The high-pitched campaign for the second phase of election on December 2 in 18 seats in Jammu and Kashmir and 20 in Jharkhand ended on Sunday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi spearheading BJP's bid too woo voters even as the performance of his government came under attack.
After the Bharatiya Janata Party`s unprecedented victory in the General Elections 2014, it was time for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to recognise the sweat and toil put in by the party workers to ensure this win.
Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan on Saturday expressed hope that Chief Ministers of both Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh would discuss and "amicably" settle the issues concerning the two states after they formally come into being on June 2.
The NDA government would not indulge in any witch hunt against political opponents such as Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, but would allow the law to take its own course, Union parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.
Within a week of his taking charge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday meet BJP general secretaries at his residence in a bid to touch base with the party and discuss the organisational affairs.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s daughter Priyanka Gandhi on Friday wrote a letter to the Director of Special Protection Group (SPG), asking for withdrawal of special airport exemptions provided to her and family.
Former Intelligence Bureau Chief Ajit Kumar Doval, considered one of the finest operational brains, was on Friday appointed as the National Security Advisor (NSA) to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader and Lok Sabha MP from Indore, Sumitra Mahajan`s name is reoccuring within the party for the post of Speaker in the Lower House of Parliament, as per sources.
Keeping aside the Lok Sabha polls debacle, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on May 26, reports said on Saturday.
The Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory asking motorists and general public to avoid major roads in and around Rashtrapati Bhavan today and tomorrow afternoon as rehearsals for Narendra Modi`s swearing-in will be held.
Seventy-one of the 165 MPs who have been re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha have criminal cases against them with 13 of them having registered a rise over the last five years in the number of cases in which they are named.
Pakistan kept up the suspense on whether Premier Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on May 26 in New Delhi with media reports here indicating that he may send an emissary.