Election Results

  • Leftbacked AISA sweeps JNUSU elections, wins all four posts September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Leftbacked All India Students Association (AISA) swept Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) elections as won all 4 posts on Sunday. More than 54 per cent students exercised their franchise in the students' union polls of JNU, where women's safety and hostel facilities surfaced as the key issues. While...
  • May 16 equivalent to India's independence from British: RSS leader June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Suresh Soni on Sunday compared the verdict delivered by Indian voters on May 16 to the country's independence from British rule. Soni said, "When the results came out on MMay 16, it was similar to the day when Britishers left the Indian land on August...
  • UP packs a punch in Modi Cabinet, BJP now eyes state June 14, 2014

    With India's new Prime Minister, Home Minister and seven other union ministers coming from Uttar Pradesh, the state now occupies the most coveted position in the new government. Having won 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state, Uttar Pradesh was bound to figure in a big way in...
  • UP witnesses highest and lowest number of NOTA votes in the country May 19, 2014

    Around 15,155 voters preferred clicking the 'None of the Above' (NOTA) button to choosing any political leader in Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh. While the lowest 3,621 was received in Allahabad district, Kaushambi district has topped the chart. The region includes Allahabad, Phulpur, Kaushambi, Bhadohi and Pratapgarh constituencies. A total of 8,424...
  • Five challenges for Narendra Modi's new government May 18, 2014

    A landslide election victory for Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has created euphoria in India's financial markets, driving shares to lifetime highs and the rupee to its strongest level against the dollar in 11 months. After a decade in opposition, the BJP has promised to repair an economy growing at...
  • 5.91 lakh voters press NOTA button in UP May 17, 2014

    Over 5.91 lakh voters in Uttar Pradesh chose to refuse all the candidates who were in the fray by opting Election Commission's maiden choice given to them "None of the Above" with maximum number of such votes recorded from Naxalaffected seat of Robertsganj in the state. In the Robertsganj seat, 18,489...
  • Reversal of roles: BJP snatches all five seats it lost to Congress in 2009 May 17, 2014

    The saffron wave swept Uttarkhand with BJP today winning all five Lok Sabha seats, snatching four of them from the ruling Congress with wide victory margins. All former BJP chief Ministers Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri and Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank besides erstwhile Tehri Royal Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah and Ajay...
  • Watch: LK Advani gives a warm hug to Narendra Modi, congratulates him May 17, 2014

    Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi was greeted by BJP patriarch LK Advani, senior leader Sushma Swaraj and other senior BJP leaders at the party headquarters. Modi got a warm hug from LK Advani, who congratulated him for his big win. ...
  • PM Manmohan Singh submits his resignation to the President May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday to submit his resignation along with the resignation of his Council of Ministers. He was accompanied by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath. Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister chaired the last Cabinet meeting as the Prime Minister where...
  • Modi has a chance to redefine Indian politics: US think tanks May 17, 2014

    Washington: Describing the Narendra Modiled BJP's electoral victory as a "breathtaking landslide", eminent American think tanks and experts have said the win has given him an opportunity to "redefine" Indian politics. "This is a breathtaking landslide that is a victory not only for Modi but for the Indian people who...
  • Speculation rife that Sonia, Rahul may resign at CWC meet: sources May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Congress's humiliating defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, speculation is now rife that party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi may resign soon. Sources say that speculation is rife that both Rahul and Sonia may offer to resign at the Congress Working Committee...
  • I owe everything to India where I, an underprivileged child of Partition, was empowered: PM Manmohan in his farewell speech May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a bow as the Prime Minister of the country for the last time, Manmohan Singh thanked the country for the love and support that he received in the past ten years. "Whatever I have got, I have got from this nation, a nation that instated a child...
  • Lok Sabha election results: List of BJP winners May 17, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party registered its record win on Friday in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, winning 282 seats. Some of its biggest winners were Narendra Modi, General VK Singh and Sushma Swaraj. Following is the list of all the BJP winners: Andaman & Nicobar Islands Andaman & Nicobar Islands Bishnu Pada...
  • The worst defeat: Where the Congress went wrong May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress and the UPA saw its worst ever defeat in the Lok Sabha elections on Friday. It didn't even manage to cross 50 seats and won only 44 seats. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have taken moral responsibility for the party's worst ever...
  • Naveen, Jaya, Mamata: The three CMs who won big despite the Modi wave May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Chief Ministers who did beat the trend this election are West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik who won big in their states, holding their own against Narendra Modi. In TamilNadu, Jayalalithaa's AIADMK has taken the state, winning a whopping 38...
  • How the day unfolded a day after election results May 17, 2014

