Assembly Elections

  • Bypoll results not indicator of things to come: Ram Vilas Paswan 2 hours 15 minutes ago

    Patna: Downplaying August's bypoll results in Bihar in which the BJP-led coalition fared poorly winning only four out of 10 seats, Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said it would be wrong to assume that the grand alliance of JD(U), RJD and Congress would come...
  • Don't hit below the belt, rake up old issue: Ajit Pawar 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Sunday took to the Facebook to make an appeal that his political rivals and media should not hit "below the belt" and rake up old issues. Pawar, who came in for intensive flak for his...
  • NCP not cooperating in Maharashtra Assembly elections: Manikrao Thakre 4 hours 5 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Congress leader Manikrao Thakre talks about Congress and NCP breaking ties as Maharashtra Assembly elections are near. " We want to fight alongside NCP but they are not cooperating," said Congress. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: One legacy, two brothers, two parties 4 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the election season in Maharashtra hots up, two brothers are fighting it out to take forward the legacy of their seasoned politician father, one through the Congress and the other through BJP. "It is quite challenging," says Amol Deshmukh, the elder son of two-time former Maharashtra Congress state...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP unhappy with Shiv Sena's seat sharing offer, 25-year-old alliance may break 4 hours 36 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The 25-year-old alliance of the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata party is now on the verge of collapse as both the parties have refused to bow down over the seat sharing issue for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Sena has proposed a new offer to the BJP on Sunday and gave...
  • Maharashtra elections: Shiv Sena keeps 151 seats for itself, offers 119 to BJP, other allies 18 6 hours 18 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After weeks of negotiations and discussion, the Shiv Sena on Sunday made a new seat-sharing offer to its 25-year-old ally Bharatiya Janata Party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Sena said that they were willing to give BJP 119 seats and other allies 18 seats, leaving them with 151 out...
  • Congress might go alone in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, says Majeed Memon 6 hours 17 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Nationalist Congress Party leader Majeed Memon said that in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, Congress may go alone in Maharashtra. "We will back the decision of the leadership, whatever that is," said NCP. ...
  • Those under preventive detention have right to vote: Election Commission 9 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: People under preventive detention have the right to vote, the Election Commission has said ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, and warned that there should be "no ground" for any grievance due to non-compliance of the directive. Against the backdrop of allegations that political activists and...
  • Maharashtra polls: NCP issues ultimatum to Congress over seat sharing issue 11 hours 39 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The deadlock continues over the seat sharing between Congress and National Congress Party for Maharashtra Assembly elections as both parties have refused to blink over the issue. The NCP has issued an ultimatum to the Congress asking it to decide on the seats in 24 hours. Both Congress and NCP...
  • Hooda confident of a third term, says Robert Vadra's land deals won't be an issue in elections 12 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Confident of coming to power for the third time, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has refuted allegations of providing any favours to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in his land deals. Hooda said that this "Vadra issue" cannot stop his government from storming to power for...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP rejects Shiv Sena's seat-sharing formula, alliance on the brink 19 hours 59 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance is on the brink with the saffron party rejecting the Sena's seat-sharing formula for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, saying that it leaves less number of seats in its kitty. "I met Uddhav Thackeray. I have told him that we received the Sena's proposal....
  • India @ 9 with Shreya Dhoundial 22 hours 12 minutes ago

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  • Sushma Swaraj's sister, former Congress men among BJP candidates for Haryana assembly polls 21 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday night announced the 47 remaining candidates for Haryana assembly elections who include Union Minister Sushma Swaraj's younger sister Vandana Sharma and two former Congress MPs and a former minister in BS Hooda government in the state. The BJP's Central Election Committee met in the presence of...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP-Shiv Sena, Congress-NCP battle bitter seat-sharing tussle 21 hours 34 minutes ago

    Mumbai: There is alliance trouble in Maharashtra ahead of state elections - the 25-year-old Shiv Sena-BJP relationship is threatening to break up on account of seat sharing issues. In the opposition Congress and NCP is also battling the same fight. The deadlock between the Shiv Sena and BJP continues as...
  • BJP leadership meets to select candidates for Haryana polls Yesterday

    New Delhi: BJP's Central Election Committee on Saturday met in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss and decide on its candidates for the remaining 47 seats in Haryana for the October 15 Assembly elections. BJP had declared candidates for 43 of the total 90 seats in the...
  • Notification issued for October 15 Maharashtra assembly election Yesterday

