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  • Hung assembly in Maharashtra, BJP set to form government, looks for allies Yesterday

    New Delhi: It's a hung assembly in Maharashtra with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging as the single largest party but well short of the halfway mark in the 288-member House. BJP's reliance on Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surely paid rich dividends. In a major shift of power, the...
  • Narendra Modi and Amit Shah knock out Congress, BJP to form governments in Maharashtra, Haryana Yesterday

    There has been a dramatic and tectonic shift in the political landscape of India in the last few months. In the last two-and-a-half-decades one-party rule at the Centre and states were replaced with coalition government as regional parties started to flex their muscles. Come 2014 and an extremely aggressive Bharatiya Janata...
  • Haryana BJP credits big win to Narendra Modi, result death knell for Chautalas Yesterday

    Chandigarh: For the first time ever the BJP will form the government in Haryana on its own. The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) could not live up to the claims it made of forming the government and will now be out of power for three terms- a long time span...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha analyses how reporters cover Maharashtra Assembly elections 2 days ago

    Cyrus Broacha's news spoof on reporters covering Maharashtra Assembly elections 2014. ...
  • Assembly elections 2014: Haryana, Maharashtra brace up for counting day 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Just a little over five months after the results of 16th Lok Sabha elections were declared, another political slugfest will be decided on Sunday when results for Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies will be declared. The results will not only decide the winner in the two states but will also...
  • Judgement day for Haryana: Anti-incumbency haunts Congress, BJP banks on Modi, INLD on sympathy 2 days ago

    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...
  • Khap panchayats believe in dictatorship, India still a male-dominated country: HJC’s Hisar candidate 6 days ago

    Hisar: In the battleground of Hisar, the Haryana Janhit Congress has fielded a new entrant Gautam Sardana for the Assembly elections. Sardana is expected to give a tough fight to sitting Congress MLA Savitri Jindal. In a door-to-door campaign, Sardana said, "Will win by 20,000 votes. No development work was...
  • Congress and BJP's dirty politics nixed 'mahagathbandhan': HJC's Kuldeep Singh Bishnoi 6 days ago

    Adampur: Haryana Janhit Congress is fighting elections for the 90-member Haryana Assembly in alliance with Venod Sharma's Haryana Jan Chetna Party. But HJC chief Kuldeep Singh Bishnoi had other plans for these elections as he wanted to form a 'mahagathbandhan' (mega alliance) with HJCP, Haryana Lokhit Party and Bahujan Samaj...
  • Haryana elections: Bad roads, drinking water top agenda in Hisar, Sirsa, Adampur 6 days ago

    Sirsa: Haryana Assembly elections are no different from any other state elections as local issues dominate the agenda of all political parties. Hisar constituency in Haryana is basically a swath of unplanned urban growth. An overpopulated city, congestion in Hisar has increased in the past few years as more people find...
  • Congress's Savitri Jindal leads the race in Hisar, BJP and HJC play catch-up 6 days ago

    Hisar: Hisar, a traditional stronghold of Congress, is witnessing a three-way contest between Congress's Savitri Jindal, Bharatiya Janata Party's Dr Kamal Gupta and Haryana Janhit Congress candidate Gautam Sardana. Even as voting will take place on October 15, Savitri Jindal seems to be leading the race. Anoop Kumar,...
  • In Haryana's underdeveloped Narnaund, water and electricity key poll issues 6 days ago

    Narnaund: Nearly 160 kilometres away from the high rises of Gurgaon lies Narnaund, a relatively lesser developed region of Haryana. While it promises to be an emerging city due to its proximity to Gurgaon, it still lacks even the most basic amenities for its inhabitants. Like many areas of Haryana, Narnaund,...
  • Haryana elections: BJP fights to combat Congress's 'partiality' in Ambala Cantt 6 days ago

    Ambala Cantt: Ambala Cantt, as people say, has been bearing the brunt of election a BJP MLA while the state has had a Congress government in Haryana. While people say Congress candidate Nirmal Singh has done enough for the constituency considering the support he got from the Bhupinder Singh Hooda...
  • On the last day of campaign, Hisar candidates take out roadshows to connect with voters 6 days ago

    Hisar: In a last minute effort to garner as many votes on October 15, candidates in Hisar did not leave any stones unturned on Monday. The city of Hisar witnessed grand roadshows by Congress MLA Savitri Jindal and BJP candidate Kamal Gupta while Haryana Janhit Congress candidate Gautam Sardana took...
  • Close fight between Congress and HJC in Hisar; BJP plays Narendra Modi card 6 days ago

    Hisar: The city of Hisar will witness a multi-cornered battle in the Haryana Assembly elections on October 15 with each party fielding a strong candidate in the Jindal bastion. The Congress, facing anti-incumbency in Haryana after 10 years of rule, has fielded its two-time MLA and wife of late OP...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: The battle for clean parties and candidates 6 days ago

    Faridabad: Congress was decimated in the 16th Lok Sabha election because of massive corruption charges against its government at the Centre and now the Bharatiya Janata Party is using the same in the Haryana Assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his rallies in Haryana was often seen taking on the...
  • Haryana Basmati rice farmers unhappy as price falls, blame both BJP and Congress 6 days ago

