Assembly Polls

  • EC likely to announce Maharashtra, Haryana poll dates next week 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The election process for states going to polls is expected to be set in motion as the Election Commission is likely to announce dates in this regard in the middle of next week. The terms of legislative assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra are coming to an end on October...
  • First list of BJP probables for Maharashtra polls to be out in September 4 days ago

    Nagpur: BJP will declare its first list of probable candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra in the first week of September, a senior party leader said on Saturday. "The seat-sharing talks with alliance partners are in progress and similarly the party manifesto is being readied, which will be released...
  • Don't solely rely on 'Modi wave': Gadkari to BJP workers August 19, 2014

    Pune: Cautioning BJP workers against self complacency, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked them not to solely depend on the "Modi wave" for victory in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. While stressing that the "Modi wave" in the country is a fact, Gadkari, however, asked the party activists to "go...
  • Maharashtra: Munde's daughter to organise 'Sangharsh Yatra' ahead of polls August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls, BJP MLA and daughter of late Gopinath Munde, Pankaja will launch a 'Sangharsh Yatra' across the state from August 27. BJP State President Devendra Fadanvis, and leader of opposition in Legislative Council Vinod Tawde told reporters here that the 14-day 3000 km yatra will...
  • Will take Sena chief 'head on' if he contents election: Nitesh Rane August 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Nitesh Rane, son of senior Congress leader and Maharashtra state Industries Minister Narayan Rane, said that he will take Shiv Sena President "head on" if Uddhav Thackeray decides to contest the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra. "If Uddhav (Sena Chief) decides to contest the upcoming Assembly polls, I will take...
  • Narayan Rane, Ashok Chavan to head Maharashtra campaign, coordination committees August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant move, Narayan Rane and Ashok Chavan, two known detractors of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, were on Wednesday made chairmen of the Campaign and Coordination committees respectively by the AICC in poll-bound Maharashtra. Former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde was named the head of the manifesto...
  • Haryana: Rebel Congress Rajya Sabha MP Birender Singh to join BJP August 11, 2014

    Congress Rajya Sabha MP Birender Singh is likely to join the BJP. The formal announcement on his joining is likely to be made on August 16. Earlier in July the rebel Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Haryana held a closed-door meeting with BJP President Amit Shah, amidst speculation that he may...
  • Priyanka's office denies reports of her assuming significant role in Congress August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka's office on Tuesday denied reports of her assuming more significant role in the party. Accorfing to reports, Priyanka was set to assume important role in the Congress ahead of the Assembly polls. The remarks came after reports suggested that several party leaders were...
  • Akhilesh Yadav government's fall imminent, says BJP leader Ram Shankar Katheria July 30, 2014

    The fall of Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh is imminent, Lok Sabha member from Agra city Ram Shankar Katheria said on Wednesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader has been touring villages in his constituency and has been meeting local leaders in Agra, Mathura and other districts, urging them to be...
  • Address Vidarbha before Maharashtra polls, Muttemwar urges Sonia July 22, 2014

