Election Results

  • Rice distribution 'game-changer' for Raman Singh in Assembly polls 10-12-2013 09:42 AM

    Distribution of rice at subsidised price to poor families in Chhattisgarh seems to have done the trick for Raman Singh, the 'Chaur wale baba' (rice man) who proved wrong all political analysis and opinion polls to emerge victorious for the third consecutive term in the state. The Chhattisgarh Food Security...
  • Vasundhara Raje to meet Governor on government formation today 10-12-2013 09:33 AM

    Vasundhara Raje has been elected the BJP legislature party leader in Rajasthan and she will meet Governor Margaret Alva on Tuesday to stake claim to form the next state government. At a meeting in Jaipur on Monday, BJP MLAs unanimously passed a proposal of senior party MLA Gulabchand Kataria to...
  • Rahul Gandhi has become a challenge for his own party: Smriti Irani 09-12-2013 06:43 PM

    Kolkata: Congress does not have any credible alternative to challenge the BJP, party leader Smriti Irani claimed on Monday and said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has become a challenge for his own party after its consecutive defeats. "In Uttar Pradesh elections too the Gandhi family had to lose. Congress...
  • The winning sex: 10 women candidates emerge winners in Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 09-12-2013 01:32 PM

    A total of 10 women candidates, one less than last time, have emerged victorious in Chhattisgarh Assembly polls where the saffron party is back in power for the third time. During the 2008 Assembly polls, 11 women candidates out of 94 in fray had won, an election official told PTI....
  • Congress dominates Chhattisgarh's worst-hit Naxal areas 09-12-2013 10:14 AM

    The killing of Mahendra Karma earlier this year by Left Wing Extremists proved costly for Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh as Congress bagged 8 of the 12 seats in worst-hit Naxal areas spread over six districts. The region saw Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: NRI comes from London to support AAP 08-12-2013 11:32 PM

    New Delhi: As the new entrant Aam Admi Party won 28 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections on Sunday, a large number of supporters, including some NRIs, gathered at the party's Hanuman Road office for the celebrations. One of these NRIs was Arnav Aggarwal, a 25-year-old engineer who had come...
  • Won't form government, will sit in opposition: Vardhan 08-12-2013 11:21 PM

    New Delhi: BJP chief ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan on Sunday night said he will not stake claim to form a government in Delhi as his party is short of a clear majority and would prefer to sit in the opposition than indulging in "horse trading". The BJP emerged as the...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj sweeps Congress aside, BJP romps home easily 08-12-2013 10:32 PM

    Bhopal: Riding high on pro-incumbency and a divided opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan returned to power with a massive mandate for the third straight term. BJP won 165 seats in the 230-members seat Assembly, way ahead of the Congress which was restricted to...
  • Raman Singh, the silent performer gives BJP a hat-trick in Chhattisgarh 08-12-2013 09:16 PM

    Raipur: Fondly called as 'Chawal Wale Baba' (the rice God), Dr Raman Singh, who today led BJP to a consecutive third victory in the Naxal-affected state of Chattisgarh, has earned the reputation of being a silent performer. Never regarded as a very right-wing Hindu-nationalist politician, Singh(61) is known to skirt...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: List of MLAs 08-12-2013 09:15 PM

    New Delhi: An unknown entity led by an idealistic anti-corruption crusader fighting two well-entrenched national parties in the national capital has delivered one of the biggest stories in the electoral history of India. Facing massive odds and tapping the common man's anger over price rice, corruption, poor governance, deteriorating law...
  • Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje-led BJP storms to power with 3/4th majority 08-12-2013 08:00 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan was awash with the lotus of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as Vasundhara Raje led the party to a historic win in Rajasthan and routed the Congress regime. Fighting on the plank of corruption, poverty, price rise, poor governance and a break down in law and order, Vasundhara Raje...
  • Delhi elections: BJP short of majority, AAP's stunning debut shatters Congress 08-12-2013 06:47 PM

    New Delhi: An unknown entity led by an idealistic anti-corruption crusader fighting two well-entrenched national parties in the national capital has delivered one of the biggest stories in the electoral history of India. Facing massive odds and tapping the common man's anger over price rice, corruption, poor governance, deteriorating law...
  • Arvind Kejriwal, the giant killer who swept Sheila Dikshit out of power 08-12-2013 04:49 PM

    New Delhi: Dismissed as a political greenhorn, engineer-turned-civil servant Arvind Kejriwal has cemented his place in politics with a stunning political debut for his nascent Aam Aadmi Party and emerged as a giant killer to sweep Sheila Dikshit out from not only office but also her constituency. Belying all claims...
  • PCC chief Chandrabhan resigns, accepts moral responsibility for defeat 08-12-2013 04:17 PM

    Accepting moral responsibility for defeat of ruling Congress in Rajasthan, PCC chief Chandrabhan on Sunday resigned. Chandrabhan, who contested the assembly election from Mandawa in Jhunjhunu and was trailing at fourth position, tendered his resignation to the AICC President Sonia Gandhi. "He accepted moral responsibility for the defeat and resigned...
  • Read: List of candidates who won in Rajasthan 08-12-2013 04:14 PM

    BJP candidate Sukhram won Merta (SC) seat of Nagaur district against Laxman Ram of the Congress by a margin of 35,549 votes. Congress candidate Bhanwar Lal won Sardarshahar seat of Churu district by defeating nearest rival Ashok Kumar of the BJP by a margin of 7,057 votes. BJP candidate Khemaram...
  • A sad Sunday for Congress, BJP gains power with absolute majorty 08-12-2013 03:57 PM

