836 voters used the None Of The Above (NOTA) option in the Gautam Buddha Nagar parliamentary constituency in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The total votes polled in Noida, Dadri, Jewar, Sikandrabad and Khurja Assembly segments was 2,78,253; 2,48,341; 1,97,655;2,37,972 and 2,32,337, respectively. The total votes thus polled was...
  • Watch: The grand preparations at Delhi airport to welcome Modi May 17, 2014

    India's Prime Ministertobe Narendra Modi will be landing in Delhi shortly for a victory lap. Modiled BJP won a clear majority on Friday in the Lok Sabha elections, which the party attributed to the leader's popularity and mass appeal. ...
  • Naveen, Jaya, Mamata: The three CMs who won big despite the Modi wave May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Chief Ministers who did beat the trend this election are West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik who won big in their states, holding their own against Narendra Modi. In TamilNadu, Jayalalithaa's AIADMK has taken the state, winning a whopping 38...
  • How the day unfolded a day after election results May 17, 2014

    India's next Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi on Saturday to a rousing welcome, a day after storming to power with a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to resign, deliver his farewell address today May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is all set to submit his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday. "The Prime Minister sought time and the President has given time for 12:45 pm tomorrow," Rashtrapati Bhavan Press Secretary Venu Rajamony said. Ahead of the meeting, official sources said that 81yearold...
  • Delhi, Varanasi set for Modi's grand welcome, victory roadshows today May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party's overwhelming victory, the party's and the country's soon to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Delhi on Saturday. The BJP has planned a grand welcome for Modi in the national capital. Modi is expected to land at the Indira...
  • Obama congratulates Modi, invites him to visit US May 17, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Friday congratulated Narendra Modi for his electoral victory during a telephone call and invited him to visit the US at a mutually agreeable time to further strengthen the bilateral ties. "The President invited Narendra Modi to visit Washington at a mutually agreeable time to...
  • Narendra Modi wave sweeps aside Lalu, Nitish in Bihar May 17, 2014

    The Narendra Modi wave swept aside Bihar strongmen Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar as BJP, along with its allies, on Friday won 26 out of 40 seats in Bihar. BJP took a sweet revenge against JD(U) of Nitish Kumar, which had broken away from the alliance with the saffron party, to...
  • BJP seeks Nitish's resignation over poor performance in LS polls May 17, 2014

    A buoyant BJP on Friday demanded Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation on moral grounds following the JD(U)'s rout in the polls. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi took moral responsibility and so had other Congress chief ministers who offered to resign for their party's poor performance, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi...
  • Narendra Modi is welcome to visit US: White House May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: After a historic win of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha elections, the White House on Friday said that Narendra Modi is welcome to visit the US. It also added that the US President Barack Obama would be reaching out to Modi. Obama also called and congratulated...
  • Congress needs to learn a lesson from this defeat: Veerappa Moily May 16, 2014

    Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily said that the party needs to learn a lesson from this defeat. In an interview to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai Moily also said that they have always been proud of the leadershp in the Congress party. ...
  • Watch: Shashi Tharoor congratulates Modi and BJP for this remarkable victory May 16, 2014

    Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that he is shocked by the magnitude of Modi's victory but he congratulates him and BJP for this remarkable victory. Speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Tharoor said that there is no need to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to resign, Congress will be constructive...
  • Modi's Gujarat model has worked its magic nationwide: Amit Shah May 16, 2014

    Speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, BJP General Secretary Amit Shah said that Narendra Modi's Gujarat model has worked its magic across the country. ...
  • Narendra Modi delivers what he had promised: A Congressfree India May 16, 2014

    A chargedup Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi brimming with confidence after guiding the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance to a massive win in the Lok Sabha elections promised that "acche din aane wale hain (good days are about to start)" during his victory speech in Vadodara, which he won...