Guwahati: The ruling Congress and the major Opposition party, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), suffered setbacks in Assam while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the debutant Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) emerged stronger in the State in which the poll outcome dashed the Congress hope to repeat or improve its performance from […]
BHUBANESWAR: It was Naveen Patnaik all the way in Orissa on Saturday when the Biju Janata Dal swept both the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the State.
Mr. Patnaik had severed his party’s ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party a few weeks before the elections.
When last reports came in, the BJD won 103 […]
Smriti Kak Ramachandran
NEW DELHI: The Bahujan Samaj Party’s dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi on Saturday dismissed the party’s earlier claims of emerging as an alternative to the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Capital.
For Mayawati’s party, the Delhi results were far from inspiring. The highest votes polled by […]
Congress candidate from East Delhi Sandeep Dikshit taking out a victory procession on Saturday. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar
NEW DELHI: Sandeep Dikshit of the Congress retained the East Delhi Lok Sabha seat by a huge margin of 241,053 votes on Saturday defeating his nearest rival, cricketer-politician Chetan Chauhan of the Bharatiya Janata Party, […]
JAIPUR: In a dramatic reversal of fortunes in Rajasthan, the Congress grabbed 19 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats, leaving just four — exactly the number it won in the 2004 elections — to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Of the remaining two, Dausa (ST) seat went to Kirorilal Meena, a former BJP leader who […]
KOLKATA: In a dramatic reversal of fortunes, the Trinamool Congress-Congress electoral combine brushed past the ruling Left Front to win a major share of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, considered a citadel of the Left for more than three decades.
The Trinamool Congress, the principal Opposition party that had won only […]
Victorious Congress candidate Krishna Tirath from North-West Delhi outside party president Sonia Gandhi’s residence in New Delhi on Saturday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
NEW DELHI: Despite a relatively lower voter turnout compared to the other six constituencies in Delhi and boycott of the election by two villages on polling day, sitting Congress Member of Parliament […]
Congress supporters felicitating J.P. Agarwal.
NEW DELHI: The verdict was out, loud and clear from the very beginning. Congress candidate from North-East Delhi J. P. Agarwal humbled the Bharatiya Janata Party’s B. L. Sharma ‘Prem’ by a thumping margin of over 2.2 lakh votes, making it the second highest winning margin among the seven […]
It claims 17 of the 48 seats in the State while the NCP gets eight
MUMBAI: The Congress came up with a surprising performance in Maharashtra winning 17 of the 48 seats, while its ally the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) only managed eight in the results of the Lok Sabha elections which were […]
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, along with Congress president Sonia Gandhi, addresses a press conference at her residence in New Delhi, after the party’s victory in the Lok Sabha elections on Saturday. Asked whether her son, Rahul, would join the Cabinet, Ms. Gandhi said it was for the Prime Minister to decide. — Photo: Shanker Chakravarty […]