2014 Elections

  • Lok Sabha Election Live Blog: March 21 21-03-2014 07:38 AM

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  • Shiv Sena miffed, tells Modi not to worry about Maharashtra 24-12-2013 05:47 PM

    Mumbai: In a veiled rebuff to Narendra Modi, BJP's ally Shiv Sena on Tuesday said he should remember that he was "no longer a leader of just Gujarat but of the entire country" and should stop worrying about Maharashtra, after he compared development in the two states at a rally...
  • News 360: Encephalitis death toll rises to 350 in Gorakhpur 09-10-2013 09:00 PM

    At least 350 children have died due to encephalitis in Gorakhpur in Eastern Uttar Pradesh so far in 2013. The epidemic strikes 135 districts across 17 states every year but more than 70 per cent of these cases are reported from UP. ...
  • Rahul an ideal choice for PM, will be happy to work under him: PM 07-09-2013 06:26 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is an ideal choice for the post of prime minister, adding that he will be happy to work under him. "I have always maintained that Rahul Gandhi would be an ideal choice for the PM...
  • No 'Narendra Modi for PM' yet, RSS chief Bhagwat meets Advani, Sushma 06-09-2013 05:41 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) election campaign committee chief Narendra Modi's anointment as the party's prime miniterial candidate is not yet a surety. Senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj on Friday reportedly told Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat that the party...
  • Veerappa Moily hails Congress victory in Karnataka by-polls 24-08-2013 07:06 PM

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Saturday hailed Congress' thumping victory in by-polls for two Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka as a big game changer ahead of general elections. Congress dealt a big blow to the JDS in its heartland when it wrested the Mandya and Bangalore Rural seats from...
  • BJP, Congress gear up to prove their mettle on the social media 18-08-2013 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha election is being fought not only on the streets but via social media as well. While the BJP has been aggressively using the social media platform even before the 2009 debacle, the Congress has warmed up to it only recently with the formation of a...
  • Republicans to field 10 Indian-Americans in 2014 elections 30-07-2013 12:03 PM

    As part of its effort to change the face of the party, diversify its base and gain the support of this cash rich community, the Republican Party is working to field 10 Indian-Americans in the 2014 Congressional elections. Around half a dozen Indian-Americans - from various field and States -...
  • BJP too in the process of tying up pre-poll alliances, says Rajnath 05-07-2013 10:34 PM

    The BJP is too in the process of tying up pre-poll alliances, says party President Rajnath Singh. He added that Narendra Modi is the most popular leader, not just of the party but of the country. ...
  • Jharkhand: Congress-JMM to form coalition govt 05-07-2013 05:44 PM

    New Delhi: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren will become the next chief minister of Jharkhand after the Congress announced an alliance with it. Announcing the alliance Hemant Soren said that JMM and Congress will form a coalition government in Jharkahand. "We will also fight the 2014 Lok Sabha...
  • 'Modi' factor will not affect the parliamentary elections, says SP 21-06-2013 06:20 PM

    Sambhal: Brushing aside possibility of 'Modi' factor playing any role in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Samajwadi Party today said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's charisma is limited to his state only. "Modi is not a problem for anyone out of Gujarat. 'Modi'factor will not affect the parliamentary elections," SP General...
  • JD(U) will return to NDA if Advani is at the helm again: Arati Jerath 18-06-2013 07:02 PM

    After the dramatic split of the JD(U) and the BJP what does the future hold for both the parties as well as the NDA? Senior journalist Arati Jerath joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Mam, in your opinion, with Mr Modi ascendancy, where will the major...
  • Cabinet reshuffle will not improve governance: AK Bhattacharya 17-06-2013 05:45 PM

    As the UPA readies itself for the poll year, the Cabinet reshuffle is expected to be the last for the current term. What does it indicate about Congress' strategy for the general elections? Business Standard's editor AK Bhattacharya joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. How much...
  • 178 today: non-Cong, non-BJP parties will need 95 more seats in 2014 12-06-2013 01:16 PM

    As sources close to JD(U) chief and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar say that he is close to mooting the idea of a federal front of regional parties including the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and of course the JD(U), it is pertinent to take a look...
  • BJP's UP in-charge Amit Shah visits state for the first time 12-06-2013 12:01 PM