    India's next Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi on Saturday to a rousing welcome, a day after storming to power with a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to resign, deliver his farewell address today May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is all set to submit his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday. "The Prime Minister sought time and the President has given time for 12:45 pm tomorrow," Rashtrapati Bhavan Press Secretary Venu Rajamony said. Ahead of the meeting, official sources said that 81yearold...
  • Delhi, Varanasi set for Modi's grand welcome, victory roadshows today May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party's overwhelming victory, the party's and the country's soon to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Delhi on Saturday. The BJP has planned a grand welcome for Modi in the national capital. Modi is expected to land at the Indira...
  • Narendra Modi wave sweeps aside Lalu, Nitish in Bihar May 17, 2014

    The Narendra Modi wave swept aside Bihar strongmen Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar as BJP, along with its allies, on Friday won 26 out of 40 seats in Bihar. BJP took a sweet revenge against JD(U) of Nitish Kumar, which had broken away from the alliance with the saffron party, to...
  • Narendra Modi delivers what he had promised: A Congressfree India May 16, 2014

    A chargedup Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi brimming with confidence after guiding the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance to a massive win in the Lok Sabha elections promised that "acche din aane wale hain (good days are about to start)" during his victory speech in Vadodara, which he won...
  • Rahul accepts defeat with a smile on his face, what next for him? May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: With a smile on his face and trying to put up a brave face following the massive debacle that Congress received at the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi faced the flashes of the cameras on Friday when he...
  • Lok Sabha election results: The big winners and losers May 16, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party, driven by its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, scripted history on Friday as it went well above the halfway mark of 272 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. The Modi wave was evident as results poured in during the Friday finale with the NDA taking over...
  • Sharad Yadav humbled in Madhepura by RJD's Pappu May 17, 2014

    President Sharad Yadav on Friday suffered defeat at the hands of RJD's Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav by 56,209 votes in Madhepura Lok Sabha seat in Bihar. While Pappu Yadav bagged 3,68,937 votes, Sharad Yadav secured 3,1,728 votes, Election Commission statement said. BJP's Vijay Singh got an impressive 2,52,534 votes to stand...
  • Landslide victory for BJP in UP; SP, BSP, Congress routed May 17, 2014

    In a stunning comeback in Uttar Pradesh, BJP has clinched victory in 33 seats and has taken an unassailable lead in 38 other seats, inching closer to a historic win by surpassing its highest tally of 58 seats in the state which brought NDA government to power in 1998. Congress has...
  • BJP seeks Nitish's resignation after rout in general elections May 16, 2014

    A buoyant BJP on Friday demanded Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation on moral grounds following the JD(U)'s rout in the polls. Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi had taken moral responsibility and so had other Congress chief ministers and offered to resign for their party's poor performance, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar...
  • BJP wins 3 out of 4 seats in UP Assembly byelections May 16, 2014

    BJP bagged three out of four Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, where byelections took place with the Lok Sabha polls. Of the four, Congress won Rampur Khas seat, where party nominee Aradhana Mishra alias Mona won from the seat defeating her nearest rival independent candidate Nagesh Pratap Singh by margin of...
  • Traffic advisory issued for Narendra Modi's Delhi visit on May 17 May 16, 2014

    After an emphatic victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the soon to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Delhi on May 17. While preparations are in place to welcome him by the BJP, the Delhi Traffic Police has issued a traffic advisory: Visit of Shri Narendra Modi,...
  • US congratulates BJP on 'historic' poll victory May 16, 2014

    The White House on Friday congratulated the BJP on its "historic" poll victory and said the US looks forward to working with the new Indian government. "US congratulates BJP on its victory in India's historic election; we look forward to working w/ govt once formed to advance our partnership," the National...
  • Lok Sabha elections: TRS sweeps Telangana, Congress bites dust, KCR the king May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: After Narendra Modi, perhaps the biggest winner in this election is TRS chief K Chandrashekhararao. Rao, the chief of TRS has achieved almost everything he wanted to achieve in just 14 years. In 2001, he quit the TDP to make Telangana state a reality. He got his Telangana in...
  • BJP wave in Jharkhand; bags 7 seats, leads in 6 May 16, 2014

    The BJP in Jharkhand has fared as per expectations, winning in seven Lok Sabha constituencies and establishing comfortable lead in six others out of total 14 seats in the state. First timers Bidyut Baran Mahto (Jamshedpur), Vishnu Dayal Ram (PalamauSC), Jayant Sinha (Hazaribagh) Laxman Gilua (SinghbhumST) and former MPs Ram Tahal...