Lok Sabha Elections

  • Rahul visits Amethi, thanks people for support in elections 4 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • May 16 equivalent to India's independence from British: RSS leader June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Suresh Soni on Sunday compared the verdict delivered by Indian voters on May 16 to the country's independence from British rule. Soni said, "When the results came out on MMay 16, it was similar to the day when Britishers left the Indian land on August...
  • Advani all praise for Modi at BJP's Surajkund workshop June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party veteran LK Advani was all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who led the party to a thumping victory in the Lok Sabha elections. On Day 2 of the BJP MPs' workshop being held at Surajkund, Advani Ji called Modi Ji the captain of the...
  • Digvijaya Singh says Rahul Gandhi does not have the temperament to rule June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing flak from some of his party workers, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is now being criticised by one of the senior most leaders of the Congress. Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh in an interview to a news channel has said that the Gandhi scion does not...
  • Prithviraj Chavan to meet AK Antony today, give feedback on party's debacle in LS polls June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan whose fate as the CM hangs in the balance is scheduled to meet former Defence Minister and Sonia Gandhi aide AK Antony on Saturday. Chavan along with some Maharashtra MLAs will meet Antony later in the day- who will submit a final report...
  • In Uttar Pradesh, parties in overdrive for assembly polls June 24, 2014

    Although assembly elections are a good two years away, political players in Uttar Pradesh are already in an overdrive. Political battle lines in the sprawling state have not been erased, even a month after the Lok Sabha election in which the BJP virtually wiped out everyone else. Topping the political chart...
  • Budget unlikely to be sent to parliamentary committees June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Racing against time, Parliament is likely to seek passage of the first general budget of Narendra Modi government in the next session beginning July 7 without sending it to the Standing Committees. This is because there is hardly any time for the exercise as the vote-on-account budget approved by...
  • Appoint Priyanka Gandhi as head of panel to review LS poll debacle: Congress leader Aslam Sher Khan June 23, 2014

    Senior Congress leader and hockey Olympian, Aslam Sher Khan on Monday said that Priyanka Gandhi should be appointed as the head of the committee set up by the party to review its debacle in the Lok Sabha elections. "Priyanka Gandhi had looked after the elections campaign in the Rae Bareli and...
  • Not sounded out on leadership change: Prithviraj Chavan June 20, 2014

    Pune: Amid speculation of a possible change of guard in Maharashtra following Congress-NCP's debacle in Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said he was not aware of any such move. "I have not been sounded out on this or called to Delhi in this connection," he told...
  • 'AP Congressmen who joined other parties now living like slaves' June 17, 2014

    Vijayawada: Criticising Congress leaders who had quit the party to join others before the Lok Sabha and state Assembly polls, the APCC on Tuesday alleged that they were now living like "slaves" in those parties. "Those who benefited and enjoyed the power while the party was ruling in the state,...
  • Weak stand of UPA on PM nominee, a reason for defeat: Praful Patel June 15, 2014

    Gondia: Rajya Sabha member and former MP of Bhandara-Gondia Praful Patel said that Congress's weak stand on UPA's prime ministerial nominee was one of the reasons for the its debacle in the recently-concluded general elections. Patel, who visited the region for the first time after election results were declared on May...
  • Narendra Modi's election expenditure in Vadodara stood at Rs 50 lakh June 15, 2014

    Vadodara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi incurred a total poll expenditure of a little over Rs 50 lakh in Vadodara, one of the two Lok Sabha seats from where he contested and won. Modi's campaign-related expenses stood at Rs 50,03,598, according to the accounts submitted to the Election Commission office on Friday...
  • NDA will form next government in Bihar: Ram Vilas Paswan June 14, 2014

    Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance will form the government in Bihar after the next state assembly polls. "I am confident and sure that the NDA will form the next government if polls for state assembly...
  • Congress won't stop till it regains its glory: Sonia Gandhi June 14, 2014

    Rae Bareli (UP): Asking party workers not to be disheartened by the Lok Sabha debacle, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said she will lead from the front for the party's revival. Sonia, who is on her first visit to her parliamentary constituency, Rae Bareli, after her victory in the just concldued elections,...
  • JDU demands Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha for Congress: sources June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In a surprise move, the Janata Dal United on Friday demanded that the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha should be from the Congress, said sources. Sources told CNN-IBN that the JDU has assured the Congress of their support on the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha...
  • Don't be disheartened by LS poll loss: Sonia to defeated MPs, leaders June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to instill confidence, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written letters to Congress leaders who lost elections asking them not to be disheartened by the defeat. The Congress President told MPs that she had expected them to win but nevertheless they should keep in touch with...
  • MP Congress young leaders reject Rahul Gandhi’s formula June 12, 2014

    With the Congress party receiving the crushing defeat at the hands of resurgent BJP led by Narendra Modi in recent Lok Sabha elections, the internal dissent is resurfacing evidently and vigirously. The Madhya Pradesh youth leaders from the Congress offered a new dimension to this internal unrest on Thursday. The party...
  • 'Pride comes before fall', Congress tells BJP June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday reacted strongly to a jibe by the BJP that it had been reduced to the status of a "regional party", asking the ruling party to wear victory with humility and warning that "pride comes before the fall". "The biggest thing which political history teaches us...
  • Congress dissolves UP unit, overhaul in other states likely June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In the first major action after its massive drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Tuesday dissolved the state unit of politically key Uttar Pradesh signalling a drastic overhaul. All state, district and block committees of the party in Uttar Pradesh stand dissolved, party general secretary Janardhan...