Alliance

  • NCP to contest Maharashtra polls in alliance with the Congress Yesterday

    Nashik: Maharashtra state unit Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)chief Sunil Tatkare said on Sunday that the NCP would contest upcoming the state Assembly elections with the Congress party. "We have asked the Congress to hold a co-ordination committee meeting to discuss all issues, including seat adjustment for assembly polls," Tatkare said....
  • Shiv Sena-BJP alliance would not break: Devendra Fadnavis 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance was strong as it was based on ideology, Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis said on Wednesday. "BJP will try to release the first list of its candidates for the Assembly polls by August 15 after consulting Sena and other constituents of Maha-yuti (the opposition alliance...
  • Air India formally becomes 27th member of Star Alliance July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India on Friday formally became the 27th member of Star Alliance, opening up its domestic network in the fifth largest aviation market to the global airlines grouping's passengers the world over. Air India would add about 400 daily flights and over 40 new destinations in India to the...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group today July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance on Friday. The ceremony will be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport where Air India is set to unveil a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A-320. Top officials of several major global...
  • Nepal: Madhesi parties and the Maoist form alliance July 11, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal's main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) and six Madhesi parties on Thursday formed an alliance to push for their demand of identity-based federalism. Prachanda-led UCPN (Maoist), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal, Tarai Madhes Loktrantrik Party, Sadhbhawana Party, Federal Socialist Party and Tarai Madhes Sadhbhawana Party announced the...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group on July 11 July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Top officials of several major global airlines are expected to arrive in New Delhi later this week to attend a ceremony to formally induct Air India as the 27th member of the Star Alliance. The ceremony at the IGI Airport on July 11 would see Air India unveiling a...
  • Rahul Gandhi lacks ruling temperament: Digvijaya Singh June 28, 2014

    In an indictment of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's governing abilities, party general secretary Digvijaya Singh said the Gandhi scion does not have a temperament suited to the ruling benches. In an interview to a Goa cable news channel on Friday and telecast on Saturday, Digvijaya Singh also said Rahul should...
  • Nagaland: Congress warns government against measures to weaken Article 371(A) June 26, 2014

    Kohima: The Nagaland Congress on Thursday warned the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government against taking up any measures to weaken Article 371(A) of the Constitution in the name of development. The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) cautioned the state government through a resolution of...
  • Assam: Bodoland People's Front breaks ties with Congress June 26, 2014

    Guwahati: In what could prove to be a setback for the Congress party in Assam, the Bodoland People's Front ended its age old alliance with the party on Thursday. The 13-year-old alliance between the Congress and BPF ran the administration in Assam's troubled Bodoland. BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary cited non-co-operation from...
  • We don't treat alliance partners as a burden: Arun Jaitley June 10, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Bharatiya Janata Party will continue with its alliance partner even if they got absolute majority. He said, "We are in an era of coalitions. My party believes that despite the absolute majority, we are in an era of alliances because it represents the federal...
  • Due respect must be given to LK Advani, Sonia Gandhi, says Kamal Nath June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani's name plate was removed from his office inside Parliament, Pro-tem Speaker Kamal Nath has issued a statement saying that due respect should be given to him. Kamal Nath has said, "Due respect must be given to LK Advani and...
  • Gopinath Munde to lead BJP campaign for Maharashtra Assembly polls May 29, 2014

    Union Minister Gopinath Munde would lead the BJP campaign to wrest power in Maharashtra from the Congress-NCP alliance, now into third term in office. "Munde will lead our poll campaign for Assembly polls," Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Vinod Tawde told reporters in Mumbai. Tawde, however, parried a question as to...
  • Is it time for a reverse merger, Derek O'Brien asks Congress May 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien has made a very interesting suggestion and asked the Congress to look for a reverse merger with parties that broke away from it and are now regional powers. Derek, a close confidant of Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, made the...
  • MHA asks Bihar Governor not to dissolve Assembly immediately May 18, 2014

