Lok Sabha Election

  • May 16 equivalent to India's independence from British: RSS leader June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Suresh Soni on Sunday compared the verdict delivered by Indian voters on May 16 to the country's independence from British rule. Soni said, "When the results came out on MMay 16, it was similar to the day when Britishers left the Indian land on August...
  • Advani all praise for Modi at BJP's Surajkund workshop June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party veteran LK Advani was all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who led the party to a thumping victory in the Lok Sabha elections. On Day 2 of the BJP MPs' workshop being held at Surajkund, Advani Ji called Modi Ji the captain of the...
  • Digvijaya Singh says Rahul Gandhi does not have the temperament to rule June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing flak from some of his party workers, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is now being criticised by one of the senior most leaders of the Congress. Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh in an interview to a news channel has said that the Gandhi scion does not...
  • Prithviraj Chavan to meet AK Antony today, give feedback on party's debacle in LS polls June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan whose fate as the CM hangs in the balance is scheduled to meet former Defence Minister and Sonia Gandhi aide AK Antony on Saturday. Chavan along with some Maharashtra MLAs will meet Antony later in the day- who will submit a final report...
  • In Uttar Pradesh, parties in overdrive for assembly polls June 24, 2014

    Although assembly elections are a good two years away, political players in Uttar Pradesh are already in an overdrive. Political battle lines in the sprawling state have not been erased, even a month after the Lok Sabha election in which the BJP virtually wiped out everyone else. Topping the political chart...
  • Budget unlikely to be sent to parliamentary committees June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Racing against time, Parliament is likely to seek passage of the first general budget of Narendra Modi government in the next session beginning July 7 without sending it to the Standing Committees. This is because there is hardly any time for the exercise as the vote-on-account budget approved by...
  • Appoint Priyanka Gandhi as head of panel to review LS poll debacle: Congress leader Aslam Sher Khan June 23, 2014

    Senior Congress leader and hockey Olympian, Aslam Sher Khan on Monday said that Priyanka Gandhi should be appointed as the head of the committee set up by the party to review its debacle in the Lok Sabha elections. "Priyanka Gandhi had looked after the elections campaign in the Rae Bareli and...
  • Not sounded out on leadership change: Prithviraj Chavan June 20, 2014

    Pune: Amid speculation of a possible change of guard in Maharashtra following Congress-NCP's debacle in Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said he was not aware of any such move. "I have not been sounded out on this or called to Delhi in this connection," he told...
  • 'AP Congressmen who joined other parties now living like slaves' June 17, 2014

    Vijayawada: Criticising Congress leaders who had quit the party to join others before the Lok Sabha and state Assembly polls, the APCC on Tuesday alleged that they were now living like "slaves" in those parties. "Those who benefited and enjoyed the power while the party was ruling in the state,...
  • Weak stand of UPA on PM nominee, a reason for defeat: Praful Patel June 15, 2014

    Gondia: Rajya Sabha member and former MP of Bhandara-Gondia Praful Patel said that Congress's weak stand on UPA's prime ministerial nominee was one of the reasons for the its debacle in the recently-concluded general elections. Patel, who visited the region for the first time after election results were declared on May...
  • Narendra Modi's election expenditure in Vadodara stood at Rs 50 lakh June 15, 2014

    Vadodara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi incurred a total poll expenditure of a little over Rs 50 lakh in Vadodara, one of the two Lok Sabha seats from where he contested and won. Modi's campaign-related expenses stood at Rs 50,03,598, according to the accounts submitted to the Election Commission office on Friday...
  • NDA will form next government in Bihar: Ram Vilas Paswan June 14, 2014

    Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance will form the government in Bihar after the next state assembly polls. "I am confident and sure that the NDA will form the next government if polls for state assembly...
  • Congress won't stop till it regains its glory: Sonia Gandhi June 14, 2014

    Rae Bareli (UP): Asking party workers not to be disheartened by the Lok Sabha debacle, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said she will lead from the front for the party's revival. Sonia, who is on her first visit to her parliamentary constituency, Rae Bareli, after her victory in the just concldued elections,...
  • JDU demands Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha for Congress: sources June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In a surprise move, the Janata Dal United on Friday demanded that the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha should be from the Congress, said sources. Sources told CNN-IBN that the JDU has assured the Congress of their support on the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha...
  • Don't be disheartened by LS poll loss: Sonia to defeated MPs, leaders June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to instill confidence, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written letters to Congress leaders who lost elections asking them not to be disheartened by the defeat. The Congress President told MPs that she had expected them to win but nevertheless they should keep in touch with...
  • MP Congress young leaders reject Rahul Gandhi’s formula June 12, 2014

