Coalition

  • Parties, coalitions in Kerala busy finalising candidates 06-03-2014 02:21 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: LJP joins hands with BJP, to contest in 7 seats in the state 27-02-2014 10:20 PM

    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...
  • BJP leaders meet Ram Vilas Paswan, alliance likely 27-02-2014 03:12 PM

    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...
  • Don't join communal forces, Lalu tells Paswan 24-02-2014 08:01 PM

    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...
  • Rajnath Singh keeps media guessing on tie-up with Paswan’s LJP 24-02-2014 05:15 PM

    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...
  • Forum of men's rights organisations set to float a political party 02-02-2014 11:14 PM

    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...
  • Follow Manmohan's example on how to run coalition: Shinde to Kejriwal 29-12-2013 11:20 PM

    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...
  • Don't limit PM option to only Modi or Rahul, says Arundhati 17-11-2013 10:41 PM

    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...
  • Running coalition will be different cup of tea for Modi: Chavan 13-11-2013 08:11 PM

    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...
  • Victorious Angela Merkel ready for negotiations on coalition govt 23-09-2013 07:12 PM

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said she is open to negotiations with her centre-left rivals on forming a coalition government after her hat-trick 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)...
  • Syrian opposition rejects Russian proposal 10-09-2013 07:21 PM

    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...
  • Italy's Supreme Court hears Silvio Berlusconi's crucial appeal 31-07-2013 06:14 AM

    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...
  • Silvio Berlusconi faces verdict that could endanger Italian government 30-07-2013 06:43 AM

    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...
  • Malaysia coalition extends rule in tight election 06-05-2013 01:13 AM

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's governing coalition won a tight national election on Sunday to extend its 56-year rule, fending off an opposition alliance that pledged to clean up politics and end race-based policies in Southeast Asia's third-largest economy. As counting went late into the night, the fractious multiracial opposition proved unable...
  • Stalemate over, Italy's Letta names new government 28-04-2013 06:35 AM

    Rome: Italian centre-left 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...
  • Inappropriate for allies to comment on Modi: Venkaiah 17-04-2013 05:35 PM

    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 15-04-2013 02:00 AM

    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) 14-04-2013 07:15 PM

    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 14-04-2013 05:39 PM

    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) 10-04-2013 09:18 AM

    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...
  • The Last Word: Is a Third Front possible or is it just a tempting mirage? 26-03-2013 11:20 PM

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav hinted that a coalition government is the need of the country. ...
  • Third Front a permanent mirage of Indian politics: Manish Tewari 25-03-2013 04:06 PM

    Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari added the government is not in danger. ...
  • Is the UPA now a lame duck government and should it seek a fresh mandate? 19-03-2013 11:47 PM

    A delegation of DMK leaders, led by TR Baalu, handed over the letter of withdrawal of support from the UPA to President Pranab Mukherjee at 10.30 pm on Tuesday. ...