New Delhi, Dec 25, As the party’s youth icon and potential prime minister, Rahul Gandhi brought the most unexpected cheer to the Congress in 2009.
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Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 7, Kerala’s ruling and opposition fronts will face their biggest popularity test since the May Lok Sabha elections when byelections are held for three assembly seats next month.
New Delhi, Aug 31, The three Congress-ruled states of Haryana, Maharashtra and Arunachal Pradesh will elect new assemblies Oct 13 in the first popularity test after the April-May Lok Sabha elections.
Shimla, Aug 20, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday admitted that hate speeches by Varun Gandhi and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s sarcastic remarks on the Congress party during the campaign were among the reasons for its humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.
New Delhi, Aug 11, A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tuesday admitted that former cabinet ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie have been dropped from a key party meeting because of their criticism of the party leadership following the Lok Sabha election debacle.
New Delhi, Aug 6, For the first time in decades, the Congress is running out of membership forms in Uttar Pradesh as scores line up to enrol for admission into a party that is seeking to reclaim India’s most populous state where it made a dramatic revival in the Lok Sabha elections three months ago.
New Delhi, Aug 1, Maintaining that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are “fully tamper-proof”, the Election Commission Saturday invited political parties and others who have raised doubts about the credibility of the machines to come for a demonstration that would set their misgivings at rest “once and for all”.
New Delhi, July 28, A top French official has praised India for the successful conduct of the Lok Sabha elections saying it was a “fresh and dazzling demonstration of the vitality of the Indian democracy”.
Lucknow, July 26, The Bharatiya Janata Party will not drop its Hindutva agenda at any cost, BJP president Rajnath Singh said here Sunday, adding there was no “need for making those factors public” that led to the “party’s unsatisfactory performance” in the Lok Sabha elections.
Agartala, July 24, Despite the drubbing in the nationwide Lok Sabha polls, the ruling Left Front in Tripura has won handsomely in the three-tier local self-government elections, which the Communists attributed to its “good organisational work” and development programmes in the northeastern state.