Assembly Election

  • Haryana Janhit Congress 'dumps' BJP, says it has a history of betraying allies 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Hitting out hard at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC-BL) on Thursday "dumped" the BJP ending its 3-year-old alliance with the party. HJC-BL's Kuldeep Bishnoi claimed that the party has a history of betraying its allies. Bishnoi claimed that they did all that they...
  • Rajinikanth in party's good books; will welcome him: BJP Yesterday

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday down played reports of it wooing Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, but said that the actor was welcome to the party fold. Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan said that Rajinikanth was already in the good books of the BJP and recalled his meeting...
  • BJP nominates Ranjan Ben Bhatta to take over Modi's Vadodara Lok Sabha seat 2 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday announced the name of Vadodara deputy mayor Ranjan Ben Bhatta as its candidate for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party also announced the name of local municipal corporator Suresh Patel as the candidate for the Maninagar Assembly constituency that...
  • BJP chief visits J&K to strengthen party's position for Assembly elections 2 days ago

    Jammu: BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday went to Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit in a bid to consolidate and strengthen the party's position in the state where Assembly elections are slated for later this year. The BJP formulated a 'Mission-44' plan to grab 44 of the 87...
  • Delhi under President's Rule till February, no decision on holding elections: Sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The government is undecided on holding elections in Delhi and President's Rule is likely to stay valid in the capital city till February 2015, sources said on Monday. The sources said that the Attorney-General has been briefed about this and he is likely to submit this in the Supreme...
  • The litmus test is whether RJD-JDU alliance will work or not: Political Analyst 3 days ago

    The results for assembly bypolls held in four states - Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared today. These are the first assembly bypolls after the political realignment in Bihar. Political Analyst Manisha Priyam said, "the litmus test is whether RJD-JDU alliance will work or not. This alliance...
  • Raj Thackeray not to contest Maharashtra Assembly elections 3 days ago

    Nagpur: In a U-turn, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has ruled out contesting the forthcoming state Assembly elections, saying that he does not want to "limit" himself to one constituency. "The entire state of Maharashtra is my constituency and I do not want to limit myself to just...
  • Hooda to campaign for Assembly elections in Panipat today 4 days ago

    Panipat: Ahead of Assembly elections in Haryana, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will hold a rally in Panipat on Sunday afternoon. Named as Vijay Sankalp Rally, the Harayana Chief Minister is expected to make a slew of announcements during the political rally. Hooda had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his...
  • No seat-sharing deal at the cost of self-respect: Praful Patel 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Stating that there had been no response from Congress on the seat-sharing for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, senior National Congress Party leader Praful Patel on Saturday said that "we favour an alliance but it won't be at the cost of self-respect". "We will not have alliance with the Congress by...
  • Haryana CM shouted down by Modi supporters at public event, vows to never share stage with PM August 19, 2014

    Kaithal: What may have seemed like a much-needed camaraderie between political rivals ended within moments in Kaithal on Tuesday when supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi shouted down Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda with whom the PM was sharing the stage during a foundation-laying ceremony. "BJP did wrong by allowing...
  • Anti-corruption high on Modi's agenda as he kickstarts poll campaign in Haryana 1 week ago

    Kaithal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi kickstarted the BJP's election campaign in Haryana on Tuesday with a visit to Kaithal where he laid the foundation of the Kaithal-Rajasthan border section of the National Highway. He shared the stage with Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda whom he lauded for the infrastructural growth...
  • Amit Shah to announce BJP's Parliamentary Board, National Executive today August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah is likely to announce party's Parliamentary Board and National Executive on Sunday. The National Executive is expected to be trimmed. The announcement comes a day after Shah announced his new team of 11 vice presidents and eight general secretaries. Seven members of...
  • Rebel Congress leader Birender Singh formally joins BJP August 16, 2014

    Jind: Rebel Congress leader Birender Singh on Saturday formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party at a rally in Jind district of Haryana. Singh was inducted into the BJP in the presence of BJP President Amit Shah. Singh, 67, a Rajya Sabha MP, who had openly revolted against Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh...
  • Differences in AAP come to the fore again as Bhushan questions Kejriwal's skills August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Differences within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) again came to fore when its patron Shanti Bhushan hit out at Arvind Kejriwal, questioning his organisational skills and internal democracy in the party. "Arvind (Kejriwal) is a great leader and a great campaigner, but in my opinion he lacks organisational...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi lauds Nitish, Lalu; says duo will generate political vitality August 12, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday showered praise on Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar describing them as "champion of social justice" and "symbol of development" respectively and said joining of two hands would generate a political vitality in the country. ...
  • Amit Shah to announce new team of BJP office bearers soon August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After the ratification of his appointment as BJP President, Amit Shah is all set to announce his new team of office bearers. Party sources said that the all-new team under Shah could be unveiled in a day or two, ahead of crucial Assembly elections in the states of Haryana,...
  • Lalu-Nitish share dais after 20 years, BJP says the duo is finished August 11, 2014

