LOK SABHA POLLS

  • Hit by boycott during LS polls, enthusiasm high among voters for Assembly elections in Bandipora Yesterday

    Bandipora (North Kashmir): Asserting that unprecedented enthusiasm has been witnessed among the people towards elections in the district, Bandipora Deputy Commissioner Dr Shah Faisal expressed hope that about 70 per cent to 75 per cent electorate will exercise their democratic right this time against only 40 per cent recorded during...
  • Laptop scheme cost us Lok Sabha polls: Mulayam Singh Yadav 1 week ago

    Lucknow: In an embarrassment to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav blamed his free laptop scheme for the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing the national convention of the party's women's wing, Mulayam Singh said he had always opposed the distribution of laptops...
  • J&K polls: Follow slogan of 'One Booth Ten Youth', says BJP to workers November 13, 2014

    Jammu: To ensure 100 per cent turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, BJP asked party workers to be present at their respective polling booths following the slogan "One Booth Ten Youth" coined during the Lok Sabha polls. "The focus of each and every worker of BJP should be...
  • Rahul Gandhi holds another round of consultations on party's future November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: On a day Congress suffered a split in Tamil Nadu, Rahul Gandhi on Monday held confabulations with some senior party leaders, including Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy, on the future course in the wake of a string of electoral debacles since the Lok Sabha polls in May. Gandhi, who...
  • Digvijaya Singh pitches Rahul Gandhi's name to lead Congress, party leaders slam him November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday stirred up another hornet's nest by saying that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi should take charge of the party. Singh said, "It's a general feeling within Congress that party has always encouraged younger workers and it's time for Rahul Gandhi to...
  • Organisational polls should reinvigorate, rejuvenate the party: Rahul Gandhi October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the organisational elections should be utilised to "reinvigorate and rejuvenate" the party following the debacle in the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. In his first formal interaction with top party leaders here after the defeat of Congress in Assembly polls in...
  • Congress holds review meet after Lok Sabha and Assembly poll debacle October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After the rout in the Lok Sabha and the recent Assembly elections, Congress held a review meeting on Tuesday. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi attended the meeting of Congress General Secretaries and State Presidents. Congress suffered its worst ever defeat in the Lok Sabha polls and in the...
  • Battle for succession deepens as CPM introspects on its way forward October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: At day two of the central committee meeting on Monday, differences within the CPM's top leaders Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury were out in the open. The party which faces an existential crisis after being reduced to just 9 seats in the Lok Sabha polls has its two...
  • Rahul not responsible for Congress' defeat in LS polls: Antony August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Rejecting criticism about Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Congress leader AK Antony on Friday said he was not responsible for the party's Lok Sabha poll debacle and exuded optimism that it will revive under Sonia Gandhi and Rahul. Antony, who headed a committee that probed the reasons for the party's poll...
  • Antony panel submits report on Congress's poll debacle to Sonia Gandhi August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly three months after its biggest debacle ever in the Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader AK Antony submitted his report to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. In his report, Antony has blamed the loss on antiCongress media coverage, poor local leadership, corruption, inflation and infighting in...
  • Priyanka's office denies reports of her assuming significant role in Congress August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka's office on Tuesday denied reports of her assuming more significant role in the party. Accorfing to reports, Priyanka was set to assume important role in the Congress ahead of the Assembly polls. The remarks came after reports suggested that several party leaders were...
  • Moily comes out in Rahul's defence, says he was and will be our leader July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the voices of dissent are out in the open against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, former Union minister and senior party leader Veerappa Moily defended him saying, "Rahul was and will remain our leader." There has been a crisis within the Congress with cadres pointing fingers at...
  • Crisis within Congress deepens, leaders believe Rahul a liability July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The crisis within the Congress is deepening with each passing day and leaders have turned rebels questioning party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's style of working. According to sources, senior party leaders have blamed Rahul for Congress's decimation in the Lok Sabha polls wherein the party was reduced to...
  • Rahul, Sonia grapple with crisis, Congress faces revolt in Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Its worst electoral mauling seems to have started a chain reaction in the Congress party which is trying hard to douse the rebellion among its ranks. The party is falling apart as a host of leaders have turned rebels in the recent days. The Congress leadership is grappling with...
  • Congress in crisis; Maharashtra, Assam ministers quit, flay CMs July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a double blow to the Indian National Congress, Narayan Rane from Maharashtra and Himanta Biswa Sarma from Assam resigned from the respective state Cabinets on Monday. The resignations come in the backdrop of Congress's severe mauling in the recent Lok Sabha elections where the party won just...
  • AntiGogoi MLAs to approach Assam Governor and Speaker July 21, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has been facing severe opposition within his Cabinet after party's poll debacle. Nearly 25 MLAs on Monday will approach the Assam Governor and Speaker to tell them that they have no faith in Gogoi. Congressincharge of Assam CP Joshi will brief party President Sonia Gandhi...
  • Social media played key role in Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Social media has played a significant role in recent Lok Sabha elections and it will continue to do so in future, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. "There was an important role of social media in 2014 elections. It will continue to do so in future too....
  • Suspended Kerala Congress leader sticks to remarks against Rahul July 8, 2014

