Vice President Poll

  • Hamid Ansari sworn in as the 14th Vice President 11-08-2012 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: Hamid Ansari took oath as India's 14th vice-president 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...
  • Ansari looks set for second term as Vice President 07-08-2012 06:46 AM

    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...
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  • Vice-President poll: Trinamool to support Ansari 06-08-2012 10:38 PM

    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 06-08-2012 08:19 PM

    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...
  • Vice President poll: AIADMK to back Jaswant Singh 06-08-2012 04:33 PM

    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 Vice-Presidential polls. The Chief Minister announced the decision of support after meeting Jaswant Singh on Monday. The vice presidential election will be held on August...
  • Vice-President poll: BJD to abstain from voting 05-08-2012 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said that his party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will abstain from voting in Vice-Presidential polls. "After consultation with parliament members and senior leaders, the party has decided to abstain from voting in the vice-presidential elections," BJD President and Chief Minister Naveen...
  • V-P poll: Ansari, Jaswant among 34 in fray 21-07-2012 03:39 AM

    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 will...
  • V-P poll: Jaswant Singh files nomination 20-07-2012 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: NDA's Vice Presidential candidate Jaswant Singh on Friday filed his nomination papers. The 74-year-old 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 Vice-Presidential poll. Three sets...
  • Vice President poll: Jaswant Singh to file nomination 20-07-2012 01:00 AM

    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...
  • Vice President poll: Hamid Ansari files nomination 18-07-2012 11:27 AM

    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 V-P nominee too 18-07-2012 10:46 AM

    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 18-07-2012 01:45 AM

    New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari will file nomination papers on Wednesday for his re-election 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...
  • TMC to abstain from President, V-P polls 17-07-2012 02:57 PM

    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...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Jaswant Singh 16-07-2012 10:42 PM

    The NDA on Monday named Jaswant Singh its Vice President candidate. Singh, an ex-Army officer, has headed Finance, Defence and External Affairs Ministries and even served as Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. ...
  • Vice-President poll: Ansari has a decisive lead 16-07-2012 06:29 PM

    New Delhi: The numbers are stacked heavily in favour of Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee Hamid Ansari in the vice-presidential election even though Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jaswant Singh has declared that he is not contesting just for the sake of it. The Lok Sabha...
  • My Vice President nomination is not a token fight: Jaswant Singh 16-07-2012 05:09 PM

    Jaswant Singh, an ex-Army officer, has headed Finance, Defence and External Affairs Ministries and even served as Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. ...
  • JD-U to back Jaswant Singh, Left Hamid Ansari 16-07-2012 02:53 PM

    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 Dal-United is with Jaswant Singh," Nitish Kumar said. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led...
  • NDA names Jaswant Singh its V-P nominee 16-07-2012 12:03 PM

    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...
  • Will Jaswant Singh be NDA's V-P nominee? 16-07-2012 08:17 AM

    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 15-07-2012 10:00 PM

    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...
  • Have 'open mind' on VP poll candidate: Trinamool 15-07-2012 05:24 AM

    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 meeting on Sunday,...
  • BSP to support Hamid Ansari for Vice President poll 15-07-2012 02:00 AM

    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 14-07-2012 05:55 PM

    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...
  • Vice President poll: Farooq pledges support for Ansari 14-07-2012 04:36 PM

    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 Vice-President. He is a good man," NC chief and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah told...
  • Vice President poll: UPA to announce nominee today 14-07-2012 08:34 AM

    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...
  • PM speaks to Mamata over support for Pranab, Ansari 12-07-2012 09:35 AM

    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...
  • Vice President polls: PM speaks to Mamata, Bardhan 12-07-2012 12:26 AM

    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) 09-07-2012 02:24 PM

    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...