COALITION GOVERNMENT

  • BJP 'not very keen' on forming coalition government with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra October 25, 2014

    Mumbai: As back channel talks continued between Shiv Sena and BJP to explore the possibility of a coalition government in Maharashtra, there were strong indications on Saturday that the latter may form a government on its own with NCP's outside support in keeping with the "sentiment" in the party. "It...
  • Follow Manmohan's example on how to run coalition: Shinde to Kejriwal December 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday had a word of advice for the new Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on how to run a coalition government follow Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's example. Shinde also said that running a coalition government is a "difficult task" and that those...
  • Running coalition will be different cup of tea for Modi: Chavan November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Criticising BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for not spelling out his views on important issues, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said it would be difficult for Modi to run a coalition government. Slamming Modi for the language used by him in his...
  • Victorious Angela Merkel ready for negotiations on coalition govt September 23, 2013

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said she is open to negotiations with her centreleft rivals on forming a coalition government after her hattrick victory in parliamentary elections, but fell short of absolute majority. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) finished...
  • Italy's Supreme Court hears Silvio Berlusconi's crucial appeal July 31, 2013

    Italy's Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing Silvio Berlusconi's last appeal against a jail sentence and ban from public office in a case which could endanger the country's shaky coalition government if the conviction is confirmed. On the first day of the hearing, public prosecutor Antonello Mura rejected most of Berlusconi's...
  • Silvio Berlusconi faces verdict that could endanger Italian government July 30, 2013

    Italy's Supreme Court convenes on Tuesday to rule whether Silvio Berlusconi should be jailed and banned from public office for tax fraud, a verdict that could endanger Italy's shaky coalition government. A ruling against the former prime minister would be his first definitive conviction and signal the end of an era...
  • Stalemate over, Italy's Letta names new government April 28, 2013

    Rome: Italian centreleft politician Enrico Letta named a coalition government on Saturday, making one of Silvio Berlusconi's closest allies deputy prime minister and ending two months of damaging political stalemate. Letta has said his priorities would be the economy, unemployment and restoring faith in Italy's discredited political institutions as well as...
  • India can get back to 8 per cent growth: Manmohan Singh April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: It was disappointing that growth had slowed to five per cent but this was temporary and the government was taking corrective measures to get back to eight percent growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday. Addressing the annual meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the...
  • PM admits running a coalition is not easy April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a poll pitch to the industry and said that all regulatory hurdles will be removed. Manmohan inaugurated the twoday annual general meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Wednesday and asked corporate India to reflect on their social roles more carefully....
  • The Last Word: Is a Third Front possible or is it just a tempting mirage? March 26, 2013

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav hinted that a coalition government is the need of the country as the political scenario at the national level is favouring emergence of third front. ...
  • Investor pessimism in India overdone: Deutsche Bank March 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Deutsche Bank believes the recent investor pessimism in India is overdone and sticks to its BSE Sensex target of 22,500 by the end of December. Deutsche says the government may shift to executive decisions to pass its agenda, focusing on actions that do not require parliamentary approval, thus reducing...
  • Trinamool 'still' part of coalition: Prime Minister June 24, 2012

    On Board Air India One: Despite sharp differences over the choice of candidate for president, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that the Trinamool Congress "still" remained an ally. Speaking to reporters on his way back from the G20 and Rio+20 summits in Mexico and Brazil, the prime minister said...
  • Greek rivals near coalition, seek bailout revision June 20, 2012

    Athens: Greece's conservatives and socialists edged towards a deal on a new government on Tuesday that would seek concessions from the country's lenders on its punishing austerity programme, and the euro zone signalled it was ready to negotiate. Both the conservative New Democracy party, which narrowly won elections on Sunday, and...
  • Coalition governance timeconsuming: Pranab June 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Weaknesses of national parties could be behind the continuance of coalition era in national politics, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday, terming coalition governance as "timeconsuming and tortuous". Mukherjee, who appears all set to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan after being nominated UPA's Presidential candidate, does not find coalition politics...
  • Running coalition govt not so difficult: Pawar May 6, 2012

    Mumbai: A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan dwelt on the difficulties in managing a coalition government, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, whose party is a ruling ally of Congress in state and Centre, on Saturday said running an alliance government was not that difficult. "Running a coalition government...
  • Pawar 'pained' at PM's coalition govt remark March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday that he was upset with the Prime Minister over his remark in Parliament that coalition governance was a major hurdle in the way of reforms. Sharad Pawar said that he was pained at the PM's remarks. "The PM said that the allies were...
  • FDI in retail will help farmers, says HDFC Chief January 8, 2012

    New Delhi: HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh hit out against the Opposition and the coalition parties and said their style of politics is hurting India's growth. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Parekh praised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his efforts and called him the cleanest Prime Minister. Karan Thapar: Hello...
  • Scams are a fallout of coalition govt: Birla April 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Chairman of Aditya Birla group Kumar Mangalam Birla has admitted that the recent scams have dented India's image in the world. In an exclusive interview to CNN, he diverted the Prime Minister blamegame to the coalition system of governance, in essence, blaming the coalition government for the criticism...
  • Scams a result of coalition govt: Kumar Mangalam Birla April 11, 2011

    In an exclusive interview to CNN, the Chairman of Aditya Birla group has admitted that the recent scams have dented India's image in the world. ...
  • Rahul blames coalition govt for inflation January 11, 2011

    Lucknow: Congress Geberal Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday blamed coalition politics for failure to fight inflation. Rahul Gandhi defended his party saying it was leading a coalition government which has its own "compulsions". During an interaction in Lucknow, Gandhi told college students, "It was a single party government then (during Indira...
  • JMM noncommittal on Soren contesting bypoll May 5, 2010

    Ranchi: Though the BJP had reportedly given a week's time to the JMM to come up with a "concrete commitment" to carry forward their alliance in Jharkhand, the latter remained noncommittal on Wednesday on whether Chief Minister Shibu Soren would contest a bypoll to enter the Assembly or would make...
  • Ram Katha: Coalition governments in India May 5, 2009

    New Delhi: The history of the 14 past elections is dotted with some truly remarkable moments. India's best known Modern Indian historian and author of India After Gandhi Ramachandra Guha points out the history of coalition governments in our country. ...
  • View Chat: With Amar Singh on the poll kingmakers April 1, 2009

    As political parties woo and charm potential allies, the role of smaller regional parties is paramount. And Amar Singh is no stranger to this fact. The SP leader was instrumental in saving the UPA Government during the floor test last year. Will he be kingmaker after the General Elections again? ...
  • PPP's Amin Fahim frontrunner for Pak PM post February 22, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political drama has taken a new twist with the declaration of alliance between archrivals Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN). As the whole world awaits the revival of democracy in Pakistan, Zardari and Sharif sealed their victory at the hustings with a promise to...