2014 Lok Sabha Election

  • 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 17, 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 Editor-in-Chief 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 Editor-in-Chief 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 Editor-in-Chief 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 Congress-free India May 16, 2014

    A charged-up Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi brimming with confidence after guiding the Bharatiya Janata Party-led 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...
  • Rahul accepts defeat with a smile on his face, what next for him? May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: With a smile on his face and trying to put up a brave face following the massive debacle that Congress received at the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi faced the flashes of the cameras on Friday when he...
  • Narendra Modi's spectacular win a big news in USA, UK media May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The landslide victory for Narendra Modi has made it to the front pages and home pages of most of the top newspapers and magazines in the United States and United Kingdom. The Indian election is the top story on home pages of most important international news outlets. ...
  • BJP combine wins 31 Lok Sabha seats out of 40 in Bihar May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding on the Narendra Modi wave, the BJP and its allies scored a massive victory in the general elections in Bihar. The BJP-LJP-RLSP combine won 31 Lok Sabha seats out of 40, RJD-Congress-NCP won seven and NDA's erstwhile ally JDU managed to bag only two. The Sasaram (SC)...
  • Lok Sabha election results: The big winners and losers May 16, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party, driven by its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, scripted history on Friday as it went well above the half-way mark of 272 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. The Modi wave was evident as results poured in during the Friday finale with the NDA taking over...
  • Sharad Yadav humbled in Madhepura by RJD's Pappu May 17, 2014

    President Sharad Yadav on Friday suffered defeat at the hands of RJD's Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav by 56,209 votes in Madhepura Lok Sabha seat in Bihar. While Pappu Yadav bagged 3,68,937 votes, Sharad Yadav secured 3,1,728 votes, Election Commission statement said. BJP's Vijay Singh got an impressive 2,52,534 votes to stand...
  • Watch: Naveen Patnaik credits BJD victory to people of Odisha May 16, 2014

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the people of the state have been very generous to our party electing us for the fourth consecutive time and that always fell it is victory of the people. ...
  • Raje accomplishes 'Mission 25' with whitewash for Congress May 16, 2014

    Amid a saffron surge, Congress on Friday suffered a complete rout in Rajasthan failing to open its account for the first time in the last two-and-a-half decades, while the ruling BJP in the desert state bagged all 25 seats. The BJP, which had decimated the Congress in the last December's Assembly...
  • TMC has got message for development for last 3 years: Derek O'Brien May 16, 2014

    Senior TMC leader Derek O'Brien said that they have got a message for the development in West Bengal for the last 3 years. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai the TMC leader also said that this was very difficult election for them. On the other side, after getting victory BJP...
  • Changing Congress's leadership not a solution: Scindia May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After Congress's worst ever performance in the Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the change in the party leadership is not the solution to the party's problem. He is one of the two party candidates who won from Madhya Pradesh where the party has...
  • Having lost Amethi Smriti Irani congratulates Chandni Chowk winner Harsh Vardhan May 16, 2014

    BJP leader Smriti Irani who lost the Amethi constituency said that she congratulates Rahul who has reduced margin win from the constituency. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai she also congratulates BJP leader Harsh Vardhan who has won the Chandni Chowk constituency in New Delhi. On the other side, Harsh...
  • Respect people's mandate, says Nitish Kumar May 16, 2014

    Faced with a severe drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said he accepted the verdict. "I respect the mandate of the people," he said in a terse statement issued by the Chief Minister Office in Patna. Kumar remained at his official residence at...
  • BJP decimates Congress-JMM in Jharkhand, wins 12 of 14 LS seats May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP achieved an astounding victory in the 2014 general elections in Jharkhand by winning 12 of the 14 Lok Sabha seats. The Congress and its ally JMM, managed to win two constituencies in the state. The saffron party's Pashupati Nath Singh and Bidyut Baran Mahato defeated...
  • BJD's landslide victory in Odisha, wins 20 of 21 Lok Sabha seats May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJD headed for a landslide victory in Lok Sabha elections in Odisha. Naveen Patnaik led-BJD won 20 out of 21 Lok Sabha seats while the BJP managed to win one seat and the Congress got a duck in the state. BJD candidate and sitting MLA Jhina...
  • Landslide victory for BJP in UP; SP, BSP, Congress routed May 17, 2014

