Assembly Elections 2009

  • BJP in damage control mode over Jharkhand December 29, 2009

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Both the BJP and its spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday got into damage control mode following a huge embarrassment to the party after Rudy's remarks that he was opposed to the party tying up with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) to form a coalition government in...
  • BJP supports JMM to form new Jharkhand govt December 26, 2009

    Ranchi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday extended support to the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) to form a new government in Jharkhand. This was stated by BJP leader and former chief minister Arjun Munda according to news agency IANS. The JMM, led by Shibu Soren, has sought an appointment with Governor...
  • House of shame: 37 Jharkhand MLAs named in crimes December 25, 2009

    Ranchi: Nearly half of the 81 newly elected legislators in Jharkhand have criminal cases registered against them, while 19 of them are "crorepatis" (multimillionaires), official documents show. As per Election Commission records, 37 legislators face criminal cases. The highest number of legislators with cases against them are from the Jharkhand Mukti...
  • Congress, JVMP mull govt formation minus JMM December 25, 2009

    Ranchi: The Congress and it's ally, the Jharkhand Vikas MorchaPrajatantrik (JVMP), were on Friday mulling the possibility of forming a government without the support of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) as they are against the idea of its leader, Shibu Soren, becoming the chief minister. JVMP President Babulal Marandi said Shibu...
  • Marandi coming to Delhi for talks with Cong leaders December 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Jharkhand Vikas MorchaPrajatantrik (JVMP) chief Babulal Marandi is expected to arrive in the Capital on Friday to meet Congress leaders and discuss the possibility of forming the next government in Jharkhand. The Congress and JVMP have together emerged as the single largest formation winning 25 seats in the 81member...
  • I'm king, all depends on me: Soren December 25, 2009

    Ranchi: As speculation mounted over who would be the next Jharkhand chief minister, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren said on that he wanted to be king, not kingmaker, and that no party was an "untouchable". Soren, who with 18 seats in the 81member assembly is key to forming the...
  • Political stability eludes Jharkhand yet again December 24, 2009

    Jharkhand is once again staring at a hung Assembly with no political party or alliance anywhere close to the halfway mark of 41 seats in the 81member House. Though, the Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) seems to have a clear edge as it has won 25 seats but Shibu Sorens Jharkhand...
  • Prominent winners and losers in Jharkhand polls December 23, 2009

    Ranchi: The following are the prominent winners and losers in the November 25 to December 18 Jharkhand Assembly elections as the votes were counted on Wednesday. While Congress state president Pradeep Balmuchu and Janata DalUnited (JDU) state chief Jaleshwar Mahato lost, scamtainted former chief minister Madhu Koda's wife was among...
  • One jailed Maoist wins, five lose in Jharkhand polls December 23, 2009

    Ranchi: Only one of the six former Maoist rebels who contested the fivephased Jharkhand Assembly polls from November 25 to December 18 managed to pull off a victory. Polush Surin, a Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) nominee from Torpa, won the election by defeating Bharatiya Janata Party's Koche Munda by over 16,000...
  • Koda case will help us to win in Jharkhand: BJP December 23, 2009

    BJP says the Madhu Koda case will help them in Jharkhand. Party Spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy spoke to CNNIBN's Divyamanu Chaudhary. ...
  • Shibu Soren, Babulal Marandi confident of victory December 23, 2009

    Former chief ministers Shibu Soren and Babulal Marandi are confident that power will swing their way in Jharkhand. ...
  • Over 58 pc turnout in Jharkhand polls December 18, 2009

    Ranchi: The fifth and final phase of the Jharkhand Assembly elections saw a 58.12 per cent voter turnout on Friday, an election commission official said. Voting began on a violent note as two security personnel were killed and two others were injured in separate incidents. Two schools were also blown...
  • Watch: Politicians in race for CM's post in Jharkhand December 16, 2009

    Scandaltainted Madhu Koda is also one of the politicians. ...
  • BSP to contest all Assembly seats in Jharkhand November 22, 2009

    Ranchi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati said here that her party would contest all Assembly seats in Jharkhand. Addressing a rally on Saturday to mark the launch of BSP's election campaign, at the Shaheed Maidan in Ranchi, Mayawati said: "If BSP were to form a...
  • Watch: Koda starts campaigning for Jharkhand polls November 19, 2009

    He refused to appear before the ED on November 15. ...
  • Jailed, tainted politicians in Jharkhand poll fray November 15, 2009

