Maharashtra, Haryana elections could unlock Modi's reform push

Modi`s caution has disappointed some investors who feel he has moved too slowly on reform despite winning the first parliamentary majority in more than 30 years on promises of reviving the economy and jobs.

BJP vows to win Jammu and Kashmir, give befitting reply to Pakistan firing

Launching a scathing attack on the Omar Abdullah government, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday asked the people of Jammu and Kashmir to shun dynasty politics, adding that the BJP-led NDA government along with the Indian Army will give befitting reply to Pakistan if ceasefire is being violated.

Counting of votes for Assembly bypolls begins in Karnataka

Counting of votes for the Aug 21bye-elections to the three Assembly seats in Karnataka began Monday morning.

Bihar eagerly waits assembly by-poll results

The stage is all set for the results to assembly by-election on 10 seats on Monday, touted by political pundits as `semi-final` before the full-fledged assembly elections scheduled next year.

Gujarat by-elections to be litmus test for Anandi`s leadership

The by-elections to the lone Lok Sabha seat and nine Assembly seats in Gujarat next month will be a litmus test for the leadership and acceptance of new Chief Minister Anandi Patel, who was handed over the baton by Narendra Modi after he was elected as Prime Minister.

Will stitch votes of JD(U), RJD and Congress to show BJP its place in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

RJD chief Lalu Yadav and JD(U) supremo Nitish Kumar, coming together after a gap of two decades to contest elections in Bihar jointly, holding a second rally in Chhapra on Sunday took a dig at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) saying that they have allied to fight against the `rumour spreading society`.

Will take Sena chief `head on` if he contests election: Nitesh Rane

Nitesh Rane, son of senior Congress leader and Maharashtra state Industries Minister Narayan Rane, said he will take Shiv Sena President "head on" if Uddhav Thackeray decides to contest the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra.

Omar Abdullah declares himself CM candidate for J&K Assembly polls

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah declared himself the chief ministerial candidate of his National Conference in the Assembly elections in the state.

NCP wants like-minded parties to unite to combat `Mahayuti`

The NCP Thursday said it was in favour of consolidating secular, like-minded votes for the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra and a decision in this regard will be taken after the seat sharing arrangement with Congress is finalised after August 20.

Narayan Rane, Ashok Chavan to head Congress` Maharashtra campaign

In a significant move, Narayan Rane and Ashok Chavan, two known detractors of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, were on Wednesday made chairmen of the Campaign and Coordination committees respectively by the AICC in poll-bound Maharashtra.

BJP yet to submit statement of expenses for MP polls in 2013

The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has so far not submitted statement of expenses incurred by it during the last assembly elections in the state in November 2013.

Re-poll in Delhi: AAP to launch signature campaign tomorrow

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will launch a signature campaign Wednesday seeking the voters` opinion about having re-elections in Delhi.

Have hunger for victory: Amit Shah to BJP workers

Having suffered 3:0 bye-election defeat in Uttarakhand, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday asked party workers not to be "complacent" and have "hunger for victory" as he set a target for "absoulte majority" for the party in coming assembly elections in four states.

J&K Assembly polls: NC yet to decide Omar`s Assembly segment

Ruling National Conference is yet to decide the Assembly segment from where Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will contest for the forthcoming state Assembly Elections, a senior party leader said.

Race on for BJP`s UP CM candidate, fans launch online campaigns

Though more than two years are left for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, supporters of BJP leaders have started an aggressive online campaign for their choice of chief ministerial candidate.

Amit Shah asks BJP MPs to remain connected with voters

New BJP President Amit Shah today asked party MPs to strive hard to continue the winning streak in the forthcoming Assembly elections in four states and bypolls in some other states by adhering to "Sampark, Samvaad and Samanvay".

Left parties form grand alliance in Bihar

Describing JD(U), RJD and Congress tie-up as "opportunistic", the three major Left parties in Bihar formed a grand alliance to contest Assembly by-polls on 10 seats in the state.

`Congress must abandon its strict stance on seat-sharing with NCP`

Stating that his party was in a much better position than the Congress to win the upcoming Assembly polls, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon Friday asked the Congress party to let go of its strict stance on the issue of sharing seats.

PM Modi to hold `dinner pe charcha` with top RSS leaders tonight

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet top RSS leaders Thursday night to discuss the political situation in Delhi and the upcoming assembly elections in four major states later this year.

`Infiltration attempts could increase ahead of J&K polls`

With Assembly polls scheduled in Jammu and Kashmir later this year, infiltration attempts from across the border are expected to increase, a top security official said Thursday.

Congress-NC divorce opens new window of opportunities

They say in a marriage you disagree all the time while in a divorce you genuinely agree to break the relationship to seek independence.

Address Vidarbha before Maharashtra polls, Muttemwar urges Sonia

Congress MP and ex-Union minister Vilas Muttemwar has urged party president Sonia Gandhi to take up the issue of separate Vidarbha with the Narendra Modi government at the Centre to revive its electoral chances in the impending Maharashtra Assembly Elections.

No pre-poll alliance in Haryana ahead of Assembly elections: INLD

Ahead of Assembly elections due in Haryana later this year, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) said it would not enter into a pre-poll alliance with BJP or any other party.

Informed Sonia Gandhi about NC-Congress divorce long back: Omar Abdullah

Soon after the Congress announced it`s decision to part ways with the National Conference (NC) in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that he had already conveyed to Sonia Gandhi about the NC`s decision to fight the Assembly elections in the state alone.

MNS to contest all 288 seats in Maharashtra sans alliance

Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) will contest all 288 seats in upcoming Assembly elections on its own and will not forge any alliance, a senior party leader said here on Saturday.

Assembly polls: Amit Shah holds meetings with Haryana, J&K units

Ahead of upcoming assembly elections in Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir, BJP chief Amit Shah today held meetings with leaders of these states and asked the partymen to gear up to ensure the party`s victory at the hustings.

EC orders revision of electoral rolls in J&K

The Election Commission has ordered a special summary revision of electoral rolls in Jammu and Kashmir, setting in motion the process of holding assembly polls in the state later this year.

EC to visit Maharashtra tomorrow for Assembly polls preparation

Setting the ball rolling for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the full panel of the Election Commission (EC) will visit the state on Monday.

Decision on govt formation in capital soon: Delhi BJP chief

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said a final decision on whether to attempt a shot at government formation or seek fresh mandate in the capital will be taken "soon" after eliciting the opinion of MLAs, MPs and senior leaders.

Shiv Sena dares Prithviraj Chavan to contest assembly poll

Shiv Sena today dared Maharahstra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to contest the state assembly elections due later this year, a day after Congress leadership reposed faith in him to lead the party in the polls.