Lok Sabha Elections

  • Power, water supply snapped at Ajit Singh's residence as he refused to vacate government residence 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for former union minister Ajit Singh, power and water supply has been snapped at his residence in the national capital on Saturday. The development took place after Singh refused to vacate the government-allotted residence following his defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Singh is presently residing...
  • Muzaffarnagar court returns chargesheet filed against BJP chief Amit Shah in a hate speech case 4 days ago

    Lucknow: In an embarrassment for the Uttar Pradesh government, the Lucknow SJM court has returned the chargesheet filed against Bharatiya Janata party chief Amit Shah on technical grounds in an alleged hate speech case. Shah was chargesheeted on Wednesday for making an alleged hate speech in Muzaffarnagar during campaigning for...
  • RSS won't act as controlling force for Modi government: Vaidya 5 days ago

    Ludhiana: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Wednesday said that it will not act as a guiding or controlling force for the Narendra Modi dispensation and had campaigned during the Lok Sabha polls to ensure a "nationalistic" government at the Centre. "The RSS would not act as a guiding or controlling force...
  • Amit Shah charge sheet: Congress expresses 'sense of satisfaction' 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday expressed a "sense of satisfaction" over the charge sheet against BJP President Amit Shah for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct by making an "objectionable" speech during campaigning for Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh. "We have a sense of satisfaction that something which...
  • BJP chief Amit Shah charged for alleged hate speech during Lok Sabha elections campaign 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah was chargesheeted on Wednesday for making an alleged hate speech in Muzaffarnagar during campaigning for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Shah had landed in a major controversy for allegedly saying that the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were an opportunity to seek "revenge for...
  • Finalise seat-sharing by September 10: RPI to Sena-BJP September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: In an indication of tension in the BJP and Shiv Sena-led opposition alliance 'Mahayuti' in Maharashtra, Ramdas Athawale's RPI (A) on Wednesday demanded clarity on seat-sharing, saying that it would reconsider its decision to be a part of the alliance otherwise. "We have long been demanding that BJP and...
  • Rajinikanth in party's good books; will welcome him: BJP August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday down played reports of it wooing Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, but said that the actor was welcome to the party fold. Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan said that Rajinikanth was already in the good books of the BJP and recalled his meeting...
  • No seat-sharing deal at the cost of self-respect: Praful Patel August 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Stating that there had been no response from Congress on the seat-sharing for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, senior National Congress Party leader Praful Patel on Saturday said that "we favour an alliance but it won't be at the cost of self-respect". "We will not have alliance with the Congress by...
  • Narendra Modi should be given time to perform, says Raj Thackeray August 17, 2014

    Thane: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said that people of the country have reposed faith in Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections and he should be given some time to perform. "People have elected him as Prime Minister...He should be given some time to show the results," Raj said....
  • Just 3 months into office, Narendra Modi admirers feel he's reverting to UPA's script August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As an election campaigner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised sweeping market reforms to revive economy and put the country to work. As prime minister, he has dismayed admirers, apparently reverting to the script of the hapless government he defeated. To some of the economists and business leaders who as...
  • After LS rout, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav trying to emerge from under the shadow of his father August 12, 2014

    Shaken by the Lok Sabha election rout, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seems to be finally trying to come out of the shadows of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. Almost 30 months after he stormed to power with a brute majority in the state, senior bureaucrats say they are beginning...
  • BJP won Lok Sabha polls as people wanted change, not because of its leaders: RSS's Mohan Bhagwat August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has sparked off a controversy by saying that the Bhartiya Janata Party won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections because people wanted a change and not because of its leaders. Bhagwat chided parties for giving credit to some individuals for the election victories, but...
  • Amit Shah anointed BJP president, Party charts poll strategy August 9, 2014

    Amit Shah officially took over as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President in the party's National Council meet held on Saturday in New Delhi. The next big challenge for him are the upcoming assembly elections in Mahrashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Shah's mentor Prime Minister Narendra Modi has...
  • BJP using language of arrogance, says Rajeev Shukla August 9, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla hit out at BJP's new President Amit Shah and said that this was the language of arrogance. "I think this is the language of arrogance. In a democracy it happens that parties come and go. For someone to say that he will eliminate the Congress...
  • Rajnath Singh hands over BJP chief baton to Amit Shah, says he is best suited August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister and former Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh on Saturday handed over the party's baton to Amit Shah in New Delhi. Praising Shah for his leadership, Singh said that the former was best suited for the position of the party's President. Singh said it was Shah's leadership...
  • Narendra Modi gets clean chit from Gujarat Police in poll code violation case August 8, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Giving a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat police on Friday filed a closure report in a metropolitan court here in a case of alleged violation of model code of conduct during the Lok Sabha election. "We have filed a closure summary report before the metropolitan court...
  • Indifference of SP workers led to LS poll debacle: Mulayam August 5, 2014

