ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

  • BJP Delhi holds 'panna pramukh' meetings in 24 Assembly seats 16 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: To connect with the electorate ahead of Assembly elections in the national capital, BJP's Delhi unit on Sunday implemented its "panna pramukh" strategy by holding meetings at 24 constituencies. Under the "panna pramukh sammelan" programme, suggested by BJP President Amit Shah, the party will nominate one worker to come...
  • Will allow Raghubar Das-government six months time to deliver: Congress 20 hours 59 minutes ago

    Jamshedpur: Congress on Sunday said it will allow the new Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das-led government six months' time to deliver and assured support to its people-oriented policies. Observing the 130th foundation day of the party on Sunday, East Singhbhum district Congress committee president Vikay Khan said the party would allow...
  • Raghubar Das's journey from 'mazdoor' to Chief Minister of Jharkhand Yesterday

    Ranchi: Initiating his political career as an activist of the student movement launched by Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan in 1976-77 and having worked as a labourer in Tata Steel, Raghubar Das has traversed a long way to take over as the first non-tribal Chief Minister of Jharkhand. Das joined the BJP as...
  • BJP's Raghubar Das sworn in as the 10th Jharkhand Chief Minister Yesterday

    Ranchi: BJP leader Raghubar Das was on Sunday sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Jharkhand, becoming the first non-tribal leader to rule the state. Governor Syed Ahmed administered the oath of office and secrecy to Das at the Birsa Munda Football Stadium here. Nilkanth Singh Munda, Chandreswar Prasad Singh, Louis Marandi...
  • BJP's Raghubar Das to be sworn in as first non-tribal Jharkhand CM today Yesterday

    Ranchi: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Raghuvar Das will be sworn in as the first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand. The ceremony is expected to be attend by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under whose leadership the party fought the Assembly elections in the state. The ceremony is likely to be around...
  • Congress to celebrate its 130th Foundation Day today Yesterday

    New Delhi: Amidst a disastrous electoral performance this year, the Congress will be celebrating its 130th Foundation Day on Sunday. The celebrations will be held at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in the national capital. Top party leadership including Congress President Sonia Gandhi will preside over the function. The...
  • No signs of PDP, BJP government in J&K; both NC, Congress stand by their offer Yesterday

    Srinagar: Four days after the Assembly elections result, there are still no signs of government formation anytime soon in Jammu and Kashmir. Governor NN Vohra has sent letters to both the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party asking for their next step. The results on December 23 led to a...
  • J&K: PDP hints tie-up with BJP; demands assurance on Article 370, AFSPA Yesterday

    The People's Democratic Party has hinted that it is ready to tie up with Bhartiya Janata Party but it has demanded assurance on two contentious issues. First, the safeguard of Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and the second, revocation of Armed Force Special Protection Act...
  • PDP rules out compromise on Article 370, AFSPA; J&K government formation deadlocked Yesterday

    Srinagar: Four days have passed since Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results were declared but the deadlock over government formation continues as the single largest party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday said that it will not compromise on issues like Article 370 and Armed Force Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Rejecting...
  • Delhi: Man throws stone at Arvind Kejriwal at a rally, AAP leader unhurt Yesterday

    New Delhi: A stone was thrown at Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday during an election rally. However, the AAP leader was reported unhurt. The incident occurred on Saturday at a rally in South Delhi's Tigdi locality. The youth in his 20s was stopped by...
  • Congress responsible for political instability in Jharkhand: Raghuvar Das Yesterday

    The Jharkhand Chief Minister designate Raghuvar das in and interview with CNN-IBN accused Congress party for the political stability in the state. DAS will be sworned-in as tenth CM of Jharkhand on Sunday. ...
  • Jharkhand CM designate Raghuvar Das meets BJP chief ahead of swearing-in Yesterday

    New Delhi: Ahead of his swearing-in as Jharkhand Chief Minister on Sunday, Raghuvar Das met BJP President Amit Shah in New Delhi on Saturday and discussed with him government formation in the state. The 59-year-old BJP leader, a national vice-president of the party who will be the first non-tribal Chief Minister...
  • PDP seeks assurance from BJP on Article 370, AFSPA 2 days ago

    Srinagar: The stalemate over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continued for the fifth day as PDP sought assurance from BJP over certain issues like safeguarding Article 370 and revocation of AFSPA which form the core agenda of the regional party. "All options are still open, no decision has been...
  • BJP keeps all its options open over government formation in J&K, talks continue with PDP, NC 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Even as hectic politicking continues in Jammu and Kashmir over government formation, the Bharatiya Janata Party has kept all its options open and is in talks with both the Peoples Democratic Party and the National Conference. The BJP with 25 seats is the second largest party in the 87-member...
  • Hectic politicking in J&K over government formation, Governor to meet PDP, BJP 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Hectic politicking continues in Jammu and Kashmir over who will form the government in the state. The elections result on December 23 led to a fractured mandate in the state with the Peoples Democratic Party winning 28 seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party 25, National Conference 15 and the...
  • Don't bulldoze regional parties in J&K: Congress to BJP 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday asked BJP not to indulge in "arm-twisting" tactics and be "insensitive" while "bulldozing" its way on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. "The way BJP is bulldozing itself on regional parties in Jammu and Kashmir and that's just being insensitive towards the...
  • Jammu & Kashmir Governor calls PDP, BJP for parleys on government formation 2 days ago

