However, four-in-ten want the next president to speak bluntly about Islamic extremists even if the statements are critical of Islam as a whole, the survey said.Feb 04, 2016, 17:01 PM IST
Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party and three Independent legislators Tuesday extended support to BJP, which will stake claim to form the next government in Haryana after their victory in Assembly elections.Oct 21, 2014, 16:41 PM IST
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.May 17, 2014, 19:13 PM IST
Victory eluded independent candidates in the Lok Sabha polls with just three winners amongst them, making it the lowest count in the history of Indian elections since 1952.May 17, 2014, 15:44 PM IST
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.May 17, 2014, 15:03 PM IST
The country`s electoral history has seen over 41,000 Independents contesting Lok Sabha polls till now but only 221 of them have won, the success rate being an abysmal 0.53 per cent.Apr 07, 2014, 12:23 PM IST
India`s athletes lost all hope Wednesday of competing under the national flag at the Winter Olympics after the country`s suspended Olympic association said it would hold elections two days after the Games open in Sochi.Jan 08, 2014, 19:48 PM IST
Three Jharkhand MLAs Tuesday urged a section of the media not to treat them as Independents as they got winning certificates from the Election Commission as party candidates.Jul 09, 2013, 15:27 PM IST
Congress and independent members
in the Karnataka Assembly Monday sought the resignation of
Speaker K G Bopaiah.
Independent candidates won over two-thirds of the wards of the Gurgaon Municipal Corporation, whose first elections were held on Sunday, an official said.May 16, 2011, 09:47 AM IST
Asking people to vote for
a change, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged people not to vote for Independent candidates.
Not lagging behind political parties,
independents contesting the April 13 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu too have come up with promise of freebies to woo the electorate but most of them borders on absurdity.
140 candidates who had filed
nominations as Independents from Tirupur North Assembly
constituency decided to withdraw from the poll fray
after candidates from major parties assured them of resolving
A full bench of the Karnataka High Court will commence hearing tomorrow on a batch of
petitions filed by five Independent MLAs challenging their
disqualification from the state Assembly under the
BJP claimed that the numbers proved that even if the High Court allows five "disqualified" independent MLAs to
vote, the party would still have a majority.
BJP braced itself for a second trust vote in Karnataka but with a new twist to the political drama.Oct 14, 2010, 00:06 AM IST
Labor has 74 seats and needs 2 more to form govt, while Lib/Nat has 73 seats.Sep 04, 2010, 11:11 AM IST
Independent MLAs, who played a major
role in government formation in Jharkhand in the last
assembly, have won less number of seats this time.
With Haryana assembly polls producing a fractured mandate, Congress has opened channels of communication with Bhajan Lal-led breakaway faction for
support and is wooing the seven Independent MLAs.