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  • DMK treasurer Stalin meets MDMK's Vaiko fueling speculation of alliance ahead of 2016 TN Assembly polls Yesterday

    Chennai: After a gap of eight years, DMK Treasurer MK Stalin met MDMK chief Vaiko. The meeting has fueled speculation of a possible electoral alliance to take on the ruling AIADMK ahead of the 2016 Tamil Nadu assembly elections. The meeting took place at the wedding reception of PMK leader...
  • Jharkhand elections: Notification issued for 1st phase polling 2 days ago

    Ranchi: Notification for the first phase of polling in 13 of the 81 Jharkhand Assembly seats was issued on Tuesday. The seats where polling will be held on November 25 are Chatra (SC), Gumla (ST), Bishunpur (ST), Lohardaga (ST), Manika (ST), Latehar (SC), Panki, Daltonganj, Bishrampur, Chhatarpur (SC), Hussainabad, Garhwa and...
  • Organisational polls should reinvigorate, rejuvenate the party: Rahul Gandhi 2 days ago

    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...
  • I am no more interested in Delhi politics, says Sheila Dikshit 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday ruled herself out of the Delhi politics saying, "I am not interested in Delhi politics." Sheila had ruled the national capital for 15 years before losing the elections to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal from New Delhi constituency. On the issue...
  • Congress holds review meet after Lok Sabha and Assembly poll debacle 3 days ago

    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...
  • J&K polls: Election Commission issues notification for first phase 3 days ago

    Jammu: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued notification for the first of the five phases of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls. In the first phase due on November 25, polls will be held in 15 Assembly segments spread across seven districts of Bandipora, Ganderbal in Kashmir Valley, Kargil, Leh of Ladakh...
  • Jharkhand elections: 1st phase poll notification today 3 days ago

    Ranchi: The Election Commission has effected a minor reschedule by notifying the November 25 first phase Assembly polls on October 28 instead of October 29, as was decided earlier, election office said. The change was made because of a holiday to mark the Chhath festival. There will not be any change in...
  • Battle for succession deepens as CPM introspects on its way forward 3 days ago

    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...
  • No pre-poll alliance in J&K polls, BJP to contest all 87 seats 3 days ago

    Jammu: Ruling out any pre-poll alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP said on Monday it will contest in all the 87 assembly constituencies in the upcoming polls. "We won't be entering into any pre-poll alliance with any political party as we are considering to field our candidates on all the...
  • Jharkhand polls: Graft, stability, regional issues to play big role 4 days ago

    Ranchi: As Jharkhand gets a third chance to elect a majority government after experiencing two fractured mandates, many political leaders believe local issues would be the yardstick for voters' choice while BJP claims that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision would also appeal electors. "Local issues do...
  • Schedule for J&K, Jharkhand Assembly polls 2014 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Saturday announced the dates for the elections of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and Jharkhand Legislative Assembly. The 5-phased assembly election in both the poll bound states will take place as follow: Jharkhand Assembly Constituencies going to polls in Phase-I on November 25: ASSEMBLY...
  • No clarity on Maharashtra government yet, Shiv Sena says will attend PM's NDA dinner 1 week ago

    New Delhi: There is still no clarity over the contours of the new government in Maharashtra though formal talks are set to begin between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena. The Shiv Sena has confirmed that it will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dinner for NDA allies on...
  • People waiting for Modi government to fulfill promises: Akhilesh Yadav October 22, 2014

    Etawah: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that his government has fulfilled the promises made by his party in the Assembly polls but people are still waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government at Centre to start the process of fulfilling them . "Our government fulfilled the promises made...
  • Centre will work shoulder-to-shoulder with new Haryana government: Naidu October 21, 2014

    Chandigarh: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the Centre would work shoulder-to-shoulder with the next government in Haryana to put the state on the path of progress. "I want to thank the people of Haryana for giving full majority to BJP. In Maharashtra and Haryana, people supported us because people...
  • Manohar Lal Khattar: From RSS pracharak to Haryana Chief Minister October 21, 2014

