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INKredible India: The story of 1991 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

A number of events unfolded between 1989 and 1991 which would leave a lasting impact on India. The election of 1991 itself is largely seen in two parts - one before and the other after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.

Apr 08, 2019, 15:15 PM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1989 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

Rajiv Gandhi had ruled the country for five years after a resounding mandate in 1983. The years in power, however, saw charges and allegations galore against Congress which paved the way for the National Front, an alliance, to take command under VP Singh.

Mar 29, 2019, 17:59 PM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1984 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

The early years of 1980s were marked by a series of social, political and economic events – positive as well as tragic – that would leave a lasting impression on India and contribute to how the country is today.

Mar 26, 2019, 12:46 PM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1980 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

If the 1977 Lok Sabha election showed how voters had largely snubbed Indira Gandhi, the election in 1980 revealed how the Janata Party government had been unable to capitalise on a golden opportunity - paving the way for Indira's return.

Mar 18, 2019, 12:29 PM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1977 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

War. Inflation. Mass protests. Emergency. These developments in the years leading up to the 1977 Lok Sabha election would see Congress ousted from power for the first time ever in independent India.

Mar 14, 2019, 09:38 AM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1971 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

Lok Sabha election in 1971 was all about how the Indian National Congress split into two even as many rival parties grouped together to mount a challenge to Indira Gandhi.

Mar 07, 2019, 16:14 PM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1967 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

Two wars, death of two prime ministers, rise of Indira Gandhi, economic slowdown, food shortage and a number of other factors shaped the years leading up to Lok Sabha election 1967.

Mar 06, 2019, 13:39 PM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1962 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

Lok Sabha election 1962 saw the emergence of Swatantra Party at a time when there was some dissatisfaction within the Congress ranks even if the party itself remained absolutely dominant under Jawaharlal Nehru.

Mar 06, 2019, 10:01 AM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1951-1952 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

India's first-ever Lok Sabha election was an exercise in asserting the country's democratic credentials just a few years after independence and a year after the Constitution was adopted. With rampant poverty and illiteracy, it was also a massive organisational challenge quite unprecedented at the time anywhere in the world.

Feb 24, 2019, 14:08 PM IST

Supreme Court extends house arrest of five right activists

The court was told that the intervention application may be treated as the writ petition.

Sep 12, 2018, 13:27 PM IST

Ex-Kerala Minister E. Chandrasekharan Nair dies at 88

Senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader and former Kerala Minister E. Chandrasekharan Nair passed away on Wednesday. He was 88.

Nov 29, 2017, 15:05 PM IST

Chandrababu Naidu 'purchasing' votes: CPI

Communist Party of India (CPI) state secretary K Ramakrishna slammed Andhra Pradesh (AP) Chief Minister (CM) N Chandrababu Naidu for allegedly purchasing votes during elections.

Jun 23, 2017, 11:45 AM IST

Venkaiah Naidu says BJP to announce presidential candidate name before June 23

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the name of the presidential candidate would be announced before June 23. 

Jun 18, 2017, 15:35 PM IST

Will declare tea plantation workers' strike 'illegal': Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her government would declare the proposed tea plantation workers` strike as illegal.

Jun 10, 2017, 20:49 PM IST

EC not allowing us to witness EVM challenge is deplorable: CPI

The EC, the CPI said, informed it about its stand that the party cannot observe the EVM challenge programme only yesterday.

Jun 03, 2017, 16:25 PM IST

West Bengal, Kanthi Dakshin by-election Results: TMC leader Chandrima Bhattacharya wins

Counting for the by-election for Kanthi Dakshin Assembly in East Midnapore district is underway on Thursday.

Apr 13, 2017, 10:31 AM IST

Must refrain from making 'arbitrary declarations': Congress to Chidambaram

The Congress Party on Sunday downplayed the remarks made by P. Chidambaram for declaring Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'the most dominant political leader', and asked the former union finance minister to examine more "clinically" before making "arbitrary declarations".

Mar 12, 2017, 19:44 PM IST

Red flag at half mast in Castro's honour in Bengal

Condoling the legendary Cuban communist leader`s death, state CPI-M Secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra said, Castro will continue to inspire all struggles for social transformation through revolution.

Nov 26, 2016, 15:22 PM IST

Assam by-polls: 30 percent electorate exercise franchise till noon

Polling started for the by-polls to Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency and Baithalangso Assembly constituency in Assam on Saturday amid tight security.

Nov 19, 2016, 10:27 AM IST

We don't defend political murders in Kerala, says Communist Party of India

Voicing concern over spurt in political violence in Kerala's Kannur district, the Communist Party of India has urged the CPI-M to exercise restraint and not get provoked by the RSS as it has the responsibility of maintaining law and order in the LDF-ruled state.

Oct 19, 2016, 16:34 PM IST