DELHI ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 2008

  • Cong office staff get bonus for Delhi, Rajasthan poll wins January 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Even as economic slowdown grips India, the permanent staff at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi have reason to cheer. They are getting a month's salary as bonus for winning the Delhi and Rajasthan Assembly elections. But the bonus is not as unexpected as the wins that came last month. It's...
  • Shiela takes oath as Delhi CM, Walia made minister December 17, 2008

    New DelhiL: Delhi's new Cabinet was sworn in on Wednesday at Raj Niwas by Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna with Shiela Dikshit taking the oath as the Chief Minister for a third time. While most of the ministers in the previous government retained their Cabinet posts, Kiran Walia has been made a...
  • Sheila elected Delhi CLP leader, to become CM again December 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Sheila Dikshit has been elected as the Congress Legislature Party leader in Delhi. The Legislature Party met on Wednesday to formally elect its new leader. Dikshit is credited for the thumping victory of Congress for the third consecutive time and the meeting was considered a mere formality. The meeting was attended...
  • Age no bar, Sheila Dikshit wins young voters' hearts December 9, 2008

    New Delhi: The taste of victory is sweet, but three terms in a row is sweeter. This time Sheila swung to her side supporters of all age groups especially the young voter. Ordinarily one would think that youth of the country would want fresh and younger faces in Indian politics, but...
  • Sheila baiters bite dust as she wins Delhi again December 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had the last laugh in Delhi Assembly Elections fighting antiincumbency to steer the party to a record hattrick on Monday, as the ruling Congress bagged 42 of the 69 seats at stake. [Sheila wins Delhi's confidence for the third time] [VK Malhotra loses. What went wrong?] Majority...
  • BJP admits Malhotra was too old for Delhi December 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The BJP on Monday reckoned that it might have done better in the Delhi Assembly elections if it had fielded a younger leader as its chief ministerial candidate. The BJP had projected veteran politician V K Malhotra, 77, as its chief ministerial candidate. "Personally, I think Arun Jaitley would...
  • BJP's Babbar defeats daughterinlaw in Delhi polls December 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The grand old man prevailed in the battle of votes against his daughterinlaw in Delhi's Tilak Nagar which saw a bitter contest between close family members. Anita Babbar of Congress proved no match to her fatherinlaw OP Babbar of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who defeated her in the electoral...
  • 'Pappu can't vote' campaign pays off December 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Pappu cant vote, inspired by this years hit number Pappu cant dance salaafrom the Imran Khanstarrer Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na seems to have worked. Armed with humor, wit and some bit of mockery, the tweaked number has inspired the Delhi electorate enough to come out and cast...
  • Sheila stumps BJP, set to retain power in Delhi December 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Congress Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit looks close to retaining power for the third straight term in the Capital. The ruling Congress won three seats in Delhi Assembly elections and was leading in 42 other constituencies while BJP was ahead at 23 seats in the 70member Assembly. [Interview: Sheila Dikshit...
  • 1984 Sikh victims vote in large numbers after long November 29, 2008

