ELECTION RESULTS

  • Assembly election results: Saffron surge in Maharashtra October 20, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party has become the first party since 1990 to win more than 100 seats. Their one arch rival, NCP, has offered outside support. BJP leader Rajiv pratap Rudy said, "Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh will be in Mumbai to discuss future course of action." ...
  • Hung assembly in Maharashtra, BJP set to form government, looks for allies October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: It's a hung assembly in Maharashtra with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging as the single largest party but well short of the halfway mark in the 288-member House. BJP's reliance on Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surely paid rich dividends. In a major shift of power, the...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: BJP dethrones Congress, INLD fails to make a comeback October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to form government in Haryana for the very first time after registering a record victory in the state by winning 47 of the 90 seats. As BJP made huge leaps in the state, ruling Congress was badly decimated in the polls. It won...
  • Maharashtra, Haryana win makes Narendra Modi invincible, cements Amit Shah's position October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's big win in Haryana and an impressive showing in Maharashtra have confirmed that 'Narendra Modi wave' is still blowing strong across India. It has also proved that Modi is the real Big Boss and Amit Shah's poll strategies still yield big, handsome results. The outcome...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress would play role of constructive opposition, says Prithviraj Chavan October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking responsibility for Congress' rout in Maharashtra assembly election, former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday said that the party's performance was "disappointing" though it did recover some ground since Lok Sabha polls. "The performance of Congress party has been disappointing... Since I led the party in the...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: BJP scripts history with absolute majority, all eyes now on CM October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a historic shift in power in Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party won Assembly elections with absolute majority for the first time. The BJP, which only had four MLAs in Haryana till the morning of October 19, easily crossed the halfway mark of 45 in the 90-member Assembly...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP wrests all three seats from MNS in Nashik city October 19, 2014

    Nashik: The BJP has wrested all the three seats from MNS in Nashik city. Nashik-Central's sitting MNS legislator Vasant Gite was defeated by BJP's Devyani Pharande by a margin of 28,272 votes. Gite polled 33,276 votes while Pharande won by securing 61,548 votes. In Nashik-West, BJP's state unit general secretary...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: Chautalas mauled as BJP sweeps Haryana October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a do or die battle for the Indian National Lok Dal in the 2009 Haryana Assembly elections. The party, which fought an almost leaderless battle with its chief OP Chautala lodged in jail, lost badly as the 'Narendra Modi wave' took the Bharatiya Janata Party to...
  • Maharashtra election match ends in a draw, BJP's best option going with Shiv Sena October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: There are no clear winners in the Maharashtra Assembly election. It is a classic case of 'winner comes second'. The Congress-NCP and the BJP-Shiv Sena alliances collapsed just three weeks before voting and all went to the battle on their own in a hurry. Certainly, the BJP has many reasons...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: Congress wins Rai seat by just three votes October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Defeat hurts. It hurts even more when one loses a closely contested elections by just three votes and this is exactly what happened to Inderjeet of the Indian National Lok Dal. Inderjeet lost the elections from Rai constituency in Haryana to sitting MLA Jai Tirath of the Congress...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: CM Bhupinder Hooda retains Garhi Sampla Kiloi October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the ruling Congress got decimated in the Assembly elections, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda retained his constituency Garha Sampla Kiloi. He defeated Indian National Lok Dal's Satish Kumar Nandal by a margin of over 25,000 votes. Garhi Sampla Kiloi in Jind district was amongst the...
  • Assembly elections: Political developments in Haryana as the counting progressed October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: 4:30 pm: Final tally stands at: BJP- 47, INLD-19, Congress-15, HJC-2. Shiromani Akali Dal and Bahujan Samaj Party 1 each. 3:30 pm: INLD's Dushyant Chautala loses to BJP's Prem Lata in Uchana Kalan. 2:45 pm: Naina Singh of the Chautala family has been declared winner in the Dabwali constituency where...
  • Assembly elections 2014: Haryana, Maharashtra brace up for counting day October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a little over five months after the results of 16th Lok Sabha elections were declared, another political slugfest will be decided on Sunday when results for Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies will be declared. The results will not only decide the winner in the two states but will also...
  • 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 May 27, 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...