Lok Sabha Election

  • 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...
  • 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...