ASSEMBLY POLLS

  • Amit Shah takes stock of political situation in Bihar 3 days ago

    Patna: A day after sounding poll bugle for Bihar Assembly elections, BJP national president Amit Shah on Wednesday discussed the political situation in the state in a closed door meeting with senior party leaders. Besides, Shah met over 100 BJP leaders and workers at the state guest house where he stayed...
  • AAP slams BJP after reports of school forcing staff to enroll March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday slammed the BJP after reports emerged that Ryan International School was allegedly forcing its staff to enroll with the political outfit, saying these attempts is a reflection of the saffron party's restlessness after the drubbing in the Delhi Assembly polls. The party has also demanded...
  • AAP national executive meet discusses strategy, expansion plans February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP held its first national executive meeting following its landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls in which party leaders discussed its future course of action and expansion plans. However, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is AAP national convener, and his deputy Manish Sisodia did not attend...
  • Ghar vapasi to continue till conversions are banned:Adityanath February 24, 2015

    Rohtak: Firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has stoked a fresh controversy saying VHP's 'Ghar Vapasi' programme will continue unless conversions are banned and claimed India's problem was "vote bank politics fuelled by jehadi fervour". "Conversions spoil communal amity in the country. It should be banned. If conversions continue, I feel...
  • AAP slams Haryana government over land compensation rates February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday slammed the Haryana government over slashing the compensation rate under the new land acquisition policy by half. In a letter to Haryana CM ML Khattar, AAP leader and party's state in-charge Yogendra Yadav has said the party will oppose the new land...
  • AAP demands apology from BJP after Delhi HC's clean chit on foreign funds February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Delhi High Court gave a clean chit to the Aam Aadmi Party on its foreign funds, the party has demanded an apology from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre on the issue. The development took place after the Centre told the high court...
  • Relieved my parents were not alive to hear the foul words hurled at me, writes Kiran Bedi in open letter February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In her first detailed response after BJP's humiliating defeat in the Delhi Assembly polls, Kiran Bedi on Monday said that she "failed" the test of electoral politics" despite giving it all her energy and experience. The former IPS officer, whom the party had made its chief ministerial candidate, made...
  • Mission Delhi: National capital gears up for polls on Saturday February 6, 2015

    As Delhi gears up to cast its vote on Saturday, BJP and AAP looked hopeful to form a majority government while Congress remained silent fearing another rout. ...
  • Congress' 130th Foundation Day: Revamp of party structure, election strategy on the anvil December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After a disastrous electoral performance this year, the Congress is rethinking its organisational structure and campaign strategy even as it celebrates its 130th Foundation Day on Sunday. Congress president Sonia Gandhi presided over the function at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in the capital. The Congress won...
  • Have tea with Arvind Kejriwal at Rs 20,000 December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: After lunch and dinner, the AAP has organised a "Tea with Kejriwal", to collect donations for the party ahead of the state Assembly polls. The event has been organised by former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti this Saturday. "This High Tea is a fund-raising event to collect donations...
  • Not interested in becoming CLP leader: Prithviraj Chavan November 6, 2014

    Mumbai: With his rivals in Maharashtra Congress gunning for him after debacles in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said he was not in the race for the post of CLP leader. "I have asked the party not to give me any responsibility," Chavan...
  • BJP might have got majority if Shiv Sena pact ended early: Rajnath Singh October 31, 2014

    Bhopal: In the wake of BJP preparing to form a minority government in Maharashtra, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that if their alliance with the Shiv Sena would have ended atleast a fortnight before the actual demise of the combine, then his party might have won clear...
  • DMK treasurer Stalin meets MDMK's Vaiko fueling speculation of alliance ahead of 2016 TN Assembly polls October 30, 2014

    Chennai: After a gap of eight years, DMK Treasurer MK Stalin met MDMK chief Vaiko. The meeting has fueled speculation of a possible electoral alliance to take on the ruling AIADMK ahead of the 2016 Tamil Nadu assembly elections. The meeting took place at the wedding reception of PMK leader...
  • Organisational polls should reinvigorate, rejuvenate the party: Rahul Gandhi October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the organisational elections should be utilised to "reinvigorate and rejuvenate" the party following the debacle in the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. In his first formal interaction with top party leaders here after the defeat of Congress in Assembly polls in...
  • People waiting for Modi government to fulfill promises: Akhilesh Yadav October 22, 2014

    Etawah: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that his government has fulfilled the promises made by his party in the Assembly polls but people are still waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government at Centre to start the process of fulfilling them . "Our government fulfilled the promises made...
  • #SelfieForIndia: Go vote on Wednesday, click a selfie and send it to us! October 14, 2014