    Kochi: Unremorseful over his controversial 'joker' remarks against Congress VicePresident Rahul Gandhi despite his suspension, former Kerala Minister TH Mustafa on Tuesday said he had not committed anything wrong. Mustafa, suspended from the party for his May 28 remarks, told reporters that he had not called Gandhi a 'Joker', but only...
  • Congress leaders want radical changes in the party after poll loss July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: After the party's worst ever debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, split within the Congress seems to be out in the open. Congress leaders across the country are demanding radical changes in the party. Party workers have slammed several top central leaders for being arrogant and inaccessible. According...
  • Election of Tharoor, three others challenged in Kerala HC June 30, 2014

    Kochi: Petitions challenging the election of former union minister Shashi Tharoor and three others in recent Lok Sabha polls were filed on Monday in the Kerala High Court. Jose K Mani of Kerala Congress (ManiKottayam), Anto Antony (CongressPathnamthitta) and P Karunakaran (CPIMKasaragod) are the others against whom the election petitions were...
  • AAP to renominate almost all 27 MLAs for fresh Delhi polls June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After its rout in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP has decided to renominate almost all its 27 sitting legislators if Delhi goes to polls, the party said on Saturday. "The screening process is in its final stages and we will be renominating almost all our 27 MLAs for the...
  • Congress meets Delhi leaders, begins analysis of LS poll debacle June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Starting a soulsearching exercise following its worstever Lok Sabha poll result, an informal group of Congress leaders on Saturday met party leaders from Delhi to identify the reasons behind its whitewash by BJP in the seven parliamentary seats in the national capital. Veterans of Delhi Congress and former MPs...
  • Asrarul Haque defends remark on Sonia's prepoll meet with Shahi Imam June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress MP Maulana Asrarul Haque on Monday defended his remark on party President Sonia Gandhi saying he was misquoted. As party leaders trained their guns on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for the poor electoral performance, Haque criticised party President Sonia Gandhi for prepoll meeting with the Shahi...
  • BSP will not contest byeelections on 12 seats in UP: Mayawati May 30, 2014

    BSP will not contest byeelections on 12 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh and instead prepare for midterm polls as the Akhilesh Yadav government "might fall within a year", party supremo Mayawati said on Friday. "We will do preparations for Assembly polls. There is a possibility that this (SP) government may fall...
  • MP government to seek Central funds for pending projects May 30, 2014

    The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has pinned high hopes on the NDA government at the Centre for getting Central funds for the state's pending projects. "Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed his Cabinet colleagues and officers to prepare a list of pending projects with the Centre for...
  • Will continue to pull up lax officials: Akhilesh Yadav May 29, 2014

    Defending recent action against administrative officers in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said that his government would continue to crack the whip on laxness by officers. "It is the duty of officers to work. Action will be taken against those found to be lax," Yadav told...
  • MLAs elected as MPs yet to resign from Assembly May 28, 2014

    The Rajasthan Assembly has far not received resignations from any of the four MLAs who were elected as MPs in the recentlyconcluded Lok Sabha polls, its Speaker on Wednesday said. "Assembly has not received so far any resignation of four BJP MLAs who were elected as MPs in Lok Sabha polls,...
  • JD(U) office bearers to meet tomorrow, discuss future strategy May 27, 2014

    After the drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, Janata Dal (United) officer bearers will meet in the national capital on Wednesday to discuss their future political strategy. The meeting to be chaired by party President Sharad Yadav will be attended by officebearers from various states including Bihar, the only...
  • Narendra Singh Tomar: From a municipal councillor to a cabinet minister May 27, 2014

    From a municipal councillor to a Cabinet Minister in Narendra Modi government, Madhya Pradesh BJP chief Narendra Singh Tomar's rise in his political career has been quite significant. 56yearold Tomar, who made his debut in the Union Council of Ministers, has held several important positions in the party and was instrumental...
  • BSP workers rough up Dalit men who went to meet Mayawati May 20, 2014

    BSP workers allegedly roughed up a group of Dalit youths who went to meet party chief Mayawati in Lucknow on Tuesday. The group comprising 79 youths, who have been denied posting after being selected to the post of assistant review officials in the Uttar Pradesh state secretariat, sought an audience with...