Indian General Elections

Section of Congress workers in Tamil Nadu want TNCC chief to step down

Blaming Congress` state leadership for its rout in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, a section of party members, including losing candidates like Karti P Chidambaram and KS Alagiri, sought the resignation of TNCC president BS Gnanadesikan.

May 29, 2014, 14:14 PM IST

Never used word `chaiwala` for Narendra Modi: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar, the man whose verbal attack ultimately contributed to the thumping victory of the BJP, said he never used the word `chaiwala` (tea vendor) for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

May 29, 2014, 11:01 AM IST

Narendra Modi`s win shows people`s backing: Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani

Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated PM Narendra Modi and said his sweeping victory in the elections indicates "full confidence" of the Indian nation in his "developmental policies".

May 27, 2014, 23:14 PM IST

`BJP pinged 144 million Net users in latest election`

The IT cell of "Elect Modi Campaign" reached out to as many as 144 million people across India in the latest elections -- a formidable bank to tap into to garner vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party, a senior office bearer overseeing it has said.

May 23, 2014, 16:03 PM IST

First stable government after 30 years: Shiv Sena

The country has a stable government with full majority for the first time in 30 years with a strong leader like Narendra Modi, the Shiv Sena said.

May 17, 2014, 11:29 AM IST

The Twitterati: Narendra Modi thanks Abbott, Cameron, Rajapaksa, Harper

The Modi tsunami on Friday not only changed the contours of politics in India but also carved out new relationships.

May 17, 2014, 09:17 AM IST

Returning Officers review preparations for poll counting

The Returning Officers of Nagpur and Ramtek Lok Sabha constituencies reviewed preparations for counting of votes to be held on Friday at Kalamna Agriculture Market for the just-concluded General Elections.

May 15, 2014, 09:02 AM IST

Barack Obama asked to reach out to Narendra Modi

With exit polls suggesting that Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi is likely to become India`s next prime minister, a leading US expert has suggested that the US reach out to him.

May 14, 2014, 09:31 AM IST

PM Manmohan Singh to chair last Cabinet meet today

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will chair his last Cabinet meet on Tuesday, a day before a farewell dinner being hosted by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on May 14 for him.

May 13, 2014, 08:29 AM IST

Narendra Modi appreciates voters for coming out to vote in large numbers

In a video message on the last day of voting, Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi appreciated the voters stamina to come out and vote in scorching weather.

May 12, 2014, 13:26 PM IST

Manmohan Singh to hold last Cabinet meet on May 17: Report

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will on May 17 hold his last Cabinet meet before demitting office after 10 years as the head of a UPA coalition government, a report said on Monday.

May 12, 2014, 11:50 AM IST

How US social media giants have changed face of polls in India

The three US social media giants - Facebook, Twitter and Google - have emerged as major players in the ongoing general elections in India, with political parties and candidates competing with each other in breaking news and spreading messages via these outlets.

May 06, 2014, 17:59 PM IST

Election fever: Social media abuzz with awareness campaigns

As India prepares itself to cast the first round of votes for Lok Sabha elections, social media platforms and tech companies have also caught on the poll fever with many coming out and urging youth to cast their vote in the country`s biggest battle for the ballot.

May 06, 2014, 08:23 AM IST

India needs a strong government: Narendra Modi in Bihar

BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said India should have a strong government at the centre, and it was certain that his party would come to power.

Apr 30, 2014, 14:43 PM IST

Indo-US ties important for India`s development: Envoy

Calling the India-US relationship "an important factor in the future development of India", Ambassador S Jaishankar says the relationship is awaiting "its next quantum leap patiently”.

Apr 30, 2014, 11:17 AM IST

LS polls: Over 80 percent turnout in Puducherry

Polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Puducherry saw a heavy turnout with around 80 percent of the voters exercising their franchise, said the Election Commission.

Apr 24, 2014, 10:55 AM IST

Tamil Nadu polls: Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan vote

Superstar Rajnikant cast his vote at a polling booth near his residence.

Apr 24, 2014, 10:12 AM IST

LS polls: 56.26 percent voter turnout in Maharashtra

An average 56.26 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the 19 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, where polling was held today in the third and final phase.

Apr 24, 2014, 08:18 AM IST

LS polls: Two-thirds electorate cast ballot in Chhattisgarh

Around two-thirds of the electorate in Chhattisgarh`s seven Lok Sabha constituencies cast their ballots Thursday in the third and final phase of election in the state, officials said.

Apr 24, 2014, 08:14 AM IST

Demand for change in Goa poll date grows as CM, Church join in

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and the Church joined the growing chorus for seeking a change in April 17 Lok Sabha poll date in the state as it clashes with a Catholic article of faith, which is a day ahead of Good Friday.

Mar 06, 2014, 22:52 PM IST