    In a stunning comeback in Uttar Pradesh, BJP has clinched victory in 33 seats and has taken an unassailable lead in 38 other seats, inching closer to a historic win by surpassing its highest tally of 58 seats in the state which brought NDA government to power in 1998. Congress has...
  • BJP seeks Nitish's resignation after rout in general elections May 16, 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 had taken moral responsibility and so had other Congress chief ministers and offered to resign for their party's poor performance, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar...
  • BJP wins 3 out of 4 seats in UP Assembly by-elections May 16, 2014

    BJP bagged three out of four Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, where by-elections took place with the Lok Sabha polls. Of the four, Congress won Rampur Khas seat, where party nominee Aradhana Mishra alias Mona won from the seat defeating her nearest rival independent candidate Nagesh Pratap Singh by margin of...
  • Traffic advisory issued for Narendra Modi's Delhi visit on May 17 May 16, 2014

    After an emphatic victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the soon to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Delhi on May 17. While preparations are in place to welcome him by the BJP, the Delhi Traffic Police has issued a traffic advisory: Visit of Shri Narendra Modi,...
  • Left routed in his one-time bastion of West Bengal, recovery very tough May 16, 2014

    Nothing can be more telling than the landslide victory of Narendra Modi-led BJP and the complete decimation of the Left Front in West Bengal because the latter has been opposed to everything the saffron party stands for and vice-versa. The BJP has not defeated the Left in West Bengal; it...
  • Landslide victory for BJP as it bags 73 out of 80 seats; SP, BSP, Congress routed May 16, 2014

    In a stunning comeback in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has clinched victory in 73 seats by surpassing its highest tally of 58 seats in the state which brought the NDA government to power in 1998. The Congress has won two seat, the SP has won 5 while Apna Dal has recorded...
  • TMC shines in West Bengal, bags 34 of 42 Lok Sabha seats May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) registered a thumping victory by winning 34 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal. The contest in Bengal was four cornered with the TMC, Left, Congress and BJP competing for all the 42 seats. In 2009, TMC won 19 Lok Sabha seat, but this time it...
  • US congratulates BJP on 'historic' poll victory May 16, 2014

    The White House on Friday congratulated the BJP on its "historic" poll victory and said the US looks forward to working with the new Indian government. "US congratulates BJP on its victory in India's historic election; we look forward to working w/ govt once formed to advance our partnership," the National...
  • Lok Sabha elections: TRS sweeps Telangana, Congress bites dust, KCR the king May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: After Narendra Modi, perhaps the biggest winner in this election is TRS chief K Chandrashekhararao. Rao, the chief of TRS has achieved almost everything he wanted to achieve in just 14 years. In 2001, he quit the TDP to make Telangana state a reality. He got his Telangana in...
  • BJP wave in Jharkhand; bags 7 seats, leads in 6 May 16, 2014

    The BJP in Jharkhand has fared as per expectations, winning in seven Lok Sabha constituencies and establishing comfortable lead in six others out of total 14 seats in the state. First timers Bidyut Baran Mahto (Jamshedpur), Vishnu Dayal Ram (Palamau-SC), Jayant Sinha (Hazaribagh) Laxman Gilua (Singhbhum-ST) and former MPs Ram Tahal...
  • Parrikar expects berth for Goa MP Naik in Modi ministry May 16, 2014

    Panaji: Goa BJP expects a ministerial berth for Sripad Naik, who won for the fourth time from North Goa constituency on Friday, in the next government to be led by Narendra Modi. "It is the prerogative of the Prime Minister to decide who should be in his cabinet. But we expect...