Election

  • Tamil Nadu: Poll-related case trial against Alagiri to commence on October 27 5 hours 58 minutes ago

    Madurai: A court on Thursday fixed October 27 for commencement of trial in an assault case related to 2011 assembly polls against former union minister MK Alagiri and 20 others. The court directed police to ensure the presence of all the accused on that day. Melur...
  • Amit Shah slams Sharad Pawar on corruption, promises Shivaji era in Maharashtra 6 hours 18 minutes ago

    Pune: Even as the deadlock over sharing of seats between Shiv Sena and his party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections continued, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday chose to train his guns on NCP chief Sharad Pawar, accusing him of "institutionalising corruption and destroying the system". In a scathing attack on...
  • Maharashtra polls: Fresh trouble in BJP-Shiv Sena alliance over seat-sharing 6 hours 53 minutes ago

    The BJP and the Shiv Sena have still not broken the deadlock on seat sharing, ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Hectic negotiations are going on over the number of seats the two allies will end up contesting. ...
  • Maharashtra: Ajit hints at NCP staking claim for CM post 7 hours 1 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Indicating that NCP might stake a claim for the post of chief minister if it emerged as the single-largest party in Assembly elections, party leader Ajit Pawar on Thursday said that it will not repeat the "mistakes" it had committed after 2004 elections. The NCP in polls that year had...
  • NCP's demand for 144 seats in Maharashtra polls justified, says Ajit Pawar 8 hours 13 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Justifying his demand for equal seat sharing, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said that past mistakes will not be repeated if NCP emerges as the single-largest party, as it did in 2004 assembly polls. To a question on whether he would be the chief ministerial candidate,...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP-Shiv Sena talks on seat-sharing hit a deadend, alliance in trouble 8 hours 20 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Things may have come to a deadend in the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena talks on seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Signalling more trouble for the BJP, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said it will not be dictated to by anyone and that any decision taken by party chief...
  • Maharashtra: Ramdas Athawale claims Sharad Pawar invited him to join hands with NCP 10 hours 41 minutes ago

    Mumbai: As major political coalitions in Maharashtra continue to squabble over seat sharing for the October 15 Assembly elections, attempts at poaching the rivals are afoot with RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale on Thursday claiming he was invited by NCP chief Sharad Pawar to join hands with his party. RPI(A) is a...
  • Scotland's independence vote: How will the results come? 16 hours 25 minutes ago

    Edinburgh: Scots vote on whether to declare independence from the United Kingdom in a referendum on Thursday. Following are details on how and when the results are due. The vote The ballot paper will ask "Should Scotland be an independent country?" Voters will be asked to put a cross in either...
  • Absence of Deshmukh-Munde being felt in Maharashtra Assembly elections 17 hours 38 minutes ago

    Mumbai:Following the sad demise of stalwarts like former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Gopinath Munde, the only well respected mass leader of the BJP in Maharashtra, the state assembly election for both the Congress-NCP combine and the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is facing a leadership crisis. Election management skills of both...
  • Ties with BJP strong but CM candidate will be from Shiv Sena, says Sanjay Raut 18 hours 34 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After the Bharatiya Janata Party's climbdown on its demand for fighting 135 seats in the Maharashtra elections, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that ties between both the parties are strong. However, speaking to CNN-IBN, he added that the Maharashtra Chief Ministerial candidate will be from the Shiv...
  • Want alliance with NCP intact, but there should be mutual respect: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan 6 hours 27 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Seat sharing talks are on between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN said that he wants the alliance with NCP intact but there should be mutual respect. Chavan also claims that seat sharing...
  • BJP bows before Shiv Sena, to contest 119 seats instead of 135 in Maharashtra elections 20 hours 46 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After the seat-sharing controversy between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari met the Maharashtra BJP leaders in Mumbai on Wednesday night. The party leaders have bowed down to the Shiv Sena from the 135-seat demand and sent a list of...
  • Don't be disheartened by the bypoll results, Shah tells BJP workers Yesterday

    Boosting the enthusiasm in his partymen, BJP chief Amit Shah said that the recent bypoll results should not be given importance and BJP will sweep the upcoming assembly elections of Maharashtra and Harayana. ...
  • With eye on assembly polls, government considers 40-50 paise per litre cut in diesel price Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a move that will put more money in your pockets, the Oil Ministry on Wednesday sought the Law Ministry's views on cutting diesel prices. The government is reportedly keen to cut diesel prices by 40 to 50 paise per litre. The Oil Ministry has asked the Law Ministry...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: Does CM Hooda want Congress or a 'khichdi' government? Yesterday