    Ranchi: The 2009 Jharkhand Assembly poll will be different from the previous elections. It has former chief minister Madhu Koda, who is at the centre of a Rs 2,500crore money laundering scam, campaigning hard for his supporters, while six of his tainted excabinet colleagues are also in the fray. Koda, who...
  • PM, Sonia to campaign for Jharkhand polls November 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The Congress will launch an intense campaign for the Jharkhand Assembly elections, fielding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party chief Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Rahul Gandhi as the main campaigners, party officials said on Friday. The party has decided to enlist Union Ministers besides present and former chief ministers...
  • Raj Babbar defeats Mulayam's daughterinlaw in bypolls November 11, 2009

    The actorturnedpolitician was elected to Lok Sabha from Firozabad. ...
  • Left sees red in West Bengal, Kerala bypolls November 11, 2009

    The TrinamoolCongress combine won in West Bengal. ...
  • Watch: Bypolls results out November 10, 2009

    The results of some crucial bypolls will be announced on Tuesday as counting for 31 assembly seats spread across the country takes place. The results will be of crucial significance to both Mayawati and her rival Mulayam Singh Yadav in UP and the CPI and the Trinamul in West Bengal. ...
  • BSP six seats in Uttar Pradesh November 10, 2009

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was on a roll on Tuesday bagging six of the eight assembly byelections for which results were declared. Counting was still under way in the other three. Of the other seats for which results were declared, one went to the Congress and the...
  • Cong, BSP gain in bypolls, Left and SP lose November 10, 2009

    New Delhi: The Congress and its ally Trinamool Congress scored major victories in byelections for one Lok Sabha and 31 assembly constituencies across seven states in which the biggest losers were the beleaguered Left and the Samajwadi Party. Of the 10 assembly seats in Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Kerala and Chhattisgarh,...
  • Congress wins both seats in Assam November 10, 2009

    Guwahati: Assam's ruling Congress party on Tuesday won both assembly constituencies that saw byelections three days ago, defeating opposition candidates by convincing margins. Wajed Ali Choudhury defeated Asom United Democratic Front's (AUDF) Abdur Rahman Ajmal, son of party chief Badruddin Ajmal, by more than 6,000 votes in the South Salmara seat...
  • Left Front routed in Bengal, TMCCong lead November 11, 2009

    Kolkata: The Trinamool CongressCongress combine won five of 10 West Bengal Assembly seats and was ahead in three others, delivering a crushing blow to the ruling Left Front in byelections held on Saturday. As the votes were counted, the Left Front, which had won three of the 10 seats in...
  • Congress, BJP bag one seat each in Himachal November 10, 2009

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday bagged one seat and the opposition Congress one in the assembly byelections held last week. Congress candidate Sujan Singh Pathania won the Jawali seat by 5,249 votes, whereas the BJP's Khushi Ram Balnatah won from Rohru by a margin of...
  • By polls: Congress, BJP get seat each in Rajasthan November 10, 2009

    Jaipur: The byelection spoils were equally divided between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Congress in Rajasthan on Tuesday with each winning one seat. While the BJP's Ramesh Chand was declared elected from Todabhim, defeating his nearest Congress rival Shivdayal Meena by 8,200 votes, Basanti Meena of the Congress...
  • Bypolls: Congress wins all three seats in Kerala November 10, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress on Tuesday won all three assembly constituencies in Kerala that saw byelections on Saturday, officials said. In Kannur, former CPIM Lok Sabha member AP Abdullakutty defeated MV Jayarajan of the ruling Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) by over 12,000 votes. In Ernakulam, Dominic Presentation defeated CPIM's PN Seenulal by...
  • Pics: Hall of shame November 9, 2009

    There was pandemonium on the first day of the new Maharashtra assembly Monday when Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) legislators roughed up Samajwadi Party member Abu Asim Azmi for taking the oath of office in Hindi. As Azmi started to take his oath in Hindi, several MNS members swooped on him...
  • Koda's wife to fight Jharkhand assembly poll November 9, 2009

    Ranchi: Geeta Koda, the wife of former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda who faces charges of laundering Rs 4,000 crore, will fight the upcoming assembly poll from her husband's constituency under the banner of Jharkhand Navnirman Morcha (JNM), the outfit said on Monday. Geeta, who insists her husband is innocent, will...
  • Polling begins in Kerala November 7, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: Polling on Saturday began in the three assembly constituencies of Kannur, Ernakulam and Alappuzha in Kerala, an official said. The voters were seen queuing up in large numbers much before the polling began. The voting began at 8 am and ends at 5 pm. Elections took place after Congress legislators from...