    Narnaund: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be a hit amongst the city dwellers but for the farmers in Haryana's Narnaund, he is a man whose 'pro-trader' policies are eating up their only source of income. Ugalan village in Narnaund is predominantly a farming community. As the election fever reaches its peak,...
  • Haryana elections: Close fight between BJP and INLD in Sirsa, Congress missing 6 days ago

    Sirsa: Sirsa constituency is dominated by the Punjabi community. Gopal Goyal Kanda is the present MLA of the constituency. But, this time the main battle will be fought between Bhartiya Janata Party's Sunita Setia and Indian National Lok Dal's Makhan Lal Singla. Sunita Setia is the daughter of a veteran Congress...
  • BJP's Adampur candidate downplays 'outsider' tag, says he is a heavyweight contestant 1 week ago

    Balsamand: On the last leg of extensive campaigning in the Adampur constituency of Haryana, Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Karan Singh Ranauliya tried to downplay the 'outsider' tag and said, "'Main bahari nai, bhaari hun' (I am not an outsider, but a heavyweight candidate)." Just hours before the announcement of candidates for...
  • Jind promises a close contest as BJP, INLD, Congress go all out to woo voters 1 week ago

    Jind: Said to be established at the time of Mahabharata by the Pandavas and named after the goddess of victory (Jainti Devi), the city of Jind lies in central Haryana and is the fourth district of the Jat belt. The city has also been infamous for very poor sex ratio as...
  • Congress's Savitri Jindal holds roadshow in Hisar, dismisses Modi wave 1 week ago

    Hisar: On the last day of election campaign for Haryana Assembly elections on Monday, Congress MLA Savitri Jindal held a roadshow in Hisar with over 2,000 people taking part in her campaign. Former Union minister and her son Naveen Jindal was also with her appealing people to vote for the...
  • Triangular fight in Haryana, Congress banks on development, BJP on change, INLD on sympathy 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: The small and relatively prosperous state of Haryana will vote on Wednesday to elect the new government. For the time, since the state of Haryana was created in 1967, it has been witnessing a hotly contested triangular fight with some minor parties thrown in. The BJP, which had been...
  • OP Chautala in jail will help BJP and not INLD: Captain Abhimanyu 1 week ago

    Narnaund: Even as Indian National Lok Dal chief (INLD) Om Prakash Chautala is behind the bars, several party leaders feel that their candidates will get sympathy votes in the Haryana Assembly elections. But Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Narnaund Captain Abhimanyu mocked the INLD and said, "There will definitely be...
  • Haryana Congress leader makes personal attack on Narendra Modi, calls him a thief and a criminal 1 week ago

    Mahendragarh: Politics is all about throwing barbs at each other and the election season is the peak time to point fingers at each other. In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his plans about development, Akhil Bharatiya Congress Mahasamiti member Deshbandhu Kaushik went ahead and made personal...
  • INLD Narnaund candidate blames Centre for electricity scarcity in Haryana 1 week ago

    Narnaund : The Narnaund constituency is witnessing a tough battle between the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). While there is a strong support for BJP's Captain Abhimanyu, INLD's Raj Singh Mor seems to be leading the race. Dismissing BJP's claims of putting up a good...
  • Youngest Lok Sabha MP Dushyant Chautala eyes Haryana CM's post 1 week ago

    Hisar: Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Prakash Chautala's grandson and Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala is eyeing Haryana chief minister's post if his party manages to form government in the state. The junior Chautala who has already earned the title of being the country's youngest MP at the age of...
  • Haryana election diary: At a public meeting with Jind MLA Dr Hari Chand Middha 1 week ago

    Jind: Barely able to walk without support, Jind's sitting MLA Dr Hari Chand Middha from the Indian National Lok Dal arrives in a narrow lane of Jind's Main Bazaar to address a public meeting on Saturday evening as his campaigning for the day nears an end. As the frail leader sits...
  • Haryana BJP faces dearth of party workers, forced to bring in cadre from Indore 1 week ago

    Garhi Sampla Kiloi Bharatiya Janata Party is known for organising its election campaigns with great planning and coordination. But in Haryana where voting for the 90-member Assembly takes place on October 15, the BJP is facing a dearth of workers even though the party won 7 out of 10 Lok...
  • Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda's seat Garhi Sampla Kiloi tough for BJP, INLD 1 week ago

    Garhi Sampla Kiloi: Even as the streets of Haryana remain abuzz with political activities, there is a calm air about Garhi Sampla Kiloi, which is Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's constituency. As one arrives at this hamlet leaving behind the bustling Delhi-Rohtak road, one can't help but notice the sense of...
  • Haryana elections: Congress, BJP in a neck and neck fight in Mahendragarh 1 week ago

    Mahendragarh: Crossing Jhajjar, Kosli, Karoli on the Narnaul road, we reached Mahendragarh late in the night. While basic necessities like a chemist shop or a food joint were nowhere to been seen, every 10 steps had a shop offering 'desi daru (liquor)'. The constituency lacks 24x7 electricity and drinking water, too,...
  • Kuldeep Bishnoi is Adampur's biggest problem, says INLD candidate Kulbir Singh Beniwal 1 week ago

    Adampur: Even though their offices are adjacent to each other in Mandi Adampur, the leaders of two major parties - Haryana Janhit Congress's Kuldeep Bishnoi and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) candidate Kulbir Singh Beniwal - are fighting against each other in the Haryana Assembly elections. Speaking to IBNLive, INLD...