LOK SABHA ELECTIONS

  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit backtracks on her remarks, says never said Rahul Gandhi is incapable 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday backtracked from her statement on party vice president Rahul Gandhi. "I have nowhere said that Rahul Gandhi is incapable. I just said Sonia Gandhi is a good leader," Dikshit said. The 77-year-old veteran leader earlier on Tuesday...
  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit questions Rahul Gandhi's leadership, asks Sonia to continue leading the party 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday voiced her reservations over Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party president. "There are question marks over Rahul Gandhi's leadership qualities; Sonia should continue to lead the Congress," said Dikshit. The 77-year-old veteran leader said under Sonia Gandhi...
  • CPM meet will re-examine reasons behind party's downfall in past 10 years: Sitaram Yechury 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The CPM party congress began on Tuesday and the party will elect its new leadership in Vishakhapatanam. The incumbent general secretary Prakash Karat has completed three terms at the helm and senior politburo member Sitaram Yechury is the frontrunner to suceed Karat. Other names doing the rounds are...
  • Cabinet approves Bill to unearth black money March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to unearth black money and illicit assets stashed abroad, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a Bill with stringent provisions for prosecution of such offences with rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years. "The Cabinet has approved Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of New Tax)...
  • PM Narendra Modi is the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014 March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi is the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014. He guided the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance to a massive win in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. With the biggest mandate since 1984 and the first time since then that a single party...
  • Narenda Modi saw no TV, took only calls after noon on Lok Sabha elections result day: Book March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal may have inflicted a massive defeat on BJP in Delhi Assembly polls last month, but months earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw him as a "small single city leader" not even worth "my time to ignore". These comments were made by Modi to former...
  • Arvind Kejriwal had broken down after Lok Sabha debacle: book March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Lok Sabha debacle when Aam Aadmi Party saw a series of desertions and senior leaders like Yogendra Yadav questioning the "supremo style" of functioning within the party, Arvind Kejriwal broke down in the National Executive meeting and had even offered to quit. This was revealed by AAP...
  • Law Ministry gets funds to settle Lok Sabha poll liabilities February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Law Ministry's annual outlay has gone up substantially this time, but most of the money will be spent for meeting government's liability towards charges for conduct of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While the Law Ministry was provided Rs 381.33 crore last fiscal for 'elections', this time it has...
  • Rahul Gandhi seeks time to reflect on 'recent events' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial All India Congress Committee session expected in April, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has desired to reflect upon "recent events" and the future course of the party. Party sources said he has "requested Congress President Sonia Gandhi for some time to reflect on recent events...
  • Despite AAP's success in Delhi, BJP a huge threat to regional parties as Congress fades away February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Since October-November 2013 India has been in election mode with several states electing new assemblies and sandwiched between them was the grand Lok Sabha election that saw a single party majority for the first time since 1984 when over 65% of the country's population was not even born. ...
  • BJP made mistake not going for Delhi poll after Lok Sabha poll: Venkaiah Naidu February 14, 2015

    Kolkata: On a day when AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the eighth chief minister of Delhi, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the saffron party had made a tactical mistake of not going in for the Assembly poll in Delhi immediately after the Lok...
  • Cartoon of the day: BJP after Delhi election results February 11, 2015

    A confused and divided Bharatiya Janata Party, which was riding high following the landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and consecutive wins in the Assembly elections in four states, has been steamrolled by the two-year-old Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly elections. ...
  • From activist to chief minister, the many ups and down of Kejriwal's political career February 11, 2015

    From activist to Delhi chief minister, Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal has had many ups and downs in his political career. From being virtually written off after the Lok Sabha elections, no one can deny that Kejriwal has worked hard to claw back the credibility he had lost....
  • BJP spent over Rs 61 crore for Modi's 3D campaign in Lok Sabha elections January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP spent over Rs 61 crore on the unique 3D-style poll campaign of its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha election. It also shelled out a whopping over Rs 304 crore on other audio-visual media campaigns for the same electoral...
  • Union Minister MA Naqvi sentenced to one-year jail, Rs 4000 fine for violating prohibitory order; gets bail January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Minorities Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has been convicted by Rampur court in Uttar Pardesh for breaching prohibitory orders during 2009 Lok Sabha elections. The punishment entails one year of imprisonment and Rs 4,000 as fine to Naqvi. The case pertains to the violation of...
  • How will Delhi Assembly elections be different from other polls January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: In a few weeks from now, the national capital territory of Delhi will vote for a new Assembly and hopefully get a stable government. Delhi has been under President's Rule since February 2014 when the then chief minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned after 49 days in power. Occupying a unique...
  • Yearender 2014: Narendra Modi, the right man at the right place and at the right time December 30, 2014

