Uttarakhand Polls

  • Uttarakhand CM faces major test tomorrow March 25, 2012

    Dehra Dun: After a prolonged crisis in the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna faces his first acid test on Monday when the election of Speaker will take place in the Assembly ahead of the trust vote. After acquiescing to the demands of union minister Harish Rawat, Congress on...
  • Uttarakhand crisis over from my end: Harish Rawat March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Sulking Congress leader Harish Rawat on Wednesday said the crisis in the party in Uttarakhand was over and it was for state Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna to take some initiative. "The crisis is over from our end, now the Chief Minister has to take some initiative," the Minister of...
  • Uttarakhand CM holds talks with Cong leaders March 21, 2012

    Dehra Dun: A day after expanding his cabinet, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Wednesday held talks with senior Congress leaders in New Delhi to resolve various issues confronting his government. "We can only say that Bahuguna has held talks with some top leaders in New Delhi," a senior Congress leader...
  • U'khand: BJP summons all 31 MLAs to Delhi March 20, 2012

    Dehra Dun: Fearing poaching by ruling Congress ahead of the confidence vote in Uttarakhand, the BJP has summoned all its 31 MLAs in the state to New Delhi. Party sources said except one or two BJP MLAs, all the 31 MLAs have already left for New Delhi on the instructions of...
  • 'Rawat will be given his due, no change in U'khand CM' March 18, 2012

    New Delhi/Dehra Dun: With a solution to the crisis in Uttarkhand continuing to elude the party, Congress on Saturday said rebel leader and Union Minister Harish Rawat will be given "his due" but ruled out changing Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna. The name of Rawat's wife is being considered for Rajya...
  • Uttarakhand CM reaches out to Harish Rawat March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: There seems to no end to worries for the Congress in Uttarakhand. New state Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna is in Delhi and sources say he is trying to reach out to the Harish Rawat camp. But the rebel leader is reluctant to meet him. Rawat sent three...
  • Will sort out differences with Rawat: Bahuguna March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Beleaguered Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Friday said he would make efforts to resolve differences with senior Congress leader Harish Rawat and hoped that the party would be able to prove majority and form government in the state. "Harish Rawat has been a senior Congressman and I...
  • Uttarakhand: Rawat faction boycotts swearingin March 15, 2012

    Dehradun: The Uttarakhand Congress continued to remain in turmoil on Thursday as only 14 of the 32 party MLAs turned up to take oath as members of the House. The remaining 18 MLAs, who belong to the Harish Rawat faction, stayed away. This comes two days after Vijay Bahuguna was...
  • Uttarakhand: Rawat meets Cong MP Pradeep Tamta March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran Congress leader Harish Rawat on Wednesday was meeting Congress MP Pradeep Tamta along with his supporter MLAs. The meeting comes even as the Congress is battling rumours that Rawat is set on joining the BJP, after the Congress made Vijay Bahuguna the chief minister of Uttarakhand. Rawat had...
  • My fight is within the Congress: Harish Rawat March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The newly elected Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Vijay Bahuguna slammed Congress 'rebels' on Tuesday for challenging party President Sonia Gandhi's authority. Harish Rawat, the Congress' other chief ministerial candidate and veteran leader, had boycotted the swearingin ceremony on Tuesday. On the brink of a major split within the...
  • Uttarakhand: Bahuguna sworn in amidst high drama March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: A week after election debacle of the party, the Congress split is wide open in Uttarakhand. In a dramatic turn of events, Congress MP Vijay Bhauguna was finally sworn in as the Chief Minister, but party strongman and Union Minister Harish Rawat and his supporters defied the...
  • Vijay Bahuguna: A simple soul, easily accessible March 13, 2012

    Dehradun: Congress leader Vijay Bahuguna, the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, is described by friends as a simple man who loves good food and believes in transparent governance. Barring political veteran Narayan Dutt Tiwari, rarely has a coronation in Uttarakhand brought smiles on so many faces in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. But for...
  • Bahuguna becomes U'khand CM, Rawat boycotts March 13, 2012