    Mumbai: The process for the October 15 election to the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly began with authorities issuing the poll notification. The by-poll for the parliamentary seat of Beed, vacated following the death of BJP leader Gopinath Munde, will also be held on October 15. "From today, the election process has...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress warns NCP of contesting alone if it remains stubborn Yesterday

    Mumbai: The tussle over seat sharing continues to rock Maharashtra Assembly elections as the Congress has on Saturday warned the National Congress Party that it may go alone in the state polls. The decision came during the Congress Chief Election Committee meet which was discussing candidates for elections. Congress leader...
  • Haryana: Is Robert Vadra no longer an issue in Assembly elections? Yesterday

    New Delhi: The son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi was the 'biggest' political issue in Haryana, just six months ago. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Arvind Kejriwal went to town attacking Vadra for his alleged land deals in Haryana. Many AAP leaders repeatedly made it clear that Vadra will...
  • Maharashtra: Congress-NCP alliance hangs in the balance Yesterday

    Amidst the rising tension between Congress and NCP ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, NCP leader Nawab Malik on Saturday said, "Talks regarding the alliance between NCP and Congress haven't progressed the way we were expecting them to. We are expecting a notification as soon as possible." ...
  • BJP's new seat sharing proposal for Shiv Sena, demands 125-130 seats in Maharashtra polls: sources Yesterday

    Mumbai: The stalemate continues over seat sharing between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The BJP has proposed a new seat sharing formula and has demanded between 125-130 seats, said sources on Saturday. The BJP has refused to discuss on winnability of seats and has demanded seats...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Can strategist Nitin Gadkari click in real politics of the state? Yesterday

    Mumbai: For the first time, the Maharashtra state BJP is contesting the state assembly elections under the leadership of Nitin Gadkari, the Union Transport Minister and a close confidante of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The party sources claim that there is a possibility of Gadkari taking charge as the next...
  • Maharashtra polls: Deadlock continues over seat sharing with Sena, BJP CEC to meet to decide candidates Yesterday

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv sena and Bharatiya Janata Party continue to play hardball over seat sharing ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, signs are emerging of a possible end to the deadlock to save the 25-year-old alliance. The BJP Central Election Committee is likely to meet on Saturday to...
  • Another round of talks between Shiv Sena, BJP, but no breakthrough yet on seat sharing Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party met on Friday to save the 25-year-old alliance ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections. There has been no breakthrough yet as the two sides have been only exchanging new proposals for seat allocation. Breaking from tradition, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's son Aditya Thackeray...
  • Maharashtra polls: Thaw in BJP-Shiv Sena standoff after backroom meeting? Yesterday

    Mumbai: Could we see an end to the deadlock between Shiv Sena and the BJP ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections? The two parties definitely sound positive after a backroom meeting in Mumbai. Top Sena leaders Aditya Thackeray, Subash Desai and Anil Desai met BJP leader OP Mathur. Post-meeting, the BJP...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena-BJP backroom meeting begins over seat-sharing 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Leaders of the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are holding a backroom meeting at a residential complex in south Mumbai over seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Shiv Sena leaders Aditya Thackeray, Subash Desai and Anil Desai are meeting the BJP's OP Mathur. This apparently is the first...
  • Always sacrificed to save alliance with Shiv Sena: BJP 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Rejecting the latest offer of 119 seats by the Shiv Sena (SS) for the Oct. 15 Maharashtra assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party said it had always adopted a spirit of 'sacrifice' to save the saffron alliance in the past 25 years. Simultaneously, in a mild softening of its stand,...
  • Maharashtra elections: Won't compromise on seats anymore, BJP tells Shiv Sena 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena continue to play hardball over seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. While the Sena remains adamant saying that it wants to contest more seats, the BJP has said not this time. "The BJP has always sacrificed Lok Sabha seats for the...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: It's all in the family 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Election is a big family business in Haryana. It is a fact that politics is controlled by only a handful of families in many other states, not just in Haryana. But the involvement of some political families is much deeper in Haryana. Earlier the famous three 'Lals' ruled Haryana...
  • Maharashtra: BJP-Shiv Sena deadlock over seat sharing, will they part ways? 2 days ago

    Mumbai: In a major and surprising political development, the Shiv Sena on Thursday rejected the BJP ultimatum on seat sharing. The Shiv Sena leaders have empowered Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to take the final decision which they think will be in the interest of Maharashtra and protect the self esteem...
  • Maharashtra polls: Decision to contest for 144 seats a justified demand, says NCP 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, seat sharing has emerged as a contentious for the Congress-NCP alliance as well. The National Congress Party said that its decision to contest for 144 seats was a justified demand and even threatened to break the alliance. Justifying his demand for equal seat...