Lok Sabha Election

  • Goodbye to 1.25 crore Gujaratis, says Modi as he leaves for Delhi May 22, 2014

    India's PM-elect Narendra Modi has left or Delhi. At the Ahmedabad airport, he bid goodbye to the people of Gujarat. ...
  • SP dissolves UP unit after poll rout, Akhilesh remains party president May 22, 2014

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) has dissolved its Uttar Pradesh unit following the party's rout in the Lok Sabha elections. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will, however, remain the party's state President. Earlier this week, the party had sacked 36 leaders with the Minister of State rank. The SP has been reduced to...
  • JDU, RJD not secular, playing politics of opportunism: BJP May 22, 2014

    In a big political development in Bihar, Lalu Prasad's RJD extended unconditional support to the ruling JD(U) on Thursday. Lalu said this was to keep away the communal forces from power. ...
  • People have lost faith in Congress: Jyotiraditya Scindia May 22, 2014

    After their worst ever poll defeat, more and more party leaders are speaking out on the disconnect with the grassroots, hitting out at Rahul Gandhi's top advisors for what they call 'the communication gap'. ...
  • Yeddyurappa opts out of Cabinet race, writes to Modi May 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister and newly elected BJP MP BS Yeddyurappa has opted out of lobbying for a Cabinet berth at the Centre. In a letter written to Narendra Modi on Thursday, Yeddyurappa has said that he will focus on strengthening the BJP in Karnataka. Yeddyurappa won from the Shimoga...
  • After Lok Sabha poll rout, Congress to shift focus to state leaders, say sources May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After their worst ever poll defeat, a complete rejig may be on the cards for the Congress. More and more party leaders are speaking out on the disconnect with the grassroots, hitting out at vice president Rahul Gandhi's top advisors for what they call 'the communication gap'. Among those...
  • Need to introspect defeat: Congress leader Priya Dutt May 22, 2014

    Congress leader Priya Dutt has said that the Congress needs to introspect the massive defeat suffered by it in the general elections. ...
  • Kerala: After attacking Rahul for poll debacle, IUML softens stance May 22, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After its mouthpiece 'Chandrika' openly attacked the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for the decimation of the party, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) is trying to strike a conciliatory note. MK Muneer, minsiter for Panchayaths and Social justice and state secretariat Member of the IUML, main ally of...
  • CNN-IBN India's No. 1 English news channel during election week May 22, 2014

    This is according to the TAM data released earlier this morning. It puts CNN-IBN ahead of all competition in a week when the nation and the world's eye was on the Indian elections. ...
  • After rout in elections, complete rejig on the cards for Congress May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After their worst ever poll defeat, a complete rejig is likely on the cards for the Congress. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the party is now going to shift focus to state leaders. Senior leaders will be asked to communicate with grassroot workers. Rahul Gandhi's team of advisors and...
  • Pakistan PM to take a call on Modi's oath taking ceremony invitation today May 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan is undecided over whether the country's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will take up Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's invitation to attend his swearing-in ceremony on Monday. The Pakistan Foreign Ministry on Thursday confirmed that Sharif has received the invite but will only decide whether to attend the ceremony or...
  • Kerala: Congress daily slams IUML's anti-Rahul editorial May 22, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Stung by the "blame-Rahul" editorial in the Indian Union Muslim League organ, its Congress counterpart in Kerala today hit back warning the ally to stop giving lessons to India's grand old party and its captain. In a strongly-worded editorial, Congress daily 'Veekshnam' said the act of IUML mouthpiece "Chandrika" went...
  • Modi should respect Tamil sentiment, avoid invite to Lanka: DMK May 22, 2014

    DMK leader TKS Elangovan said, "He (Narendra Modi) could have avoided when he is becoming the PM. He has the wishes and blessings of the people of India. He should have respected Indian sentiments." ...
  • Congress questions Modi swearing-in invite to Pak PM May 22, 2014

    Congress leader Meem Afzal said, "The nation wants to ask BJP if they played electoral politics about Pakistan and terrorism. He hasn't even taken oath as PM and yet, he has invited Pakistan for Raj Tilak. What do they have to say? What sort of politics is this?" ...
  • After poll debacle, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi may submit his resignation today May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has sought an appointment with Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday to submit his resignation. After Congress got its lowest ever tally in Assam - 3 out of 14 Lok Sabha seats - in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, 78-year-old Gogoi had...
  • Nitish to enter Parliament to build front against Modi, as Lalu extends support May 22, 2014

    Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to enter Parliament through the Rajya Sabha. With Nitish Kumar taking the reins of the Janata Deal United after relinquishing the post of Bihar chief minister in the aftermath of his party's massive debacle, he may opt for the Rajya Sabha to...
  • Indian Tamil leaders shouldn't interfere in Lankan Tamil issues: Swamy May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr Subramanian Swamy, a senior BJP leader and a strong critic of the LTTE, has asked the Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi to bring all our neighbours together on the day of his swearing-in. Speaking to ibnlive, Dr Swamy said, "it is a masterstroke. It is a Modi...
  • Milind Deora should not shift blame for poll debacle: Majid Memon May 22, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Milind Deora had attacked Team Rahul for the humiliating defeat suffered by the party in the general elections. ...
  • Wish Anandiben Patel good luck as CM of Gujarat: Gopinath Munde May 22, 2014

    Anandiben Patel, the Gujarat revenue minister and key Narendra Modi-aide, will be formally elected as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat later on Thursday. ...
  • Signs of change, Team Rahul under attack for Congress decimation May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In Congress, the first family, i.e. the Gandhis have always been above any criticism. Victory or defeat, the 'loyal' party leaders never questioned them or blamed them. But things are now changing. After the most humiliating and shocking defeat in the Lok Sabha election, at least some leaders...
  • Those who were silent when things weren't well must also be blamed for Congress's defeat: Milind Deora May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The blame game seems to have begun in the Congress camp over its humiliating loss in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Congress leader Milind Deora has admitted that there were some in the party who remained silent when things weren't going well. "Everyone needs to share the blame, especially...
  • Ready to be BJP's Delhi CM candidate: Kiran Bedi May 22, 2014

    Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi has said that she is no longer averse to politics and that if an offer to be the chief ministerial candidate for the BJP comes along, she will be up for it. ...
  • No clarity yet on Pak PM's decision on attending Modi's swearing-in event May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst speculations on whether Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi, ruling party PML-N leader Siddiq-ul Farooq said that the Pakistan PM is likely to accept Modi's invitation. Pakistani PMO sources said that Sharif is exploring the opportunity to...
  • Teacher-turned-politician Anandiben Patel to be sworn in as Gujarat's first woman CM today May 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: While Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi heads to Delhi, his trusted aide Anandiben Patel will take oath on Thursday as the first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat. It came as no surprise that the only name proposed as Narendra Modi's successor was that of Anandiben Patel. It's been a remarkable...
  • Live Blog: May 22 May 22, 2014

    Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, invitations are being sent to the head of the states of SAARC nations as well as the BRICS countries. However, there are voices of dissent coming in from Tail Nadu over invitation to the Sri Lankan President. ...
  • Nitish Kumar congratulates Narendra Modi for his victory in LS polls May 22, 2014

    Bihar's former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wesnesday congratulated arch-rival Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi. "I congratulate and greet Narendra Modi for his victory and becoming the PM-designate," he said in a Facebook post. Kumar's gesture followed Modi congratulating Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. In the post, Kumar also gave the reasons for...
  • Jaya may skip Modi's oath taking event over invite to Lankan President May 22, 2014

    Chennai: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent out invitation Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to attend his swearing-in ceremony, sources say that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa may give the event a miss. BJP's ally MDMK on Wednesday had also opposed the participation of the Sri Lankan President...
  • Shabana Azmi defends Ananthamurthy, says Modi must control fringe mobs May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted Kannada literary personality and Jnanpith awardee UR Ananthamurthy has found a voice of support in veteran actress Shabana Azmi after he was targeted by the supporters of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi. The actress said that the PM-elect must control the fringe groups who threaten and abuse. Defending...
  • Suspense over Sharif's presence at Modi's swearing-in May 21, 2014

    Pakistan tonight kept up the suspense on whether Premier Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on May 26 in New Delhi with media reports in Islamabad indicating that he may send an emissary. While there was no official word on the invitation extended by the...
  • LS polls: NOTA stood third in five Chhattisgarh constituencies May 22, 2014

    None Of The Above (NOTA) option was the third choice of voters in five of the eleven Lok Sabha constituencies of Chhattisgarh. Of the 1,22,50,211 voters in the state who exercised the franchise in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, 2,24,889 -- 1.8 per cent --  opted for NOTA. In Surguja,...