VICE PRESIDENT POLL

  • Hamid Ansari sworn in as the 14th Vice President August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Hamid Ansari took oath as India's 14th vicepresident at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday. He was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and several union cabinet ministers,...
  • Ansari looks set for second term as Vice President August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The UPA looks all set to sail through the Vice Presidential election on Tuesday with the numbers stacked in favour of their candidate Hamid Ansari. The NDA, though, doesn't seem to have much to look forward to. With the battle for the Raisina Hill won with a thumping...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 6, 2012

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  • VicePresident poll: Trinamool to support Ansari August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress, a major constituent of UPA, on Monday decided to support the alliance's Vice Presidential poll candidate Hamid Ansari but oppose any decision to open the multibrand retail to FDI and bills on forward marketing in commodities and privatization of pension fund in the monsoon session of...
  • Hamid Ansari set to win VP poll comfortably August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: UPA nominee Hamid Ansari appears set to get a second term as Vice President by emerging a clear winner against NDA's Jaswant Singh in a direct contest for the post on Tuesday. The election for the post of Vice President has seen UPA and its allies, the Left as...
  • Vice President poll: AIADMK to back Jaswant Singh August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday announced that his party will back NDA candidate Jaswant Singh in the VicePresidential polls. The Chief Minister announced the decision of support after meeting Jaswant Singh on Monday. The vice presidential election will be held on August 7 with...
  • VicePresident poll: BJD to abstain from voting August 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said that his party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will abstain from voting in VicePresidential polls. "After consultation with parliament members and senior leaders, the party has decided to abstain from voting in the vicepresidential elections," BJD President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik...
  • VP poll: Ansari, Jaswant among 34 in fray July 21, 2012

    New Delhi: UPA nominee Hamid Ansari and NDA candidate Jaswant Singh are among 34 people who have filed nominations for the August 7 Vice Presidential election. On the last day of filing nominations on Friday, seven people, including Singh, filed their papers before the Returning Officer. Though the scrutiny...
  • VP poll: Jaswant Singh files nomination July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: NDA's Vice Presidential candidate Jaswant Singh on Friday filed his nomination papers. The 74yearold BJP leader, whose candidature was declared by the NDA on July 16, filed his nomination papers to Lok Sabha Secretary General TK Vishwanathan, who is the Returning Officer for the VicePresidential poll. Three sets of...
  • Vice President poll: Jaswant Singh to file nomination July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh will on Friday file his nomination for the vice presidential election, party sources said. Jaswant Singh, who has unanimously been chosen as opposition National Democratic Alliance candidate for the vice president post, will be filing the nomination on the last date of nomination...
  • Vice President poll: Hamid Ansari files nomination July 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday filed his nomination for a second term. The UPA nominated him as their candidate for the Vice President poll. Ansari filed his nomination in the presence of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and...
  • TMC likely to back UPA's VP nominee too July 18, 2012

    New Delhi: After declaring support for UPa's Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, the Trinamool Congress is now likely to support the UPA's Vice Presidential candidate Hamid Ansari too. TMC Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh is also set to represent the party at the lunch being hosted by Sonia Gandhi for UPA...
  • Vice President polls: Ansari to file nomination July 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari will file nomination papers on Wednesday for his reelection to the post amid expectations in UPA that he is set for a comfortable win. Ansari will submit four sets of nomination papers to Lok Sabha Secretary General TK Vishwanathan, who is the Returning Officer for...
  • TMC to abstain from President, VP polls July 17, 2012

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress will abstain from voting in the Presidential and Vice Presidential elections, scheduled for July 19 and August 7 respectively. Both UPA and NDA candidates for the polls had appealed to Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her support. Mamata Banerjee was earlier...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Jaswant Singh July 16, 2012

