POLLS

  • Mulayam Singh blames party workers for Lok Sabha poll debacle 1 week ago

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's pain over the humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha polls on Monday came to the fore as he told party workers that they poured cold water on his dreams of forming a government at the Centre. Addressing party workers on the birth anniversary of socialist...
  • AAP slams BJP after reports of school forcing staff to enroll March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday slammed the BJP after reports emerged that Ryan International School was allegedly forcing its staff to enroll with the political outfit, saying these attempts is a reflection of the saffron party's restlessness after the drubbing in the Delhi Assembly polls. The party has also demanded...
  • PM Modi's Varanasi Lok Sabha poll rival among marchers on Raisina Hill March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: A man who bagged 312 votes in Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday grabbed eyeballs during the march led by opposition parties up Raisina Hill in protest against the government's Land Bill. Wearing a banner inscribed with messages against the contentious...
  • Prashant Bhushan flays one person-centric campaign, calls for 'swaraj' within AAP March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Crisis deepened in Aam Aadmi Party with senior leader Prashant Bhushan accusing the party of running a "one person-centric" campaign revolving around Arvind Kejriwal during the Delhi elections contrary to its principles. Bhushan said the 'one person-centric' campaign was making the party look like other conventional parties and called...
  • AAP national executive meet discusses strategy, expansion plans February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP held its first national executive meeting following its landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls in which party leaders discussed its future course of action and expansion plans. However, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is AAP national convener, and his deputy Manish Sisodia did not attend...
  • Budget: Chanakya's opinion poll on public demands, ways to improve railways February 26, 2015

    This is the first time in many years that a government with full majority will present its railway budget. Today's Chanakya carried out an opinion poll on the public's demands and ways to improve our railways right from tatkal reservations to cleanliness and safety. ...
  • Ghar vapasi to continue till conversions are banned:Adityanath February 24, 2015

    Rohtak: Firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has stoked a fresh controversy saying VHP's 'Ghar Vapasi' programme will continue unless conversions are banned and claimed India's problem was "vote bank politics fuelled by jehadi fervour". "Conversions spoil communal amity in the country. It should be banned. If conversions continue, I feel...
  • 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...
  • Jaitley may dole out tax sops in Budget to win over middle class February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Eager to win over middle class after the Delhi poll debacle, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 28 is expected to present a common man friendly Budget by either raising tax slabs or hiking investment limit in savings instruments. Besides giving sops to the individual tax payers, he is...
  • From flashy leader to religious tolerance: PM Narendra Modi's new image after Delhi poll rout February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: It's out with the flashy suit, in with religious tolerance for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking to soften his image after an electoral pounding in New Delhi and grumblings in his party about his top-down leadership style. Abruptly ending a string of national and regional election victories,...
  • AAP slams Haryana government over land compensation rates February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday slammed the Haryana government over slashing the compensation rate under the new land acquisition policy by half. In a letter to Haryana CM ML Khattar, AAP leader and party's state in-charge Yogendra Yadav has said the party will oppose the new land...
  • AAP demands apology from BJP after Delhi HC's clean chit on foreign funds February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Delhi High Court gave a clean chit to the Aam Aadmi Party on its foreign funds, the party has demanded an apology from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre on the issue. The development took place after the Centre told the high court...
  • AAP's poll promise of free WiFi in Delhi with 'terms and conditions' February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: One of the big promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party during the Delhi Assembly elections is providing free WiFi, but when it comes down to implementing the agenda finer details are different from expectations. According to the plan only public websites and websites that deal with governance...
  • Delhi: AAP government invites proposals for reducing electricity tariffs February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking the first move to fulfill his poll promises, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed the finance and power departments to send proposals for reduction of electricity tariffs by half till the audits are completed by the Comptroller and Auditor General. The Chief Minister has...
  • Relieved my parents were not alive to hear the foul words hurled at me, writes Kiran Bedi in open letter February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In her first detailed response after BJP's humiliating defeat in the Delhi Assembly polls, Kiran Bedi on Monday said that she "failed" the test of electoral politics" despite giving it all her energy and experience. The former IPS officer, whom the party had made its chief ministerial candidate, made...
  • Kiran Bedi not invited to BJP meet to review poll debacle February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday did not invite Kiran Bedi, who was its chief ministerial candidate for the Assembly elections, to a meeting where party leaders analysed its humiliating defeat here at the hands of Aam Aadmi Party. At the meeting, which went on for two hours, senior...
  • BJP dominates municipal polls in Assam, sweeps 340 wards February 12, 2015

