The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday issued showcause notices threatening de-recognition of six political parties, including the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), for failing to file their expenditure statements for the last Lok Sabha polls.
After the Lok Sabha debacle when Aam Aadmi Party saw a series of desertions and senior leaders like Yogendra Yadav questioning the "supremo style" of functioning within the party, Arvind Kejriwal broke down in the National Executive meeting and had even offered to quit.
Faced with sliding electoral fortune since the Lok Sabha poll debacle, Congress is likely to make leadership changes in a number of states, which will also lead to a shake-up in the AICC, where some young general secretaries could be appointed.
BJP's chief ministerial candidate for the Delhi Assembly elections, Kiran Bedi, on Sunday claimed that she had been approached by senior party leader LK Advani to contest the last Lok Sabha polls for the party.
Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday demanded that Union Minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi should step down after a court in Uttar Pradesh gave him a one-year jail term convicting him of violating prohibitory orders during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.
V S Sampath, Chief Election Commissioner, demits office on Thursday, capping less than six years of an eventful tenure, occasionally marked by controversies, that saw him conduct two Lok Sabha elections and at least one round of Assembly polls in all the states.
Although critical of the Modi government, author-politician Shashi Tharoor says it was BJP's overwhelming victory in last year's Lok Sabha polls that inspired him to write his next book, the last in his trilogy on India.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the party had faced poll rout in the past several elections, including the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, not because of the Bharatiya Janata Party but as a consequence of party workers' angst.
Congress leader PC Chacko on Sunday alleged that the achievements of Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre do not match with the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Lok Sabha polls.
The year 2014 was a historic year for the Bharatiya Janata Party which won an unprecedented 282 seats in the 2014 General Elections in May. It was also a personal triumph for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose personal charisma steam-rolled the Opposition, particularly the Congress, which was reduced to 44 seats in the Lok Sabha.
New Delhi: Congress had a roller-coaster ride in 2014 from the commanding heights of power to the lowest depths of defeat as the Narendra Modi-led BJP juggernaut decimated it in Lok Sabha and successive assembly polls.
Helped by a significant wave against the Congress-headed UPA, Narendra Modi lifted BJP from two consecutive defeats to secure an absolute majority on its own at the Centre and helped it add further muscle by snatching power in three states.
Kerala's struggle to be sober by living down its reputation for high per capita alcoholic consumption sparked political tremors during 2014 even as the ruling Congress-led UDF maintained its sway in the Lok Sabha polls winning more than half the seats up for grab.
The hunt for a new Youth Congress chief has begun with the term of incumbent president Rajeev Satav coming to a close and Rahul Gandhi seeking to make the party fighting fit after its Lok Sabha polls debacle.