MILIND DEORA

  • BJP lacks regional leaders, says Congress leader Milind Deora 5 days ago

    Congress leader Milind Deora said that people are not as enthusiastic about the assembly elections as they were about the parliamentary elections some months ago. "A party needs regional leadership. BJP lacks that. Congress should come in power as we have always worked in unity and not indulged into deception,"...
  • Dissent surfaces in Congress, Rahul and his team face flak for poll debacle May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After its worst ever performance in the Lok Sabha elections, the rumbling and voices of discontent have begun to surface in the Congress. The first to question party's functioning is Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's close aide and former union minister Milind Deora. The irony is that he...
  • Did Rahul Gandhi choose the wrong advisors? May 22, 2014

    In the first open criticism from within the Congress after the party's crushing defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, former union minister Milind Deora said that Rahul Gandhi's advisors did not have their 'ears to the ground' and those with 'no electoral experience' were calling the shots, but added that...
  • Milind Deora should not shift blame for poll debacle: Majid Memon May 22, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Milind Deora had attacked Team Rahul for the humiliating defeat suffered by the party in the general elections. ...
  • Those who were silent when things weren't well must also be blamed for Congress's defeat: Milind Deora May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The blame game seems to have begun in the Congress camp over its humiliating loss in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Congress leader Milind Deora has admitted that there were some in the party who remained silent when things weren't going well. "Everyone needs to share the blame, especially...
  • Many offsprings of political leaders get a thumbs down in elections May 18, 2014

    This year's Lok Sabha elections saw many of the sons and daughters of Congress leaders failing to retain their family strongholds as party's tally dipped to a historic low of 44 seats out of 543. Prominent among those who lost the elections are Sachin Pilot, Karti Chidambaram, Sandeep Dikshit, Milind Deora,...
  • Congress routed in Maharashtra, BJPShiv Sena win 41 seats May 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai: As in other states the Congress had no good news coming from Maharashtra too, where it has been able to win only two seats out of the total 48 in the state. The BJPShiv Sena alliance backed 41 seats, while the NCPCongress got only 6 seats. The BJPshiv...
  • Maharashtra: EC holds Milind Deora, Sanjay Nirupam guilty of paid news April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday found four Maharashtra candidates guilty of resorting to paid news. The EC named Milind Deora, Sanjay Nirupam, Vishwajeet Kadam and Anil Shirole as the four candidates who allegedly indulged in paid news. While Deora, Nirupam and Kadam are Congress candidates from Mumbai South, Mumbai...
  • Mumbai: Milind Deora serving crony capitalists, says AAP's Meera Sanyal April 24, 2014

    Mumbai saw a low voter turnout on Thursday. Till 1.00 pm, the turnout was 26.7 per cent. ...
  • Milind Deora, Priya Dutt cast votes; BJP says Cong did no development April 24, 2014

    Voting is underway across the 6 Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai. Congress MPs Priya Dutt and Milind Deora used their franchise early morning on Thursday. While BJP candidate from Mumbai North-Central constituency Poonam Mahajan hit out at the Congress for no development in the city....
  • LS elections: Increase in voter turnout in Mumbai, 53 pc polling registered April 24, 2014

    Mumbai: An average 55.33 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the 19 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, where polling was held on Thursday in the third and final phase. In 2009 elections 44.87 polling percentage was recorded in the state. The highest turnout was in Dindori (ST) at 64...
  • Lok Sabha elections 2014 phase 6: Key candidates in the fray April 24, 2014

    Phase 6 of the Lok Sabha elections is a big phase for many players in the fray. While the fates of 2G accused Dayanidhi Maran and A Raja will be sealed in this phase, senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Congress leaders Milind Deora...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Mumbaikars on their choice of candidates April 22, 2014

    The six Lok Sabha constituencies in Mumbai will go to polls on April 24. One of the the most keenly awaited contests is for the Mumbai South seat. Union Minister Milind Deora is locked in a four-cornered contest with Arvind Sawant (Shiv Sena), Bala Nandgaonkar (MNS) and Meera Sanyal (AAP)...
  • Campaigning in 117 constituencies for 6th phase to end today April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Campaigning for the crucial sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 117 constituencies will end on Tuesday. The 117 constituencies across 12 states will go for voting on April 24. Milind Deora, Meera Sanyal, Shahnawaz Hussain, Tariq Anwar, Mohammad Taslimuddin are amongst the big names in the fray. As...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Top business leaders support Murli Deora in South Mumbai April 20, 2014

