Election

  • Haryana Janhit Congress 'dumps' BJP, says it has a history of betraying allies 2 hours 47 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...
  • Karnataka bypolls: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins from Bellary Rural seat 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins Bellary Rural bypoll by a margin of 33104 votes. Congress is leading in Chikkodi-Sadalaga with 13360 votes. BJP is leading in Shikaripura. Counting of votes for the August 21 by-election to three Assembly seats from Karnataka begins today with the outcome being a test...
  • Bihar eagerly waits Assembly by-poll results 3 days ago

    Patna: The stage is all set for the results to assembly by-election on 10 seats on Monday, touted by political pundits as 'semi-final' before the full-fledged assembly elections scheduled next year. The counting centres are ready, and all eyes will be on them to know not only about the fate...
  • Karnataka bypolls results on Monday: Congress, BJP keep fingers crossed 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Counting of votes for the August 21 by-election to three Assembly seats from Karnataka will be held tomorrow with the outcome being a test of popularity and prestige for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP Vice-President BS Yeddyurappa. Both the ruling Congress and BJP fought a hard battle in the...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court notice to Centre, EC on Congress plea on foreign funding 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Centre and Election Commission on Congress Party's plea challenging Delhi High Court's verdict holding it along with BJP prima facie guilty of violating the foreign funding law by receiving donations from UK-based Vedanta Resources' subsidiaries. Agreeing to hear Congress Party's appeal,...
  • Bihar Legislative Council bypolls to be held on September 11 August 20, 2014

    By-election to two Bihar Legislative Council seats, which fell vacant following the resignation of sitting members, will be held on September 11, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday. The Siwan Local Authority Constituency seat fell vacant following resignation of Manoj Kumar Singh, while a general seat fell vacant after sitting MLC...
  • 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...
  • Re-frame guidelines to review weapons licences during polls: HC August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to re-frame the guidelines in keeping with a directive of the Election Commission to individually review cases of licence holders of weapons during elections. Pointing out to an anomaly in the guidelines issued by the Home department on August 17, 2009,...
  • Narendra Modi should be given time to perform, says Raj Thackeray August 17, 2014

    Thane: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said that people of the country have reposed faith in Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections and he should be given some time to perform. "People have elected him as Prime Minister...He should be given some time to show the results," Raj said....
  • 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...
  • Bypolls in four Assembly constituencies to be held on September 13 August 16, 2014

    Election Commission on Saturday announced by-elections to four Assembly seats in Rajasthan which fell vacant after the sitting MLAs were elected to Lok Sabha. According to a programme issued by the Commission, bypolls will be held for Nasirabad, Vair, Kota (South) and Surajgarh Assembly constituencies in the state on September 13. Filing...
  • 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...
  • BJP requests EC to remove Madhubani SP from poll duty August 13, 2014

    A BJP delegation on Wednesday petitioned the Election Commission (EC) to take away Madhubani Superintendent of Police Mohammad Rahman from election duty. The delegation led by BJP state Vice-President and MLA Usha Vidyarthi, as well as state General Secretary Sanjeev Chaurasia met Bihar Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak and...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan leader Imran Khan demands PM Sharif's resignation, plans massive rally August 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf leader Imran Khan is planning on holding a massive anti-Sharif rally on Thursday to push for fresh elections in Pakistan, prompting speculations of the Army trying to seize power again. In what can prove to be Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's biggest test since assuming office, the rally is...
  • Congress likely to back Thambidurai for the LS Deputy Speaker's post, election today August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Other nominations for the post of the Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker will be filed on Wednesday. On Tuesday, AIADMK's Thambidurai filed his nomination backed by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Congress is supporting Thambidurai, along with all other parties....
  • Just 3 months into office, Narendra Modi admirers feel he's reverting to UPA's script August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As an election campaigner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised sweeping market reforms to revive economy and put the country to work. As prime minister, he has dismayed admirers, apparently reverting to the script of the hapless government he defeated. To some of the economists and business leaders who as...
  • 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. ...
  • After LS rout, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav trying to emerge from under the shadow of his father August 12, 2014

    Shaken by the Lok Sabha election rout, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seems to be finally trying to come out of the shadows of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. Almost 30 months after he stormed to power with a brute majority in the state, senior bureaucrats say they are beginning...
  • 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,...
  • Congress snubbed, AIADMK's Thambidurai the front-runner for Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker's post: sources August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: It seems that a message is being sent out to the Congress that the party will not get the Leader of the Opposition post in Parliament. AIADMK's M Thambidurai, the front runner for the post for the post of Deputy Speaker in Lok Sabha, has filed his nomination...