Assembly Election

  • Satish Upadhyay appointed Delhi BJP chief 09-07-2014 09:45 AM

    New Delhi: Satish Upadhyay, the Standing Committee chairman of South Delhi Municipal Corporation, was on Tuesday night appointed as the president of the Delhi BJP unit. BJP president Rajnath Singh announced Upadhyay's appointment and said the appointment will come into effect immediately. Upadhyay succeeded Harsh Vardhan, who had resigned from...
  • Saffron alliance strong and intact, says Uddhav Thackeray 05-07-2014 12:12 AM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday downplayed the demand made during the BJP state executive meeting about going solo in the upcoming Assembly elections, saying that the saffron alliance put together by its top leaders was strong and intact. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a book...
  • Ashok Chavan put in charge of election strategy for Marathwada 04-07-2014 07:26 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress on Friday gave the former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan the responsibility of drawing up Assembly elections strategy for Marathwada region. Chavan, now the Lok Sabha MP from Nanded, will be assisted by ministers Madhukar Chavan, Rajendra Darda, Amit Deshmukh, Abdul Sattar and D P Sawant, all of...
  • Corruption charges against politicians often baseless: NCP 04-07-2014 06:40 PM

    Nashik: Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule on Friday said that a party cannot take action against its partymen facing corruption charges, till they are proved so, as allegations are often "baseless". Sule responding to queries on corruption charges leveled against NCP leaders, including party chief and her father Sharad...
  • AAP MLAs meet President, demand fresh polls in Delhi 03-07-2014 08:21 PM

    New Delhi: MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by its National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday met President Pranab Mukherjee and demanded dissolution of Delhi Legislative assembly and fresh polls in the national capital. The party, in a memorandum to the President, has alleged that BJP has approached...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to meet President to demand fresh polls in Delhi 02-07-2014 11:43 PM

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal along with his party legislators will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday over the alleged "horse trading" by the BJP in Delhi, and will demand fresh assembly elections in the capital. "All AAP MLAs meeting the President tomorrow at 6.30 pm to request him...
  • AAP should not fight Haryana, Maharashtra polls: Arvind Kejriwal 28-06-2014 10:52 PM

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the party should not contest assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, and underlined the need to focus in Delhi. In an interaction with party's Delhi volunteers on Google Hangout, Kejriwal said: "The Aam Aadmi Party should not fight Haryana and Maharashtra...
  • Rakhi Sawant joins RPI, says ready to fight against MNS chief 28-06-2014 07:41 PM

    Mumbai: After her miserable electoral debut in Lok Sabha elections, Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant ON saturday joined Ramdas Athawale-led RPI and said she would not hesitate to contest the upcoming assembly polls against MNS chief Raj Thackeray. "I am scared of none," she said when asked if she would throw...
  • Quota for Marathas, Muslims will benefit ruling combine: Sharad Pawar 27-06-2014 07:18 PM

    Mumbai: A candid Sharad Pawar has admitted that the ruling Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra was all set to benefit from the recently announced quotas for Marathas and Muslims. "What is wrong if the decision benefits us in elections ? We are not a gang of sadhus and saints," Pawar told...
  • PIL filed in Bombay HC against reservation for Marathas in Maharashtra 27-06-2014 02:04 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government's plans for 16 per cent reservation for Marathas, ahead of the assembly elections, have run into legal trouble. A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court by activist Ketan Tirodkar. The PIL says that Marathas are not a caste and they are a linguistic...
  • Harsh Vardhan faces flak for saying sex education should be banned 27-06-2014 12:42 PM

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is facing severe criticism for his remark that sex education should be banned in schools. The Congress has said that such views by him show that he has a medieval mindset. "If India's Health Minister has such views, then it shows that he has...
  • Ban sex education in schools, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan 27-06-2014 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: Just a couple of days after the row over Health Minister Harsh Vadhan's remarks on fidelity over condoms to prevent AIDS, there is another controversy now surrounding his views on sex education. Vardhan stated on his website that sex education in schools should be banned. In his 'vision...
  • Maharashtra quota decision: Is this last ditch effort by Congress to cut electoral losses? 26-06-2014 10:56 PM

    In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. ...
  • Clamour in BJP for Amit Shah to be made incharge of poll bound states 26-06-2014 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: There is a clamour within the Bharatiya Janata Party for Amit Shah to be made incharge of poll bound states. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the demand has come from the BJP's Maharashtra unit. Maharashtra will be going to polls later this year. BJP workers want Amit Shah...
  • Maharashtra polls: Uddhav Thackeray non-committal on CM candidature 20-06-2014 08:04 AM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday remained non-committal on his prospects of being projected as Maharashtra chief ministerial candidate in the coming state Assembly elections. "I have not thought about it... whether or not I will become the chief minister. Our priority is to bring the Shiv Sena-BJP...
  • Build organisation from booth level: Kejriwal to AAP workers 20-06-2014 07:37 AM