    Lucknow: BJP National General Secreatry Amit Shah, a close aide of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, is in Lucknow on Wednesday. This is his first visit to the state after being made the party in-charge of Uttar Pradesh. "I have come to UP for the first time today. I can...
  • Goa CM Manohar Parrikar may not meet Advani in Delhi 12-06-2013 05:52 AM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will be in New Delhi Wednesday to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, but is unlikely to meet disgruntled BJP stalwart LK Advani, a BJP leader in Panaji said on Tuesday. BJP's Goa vice president Wilfred Mesquita said: "He (Parrikar) will be in New Delhi...
  • Regional parties will do well in 2014: Mamata 05-06-2013 06:29 PM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said regional parties will do well in the next Lok Sabha election, but evaded a question on whether Trinamool will lead any non-Congress and non-BJP alliance at the Centre. "I feel that regional parties would do well in the next Lok Sabha...
  • TDP will take initiative in forging Third Front: Naidu 27-05-2013 06:09 PM

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu has said a "Third Front" would form the next government at the Centre and his party would play a decisive role in that. "The Congress-led UPA is down and on the way out. The NDA is in no position to pick up. A...
  • Modi says he only dreams of serving people 26-04-2013 04:48 PM

    Haridwar: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi found support in seers as yoga guru Ramdev on Friday backed and rooted for him in Haridwar. Modi, who inaugurated Ramdev's new school Acharya Kulam, said that India has been built by saints and religious leaders, and not by any politician. "I want to...
  • Comment in JDU conclave not against anybody: Nitish 24-04-2013 01:45 AM

    Patna: Apparently distancing himself from suggestions that he was targeting Narendra Modi, Senior JD(U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said his comment made at the recent party conclave that triggered a controversy was not against anybody. "I had also praised former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee...
  • JD(U) indicates support for Advani as PM, slams Modi for 2002 riots 13-04-2013 09:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday made it clear that party leader Nitish Kumar was not in the race for the PM post. It also made its opposition to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi loud and clear. "Modi failed to tackle the Gujarat riots," JD(U) General Secretary KC...
  • As a politician Modi must learn to compromise: Mukund Padmanabhan 10-04-2013 06:15 PM

    Narendra Modi is widely held as a dictatorial person who likes no second power centre and has been able to cut the RSS and VHP machinery in Gujarat to its size. But leading a national coalition is a different ball game. Is Modi up to it? Senior associate editor of...
  • BJP to replicate Goa model for Lok Sabha polls 10-04-2013 02:39 PM

    Panaji: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will approach opinion makers from all religions and talk to them about the party, a strategy it adopted during Goa polls, for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, a senior party official said on Wednesday. The BJP workers will sit with opinion makers from all...
  • Won't topple but UPA may go anyway, says Rajnath Singh 10-04-2013 06:02 AM

    New Delhi: The BJP was not in favour of toppling a stable (UPA) government but it could go due to its own internal contradictions, party president Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday. "The BJP doesn't want to destabilise a stable government but we would not be responsible if it goes due...
  • No tussle in BJP over Prime Minister candidate, says Rudy 09-04-2013 02:47 AM

    Patna: BJP on Monday categorically ruled out any tussle among top leaders over the prime minister's post and said parliamentary board of the party will take a decision on it. "There is no no tussle within the BJP over the prime ministerial candidate and the party's top leadership stands united...
  • People will get Congress-free India in 2014, says Modi 08-04-2013 05:22 AM

    New Delhi: The BJP will set the agenda for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, emerge victorious and the people will get a "Congress-free India", Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. In an interview to TV news channel, Modi expressed confidence about his Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) victory in...
  • SP supremo Mulayam Singh says no tie-up with BJP 08-04-2013 04:05 AM

    Varanasi: SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday heaped praise on BJP leader LK Advani for the third time in as many weeks, but ruled out any alliance with BJP "People get angry when I say Advaniji is an honest person, he has suffered a lot during the country's partition...
  • Pawar rules out formation of Third Front for LS polls 08-04-2013 02:30 AM

    Nagpur: Union Minister and NCP president Sharad Pawar on Sunday ruled out the formation of a Third Front for the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. "There is no possibility of a Third Front as talked about by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh," Pawar, who is the Union minister for Agriculture,...
  • Expect early elections, says Mayawati 07-04-2013 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: BSP supremo Mayawati has said that conditions signal early elections in the country. Responding to questions, the former UP chief minister said though she does not favour early polls, the current political conditions suggest the elections could be held early. The BSP Chief, whose party gives outside support...
  • SP meet: Mulayam reviews progress on 2014 election preparations 06-04-2013 02:47 PM

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh met his party MLAs and MPs in Lucknow on Saturday. The meet was held to review the progress on 2014 Lok Sabha election preparations. Earlier, meeting of the presidents of district and city units were also held. The Samajwadi Party has declared candidates on...