ELECTIONS

  • NCP has extended support to BJP keeping in mind the people of Maharashtra, says Majeed Memon 29 minutes ago

    NCP leader Majeed Memon said that the Bharatiya Janata Party needs to think about what Praful Patel has said. Patel had earlier said that NCP will offer external support to BJP, the single largest party in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Memon said that the NCP has to pay for the...
  • BJP MLAs Captain Abhimanyu Singh, Manohar Lal Khattar in close race to be Haryana CM 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party won a complete majority in Haryana but it is still in dilemma on who to appoint the chief minister. Party sources said that the legislature party will meet on Tuesday in Chandigarh. Sources added that BJP observers Venkaiah Naidu and Dinesh sharma will hold...
  • Assembly elections: Congress faces questions of relevance and survivability 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The day the Congress was swept out of both Maharashtra and Haryana by the Bharatiya Janata Party, its national Vice President Rahul Gandhi was in the Hudhud cyclone hit Visakhapatnam visiting the worst affected areas. In typical Congress style, he and his mother party chief Sonia Gandhi issued...
  • NCP Kerala unit unhappy over offer of support to BJP 3 hours 21 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Kerala, a component of the CPI(M)-led LDF, has conveyed its reservations to the central leadership over the offer of support to the BJP to form the government in Maharashtra. The state unit voiced objection to the "unilateral way" the support was offered by the central...
  • Congress wins by-election in Manipur 3 hours 28 minutes ago

    Imphal: Congress candidate Elangbam Dwijamani was on Monday declared elected from Hiyanglam Assembly constituency in Thoubal district of Manipur for which bypoll was held on October 17, state poll officials said. Dwijamani who had once represented the constituency, defeated his nearest rival Yumnam Radheshyam of Trinamool Congress by 1,829 votes, they...
  • Maharashtra: BJP still in two minds over post-poll alliance with Shiv Sena, say sources 3 hours 52 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After a victory in Maharashtra, hectic parleys are going on within the Bharatiya Janata Party and it is still in two minds over a post-poll alliance with the Shiv Sena despite party chief Uddhav Thackeray's overtures, said sources on Monday. The BJP emerged as the single largest party in...
  • Shiv Sena talks toughs, reminds BJP that it hasn't won a clear mandate in Maharashtra 5 hours 59 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party's former ally Shiv Sena is talking tough and has reminded the party that it not won a clear mandate in Maharashtra polls. The BJP has won 123 out of 288 seats and is short of 22 seats to be able to form a government in...
  • BJP's Captain Abhimanyu Singh frontrunner to be Haryana CM, Devendra Fadnavis for Maharashtra 7 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After its massive victory in Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now in a huddle to choose the chief ministers. The BJP will form the government on its own in Haryana, but in Maharashtra it needs allies as it is short of majority. The BJP...
  • Assembly election results: BJP sweeps Haryana polls 7 hours 23 minutes ago

    The Bharatiya Janata Party in Haryana did not have a strong local leadership, but achieved a massive surge in support after Prime Minister Modi campaigned in the state. BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar from Karnal said, "The Indian National Lok Dal is now out of power for a third consecutive...
  • Assembly election results: Saffron surge in Maharashtra 7 hours 24 minutes ago

    Bharatiya Janata Party has become the first party since 1990 to win more than 100 seats. Their one arch rival, NCP, has offered outside support. BJP leader Rajiv pratap Rudy said, "Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh will be in Mumbai to discuss future course of action." ...
  • Will BJP pick NCP over Shiv Sena as the Modi wave sweeps Maharashtra? 15 hours 1 minutes ago