    The NDA on Monday named Jaswant Singh its Vice President candidate. Singh, an exArmy officer, has headed Finance, Defence and External Affairs Ministries and even served as Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. ...
  • VicePresident poll: Ansari has a decisive lead July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The numbers are stacked heavily in favour of Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee Hamid Ansari in the vicepresidential election even though Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jaswant Singh has declared that he is not contesting just for the sake of it. The Lok Sabha and...
  • My Vice President nomination is not a token fight: Jaswant Singh July 16, 2012

    Jaswant Singh, an exArmy officer, has headed Finance, Defence and External Affairs Ministries and even served as Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. ...
  • JDU to back Jaswant Singh, Left Hamid Ansari July 16, 2012

    Patna/New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was united on Jaswant Singh's candidature for the vice president's post. "The NDA is united for the vice presidential poll and the Janata DalUnited is with Jaswant Singh," Nitish Kumar said. The Bharatiya Janata Partyled NDA...
  • NDA names Jaswant Singh its VP nominee July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The NDA on Monday named Jaswant Singh its Vice President candidate. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani said that JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav did not want to contest the Vice President poll. "We are disinclined towards UPA's Vice President candidate Hamid Ansari. Sushma Swaraj had spoken to Sharad...
  • Will Jaswant Singh be NDA's VP nominee? July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The NDA leaders will meet on Monday to finalise their candidate for the Vice President poll. On Saturday, the alliance declared that it would go in for a contest after the UPA decided to back Hamid Ansari for a second term. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it...
  • Shiv Sena to back NDA's Vice Presidential nominee July 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Unlike the presidential elections, the Shiv Sena will remain with the opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the vice presidential poll August 7, a party MP said in Mumbai on Sunday. "We have decided to support the NDA for the vice president's elections. Whoever is the vice presidential candidate of...
  • Have 'open mind' on VP poll candidate: Trinamool July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Key UPA ally Trinamool Congress on Satuday said it has an "open mind" on the issue of Vice Presidential poll nominee, ahead of a meeting of the ruling alliance to decide the issue. Railways Minister Mukul Roy, who will be representing TMC in the UPA...
  • BSP to support Hamid Ansari for Vice President poll July 15, 2012

    Lucknow: BSP on Saturday supported the candidature of UPA nominee Hamid Ansari for the post of Vice President in "national and people's interest". "As you know, the election to the post of Vice President is slated for August 7 and after giving the issue a deep thought, we decided to...
  • UPA names Ansari as Vice Presidential candidate July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Hamid Ansari will be the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate in the Vice Presidential elections for second term, Congress president Sonia Gandhi announced in New Delhi on Saturday. "Ansari will shortly finish his term as Vice President. He has presided over the Rajya Sabha with dignity. UPA is honored...
  • Vice President poll: Farooq pledges support for Ansari July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The National Conference on Saturday pledged support for Hamid Ansari who appears to be the Congress choice in the Vice Presidential poll scheduled next month. "We will support Ansari's candidature for the post of VicePresident. He is a good man," NC chief and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah told reporters...
  • Vice President poll: UPA to announce nominee today July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: As the Presidential poll nears, the UPA is expected to announce its Vice Presidential candidate. The ruling coalition which will be meeting on Saturday, is likely to give a second term to incumbent Hamid Ansari. However, Mamata Banerjee is playing spoilsport once again. Sources say the Trinamool Congress (TMC)...
  • PM speaks to Mamata over support for Pranab, Ansari July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday night to garner support for Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari for the President and Vice President poll. He also called CPI leader AB Bardhan seeking his support. Both the parties...
  • Vice President polls: PM speaks to Mamata, Bardhan July 12, 2012

    Kolkata/New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday night stepped up efforts to drum up support for Hamid Ansari for a second tenure in the post of Vice President, elections to which are scheduled for August 7, as he spoke to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and CPI leader AB...
  • Vice President Poll: PM holds discussion with CPI(M) July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The CPI(M) has shared its views on the upcoming Vice Presidential election with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who called CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat to discuss the matter. "He (Singh) spoke to me about three days ago. He wanted my opinion and I gave my opinion on the matter,"...