Assembly Polls

  • Akhilesh Yadav government's fall imminent, says BJP leader Ram Shankar Katheria 2 days ago

    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...
  • Ahead of assembly polls, BJP woos ex-servicemen in J&K June 2, 2014

    Jammu: Reaching out to ex-servicemen ahead of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP on Monday said it would provide a platform to them for airing their demands and grievances. "The party will become a voice of ex-servicemen and provide them a platform to air their grievances and demands," state...
  • Full statehood for Delhi is first demand from new PM: Harsh Vardhan May 25, 2014

    Delhi BJP president Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said the first issue he will take up for the city with the new Prime Minister would be grant of full statehood to the national capital as it would help overcoming the problem of multiplicity of authorities. Vardhan, who was BJP's Chief Ministerial nominee...
  • AAP myth will be broken in next Assembly polls: Udit Raj May 25, 2014

    On a high after winning a Lok Sabha seat in the just-concluded polls, BJP leader and the Dalit face of the party, Udit Raj, is all for the Assembly elections in Delhi to be held as early as possible. The MP from the North-West Delhi constituency believes that AAP's "illusion" that...
  • Maharashtra CM to focus on development to win Assembly polls May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has created ministerial groups with four MLAs each, to speed up clearance of files related to policy matters and development works, sources said on Friday. The decision was taken at a meeting last night called by Chavan to prepare and strategise a plan of action...
  • Maharashtra: BJP scoffs at MNS' move to project Raj as CM nominee for Assembly polls May 23, 2014

    The BJP on Friday ridiculed the move of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to project its party head Raj Thackeray as the chief ministerial nominee for the state Assembly elections this year, employing the Narendra Modi gambit. BJP spokesman Madhav Bhandari said if the MNS projection is inspired by the nomination of...
  • Sharad Pawar seeks more Assembly seats for NCP in Maharashtra May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said that his party should get more seats to contest in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra as the position of ally Congress has weakened in the state, as evident from the Lok Sabha results. "Last time, when we got less seats than Congress in...
  • Shiv Sena firm on bigger pie in seat-sharing for Maharashtra Assembly polls May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Leaders of a buoyant BJP in Maharashtra may be hoping for more seats to contest in upcoming state assembly polls but ally Shiv Sena does not seem to be in a mood to insist on continuing to play the role of "big brother" in state politics. Though there has been...
  • Binny urges AAP, BJP, Congress to consider Kiran Bedi for Delhi CM May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny on Monday called upon BJP, AAP and Congress to consider civil activist Kiran Bedi for the post of Delhi chief minister, saying that holding fresh Assembly elections would be wastage of public money. "I have written to AAP, BJP, Congress and Independent...