    New Delhi: With the Delhi Assembly elections in mind, Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal addressed party workers in the Malviya Nagar constituency and laid emphasis on building organisation from the booth level. In the meeting held late Thursday evening, the AAP chief also asked the workers to intensify...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan likely to be replaced, NCP keen on Shinde 19-06-2014 07:41 PM

    Mumbai: With Assembly elections in Maharashtra scheduled later in the year, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is likely to face the brunt of the Congress's poll debacle in the Lok Sabha elections. According to sources, Chavan might have to step down from his post of Chief Minister. The Nationalist Congress Party...
  • NCP in favour of alliance with like-minded parties: Nawab Malik 19-06-2014 06:45 PM

    Mumbai: NCP on Thursday said that it favoured alliance with all like-minded, secular parties to contest the Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled later this year. "NCP is open to explore the option of aligning with like-minded, secular parties. Our leaders will start talks with such parties soon," party spokesman Nawab Malik...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMK restructures district units, party polls soon 16-06-2014 08:49 PM

    Chennai: DMK on Monday restructured its district-level units, almost doubling it to 65, in a bid to revitalise the party ahead of the assembly elections in 2016 in tune with the recommendations of a six-member committee. The decision to create new district units had been taken based on the recommendation...
  • JVM has no relevance in Jharkhand politics: BJP MP Ravindra Rai 14-06-2014 09:00 AM

    The BJP on Thursday claimed that the Babulal Marandi-led Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) has no relevance in the state politics and it would reflect in the upcoming assembly elections. "Where is the identity of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha?" BJP State president and MP Ravindra Rai said to a media query in...
  • AAP's fall from grace

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  • Yogendra Yadav a dear friend, will work on issues raised by him, says Arvind Kejriwal 07-06-2014 12:57 PM

    New Delhi: A day after a bitter war of words broke out between Aam Aadmi Party leaders Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav, the party's national executive met in New Delhi on Saturday for the second day. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that Yadav is a 'good friend' and has raised...
  • Delhi BJP draws up 7-point questionnaire for greater connect 06-06-2014 09:58 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP has come up with a seven-point questionnaire for residents of the national capital to enable the party to understand the problems being faced by Delhiites ahead of fresh Assembly polls. Drawn up as part of its efforts to connect with Delhiites, the BJP will distribute the...
  • BJP, Shiv Sena spar over Maharashtra CM candidate 03-06-2014 10:20 AM

    Mumbai: Trouble is brewing ahead of Maharashtra's Assembly elections later in 2014, between allies the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena. There is no consensus on who should be the chief ministerial candidate with both parties looking for the upper hand. Shiv Sena's decision to stake claim for...
  • Maharashtra polls: Next CM will be from Shiv Sena, says Sanjay Raut 02-06-2014 03:20 PM

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its ally Shiv Sena are at loggerheads over the chief ministerial nominee. While the BJP wants to name one of its leaders as the chief ministerial candidate, the Shiv Sena has already projected party chief Uddhav Thackeray for...
  • Maharashtra polls: Tussle within Sena-BJP alliance over CM candidate 02-06-2014 11:17 AM

    Mumbai: Just weeks before the Maharashtra state Assembly elections, a tussle is on within the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance over who will be projected as chief ministerial candidate for the state. The Sena also took a dig at the BJP in its political mouthpiece 'Saamna' saying that several state leaders in...
  • Raj Thackeray to contest Maharashtra Assembly elections 01-06-2014 10:04 AM

    With Maharashtra going to polls later this year, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray has said he will contest the Assembly elections and will become the chief minister if his party gets a majority. The remarks came after his cousin and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray made a similar announcement....
  • Raj Thackeray announces his candidature for Maharashtra Assembly polls 31-05-2014 09:00 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday announced his candidature for Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled in 2014. Raj Thackeray said that if his party gets the majority then he will lead from the front. Nobody in the Thackeray family has ever contested an election or held...
  • PM Modi meets BJP general secretaries to discuss party issues 31-05-2014 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party general secretaries called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. This is the first such meeting with party office bearers after the Modi government took over. Some general secretaries have already made it to the union council of ministers like Dharmendra Pradhan. The party's message...
  • Opted for fresh election in Delhi as it was the only way out: Kejriwal 30-05-2014 07:35 AM

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal sought to clarify that he opted for fresh elections despite having requested the Delhi Lieutenant Governor not to dissolve the Assembly after Najeeb Jung told him that the government formation was not possible due to technical reasons. "I agree that I wrote...