New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee contested the 1980 Lok Sabha elections much against the wishes of Indira Gandhi who gave him a "vociferous dressing down" for an "interminable span of time" after his defeat but he made a dramatic entry into the Union Cabinet despite the loss.
Sensing an opportunity in the dismal showing by BSP in the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year, Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party is silently working towards weaning away its arch-rival's Dalit vote bank with an eye on the 2017 Assembly polls.
Samajwadi Party (SP) has strongly criticised the eviction procedure against its MP Neeraj Shekhar, over which there was an uproar on Monday in Rajya Sabha, with party leader Ram Gopal Yadav saying that such an action was "deplorable" and had never happened before.
Hitting out at BJP-led Central government, senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechuri on Sunday said the Narendra Modi government is enjoying the "honeymoon phase", and people will soon start reacting to its "failures".
Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to fulfil any of his election-time commitments, including the promise to bring the black money back.
The Gujarat High Court on concluded hearing on a plea filed by an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member seeking issuance of notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with his 2012 election affidavit.
The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has stirred a hornet's nest by suggesting in an article in its mouthpiece 'Kesari' that Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse should have killed former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru instead.
Justifying his party's demand for autonomy for states, as spelled out in its 'blue-print' for Maharashtra's development, Raj Thackeray on Monday said MNS would not be contesting the Lok Sabha elections henceforth.
In view of its poor show in the Lok Sabha elections in Kerala and internal commotions, the state unit of Aam Admi Party is all set for a total revamp based on the "Mission Vistaar" announced by the party's national leadership.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has said that if "anyone" thinks that that person was responsible for the BJP's sweeping victory in the Lok Sabha elections this year and Assembly polls last year, then the person should have a "rethink", comments interpreted as a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In his last interview in the United States as the then BJP general secretary, Narendra Modi talked about the BJP's agenda for the 1999 Lok Sabha elections,Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, the Kargil War and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
BJP suffered a jolt in Rajasthan winning just one of the four seats and was losing ground in Uttar Pradesh where Samajwadi Party(SP) was ahead during counting of votes in the bypolls Tuesday exactly four months after it swept the two states in Lok Sabha elections.
Union HRD minister Smriti Irani might have lost the recent Lok Sabha election to Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, but she has no plans of abandoning the constituency, and is instead planning to develop it as her political base.
In the wake of party MLAs, leaders and workers regularly deserting the party, state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury on Tuesday said the trend is due to the party's performance in the Lok Sabha Elections.