Lok Sabha Election

  • Live tweets: Narendra Modi to be sworn in as India's 15th Prime Minister June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of being sworn in as India's 15th Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today visited Rajghat and paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi. Modi spent around 10 minutes at Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Modi, who led BJP to an astounding victory in the Lok Sabha polls, will be sworn...
  • Here is what people expect from new PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi, a 63-year-old man who is behind the BJP's astonishing victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, will take oath as the 15th Prime Minister of world's largest democracy on Monday. The much awaited swearing-in ceremony, administered by President Pranab Mukherjee, is scheduled to take place at 6:00 pm...
  • Snapshot: Scenes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in day June 14, 2014

    The swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the 15th Prime Minister of India will be the biggest event so far to have been staged at Rashtrapati Bhavan with the guest list, which includes key leaders from SAARC countries, set to cross the 4,000 mark. ...
  • Watch: PM Narendra Modi pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to be sworn in at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday evening. Modi began his day by paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. ...
  • Narendra Modi: The man who scripted his dream run to Delhi himself June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Damodardas Modi's dream run to Delhi has been scripted by the man himself. With extensive campaigning, use of technology to development plank, Modi did not leave any stone unturned. During an election rally, Modi had said, "In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, India will...
  • PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet: Who is likely to get what June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On the day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, all eyes are on his Cabinet. The list of Modi's ministers has been sent to the Rashtrapati Bhawan and it is springing out some surprises with the inclusion of allies like Upendra Kushwaha. It includes the names of...
  • Oath taking in the evening, the buck stops with PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The distance between Gujarat Bhawan in Chanakyapuri, the Diplomatic enclave of New Delhi, and the Prime Minister's official residence 7, Racecourse Road, is just 500 metres. Narendra Modi has covered that distance in 13 years. When Modi was made the Gujarat chief minister after the disastrous earthquake in...
  • Narendra Modi takes oath as India's 15th PM: As the day unfolded June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India. Modi along with his Cabinet took oath at the Rashtrapati Bhawan at 6 PM. Around 3,500 Indian and foreign dignitaries attended the ceremony, including leaders from all the seven SAARC nations....
  • Modi Cabinet: Rajnath for Home, Jaitley frontrunner for Finance June 14, 2014

    While Rajnath Singh will be inducted as Home Minister in Narendra Modi Cabinet. While senior leaders like LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are likely to be kept out of key posts, Jaitley is the frontrunner for Finance Ministry. ...
  • Narendra Modi to have 'minimum government, maximum governance policy' May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A day before the swearing-in of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, the Gujarat government released a statement on Modi's 'minimum government, maximum governance' policy. According to the press release, Modi's Cabinet will be limited to a few Cabinet ministers. His aim is to 'transform entity of assembled ministries to Organic...
  • Naveen Patnaik to skip Modi's swearing-in ceremony May 25, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will not attend Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony due to state Assembly Speaker election on Monday. Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Amat will instead represent Patnaik at the ceremony. While deciding to adopt a positive approach towards the BJP-led NDA government to be headed by...
  • Welcome Pakistan, Sri Lanka's decision to release Indian fishermen: Modi May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi welcomed Sri Lanka and Pakistan's decision to free Indian fishermen in their custody. "I welcome the step by Sri Lanka & Pakistan to release our fishermen. I welcome our fishermen brothers back home!," he tweeted on Sunday evening. A day ahead of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's...
  • Chavan meets Sonia Gandhi amidst reports of him offering to quit May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi amidst reports of him stepping down following party's poll debacle. Earlier this week, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi had met Sonia at her 10 Janpath residence and tendered his resignation. Party president, however, did not accept Gogoi's resignation. Congress...
  • SP on drive to establish dialogue with common people to popularise government's welfare schemes May 25, 2014

    Attempting to recover the lost ground after electoral debacle, Samajwadi Party on Sunday asked its party workers to hold district-level meetings with common people to popularise the state government's welfare schemes. The party's UP president and state chief minister Akhilesh Yadav directed that the meeting at all the district headquarters should...
  • Modi Cabinet almost final, JP Nadda to replace Rajnath as BJP chief May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda is all set to take over as the party chief with Rajnath Singh making his way into the Narendra Modi Cabinet. A lesser known face, Nadda was from the beginning a favourite for the party chief's post. Nadda was anointed...
  • Watch: Modi cries and Rahul smiles, Cyrus's take on leaders' reactions after LS poll results May 26, 2014

    Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janta Party bagged a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha polls. While being anointed the PM candidate Modi had tears in his eyes while Rahul while accepting the defeat had a smile on his face. ...
  • Team Modi takes shape, list to be sent to President on Monday May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Hectic consultations are taking place in the Bharatiya Janata Party with just a day left before Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi ends the suspense on the ministers in his Cabinet. According to sources, the list of ministers to be sworn in is likely to be sent to the President...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha's jokes on BJP after the party's massive victtory May 25, 2014

    Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has swept the Lok Sabha elections. The saffron party won a clear majority, sweeping 282 of 543 seats, ten seats more than the halfway mark required to form government. ...
  • Watch: Cyrus in conversation with 'regional leaders' on LS poll debacle May 25, 2014

    While the BJP won the Lok Sabha elections with a thumping majority, regional parties like the DMK, BSP and NCP faced the rout. ...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha on Kejriwal's protest 'on national television' May 25, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to 14-day judicial custody in the defamation case filed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari. Kejriwal, a former Delhi chief minister, was sent to Tihar Jail after he refused to sign a personal bond of Rs...
  • 'Rootless wonders' in Congress behind party's rout: KC Deo May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at "rootless wonders and spineless creepers" for his party's plight, senior Congress leader Kishore Chandra Deo on Sunday said the Congress would not have come to such a pass if Rahul Gandhi had ensured implementation of half the promises made after he became party's Vice President. Deo,...
  • Record 61 women elected to Lok Sabha May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The just concluded 16th Lok Sabha elections has created a record of sorts with 61 women MPs being elected to the Lower House. According to an analysis of PRS Legislative Research, it was a marginal increase when compared with the 2009 general elections, when 58 women were elected. As far...
  • Modi may merge ministries, cut Cabinet, allies seek key portfolios May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With just a day to go for Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, the final decision to decide the Cabinet is due to be taken soon. Modi is likely to merge ministries to downsize the government. Bharatiya Janata party leader Arun Jaitley is the front-runner for the post...
  • Live blog: May 25 May 25, 2014

    With just a day to go for Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, the final decision to decide the Cabinet is due to be taken soon. Modi is likely to merge ministries to downsize the government. ...
  • Modi pulls off diplomatic coup, Sharif to attend swearing-in ceremony May 25, 2014

    After two days of "will he, wont he" speculation we got the confirmation on saturday that Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif will be attending Modi's swearing in ceremony, along with the other SAARC leaders. It will be seen if the meet leads to a new chapter in the strategic dialogue of...
  • Clamour grows within Congress to bring Priyanka into active politics May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite the voices of dissent within the Congress, the party elected Sonia Gandhi as its Chairperson in its crucial Parliamentary Party meet held on Saturday. But the image of the recent drubbing was obvious from the empty benches at the meet. Though the election of Sonia was taken unanimously,...
  • BJP leader Om Mathur calls Jaswant Singh's revolt unfair, says he should have avoided contesting polls independently May 24, 2014

    BJP leader Om Mathur on Saturday said that Jaswant Singh's revolt on denial of a ticket was unfair and he should have avoided contesting the Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate. "Revolt by senior leader like Jaswant Singh on denial of a ticket was unfair. There may be reasons for...
  • Nawaz Sharif's daughter hails his decision to attend Modi's swearing-in May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam hailed her father's decision to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in saying the step will help in restoring fraying bilateral ties. In an exclusive statement emailed to Network 18, Maryam said, "The invitation extended by India's Prime Minister-designate & the reciprocal gesture by the Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Shazia, Gopinath quit AAP; party tries to play down crisis May 24, 2014

    Just a few days after the Lok Sabha election results, which showed that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had failed to make much impact in large parts of India, two of its prominent members have resigned from the party. AAP's founding member Shazia Ilmi and businessman Captain GR Gopinath resigned...
  • Sonia re-elected CPP chairperson but no decision on LS, RS leaders yet May 24, 2014

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi was on Saturday re-elected as the Parliamentary Party Chairperson in a brief meeting of the party's recently elected Lok Sabha members in New Delhi. The Congress, which will be sitting in the Opposition after a decade, does not even qualify to have the Leader of Opposition...