Lok Sabha Election

  • 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,...
  • After poll debacle, Akhilesh Yadav cracks whip on bureaucracy May 22, 2014

    After the debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) on Wednesday continued its clean up drive and issued notices to eight district magistrates and 10 district police chiefs. The action follows surprise inspections by officials from the Chief Minister's Office, during which the district administrative and...
  • Modi wanted all SAARC leaders to attend his swearing-in: BJP May 21, 2014

    BJP on Wednesday said that it was Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's desire to invite the heads of government of all SAARC countries to his swearing-in, saying it is a first step towards improving ties with India's neighbours. The party also said the installation of a new government in the world's largest...
  • Twitter account @PMOIndia to be handed over to new dispensation: PMO May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office which is under severe criticism on Wednesday clarified that the twitter account @PMOIndia has been "secured" by the microblogging company and will be handed over to the new dispensation which will take over next week. It said all internet-based platforms and communications will continue to...
  • IUML mouthpiece blames Rahul for defeat, Congress resents May 21, 2014

    The official organ of the Indian Union Muslim League, a long-time partner of the Congress in Kerala and at the Centre, on Wednesday blamed Rahul Gandhi for the grand old party's debacle in Lok Sabha polls. The Congress in Kerala, however, reacted sharply to the editorial carried by IUML organ 'Chandrika,'...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi to submit resignation to Sonia Gandhi on Thursday May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who has been facing severe opposition within his Cabinet after party's poll debacle will tender his resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. Gogoi who had offered to resign the day the Lok Sabha elections were out has reached New Delhi to meet...
  • Percentage of women LS winners better than male counterparts May 21, 2014

    As compared to men, only a few women contested the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, but percentage wise they performed better in getting elected to the 16th Lok Sabha. The new Lok Sabha will have 61 women MPs -- the highest ever. The just-dissolved 15th Lok Sabha had 59 women MPs. According...
  • What does Verdict 2014 mean for India? Rajdeep Sardesai answers your questions May 21, 2014

    What does Verdict2014 mean for India? Rajdeep Sardesai will answer your questions about the outcome of the largest democratic exercise in the history of the world. Post your questions on the Facebook Q&A and Rajdeep will answer them. ...
  • Narendra Modi resigns as Gujarat CM, Anandiben likely to replace him May 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi on Wednesday resigned as the Gujarat Chief Minister to take over as the Prime Minister. He handed over his resignation to Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal after he was felicitated during a special session of the Gujarat Chief. All eyes are now on who will be the new Chief...
  • Karunanidhi congratulates Modi, praises him for his hard work May 21, 2014

    Chennai: DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on Wednesday congratulated Narendra Modi on being elected as the BJP parliamentary party leader and continued to praise the Prime Minister-elect for his "humble beginning, intelligence and hard work." "It is really admirable that from a humble beginning in Gujarat, you...
  • Won't say no to Delhi CM's post: Kiran Bedi May 21, 2014

    Kiran Bedi has said she is ready to join active politics and will consider the Delhi Chief Minister's post if she is asked. Speculation is rife that she'll be projected as the BJP's Delhi chief ministerial candidate if Dr Harsh Vardhan gets a Cabinet portfolio. ...
  • Pakistan PM unlikely to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Sources May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: While there are reports that Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi has invited all SAARC nations to attend his swearing-in ceremony on May 26, sources say that it is unlikely that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be attending the event. Pakistan reportedly wants more time to wait and...
  • The future frightens me, Modi should feel sorrow for those who died in Gujarat: Ananthamurthy May 21, 2014

    Bangalore: Eminent Kannada writer and Jnanapeeth Award recipient Dr UR Ananthamurthy has been given security by the Karnataka Government after some Narendra Modi fans asked him to leave India for opposing Modi for the post of the Prime Minister. In last September, Ananthamurthy had said that he would not live...