Elections

  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena makes offer of 119 seats, BJP adamant on 130, alliance in trouble 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The deadlock between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party over seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections continues even as the former has made a new offer of 119 seats to the latter. But the BJP wants 130 seats and the party was even ready to fight the polls alone...
  • Maharashtra polls: NCP to meet today as deadlock over seat sharing with Congress continues 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party's core committee will meet on Monday as its seat sharing deadlock with the Congress for the Maharashtra Assembly elections continues. The Congress has refused to toe NCP's ultimatum saying it can give only 124 seats to the NCP instead of the 144 demanded by the...
  • Maharashtra: CM Chavan snubs NCP over 'ultimatum', says is firm in saddle 11 hours 29 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday snubbed NCP over an "ultimatum" given by party leader Praful Patel on its demand to contest 144 seats in October 15 Assembly elections, saying that such discussions are not held through press conferences. "Such discussions are not held through press conferences. Talks are...
  • BJP may go alone in Maharashtra polls, ties with Shiv Sena in trouble 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the seat sharing tussle between Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). BJP's Parliamentary Board met late on Sunday for a brainstorming session on the way forward in the Maharashtra polls. According to sources, the BJP is ready to...
  • Ready to give few seats to NCP, sticking to a number won't work: Congress 13 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With NCP not budging from its demand, Maharashtra Congress President Manikrao Thakre on Sunday said his party was willing to give its ally a few seats but if it remains "inclined" towards a particular number then things "will not work out". State Congress leaders had a meeting at...
  • NCP core panel meet on Monday to decide on deadlock with Congress 13 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Putting pressure on ally Congress over the deadlock regarding seat sharing for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, NCP on Sunday said a meeting of its core committee in Mumbai on Monday will take a final call on the matter even as it asserted that it is sticking to its...
  • Modi's popularity sinking, BJP running away from polls: Congress 14 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday accused BJP of trying to avoid elections in Delhi, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity graph was "declining" and the saffron party was afraid that "Modi magic" may not work anymore. "The magic of Narendra Modi has evaporated. There is now fear among BJP and this...
  • Bypoll results not indicator of things to come: Ram Vilas Paswan 16 hours 36 minutes ago

    Patna: Downplaying August's bypoll results in Bihar in which the BJP-led coalition fared poorly winning only four out of 10 seats, Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said it would be wrong to assume that the grand alliance of JD(U), RJD and Congress would come...
  • Don't hit below the belt, rake up old issue: Ajit Pawar 16 hours 52 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Sunday took to the Facebook to make an appeal that his political rivals and media should not hit "below the belt" and rake up old issues. Pawar, who came in for intensive flak for his...
  • Odisha: Voters' awareness campaign to raise votes in Kandhamal bypolls 17 hours 13 minutes ago

    Berhampur: In order to raise voters' awareness and participation in ensuing Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election, the district administration has started systematic voters' education and electoral participation (SVEEP) programme. "We are trying our best to draw voters to the booths by educating them on their right to vote," returning officer and...
  • NCP not cooperating in Maharashtra Assembly elections: Manikrao Thakre 18 hours 27 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Congress leader Manikrao Thakre talks about Congress and NCP breaking ties as Maharashtra Assembly elections are near. " We want to fight alongside NCP but they are not cooperating," said Congress. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: One legacy, two brothers, two parties 18 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the election season in Maharashtra hots up, two brothers are fighting it out to take forward the legacy of their seasoned politician father, one through the Congress and the other through BJP. "It is quite challenging," says Amol Deshmukh, the elder son of two-time former Maharashtra Congress state...
  • Narendra Modi congratulates New Zealand PM on election victory 19 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated John Key on being re-elected for a third term as the Prime Minister of New Zealand. "Congratulations to Mr. John Key & the New Zealand National Party for the victory in the General Election," the Prime Minister said. Key, the conservative...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP unhappy with Shiv Sena's seat sharing offer, 25-year-old alliance may break 18 hours 58 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The 25-year-old alliance of the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata party is now on the verge of collapse as both the parties have refused to bow down over the seat sharing issue for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Sena has proposed a new offer to the BJP on Sunday and gave...
  • Maharashtra elections: Shiv Sena keeps 151 seats for itself, offers 119 to BJP, other allies 18 20 hours 40 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After weeks of negotiations and discussion, the Shiv Sena on Sunday made a new seat-sharing offer to its 25-year-old ally Bharatiya Janata Party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Sena said that they were willing to give BJP 119 seats and other allies 18 seats, leaving them with 151 out...
  • Congress might go alone in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, says Majeed Memon 20 hours 38 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Nationalist Congress Party leader Majeed Memon said that in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, Congress may go alone in Maharashtra. "We will back the decision of the leadership, whatever that is," said NCP. ...
  • Those under preventive detention have right to vote: Election Commission 23 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: People under preventive detention have the right to vote, the Election Commission has said ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, and warned that there should be "no ground" for any grievance due to non-compliance of the directive. Against the backdrop of allegations that political activists and...
  • Watch: Narendra Modi's last interview in US before 1999 Lok Sabha elections Yesterday

