Election

  • With eye on assembly polls, government considers 40-50 paise per litre cut in diesel price 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a move that will put more money in your pockets, the Oil Ministry on Wednesday sought the Law Ministry's views on cutting diesel prices. The government is reportedly keen to cut diesel prices by 40 to 50 paise per litre. The Oil Ministry has asked the Law Ministry...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: Does CM Hooda want Congress or a 'khichdi' government? 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A political analyst who is familiar with the Haryana politics recently said - it is more the merrier for Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. If there are more political parties in the fray, it will finally help the Congress by dividing the opposition votes. The same seems to...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: 12 key seats which will see a tough contest 6 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With just 90 Assembly constituencies, Haryana is not a big state but its politics is extremely competitive with a host of regional parties having the power to change the fortunes of their bigger rivals. The state has seen a small group of families - the Chautalas, Lals and...
  • Shiv Sena reacts sharply to BJP's performance in bypolls, says one's feet should be on ground 8 hours 51 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After a dismal performance by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Assembly bypolls, its ally Shiv Sena has reacted sharply to it and said that this was a big lesson for Maharashtra Assembly elections. In an article in the party's mouthpiece Saamna, Sena said, "This is a big lesson for...
  • Maharashtra: Dilemmas of Congress-NCP, Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, must stick together for power 10 hours 53 minutes ago

    For the first time in the history of assembly election, both the Congress-NCP combine and the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance are exerting maximum pressure to get more seats to contest. Even though both the combines know that the alliance has to continue, still the parties are engaging in unnecessary public fight...
  • Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule 20 hours 20 minutes ago

    Wellington: Thousands of Fijians are awaiting their first chance to vote in eight years on Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. Yet plenty of questions remain about how far military ruler Voreqe Bainimarama has tilted the outcome in his...
  • By-poll results positive, would push seat-deal with NCP: Congress 22 hours 46 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra unit of Congress on Tuesday said that by-election results from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Tuesday were a morale-booster for the party cadre, and would also lead to speedy finalisation of seats-sharing deal with the NCP for the coming assembly elections in the state. ...
  • BJP eyes 2016 West Bengal Assembly polls after winning Basirhat South Yesterday

    Kolkata: Buoyed by its performance in the Assembly bye-elections where the party has secured a win from the Basirhat Dakshin seat, the BJP central leadership is now eyeing the Kolkata civic elections slated for next year and the 2016 Assembly elections to make West Bengal TMC free. BJP National Secretary Siddharth...
  • Bypoll jolt to BJP after massive win in Lok Sabha polls Yesterday

    The BJP has received a jolt in the bypolls ahead of assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana. In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP which almost swept the Lok Sabha polls has managed to win just 2 out of total 11 assembly seats that went to by-polls. The ruling Samajwadi Party has...
  • Bypolls: 'Good days' for SP & Congress, BJP suffers a shock defeat Yesterday

    New Delhi: The 33 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats bypoll results have surely come as a big shocker for the ruling BJP at the Centre. After a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections in May, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP has tasted its first major defeat....
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Seat sharing worries Congress-NCP and BJP-Shiv Sena ties Yesterday

    Mumbai: The state assembly elections in Maharashtra, which is scheduled for October 15, will be very crucial for the ruling Congress-NCP alliance. The recent victory of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, in which the combine swept 42 out of 48 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The recent parliamentary election result...
  • BJP Core Committee to meet at Gadkari's residence to discuss Maharashtra seat-sharing issue Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party Core Committee to meet at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence in the national capital on Tuesday to discuss seat sharing issue in Maharashtra ahead of Assembly elections. The meeting will take place at 11 AM. The trouble has been brewing in the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance as...
  • Maharashtra: Seat-sharing formula will be finalised soon, says Sharad Pawar Yesterday

    Kolhapur: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Monday said that his party and Congress would soon finalise the seat-sharing arrangement, and would contest the coming Assembly polls in Maharashtra jointly. The decision will be taken once Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned from abroad, Pawar said, adding that...
  • BJP to have public discourse on Maharashtra election manifesto Yesterday

    Mumbai: BJP will hold Loksamvad (public discourse) across the state, in which prominent party leaders, senior members and MPs would interact with people to know about their 'aspirations and expectations' before preparing the party's manifesto for October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls. "The idea behind 'Loksamvad' is to include aspirations and expectations...
  • Maharashtra: 9 independent legislators join NCP; party firm on 144 seats 2 days ago

