ELECTIONS

  • J&K: Amit Shah authorised to take final call on state government formation, Omar denies deal with BJP 3 hours 8 minutes ago

    Jammu/ Srinagar: Amidst government formation exercises by the two largest parties, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People's Democratic Party (PDP), in Jammu and Kashmir, outgoing chief minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference (NC) has strongly rebutted reports which said he was in talks with the former. The BJP, on...
  • J&K: BJP MLAs authorise central leadership to take a final call on government formation 4 hours 50 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at the BJP playing a crucial role in the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir to the extent that the party is even likely to be a part of the next government in the State. However, he said BJP president Amit Shah has...
  • J&K: BJP MLAs authorise Amit Shah to take a final call on government formation in the state 8 hours 25 minutes ago

    Jammu: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at the BJP playing a crucial role in the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir to the extent that the party is even likely to be a part of the next government in the State. However, he said BJP president Amit Shah...
  • BJP keeps up the suspense on government formation in J&K, Arun Jaitley meets elected MLAs 13 hours 43 minutes ago

    Jammu: Keeping up the suspense on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party is talking in two voices on the issue. While sources said that National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met BJP leaders in New Delhi on Thursday morning, a section of BJP members refuted reports about...
  • J&K elections: 56 first-timers in 87-member Assembly Yesterday

    Srinagar: The 12th Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir will have nearly 65 per cent new faces as only 31 of the 87 newly-elected MLAs have previously been member the House. As many as 56 winners have been elected to the Lower House of the state legislature for first time, while...
  • Arjun Munda pushes for his camp followers for deputy CM's post in Jharkhand Yesterday

    Ranchi: After having lost the Jharkhand Assembly election and having got enough hints that a non-tribal is most likely to become the chief minister of the state for the first time, Arjun Munda of the BJP is learnt to be now bargaining for the deputy chief minister's post for his...
  • Jharkhand elections: NOTA performs better than parties of Koda and Ekka Yesterday

    Ranchi: None of the above (NOTA) option fared better than former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda's Jai Bharat Samanta Party (JBSP), taking a 1.7 per cent vote share in the just ended Jharkhand Assembly elections to give the state its tenth government. A total of 2,35,045 voters (1.7 per cent of...
  • Former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to contest from New Delhi seat Yesterday

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party national convenor and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will contest from New Delhi constituency, the party on Wednesday said, as it announced the list of eight more candidates. Kejriwal, who surprised many by trouncing the then chief minister Sheila Dixit by over 22,000 votes, in...
  • Election Commission holds review meeting on Delhi Assembly poll preparedness Yesterday

    New Delhi The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday held a meeting to review poll preparedness of all agencies, including the police department, for smooth conduct of Assembly polls in Delhi. The meeting, held at the EC headquarters here, was chaired by Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi with the CEO and other...
  • The onus of government formation lies with PDP, BJP: Omar Abdullah Yesterday

    A day after he was routed in the polls Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has put in his papers to the governor. The PDP has emerged as the single largest party in J&K winning 28 seats. The BJP came in second, winning 25 seats. ...
  • Political parties got 90 per cent donations from corporates in 2013-14: ADR Yesterday

    New Delhi: Corporates and business houses provided 90 per cent donations to national political parties in 2013-14 while BJP was the only party not to furnish details of financial assistance to the Election Commission, advocacy group Association for Democratic Reforms said on Wednesday. In a report, the ADR said total...
  • BJP set to from government in Jharkhand, speculations rife over possible CM nominees Yesterday

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has won a majority in Jharkhand and is all set to form the first non-coalition government in the state. The state has had nine governments in the last 14 years, since its inception and there will now be a one party government in Jharkhand for the...
  • BJP the biggest gainer in J&K polls, wins more than twice the number of seats in 2008 Yesterday

    Jammu and Kashmir has delivered a fractured mandate in the Assembly elections as the Peoples Democratic Party secured 28 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party was a close second with 25 seats. Both the parties are exploring their option to be able to form the government in the state. Meanwhile,...
  • Jharkhand: BJP pushes for a non-tribal CM, Raghuvar Das front runner for the top post Yesterday