    Nagpur: Congress MP and ex-Union minister Vilas Muttemwar has urged party President Sonia Gandhi to take up the issue of separate Vidarbha with the Narendra Modi government at the Centre to revive its electoral chances in the impending Maharashtra Assembly elections. In a letter to Sonia which was made public recently,...
  • Maharashtra situation: Sonia holds talks with CM, senior leaders July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday held consultations with senior leaders from Maharashtra including Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the wake of party leader Narayan Rane announcing his decision to quit Chavan Cabinet pitching for a change of leadership there. Former Home Minister and senior leader from Maharashtra Sushil...
  • Hold fresh Assembly polls in Delhi, says wary Congress July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Apprehensive that rival parties may poach away its MLAs in Delhi, Congress on Wednesday demanded fresh Assembly polls in the national capital and expressed concern over any attempts at horse-trading. "BJP can stoop to any low to gain power. Since they have a government at the Centre, why...
  • Voters may enroll until last date of filing nominations: EC July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 19.31 lakh applications have been registered so far as part of the ongoing summary revision of electoral rolls in Maharashtra and voters would have the opportunity to enroll themselves until the last date of filing of nomination papers, the Election Commission of India said on Tuesday. The...
  • Maharashtra Assembly Polls: EC to review preparedness July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the Election Commission of India has decided to send a team to the state to review the preparedness. The team is scheduled to meet top officials of the state administration on Tuesday. The assembly elections are due in October this year. ...
  • EC to visit Maharashtra on Monday for Assembly polls preparation July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Setting the ball rolling for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the full panel of the Election Commission (EC) will visit the state on Monday. The Election Commission team, led by Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath and Election Commissioners HS Brahma and S NA Zaidi, will meet top officials...
  • Flag public issues to get ticket: Congress leadership to MLA aspirants in Delhi July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to make the party's Delhi unit fighting fit for next assembly polls, the Congress leadership on Saturday held consultations with 63 Congress leaders from the state who had fought the last assembly election in which it faced a severe drubbing. In the meeting chaired by party general secretary...
  • After retaining Congress trust, Prithviraj Chavan eyes Maharashtra poll win July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after Congress leadership reposed faith in him to lead the party in upcoming Assembly polls, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said his endeavour would be to win maximum seats in the state. "I met the party leadership in the last two days and requested them...
  • Prithviraj Chavan discusses strategy for Maharashtra polls with Sonia Gandhi July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Chavan said that he discussed Congress's readiness for Assembly elections in Maharashtra and termed the interaction with the party chief "very good". He...
  • SP wants alliance with Congress, NCP for Maharashtra assembly polls July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party on Wednesday called for an alliance with Maharashtra's ruling Congress-NCP combine in the upcoming assembly elections to prevent "communal forces" from coming to power in the state. "What we need right now is an alliance of secular parties in Maharashtra to keep communal forces at bay. I propose...
  • Amit Shah will lead Maharashtra to victory in assembly polls: Mumbai BJP July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai unit of the BJP on Wednesday expressed confidence that the new BJP President Amit Shah, would be able to replicate the performance of the party in Maharashtra, as he did in Uttar Pradesh in the recent Lok Sabha elections. 50-year-old Shah had engineered a massive victory in Uttar...
  • NCP to hold rallies to pep-up partymen for Maharashtra Assembly polls July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The NCP, which received a drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday said that it is organising rallies across Maharashtra in order to "re-energise" party cadres ahead of the upcoming state Assembly polls. "We are organising rallies and meetings with our party workers across Maharashtra to encourage...
  • In Uttar Pradesh, parties in overdrive for assembly polls June 24, 2014

    Although assembly elections are a good two years away, political players in Uttar Pradesh are already in an overdrive. Political battle lines in the sprawling state have not been erased, even a month after the Lok Sabha election in which the BJP virtually wiped out everyone else. Topping the political chart...
  • BJP using Article 370 to garner votes for J&K polls: Congress June 23, 2014

    Srinagar: BJP is raking up the issue of revoking Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, to garner votes in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state, Congress said on Monday. "Article 370 is an issue used for garnering votes. They (BJP) used...
  • Chavan meets Sonia, unlikely to step down as Maharashtra CM June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid speculation of a possible change of guard in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Saturday. However, according to sources, Chavan is unlikely to step down from his post. The Maharashtra Chief Minister is expected to brief a panel led...
  • Congress undecided on changing Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra CM June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress high command remains undecided on having a change of guard in Maharashtra. Sources say that the final decision on replacing Prithviraj Chavan as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra will be taken after MLAs give feedback to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Chavan on Saturday met Sonia Gandhi at...
  • Shiv Sena demands Port Trust land for development in Mumbai June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday unveiled 'development agenda' for Mumbai ahead of the Assembly elections in Maharashtra, and said several projects could be implemented if the land in possession of the Mumbai Port Trust along the eastern shore of the city was utilised. Addressing a press conference, Thackeray...
  • 'AP Congressmen who joined other parties now living like slaves' June 17, 2014

    Vijayawada: Criticising Congress leaders who had quit the party to join others before the Lok Sabha and state Assembly polls, the APCC on Tuesday alleged that they were now living like "slaves" in those parties. "Those who benefited and enjoyed the power while the party was ruling in the state,...
  • NC top brass to meet to discuss strategy for J&K Assembly polls June 16, 2014

    Srinagar: National Conference's Central Working Committee (CWC) is meeting on Wednesday to discuss strategy for the upcoming Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is the working president of National Conference, has called the CWC meeting on June 18 at the party headquarters at Nawa-e-Subah Complex,...
  • BJP non-committal on Jharkhand CM candidate for Assembly polls June 12, 2014

    BJP on Thursday remained non-committal whether its Jharkhand unit would contest the upcoming Assembly elections later this year under senior party leader Yashwant Sinha, who is hogging the limelight with his agitation against the Hemant Soren government. "There is a network of leaders in Jharkhand, and it was reflected during...
  • Maharashtra: Ahead of polls, Prithviraj Chavan lists out development work in Congress-NCP tenure June 5, 2014

    Asserting that the Congress-NCP coalition had worked tirelessly for all inclusive development of the state in the last 15 years, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday expressed confidence that people would once again repose faith in them for the next five years. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly on the motion...