Lok Sabha Election

  • 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...
  • Congress failed to gauge public's anger against it, admits Sonia Gandhi May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Having faced its worst ever defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday admitted that her party failed to gauge the voters' anger against the party which ultimately led to its massive rout. After being re-elected as the Chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party on Saturday,...
  • No internal democracy in AAP: Congress May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a dig at Aam Aadmi Party, Congress on Saturday said that quitting of two key members Shazia Ilmi and GR Gopinath from the fledging party has "proved" there was no internal democracy in it due to which leaders were "deserting" Arvind Kejriwal. Chief spokesperson...
  • Water, power cuts in areas where NCP-Congress didn't get votes: BJP May 24, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP on Saturday accused the Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra of indulging in "vendetta politics" by cutting off water/power supply to the areas where the ruling alliance did not get votes. "The Congress-NCP government should stop this demonic behaviour and remember that they have to face Assembly polls in four months,"...
  • Allies line up to meet Modi as they eye Cabinet portfolios May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: While senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders are holding a series of meetings over portfolio distribution in the NDA government, BJP allies too are keeping up the pressure on PM designate Narendra Modi. BJP allies Telugu Desam Party and Shiv Sena are likely to meet Modi later on Saturday. Naidu,...
  • Priyanka Gandhi should be brought into active politics: Amarinder Singh May 24, 2014

    Congress MP Captaoin Amarinder Singh is of the opinion that Priyanka Gandhi should be brought into active politics. ...
  • Congress re-elects Sonia Gandhi as Parliamentary Party leader May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: 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...
  • Modi-Sharif meeting unlikely to be path breaking, say analysts May 24, 2014

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on May 26 at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. "The Pakistan Prime Minister will be visiting India for the swearing-in ceremony," confirmed PML(N) spokesperson Tariq Azim. ...
  • Twitter to take Lok Sabha election innovations global May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: US social networking company Twitter is planning to replicate parts of its India election strategy across countries that go to polls this year, after it emerged as a key tool for politicians and media companies during the world's largest democratic exercise. In India, Twitter Inc worked closely with politicians...
  • Pakistan just one member, don't ignore other nations: G Parthasarathy May 24, 2014

    Reacting to the confirmation from Pakistan PM for attending Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony, former diplomat G Parthasarathy said that Pakistan is just one of the eight nations that were invited and cautioned that one should not go overboard with just one nation and ignore the others. ...
  • Captain Gopinath on why he quit the Aam Aadmi Party May 24, 2014

    Bangalore: Low cost civil aviation pioneer in India and the founder of Air Deccan Captain GR Gopinath, who has quit the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), feels that the party has lost the focus and vision. After quitting the party, speaking to CNN-IBN he said that there was no point in...
  • Modi has hit a diplomatic sixer by inviting Pak PM: Natwar Singh May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon after a confirmation from Pakistan on the arrival of their Prime Minister for the swearing-in of Indian Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi, reactions have started pouring in. Former External Affairs minister Natwar Singh hailed Modi's decision and said that he had hit a diplomatic sixer by inviting...
  • Double whammy for AAP: Shazia Ilmi, Captain Gopinath quit party May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: 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...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on May 26 at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. "The Pakistan Prime Minister will be visiting India for the swearing-in ceremony," confirmed PML(N) spokesperson Tariq Azim. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson in...
  • Live blog: May 24 May 24, 2014

