UPA

  • Poll results pre-decided due to 10 years of bad governance, says Advani 16-04-2014 05:29 PM

    Veteran BJP leader L K Advani on Wednesday said the results of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections are pre-decided because of ten years of UPA's bad governance and corruption. "In every election there are two adversaries, but it is not so this time. People have made up their mind after...
  • Beheaded soldier's family hits out at UPA, SP; says will vote for BJP 16-04-2014 08:30 AM

    Mathura: In the election season, the disgruntled family of beheaded Indian soldier Hemraj Singh has hit out at the Central and the Uttar Pradesh government, blaming them for making promises and not keeping them. The family now says that it will vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party this time. It's...
  • PM's daughter hits out at Baru, says he betrayed Manmohan Singh 15-04-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's family has come out strongly against his former media advisor Sanjaya Baru for his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. Singh's eldest daughter, historian Upinder Singh, has lashed out at Baru saying he betrayed the PM. She told national daily 'The Indian Express', "We are...
  • Sonia attempts damage control with an emotional appeal, attacks BJP 15-04-2014 07:41 AM

    New Delhi: With the Congress looking down and out, party President Sonia Gandhi has now made an emotional appeal to the country through a televised advertising campaign. Sonia has launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying that the battle for 2014 is the fight to preserve and...
  • UPA government worked for minorities: Sonia Gandhi 14-04-2014 11:51 PM

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the UPA government has done a good job in uplifting the living conditions of the minorities. "We have formulated policies to provide higher education to youth, especially the girls, by giving them scholarships under the Maulana Azad Foundation," she said while addressing an...
  • Manmohan Singh's image hits a new low after 2 tell-all books on him 14-04-2014 10:30 PM

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's 10-year tenure comes to an end, two tell-all books by former bureaucrats have delivered another strong blow to his already battered image. While the PM's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's book claims that his decisions were monitored and dictated by Congress President Sonia...
  • Murli Manohar Joshi denies rift with Narendra Modi 14-04-2014 05:18 PM

    Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Monday sought to dismiss reports that described him as saying there was no Modi wave in the country, and denied there were any differences between Modi and him. "There is nothing like differences between me and (Narendra) Modi. He is the party's most...
  • Manmohan Singh was like Bheeshma, not Dhritarashtra, says Sanjaya Baru 14-04-2014 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: The controversy created by Sanjaya Baru and his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' refuse to die out. On Monday, the Prime Minister's ex-media advisor sought to soften the blow he had dealt to the Prime Minister's Office. "The PM tried his best given his political limitations. He was...
  • Sonia has no love for sadhus, saints in her genes: Ramdev 13-04-2014 08:40 PM

    Pune: Yoga guru Ramdev, who has pledged his support to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, on Sunday claimed Congress President Sonia Gandhi has no love for "sadhus and saints" of India. "...In her genes there is no love for sadhus and saints," he told reporters in Pune. Stating that...
  • Talk of empowering people hollow when PM left powerless: BJP 13-04-2014 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday ridiculed Rahul Gandhi's comments that he believed in empowering people and fighting graft, saying his claims sound hollow as he and his mother Sonia Gandhi had even "snatched" away the powers of the Prime Minister while several scams took place during the UPA rule. Accusing...
  • DMK lost opportunity to win LS poll by moving out of UPA: Chidambaram 13-04-2014 11:31 AM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that MK Karunanidhi's DMK has lost an opportunity to win the Lok Sabha elections by breaking ties with the Congress party. He said the Congress, DMK alliance in the state could have won polls. The DMK, which walked out of the UPA in...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge on track in Karnataka 12-04-2014 02:27 PM

    In this backward northern region of Karnataka, the Congress is hopeful of bucking the anti-incumbency trend haunting its UPA government by riding on the fortunes of Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, contesting again from this reserved (SC) constituency in the April 17 Lok Sabha elections. As the largest and bustling district...
  • Still doing his duty, Sanjaya Baru 12-04-2014 01:47 PM

    At the very outset, in his already dust-kicking book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', Sanjaya Baru says that he did not share its contents with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prior to publication. Therefore, he argues, it placed an extra weight of responsibility on him to present an 'honest account' of his...
  • People will vote for continuity: Congress 10-04-2014 11:50 PM

    Congress on Thursday expressed confidence that the electorate would "vote for continuity" even as the third phase of Lok Sabha elections concluded recording a high turn out. Party spokesperson Manish Tewari, however, refused to hazard a guess as to the number of seats Congress could win in this phase which...
  • India doesn't need 'deaf-dumb' government run by remote control: Narendra Modi 10-04-2014 08:06 PM

    Narendra Modi on Thursday denounced the Congress-led UPA government as a handicapped regime run by remote control and said the country does not need another one like it. "The country does not want a deaf and dumb, handicapped government, run by remote control, at the Centre. The country wants a...
  • Save India from UPA's black magicians, says Narendra Modi 10-04-2014 06:29 PM