    Hajipur: Two of Bihar's tallest politicians - Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar - who were once close friends but parted ways two decades ago have joined hands again as they struggle to survive the massive onslaught of an aggressive Bharatiya Janata Party. Lalu...
  • 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)-RJD-Congress 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...
  • Nitish will be Bihar's CM if JD(U) alliance gets majority in 2015 Assembly polls: CM Manjhi August 6, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Majhi on Wednesday said Nitish Kumar will be the Chief Minister if the JD(U) alliance got a majority in next year's Assembly elections. "I would like to see Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister and Prime Minister at the Centre as he is the most popular leader....
  • SC directs Centre to end Delhi government deadlock August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move to end the ongoing deadlock over government formation in Delhi, the Supreme Court directed the Centre to resolve the matter. The apex court has asked the Centre over what steps has it taken to facilitate the formation of a government in Delhi. Directing the Central...
  • AAP holds rally at Jantar Mantar, demands dissolution of Delhi Assembly August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Hoping to put behind its disappointing performance in Lok Sabha polls, AAP on Sunday virtually kickstarted its campaign to regain lost ground with a rally in the city where the party threatened to launch a door-to-door campaign if the assembly was not dissolved within a week to pave...
  • Upcoming by-polls, Assembly elections crucial: BJP chief Amit Shah July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Prepare well for the upcoming by-polls and Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah told party MPs in the Parliamentary Board meeting on Thursday. The newly-appointed party chief reportedly asked his party MPs to gear up as the forthcoming elections were very important for the BJP. Crucial...
  • AAP not to contest coming assembly polls in 4 states: Arvind Kejriwal July 27, 2014

    Sangrur: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that it would not contest upcoming assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand due to "limited resources". However, the party would contest two assembly bypolls in Punjab slated for August 21, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said after the...
  • Praful Patel hints at fissures in Congress-NCP alliance July 27, 2014

    After the Congress-National Conference alliance split, it looks like the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party combine could be headed the same way. NCP leader Praful Patel has hinted at some fissures in the alliance ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections. He said, "Everybody has ability as well as the freedom to fight alone....
  • Seat-sharing decision rests with me and Sonia Gandhi: Sharad Pawar July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Saturday told party leaders of Maharashtra unit that the decision on seat sharing for the Assembly polls would be taken by him and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Pawar met the state party leaders late Saturday evening to discuss the ongoing talks with the...
  • HC to frame issues against Kejriwal and Bharti on poll expenses July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday kept two separate election pleas of BJP leaders against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and ex-law minister Somnath Bharti for framing of issues for allegedly exceeding poll expenses limit. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Vijender Gupta and Arti Mehra, who lost the election...
  • Kejriwal, other AAP MLAs meet Delhi L-G, demand fresh elections July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The race for government formation in Delhi has intensified. Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal along with other MLAs met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday. Kejriwal pressed his demand for re-elections in Delhi. After the meeting, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said, "We have told the L-G...
  • Ready for fresh polls in Delhi, says state BJP President July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that they are ready for fresh elections in Delhi. "If there is a decision of election in Delhi, then we are ready to go ahead for the election. If we were told to form government, then we will go ahead with the...
  • Delhi: No question of MLAs supporting BJP, AAP, says Congress July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst reports that some Congress MLAs are willing to support BJP if it comes forward to form the government in Delhi, the party on Saturday presented all its eight legislators before the media in a bid to put up a united front. "All our eight MLAs are united. Congress...
  • Jaitley presents Delhi's Budget for Rs 36,776 cr, no new taxes proposed July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday presented Delhi's Budget for Rs 36,776 crore in the Lok Sabha. No new taxes have been proposed by the Finance Minister in the budget. Rs 260 crore has been provided for power subsidy in Delhi. Jaitley said that Rs 0.80-1.20 per unit...