    Follow all the updates related to the developments post-Lok Sabha elections here. ...
  • Not desperate for a ministry, can be the PM if I want to, says Ramdev May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party supporter and yoga teacher Ramdev said that if he could have become the Prime Minister, Member of Parliament or a Chief Minister if he wanted to. In an interview to CNN-IBN, he said, "I am not desperate for any ministry. If I wanted, I could...
  • Congress MPs to meet today amidst attack on Rahul's leadership May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the Congress is still coming to terms with its massive defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, voices of dissent are growing within the party with the leadership of the party Vice President Rahul Gandhi under question. "It is certain that Rahul has some shortcomings which he...
  • AAP plans mass drive against Kejriwal's arrest but dissent grows too May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Dissent within Aam Aadmi Party came to the fore as the party's foot-soldiers questioned the leadership over the debacle in the Lok Sabha election and demanded dissolution of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), even as party leaders tried to pacify them. At a meeting organised to discuss...
  • AAP volunteers question leadership over Lok Sabha poll debacle May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Dissent within Aam Aadmi Party came to the fore as the party's foot-soldiers questioned the leadership over the debacle in the Lok Sabha election and demanded dissolution of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), even as party leaders tried to pacify them. At a meeting organised to discuss...
  • Pakistan should cultivate cordial relations with new Indian government: Sharif's daughter May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As the confirmation on Pakistan Prime Minister's attendance at Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony continues to get delayed, Nawaz Sharif's daughter on Friday tweeted that Pakistan should cultivate cordial relations with the new Indian government. "I personally think cordial relations with new Indian govt should be cultivated. Will help remove...
  • Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Pak Army red-flags Nawaz Sharif's visit to India? May 23, 2014

    Reports have suggested that there is a clear rift between the Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and the country's Army over the invite given by India for Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. ...
  • I am extremely happy Modi accepted me as wife: Jashodaben May 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad: As Narendra Modi gets ready to take oath as Prime Minister, his wife Jashodaben said she is extremely happy over his ascent to the top post and that he accepted her for the first time as his spouse. "It is a matter of extreme happiness for me. I am so...
  • Watch: In conversation with Parliament's new faces May 23, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey talks to BJP's first time MPs outside the Parliament. Babul Supriyo, Satyapal Singh, Udit Raj, Manoj Tiwari, VD Ram and Heena Gavit talk about their roads ahead. ...
  • Dissent within Congress out in the open, Vaghela targets Rahul for poll debacle May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Dissent brewing within the Congress party after the crushing defeat in Lok Sabha elections is out in the open with senior party leader Shankar Sinh Vaghela slamming Rahul Gandhi saying he did not connect with the masses. Vaghela, the Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly, on Friday targeted the...
  • Mamata to skip Modi's swearing-in, will send 2 TMC leaders instead May 23, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reportedly decided to skip PM-elect Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. Sources say she will instead send two representatives, state ministers Amit Mitra and Mukul roy, to represent the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Earlier, there were reports that Mamata had asked her party MPs to not attend...
  • Amarinder condemns notice to MLAs, seeks Bajwa's resignation May 23, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Friday condemned the issue of disciplinary notices to two party MLAs for seeking resignation of state unit chief Partap Singh Bajwa, terming the action as "desperate" attempts to "silence the popular sentiment" in the party. Supporting the demand of the MLAs, the former Chief Minister...
  • Sharad Pawar seeks more Assembly seats for NCP in Maharashtra May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said that his party should get more seats to contest in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra as the position of ally Congress has weakened in the state, as evident from the Lok Sabha results. "Last time, when we got less seats than Congress in...
  • Congress split over Lok Sabha election rout out in open, infighting begins May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Voices of dissent in the Congress over its humiliating loss in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections have intensified with several leaders now questioning the entire campaign strategy and leadership. Congress allies, too, have also come out in the open and blamed the Grand Old Party of India for...
  • How will I take on Modi with just 4 MPs: Mulayam to Akhilesh May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav pulled up his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the party's poor electoral performance on Friday. Today was the second day of the Samajwadi Party's meeting to evaluate poll rout. Mulayam asked why the party only managed to get...
  • New Bihar CM Jeetan Ram Manjhi congratulated by party MLAs, opposition May 23, 2014

    Patna: Meeting for the first time after Lok Sabha poll results, which forced change of guard in Bihar too, bonhomie prevailed in the state Legislative Assembly on Friday. The Assembly has been convened by new Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manjhi to seek trust vote. Before the House started its business at 11...