COALITION

  • BJP 'not very keen' on forming coalition government with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra October 25, 2014

    Mumbai: As back channel talks continued between Shiv Sena and BJP to explore the possibility of a coalition government in Maharashtra, there were strong indications on Saturday that the latter may form a government on its own with NCP's outside support in keeping with the "sentiment" in the party. "It...
  • BJD, AIADMK take Uturn, warm up to BJPled NDA ahead of poll results May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With most of the exit and postpoll surveys predicting the BJPled NDA winning the Lok Sabha elections, regional parties and estranged allies seem to be warming up the saffron party. While the BJD indicated that it might extend conditional support to the NDA, an AIADMK leader too hinted that...
  • Parties, coalitions in Kerala busy finalising candidates March 6, 2014

    With the deadline for filing nominations for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in Kerala fast approaching, political parties have gone into a huddle to finalise contestants for the 20 seats and start a high voltage campaign with local topics figuring as prominently as national issues. While almost all 16 sitting...
  • LS polls: LJP joins hands with BJP, to contest in 7 seats in the state February 27, 2014

    In a joint press conference, party chief Rajnath Singh announced alliance with Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP for the Lok Sabha elections 2014. Ram Vilas Paswan-led party returning to the NDA fold, 12 years after it quit over Gujarat riots, will fight seven out of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar...
  • BJP leaders meet Ram Vilas Paswan, alliance likely February 27, 2014

    Senior BJP leaders on Thursday met LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan in Patna to finalise details related to their alliance and possibly sharing of seats. BJP leaders Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Shahnawaz Hussain went to Paswan's residence where they were received by his son Chirag Paswan, who is...
  • Don't join communal forces, Lalu tells Paswan February 24, 2014

    Amid indications that its ally LJP was moving towards BJP, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Monday reached out to Ram Vilas Paswan, saying he should not join "communal forces". Prasad made the appeal to Paswan after his efforts to reach him went in vain. He said LJP's anguish over numbers of...
  • Rajnath Singh keeps media guessing on tie-up with Paswan’s LJP February 24, 2014

    BJP president Rajnath Singh was ambiguous on Monday on the possibility of a tie-up with Ramvilas Paswan-led LJP for the Lok Sabha polls. "I am not aware... If some announcement has to be made, you will be told," Singh told reporters in New Delhi when asked for comments over speculation of...
  • Forum of men's rights organisations set to float a political party February 2, 2014

    A forum of men's rights organisations has decided to float a political party to address issues concerning men and fight for gender equality and social justice. Observing that men's welfare has been ignored by governments, the National Coalition of Men (NCM) has been working to grab the government's attention towards male...
  • Follow Manmohan's example on how to run coalition: Shinde to Kejriwal December 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday had a word of advice for the new Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on how to run a coalition government follow Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's example. Shinde also said that running a coalition government is a "difficult task" and that those...
  • Don't limit PM option to only Modi or Rahul, says Arundhati November 17, 2013

    Author and activist Arundhati Roy, on Sunday, said that in an age of coalition, options are wide open before people and they should not fall into trap of Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi. "I don't think we should fall into trap of Modi or Rahul. Indulging in poll predictions will be...
  • Running coalition will be different cup of tea for Modi: Chavan November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Criticising BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for not spelling out his views on important issues, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said it would be difficult for Modi to run a coalition government. Slamming Modi for the language used by him in his...
  • Victorious Angela Merkel ready for negotiations on coalition govt September 23, 2013

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said she is open to negotiations with her centreleft rivals on forming a coalition government after her hattrick victory in parliamentary elections, but fell short of absolute majority. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) finished...
  • Syrian opposition rejects Russian proposal September 10, 2013

    A major Syrian opposition group issued a statement in Istanbul on Tuesday to reject a Russian plan that proposes to put Damascus's chemical weapons under international control to avert a US strike on the country. The opposition Syrian National Coalition said the proposal, put forward by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov,...
  • Italy's Supreme Court hears Silvio Berlusconi's crucial appeal July 31, 2013

    Italy's Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing Silvio Berlusconi's last appeal against a jail sentence and ban from public office in a case which could endanger the country's shaky coalition government if the conviction is confirmed. On the first day of the hearing, public prosecutor Antonello Mura rejected most of Berlusconi's...
  • Silvio Berlusconi faces verdict that could endanger Italian government July 30, 2013

