State Assembly Elections

  • Will pass Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days of coming to power: Kejriwal December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: As the President accepted Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's proposal on government formation by Aam Aadmi Party, chief minister designate Arvind Kejriwal has said that they will cross all the hurdles and will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days. Kejriwal said that there are hurdles in...
  • Delhi employees to get paid leave for polling on Wednesday December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi voters working in the National Capital Region will get a paid leave on December 4 after the Election Commission directed the employers of public and private companies to allow them to exercise their franchise. December 4 has been declared as a public holiday in the national capital in...
  • Delhi polls: AAP continues vigil against liquor and cash distribution December 3, 2013

    With less than 24 hours to go for the Delhi elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is continuing its vigil against liquor and cash distribution. The AAP has sent 5 complaints to the election commission on which the EC too has acted. "Democracy is in peril if votes are being...
  • Delhi elections: India's only city state set to vote, all eyes on AAP December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The final bugle has been blown, the battle lines drawn and after the high voltage campaign for the throne of the national capital ended, the city is gearing up to cast its vote on the December 4. Nearly 1.12 crore voters will vote at 11,763 polling stations on...
  • Assembly elections cannot determine outcome of 2014 LS polls: Advani November 9, 2013

    Hoping for a big win for his party in the upcoming Assembly polls, BJP patriarch LK Advani said these elections cannot determine the outcomes of 2014 Lok Sabha polls. He said, "We hope to win in at least 4 states after December 8. But I don't think these elections are...
  • Advani pitches for 'simultaneous LS, state polls' August 12, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday strongly pitched for holding simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and state assemblies which should have a "fixed tenure" and sought the President's initiative in this regard, saying frequent polls affect decision-making process. "Some time back I had occasion to discuss this matter with...
  • 'Policy paralysis' hits UPA, TMC to hold meet today March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The possibility of mid-term polls looms large on the UPA Government at the Centre as allies like the Trinamool Congress (TMC) speak openly about policy paralysis. TMC leader and Union Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday openly said that "policy paralysis will be more acute", thanks to the...
  • Scripted for success: Mamata's life on stage May 19, 2011

    Kolkata: A defiance born from the rough and tumble of the streets, a long struggle against an entrenched power system, a stunning blow to the world's longest serving elected Communist government...the script of Mamata Banerjee's life would do any Greek dramatist proud. It will now be depicted in a jatra,...
  • CNN-IBN got post poll projections right! May 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Now that the results for the just concluded assembly elections are available, it is time to examine the post poll predictions for CNN-IBN-The Week. This analysis is written by Rajeeva Karandikar Director, Chennai Mathematical institute.Given below is the comparison between the predicted seats and the actual outcome for...
  • Artist Mamata at work a day before poll results May 12, 2011

    A relaxed Mamata Banerjee painting in her office a day before state assembly election results. ...
  • Bengal braces for miracle, Left for its last day May 12, 2011

    New Delhi: In less than 24 hours, from Tala Park in Kolkata to Arcadia in California, people will start witnessing the beating retreat of the world’s longest-serving elected Left government. Eyes will be glued to television screens, online traffic will jump manifold. On the eve of the most anticipated transition...
  • Ranchi: Yashwant, Munda injured in BJP protest February 16, 2009

    Ranchi: Former union minister Yashwant Sinha and ex-chief minister of Jharkhand Arjun Munda were injured when police baton charged hundreds of BJP protesters during an agitation in the Jharkhand capital on Thursday. The police action angered the BJP, which has called for a state-wide shutdown on Friday. BJP is demanding dissolution of...
  • Tired of terror? India wants action, not words December 10, 2008

    A day after the Assembly election verdict, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is introspecting why the terrorism issue did not deliver votes for them in the polls. Despite an advertisement a day after the Mumbai terror attack, the BJP couldn’t capitalise on its pet poll plank and just three days...
  • Indian electorate comes of age, votes for progress December 9, 2008

    As the counting day of the five state Assembly elections on December 8, 2008 came to a close, India was once again reminded of the enormous dignity of its democratic process. As the staggered electoral process unfolded, Mumbai was attacked by a group of Pakistan trained terrorists. It seemed that...
  • In pics: Winners of the 2008 state assembly elections December 9, 2008

