Lok Sabha Election

  • After poll debacle, blame game surfaces in Congress's feedback meeting May 31, 2014

    Blame game surfaced in a feedback meeting of Rajasthan Congress on Friday which was held to ascertain reasons for the Lok Sabha polls debacle in the State where party could not win even a single seat out of the 25. The meeting, which was convened by RPCC president Sachin Pilot, AICC general secretary and...
  • Congress infighting: Must think beyond Priyanka, Rahul, says party leader May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: After a drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, more voices of dissent were growing within the Congress over party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's leadership. Rajasthan Congress leader Bhanwar Lal Sharma said that the time has come for the party to think beyond Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra. Hitting out...
  • Advani, Joshi still capable of taking up any responsibility: BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha May 31, 2014

    The first open criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's age cut-off for ministers within the BJP has come from Shatrughan Sinha. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, the senior leader said LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are still capable of taking up any responsibility. ...
  • AIADMK may provide issue-based support to BJP in Rajya Sabha: sources May 31, 2014

    Chennai: A day after CNN-IBN learnt that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, questions are being asked whether the AIADMK is mulling joining the NDA. AIADMK sources say that the party is likely to provide only issue-based support to the BJP in the...
  • Education row: Smriti Irani appeals to DU to reinstate suspended officials May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday appealed to the Delhi University to reinstate the suspended officials. The Delhi University suspended five officials for allegedly leaking documents related to the educational qualifications of Irani on Friday. Reacting to the same, she tweeted, "Since the Delhi University is an...
  • DU suspends staff over Smriti papers, Digvijaya questions Modi government June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh hit out at the Narendra Modi government over the suspension of five officials of the Delhi University for leaking Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification deatils. He even questioned the transparency in the government. Singh tweeted, "Five officials of Delhi University suspended...
  • Congress to review LS poll debacle in Rajasthan May 31, 2014

    After suffering a complete rout in Rajasthan in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, Congress on Friday said it will review its debacle by holding meetings of the state party functionaries of each district and block committees in Jaipur for the next two days. AICC General Secretary and state party in-charge...
  • Priyanka writes to SPG director, asks for withdrawal of airport privileges May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the debate over special security given to Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra, the Gandhi scion has written to the Director of the Special Protection Group (SPG) asking for withdrawal of special treatment given to her kids, her husband Robert Vadra and herself at airports. Priyanka in...
  • Ashok Chavan paid news case: EC frames five-point charges May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday framed five specific charges against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the alleged 'paid news' case and furnishing of 'incorrect' election accounts case against him. The EC, after framing the charges, also asked the complainants in the case to furnish all their...
  • Rift within BJP? Shatrughan Sinha questions cut-off age for ministers May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: After reports of a rift within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over Cabinet berths allotted in Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, the party is now facing an open criticism. BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha showed his discontent over the cut-off age of 75 years set by Modi for his...
  • No witch-hunt against opponents, says Venkaiah Naidu May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: NDA government would not launch witch-hunt against its political opponents including Robert Vadra, but the law would take its own course, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday. "I don't want to make any political comment. We don't want to launch witch-hunt but at the same time the...
  • Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and state Congress chief Manikrao Thakre met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Friday amidst reports of a change in leadership in the state Cabinet. It was only last week that Chavan called on Sonia at her 10 Janpath residence amidst reports of...
  • I'm a free man now, can express anything, says Congress leader suspended for anti-Rahul remarks May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Suspended for demanding Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's resignation, senior party leader TH Mustafa remains defiant and has said that now he will finally be able to speak his mind. Mustafa had called Rahul a 'joker' and had held him responsible for the Congress's defeat in the Lok...
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  • PM Modi to move to his official residence 7 RCR today: sources June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is still placed at the Gujarat Bhawan, is likely to move to 7 Race Course Road on Friday, say sources. According to the sources, 7 Race Course Road houses five bungalows spread over about 12 acres. Modi will be the first Prime Minister...
  • Buoyant BJP lays out strategy for Assembly polls in Bihar May 29, 2014

    Aiming to replicate its success of Lok Sabha elections in the Assembly poll next year, the BJP on Thursday held deliberation on mapping a strategy to go about it and also decided to observe June 16 as 'betrayal day' to mark the first anniversay of the break-up of alliance with...
  • Mistry to ask Sonia to dissolve Congress UP unit following LS poll rout May 29, 2014