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday blamed the indifference of some of the party's leaders and workers as the reason behind its drubbing in Lok Sabha elections. "A number of our people had given up (before the Lok Sabha elections) and did not work wholeheartedly. We got a majority...
  • Sonia, Rahul should take 2-year break: Congress leader Brar August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Congress Working Committee member Jagmit Singh Brar on Friday created a flutter with his remarks that there was "no harm" if Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi take a two-year break in the wake of Lok Sabha poll debacle. Brar, a former MP from Punjab also said that...
  • Rahul visits Amethi, thanks people for support in elections July 25, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited villages in his parliamentary constituency and thanked people for their support in the recent Lok Sabha elections. Gandhi went to villages where Congress got the highest number of votes in a Block. Arriving from Lucknow by road, he drove to Babupur Sarraiya village in...
  • National Conference-Congress alliance in LS polls was dysfunctional: Omar July 22, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said the pre-poll alliance between National Conference and Congress for Lok Sabha polls was "dysfunctional" in the Valley as the vote share of the national party could not be transferred to his party. "The pre-poll arrangement between Congress and National Conference...
  • Former BJP MP surrenders in court, sent to 14-day remand July 21, 2014

    Former BJP MP SP Singh Baghel on Monday surrendered before a court here in connection with a case of poll violence against him and was sent to jail on 14 days judicial remand. Baghel, his brother retired inspector Vishambhar Singh and another person surrendered before additional district judge Rajendra Singh. A case...
  • Crisis in Congress, Haryana leader demands CM Hooda's ouster July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been a crisis in the Congress as the party leaders are rebelling against the leadership. After Assam, Maharashtra, Haryana Congress leader Birendra Singh is rebelling against the state government and even demanded Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's ouster, said sources on Monday. Singh even reached out to...
  • AAP appoints three leaders as national observers July 15, 2014

    In its process to revive the party in Madhya Pradesh post Lok Sabha election debacle, the Aam Aadmi Party appointed three of its leaders as national observers for the state. Aatishi Malerna, Ajeet Jha and Gaurav Tiwari were appointed as national observers for Madhya Pradesh here. Malerna told reporters that under...
  • 'Mandal Train' is moving, those willing to board are welcome: Lalu July 15, 2014

    In an apparent reference to plans for new social engineering in national politics, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said "Mandal Express is moving" and those desiring to board could do so, lest they would miss it. "Mandal (those entitled to Mandal Commission report) is the need of the hour. It is in...
  • Congress leader Ghufran-e-Azam moots election for all party posts July 14, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Ghufran-e-Azam has suggested that elections should be held for all posts in the party organisation, from president to various levels in the districts. "Everyone knows Congress is in doldrums and it can be revived only by holding elections at all levels, including the post of party president," the...
  • Hemant Soren government completes one year in office July 14, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren expressed satisfaction over the functioning of his year-long coalition, claiming his government delivered more in lesser duration. "We took the reins under difficult circumstances (on July 13, 2013) and in the less time we have delivered more work, addressing employment and other areas," Soren said here. Marking...
  • Narendra Modi got more votes than anyone in universe: David Cameron July 10, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that he congratulated Narendra Modi for winning more votes than any other politician in the universe during his phone call after the "extraordinary" Indian election. "I won't forget my conversation with Prime Minister Modi congratulating him on his victory. I picked up...
  • PM Modi congratulates Amit Shah on being appointed as BJP President July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Uttar Pradesh BJP in-charge and his close aide Amit Shah on being appointed as the party President. That announcement was made by the party's Parliamentary Board which met today to nominate Shah. Modi said, "The party will become stronger under Shah's...
  • Amit Shah will lead Maharashtra to victory in assembly polls: Mumbai BJP July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai unit of the BJP on Wednesday expressed confidence that the new BJP President Amit Shah, would be able to replicate the performance of the party in Maharashtra, as he did in Uttar Pradesh in the recent Lok Sabha elections. 50-year-old Shah had engineered a massive victory in Uttar...
  • Modi marital status case: Offence committed but FIR cannot be filed now June 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: An Ahmedabad court on Monday held that though Narendra Modi had committed an offence under RP Act by not disclosing his marital status while contesting Assembly polls in 2012, a petition seeking registration of an FIR against him cannot be entertained due to a time-bar prescribed for such cases. Additional...