    With BJP emerging as the single largest party in Maharashtra and yet falling short of reaching the halfway mark, it has two options, either to join hands with former ally Shiv Sena or the NCP. ...
  • MIM will now focus on UP, West Bengal: Owaisi 15 hours 36 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: After its impressive debut in Maharashtra, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) will now focus on Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, said party president Asaduddin Owaisi. The party, which won two seats in Maharashtra in its first attempt to expand its base outside Hyderabad, plans to open its branches and...
  • Richest, poorest candidates defeated in Maharashtra polls 16 hours 10 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The richest and poorest candidates who contested the Maharashtra assembly elections were defeated. However, the second richest candidate among a total of 1,356 contestants, BJP's Mangal Prabhat Lodha (58), won from the Malabar Hill constituency. Shiv Sena's Sunil Prabhu emerged triumphant from the Dindoshi assembly constituency in Mumbai,...
  • Maharashtra polls: Narayan Rane, Harshwardhan Patil among 14 former ministers who lost poll battle 16 hours 20 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Senior Cogress leaders Narayan Rane and Harshwardhan Patil were two of the fourteen former Maharashtra ministers, who have lost this year's state Assembly elections. While former Industries Minister Narayan Rane lost to Vaibhav Naik of Shiv Sena from Kudal constituency, former Co-operation minister and sitting MLA Harshawardhan Patil lost...
  • Maharashtra polls: MNS' only north Indian candidate loses seat to BJP rival 16 hours 26 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Akhilesh Chaubey, a north Indian candidate fielded by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena in the state assembly polls, was defeated by BJP's Atul Bhatkhalkar from Kandivali East constituency. The MNS had caused eyebrows to raise as the party known for its anti-north Indian stand since its birth in 2006, had given...
  • BJP has not decided on Maharashtra, Haryana CMs: Rajnath Singh 16 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BJP has not taken any decision yet on chief ministers of Maharashtra and Haryana, senior BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. "So far we have not taken any decision on chief ministers of Maharashtra or Haryana," he said after a meeting of the BJP...
  • For first time 13 women set to enter Haryana Assembly 16 hours 37 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: For the first time in Haryana, known for its skewed sex ratio, 13 women will enter the state Assembly out of 116 women candidates who contested the polls. BJP, which got the majority, has given the maximum eight women candidates to the 90-member Haryana Assembly. Congress has three women...
  • Haryana polls: Only 20 MLAs retain their seats 16 hours 42 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Only 20 MLAs retained their seats in the 90-member Haryana Assembly. They were 12 from Congress, three from BJP, four from INLD and another MLA, who was in INLD, contested as a nominee of BJP this time. The Congress candidates who retained their seats were outgoing Chief Minister Bhupinder...
  • Maharashtra: No rotational CM, Fadnavis front-runner for top post, say BJP sources 16 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is firm on having the next chief minister of Maharashtra from the party even as it is short of reaching the halfway mark, sources told CNN-IBN. There will be no rotational CM as was suggested in some reports earlier in the day, said highly placed...
  • Maharshtra polls: Vidarbha votes for BJP, setback for Congress in cotton belt 16 hours 50 minutes ago

    Nagpur: Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, where separate statehood demand is a contentious issue, has overwhelmingly come out in support of BJP, which won 43 of the 62 seats while Congress suffered a setback. Congress' tally dropped from 24 in 2009 to 10 seats. BJP, a strong votary of small states, seems...
  • Assembly elections: BJP set to form government in Maharashtra with NCP support 16 hours 57 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Riding the crest of a Narendra Modi wave, BJP is set to form government in Maharashtra for the first time on its own with surprise "outside support" from NCP as the Assembly poll threw up a hung House with the party emerging a clear winner but falling short of...
  • Haryana polls: INLD gets its lowest ever vote share 17 hours 33 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Opposition INLD which was eyeing to wrest power from the Congress after about 10 years with its Chief Om Parkash Chautala going to the extreme end of declaring his intention to take oath in the Tihar Jail, the party ended up with its lowest vote share in the four...
  • Who will BJP pick: Shiv Sena or NCP? 17 hours 36 minutes ago

    With BJP emerging as the single largest party in Maharashtra and yet falling short of reaching the halfway mark, it has two options, either to join hands with former ally Shiv Sena or the NCP. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: Gopinath Munde's daughters retain family turf in Beed 17 hours 45 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Daughters of the late BJP leader Gopinath Munde, Pankaja and Pritam, on Sunday won Parli Assembly and Beed Lok Sabha seats respectively, retaining their father's political legacy. Pankaja, Munde's eldest daughter and sitting BJP MLA, defeated her estranged cousin Dhananjay Munde, a Nationalist Congress Party...
  • TWTW: What is reason behind Congress's debacle in Maharashtra? 18 hours 6 minutes ago

    After losing Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Congress president Sonia Gandhi asks Prithviraj Chavan the reason behind the party's debacle. ...
  • TWTW: Were voting fair in Assembly elections? 18 hours 37 minutes ago

    As voting for the Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra took place on October 15, Cyrus Broacha talks to the polling booth officer and asks him whether the elections were fair or not. ...
  • Hung assembly in Maharashtra, BJP set to form government, looks for allies 18 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It's a hung assembly in Maharashtra with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging as the single largest party but well short of the halfway mark in the 288-member House. BJP's reliance on Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surely paid rich dividends. In a major shift of power, the...
  • BJP has to approach us for an alliance, says Uddhav Thackeray 19 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mumbai: With Maharashtra staring at a hung Assembly and political parties busy making their calculations, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that the BJP would have to approach it to discuss the possibilities of a coalition government in the state. "The BJP will have to approach us," Thackeray...
  • Narendra Modi and Amit Shah knock out Congress, BJP to form governments in Maharashtra, Haryana 19 hours 27 minutes ago

    There has been a dramatic and tectonic shift in the political landscape of India in the last few months. In the last two-and-a-half-decades one-party rule at the Centre and states were replaced with coalition government as regional parties started to flex their muscles. Come 2014 and an extremely aggressive Bharatiya Janata...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't election special 19 hours 29 minutes ago

    In this special show of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. He also talks to senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. ...