Elections 2012

  • Sensex, Nifty hit record highs after BJP sweeps Assembly polls December 9, 2013

    Mumbai: The Sensex and Nifty on Monday surged to new lifetime highs on all-round buying after the BJP swept three out of 4 state polls and boosted hopes that a new government in 2014 general elections would be more business-friendly. The BSE Sensex ended at closing high of 21,326.42 with a...
  • Modi's 3D speeches during 2012 elections enter Guinness Book March 14, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The 3D broadcasts of the speeches of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during the 2012 Assembly elections have entered the Guinness Book of World Records, he stated on Thursday. "Gujarat election campaign 2012 becomes even more memorable with the 3D interaction creating a Guinness World," Modi said on Twitter. The...
  • Gujarat elections: Final phase of voting today December 17, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat is set for the second and final round of polling on Monday. The Bharatiya Janata Party has left no stones unturned as it remains apprehensive of a possible dent in its bastion of Saurashtra, courtesy rebel Keshubhai Patel's new party, the Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP). The first phase...
  • Gujarat elections: Bookies predict Modi's victory December 16, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The campaigning has ended. Loudspeakers have fallen silent. However, on the eve of the second and final phase of polling in Gujarat, the underground betting markert in Ahmedabad is buzzing with activity, and it places Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a front runner in the race. While Modi may be...
  • 'Modi identifies Gujarat growth story with himself' December 14, 2012

    As the Gujarat elections are underway, we get IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai along with Senior Editor Veeraraghav TM and National Bureau Chief Bhupendra Chaubey discussing the significance of Narendra Modi these elections. We look at the key points which may become the deciding factor for Narendra Modi. Rajdeep Sardesai who not...
  • Modi talking like a frustrated person: Ahmed Patel December 2, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Ahmed Patel, Congress leader from Gujarat and political secretary to the party president Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday said Chief Minister Narendra Modi was talking like a "dejected and frustrated" person. Modi had on Friday said the Congress should declare Patel as the Chief Ministerial candidate. "I was never a contender...
  • Gujarat polls: JD(U) releases first list of candidates November 23, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Janta Dal (United) on Thursday released its first list of 51 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections. The party, an ally of BJP-led NDA, is contesting the elections on its own and will field candidates in 105 seats. "We have released the first list of 51 candidates for the...
  • LS polls: SP names candidates for 55 seats in UP November 16, 2012

    New Delhi: After the Congress it is the turn of the Samajwadi Party to sound the Lok Sabha poll bugle. The Samajwadi Party released a list of 55 candidates for Uttar Pradesh on Friday but there is no announcement on the candidates from the Gandhi bastions of Amethi and Rae...
  • Bihar leaders will campaign in Gujarat: BJP October 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday said its prominent leaders from Bihar will campaign in poll-bound Gujarat, rejecting reports that Chief Minister Narendra Modi had asked party leaders from the eastern state to stay away from electioneering there. "These reports are baseless. Narendra Modi has not said anywhere asking Bihar leaders...
  • Myanmar polls: Suhasini Haidar meets Suu Kyi April 2, 2012

    The charismatic Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who led the struggle against military rule in the former Burma for two decades, will take a seat in the lower house of Parliament. ...
  • Modi may pose challenge to Rahul: Time March 17, 2012

    Washington: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi may pose a challenge to Congress's young scion Rahul Gandhi in India's next parliamentary elections, Time magazine said. Modi, who figured on the cover page of the latest issues of the Asia edition of the prestigious magazine, which hit the stands on Friday could put...
  • Anna threatens big protest for strong Lokpal March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Threatening to launch a 'big protest' for a strong Lokpal bill, Anna Hazare on Friday said the government will have to go if it does not bring a strong anti-corruption law. He said he will campaign for a strong Lokpal Bill till the next Lok Sabha elections in 2014...
  • Akhilesh to take charge as youngest UP CM today March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav will take charge on Thursday as the youngest Chief Minister of India's largest state, Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh will take his oath to office in Lucknow. Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav has indicated that the cabinet will be a small one, with his uncle Shivpal...
  • My fight is within the Congress: Harish Rawat March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The newly elected Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Vijay Bahuguna slammed Congress 'rebels' on Tuesday for challenging party President Sonia Gandhi's authority. Harish Rawat, the Congress' other chief ministerial candidate and veteran leader, had boycotted the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday. On the brink of a major split within the...
  • Decision on new Uttarakhand CM to be taken today March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: It's been nearly a week since the Assembly Elections results were declared, but Uttarakhand is still without a Chief Minister. The Congress staked a claim to form the government but fierce infighting has delayed the decision of who will head the government in the state. The Congress MLAs are...
  • RSS slams BJP, praises Modi's style of governance March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The RSS has slammed the BJP leadership for its poor performance in the recently concluded Assembly Elections. In its mouthpiece the Organiser, the Sangh said lack of leadership was the cause of the BJP's defeat in Uttar Pradesh. It said that the BJP could have doubled its tally if...
  • U'khand: Cong races against time to pick CM March 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress was racing against time on Sunday to pick its Uttarakhand chief ministerial candidate. Party MLAs have to decide their CM choice by Monday. State Congress chief Yashpal Arya will meet observer Ghulam Nabi Azad sometime later on Sunday. Sources said Arya was now emerging as the front-runner...
  • Somnath happy with Akhilesh becoming UP CM March 11, 2012