    Ranchi: It is almost decided that state Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party Raghuvar Das will become the next Chief Minister of Jharkhand. The loss of BJP heavyweights Arjun Munda, JB Tubid and Sudesh Mahato of All Jharkhand Students Union means that no tribal leader in the BJP-AJSU alliance...
  • Congress to go for revamp after disappointing assembly election results Yesterday

    New Delhi: The assembly election results in Jharkhand on Tuesday came as a blow to the Congress though the tally was not as disappointing in Jammu and Kashmir. Congress leaders said they will go for organisational revamp in the coming weeks to resurrect the party's electoral fortunes. In Jharkhand, the Congress...
  • Jharkhand assembly election results leave former CMs in shock 2 days ago

    Ranchi: The Jharkhand Assembly elections results declared on Tuesday left all the five former chief ministers of the state in a shock. While first CM Babulal Marandi lost his Dhanwar seat to Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) candidate Rajkumar Yadav and the Giridih seat to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Nirbhay...
  • Battle For The States: BJP now a pan India party? 2 days ago

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • Battle For The State: Has the divide deepened in J&K? 2 days ago

    Jammu and Kashmir's four-cornered contest resulted in a badly fractured mandate with no party reaching within striking distance of the halfway mark of 44 in the 87-member Assembly. Even though Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats, the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led party will not...
  • Battle For The States: BJP wins Jharkhand, comes second in J&K 2 days ago

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • BJP fails to make inroad in Kashmir valley, secure any seat in Ladakh region 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Notwithstanding the remarkable performance of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jammu region, the saffron party was not able to make inroad in Kashmir valley and also failed to open an account in the Ladakh region. Despite a high voltage campaigning by top brass of the BJP including Prime Minister Narendra...
  • Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren tenders resignation 2 days ago

    Ranchi: With the Jharkhand electorate voting a BJP-led alliance to power, Chief Minister Hemant Soren tendered his resignation on Tuesday evening. Soren who won from Dumka constituency met Governor Syed Ahmed at Raj Bhawan and handed over his resignation. "We have done our duty with all sincerity. We ran the government...
  • PDP takes top spot in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP second; government formation a big challenge 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's four-cornered contest resulted in a badly fractured mandate with no party reaching within striking distance of the halfway mark of 44 in the 87-member Assembly. Even though Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats, the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led party will...
  • Cartoon of the day: Jharkhand Assembly elections 2014 2 days ago

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: J&K Assembly elections 2014 2 days ago

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • J&K polls: PDP exploring options of government formation, says Mehbooba Mufti 2 days ago

    Having won 28 seats in Jammu & Kashmir, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti thanked the state's electorate. "We will not try to cobble up a government by manipulation. It will take time to build a formation who can fulfil the aspirations of people of J&K. The votes have been cast against...
  • BJP eyes alliance with National Conference in Jammu & Kashmir: Party sources 2 days ago

    Delhi: After emerging as the second largest party in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is eyeing an alliance with the National Conference (NC). The PDP and the Congress are in a position to form an alliance to form the next government. BJP president Amit Shah, while addressing...
  • Modi wave diminishing, will not be a factor in Delhi poll: AAP 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Downplaying the electoral success of the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday said that the Narendra Modi wave has diminished with every assembly election and it would not be a factor in upcoming Delhi polls. Addressing a news conference, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said the BJP had...
  • Hung Assembly in Jammu & Kashmir, BJP set to form government in Jharkhand 2 days ago

    Ranchi/Srinagar: The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. Riding high on...
  • Jharkhand Assembly election results: BJP set to form government in Jharkhand 2 days ago

    Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's powerful campaign worked well for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which is all set to form the government in Jharkhand though technically it will still be a minority government. Despite the well-oiled campaign which appealed to the voters to given majority to the party to...
  • Fractured mandate in Jammu and Kashmir; PDP single largest, BJP close second 2 days ago

    Srinagar: In an election which was marred with terror attacks and yet registered a record voter turnout, Jammu & Kashmir gave a badly fractured mandate with no single party reaching a halfway marks of 44 in the 87-member Assembly. While Peoples Democratic Party registered win in 28 seats to become the...