    In his last interview in the United States as the then BJP general secretary, Narendra Modi talked about the BJP's agenda for the 1999 Lok Sabha elections. CNN-IBN has accessed the interview given to TV Asia almost 15 years ago where he also talked about the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government,...
  • Maharashtra polls: NCP issues ultimatum to Congress over seat sharing issue Yesterday

    Mumbai: The deadlock continues over the seat sharing between Congress and National Congress Party for Maharashtra Assembly elections as both parties have refused to blink over the issue. The NCP has issued an ultimatum to the Congress asking it to decide on the seats in 24 hours. Both Congress and NCP...
  • Hooda confident of a third term, says Robert Vadra's land deals won't be an issue in elections Yesterday

    New Delhi: Confident of coming to power for the third time, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has refuted allegations of providing any favours to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in his land deals. Hooda said that this "Vadra issue" cannot stop his government from storming to power for...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP rejects Shiv Sena's seat-sharing formula, alliance on the brink Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance is on the brink with the saffron party rejecting the Sena's seat-sharing formula for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, saying that it leaves less number of seats in its kitty. "I met Uddhav Thackeray. I have told him that we received the Sena's proposal....
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  • Sushma Swaraj's sister, former Congress men among BJP candidates for Haryana assembly polls Yesterday

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday night announced the 47 remaining candidates for Haryana assembly elections who include Union Minister Sushma Swaraj's younger sister Vandana Sharma and two former Congress MPs and a former minister in BS Hooda government in the state. The BJP's Central Election Committee met in the presence of...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP-Shiv Sena, Congress-NCP battle bitter seat-sharing tussle Yesterday

    Mumbai: There is alliance trouble in Maharashtra ahead of state elections - the 25-year-old Shiv Sena-BJP relationship is threatening to break up on account of seat sharing issues. In the opposition Congress and NCP is also battling the same fight. The deadlock between the Shiv Sena and BJP continues as...
  • BJP leadership meets to select candidates for Haryana polls Yesterday

    New Delhi: BJP's Central Election Committee on Saturday met in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss and decide on its candidates for the remaining 47 seats in Haryana for the October 15 Assembly elections. BJP had declared candidates for 43 of the total 90 seats in the...
  • Disputed Afghan election result to be announced tomorrow Yesterday

    Kabul: The result of Afghanistan's disputed election will be declared tomorrow, officials said on Saturday, as last-minute talks between the two rival candidates continued on a proposed power-sharing deal. The stalemate between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah since the June 14 vote has plunged Afghanistan into a political crisis as US-led...
  • Notification issued for October 15 Maharashtra assembly election Yesterday

    Mumbai: The process for the October 15 election to the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly began with authorities issuing the poll notification. The by-poll for the parliamentary seat of Beed, vacated following the death of BJP leader Gopinath Munde, will also be held on October 15. "From today, the election process has...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress warns NCP of contesting alone if it remains stubborn Yesterday

    Mumbai: The tussle over seat sharing continues to rock Maharashtra Assembly elections as the Congress has on Saturday warned the National Congress Party that it may go alone in the state polls. The decision came during the Congress Chief Election Committee meet which was discussing candidates for elections. Congress leader...
  • Haryana: Is Robert Vadra no longer an issue in Assembly elections? Yesterday

    New Delhi: The son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi was the 'biggest' political issue in Haryana, just six months ago. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Arvind Kejriwal went to town attacking Vadra for his alleged land deals in Haryana. Many AAP leaders repeatedly made it clear that Vadra will...
  • Maharashtra: Congress-NCP alliance hangs in the balance Yesterday

    Amidst the rising tension between Congress and NCP ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, NCP leader Nawab Malik on Saturday said, "Talks regarding the alliance between NCP and Congress haven't progressed the way we were expecting them to. We are expecting a notification as soon as possible." ...