Assembly Elections 2012

  • Sensex, Nifty hit record highs after BJP sweeps Assembly polls December 9, 2013

    Mumbai: The Sensex and Nifty on Monday surged to new lifetime highs on all-round buying after the BJP swept three out of 4 state polls and boosted hopes that a new government in 2014 general elections would be more business-friendly. The BSE Sensex ended at closing high of 21,326.42 with a...
  • Modi's 3D speeches during 2012 elections enter Guinness Book March 14, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The 3D broadcasts of the speeches of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during the 2012 Assembly elections have entered the Guinness Book of World Records, he stated on Thursday. "Gujarat election campaign 2012 becomes even more memorable with the 3D interaction creating a Guinness World," Modi said on Twitter. The...
  • Gujarat elections: Final phase of voting today December 17, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat is set for the second and final round of polling on Monday. The Bharatiya Janata Party has left no stones unturned as it remains apprehensive of a possible dent in its bastion of Saurashtra, courtesy rebel Keshubhai Patel's new party, the Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP). The first phase...
  • Gujarat elections: Bookies predict Modi's victory December 16, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The campaigning has ended. Loudspeakers have fallen silent. However, on the eve of the second and final phase of polling in Gujarat, the underground betting markert in Ahmedabad is buzzing with activity, and it places Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a front runner in the race. While Modi may be...
  • Akhilesh to take charge as youngest UP CM today March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav will take charge on Thursday as the youngest Chief Minister of India's largest state, Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh will take his oath to office in Lucknow. Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav has indicated that the cabinet will be a small one, with his uncle Shivpal...
  • Decision on new Uttarakhand CM to be taken today March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: It's been nearly a week since the Assembly Elections results were declared, but Uttarakhand is still without a Chief Minister. The Congress staked a claim to form the government but fierce infighting has delayed the decision of who will head the government in the state. The Congress MLAs are...
  • RSS slams BJP, praises Modi's style of governance March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The RSS has slammed the BJP leadership for its poor performance in the recently concluded Assembly Elections. In its mouthpiece the Organiser, the Sangh said lack of leadership was the cause of the BJP's defeat in Uttar Pradesh. It said that the BJP could have doubled its tally if...
  • Somnath happy with Akhilesh becoming UP CM March 11, 2012

    Kolkata: Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who had first remarked on the potential he evinced in Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Akhilesh Yadav, on Saturday expressed happiness at the young leader being all set to take over as Uttar Pradesh chief minister. With a virtual euphoria sweeping Uttar...
  • Akhilesh to be sworn in as UP CM on March 15 March 10, 2012

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party has formally named Akhilesh Yadav as its Chief Minister for Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh met Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi and formally staked claim to form the government. Cometh the hour and cometh the man, Akhilesh 38 years of age has become the youngest Chief Minister of Uttar...
  • Third Front in offing? SAD, SP woo Mamata March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst talks of mid-term elections, an attempt seems underway to regroup the Third Front. Both SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav have invited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the swearing-in ceremonies in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, respectively. However, there has been...
  • New UP govt will stop political vendetta: Cong March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday condemned incidents of violence in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of Samajwadi Party's electoral victory and hoped that the new government would bring the "political vendetta to a halt". Party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters that the incidents involving attacks on Dalit houses allegedly by SP...
  • 'Policy paralysis' hits UPA, TMC to hold meet today March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The possibility of mid-term polls looms large on the UPA Government at the Centre as allies like the Trinamool Congress (TMC) speak openly about policy paralysis. TMC leader and Union Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday openly said that "policy paralysis will be more acute", thanks to the...
  • Parkash Singh Badal will continue as Punjab CM: SAD March 8, 2012

    Chandigarh: Putting at rest all speculation, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday declared that Parkash Singh Badal will remain the Chief Minister of Punjab, a post he would be holding for a record fifth time. "I had declared it well in advance that Badal will be the Chief Minister," SAD President...
  • Don't want early polls, clarifies Trinamool March 8, 2012