    India was "afraid" of the black magic seen during the UPA's 10-year rule, Narendra Modi said Thursday, returning Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's sarcastic remark that some opposition leaders were selling dreams as if they would "change everything in one day with a magic wand". "Madam Soniaji, India is not afraid...
  • People fed up with UPA, it failed on all fronts: Arjun Munda 10-04-2014 12:15 AM

    Former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday said a strong wave was sweeping across the country for change in favour of the BJP as well as its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Munda, after inspecting the preparations at the venue of a public meeting to be addressed by the...
  • Political parties woo Muslims as west UP goes to polls 10-04-2014 12:09 AM

    Muslims have a sizeable presence in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh that go to polls Thursday. The region has been polarised following the September 2013 riots. The population of Muslims varies between 19 and 48 percent in the 10 constituencies spread across 13 districts in the western...
  • People will reply to inflation, corruption with votes: Sushma Swaraj 09-04-2014 11:24 PM

    Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said people of the country were fed up with the anti-people policies of the UPA government led by Congress, and will give it a befitting reply over inflation and corruption through the ballot. "People are fed up with the anti-people policies of the...
  • Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi over 'snoopgate' 09-04-2014 08:49 PM

    Attacking Narendra Modi over the "snoopgate" controversy, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday questioned the BJP prime ministerial candidate's commitment to women empowerment. "The leader from Gujarat" is involved in "phone tapping of girls", he said at a rally in Kanker, adding those forces who have been attacking women...
  • Rahul, Sonia to hold roadshow in Amethi on April 12 09-04-2014 08:42 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi will hold a roadshow inAmethion April 12 before the Congress Vice President files his nomination papers. "Rahul Gandhi will be accompanied by his mother and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi," Rahul's representative Chandrakant Dubey said in Amethi on Wednesday. "Both the leaders will...
  • No wave in favour of BJP or Modi, says Congress leader Anil Shastri 09-04-2014 08:37 PM

    Senior Congress leader Anil Shastri said in Bhopal on Wednesdaythat it is wrong to claim that a "wave" exists in favour of either the BJP or Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha polls. He said a myth had been perpetrated by spending large sums of money on various campaigns to...
  • The electoral battle of 2014 enters its crucial final phase 09-04-2014 01:02 PM

    If the first round of polls are any indication, the high voter turnout signals a rising awareness among voters to assert their right as active citizens in Indian democracy. Will the remaining rounds of polls continue this trend? If they do, it would be clearly indicative of the intensity of...
  • Congress not inviting Lalu to rallies is a smart strategy, says Nitish Kumar 09-04-2014 12:11 AM

    JD(U) supremo and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday described the Congress' move of not inviting its alliance partner RJD chief Lalu Prasad to its rallies as a 'smart strategy' and said that the love between the two associates was intact. "Do not read much into such things... It's...
  • Modi wave sweeping nation, says BC Khanduri 08-04-2014 01:03 PM

    Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and BJP leader BC Khanduri on Monday said a Narendra Modi wave is sweeping the entire country. "After a very long time, an environment has been created where people have already decided that Modi will be the next Prime Minister of India," he told poll meetings...
  • LS polls: BJP promises growth & investment, but no to FDI in retail 07-04-2014 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: Describing the UPA's 10-year rule as "decade of decay", BJP today promised to restore investor confidence by promoting growth, checking inflation, pushing tax reforms and encouraging foreign investments, but said no to FDI in multibrand retail. The BJP manifesto, released in the presence of its top leaders, also...
  • Congress runs on 'damad power', says Narendra Modi 07-04-2014 05:49 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed two public rallies in Rajasthan on Monday. Modi addressed the rally in Jodhpur first and then in Nagaur. Earlier in the day, he had addressed a rally in Jhajjar district of Haryana. During the rally, Modi slammed the ruling UPA government and said...
  • Cong failed miserably in running a coalition government, says Venkaiah Naidu 07-04-2014 07:54 AM

    Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said Congress has miserably failed to run a coalition government and its partners have left the alliance one after another. "Congress-led UPA had 14 to 15 allies but all of them including SP, BSP and Left parties left them one after another," Naidu...
  • India begins world's largest elections in search of a new government 07-04-2014 07:23 AM

    The world's largest democratic exercise has just taken off with over 81.45 crore voters eligible to elect 543 candidates for the 16th Lok Sabha. The 36 days long voting process began on Monday (April 7) in 6 Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam and Tripura and will finally conclude more than...
  • PM rejects BJP allegations against UPA on corruption 06-04-2014 11:53 PM

    Kochi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday deprecated what he described as "malicious" propaganda by BJP that UPA Government failed to take harsh steps to check corruption and asserted "this accusation is completely false". Seeking to turn tables at the opposition BJP and also Left parties, Singh accused them of...