    Kolkata: Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who had first remarked on the potential he evinced in Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Akhilesh Yadav, on Saturday expressed happiness at the young leader being all set to take over as Uttar Pradesh chief minister. With a virtual euphoria sweeping Uttar...
  • Akhilesh to be sworn in as UP CM on March 15 March 10, 2012

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party has formally named Akhilesh Yadav as its Chief Minister for Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh met Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi and formally staked claim to form the government. Cometh the hour and cometh the man, Akhilesh 38 years of age has become the youngest Chief Minister of Uttar...
  • UP polls: Mayawati calls two-day party meet March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: BSP chief Mayawati has called a two-day meeting at her party office on Saturday. Mayawati will be meeting party MLAs and MPs on Saturday, and on Sunday, the leader will be meeting all office bearers and zonal coordinators. The agenda of the meet will be to discuss the reasons...
  • Third Front in offing? SAD, SP woo Mamata March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst talks of mid-term elections, an attempt seems underway to regroup the Third Front. Both SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav have invited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the swearing-in ceremonies in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, respectively. However, there has been...
  • UP: Mulayam to pass baton to son Akhilesh March 10, 2012

    If confirmed, Akhilesh Yadav, 38, will be the youngest chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. ...
  • New UP govt will stop political vendetta: Cong March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday condemned incidents of violence in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of Samajwadi Party's electoral victory and hoped that the new government would bring the "political vendetta to a halt". Party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters that the incidents involving attacks on Dalit houses allegedly by SP...
  • UP: Sonia likely to reshuffle party leadership March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi is expected to meet Party President Sonia Gandhi on Friday. Joshi reportedly alleged sabotage to the party from local Congress leaders, after MP Sanjay Singh complained that he was not given a chance to campaign during the Assembly elections. Reports suggest that Sonia...
  • 'Policy paralysis' hits UPA, TMC to hold meet today March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The possibility of mid-term polls looms large on the UPA Government at the Centre as allies like the Trinamool Congress (TMC) speak openly about policy paralysis. TMC leader and Union Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday openly said that "policy paralysis will be more acute", thanks to the...
  • Parkash Singh Badal will continue as Punjab CM: SAD March 8, 2012

    Chandigarh: Putting at rest all speculation, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday declared that Parkash Singh Badal will remain the Chief Minister of Punjab, a post he would be holding for a record fifth time. "I had declared it well in advance that Badal will be the Chief Minister," SAD President...
  • Don't want early polls, clarifies Trinamool March 8, 2012

    New Delhi: TMC leader and Union Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi did a U-turn on Thursday, clarifying that his remarks regarding mid-term polls were just a "political analysis" and not a statement as a politician or the "view of my party". "This was just a political analysis, not a statement as a...
  • UP polls: BJP chief Surya Pratap Sahi resigns March 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Surya Pratap Sahi, the Uttar Pradesh BJP president, has resigned. Sahi submitted his resignation to BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Thursday, accepting responsibility for the BJP's poor show in the state during the Assembly elections on Tuesday. Sahi contested the elections from the Pathardeva seat in Deoria district. He was...
  • After BJP, TMC in favour of mid-term polls March 8, 2012

    New Delhi: While the Congress is yet to recover from the shock it received in the Assembly polls 2012, the clamour for mid-term polls is getting louder. After the BJP and the Samajwadi Party made the demand on Tuesday that Congress must announce mid-term polls, ally Trinamool Congress has taken...
  • UP: SP workers in another act of violence March 8, 2012

    Sitapur: Violence broke out on Wednesday night outside an independent candidate's house in Sitapur area of Uttar Pradesh, after alleged Samajwadi Party workers tried to set his and 13 other houses on fire. Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident. They are allegedly supporters of SP MLA...