2014 LOK SABHA ELECTION

  • 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...
  • Rahul accepts defeat with a smile on his face, what next for him? May 16, 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 16, 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 BJPLJPRLSP combine won 31 Lok Sabha seats out of 40, RJDCongressNCP 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 halfway 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 16, 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. ...