Lok Sabha Election

  • 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...
  • People disenchanted with SAD-BJP: Kejriwal June 3, 2014

    Amritsar: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the outcome of the recent Lok Sabha polls in Punjab showed that the people were disillusioned with the SAD-BJP government and exuded confidence his party would form the next government in the state. The mandate given by...
  • Anti-Modi post: Goa engineer quizzed for 7 hours; laptop, dongle seized June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Devu Chodankar, the engineer who posted anti-Narendra Modi comments on social networking website Facebook was grilled by the Goa Police for almost 7 hours on Monday. The police have seized his laptop and internet dongle too. The 33-year-old was booked by the Cyber Crime cell for putting up posts...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to visit Punjab today June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After winning four Lok Sabha seats, Aam Aadmi Party's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal has decided to focus on Punjab, keeping the Assembly election in mind. Kejriwal will visit the state for a day on Tuesday and will also take stock of party's performance. "They will meet volunteers, members, party...
  • Narayan Rane to announce his stand on staying with Congress in 2 days June 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Speculations are rife in political circles that Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane is quitting Congress. Rane, who has made his displeasure known several times over the functioning of the state Congress leadership, is extremely upset since his son Nilesh lost from Ratnagiri- Sindhudurg Lok Sabha seat to Shiv Sena. He stayed...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge, a hardcore loyalist of Gandhis to lead Congress in LS June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Mapanna Mallikarjun Kharge, who was on Monday appointed the leader of Congress party in the Lok Sabha, is a hardcore loyalist of the Gandhi family. A Dalit leader with more than 45 years of experience in politics, Kharge, 72, has seen a steady rise in his career graph from humble...
  • Former Railways Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge to be the leader of Congress in Lok Sabha June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Union Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge will be the leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha, said Janardan Dwivedi on Monday. The nomination of Kharge, a Dalit leader and a second term member from Gulbarga, was made by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has brushed aside demands that either she...
  • Hooda should have resigned following Congress's decimation in Haryana: Kumari Selja June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Kumari Selja launched a scathing attack on Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda saying he should have owned up to the party's decimation in Lok Sabha elections and offered to resign. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the former Union Minister said Hooda should have himself offered to quit...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMK blames EC, AIADMK's malpractices for defeat June 2, 2014

    Chennai: DMK on Monday alleged that use of money, muscle power and misuse of official machinery by the ruling AIADMK were responsible for the party's worst-ever performance in the recent Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, where it drew a blank. A brainstorming session of the party's high level working committee...
  • DMK to hold strategic meet today after party's rout in Lok Sabha polls June 2, 2014

    Chennai: The DMK will hold a high-level strategic meet on Monday to discuss strengthening the party after their poor poll performance in the recent Lok Sabha elections. The DMK failed to win a single seat in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Its allies also drew a blank. K Anbazhagan, M K...
  • PM Modi meets BJP workers, asks them to be committed to public welfare June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met BJP workers at the headquarters in New Delhi and thanked them for their efforts in victory of the party in the Lok Sabha elections. At the meeting, the Prime Minister said, "The four letter word 'Karyakarta' (worker) is more powerful than the...
  • Bhanwar Lal Sharma suspended from Congress for criticising Rahul Gandhi June 1, 2014

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Congress leader Bhanwar Lal Sharma has been suspended from the party for criticising party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. After a drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, Sharma had said that the time has come for the party to think beyond Rahul and Priyanka Vadra. Hitting out at Rahul...
  • Rahul failed to connect with the people, says Kerala Home Minister June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After Congress's decimation in the Lok Sabha elections, more voices of dissent are growing within the party and questions are being raised about party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi's way of functioning. Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has joined the critics and lambasted Rahul for his single minded focus...
  • Rahul Gandhi is 'MD of Congress Circus', says party MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma May 31, 2014

    In another attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi following the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha election, a party legislator in Rajasthan on Saturday called him "MD of Congress circus". "Rahul Gandhi is the MD (managing director) of Congress circus and is surrounded by four to five jokers. People like...
  • Meira Kumar terminates services of Lok Sabha TV CEO Rajiv Mishra May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Outgoing Speaker Meira Kumar has terminated the services of Lok Sabha TV Chief Executive Rajiv Mishra. A notification issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat dated May 30 said, "the Speaker has limited the tenure of Shri Rajiv Mishra as Chief Executive of LSTV till May 31, 2014." No...
  • Defeat in Lok Sabha polls a collective responsibility: Jairam Ramesh May 31, 2014

    Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Rahul Gandhi did his best during the electioneering for Lok Sabha polls and the party's drubbing was a collective responsibility. "It's (defeat) a collective responsibility. Rahul Gandhi tried his best," Ramesh told reporters. "Very good work was done in the rural sector during the...
  • Yogendra Yadav denies resigning from AAP, calls rumours baseless May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon after reports of Yogendra Yadav's resignation from the Aam Aadmi Party surfaced, the senior leader has taken on to twitter to issue his clarification. Yadav called the rumours of his resignation baseless. "Rumours about my quitting AAP are baseless. I am very much with the party and...
  • Media affected election outcome, say Congress, AAP May 31, 2014

    The media impacted the outcome of the general election and helped the BJP swing at least five six per cent votes in its favour, the Congress and the AAP said on Saturday. "The media mattered in a way it had not in the past. The media helped the BJP swing at...
  • Dissent within Congress grows; will the party democratise or decentralise? May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The most humiliating defeat of the party in the Lok Sabha election has forced some leaders to openly express their frank opinion on the top leadership - the Gandhi family. The first to attack Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who led the election campaign, was its oldest ally Indian Union...