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  • Cong decimates BJP's terror plank, wins 3 states December 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Congress defied Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) aggressive stance on terror and price rise in the Assembly elections for the five states - Delhi, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh - to register comprehensive wins in the first two states. The Grand Old Party of India also sprung a...
  • Mumbai attack may have influenced MP voters: Digvijay December 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said that even though there was an anti-incumbency factor in Madhya Pradesh, his party failed to convert into votes. He also hinted that the Mumbai terror attack may have also influenced the voters saying just "one day before...
  • States election results no setback: Rajnath December 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Putting up a brave face, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Monday said the election results in five states were not a setback to the party which has lost just one state to the Congress. Singh did term as "surprising" the poll outcome in Delhi, where Congress...
  • Congress leads in three states, BJP ahead in two December 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday scored a valuable goal ahead of upcoming General Elections by inching towards victory in Rajasthan, Mizoram and Delhi, three of five states where voters picked new assemblies, dealing a blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that, however, scored a grand win in Madhya...
  • Blame game begins in BJP over Rajasthan results December 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The blame game over the Rajasthan defeat began in Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday with central leaders questioning the process of selection of candidates, in which Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is said to have had a greater say. "It is a hit wicket. I think we went wrong on...
  • 'Pappu can't voteâ�¦' campaign pays off December 8, 2008

    New Delhi: ‘Pappu can’t vote…’, inspired by this year’s hit number Pappu can’t dance salaafrom the Imran Khan-starrer Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na seems to have worked. Armed with humor, wit and some bit of mockery, the tweaked number has inspired the Delhi electorate enough to come out and cast...
  • BJP pulls away from Cong in Chhattisgarh December 8, 2008

    Raipur: Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 45 constituencies and opposition Congress is closing in with 42 in early trends after counting of votes began this morning for the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly elections. Among the constituencies in which BJP is leading are Bhanupratapur, Kanker, Antagarh, Jaspur and Kunkuri while...
  • Sheila stumps BJP, set to retain power in Delhi December 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Congress Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit looks close to retaining power for the third straight term in the Capital. The ruling Congress won three seats in Delhi Assembly elections and was leading in 42 other constituencies while BJP was ahead at 23 seats in the 70-member Assembly. [Interview: Sheila Dikshit...
  • Political destiny of 5 states to be decided today December 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The votes cast by crores of people in the just concluded Assembly elections in five states will be counted on Monday with analysts saying the outcome is certain to impact parliamentary polls less than six months from now. As many as 66 per cent of the 9.8 crore voters...
  • Monday big day, state polls' results to be announced December 8, 2008

    New Delhi: There are worries in some quarters that the terror and inflation may cost the Congress dear in Delhi. The anti-incumbency factor hit the BJP in Madhya Pradesh and in Rajasthan. Monday is the big day as election results in five key states will be out and experts say...
  • Delhi polls: BSP, just a new kid on the block for Cong November 24, 2008

    New Delhi: With Delhi Assembly elections only a week away, the poll campaign has reached a fever pitch, with political heavyweights from the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) going out with full force on Sunday to woo voters. While one tried to reach out to the voters to contain...
  • MP Polls: Malnutrition on no party's agenda November 22, 2008

    New Delhi: With elections in Madhya Pradesh due in November, the Congress is hoping that raking up the corruption issue against the present BJP government is what will give them the leverage they need to wrench the state from the opposition. Here is a look at some of the issues...
  • Chhattisgarh poll: 68 pc voters turn out in 2nd phase November 21, 2008

    Raipur: After a violent start last week, the two-phased Chhattisgarh elections ended on Thursday on a peaceful but cantankerous note with the Congress and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) squabbling as voters queued up outside polling booths in the insurgency-hit state. At the end of polling, 65-68 per cent of...
  • Voting ends in Chhattisgarh with impressive turnout November 20, 2008

    Raipur: The electoral exercise in Chhattisgarh to pick a 90-member State Assembly concluded with the close of the second phase of polling on Thursday evening with an impressive turnout of voters. While the final figures were being calculated, more than 40 per cent of the voters had already exercised their franchise...
  • Delhi voters helpline, a good call by EC November 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi assembly elections are barely two weeks away now but if you still don’t know whether your name is on the voter list or where your polling booth is, don’t fret as help is just a phone call away. Ahead of the elections, the Election Commission has set up...