    Lucknow: After its drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls in the state, Congress' Uttar Pradesh incharge Madhusudhan Mistry on Thursday said he would recommend the party high command to dissolve the state unit. Mistry held a review meeting to discuss Congress's poor show in the state in the recently held...
  • Post-poll rout, MP Congress to undertake party re-structuring May 29, 2014

    Reeling under crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh, the state Congress is mulling an overhaul of the party organisation. However, no time-line has been set for the re-structuring, Madhya Pradesh Congress President Arun Yadav said on Wednesday. "I can say that the party organisation will be re-structured...
  • We will review poll debacle in Rajasthan: Gurudas Kamat May 29, 2014

    After suffering a complete rout in Rajasthan in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, Congress on Thursday said it will review its debacle by holding meetings of the state party functionaries of each district and block committees here for the next two days. AICC General Secretary and state party in-charge Gurudas...
  • Priority is to take the Look East policy forward: General VK Singh May 29, 2014

    Former Army Chief General VK Singh took charge as the Minister for Development of the North East region. He said his priority is to take the Look East policy forward to enhance development in the region. ...
  • After facing massive defeat in LS polls, Akhilesh gets cracking May 29, 2014

    Akhilesh Yadav is angry, and how! The Samajwadi Party was routed in the Lok Sabha polls and now the Uttar Pradesh chief minister has dissolved the state executive of the party, disbanded all subsidiary affilate organizations and has turned his ire on the bureaucracy. In the fortnight after the drubbing where...
  • Maoist leader, accused of killing police officer in 2009, arrested May 29, 2014

    A Maoist leader, wanted in connection with the killing of a police officer in 2009, was arrested from a riverine area near Ghelpur Chaturpatti village of Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Thursday. "We had intelligence inputs about Maoists assembling at a spot in the area. Accordingly we moved our forces to surround...
  • 3 BJP MLAs resign from Rajasthan Assembly May 29, 2014

    Three BJP MLAs on Thursday resigned from Rajasthan Assembly after they were elected as MPs in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. The three MPs -- Om Birla, Bahadur Koli and Santosh Ahlawat, who were elected to the Lok Sabha from Kota, Bharatpur and Jhunjhunu seats respectively, submitted their resignation to...
  • PM Modi's 10-point agenda includes freedom to babus, innovation June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got his ministers working and has issued them guidelines and priorities. Modi, who addressed his second Cabinet meet in the past 48 hours, has listed down a 10-point priority list for his government. Sources say that Modi has urged ministers to build up confidence...
  • PM Narendra Modi likely to move to 7 RCR on Friday: sources June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is still placed at the Gujarat Bhawan, is likely to move to 7 Race Course Road on Friday, say sources. According to the sources, 7 Race Course Road houses five bungalows spread over about 12 acres. Modi will be the first Prime Minister...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav blames the Centre for power crisis May 29, 2014

    Lucknow: With the state reeling under acute power crisis, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has blamed the Centre for it. Akhilesh has clarified that the power cuts are not driven by any ulterior motive. "We are working on transmission generation and distribution of power. The government is working to...
  • Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung calls on PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi's Lt Governor Najeeb Jung called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed his best wishes. Jung met the Prime Minister at South Block on Wednesday evening. "It was a courtesy meeting and Jung conveyed his best wishes to the Prime Minister," a government release said. Modi also...
  • Gadkari takes charge as Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: More ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet are taking charge on Thursday. Nitin Gadkari took over as the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping. This is Gadkari's first stint as a Cabinet minister. He has previously been President of the BJP. "I had asked PM Modi...
  • PM Narendra Modi to retain the Varanasi seat, vacate the Vadodara seat June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who contested on the Varanasi seat as well as the Vadodara seat in the Lok Sabha elections has decided to retain the Varanasi seat and vacate the seat from his home state of Gujarat. Modi had won both the seats with a thumping majority. He...
  • MM Joshi not to be a part of the Modi Cabinet: sources June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government will stick to the formula of ministers below the age of 75 years, say sources. Sources have now ruled out the possibility of Murli Manohar Joshi being included in the Modi Cabinet. The hunt for the Defence Minister is thus still on with Arun...