Parliament panel exploring scope for simultaneous LS, Assembly polls

 A parliamentary committee has initiated the process of examining the possibility of holding Lok Sabha and Assembly elections together, a practice which had ended in 1967.

Election Commission issues notice to AAP, 5 other parties for de-recognition

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.

Arvind Kejriwal had broken down after Lok Sabha debacle: Book

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.

Phoolka blames Yogendra Yadav for his Lok Sabha defeat

Senior advocate and AAP leader H S Phoolka on Tuesday lashed out at Yogendra Yadav, accusing him working for his defeat in the Lok Sabha polls.

Leadership change in Congress state units, AICC likely soon

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.

Black money issue: CPI seeks action from govt following revelation of new names

The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Monday sought action from the Centre over the revelation of nearly 1200 Indians hold accounts in Swiss banks.

Was approached by Advani to contest LS polls for BJP: Bedi

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.

Political wrangling heats up in run-up to Delhi elections

Political wrangling has heated up amongst the parties ahead of the assembly elections in Delhi.

Congress to take action against Janardan Dwivedi for pro-Modi remark

In a strong rebuttal, the Congress on Thursday slammed senior party leader Janardan Dwivedi for terming Narendra Modi-led BJP’s victory in Lok Sabha polls as a victory of Indianness.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi should resign: Manish Tewari

 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.

CEC Sampath to demit office tomorrow

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.

Modi inspires Tharoor's last part of trilogy on India

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.

DNA: Congress workers' angst behind lost polls, reasoned Rahul Gandhi

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.

'Good orator' PM Modi hasn't fulfilled his promises: Congress

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.

PM Narendra Modi shares ten of his speeches in 2014 on social media

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.

A new low for Congress in 2014

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.

Year of high for BJP

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 triggers political tremors

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.

Top Kerala CPI leader quits party

Senior CPI leader P Ramachandran Nair announced on Saturday that he has quit the party as he is pained to see that certain vested interests have ganged up and taken it over.

Satav still IYC chief, but new team on the cards: Congress

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.