Hisar By Polls

  • No rejig in core committee now: Team Anna October 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The three key Team Anna members - Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan - were in Ralegaon Siddhi on Sunday to apprise their leader of the deliberations of the group's core committee meet on Saturday. After discussions spanning more than two hours, a draft statement by anti-corruption crusader...
  • Anna to pick new members, says core committee October 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The mood within the core committee of Team Anna was grim on Saturday, even as it met to decide on its own dissolution. There were questions on how the core committee conducted itself. Justice Santosh Hegde and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan skipped the crucial meeting and anti-corruption...
  • Anna has deviated from his objective: ex-aide October 28, 2011

    Jaipur: Anna Hazare has deviated from his objective and his team is full of arrogant people in which there is no room for good human beings, a former member of the Core Committee of the Gandhian's team on Thursday alleged. Before launching his campaign against corruption,...
  • Kejriwal wants police to release his attacker October 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal was attacked and heckled on Tuesday as he was preparing for a meeting in Lucknow. The attempted attack came a day after the drubbing Congress party got in Hisar by-poll and a few days after the attack on Prashant Bhushan and Anna's supporters....
  • Hisar not a reflection of UPA performance: PM October 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is presently in South Africa, said on Tuesday that Hisar by-poll result should not be seen as a reflection of government performance. Singh dismissed suggestions that the Congress party's defeat in the Lok Sabha bye election is a referendum or a reflection on his...
  • Team Anna split out in the open as accusations fly October 18, 2011

    New Delhi: The fissures in Team Anna are out in the open even as anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare and his associates are involved in an all-out war against the UPA government over the Lokpal Bill. Anna Hazare's fight against corruption started on a non-political platform, but his call to the...
  • Two core members quit a 'political' Team Anna October 18, 2011

    New Delhi: In fresh turmoil in Team Anna, two prominent activists P V Rajagopal and 'Waterman' Rajinder Singh on Tuesday quit its Core Committee objecting to the movement taking a "political turn" and claimed that it was mired in confusion. The decision to launch anti-Congress campaign in Hisar, which both claimed...
  • Advani says by-poll results a warning for Cong October 18, 2011

    Nagpur: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Tuesday said that the Monday by-elections results were very significant, terming them as a warning to the Central government. Addressing a press conference in Nagpur, he pointed that barring Bihar, all the other three states that witnessed by-elections were ruled by...
  • Cong downplays Anna factor in Hisar by-poll October 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Hisar by-poll have been strike one to Team Anna in its battle against the UPA, at least that's what they would like to believe. With the Congress candidate losing his deposit in the crucial by-poll Anna and company are now turning more aggressive. Observing a 'maun vrat', Anna...
  • Are the by-poll results an alarm bell for the Cong? October 17, 2011

    In Hisar, Haryana the CongRESS candidate lost his deposit, with Kuldeep Bishnoi supported by the BJP winning. In the the Pawar stronghold of Khadakwasla, the BJP-Sena combine won. In Siwan, Bihar, the JDU candidate supported by the BJP who won, as was expected. And finally in the Telangana region of...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Kuldeep Bishnoi October 17, 2011

    The HJC candidate Kuldeep Bishnoi with the backing of BJP bagged the Hisar Parliamentary constituency by-election. ...
  • 'Hisar results a big worry for Congress' October 17, 2011

    Political analyst Yogendra Yadav says that Hisar results is a very bad news for the Congress. ...
  • Results out: Cong on the mat after by-polls rout October 17, 2011

    New Delhi: A severe drubbing for the Congress in Hisar and two other losses in Assembly bypolls, Khadakvasala in Maharashtra and Banswada in Andhra Pradesh. The party is continuing to put up a brave face, dismissing suggestions that Team Anna which campaigned against the party played any role in the...
  • 'Lesson well-learnt from Hisar': Anna's blog October 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday began his week-long 'maun vrat' (vow of silence) at his native village for "atma shanti" (peace of soul). The 74-year-old Gandhian has lashed out at Congress in his latest blog post. http://annahazaresays.wordpress.com/. Here's the full text of his blog: Ralegan Siddhi 17th October, 2011 My Dear Sisters...
  • Hisar result a lesson for Congress: Team Anna October 17, 2011

    New Delhi: With Congress biting the dust in Hisar bypolls, Team Anna on Monday said the ruling party should take a lesson from the defeat and ensure passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill as the election was a "referendum" on it. "It is a referendum on Jan Lokpal Bill....
  • Cong says sympathy factor worked for Bishnoi October 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday downplayed its defeat in Hisar Lok Sabha bypoll saying it had not won the seat even during the last elections and dismissed the contention that the result betrayed the effect of Team Anna's call to people not to vote for its candidate over the Lokpal...
  • HJC's Bishnoi wins, Cong loses deposit in Hisar October 17, 2011