    Dehradun: Vijay Bahuguna, Congress MP from Tehri Garhwal, has been sworn in as the chief minister of Uttarakhand despite a revolt by Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs Harish Rawat and his supporters. Bahuguna was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Margaret Alva in...
  • Bahuguna to be U'khand CM despite Rawat's revolt March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress has made it clear to Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs Harish Rawat that Tehri Garhwal MP Vijay Bahuguna will be sworn in as Uttarakhand chief minister on Tuesday evening. Harish Rawat, who is upset after the Congress did not make him the chief...
  • Revolt in Uttarakhand Cong, Sonia steps in March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress is facing a full blown rebellion in Uttarakhand after the party decided to sideline several senior leaders and make Tehri Garhwal MP Vijay Bahuguna, son of late party leader Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna, the next chief minister of the state. After Union Minister of State for Agriculture and...
  • Rawat loses Uttarakhand CM race, offers to quit March 13, 2012

    New Delhi/ Dehradun: Factional fight has broken out in Uttarakhand Congress after the party decided to make MP Vijay Bahuguna, son of late leader Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna, the next chief minister of Uttarakhand sidelining several senior leaders. Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs Harish Rawat, who was seen...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 12, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • News 360: Cong woos SP, BSP as third front talks gain ground March 12, 2012

    Allparty meeting is likely to be called soon on the matter of the pending bills such as Lokpal and Higher Education. ...
  • Vijay Bahuguna to be the new Uttarakhand CM March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Putting an end to all the speculations, Uttarakhand general secretary incharge Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that Vijay Bahuguna will be the new Chief Minister of the state. Bahuguna, son of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister HN Bahuguna and brother of UP Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi, is...
  • U'khand polls: No decision on CM candidate yet March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday met key party leaders to decide on who would lead the government in Uttarakhand. However, no announcement was made in this regard after the meeting. Meanwhile, according to sources, Union Minister Harish Rawat and senior leader Indira Hridesh are the frontrunners for the...
  • Decision on new Uttarakhand CM to be taken today March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: It's been nearly a week since the Assembly Elections results were declared, but Uttarakhand is still without a Chief Minister. The Congress staked a claim to form the government but fierce infighting has delayed the decision of who will head the government in the state. The Congress MLAs are...
  • BSP to support Congress in Uttarakhand March 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The BSP on Sunday said that the party will give its support to Congress in the formation of the government in Uttarakhand. Talking to CNNIBN, BSP state president Surajbhan said that BSP will support Congress in Uttarakhand. The party has 3 MLAs and is most likely to be...
  • U'khand: Cong races against time to pick CM March 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress was racing against time on Sunday to pick its Uttarakhand chief ministerial candidate. Party MLAs have to decide their CM choice by Monday. State Congress chief Yashpal Arya will meet observer Ghulam Nabi Azad sometime later on Sunday. Sources said Arya was now emerging as the frontrunner...
  • Cong's CM in Uttarakhand in a day or two: Azad March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: With many claimants stalling the choice of chief ministership in Uttarakhand, the ball was on Saturday back in the court of AICC chief Sonia Gandhi to take a call as the party observers wrapped up their consultations with Congress and independent MLAs on the leadership issue. Congress stateincharge Ghulam...
  • U'khand: Azad in talks with newlyelected MLAs March 10, 2012

    Dehra Dun: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is here as a central observer, is holding talks with the 32 newlyelected MLAs of the party in Uttarakhand where factional feuds have created hurdles in Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader's election. The union health minister along with party general secretary Chaudhary Birendra...
  • Uttarakhand polls: Cong may stake claim today March 9, 2012

    Dehradun: With just a oneseat edge over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress is likely to stake claim to form the government. According to sources, talks are on with independents to make this possible. Congress general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad is also slated to reach Dehradun on Friday to...
  • Uttarakhand: In touch with Cong, BJP, says BSP March 8, 2012

    Dehradun: Giving a new twist to the race for power in Uttarakhand, the BSP, whose three MLAs can tilt the balance, on Thursday night said it was in touch with both Congress and BJP as the two rival contenders for power claimed they will form the next government. "We are in...
  • Battle for the States: Yogendra Yadav answers questions on polls March 7, 2012

    Yogendra Yadav of CSDS answers viewers' questions on postpoll survey and election results. ...
  • The Last Word: Will Cong defeats enhance Govt's policy paralysis? March 7, 2012

    Will the policy paralysis get worse? Or is there a possibility that Dr Manmohan Singh could take radical initiatives? ...
  • U'khand: Khanduri resigns, BJP to stake claim March 7, 2012

    Dehradun: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BC Khanduri resigned as the Uttarakhand Chief Minister on Wednesday. He submitted his resignation to the Uttarakhand Governor on Wednesday evening. Uttarakhand is still anybody's game. Even as the BJP is one short of the Congress' tally, it said it will stake claim to...