lok sabha elections 2014

  • Jayalalithaa rejigs AIADMK posts

    Months ahead of the Assembly elections, AIADMK General Secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today reconstituted the party setup, retaining E Madhusudhanan and O Pannerselvam as Presidium Chairman and Treasurer respectively

  • In pictures: The political journey of Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar has been sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the fifth time. As the Grand Alliance leader takes charge of his home state once again, we look at his political journey over the years

  • I have fulfilled my 'election promise' of OROP: Parrikar

    Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that he has fulfilled the 'election promise' of OROP made by the BJP before Lok Sabha polls in 2014.

  • Bihar polls: 9 lakh voters opt for 'NOTA'

    According to figures made available by the poll body yesterday, 9,13,561 voters opted for the NOTA option in the state which has 243 assembly seats

  • Siricilla Rajaiah opts out of Warangal by-election

    After the death of his daughter-in-law and three grandsons under mysterious circumstances, Congress party's Siricilla Rajaiah has decided to opt out of November 21 by-election to Warangal Lok Sabha constituency

  • KDMC polls: Shiv Sena, BJP lock horns on last day of campaigning

    While Uddhav Thackeray, for the first time, threatened to withdraw support to the govt if they (BJP) ‘didn’t stop their mischief’, CM Devendra Fadnavis termed the Sena ‘a naatak company’ 

  • Ajay Rai arrested over involvement in Varanasi violence

    Congress leader Ajay Rai has been arrested by the state police over allegations of involvement in the violence that took place in Varanasi over Ganesh idol immersion.

  • EC in our hands, claims BJP's Joy Banerjee

    Actor-turned BJP leader Joy Banerjee sparked controversy by saying that the Election Commission of India was under his party's control and the next Assembly election would be conducted under Army surveillance.

  • NCP slams BJP's U-turn on 'achhe din' remark

    The Nationalist Congress Party on Tuesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its 'U-turn' on the promise of 'achhe din'

  • Court to consider complaint against Smriti Irani

    A court here on Monday set June 24 for considering a private complaint against Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani for allegedly misrepresenting facts in her election affidavits

  • Govt, BJP dissociate with Mufti statement; Oppn walks out

    Opposition in Lok Sabha today lambasted Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants with the smooth conduct of elections in the state, forcing the government and the BJP to "fully disassociate" themselves with the controversial statement.

  • BJP snatches defeat from the jaws of victory

    After the BJP's stunning defeat in the 2004 Lok Sabha election when Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Government was sent packing despite his soaring popularity, the party leaders were paralysed for a long time, unwilling to accept that they had been voted out of power. As a result, there was neither introspection nor course correction

  • With AAP expected to sweep Delhi, broom prices shoot up

    With exit polls projecting a decisive victory for Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly elections, prices of brooms in the capital has risen sharply owing to heavy demand from party workers.

  • We need more chai pe charcha at the White House: Obama

    US President Barack Obama yesterday made a special mention of ‘chai pe charcha’, a reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet theme to connect with voters during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

  • Shashi Tharoor says he was impressed by Modi's gesture

    Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his gesture of congratulating him after winning the Lok Sabha elections, saying he did not expect him to reach out after their "nasty" spat

  • Will never go back to politics: Big B

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says entering politics was a mistake, and he will never again repeat the mistake

  • PM Narendra Modi wishes Sonia Gandhi on birthday

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted Congress President Sonia Gandhi on her birthday, wishing her a long and healthy life

  • 71 per cent polling in 2nd phase in J&K polls

    In a rerun of record polling in the first phase, a 71 per cent voter turnout was registered in the second phase of incident-free Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir today as the electorate in the 18 seats again ignored boycott call by separatist groups

  • Cong may not revive under current leadership: Venkaiah Naidu

    Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, on Sunday, said BJP will win majority of seats in states of Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir where Assembly elections are being held

  • Modi rule, six months on

    Looked at from one angle, the six months of Narendra Modi’s tenure may be a cause of disappointment for some.