    On a super Sunday BJP ended up with absolute majority in Rajasthan. BJP made a landslide victory where it won 162 seats, while ruling Congress collapsed in just 21. National People's Party candidates have won 4 seats whereas BSP has won 3 seats and the Independent candidates have won in...
  • Assembly elections: Rahul admits AAP effect, says will transform Congress 08-12-2013 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi called for deep introspection into party's poor show as assembly elections results in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi showed a total rout for the party. Her son and Congress Vice President accepted that the party failed to connect with the common man and promised...
  • Chouhan, the son of soil proves to be a winner again 08-12-2013 02:55 PM

    A carefully cultivated image of family man coupled with simplicity, Shivraj Singh Chouhan led the BJP campaign presenting himself as one among the people promising further development to score an impressive hattrick in Madhya Pradesh assembly election. 54-year-old Chouhan always maintained a low profile and ignored comparisons with high-profile Narendra...
  • Ashok Gehlot concedes defeat, Raje credits 'Modi factor' for win 08-12-2013 02:43 PM

    As the latest trends reflected BJP's win in Rajasthan and the party workers and supporters took to the roads to celebrate a yet-to-be-announced-victory, a confident Vasundhara Raje attributed the success to none other than the Narendra Modi factor. "We will form government in Rajasthan. I dedicate my victory to people...
  • No more blame-game! It's time for self-introspection for Gehlot 08-12-2013 01:20 PM

    With the latest trend in Assembly Polls it's transparent that BJP will lead Rajasthan with massive number of seats against the ruling Congress. And now when Congress is all set to lose, who shall than be blamed? Narendra Modi? Vansundhara Raje? Congress' rallies against BJP, double anti-incumbency against central and...
  • Vasundhara sought votes in the name of Modi, says Gehlot 08-12-2013 12:40 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday conceded defeat from the Bharatiya Janata Party in Rajasthan Assembly elections. He accused the Opposition of creating an 'incorrect' impression in the minds of the voter. He said an "undercurrent" seems to have worked against the Congress adding that although the welfare...
  • Delhi elections: Sheila Dikshit resigns as CM 08-12-2013 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: As Congress suffered a huge setback in Delhi in the assembly elections, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday sent her resignation to the Lieutenant Governor. Sheila Dikshit, who has been the Delhi CM for the past 15 years was also trailing behind Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal...
  • Congress disappointed with trends of Assembly polls 08-12-2013 12:02 PM

    As the results of battle for the states show a comfortable win for BJP with leads of 136 seats in Rajasthan, 31 seats in Delhi and 143 seats in Madhya Pradesh,Congress on Sunday voiceddisappointment over the trends in the Assembly elections withthe party's poor performance. "We are disappointed," party spokesman...
  • Shivraj Chouhan-led BJP set to sweep Assembly elections 08-12-2013 11:17 AM

    With lead of 140 seats, it looks crystal clear that BJP will emerge comfortably to form the government for the third time in Madhya Pradesh. Riding high on a pro-incumbency mood, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is likely to score another big victory when Congress stares at just 77 seats....
  • Chhattisgarh shocks BJP, Congress leads, hung Assembly favours Jogi 08-12-2013 10:07 AM

    New Delhi: It seems the Chhattisgarh has shocked the ruling BJP. The trends are suggesting a very close contest between the BJP and the Congress. The Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh was confident of coming to power for the third straight term by defeating the Congress. The Congress is leading...
  • Delhi election results: How the day unfolded 08-12-2013 08:00 AM

    New Delhi: 5:57 pm: These results are historic in many ways, said Arvind Kejriwal. "This is the first time an election has been fought on honesty," he said. 5:49 pm: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has defeated outgoing CM Sheila Dikshit in the New Delhi constituency by 25,864 votes. 5:32 pm:...
  • Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2013 results Live: BJP retains power, crushes Congress by 107 seats 08-12-2013 08:00 AM

    The fate of Madhya Pradesh has been sealed and it will be out on Sunday as the counting of votes on 230 constituencies will begin at 8 am. With exit polls having predicted the Bharatiya Janata Partys victory, the big question still remains if Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will...
  • Rajasthan election results: How the day unfolded 08-12-2013 08:00 AM

    Jaipur: 8 pm: It is a massive victory for the BJP as the party has won 162 seats. The Congress is decimated with just 21 seats and Others with 16. 7:45 pm: The BJP has won 158 seats and is leading in 3 seats. The Congress has won 21 seats...
  • Madhya Pradesh election results: How the day unfolded 08-12-2013 08:00 AM

    Bhopal: 6:30 pm: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh's son Jaiwardhan Singh was declared elected from the Raghogarh constituency in Guna district. Jaiwardhan won his debut election by a margin of 58,204 votes, trouncing the rival BJP candidate Radhe Shyam Dhakad. Jaiwardhan was polled 98,041 votes whereas Dhakad could secure 58,564...
  • BJP approached AAP members, but we won't support anyone: Kejriwal 08-12-2013 07:42 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the election results, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said many of his candidates were approached by the BJP in the past few days, but made it clear that his party won't support any party whatsoever. Kejriwal, however, continues to be optimistic saying AAP...