Alliance

  • No end to BJP, Sena seat sharing stand off yet as Amit Shah cancels Mumbai visit 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The impasse between allies Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena over seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections is likely to continue for some more time with the former's chief Amit Shah calling off his Mumbai visit yet again. Sources said that the decision was taken after talk between Sena...
  • Maharashtra polls: Can't think of fighting elections without our small but strong allies, says BJP 1 week ago

    The smaller parties of the grand Mahayuti alliance in Maharashtra rejected the BJP's offer of contesting from seven seats after the Shiv Sena proposed 151 seats for itself and agreed to the BJP's demand of 130 seats, leaving only 7 for the other allies. ...
  • Time to return favour: Uddhav's message to Modi September 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Driving a hard bargain with BJP over seat sharing in Maharashtra assembly polls, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi that after 2002 Gujarat riots his father Bal Thackeray had prevailed on LK Advani not to remove Modi as Chief Minister. Asserting that the alliance...
  • BJP, Shiv Sena trying to salvage alliance September 21, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: BJP and the Shiv Sena on Sunday were trying to make last ditch efforts to salvage their alliance in Maharashtra for the upcoming Assembly polls after the Uddhav Thackeray's final offer of giving 119 seats to the coalition partner was rejected. Hours after Uddhav Thackeray's tough talk on seatsharing...
  • Rivals sign deal, Ashraf Ghani to replace Karzai as Afghanistan President September 21, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates signed a powersharing deal on Sunday, ending a prolonged standoff over disputed election results at a pivotal moment in the warweary nation's history. The final vote count is also scheduled for release, after being delayed for lastminute talks to break a deadlock that plunged...
  • Assembly polls: Alliance to decide on CM candidate, says Jitan Ram Manjhi August 9, 2014

    Claiming that his comments about Nitish Kumar being the next Chief Minister if JD(U)RJDCongress alliance came to power in the Assembly elections next year were "wrongly interpreted", Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday said that the alliance leaders will decide the Chief Ministerial candidate. "If the Assembly polls due...
  • John Kerry arrives in India for strategic dialogue July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on Wednesday to hold the 5th IndoUS Strategic Dialogue on Thursday during which India will be raising the issues of snooping by the US' NSA and terrorism even as the two sides will explore "transformative initiatives" in key areas such as...
  • NCP to contest Maharashtra polls in alliance with the Congress July 20, 2014

    Nashik: Maharashtra state unit Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)chief Sunil Tatkare said on Sunday that the NCP would contest upcoming the state Assembly elections with the Congress party. "We have asked the Congress to hold a coordination committee meeting to discuss all issues, including seat adjustment for assembly polls," Tatkare said....
  • Shiv SenaBJP alliance would not break: Devendra Fadnavis July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv SenaBJP alliance was strong as it was based on ideology, Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis said on Wednesday. "BJP will try to release the first list of its candidates for the Assembly polls by August 15 after consulting Sena and other constituents of Mahayuti (the opposition alliance...
  • Air India formally becomes 27th member of Star Alliance July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India on Friday formally became the 27th member of Star Alliance, opening up its domestic network in the fifth largest aviation market to the global airlines grouping's passengers the world over. Air India would add about 400 daily flights and over 40 new destinations in India to the...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group today July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance on Friday. The ceremony will be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport where Air India is set to unveil a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A320. Top officials of several major global...
  • Nepal: Madhesi parties and the Maoist form alliance July 11, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal's main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) and six Madhesi parties on Thursday formed an alliance to push for their demand of identitybased federalism. Prachandaled UCPN (Maoist), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik), Madhesi Janadhikar ForumNepal, Tarai Madhes Loktrantrik Party, Sadhbhawana Party, Federal Socialist Party and Tarai Madhes Sadhbhawana Party announced the...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group on July 11 July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Top officials of several major global airlines are expected to arrive in New Delhi later this week to attend a ceremony to formally induct Air India as the 27th member of the Star Alliance. The ceremony at the IGI Airport on July 11 would see Air India unveiling a...
  • Rahul Gandhi lacks ruling temperament: Digvijaya Singh June 28, 2014

    In an indictment of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's governing abilities, party general secretary Digvijaya Singh said the Gandhi scion does not have a temperament suited to the ruling benches. In an interview to a Goa cable news channel on Friday and telecast on Saturday, Digvijaya Singh also said Rahul should...
  • Nagaland: Congress warns government against measures to weaken Article 371(A) June 26, 2014