    With the Congress party receiving the crushing defeat at the hands of resurgent BJP led by Narendra Modi in recent Lok Sabha elections, the internal dissent is resurfacing evidently and vigirously. The Madhya Pradesh youth leaders from the Congress offered a new dimension to this internal unrest on Thursday. The party...
  • 'Pride comes before fall', Congress tells BJP June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday reacted strongly to a jibe by the BJP that it had been reduced to the status of a "regional party", asking the ruling party to wear victory with humility and warning that "pride comes before the fall". "The biggest thing which political history teaches us...
  • Congress dissolves UP unit, overhaul in other states likely June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In the first major action after its massive drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Tuesday dissolved the state unit of politically key Uttar Pradesh signalling a drastic overhaul. All state, district and block committees of the party in Uttar Pradesh stand dissolved, party general secretary Janardhan...
  • Party leadership to decide on Jharkhand CM candidate: Arjun Munda June 8, 2014

    BJP leader and former chief minister Arjun Munda on Sunday said decision about the chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Assembly elections in Jharkhand will be taken by the party leadership. "It is the prerogative of the BJP Parliamentary Committee and high command to name the chief ministerial candidate for the...
  • Madhya Pradesh attains political prominence in 16th Lok Sabha June 8, 2014

    The 16th Lok Sabha not only altered the political scenario in world’s biggest democracy—India—but these elections for sure have changed political stature of Madhya Pradesh. The state which elected Bharatiya Janata Party for three consecutive times in the state assembly in recent past played a key role in the thumping victory...
  • Achuthanandan attacks CPI-M's Kerala leadership for poll disbalance June 8, 2014

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran CPI-M leader VS Achuthanandan went hammer and tongs against the party's Kerala leadership at a top-level meeting in Delhi on Sunday. Not one to take things lying down and known to strike at the appropriate time, he has even demanded a change in the state leadership in the...
  • AAP will re-organise itself, form a new political affairs committee: Kejriwal June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After suffering a jolt in the Lok Sabha elections with the party winning only four seats in the 545-member Assembly and a spate of resignations, the Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday decided to re-organise itself. The party's national executive meeting that continued on the third on Sunday said...
  • Watch what the word 'elections' does to Cyrus Broacha & team June 8, 2014

    With the nine phase long Lok Sabha elections over and the special series of 'Election That Isn't' having come to a close, Cyrus Broacha and team is ready to discuss anything but politics. ...
  • On Congress ticket, even Modi would have lost LS polls: Sanjay Nirupam June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In remarks that could spell controversy for the Congress, AICC secretary Sanjay Nirupam on Saturday said that "even Narendra Modi would have badly lost in the Lok Sabha elections had he contested on a Congress ticket". Nirupam, who lost from the Mumbai North constituency, told reporters that despite several...
  • Law and order situation in UP will be brought back on track, assures Home Minister June 7, 2014

    Lucknow: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday assured that the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh would be brought back on track. Rajnath was visiting his Lok Sabha constituency Lucknow for the first time after general elections when he said, "The law and order which has derailed in...
  • Modi, not BJP, led to victory in LS polls: JVM June 14, 2014

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) on Friday said the recent Lok Sabha poll victory was made possible by Narendra Modi and not by BJP, General Secretary of JVM, Praveen Singh said with the people of this country disappointed with the ten-year misrule of the Congress-led UPA government, they were looking for...
  • AAP rift: Yogendra Yadav unhappy with Sisodia's letters being leaked June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The rift within Aam Aadmi Party is getting murkier with new developments taking place every hour ahead of the national executive meeting on Friday afternoon. After party leader Manish Sisodia's letter to Yogendra Yadav accusing him of targeting AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal surfaced earlier in the morning, it...
  • Sisodia accuses Yadav of targeting Kejriwal, making AAP matters public June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party seems to be falling apart after a dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections. After two high profile resignations in the party last month, more dissent amongst the party leadership is surfacing now with Manish Sisodia accusing Yogendra Yadav of targeting chief Arvind Kejriwal. He...
  • Arunachal: BJP questions decision of dissolving state assembly at 12 midnight June 4, 2014

    Itanagar: Opposition BJP in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday sought a "white paper" from the new Congress government on the circumstances in which the fifth Legislative Assembly was dissolved on the midnight of March 6 before the expiry of its term. "If financial crisis was the cause then what was the reason...
  • AICC reshuffle likely after Parliament session ends: sources June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There is likely to be a reshuffle in the All India Congress Committee after Parliament session ends on June 11, according to sources. Sources say Congress President Sonia Gandhi is believed to be working on the reshuffle. Sources say certain general secretaries, secretaries and state Congress chiefs are likely...