    New Delhi: TMC leader and Union Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi did a U-turn on Thursday, clarifying that his remarks regarding mid-term polls were just a "political analysis" and not a statement as a politician or the "view of my party". "This was just a political analysis, not a statement as a...
  • After BJP, TMC in favour of mid-term polls March 8, 2012

    New Delhi: While the Congress is yet to recover from the shock it received in the Assembly polls 2012, the clamour for mid-term polls is getting louder. After the BJP and the Samajwadi Party made the demand on Tuesday that Congress must announce mid-term polls, ally Trinamool Congress has taken...
  • Amar congratulates Mulayam for sweeping UP Polls March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Congratulating Mulayam Singh Yadav for sweeping UP assembly polls, his former confidant Amar Singh on Wednesday said the electorate preferred the Samajwadi Party's 'immediate' relief like unemployment allowance than his long term plan to divide the state into smaller units for speedy development. Singh's year-old Rashtriya Lok Manch, which...
  • Choppy Sensex ends flat on low reform hopes March 7, 2012

    Mumbai: It was highly volatile session for the BSE Sensex on Wednesday, which traded in the negative terrain for major part of session. At close, the NSE Nifty managed to hold 5200 level quite nicely, even after it hit an intraday low of 5,171.45 - that was few points away...
  • Goa polls: BJP to rule the beach state March 7, 2012

    Panaji: The BJP managed to wrest Goa from the Congress with a decisive mandate. The party won a majority 21 of the 40 assembly seats as four in every five voters rejected the Congress. The party was decimated to the single digit of nine seats. Manohar Parrikar, the face of...
  • Punjab: SAD-BJP defies anti-incumbency, wins big March 7, 2012

    Chandigarh: The BJP can breathe easy in Punjab as its alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal has created history by becoming the first coalition government to beat anti-incumbency and return to power. The Congress faced a clear defeat and Manpreet Badal's Punjab People's Party even failed to open their account. The...
  • Uttarakhand: Who will form the government? March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: One state that hasn't thrown up a decisive verdict in the Assembly Elections 2012 verdict is Uttarakhand - the Congress and the BJP are running neck to neck in the state. One of them needs to cross the halfway mark of 35 in order to form the government....
  • UP polls: SP celebrations turn violent March 7, 2012

    Lucknow: While the Samajwadi Party celebrated a landslide victory in the Uttar Pradesh polls on Tuesday, the family of 7-year-old Daan-e-alam, who died, is in a state of shock. Hours after a historic Uttar Pradesh polls verdict history unfolded yet again. The pictures of stone pelting at journalists, allegedly by Samajwadi...
  • 'Attempts to malign SP's image won't be tolerated' March 7, 2012

    Lucknow: Condemning incidents of violence after poll results, SP state president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said attempts to malign the party's image would not be tolerated. In a late night statement Akhilesh said after SP forms the government action would be taken against officials failing to check such incidents. He...
  • Cong could not get results it expected: Chandy March 7, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said Congress could not get the results it expected in elections to five state assemblies, but had improved its position in those states. "We expected better results. However, Congress could improve its position in all states except Goa, which...
  • Congress defeat due to corruption: Ramdev March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday said the Congress's defeat in assembly elections, mainly in Uttar Pradesh, was due to its failure to curb corruption and bring back Indian black money stashed in foreign tax havens. "The Congress failed in assembly elections as it could not bring back black...
  • Assembly results: No reaction from Narendra Modi March 7, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who did not campaign in assembly elections in the five states, was on Tuesday conspicuously silent even as the results were out. No reaction came from Modi, who otherwise often reacts to national events through twitter or other forums. There...
  • Battle for the states: Is the verdict a triumph of regional politics? March 7, 2012

    The ruling Shiromani Akal Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party created history in the Punjab Assembly by retaining power. ...
  • Battle for the states: Analysing the polls verdict 2012 March 6, 2012

    In Uttarakhand neither the Congress nor the BJP has got a clear majority, while the verdicts were clear for the other four states. ...