Several non-Congress and non-BJP Dalit leaders, who chose to contest this Lok Sabha election individually or from various factions of Republican Party of India in Vidarbha region, had to bite the dust with most of them faring very poorly in the hustings.
Congress candidate from North Goa seat in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, Ravi Naik, blamed outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the party`s debacle, alleging he failed to project achievements of the UPA government before the people.
With the Left getting a severe drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls even in its strongholds in the country, the CPI has revived the debate over merger of the Communist parties, arguing that a reunion is essential to meet the challenges ahead.
Rajasthan has elected two ex-Army officers and two former bureaucrats as Members of Parliament in this Lok Sabha elections.
Narendra Modi has thanked world leaders for their good wishes over BJP`s landslide victory in Lok Sabha elections and underscored India`s strong ties with countries like Japan, Russia and Nepal.
Suggesting that Muslims have contributed to Narendra Modi`s victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, SP leader Azam Khan, who had indulged in a vitriolic attack on the BJP leader, said they had proved that they were a "secular" community.
BJP`s Delhi unit chief Harsh Vardhan, who is among the seven newly-elected BJP MPs from the capital, is likely to become the health minister, party sources indicated Sunday.
The BJP in West Bengal on Monday claimed that more than 200 of its workers had been injured in post-poll violence and asked the state government to maintain law and order, or else it would seek Governor`s intervention.
BJP on Monday criticised the resignation Nitish Kumar and accused him of foisting a `dummy` chief minister to run Bihar.
TDP`s arch rival YSRCP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Monay met Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi and extended "issue based" support to BJP, saying his party was never averse to him.
Narendra Modi is all set to be elected leader of the BJP and NDA parliamentary coalition tomorrow as jockeying for positions in the new Cabinet gained momentum on Monday.
Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Monday sacked three ministers and six district heads in the backdrop of her party`s defeat in three Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
A host of BJP leaders, including Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi`s close aide Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley on Monday met top RSS functionaries and held discussions even as the party turns to the formation of the next Union Cabinet.
Bihar BJP leaders and their ally Ram Vilas Paswan dismissed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar`s resignation as a "scripted drama" enacted to save his leadership in JD(U) amidst a growing clamour against him within the party.
Putting an end to the political crisis in Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Monday announced name of his close aide Jitan Ram Manjhi as the next chief minister of the state.
The way Amit Shah handled his latest responsibility — Narendra Modi-led BJP`s UP campaign — has shown that this electrifying BJP leader has it in him to take up larger roles.
With AAP`s lacklustre performance in the Lok Sabha election, the BJP has taken a lead in 27 assembly constituencies, which the party won in assembly election last year.
Three reporters were injured when DMK cadres assaulted media persons gathered outside party leader MK Stalin`s house Sunday to collect news about his resignation from party posts, journalists organisations said. DMK expressed regret over the incident.
A man in his late thirties tried to immolate himself outside Nitish Kumar`s official residence on Sunday.
After trading spiking barbs during the Lok Sabha polls, it is time for bonhomie for the ruling AIADMK and BJP now who on Sunday exchanged pleasantries in a sign of warming up to each other.
The number of parliamentarians with criminal cases has risen in the 16th Lok Sabha, with every third MP-elect facing criminal charges, an analysis of their election affidavits has shown.
Tamil Nadu BJP president Pon Radhakrishnan on Sunday faulted Election Commission for implementing prohibitory order 48 hours ahead of the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, saying it had created the opportunities for many parties to "commit political follies."
Buoyed by the resounding victory of the saffron alliance in the Lok Sabha polls, BJP`s state unit on Sunday said that it may swap some seats with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra for the assembly polls due in October.
Amidst fast-paced political developments in Bihar following Nitish Kumar`s resignation as chief minister, a BJP delegation on Sunday met the state Governor and urged him to seek a parade of all MLAs in the event the JD(U) again staked claim to form government.