    Mumbai: In a pre-election boost to the NCP, nine independent legislators, including a minister, on Monday joined the party which said it was firm on contesting 144 out of the total 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra going to the polls next month. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that the ball...
  • Maharashtra Assembly polls: Bickering over seat share continues between Sena, BJP 2 days ago

    Exactly a month ahead of the state Assembly elections, a fresh deadlock has erupted in the saffron combine in Maharashtra. Posturing over the seat-sharing talks, both Shiv Sena and BJP have hardened their stands triggering a stalemate. ...
  • Haryana Assembly polls: Shaken Congress, upbeat BJP, weak INLD & joker in the pack HJC 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Assembly election to 90 members Haryana Assembly is going to be very interesting, this time. The Congress which has been ruling the state for the past ten years is in a very bad shape. According to some party insiders, the Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena rejects BJP's 135-seat sharing formula, says will fight on at least 150 seats 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The divide in the Shiv Sena and its ally BJP has widened now as the former on Monday rejected the 135-seat sharing compromise formula offered by the latter for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Sena is adamant and said it will contest on at least 150 seats in the 288-member...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Widening gap between Shiv Sena-BJP threatens alliance Yesterday

    In an unprecedented move, the Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray expressed his desire to be the next chief minister of Maharashtra which has shocked its alliance partner for 30 years, the BJP. It has been a tradition in the Thackeray family that the they lead the party and assume the role...
  • Maharashtra: BJP hopeful of positive outcome even as Shiv Sena refuses to bend 2 days ago

    Mumbai: As Shiv Sena has been adamant on not to give equal seats to its ally Bharatiya Janata Party to contest polls in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, the latter is still hopeful of a positive outcome. The Sena had also threatened to break the alliance if the BJP demanded...
  • MNS averse to alliance, to contest Assembly elections solo 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena will contest forthcoming elections on its own without forging any alliance, a senior party leader said on Sunday. "If political parties truly want to develop Maharashtra, they should contest elections independently and not go in for any kind of alliance. But do these parties have...
  • Left wins Sweden vote as far right makes gains, says exit poll 2 days ago

    Stockholm: A Social Democrat-led coalition appeared to be heading for victory in Sweden's general election on Sunday, with an exit poll as voting closed also showing major gains for the far-right Sweden Democrats. The Social Democrat-led red-green group, which also includes the Green and Left parties, was tipped to get 44.8...
  • BJP will form Delhi govt in 'fully democratic way': Ram Madhav 2 days ago

    Varanasi: Brushing aside AAP's allegations of horse-trading, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said his party would form the government in Delhi in "fully democratic way". Asserting that his party was not in favour of forming the government through undemocratic means, Madhav said "had there been such things (horse-trading) then...
  • Maharashtra CM post to be decided after polls, says BJP 2 days ago

    Pune: Tension within the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance over seat sharing for upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls became perceptible with BJP today disapproving Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's statement that in the event of a saffron victory, the top post would go to Shiv Sena and that he was not averse to assuming...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: BJP talks tough now, demands equal share of seats 2 days ago

    Mumbai: After a day of tough talking by the Shiv Sena, ally Bharatiya Janata Party has proposed to share the seats equally between the two parties for upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. Addressing a news conference, BJP leader in charge of Maharashtra affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the BJP had...
  • BJP workers don't want seat-sharing talks with Sena, says Madhav Bhandari 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Angry over Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's comments to allegedly "demean" Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Maharashtra BJP unit on Sunday said that its workers do not want any further seat-sharing talks between the two alliance partners for the next month's Assembly polls. "The comments made by him (Uddhav Thackeray)...
  • Maharashtra: Dethroning Congress-NCP our first priority, says BJP as ties with Shiv Sena look shaky 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv Sena has warned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against demanding a larger share of seats in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the BJP has said that their first priority remains to dethrone the Congress-National Congress Party (NCP) alliance in the state. "We need to go...
  • Left-backed AISA sweeps JNUSU elections, wins all four posts 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Left-backed 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...
  • ABVP trumps NSUI in Delhi University elections 3 days ago

    Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, BJP's students wing swept the Delhi University elections by winning all the four crucial posts of President, Vice President, Secretary and Joint Secretary. ...
  • Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan among Congress campaigners for Maharashtra polls 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be among the star campaigners for the party for next month's Assembly elections in Maharashtra. "We have to submit a list of 40 star campaigners to the Election Commission and they are in the list," Chief...