2014 Lok Sabha Elections

  • Sonia, Rahul should take 2-year break: Congress leader Brar 7 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Congress Working Committee member Jagmit Singh Brar on Friday created a flutter with his remarks that there was "no harm" if Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi take a two-year break in the wake of Lok Sabha poll debacle. Brar, a former MP from Punjab also said that...
  • AAP appoints three leaders as national observers July 15, 2014

    In its process to revive the party in Madhya Pradesh post Lok Sabha election debacle, the Aam Aadmi Party appointed three of its leaders as national observers for the state. Aatishi Malerna, Ajeet Jha and Gaurav Tiwari were appointed as national observers for Madhya Pradesh here. Malerna told reporters that under...
  • Hemant Soren government completes one year in office July 14, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren expressed satisfaction over the functioning of his year-long coalition, claiming his government delivered more in lesser duration. "We took the reins under difficult circumstances (on July 13, 2013) and in the less time we have delivered more work, addressing employment and other areas," Soren said here. Marking...
  • Amit Shah will lead Maharashtra to victory in assembly polls: Mumbai BJP July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai unit of the BJP on Wednesday expressed confidence that the new BJP President Amit Shah, would be able to replicate the performance of the party in Maharashtra, as he did in Uttar Pradesh in the recent Lok Sabha elections. 50-year-old Shah had engineered a massive victory in Uttar...
  • Modi marital status case: Offence committed but FIR cannot be filed now June 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: An Ahmedabad court on Monday held that though Narendra Modi had committed an offence under RP Act by not disclosing his marital status while contesting Assembly polls in 2012, a petition seeking registration of an FIR against him cannot be entertained due to a time-bar prescribed for such cases. Additional...
  • Budget unlikely to be sent to parliamentary committees June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Racing against time, Parliament is likely to seek passage of the first general budget of Narendra Modi government in the next session beginning July 7 without sending it to the Standing Committees. This is because there is hardly any time for the exercise as the vote-on-account budget approved by...
  • Appoint Priyanka Gandhi as head of panel to review LS poll debacle: Congress leader Aslam Sher Khan June 23, 2014

    Senior Congress leader and hockey Olympian, Aslam Sher Khan on Monday said that Priyanka Gandhi should be appointed as the head of the committee set up by the party to review its debacle in the Lok Sabha elections. "Priyanka Gandhi had looked after the elections campaign in the Rae Bareli and...
  • 'AP Congressmen who joined other parties now living like slaves' June 17, 2014

    Vijayawada: Criticising Congress leaders who had quit the party to join others before the Lok Sabha and state Assembly polls, the APCC on Tuesday alleged that they were now living like "slaves" in those parties. "Those who benefited and enjoyed the power while the party was ruling in the state,...
  • Weak stand of UPA on PM nominee, a reason for defeat: Praful Patel June 15, 2014

    Gondia: Rajya Sabha member and former MP of Bhandara-Gondia Praful Patel said that Congress's weak stand on UPA's prime ministerial nominee was one of the reasons for the its debacle in the recently-concluded general elections. Patel, who visited the region for the first time after election results were declared on May...
  • NDA will form next government in Bihar: Ram Vilas Paswan June 14, 2014

    Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance will form the government in Bihar after the next state assembly polls. "I am confident and sure that the NDA will form the next government if polls for state assembly...
  • MP Congress young leaders reject Rahul Gandhi’s formula June 12, 2014

    With the Congress party receiving the crushing defeat at the hands of resurgent BJP led by Narendra Modi in recent Lok Sabha elections, the internal dissent is resurfacing evidently and vigirously. The Madhya Pradesh youth leaders from the Congress offered a new dimension to this internal unrest on Thursday. The party...
  • Madhya Pradesh attains political prominence in 16th Lok Sabha June 8, 2014

    The 16th Lok Sabha not only altered the political scenario in world’s biggest democracy—India—but these elections for sure have changed political stature of Madhya Pradesh. The state which elected Bharatiya Janata Party for three consecutive times in the state assembly in recent past played a key role in the thumping victory...
  • Achuthanandan attacks CPI-M's Kerala leadership for poll disbalance June 8, 2014

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran CPI-M leader VS Achuthanandan went hammer and tongs against the party's Kerala leadership at a top-level meeting in Delhi on Sunday. Not one to take things lying down and known to strike at the appropriate time, he has even demanded a change in the state leadership in the...
  • Watch what the word 'elections' does to Cyrus Broacha & team June 8, 2014

    With the nine phase long Lok Sabha elections over and the special series of 'Election That Isn't' having come to a close, Cyrus Broacha and team is ready to discuss anything but politics. ...
  • Modi, not BJP, led to victory in LS polls: JVM June 14, 2014