    Patna: Ahead of the crucial JDU Legislative Party meet on Sunday evening, sources close to Nitish Kumar said that he will not withdraw his resignation for the post of the Bihar CM in any case. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has advised the Bihar Governor not to dissolve the Assembly...
  • Andhra: TRS leads Assembly, LS polls in Telangana; TDP ahead in Seemandhra May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: The divided state of Andhra Pradesh is witnessing a fascinating contest. In Telangana, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is leading and it expected to cross half way mark easily. The TRS is ahead in both the Assembly and Lok Sabha election. The KCR-led TRS is leading in 48 Assembly seats...
  • Jayalalithaa expels leader who called Modi a good friend of the AIADMK chief May 15, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has expelled K Malaisamy from the party a day after he indicated that the AIADMK might extend its support to BJP-led NDA under Narendra Modi's leadership as the two leaders were 'great friends'. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Malaisamy, a retired IAS officer had on Wednesday...
  • LS polls: NDA will not need NCP's support, says Gopinath Munde May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Exuding confidence of securing a majority to form the next government at the centre, BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Wednesday discounted the possibility of seeking support of Sharad Pawar's NCP. "There is no question of the NCP joining the NDA. We shall not require them," Munde said, responding to...
  • Jaya refuses to comment on post-poll alliance, says waiting for result May 14, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa refused to comment on the post-poll alliance and said she was eagerly waiting for the result. Jayalalithaa said, "I am waiting eagerly for results which will be declared on May 16. Nothing more I can say at this juncture. I cannot...
  • LS elections: Jayalalithaa calls party meet ahead of poll results May 14, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is scheduled to meet senior AIADMK leaders at her Poes garden residence in Chennai on Wednesday. The meeting assumes significance as it comes just two days before the election results are announced. With most exit polls predicting more than 20 seats for the...
  • BJD, AIADMK take U-turn, warm up to BJP-led NDA ahead of poll results May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With most of the exit and post-poll surveys predicting the BJP-led NDA winning the Lok Sabha elections, regional parties and estranged allies seem to be warming up the saffron party. While the BJD indicated that it might extend conditional support to the NDA, an AIADMK leader too hinted that...
  • Don't go by rumours, BSP will not tie-up with BJP post polls: Mayawati May 9, 2014

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Friday rubbished reports of a post-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. She also urged Muslim voters not to get carried away by the rumours of an alliance between the two parties. "BSP will not support BJP or Narendra Modi in any way to...
  • Elections 2014: Bookies give the NDA 317 seats, Modi a favourite May 2, 2014

    Mumbai: With only two phases of the General Elections left, the betting world is busy betting and forecasting. Bookies say there is a clear Narendra Modi wave with them forecasting 317 Lok Sabha seats for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance. Punters in Mumbai have given the NDA around...
  • TRS betrayed Congress, says Sonia Gandhi in Telangana April 27, 2014

    Medak: After an array of rallies by Congress top brass including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, it was Congress President Sonia Gandhi who took to campaigning in Telangana on Sunday in a last ditch effort to woo voters. Addressing a rally in Medak, Sonia accused the Telangana Rashtra Samithi of betraying the...
  • TDP remains a secular party, will sweep the polls with BJP: Naidu April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: All is well with the Bharatiya Janata Party-Telugu Desam Party alliance, says N Chandrababu Naidu claiming the combine will sweep Lok Sabha as well as Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, the former Andhra Pradesh CM was all praise for Narendra Modi's...
  • TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu on BJP alliance, AP elections April 26, 2014

    Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday denied any rift with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying its alliance with the saffron party was a "winning combination" which will sweep the elections. "The alliance with the BJP is working very well. There were some confusion but it has...
  • Talks of Congress support to Third Front gain momentum April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Congress hinted that it won't rule out the possibility of supporting the Third Front, the Samajwadi Party and the Left Front seem to have welcomed it. SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav and Left leader D Raja have said that their parties would not be...
  • No post-poll alliance with TMC: BJP April 21, 2014

    There is no possibility of any post-poll alliance between BJP and Trinamool Congress, BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Monday said. Describing the TMC as an anarchist party, Singh, member of the BJP's national executive, said the ruling party appeased Muslims and pampered inflitartors from Bangladesh with an eye on the...
  • Nitish Kumar to address rally in Purnea today April 19, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to a address rally in Banmankhi, Purnea, on Saturday to garner vote for Santosh Kushwaha. Purnea will go to polls on April 24. In his rally in Katihar on Thursday, Nitish had defended his decision to part ways with the NDA. Stating that he had no regrets,...
  • BJP to contest 4 LS seats in Andhra in alliance with TDP April 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: Amidst speculations that the Bharatiya Janata Party and Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party may part ways, BJP 's Andhra Pradesh in-charge Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that alliance between the two parties was very much intact. Emerging from a long meeting with TDP leaders, Javadekar told reporters, "There is no...