    Some of the top business leaders and trade associations on Sunday came out in support of the Union Minister of State for Telecom and sitting MP from Mumbai South, Milind Deora, who is seeking a third term from the constituency. Chairman of the Godrej group Adi Godrej, HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh and Vice-Chairman and Managing Director...
  • Watch: Mumbaikars expectations from politicians in 'Young India Debates' April 19, 2014

    In 'Young India Debates' first episode IBN18 Network Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to the younsters of Mumbai that what they want from the politicians. The show also had panelists from Congress, BJP and AAP. Congress leader Milind Deora, BJP leader Poonam Mahajan and AAP leader Medha Patkar spoke about the...
  • Maharashtra: 495 candidates file nominations for last phase of polls April 6, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 495 candidates have filed nominations for 19 constituencies in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, which goes to poll in the third phase on April 24. The highest number of 45 candidates filed papers in Aurangabad, while the lowest number of 14 nominations were received in Nandurbar. The 19 constituencies include...
  • LS poll: Milind Deora, Kirit Somaiya file nominations in Mumbai April 4, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Shipping and Telcom Milind Deora and senior BJP leader Kirit Somaiya on Friday filed their nomination papers for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Deora is seeking a third term from Mumbai South parliamentary constituency while Somaiya, who earlier represented the Mumbai North East seat, is the...
  • Choose candidates on basis of Parliamentary performance: Milind Deora April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress candidate for South Mumbai Milind Deora believes that it is important to choose candidates and judge them on their parliamentary performance rather than their party. In a live chat on Twitter conducted by IBNLive and initiated by MTV India's #RockTheVote campaign, followers were asked to tweet their...
  • Some Bollywood stars are in politics only to get noticed, says Deora March 26, 2014

    Union Minister of State for the Communications and IT Milind Deora on Thursday said that some Bollywood celebrities enter into politics merely to "get noticed". "Presence of Bollywood (in the politics) is nothing new... There are credible as well as frivolous people entering politics, be it from Bollywood or other fields....
  • Projection of personalities matter in poll politics: Milind Deora March 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Even though having a prime ministerial candidate before polls has no "legal sanctity", projection of personalities do matter in electoral politics, Union Minister and Congress MP Milind Deora said on Wednesday. "Personalities give the parties concerned a lot of clarity and allows dissent, if any, to come to the surface....
  • Milind Deora to face Sena, MNS, AAP in South Mumbai March 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Minister of State for IT and Communications Milind Deora will be taking on Shiv Sena, MNS and AAP candidates as he tries to win the South Mumbai seat for the third time in next month's Lok Sabha elections. Deora had won the seat for the second time in 2009,...
  • Rahul in UPA 2 government would have been good for Congress: Milind Deora March 14, 2014

    Union Minister and Congress leader Milind Deora on Friday said if Rahul Gandhi had joined the UPA government in 2009, it would have made a big difference to the fortunes of the party which is bracing for a tough electoral battle beginning next month. "He would have brought a fresh approach...
  • Internet subscribers in India touch 238.71 million in 2013 February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Internet population rose to 238.71 million last year helped by growing number of users especially in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Communication and IT Milind Deora said:...
  • AAP prepares for LS polls, Kumar Vishwas to contest against Rahul Gandhi February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The 2014 Lok Sabha elections is no longer a contest between the two major political parties Congress and BJP as the debutante Aam Aadmi Party has sounded the bugle for the general elections. After the AAP government in the national capital resigned on Friday, it is...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears 15 to 20 per cent cut in power tariff January 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Cabinet on Monday cleared a reduction in power tariff by 15 to 20 per cent across agriculture industry and domestic consumers. The state Cabinet has taken the decision on the lines of the report submitted by Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane led group of ministers (GoM). Union Minister of...
  • Milind Deora demands white paper on power tariffs in Maharashtra January 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Minister of State for Shipping Milind Deora on Sunday demanded a "white paper" on power tariffs in Maharashtra to study how subsidies are provided. "I feel that there has to be a white paper before discussing reduction of power tariffs in the state as it will help in...
  • Prithvi Reddy to head AAP's panel on economic policy January 19, 2014

    The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi has formed a sevenmember team to formulate its economic policy ahead of the general elections. The decision to form a committee assumes significance as the party is under pressure from several quarters to make its stand clear on various issues ranging from foreign...