In a cordial gesture, MNS chief Raj Thackeray today sent a bouquet to his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray to congratulate him for the astounding success of Shiv Sena in the Lok Sabha elections.
The number of women representatives in the Lok Sabha from Andhra Pradesh has come down to just three from five in the last Lok Sabha.
After Congress` poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls in Punjab, infighting is on the rise in state unit as several party leaders today demanded resignation of PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa.
Newly-elected BJP Lok Sabha member Gen (retd) VK Singh Saturday said he cannot chose for himself the defence ministry, and will do whatever the party decides for him.
Coming to the defence of Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Kamal Nath today said there was no need for him to resign in the wake of the poll debacle but felt that the party should introspect and put its house in order.
The Assam unit of the BJP, which won 7 seats out of 14 in the state, expects to have proper representation in the portfolio of Union ministers in Narendra Modi government.
The cold vibes between the BJP`s veteran leader LK Advani and the party`s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi were well known.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has greeted the Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi, saying she looked forward to `meaningful cooperation` between his government at the Centre and her state.
Gujarat government has called a special session of the Legislative Assembly on May 21 to bid farewell to Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is expected to be sworn in soon as the Prime Minister.
Bihar Governor DY Patil today accepted the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his cabinet.
The vote share for Congress slumped below 20 per cent for the first time in the history of the country`s Lok Sabha elections.
Soon after Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar Chief Minister, president of his party JD(U) Sharad Yadav on Saturday said his successor would be chosen tomorrow.
Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) is watching the political situation in Bihar after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar submitted his resignation to Governor DY Patil.
As Nitish Kumar on Saturday resigned, Congress said the Bihar Chief Minister did this as he did not want to work as CM when Narendra Modi is going to be the Prime Minister.
The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra turned in its best ever showing in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, winning 42 of the state`s 48 seats.
The ruling Congress in Meghalaya has lost ground to the PA Sangma-led National Peoples Party and the regional parties in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Independent candidates may have won just three seats in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls, but they have garnered close to three per cent vote share.
The debacle of Lok Sabha polls seems far from over for the Congress as the Shiv Sena on Saturday launched a full-frontal attack on Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan who presided over the Congress-NCP government`s disastrous show in the state.
Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh, who defeated BJP`s Arun Jaitley and AAP`s Daljeet Singh from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, today sought their cooperation to serve the people in a better way.
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama today congratulated Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi for BJP`s decisive victory in the general elections.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Nitin Gadkari, late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan`s daughter Poonam, former Maharashtra Deputy CM Vijaysinh Mohite Patil are a few of the 29 new entrants to the 16th Lok Sabha among the 48 MPs from Maharashtra.
Nitish Kumar told the media on Friday that he had resigned as Bihar Chief Minister taking moral responsibility for JD(U)`s drubbing in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
BJP Parliamentary Party will meet on May 20 to formally elect Narendra Modi as its leader, a formality before his anointment as Prime Minister.
Narendra Modi is, as expected, the new hero of the country, thanks to the outstanding mandate received by the BJP and its allies.
In the wake of the Congress suffering a rout in the 2014 General Elections, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi are expected to offer resignations from the respective party posts.
Five sitting MLAs from Maharashtra, including former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, have made it to the 16th Lok Sabha from the state, which sends 48 members, the highest after Uttar Pradesh.
In a surprise move, Nitish Kumar on Saturday resigned as the Bihar Chief Minister.
The AIADMK sweep in Lok Sabha elections saw the ruling party recording its first ever win in Madurai constituency when its candidate R Gopalakrishnan won by a margin 1.99 lakh votes in a multi-cornered contest.
Over 1,650 political parties including big names like BSP, CPI, DMK and National Conference drew a blank in the Lok Sabha elections that saw BJP storming to power at the Centre with a landslide victory.
With Bharatiya Janata Party`s Narendra Modi poised to become India`s next prime minister, monks of Ramakrishna Mission feel the ardent devotee of Swami Vivekananda could bring his teachings of religious harmony to the masses and harness youth power to power growth.
Untouched by the Narendra Modi wave and anti-incumbency factor, the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) bagged 117 of the 147 Assembly seats in Odisha while its rivals Congress and BJP manage 16 and 10 seats respectively.
The Left parties in Kerala failed to cash in sufficiently on the anti-Congress sentiment and won only eight of the 20 seats in the southern state.
After BJP, its ally LJP demanded resignation of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the wake of his party JD-U`s Lok Sabha election rout in the state.
Over 58,000 voters in Punjab and 34,225 voters in Haryana outrightly rejected candidates in the Lok Sabha polls as they pressed the None of the Above Option (NOTA) button on EVM machines.
BJP Parliamentary Board, the highest decision-making body of the party, met here on Saturday for the first time after the landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
Accepting the verdict of the general elections, CPI today said the people were "ruthless" in punishing parties like the Congress which had "betrayed their trust."
As Congress searches for answers for its worst-ever electoral performance, daggers are already out in the party ahead of the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting scheduled on Monday.
The new Andhra Pradesh Assembly (minus Telangana) will formally come into being on June 2.
In a state where women voters outnumber males, only two women could make it to the 60-member Assembly from among the total seven who had contested this time.
Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa today said that Narendra Modi and BJP leadership would take a call on the issue of inducting him into the new Union cabinet.
Several bigwigs have made a grand comeback to the (new) Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly winning the just-concluded election, ending their long political hiatus.
The 2014 Elections verdict is out and the Congress, which has ruled the nation for more than sixty years, has been bulldozed by the Narendra Modi-powered Bharatiya Janata Party.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Saturday congratulated BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his party`s decisive victory in the Lok Sabha election.
Independent candidates may have won just three seats in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls, but they have garnered close to three per cent vote share -- higher than parties like Aam Aadmi Party, NCP and CPI.
Results coming out of Lok Sabha polls show that parties like Mayawati-led BSP and Tamil Nadu`s DMK managed to corner a large number of votes but failed to convert them into seats, while parties with lesser vote share have got seats to show in their kitty.
Close to 60 lakh voters opted for the None of The Above (NOTA) option across the country while exercising their franchise in the 16th Lok Sabha polls with the maximum percentage of the electorate going for this choice in Puducherry.
`NaMo wave` failed to influence voters in Tripura, which remained a Communist bastion with the Left Front retaining both the Lok Sabha seats with record margins.
BJP Parliamentary Board, the highest decision-making body of the party, met on Saturday for the first time after the landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
Faced with one of the worst showing in LS polls in which her party failed to open its account, BSP chief Mayawati said the parties which had supported UPA at the Centre faced the anger of the people.