    With Assembly elections scheduled to take place on October 15, CNN-IBN appeals to the people to click their selfie with voter mark and send it to #SelfieForIndia. ...
  • J&K Assembly polls: EC assesses situation in state October 8, 2014

    Srinagar: The Election Commission on Wednesday reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir for conduct of assembly elections in the state, ravaged by recent floods. Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi was briefed about the devastation wreaked by the flood, the reconstruction and rehabilitation measures taken by the state government and the...
  • Jayalalithaa DA case verdict critical in determining Tamil Nadu's political future September 26, 2014

    Chennai: All eyes are focused on the big verdict expected on Saturday- the 18-year-old corruption case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha. It is a case that could put her political future in jeopardy ahead of the 2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. In October 2011, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J...
  • Despite support in Vidarbha, Congress suffered upsets in 2009 Maharashtra Assembly polls September 23, 2014

    Nagpur: Though the Congress has enjoyed handsome support from the people of Vidarbha region in almost all Maharashtra Assembly polls, by electing the maximum number of party legislators, year 2009 saw two ministers and several prominent leaders suffering shocking defeats. Five-time MLA and Textile Minister Satish Chaturvedi and Dairy Development Minister...
  • Congress, NCP politically obliged to contest Maharashtra polls together: Tariq Anwar September 23, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary Tariq Anwar said that both Congress and NCP would suffer if the alliance is broken. "Politically we are obliged to contest together," said Anwar. ...
  • NCP gives Congress a day to decide on seatsharing for Maharashtra polls September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Going on the offensive, NCP on Saturday gave Congress a day to revert on the issue of seatsharing for the October 15 Assembly polls in Maharashtra, saying it will "wait a day longer". "The filing of nominations has begun. We can wait for a day longer for Congress' response on...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray meets party leaders as BJP demands more seats September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday met his party leaders to discuss seatsharing in the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The meeting came about as ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded 135 seats in the state. BJP leader Amit Shah even said on Thursday that the BJP will form the government...
  • With eye on assembly polls, government considers 4050 paise per litre cut in diesel price September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move that will put more money in your pockets, the Oil Ministry on Wednesday sought the Law Ministry's views on cutting diesel prices. The government is reportedly keen to cut diesel prices by 40 to 50 paise per litre. The Oil Ministry has asked the Law Ministry...
  • Modi government's honeymoon period over: Congress on bypoll results September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday termed the results of Assembly bypolls, in which BJP suffered major reverses, as "good omen" for the secular forces and said it should ring alarm bells in the saffron party as people have rejected the "politics of polarisation". Saying that "Modi government's honeymoon period with...
  • Maharashtra polls:Congress targets Modi Government, NCP accentuates performance September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as deadlock on seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly polls continues between Congress and NCP, the allies have published separate campaign material with one targeting the Narendra Modi Government and the other highlighting its achievements during the 15year state tenure. In its campaign booklet, the Congress has targeted the 100dayold...
  • CPI asks President to stop LG from inviting BJP to form Delhi government September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Tuesday sought President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention to ensure that Delhi's Lt Governor does not invite the BJP to form government in Delhi saying it will be unconstitutional and demanded fresh polls. "Please direct the Lt Governor of Delhi that he should not...
  • Talks after allocation of seats to Mahayuti partners: Eknath Khadse September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena and BJP will hold further discussions on seat sharing for the ensuing Assembly polls after seat allocation among the other Mahayuti alliance partners is resolved, a senior state BJP leader said on Wednesday. "We (Sena and BJP) will discuss the seat sharing after finalising the seat allocation...
  • SADINLD will form government in Haryana, says Sukhbir Badal September 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: In what may not go down well with Shiromani Akali Dal's ally BJP, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tueday said that the INLDSAD alliance would form the next government in Haryana. "We (SADINLD) will form the next government in Haryana," Badal, who is also SAD President,...
  • Sharad Pawar launches NCP's poll campaign for Maharashtra September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Saturday launched his party's campaign for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, expressing hope that the people would "elect us for the fourth consecutive term." "There was talk of "a wave" in the country during the Lok Sabha polls. However, the results of Lok Sabha polls and...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal vows to stop BJP from forming government, wants President to step in September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing BJP of trying to form government in Delhi through "horse trading", Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said Aam Aadmi Party will seek the President's intervention to ensure that the saffron party does not get an invitation "under any circumstances" from the Lt Governor. "How will BJP form government?...