    Guwahati: BJP on Thursday is poised to swept the municipal elections in Assam winning 340 wards and getting a majority in 30 municipal boards and town committees. The results of 702 of the 743 wards have been declared so far while that of Golaghat and Silchar was yet to come in,...
  • After Delhi sweep, AAP eyes Bengaluru civic polls February 11, 2015

    After sweeping the Delhi polls, the Aam Aadmi Party is now eyeing the civic body elections in Bengaluru. Corruption will be the main plank even for the BBMP elections that will be held soon. Though the election dates are yet to be announced, AAP has already started the ground work...
  • Kiran Bedi's loss in Krishna Nagar reflects why BJP was decimated in Delhi February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: It was a rout of unprecedented scale. A party which romped home with a big majority in the Lok Sabha elections just about 10 months ago and then went on to form government in three other states has been badly mauled in Delhi Assembly elections and barely won...
  • Over 3.5 lakh tweets as Arvind Kejriwal takes Delhi by storm February 11, 2015

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal not just took Delhi by storm but also generated a lot of attention on Twitter as well. About 3.5 lakh tweets almost through the day between 7 AM and 6 PM and some of the tweets got a lot of traction. Senior Congress leader...
  • Delhi polls: Kejriwal tsunami stalls rising Narendra Modi wave February 11, 2015

    The Arvind Kejriwal tsunami not only swept away 67 of the 70 Assembly seats in the national capital but has also stalled the rising Narendra Modi wave. AAP's victory in Delhi is also being seen as a blessing in disguise for the opposition parties that have been reeling under BJP's...
  • 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 reduced to 'dirt' by AAP in Delhi polls, says Shiv Sena February 11, 2015

    Mumbai: In a stinging attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party after its rout in Delhi Assembly polls, Shiv Sena on Wednesday said the saffron party has been turned into "dirt" by the broom-wielding Aam Aadmi Party and targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the poor show. The Sena also said it's...
  • Live: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal meets Home Minister, demands full statehood for Delhi February 11, 2015

    A day after an astounding victory, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal meets senior leaders on Wednesday ahead of his swearing-in ceremony. He met Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu to get the Centre's assistance for Delhi's development and raised the issue of statehood for Delhi with him. In the afternoon, he...
  • Reasons behind BJP's humiliating rout in Delhi polls February 11, 2015

    The Bharatiya Janata Party had pulled out all stops in the Battle for Delhi only to face an embarrassing and humiliating rout in the hands of Aam Aadmi Party. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party dismissed the opinion polls that gave a clear edge to the AAP by calling...
  • Exit polls off the mark as Aam Aadmi Party rolls to bumper win in Delhi February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: With the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) set to bag up to 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, the pollsters were yet again off the mark as none of them predicted such a "tsunami" verdict for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. Till 3 PM, AAP had won 54 of the...
  • Twitter reactions on Delhi Assembly election results February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: As the Delhi Assembly election results started coming in the Twitter saw various reactions from leaders across the parties. Here are some Twitter reactions. iframe[id^='twitter-widget-']{ width:100% !important;} Spoke to @ArvindKejriwal & congratulated him on the win. Assured him Centre's complete support in the development of Delhi.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)...
  • Delhi elections: Just wait for the full results, says Ajay Maken February 10, 2015

    As counting of votes for Delhi elections begins, Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken, "Let the voting end and results come out. We are doing better than what exit polls had predicted." ...
  • Counting of votes in Delhi Assembly poll begin February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Counting of ballots for the bitterly-fought Delhi Assembly polls, seen as having significance beyond borders of the capital, began on Tuesday morning amid tight security. The electoral fate of former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his challengers from BJP Kiran Bedi and Congress' Ajay Maken and 670 other candidates will...
  • Delhi elections: Exit polls' favourite AAP, dark horse BJP or another hung Assembly? February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: If the results of almost all the exit polls get replicated on Tuesday as well when counting for Delhi Assembly elections takes place, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will form government in the national capital. But the BJP can draw solace from the fact that several exit polls...