    Jammu/Srinagar: Amid continuing suspense over government formation, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Friday invited for discussions PDP and BJP, the first and second largest parties in the elections, which threw up a highly-fractured verdict with no clear winner. Vohra has sent letters separately to PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti...
  • J&K government formation: Major loss of face for NC, PDP rejects support, may talk to BJP 2 days ago

    Srinagar: In swift and dramatic turns of events on Friday evening, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) rejected letter of support by the National Conference (NC) for formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir. While it has dealt to major blow to NC, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is likely to...
  • J&K government formation: NC sends letter supporting rival PDP; only verbal offer, says Omar 2 days ago

    Srinagar: In a surprise development, National Conference (NC) has sent a letter extending support to People's Democratic Party (PDP) for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has asked PDP and BJP to give plan for government formation by Saturday. At least two independent...
  • It is a proud moment for us, says Jharkhand CM-designate wife 2 days ago

    As senior BJP leader Raghubar Das is set to become the new chief minister of Jharkhand, his family is elated. "The family was confident of his victory, proud moment for us. I am thrilled," said wife of Raghubar Das, Rukmani Devi. ...
  • Profile of Jhakhand CM designate Raghubar Das 3 days ago

    Five-time Jamshedpur East MLA Raghubar Das is all set to take over as the sixth chief minister of Jharkhand. Das will be the first non-tribal leader to become the state's chief minister. The low profile Das was born on May 3, 1955. He passed matric from Bhalubasa Harijan High School and...
  • PDP MLA Ashraf Mir fires AK47 to celebrate his win over Omar Abdullah in J&K assembly polls 3 days ago

    Srinagar: In yet another shocking instance of a politician on a power trip, People's Democratic Party MLA Ashraf Mir fired celebratory shots by an AK47 rifle after defeating former chief minister Omar Abdullah from Sonawar the assembly seat recently. The incident took place outside his residence while his supporters were...
  • Raghubar Das to be Jharkhand's first non-tribal CM as BJP MLAs elect him as their leader 3 days ago

    Ranchi: After 14 years since Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar on the question of a distinct tribal identity, the state is set to get its first non-tribal chief minister. The Bharatiya Janata Party legislative party on Friday elected Raghubar Das as its leader paving way for him to be...
  • Jharkhand: BJP's legislature party meet today on forming government 3 days ago

    Ranchi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's legislature party will meet on Friday to choose a new leader before the party stakes claim to form its fifth and the 10th government of Jharkhand. "BJP observers JP Nadda and Vinay Sahastrabuddhe have arrived. The legislature party meeting will begin around 11 am," party's...
  • Jharkhand: Supporters of Congress MLA Bidesh Singh fire in air to mark election win 3 days ago

    Medininagar (Jharkhand): Supporters of Congress leader Bidesh Singh on Thursday allegedly fired gun shots in the air to celebrate the MLA's win from Panki Assembly seat, two days after the election results were announced. "We have received the information about it and have...
  • PDP holds talks with BJP, Omar rubbishes rumours of NC's role in government formation in J&K 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Political parties in Jammu and Kashmir are yet to arrive at a concensus on government formation in the state. The People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which emerged as the top two parties in the Assembly elections held discussions on Thursday over government formation. BJP...
  • J&K: Amit Shah authorised to take final call on state government formation, Omar denies deal with BJP 3 days ago

    Jammu/ Srinagar: Amidst government formation exercises by the two largest parties, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People's Democratic Party (PDP), in Jammu and Kashmir, outgoing chief minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference (NC) has strongly rebutted reports which said he was in talks with the former. The BJP, on...
  • J&K: BJP MLAs authorise central leadership to take a final call on government formation 3 days ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at the BJP playing a crucial role in the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir to the extent that the party is even likely to be a part of the next government in the State. However, he said BJP president Amit Shah has...
  • J&K: BJP MLAs authorise Amit Shah to take a final call on government formation in the state 3 days ago

    Jammu: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at the BJP playing a crucial role in the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir to the extent that the party is even likely to be a part of the next government in the State. However, he said BJP president Amit Shah...
  • BJP keeps up the suspense on government formation in J&K, Arun Jaitley meets elected MLAs 4 days ago

    Jammu: Keeping up the suspense on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party is talking in two voices on the issue. While sources said that National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met BJP leaders in New Delhi on Thursday morning, a section of BJP members refuted reports about...