    Italy's Supreme Court convenes on Tuesday to rule whether Silvio Berlusconi should be jailed and banned from public office for tax fraud, a verdict that could endanger Italy's shaky coalition government. A ruling against the former prime minister would be his first definitive conviction and signal the end of an era...
  • Malaysia coalition extends rule in tight election May 6, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's governing coalition won a tight national election on Sunday to extend its 56year rule, fending off an opposition alliance that pledged to clean up politics and end racebased policies in Southeast Asia's thirdlargest economy. As counting went late into the night, the fractious multiracial opposition proved unable to...
  • Stalemate over, Italy's Letta names new government April 28, 2013

    Rome: Italian centreleft politician Enrico Letta named a coalition government on Saturday, making one of Silvio Berlusconi's closest allies deputy prime minister and ending two months of damaging political stalemate. Letta has said his priorities would be the economy, unemployment and restoring faith in Italy's discredited political institutions as well as...
  • Inappropriate for allies to comment on Modi: Venkaiah April 17, 2013

    Hyderabad: In an indirect reference to JD(U) raising objections on announcing Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate of BJP, senior saffron party leader M Venkaiah Naidu said it is not appropriate for the ally to comment on the Gujarat Chief Minister now. "BJP has not discussed about Prime Ministerial...
  • Relations with coalition will remain good: Rajnath April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of NDA ally JD(U)'s attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Sunday said relationship with coalition partners will "remain good". "Our relationships with all the coalition partners were good, are good and will remain good," he told reporters in Delhi...
  • Focus on ousting UPA instead of targeting allies: BJP to JD(U) April 14, 2013

    New Delhi: After a stern warning from the Janata Dal (United) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) prime ministerial candidate, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit out at its biggest ally saying it should refrain from targeting its allies and instead focus on removing...
  • Nitish sets criteria for NDA's PM nominee April 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Janata Dal (United) has set the terms for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), giving out a stern message on the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) prime ministerial nominee. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar did not name the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, but made it very clear he...
  • Modi's Gujarat model cannot apply to all states: JD(U) April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh came under attack again by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who said Manmohan was not accepted as a leader within his own party. As Modi goes on overdrive, one of the big questions is as to whether in this era of coalition politics, he...
  • India can get back to 8 per cent growth: Manmohan Singh April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: It was disappointing that growth had slowed to five per cent but this was temporary and the government was taking corrective measures to get back to eight percent growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday. Addressing the annual meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the...
  • PM admits running a coalition is not easy April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a poll pitch to the industry and said that all regulatory hurdles will be removed. Manmohan inaugurated the twoday annual general meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Wednesday and asked corporate India to reflect on their social roles more carefully....
  • NCCong coalition responsible for instability: Mufti April 1, 2013

    Jammu: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday accused the the National Conference (NC)Congress coalition of plunging the state into "political instability" and said the "prevailing uncertainty" was the result of the government's wrong policies. "From day one when this government was formed, there is instability and uncertainty in the state....
  • Congress, UPA know how to run coalition: Tewari March 29, 2013

    Indore: Against the backdrop of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's attacks on UPA and Congress, Union Minister Manish Tewari on Friday said the ruling party and the alliance know how to run a coalition. "The UPA and Congress have always shown that they know how to run a coalition...
  • The Last Word: Is a Third Front possible or is it just a tempting mirage? March 26, 2013

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav hinted that a coalition government is the need of the country as the political scenario at the national level is favouring emergence of third front. ...
  • Third Front a permanent mirage of Indian politics: Manish Tewari March 25, 2013

    Even as SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav signalled at pulling the plug on the UPA government, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said the government is not in danger. "Third or Fourth Front is a permanent mirage of Indian politics," he added. ...
  • Investor pessimism in India overdone: Deutsche Bank March 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Deutsche Bank believes the recent investor pessimism in India is overdone and sticks to its BSE Sensex target of 22,500 by the end of December. Deutsche says the government may shift to executive decisions to pass its agenda, focusing on actions that do not require parliamentary approval, thus reducing...
  • DMK pullout just before polls second instance in past decade March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: DMK chief M Karunanidhi withdrawing support to the central coalition some one year before Lok Sabha elections was the second such action in the past decade. He pulled out his 18-member party out of Congress-led UPA on Tuesday and five DMK representatives in the Council of Ministers submitted...