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) on Friday said the recent Lok Sabha poll victory was made possible by Narendra Modi and not by BJP, General Secretary of JVM, Praveen Singh said with the people of this country disappointed with the ten-year misrule of the Congress-led UPA government, they were looking for...
  • Arunachal: BJP questions decision of dissolving state assembly at 12 midnight June 4, 2014

    Itanagar: Opposition BJP in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday sought a "white paper" from the new Congress government on the circumstances in which the fifth Legislative Assembly was dissolved on the midnight of March 6 before the expiry of its term. "If financial crisis was the cause then what was the reason...
  • AICC reshuffle likely after Parliament session ends: sources June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There is likely to be a reshuffle in the All India Congress Committee after Parliament session ends on June 11, according to sources. Sources say Congress President Sonia Gandhi is believed to be working on the reshuffle. Sources say certain general secretaries, secretaries and state Congress chiefs are likely...
  • People disenchanted with SAD-BJP: Kejriwal June 3, 2014

    Amritsar: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the outcome of the recent Lok Sabha polls in Punjab showed that the people were disillusioned with the SAD-BJP government and exuded confidence his party would form the next government in the state. The mandate given by...
  • Anti-Modi post: Goa engineer quizzed for 7 hours; laptop, dongle seized June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Devu Chodankar, the engineer who posted anti-Narendra Modi comments on social networking website Facebook was grilled by the Goa Police for almost 7 hours on Monday. The police have seized his laptop and internet dongle too. The 33-year-old was booked by the Cyber Crime cell for putting up posts...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge, a hardcore loyalist of Gandhis to lead Congress in LS June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Mapanna Mallikarjun Kharge, who was on Monday appointed the leader of Congress party in the Lok Sabha, is a hardcore loyalist of the Gandhi family. A Dalit leader with more than 45 years of experience in politics, Kharge, 72, has seen a steady rise in his career graph from humble...
  • Former Railways Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge to be the leader of Congress in Lok Sabha June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Union Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge will be the leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha, said Janardan Dwivedi on Monday. The nomination of Kharge, a Dalit leader and a second term member from Gulbarga, was made by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has brushed aside demands that either she...
  • Hooda should have resigned following Congress's decimation in Haryana: Kumari Selja June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Kumari Selja launched a scathing attack on Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda saying he should have owned up to the party's decimation in Lok Sabha elections and offered to resign. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the former Union Minister said Hooda should have himself offered to quit...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMK blames EC, AIADMK's malpractices for defeat June 2, 2014

    Chennai: DMK on Monday alleged that use of money, muscle power and misuse of official machinery by the ruling AIADMK were responsible for the party's worst-ever performance in the recent Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, where it drew a blank. A brainstorming session of the party's high level working committee...
  • DMK to hold strategic meet today after party's rout in Lok Sabha polls June 2, 2014

    Chennai: The DMK will hold a high-level strategic meet on Monday to discuss strengthening the party after their poor poll performance in the recent Lok Sabha elections. The DMK failed to win a single seat in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Its allies also drew a blank. K Anbazhagan, M K...
  • PM Modi meets BJP workers, asks them to be committed to public welfare June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met BJP workers at the headquarters in New Delhi and thanked them for their efforts in victory of the party in the Lok Sabha elections. At the meeting, the Prime Minister said, "The four letter word 'Karyakarta' (worker) is more powerful than the...
  • Bhanwar Lal Sharma suspended from Congress for criticising Rahul Gandhi June 1, 2014

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Congress leader Bhanwar Lal Sharma has been suspended from the party for criticising party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. After a drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, Sharma had said that the time has come for the party to think beyond Rahul and Priyanka Vadra. Hitting out at Rahul...
  • Rahul failed to connect with the people, says Kerala Home Minister June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After Congress's decimation in the Lok Sabha elections, more voices of dissent are growing within the party and questions are being raised about party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi's way of functioning. Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has joined the critics and lambasted Rahul for his single minded focus...
  • Rahul Gandhi is 'MD of Congress Circus', says party MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma May 31, 2014

    In another attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi following the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha election, a party legislator in Rajasthan on Saturday called him "MD of Congress circus". "Rahul Gandhi is the MD (managing director) of Congress circus and is surrounded by four to five jokers. People like...
  • Meira Kumar terminates services of Lok Sabha TV CEO Rajiv Mishra May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Outgoing Speaker Meira Kumar has terminated the services of Lok Sabha TV Chief Executive Rajiv Mishra. A notification issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat dated May 30 said, "the Speaker has limited the tenure of Shri Rajiv Mishra as Chief Executive of LSTV till May 31, 2014." No...
  • Defeat in Lok Sabha polls a collective responsibility: Jairam Ramesh May 31, 2014

    Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Rahul Gandhi did his best during the electioneering for Lok Sabha polls and the party's drubbing was a collective responsibility. "It's (defeat) a collective responsibility. Rahul Gandhi tried his best," Ramesh told reporters. "Very good work was done in the rural sector during the...