Alliance

  • NTR family feud spoils BJP-TDP alliance in Andhra Pradesh 17-04-2014 11:39 AM

    Hyderabad: The TDP - BJP alliance in Andhra Pradesh is on the rocks. The family feud of Telugu cinema legend and former chief minister N T Ramarao is the main reason for the near collapse of the alliance. Their family drama is once again being played out in Andhra Pradesh....
  • Sayeed hit out dig at NC, Congress, says no takers of hollow slogans 08-04-2014 09:10 PM

    Jammu: PDP on Tuesday hit out at the ruling NC-Congress alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, saying there were no takers for its "hollow slogans" and stood exposed before the people in the Lok Sabha elections. Claiming "overwhelming response" for the party, its patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed said a strong wind...
  • Chandrababu Naidu: A desperate fight for survival in a divided state 07-04-2014 02:20 PM

    Hyderabad: 'Politics is a strange world and there are no permanent foes or friends' is an often repeated cliche. The latest to prove this cliched saying right is TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is fighting a 'do or die' battle,...
  • Alliance with BJP will cause 'political tsunami' in Andhra: TDP 07-04-2014 01:59 PM

    The TDP on Mondya said its alliance with the BJP would cause a political tsunami in Andhra Pradesh in which the other parties would get completely washed away. "The Congress and the YSR Congress are damn scared that our alliance will cause a political tsunami in which they are bound...
  • Gadkari approached MNS for pre-poll alliance, reveals Raj Thackeray 31-03-2014 11:49 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Monday added more fuel to the already simmering ties between the BJP and Shiv Sena. Thackeray while addressing a rally on Monday revealed that the BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Gopinath Munde had approached him for a pre-poll alliance. Thackeray further added...
  • No question of JMM allying with BJD: Hemant Soren 26-03-2014 02:41 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister, Hemant Soren on Wednesday said there was no question of JMM allying with Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the party would go alone in the ensuing parliamentary and assembly elections in Odisha. JMM will contest the elections in Odisha on its own, Soren said when...
  • Why did DMK ally with BJP if it was against kar seva, asks Jaya 23-03-2014 05:57 PM

    Hitting back at DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his charge that she had sent volunteers for 'kar seva' in Ayodhya, AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday questioned as to why his party had tied up with BJP in the past if he was so opposed...
  • Lok Sabha polls: RJD in talks with Congress over tie up 08-03-2014 03:46 PM

    Days after reaching a seat sharing agreement with Congress in Bihar, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav is making similar efforts in Jharkhand for the ensuing general elections. "Our party chief is in a dialogue with the Congress for a tie-up in Jharkhand also after the two parties reached pre-poll seat...
  • Lalu keeps winnable seats, gives leftovers to Congress, NCP 06-03-2014 10:29 AM

    Patna: Facing two strong adversaries and debarred from contesting elections following his conviction in a fodder scam case has not dampened Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's spirits. The alliance with Congress and Nationalist Congress Party in Bihar shows that Lalu still calls the shots and has not yielded much...
  • Sena attacks BJP again over talks with MNS, mocks Gadkari in 'Saamna' 05-03-2014 09:50 AM

    Mumbai: The bitterness between Shiv Sena and BJP in Maharashtra came to the fore on Wednesday when the former lashed out at its decades-old ally for trying to clinch a deal with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Shiv Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamna' in its latest edition...
  • Congress seals alliance with RJD, to contest from 12 seats in Bihar 05-03-2014 07:37 AM

    Patna: After a long wait and a series of meetings, the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal finalised their alliance in Bihar for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Out of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, the Congress will contest on 12 seats while Lalu Prasad's party will field...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Differences in Bihar BJP over alliance with Paswan's LJP 04-03-2014 10:25 AM

    Patna: Not all is well within the Bihar BJP after it cemented alliance with Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party ahead of Lok Sabha elections. Some senior Bihar BJP leaders - Dr CP Thakur, Giriraj Singh and Ashwani Kumar Choubey and MP Kirti Azad - are apparently against the tie-up...
  • RJD-Congress Bihar tie-up not yet final; sources say Rahul eyeing JDU 03-03-2014 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: With the deadlock between Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress on seat sharing in Bihar continuing, sources in Congress say that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi is interested in forming an alliance with Janata Dal (United). "Rahul feels that RJD may be a liability, while Nitish is a better...
  • TRS may take a final call on merger or alliance with Congress today 03-03-2014 08:56 AM

    Hyderabad: Amid suspense whether TRS would merge with Congress or forge an alliance, a crucial meeting of the regional party would be held on Monday to take a call on the issue. The joint meeting of TRS politburo, MLAs and state executive would be held at the party office to...
  • Lalu hints at rift with Congress, says RJD may fight Lok Sabha polls alone 28-02-2014 09:24 PM

    Hinting at ruling out an alliance with the Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Yadav cleared the air on Friday saying that its time for RJD to go it alone in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "It is time for us for prepare for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls," Lalu Yadav...
  • Congress, RJD slam Ramvilas Paswan for joining hands with BJP 28-02-2014 07:55 PM