    Kohima: The Nagaland Congress on Thursday warned the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government against taking up any measures to weaken Article 371(A) of the Constitution in the name of development. The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) cautioned the state government through a resolution of...
  • Assam: Bodoland People's Front breaks ties with Congress June 26, 2014

    Guwahati: In what could prove to be a setback for the Congress party in Assam, the Bodoland People's Front ended its age old alliance with the party on Thursday. The 13yearold alliance between the Congress and BPF ran the administration in Assam's troubled Bodoland. BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary cited noncooperation from...
  • We don't treat alliance partners as a burden: Arun Jaitley June 10, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Bharatiya Janata Party will continue with its alliance partner even if they got absolute majority. He said, "We are in an era of coalitions. My party believes that despite the absolute majority, we are in an era of alliances because it represents the federal...
  • Due respect must be given to LK Advani, Sonia Gandhi, says Kamal Nath June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani's name plate was removed from his office inside Parliament, Protem Speaker Kamal Nath has issued a statement saying that due respect should be given to him. Kamal Nath has said, "Due respect must be given to LK Advani and...
  • Gopinath Munde to lead BJP campaign for Maharashtra Assembly polls May 29, 2014

    Union Minister Gopinath Munde would lead the BJP campaign to wrest power in Maharashtra from the CongressNCP alliance, now into third term in office. "Munde will lead our poll campaign for Assembly polls," Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Vinod Tawde told reporters in Mumbai. Tawde, however, parried a question as to...
  • Is it time for a reverse merger, Derek O'Brien asks Congress May 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien has made a very interesting suggestion and asked the Congress to look for a reverse merger with parties that broke away from it and are now regional powers. Derek, a close confidant of Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, made the...
  • MHA asks Bihar Governor not to dissolve Assembly immediately May 18, 2014

    Patna: Ahead of the crucial JDU Legislative Party meet on Sunday evening, sources close to Nitish Kumar said that he will not withdraw his resignation for the post of the Bihar CM in any case. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has advised the Bihar Governor not to dissolve the Assembly...
  • Andhra: TRS leads Assembly, LS polls in Telangana; TDP ahead in Seemandhra May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: The divided state of Andhra Pradesh is witnessing a fascinating contest. In Telangana, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is leading and it expected to cross half way mark easily. The TRS is ahead in both the Assembly and Lok Sabha election. The KCRled TRS is leading in 48 Assembly seats...
  • Jayalalithaa expels leader who called Modi a good friend of the AIADMK chief May 15, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has expelled K Malaisamy from the party a day after he indicated that the AIADMK might extend its support to BJPled NDA under Narendra Modi's leadership as the two leaders were 'great friends'. Speaking to CNNIBN, Malaisamy, a retired IAS officer had on Wednesday...
  • LS polls: NDA will not need NCP's support, says Gopinath Munde May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Exuding confidence of securing a majority to form the next government at the centre, BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Wednesday discounted the possibility of seeking support of Sharad Pawar's NCP. "There is no question of the NCP joining the NDA. We shall not require them," Munde said, responding to...
  • Jaya refuses to comment on postpoll alliance, says waiting for result May 14, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa refused to comment on the postpoll alliance and said she was eagerly waiting for the result. Jayalalithaa said, "I am waiting eagerly for results which will be declared on May 16. Nothing more I can say at this juncture. I cannot...
  • LS elections: Jayalalithaa calls party meet ahead of poll results May 14, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is scheduled to meet senior AIADMK leaders at her Poes garden residence in Chennai on Wednesday. The meeting assumes significance as it comes just two days before the election results are announced. With most exit polls predicting more than 20 seats for the...
  • BJD, AIADMK take Uturn, warm up to BJPled NDA ahead of poll results May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With most of the exit and postpoll surveys predicting the BJPled NDA winning the Lok Sabha elections, regional parties and estranged allies seem to be warming up the saffron party. While the BJD indicated that it might extend conditional support to the NDA, an AIADMK leader too hinted that...
  • Don't go by rumours, BSP will not tieup with BJP post polls: Mayawati May 9, 2014

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Friday rubbished reports of a postpoll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. She also urged Muslim voters not to get carried away by the rumours of an alliance between the two parties. "BSP will not support BJP or Narendra Modi in any way to...
  • Elections 2014: Bookies give the NDA 317 seats, Modi a favourite May 2, 2014

    Mumbai: With only two phases of the General Elections left, the betting world is busy betting and forecasting. Bookies say there is a clear Narendra Modi wave with them forecasting 317 Lok Sabha seats for the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance. Punters in Mumbai have given the NDA around...