    New Delhi: The victims of the 1984 antiSikh riots in Delhi see a new hope in an independent candidate whom they voted for in large numbers on Saturday during polling to pick a new Assembly for the Capital. Many Sikhs, who suffered during the 1984 riots, in the Tilak Vihar constituency...
  • Stray incidents of violence during polls in Delhi November 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Stray incidents of violence and complaints of failure of the electronic voting machines at a few places were reported as polling progressed at a steady pace in Delhi on Saturday to pick a new state Assembly. Ten persons sustained minor injuries outside a polling station in the Tughlaqabad constituency...
  • Mumbai standoff over, polling picks up in Delhi November 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Polling for the Delhi Assembly elections, which started on a low key note on Saturday morning, picked up as the day warmed up with people tearing away from their television sets after the 59hour long Mumbai terror standoff ended. Polling began at 0800 hrs IST on a dull note...
  • Election Commission issues notice to Arun Jaitley November 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday issued notice to senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley for violating the model code of conduct by using his official pad bearing the national emblem to appeal to people to vote for a BJP candidate fighting elections from the national Capital. Asking...
  • EC notice to Deora on oil price cut statement November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has issued a notice to Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Murli Deora for speaking out on the fuel price cut after polls. A BJP delegation had met the Election Commission on Wednesday morning, seeking action against the Congress. The BJP says the fuel price cut...
  • Fuel price cut violates code of conduct: BJP November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Murli Deora said on Tuesday that fuel prices will be cut after the Assembly polls. In a letter to Sonia Gandhi, he proposed a Rs 5 cut in petrol prices and Rs 20 on every LPG cylinder. His twopage note said oil companies would be comfortable with...
  • Water issues add fire to Delhi polls | Blog now November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Vasant Vihar is one of the posh colonies of Delhi. There are no creature comforts its residents cannot afford. Ironically its the most basic of poll promises bijli, sadak and paani (electricity, roads and water) that strikes a chord with this affluent lot. President Vasant Vihar RWA,...
  • BJP woos young Delhi voters to rock Cong regime November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Music, dance and a lot of starry fanfare had the party started up as the Bharatiya Janta Party launched Radio BJP in the capital on Tuesday. Unlike an FM station, Radio BJP is an open truck that will station itself at popular locations and urge young voters to...
  • Delhi Polls: Cong battles antiincumbency, BJP to scrap BRT November 25, 2008

    New Delhi: There are a plethora of issues that were raised by various political parties in the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections 2008. The Congress vying for a third term in the Capital is battling an antiincumbency factor, the BJP has put up internal security and...
  • Poll picture from Delhi's hinterland | Blog now November 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The countdown to the Delhi polls has begun. As residents of the Capital prepare to vote this Saturday, CNNIBN brings you a special series on the different kinds of people who have come to call this bustling city home. Over 40 per cent of Delhi's land is registered...
  • Watch: Celebs urge Delhiites to vote November 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi votes on Saturday, so go ahead and cast your vote. It's not just us who is urging you to vote, but many others as well. Ad man Suhail Seth says, "If you can't vote you can't complain. So get out of your home and vote because if...
  • Green Delhi: Main agenda or just party rhetoric? November 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The electoral demands of Delhites today have gone beyond bijli, sadak and paani (electricity, roads and water). Many want clean air, greener lanes and a pollution free city. But what is the government's environment report card and how will the elections influence the green agenda? Delhi Chief Minister...
  • Capital hostility: Delhi unsafe for its own women November 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Bhartnatyam danseuse Geeta Chandran brings out the paradox of being a woman in Delhi a city that in many ways celebrates women, in its art and music, its market places and colleges, and even in its politics. Nearly 65 lakh women live in Delhi and though many...
  • Delhi polls: BSP, just a new kid on the block for Cong November 24, 2008

    New Delhi: With Delhi Assembly elections only a week away, the poll campaign has reached a fever pitch, with political heavyweights from the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) going out with full force on Sunday to woo voters. While one tried to reach out to the voters to contain...
  • Tussle for power: BJP, Congress clash head on November 16, 2008

    New Delhi: It is a subtle mix of the Gujarat campaign strategy. With less than a fortnight to go for Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is raking up more national issues. This time its not current Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and her performance, but inflation and...
  • Delhi voters helpline, a good call by EC November 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi assembly elections are barely two weeks away now but if you still dont know whether your name is on the voter list or where your polling booth is, dont fret as help is just a phone call away. Ahead of the elections, the Election Commission has set up...
  • Traditional poll campaign methods thrive amid gizmos November 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Though quick, crisp SMS campaigns have given pace to political canvassing in today's gizmodriven era, letters and TV commercials have still not lost the race as candidates use them as effective campaign tools in the Delhi assembly polls. Take Sahab Singh Chauhan, a member of Delhi's legislative assembly and...