LOK SABHA ELECTION

  • Lalu defends decision to tieup with JDU, says will keep Bihar away from BJP at any cost May 22, 2014

    Lalu Prasad Yadav whose RJD has vowed support to the JDU says he will make sure the BJP is at a good distance from Bihar. ...
  • Dissent surfaces in Congress, Rahul and his team face flak for poll debacle May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After its worst ever performance in the Lok Sabha elections, the rumbling and voices of discontent have begun to surface in the Congress. The first to question party's functioning is Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's close aide and former union minister Milind Deora. The irony is that he...
  • Jayalalithaa to skip Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony May 22, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will skip the swearingin ceremony of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister as she is opposed to the invitation sent out to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa. ...
  • Nitish Kumar has betrayed Bihar by taking RJD's support: Sushil Kumar Modi May 22, 2014

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday came down heavily on the ruling Janata Dal United for taking its bitter rival Rashtriya Janata Dal's support to ensure the survival of its government in Bihar. Modi said that JDU leader Nitish Kumar had...
  • Did Rahul Gandhi choose the wrong advisors? May 22, 2014

    In the first open criticism from within the Congress after the party's crushing defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, former union minister Milind Deora said that Rahul Gandhi's advisors did not have their 'ears to the ground' and those with 'no electoral experience' were calling the shots, but added that...
  • Inspired by BJP's Modi gambit, MNS may project Raj Thackeray for CM May 22, 2014

    Leaders of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Thursday said they were in favour of projecting the party president Raj Thackeray as the Chief Ministerial nominee ahead of the coming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. The MNS officebearers met in Mumbai on Thursday, and unanimously decided that Raj Thackeray should be projected for...
  • Congress Parliamentary Party to elect new chairperson on May 24 May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress Parliamentary Party will elect its new chairperson on May 24. Congress President Sonia Gandhi is the current chairperson. It is to be seen if Sonia will be replaced by some other person or she would conitue as...
  • Sonia Gandhi writes to Narendra Modi, congratulates him on his victory May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi congratulated Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi on leading the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance to a spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha elections Sonia sent a letter of congratulation to the BJP leader on Tuesday, AICC sources said on Thursday. She had...
  • Sonia refuses to accept Assam CM Gogoi's resignation, to meet MLAs May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has refused to accept the resignation of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who offered to step down after the party's dismal performance in Lok Sabha elections. The final decision on Gogoi will reportedly be taken after Sonia consults the Assam MLAs. A section of Congress...
  • Himachal CM Virbhadra won't quit, says Congress routed in all states May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: While most of the Congress chief ministers have offered to resign after the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has said that he won't resign. He said that the Congress performed poorly in most of the states and not only...
  • Assam CM Gogoi tenders resignation to Sonia and not to the state Governor May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who offered to step down as the Chief Minister following the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha Elections, has "tendered" his his resignation to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi on Thursday. But Gogoi giving his resignation to...
  • Goodbye to 1.25 crore Gujaratis, says Modi as he leaves for Delhi May 22, 2014

    India's PMelect 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...
  • CNNIBN 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 CNNIBN 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 CNNIBN 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 Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's invitation to attend his swearingin 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 antiRahul editorial May 22, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Stung by the "blameRahul" 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 stronglyworded 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 swearingin 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, 78yearold 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 swearingin. 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 Modiaide, will be formally elected as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat later on Thursday. ...