NEW DELHI: The national executive of the Janata Dal (United), a key ally of the BJP in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition, on Saturday scrutinised the senior coalition partner BJP’s conduct during the general elections and possible reasons behind the electoral debacle.
Though the JD (U), which managed to send 20 newly-elected members to […]
KOLKATA: It is too early to comment on who is going to support whom and, at present efforts are on to form a government without the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said here on Monday.
The Chief Minister was responding to scribes’ queries on whether the Left would […]
NEW DELHI: The Left parties have expressed unhappiness at the Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao sharing the dais with leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance in Punjab on Sunday and expressing support for the formation.
The TRS was part of the ‘Mahakutami’ (grand alliance) with Left parties formed by the […]
Whether it will support the Third Front government
Prakash Karat KOLKATA: Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat said here on Saturday that contrary to the Congress’ expectation that the Left Front would support its government post-election, the onus will be on the Congress to decide whether to support “an alternative secular […]
CHENNAI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has reassured the DMK of its position as a “valued friend” of the Congress.
He was replying to a question on Rahul Gandhi’s recent statement that the Congress was open to all post-poll options.
Asked to categorically state that the Congress would have nothing to do with the AIADMK after the […]
“Will have the required number to form a Government”
Photo: K. Ananthan
Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury seeking support for the party’s Coimbatore candidate P.R.Natarajan (left) at a public meeting in Coimbatore on Friday. – COIMBATORE: The Third Front has a number of competent leaders who make Prime Ministerial […]
‘Naveen Patnaik will play a key role in government formation’
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Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat after a meeting at the former’s residence in Bhubaneswar on Friday.
BHUBANESWAR: Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat and Orissa Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal […]
By Sandeep Joshi Baghpat
For the past three decades, the electorate of the Jat-dominated Baghpat parliamentary constituency has solidly stood behind the family of the former Prime Minister, Chaudhary Charan Singh. Barring one occasion, the Chaudhary family has never lost from their home turf since 1977.
However, this time ‘chote chaudhary,’ as the Rashtriya Lok Dal chief […]
Kolkata: Even as there is a realignment of political forces in a bid to set up an alternative government at the Centre after the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, a move is concurrently on to consolidate the Left movement in the country through a dialogue between the Communists and the Socialists.
There have been […]
Yechury says government will be formed on basis of a common minimum programme
Says there is a rethink by parties with Congress“PM saying he wants the Left’s support”
KOLKATA: The possibility of a non-Congress, non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government coming to power at the Centre after the elections “is growing by the day.” The chances […]