    New Delhi: A political analyst who is familiar with the Haryana politics recently said - it is more the merrier for Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. If there are more political parties in the fray, it will finally help the Congress by dividing the opposition votes. The same seems to...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: 12 key seats which will see a tough contest Yesterday

    New Delhi: With just 90 Assembly constituencies, Haryana is not a big state but its politics is extremely competitive with a host of regional parties having the power to change the fortunes of their bigger rivals. The state has seen a small group of families - the Chautalas, Lals and...
  • Shiv Sena reacts sharply to BJP's performance in bypolls, says one's feet should be on ground Yesterday

    Mumbai: After a dismal performance by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Assembly bypolls, its ally Shiv Sena has reacted sharply to it and said that this was a big lesson for Maharashtra Assembly elections. In an article in the party's mouthpiece Saamna, Sena said, "This is a big lesson for...
  • Maharashtra: Dilemmas of Congress-NCP, Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, must stick together for power Yesterday

    For the first time in the history of assembly election, both the Congress-NCP combine and the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance are exerting maximum pressure to get more seats to contest. Even though both the combines know that the alliance has to continue, still the parties are engaging in unnecessary public fight...
  • Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule 2 days ago

    Wellington: Thousands of Fijians are awaiting their first chance to vote in eight years on Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. Yet plenty of questions remain about how far military ruler Voreqe Bainimarama has tilted the outcome in his...
  • By-poll results positive, would push seat-deal with NCP: Congress 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra unit of Congress on Tuesday said that by-election results from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Tuesday were a morale-booster for the party cadre, and would also lead to speedy finalisation of seats-sharing deal with the NCP for the coming assembly elections in the state. ...
  • BJP eyes 2016 West Bengal Assembly polls after winning Basirhat South 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Buoyed by its performance in the Assembly bye-elections where the party has secured a win from the Basirhat Dakshin seat, the BJP central leadership is now eyeing the Kolkata civic elections slated for next year and the 2016 Assembly elections to make West Bengal TMC free. BJP National Secretary Siddharth...
  • Bypoll jolt to BJP after massive win in Lok Sabha polls 2 days ago

    The BJP has received a jolt in the bypolls ahead of assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana. In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP which almost swept the Lok Sabha polls has managed to win just 2 out of total 11 assembly seats that went to by-polls. The ruling Samajwadi Party has...
  • Bypolls: 'Good days' for SP & Congress, BJP suffers a shock defeat 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The 33 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats bypoll results have surely come as a big shocker for the ruling BJP at the Centre. After a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections in May, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP has tasted its first major defeat....
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Seat sharing worries Congress-NCP and BJP-Shiv Sena ties 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The state assembly elections in Maharashtra, which is scheduled for October 15, will be very crucial for the ruling Congress-NCP alliance. The recent victory of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, in which the combine swept 42 out of 48 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The recent parliamentary election result...
  • BJP Core Committee to meet at Gadkari's residence to discuss Maharashtra seat-sharing issue 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party Core Committee to meet at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence in the national capital on Tuesday to discuss seat sharing issue in Maharashtra ahead of Assembly elections. The meeting will take place at 11 AM. The trouble has been brewing in the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance as...
  • Maharashtra: Seat-sharing formula will be finalised soon, says Sharad Pawar 3 days ago

    Kolhapur: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Monday said that his party and Congress would soon finalise the seat-sharing arrangement, and would contest the coming Assembly polls in Maharashtra jointly. The decision will be taken once Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned from abroad, Pawar said, adding that...
  • BJP to have public discourse on Maharashtra election manifesto 3 days ago

    Mumbai: BJP will hold Loksamvad (public discourse) across the state, in which prominent party leaders, senior members and MPs would interact with people to know about their 'aspirations and expectations' before preparing the party's manifesto for October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls. "The idea behind 'Loksamvad' is to include aspirations and expectations...
  • Maharashtra: 9 independent legislators join NCP; party firm on 144 seats 3 days ago

    Mumbai: In a pre-election boost to the NCP, nine independent legislators, including a minister, on Monday joined the party which said it was firm on contesting 144 out of the total 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra going to the polls next month. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that the ball...
  • Maharashtra Assembly polls: Bickering over seat share continues between Sena, BJP 3 days ago

    Exactly a month ahead of the state Assembly elections, a fresh deadlock has erupted in the saffron combine in Maharashtra. Posturing over the seat-sharing talks, both Shiv Sena and BJP have hardened their stands triggering a stalemate. ...
  • Haryana Assembly polls: Shaken Congress, upbeat BJP, weak INLD & joker in the pack HJC 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Assembly election to 90 members Haryana Assembly is going to be very interesting, this time. The Congress which has been ruling the state for the past ten years is in a very bad shape. According to some party insiders, the Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress...