Presidential polls

Ram Nath Kovind elected India's 14th President, says verdict 'evidence of greatness of Indian democracy'

Ram Nath Kovind elected India's 14th President, says verdict 'evidence of greatness of Indian democracy'

Kovind got 65.65 percent of the total valid vote value of 10,69,358, Meira Kumar got 34.35 percent.

Jul 20, 2017, 17:53 PM IST

Prez polls: NDA's Ram Nath Kovind visits Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat; winds up nationwide tour

NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday wrapped up his nationwide tour to seek support for the July 17 Presidential polls with his victory against the Congress-led combined opposition nominee Meira Kumar a virtual certainty.

Jul 15, 2017, 20:18 PM IST
Presidential poll: Meira Kumar seeks support from Trinamool, Left, Congress

Presidential poll: Meira Kumar seeks support from Trinamool, Left, Congress

Expressing gratitude to 17 opposition parties for reposing faith in her candidature, she said their unity is based on a firm ideological stand.

Jul 04, 2017, 20:31 PM IST
Sushil Modi claims Lalu Prasad's family has another benami property, RJD dismisses allegations

Sushil Modi claims Lalu Prasad's family has another benami property, RJD dismisses allegations

"I'll create a situation where Nitish Kumar will have no option but to dismiss these two ministers (Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Prasad Yadav)," Sushil Modi said.
 

Jun 27, 2017, 22:56 PM IST

Presidential polls begin in Mongolia

The polls mainly involve candidates from three leading parties, who have offered different measures to ease the government's mounting debt pressure if elected to office, Xinhua news agency reported.

Jun 26, 2017, 09:09 AM IST
Presidential Election 2017: Opposition's crucial meet today, Meira Kumar could be candidate

Presidential Election 2017: Opposition's crucial meet today, Meira Kumar could be candidate

Major opposition parties will hold a crucial meet on Thursday amid indications that former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar could be their nominee for the Presidential Election.

Jun 22, 2017, 10:04 AM IST

JD(U)'s support for Kovind speaks of his acceptability among non-NDA parties: Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the fact that Janata Dal (United) has extended support to Ram Nath Kovind for the post of President, speaks volumes about his acceptability among non-NDA parties.

Jun 22, 2017, 00:07 AM IST
Presidential polls: Lalu Yadav unfazed by Nitish's support to NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, says will go by Opposition pick

Presidential polls: Lalu Yadav unfazed by Nitish's support to NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, says will go by Opposition pick

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav on Wednesday said that his party will go by other opposition parties on their choice for a presidential candidate. 

Jun 21, 2017, 19:16 PM IST
Presidential Polls: Electoral College numbers seem to be in Ram Nath Kovind's favour

Presidential Polls: Electoral College numbers seem to be in Ram Nath Kovind's favour

With the BJD, a faction of the AIADMK, the TRS and the YSRC firmly behind the BJP, its vote share would come to nearly 8,83,578 much more than the 50 per cent plus mark.

Jun 20, 2017, 18:17 PM IST

Congress accuses BJP of unilateralism on Presidential candidate

The Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, refused to go into the merits and demerits of the NDA candidate.

Jun 19, 2017, 23:26 PM IST

Shah-Thackeray meet: Sena plays hardball on Presidential polls

Though the Bharatiya Janata Party chief did not disclose the names of any candidate for the post of President, he sought Thackeray's support for the NDA nominee who would be announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Jun 18, 2017, 22:46 PM IST
AAP finds itself isolated in Presidential poll talks

AAP finds itself isolated in Presidential poll talks

The NCP is believed to be ignoring AAP because of Chief Minister Kejriwal's personal attacks on NCP leader Sharad Pawar in the past.

Jun 18, 2017, 17:41 PM IST
Amit Shah holds meet with Uddhav Thackery, seeks support for presidential election

Amit Shah holds meet with Uddhav Thackery, seeks support for presidential election

Ahead of the presidential elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at the latter's residence at 'Matoshree' in suburban Bandra.

Jun 18, 2017, 12:07 PM IST

NCP bats for 'mutual consent' on presidential nominee

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Saturday called for mutual consent on the selection of the name of Presidential polls nominee, saying that the Centre should first propose the name for the coveted post and then talk to the Opposition.

Jun 17, 2017, 09:46 AM IST
Disclosing name before parleys on presidential nominee may not be appropriate: Government

Disclosing name before parleys on presidential nominee may not be appropriate: Government

Sources said the government and the BJP are of the view that approaching different parties with one or a panel of names for approval without knowing their views and suggestions may not be appropriate. 

Jun 16, 2017, 19:03 PM IST
President poll: AIADMK to take stand in couple of days

President poll: AIADMK to take stand in couple of days

The AIADMK on Friday said that it would clear its stand on the upcoming Presidential Poll in couple of days. AIADMK leader and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M. Thambidurai on Friday met Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu here.

Jun 16, 2017, 15:02 PM IST

Six, including hubby-wife, file papers for presidential polls

The Patels have a dream. The couple from Mumbai, who filed their nomination papers for the presidential poll today, would like to share the two top Constitutional posts between them.

Jun 14, 2017, 21:23 PM IST
Opposition parties meet over Presidential polls, no name finalised as yet

Opposition parties meet over Presidential polls, no name finalised as yet

The process of filing nominations for the July 17 presidential poll began on Wednesday with the Election Commission issuing a notification in this regard.

Jun 14, 2017, 17:21 PM IST
Presidential polls: People's mandate is with us, says Venkaiah Naidu

Presidential polls: People's mandate is with us, says Venkaiah Naidu

On the backing of its numerical strength and widening political footprint, the BJP on Tuesday gave enough indications that it would pitch for its own choice for presidential candidate.

Jun 13, 2017, 23:38 PM IST

BJP wants unanimity on next President, says Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the the National Democratic Alliance will reach out to various political parties to ensure unanimity on the next President of India.

Jun 12, 2017, 23:23 PM IST