    Hisar: Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Haryana Janhit Congress (Bhajan Lal) won the Hisar Lok Sabha by-elections defeating his nearest rival Ajay Singh Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal by 6323 votes. Bishnoi was also supported by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Congress candidate Jai Prakash was a distant third despite...
  • Bishnoi set to win Hisar by-poll, Cong third October 17, 2011

    Hisar: All eyes are on Hisar in Haryana where the results for the by-polls for the Lok Sabha seat will be announced on Monday. Stakes are high for both the Congress and Team Anna, which had given a call to not vote for the ruling party candidate. Kuldeep Bishnoi of the...
  • Anna's anti-Cong campaign unfair: Kuldeep Bishnoi October 17, 2011

    Hisar: Haryana Janhit Congress candidate Kuldeep Bishnoi on Monday said that Team Anna's campaign in Hisar was completely anti-Congress, which indicates negative politics. "Team Anna should have campaigned against all corrupt politicians, asking people not to vote for corrupt candidates. But they asked voters not to vote specifically for the Congress,"...
  • Anna factor will benefit us: Ajay Singh Chautala October 17, 2011

    Hisar: Indian National Lok Dal candidate in Hisar by-polls Ajay Singh Chautala, on Monday, said that Anna Hazare's team's campaign will benefit his party in the polls. The results of the by-polls will be announced on Monday. Chautala also claimed that the initial leads were in his favour. He added, "The...
  • Hisar by-polls: The contenders October 17, 2011

    Hisar: The results for the Hisar by-polls for the Lok Sabha seat will be announced on Monday. It remains to be seen whether Team Anna's campaign against the Congress will be effective. The candidates in the fray: Jai Prakash of the Congress is a three-time MP from Hisar. He finished third...
  • Hisar: Will Team Anna's anti-Cong call win? October 17, 2011

    Hisar: All eyes are on Hisar in Haryana where the results for the by-polls for the Lok Sabha seat will be announced on Monday. Stakes are high for both the Congress and Team Anna. The big question is whether the voters will respond to Anna Hazare's call to defeat the...
  • Anna will not campaign in UP polls: Kejriwal October 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Amidst allegations by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh that Anna Hazare is turning anti-Congress, Arvind Kejriwal said that Anna will not campaign in the Uttar Pradesh polls. Kejriwal, Team Anna member, also said, "Anna wants to give UPA time till the Winter Session." Digijaya Singh responding to Kejriwal's statement said, "If...
  • Anna tests Congress as Hisar votes today October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid tight security arrangements, polling commenced in Hisar on Thursday morning for the by-polls to the Hisar Lok Sabha seat, which is witnessing a triangular contest. The Anna factor is looming large in the constituency raising the stakes for the ruling Congress. Team Anna had earlier urged the voters...
  • Team Anna-Cong battle heats up Hisar by-poll October 11, 2011

    Hisar: The high pitched campaign for the Hissar by-polls that has been dominated by wranglings between Team Anna and the ruling Congress Party came to an end on Tuesday. Taking the election fight right into the Anna camp, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh in an open letter alleges that Hazare is...
  • Your team is using you: Digvijaya writes to Anna October 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday continued to attack anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare and his team saying Anna has been gheraoed by anti-Congress people. In a letter to Anna, Digvijaya Singh wrote, "Bhushans and Kejriwal are using you for their political motives." Re-iterating that Anna is BJP's presidential candidate,...
  • Hisar by-polls: Team Anna-Govt battle hots up October 11, 2011

    Hisar: Battle lines are drawn in Haryana as Team Anna is on a whirlwind tour of Hisar going village to village asking people not to vote for Congress in the by-polls on Thursday. It's the last day of campaigning on Tuesday and even as a beleaguered Congress tries to counter...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Kiran Bedi October 14, 2011

    Member of Team Anna, Kiran Bedi said that the government must release all the tapes of the Lokpal meetings. ...
  • Team Anna heckled in Hisar October 9, 2011

    Hisar/New Delhi: The members of Team Anna, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia continue to campaign in Hisar, asking voters to inflict a historic defeat on the Congress in the by-polls. But the Congress supporters heckled them on Saturday and Congress leaders have criticised them and have asked Anna to stay...
  • Anna's fight for Lokpal not political: Kejriwal October 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal, a key member of Team Anna has come down strongly on the critics of Anna Hazare who say his call to vote against the Congress in the upcoming Hisar by-polls is the first step towards electoral politics. Talking to Karan Thapar, Kejriwal defended Anna. Karan Thapar: This...