    When 2014 dawned on India, there was widespread pessimism across the country. With high inflation, slowdown in the economy, humungous corruption allegations reaching the doorsteps of the Prime Minister's Office, policy paralysis and a society staring at a political class busy with mudslinging and finding little time to tackle problems...
  • Congress to celebrate its 130th Foundation Day today December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst a disastrous electoral performance this year, the Congress will be celebrating its 130th Foundation Day on Sunday. The celebrations will be held at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in the national capital. Top party leadership including Congress President Sonia Gandhi will preside over the function. The...
  • HC asks Censor Board to review documentary film 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar' again December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to review 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar', a documentary film, again and pass its order. Its maker Meera Chaudhary had filed a plea challenging the CBFC's refusal to grant it a certificate on the grounds that the film...
  • Modi hasn't fulfilled any of his election promises, says Mulayam November 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to fulfil any of his election-time commitments, including the promise to bring the black money back. "Modi worked hard and got success (in the Lok Sabha elections). But...
  • Mamata Banerjee leaves for Delhi setting off political buzz November 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Setting off speculation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for New Delhi on an invitation by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to attend a programme on Jawaharlal Nehru. The chief minister abandoned a plan to attend the closing ceremony of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), to make herself...
  • BJP fails to attract huge crowd at election rallies, uses media to woo voters in Kashmir November 16, 2014

    Srinagar: To accomplish 'Mission-44 plus' in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, which is impossible without opening account in the Muslim majority Kashmir Valley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to use local leading newspapers to woo the voters in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Notwithstanding the stunning...
  • Congress to take Nehru's legacy to people in a bid to regain its foothold November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After being reduced to just 44 MPs in the Lok Sabha, the Congress is struggling to find its feet and in its hour of crisis, the party has decided to take former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru's legacy to the people and re-emphasise what it stood for. Congress offices...
  • The Congress party : How long will it remain in denial mode? November 8, 2014

    It is now close to six months that the Congress party faced one of its most devastating routs in the Lok Sabha elections. The defeat was so staggering that the party drew a blank in as many as twelve states of the country. Since being voted out of...
  • PM Modi visits Varanasi for the first time after assuming office November 6, 2014

    Varanasi (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi who won the Lok Sabha elections by a huge margin from Varanasi visited his constituency on Friday for the first time after assuming charge. Preparations are in full swing and tight security is in place in the ancient temple town where Modi is expected to...
  • Lok Sabha seating plan likely to be approved before winter session October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The long wait for the finalisation of the seating arrangement in Lok Sabha is expected to be over next month, almost six months after the constitution of the new House. "We expect the arrangement to be in place before the winter session," said an official at Parliament over the...
  • IAF choppers undertook 1,600 sorties during LS polls: Arup Raha October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent Lok Sabha elections saw Indian Air Force helicopters undertaking 1,600 sorties to take officials and equipment around the country while it handled about 3,500 chopper sorties in wake of Uttrakahnd flood last year rescuing more than 25,000 people. These were some of the snippets from the history...
  • Congress fights Maharashtra, Haryana polls with old guard, loses badly October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Even after its massive and humiliating drubbing in the 16th Lok Sabha elections, the Congress seemed to have learnt no lessons. With no change in the leadership, the Congress fought the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana with the old guard and lost badly. After being reduced to almost...
  • Watch: Narendra Modi's last interview in US before 1999 Lok Sabha elections September 21, 2014

    In his last interview in the United States as the then BJP general secretary, Narendra Modi talked about the BJP's agenda for the 1999 Lok Sabha elections. CNNIBN has accessed the interview given to TV Asia almost 15 years ago where he also talked about the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government,...
  • Tata TeaNetwork18 joint initiative 'Power of 49' sweeps Emvies, wins 5 golds, 2 silvers September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Tata TeaNetwork18 joint initiative, "Power of 49", has swept the Emvies winning 5 golds and 2 silvers including the Grand Emvies. The Emvies, awarded by the Advertising Club Bombay, honour "Measurable and Significant contributions in the field of media". The 'Power of 49' campaign was aimed to...