    Congress and RJD on Friday launched attack on Ramvilas Paswan for "ditching" them and joining hands with BJP, forgetting his hard-hitting comments on Narendra Modi over 2002 riots. Bihar Congress President Ashok Chaudhary said in a statement here that it reflected "opportunistic" thinking of the dalit leader who has "sacrificed...
  • LS polls: After BJP-LJP tie-up, Congress under pressure to finalise alliance 28-02-2014 04:55 PM

    Apparently alarmed by BJP-LJP tie-up, pressure is building up in Congress in Bihar for firming up fast its alliance for Lok Sabha polls. "Ambiguity on alliance issue should end as early as possible in Bihar," party General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed said,reflecting the opinion of a large section of partymen from...
  • Karunanidhi calls Modi a good friend, DMK-BJP alliance on the cards? 28-02-2014 11:24 AM

    Chennai: After Ram Vilas Paswan forged ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday, other political parties too seem to be warming up to the saffron brigade. DMK supremo M Karunanidhi while speaking to a Tamil newspaper Dinamalar on Friday called BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi a good friend....
  • Lalu Prasad to continue efforts to engage Ram Vilas Paswan 25-02-2014 11:14 PM

    RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said he will continue his efforts to engage Ram Vilas Paswan amid speculation that the LJP chief was warming up toward the BJP-led NDA. "I will continue my sincere efforts to speak to Paswan and discuss with him about formation of an Congress-RJD-LJP alliance...
  • No alliance with parties in touch with Congress: BJP 25-02-2014 03:19 PM

    BJP, which is holding parleys for a pre-poll alliance with actor-politician Vijayakanth's DMDK, on Tuesday said it will not align with parties which are in touch with the Congress. "BJP will not have any alliance with any party which is in touch in with Congress," senior party leader and in-charge...
  • After meeting Sonia, Rahul, KCR seeks appointment with PM, BJP chief 24-02-2014 06:58 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K Chandrashekhar Rao paid a 'thanksgiving' visit to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, he has now sought appointments with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and BJP supremo Rajnath Singh. KCR had earlier in the day met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. The series...
  • Issues over seat sharing with RJD forces LJP to jump ship, join BJP 23-02-2014 10:48 PM

    The Lok Janshakti Party has decided to join hands with Bharatiya Janata Party. This comes after the Congress-RJD-LJP alliance talks failed to make any further headway. Paswan's decision to join BJP is also seen as a strong reply to Lalu Prasad's RJD with which the LJP had issues over seat...
  • Nitish Kumar rules out tie-up with BJP in future 18-02-2014 09:01 PM

    Taking the ongoing war of words between the two erstwhile allies to a logical conclusion, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday ruled out a tie up with BJP in the future, saying the chapter was closed forever irrespective of any consequences. No question arises of an alliance with BJP...
  • Do not politicise Pawar-Modi meet, says BJP 09-02-2014 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar confirmed that he had in fact met BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in January, the BJP and the Shiv Sena now insist that the meet should not be politcised. Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that a meeting...
  • Why has Modi ignored Balasaheb in all his speeches, asks Raj Thackeray 03-02-2014 08:51 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday attacked BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accusing him of ignoring Bal Thackeray during his visits to Maharashtra. The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena, founded by Bal Thackeray have been in alliance for more than two decades in Maharashtra. Pointing...
  • Rival animals are safe together, BJP on RJD-Cong alliance 28-01-2014 06:43 PM

    Taking a jibe at reports of alliance between RJD, Congress and LJP, BJP on Tuesday said it's like rival animals taking shelter at a safer place in times of flood and dismissed any challenge from the "discredited" grouping in the Parliamentary elections in Bihar. "Its like lion, goat, dog, cat...
  • Alliance picture will be clear in a couple of days: Rabri Devi 27-01-2014 06:11 PM

    As RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday met Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi to discuss possible alliance in Bihar for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, former Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Mondaysaid the picture would be clear in "few days". "Koi takrahat nahin hain, kahin koi do mat...
  • Jairam Ramesh refuses to show cards on alliance for LS polls 24-01-2014 05:45 PM

    Playing his cards close to the chest, Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesdat said talks on alliance for Lok Sabha polls in Bihar was on and a decision would be taken in a few days."Talks are on and a decision will be taken in a few days," Ramesh told reporters....
  • Air India expected to join global network Star Alliance 20-01-2014 03:43 PM

    Ending almost seven years of wait, Air India is finally expected to join Star Alliance, a global network of airlines, by this summer. "Without giving a specific date, one can say that we will complete the work (to be carried out by Air India to join the alliance) by this...
  • Alliance issue in Bihar: LJP throws ball in Congress court 19-01-2014 03:25 PM

    Seeking to position his party in neutral gear on the alliance issue in Bihar ahead of Lok Sabha polls, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said it was for the Congress to decide whether the secular alliance in the state will include Lalu Prasads RJD or Nitish Kumars JD(U)....