Notwithstanding Congress` poor show in the Lok Sabha polls in the state, the MPCC on Sunday rejected BJP`s demand for Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan`s resignation.
Buoyed by the resounding victory of the saffron alliance in the Lok Sabha polls, BJP`s state unit on Sunday said that it may swap some seats with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra for the Assembly polls due in October.
Thanking the people for reposing their faith in the party and ousting the Congress-NC alliance in the state in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, BJP on Sunday said it is also the victory of the people and the development plank of Narendra Modi and his nation-centric principles.
Notwithstanding Congress` poor show in the Lok Sabha polls in the state, the MPCC on Monday rejected BJP`s demand for Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan`s resignation saying the rival party had "no right to meddle" in its affairs.
Shell-shocked over its worst-ever performance in the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meets here on Monday amidst a clamour within for a surgical action to revamp the party.
District Congress committee president Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today resigned from the post here while owing responsibility of defeat of Punjab party chief Partap Singh Bajwa in the recently-held Lok Sabha polls.
Congratulating Narendra Modi for his party`s landslide victory in Lok Sabha polls, Peoples Democratic Party patriarch Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said he was hopeful the new BJP government would take tangible steps in finding a lasting solution to the Kashmir problem.
While the representation of Muslims in the 16th Lok Sabha will be the lowest at 23, West Bengal with eight elected members from the community leads the country.
President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday signed an order dissolving the 15th Lok Sabha.
The decision on new JD(U) leader was postponed till Monday at the party`s Legislature meeting on Sunday as the MLAs unanimously chose Nitish Kumar as their leader while refusing to accept his resignation.
Every third of the newly elected member of the Lok Sabha has a criminal background, an analysis of the disclosures they have made in their affidavits has shown.
Even as it registered a surprising results in Punjab bagging four seats, the Aam Aadmi Party put up a dismal show in neighbouring Haryana, which happens to be the home state of party chief Arvind Kejriwal.
A meeting of the Congress Legislature party will be held here on Monday to discuss the political situation in Bihar after the resignation of Nitish Kumar as the chief minister, a senior party leader said on Sunday.
BJP on Sunday said RSS has no role in government formation and sought to downplay the ongoing hectic parleys and thronging of its senior leaders to the Sangh headquarters here, holding that its leadership is competent enough to take its decisions.
JD(U) MLAs gathered at Nitish Kumar`s official residence for the crucial legislature party meeting on Sunday to choose a new leader in the House.
BJP will not pull down the Hemant Soren-led coalition government in Jharkhand as it would collapse on its own soon, senior party leader Raghuvar Das said.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Mayank Gandhi on Sunday said voters were convinced that AAP was `not in a state` to form government at this stage.
Speculations are rife about realignment of old Janata parivar members to form the next government in Bihar.
The New Delhi Lok Sabha seat has been bagged by a woman candidate after a gap of 54 years.
Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on Sunday assured Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa of "absolute cooperation" between the Centre and her state while lauding her for her party`s stupendous victory in the Lok Sabha polls.
BJD president Naveen Patnaik, who steered Biju Janata Dal to a landslide victory in the assembly polls in Odisha, is set to become chief minister for the fourth consecutive term as he was unanimously elected its legislature party leader on Sunday.
The daggers are once again out against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for the Congress party`s drubbing in the Lok Sabha election.
As Congress is shell-shocked over its worst-ever tally of 44 seats in Lok Sabha polls, the chorus for a thorough revamp and surgical actions to stem the rot have grown as its apex decision making body Congress Working Committee meets on Monday.
More than 3.91 lakh voters exercised the `NOTA` (none of the above) option in the 29 constituencies in Madhya Pradesh in the Lok Sabha polls.
TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is set to be the first Chief Minister of Telangana, met Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan here on Sunday.
`Kehsav Kunj`, the RSS office here, was abuzz with activity as BJP leaders on Sunday kept visiting it ahead of government formation under leadership of Narendra Modi.