    Chandigarh: Manohar Lal Khattar, a low profile RSS leader, is known for his quiet work on the field and in the BJP that has earned him the reputation of a tough task master with a no-nonsense approach. 60-year-old Khattar, who once wanted to become a doctor, is a man known for...
  • Maharashtra: Former state BJP chief pitches for Nitin Gadkari as CM October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as close-door party meetings continue over the choice of chief ministerial candidate in Maharashtra, former state BJP president Sudhir Mungantiwar has pitched for Nitin Gadkari for the post. "We are surprised that Gadkari has said he doesn't want to be in the state. We all demand, infact, the party...
  • BJP to decide Haryana CM today, Manohar Lal Khattar remains frontrunner as party looks at a non-Jat October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party is a clear winner in the Haryana elections and will form the government, the question still remains as to who will be the next Chief Minister. Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar, an RSS man, and a non-Jat, is emerging the frontrunner. The...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena still undecided on post-poll alliance with BJP October 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra is likely to wait for a few days to get a government as the Bharatiya Janata Party has not decided on the party for post-poll alliance. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met party legislators in Mumbai, but no decision has been announced yet on the post-poll alliance. Sena...
  • Assembly election results: BJP sweeps Haryana polls October 20, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party in Haryana did not have a strong local leadership, but achieved a massive surge in support after Prime Minister Modi campaigned in the state. BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar from Karnal said, "The Indian National Lok Dal is now out of power for a third consecutive...
  • Pritam Munde breaks Modi's Lok Sabha record, secures highest winning margin October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and daughter of late union minister Gopinath Munde polled a staggering 9,22,416 votes in the Beed Lok Sabha by-poll, surpassing the record set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pritam trounced her nearest Congress rival Ashok S. Patil by a margin of over 6,96,321 votes which is...
  • Hooda resigns as Haryana CM, all eyes on BJP CM nominee October 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday evening submitted his resignation following Congress's massive loss in the Assembly elections. A few hours after it became clear that Bharatiya Janata Party would be forming the next government in the state after 10 years of Congress rule, Hooda reached Raj Bhavan...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: BJP scripts history with absolute majority, all eyes now on CM October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a historic shift in power in Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party won Assembly elections with absolute majority for the first time. The BJP, which only had four MLAs in Haryana till the morning of October 19, easily crossed the halfway mark of 45 in the 90-member Assembly...
  • No government formation without Shiv Sena support, says BJP ally RPI-A October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP ally Republican Party of India (Athavale) today said no government in Maharashtra was possible without the support of Shiv Sena. "It seems BJP is not getting a clear majority. Nothing can happen without Shiv Sena's support. Both BJP and Shiv Sena need to think about forming the government in...
  • Haryana polls: BJP leads in early trends in, INLD second October 19, 2014

    The BJP was leading over others in early trends of counting of votes available on Sunday from 90 seats in the Haryana assembly elections. As per the available trends, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was ahead on 30 assembly seats. It was followed by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) which...
  • Assembly elections results: As the day progressed October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: 6:25 pm: If BJP is fine joining hands with NCP, they should go ahead with it, says Uddhav Thackeray. 6:20 pm: I have not yet proposed any alliance offers to anyone. But we are ready consider if anyone approaches us: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. 6:00 pm: Prime Minister...
  • Judgement day for Haryana: Anti-incumbency haunts Congress, BJP banks on Modi, INLD on sympathy October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: It is the judgement day in Haryana, which has seen the Congress regime led by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for 10 years. The state saw a record 76 per cent voting in the Assembly elections on October 15. The high voting percentage may well be indicating a...
  • BJP should support Shiv Sena if it falls short of majority: Sanjay Raut October 18, 2014

    Mumbai: On the eve of Assembly election results, Shiv Sena on Saturday exuded confidence that the party will get majority on its own in Maharashtra to form the government headed by Udhhav Thackeray and hoped its long-time ally BJP will extend support in case it falls short of numbers. After breaking...
  • EC to hold further consultations to decide poll timing in J&K October 18, 2014

    Srinagar: After holding day-long discussions with stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission on Saturday said that it will hold further consultations in Delhi on timing of Assembly polls in the flood-ravaged state. It, however, made it clear that relief and rehabilitation work will not be affected in case...
  • Gopinath Munde's daughter Pankaja says father's supporters and youth want her as Maharashtra CM October 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Just two days before the counting of votes, young leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and daughter of late Gopinath Munde, Pankaja Munde, has given enough hints that she is also in the race for the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister, if her party comes to power. Speaking to...
  • BJP will not need Sena support to form government in Maharashtra: Shahanwaz Hussain October 16, 2014

    Patna: Buoyed by exit poll surveys, BJP on Thursday claimed that it would form governments on its own in Haryana and Maharashtra, and stressed that it would not require support of the Shiv Sena to form government in the latter. "We are confident about forming governments in both Haryana and Maharashtra...