Lok Sabha Election

  • 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...
  • 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...