Lok Sabha Election

  • 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...
  • Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh meets LK Advani May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Friday met LK Advani at his residence in New Delhi, raising speculation over the move. Sources said the former Union Minister, who had unsuccessfully contested against the official BJP nominee from Barmer, spent about 30 minutes with the BJP patriarch. Sources close to...
  • Modi Cabinet: JP Nadda may become BJP chief if Rajnath gets MHA May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janta Party is likely to get a new head with JP Nadda taking over as the chief of the party if Rajnath Singh is included in Prime Minster Narendra Modi's Cabinet. Rajnath is likely to be inducted in the government as the Home Minister. With just 3...
  • AP: KCR vs Naidu fight escalates as Telangana creation day nears May 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: As it is oft heard in Hyderabad these days, that Andhra Pradesh before partition was like a 'Hindu undivided family', but after the split, it looks like a Hindu divided family, the new state of Telangana and the residuary state Seemandhra are fighting over property and almost everything. Telangana...
  • Narendra Modi, first PM to move to official bungalow without family May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi will be the first Prime Minister who will move into the official residence of the Prime Minister of India without his family. Till now all the other 14 Prime Ministers have had a family or at least have had some family members who moved in with...
  • Narendra Modi back in Delhi, discussions on Cabinet formation resume May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: With only three days to go before his swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi is back in the capital to resume discussions regarding the Cabinet formation. Sources now say that Arun Jaitley is likely to head the Finance Ministry, while party President Rajnath Singh may be given the...
  • Pakistan PM likely to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony: sources May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Keeping the speculations alive on the presence of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, sources say that Sharif is all set to accept the invitation of his Indian counterpart in Delhi. The schedule of the Pakistani Prime Minister is not confirmed...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 22, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Lalu defends decision to tie-up with JDU, says will keep Bihar away from BJP at any cost May 22, 2014

    Lalu Prasad Yadav whose RJD has vowed support to the JDU says he will make sure the BJP is at a good distance from Bihar. ...
  • Dissent surfaces in Congress, Rahul and his team face flak for poll debacle May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After its worst ever performance in the Lok Sabha elections, the rumbling and voices of discontent have begun to surface in the Congress. The first to question party's functioning is Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's close aide and former union minister Milind Deora. The irony is that he...
  • Jayalalithaa to skip Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony May 22, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will skip the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister as she is opposed to the invitation sent out to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa. ...
  • Nitish Kumar has betrayed Bihar by taking RJD's support: Sushil Kumar Modi May 22, 2014

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday came down heavily on the ruling Janata Dal United for taking its bitter rival Rashtriya Janata Dal's support to ensure the survival of its government in Bihar. Modi said that JDU leader Nitish Kumar had...
  • Did Rahul Gandhi choose the wrong advisors? May 22, 2014

    In the first open criticism from within the Congress after the party's crushing defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, former union minister Milind Deora said that Rahul Gandhi's advisors did not have their 'ears to the ground' and those with 'no electoral experience' were calling the shots, but added that...
  • Inspired by BJP's Modi gambit, MNS may project Raj Thackeray for CM May 22, 2014

    Leaders of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Thursday said they were in favour of projecting the party president Raj Thackeray as the Chief Ministerial nominee ahead of the coming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. The MNS office-bearers met in Mumbai on Thursday, and unanimously decided that Raj Thackeray should be projected for...
  • Congress Parliamentary Party to elect new chairperson on May 24 May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress Parliamentary Party will elect its new chairperson on May 24. Congress President Sonia Gandhi is the current chairperson. It is to be seen if Sonia will be replaced by some other person or she would conitue as...
  • Sonia Gandhi writes to Narendra Modi, congratulates him on his victory May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi congratulated Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on leading the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance to a spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha elections Sonia sent a letter of congratulation to the BJP leader on Tuesday, AICC sources said on Thursday. She had...
  • Sonia refuses to accept Assam CM Gogoi's resignation, to meet MLAs May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has refused to accept the resignation of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who offered to step down after the party's dismal performance in Lok Sabha elections. The final decision on Gogoi will reportedly be taken after Sonia consults the Assam MLAs. A section of Congress...
  • Himachal CM Virbhadra won't quit, says Congress routed in all states May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: While most of the Congress chief ministers have offered to resign after the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has said that he won't resign. He said that the Congress performed poorly in most of the states and not only...
  • Assam CM Gogoi tenders resignation to Sonia and not to the state Governor May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who offered to step down as the Chief Minister following the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha Elections, has "tendered" his his resignation to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi on Thursday. But Gogoi giving his resignation to...