Admitting that the idea of the Third Front was neither “credible” nor “viable”, the CPM Politburo on Tuesday said that it was the chief reason for its poll debacle.
It’s official now. Palamu will have a high-profile CPI-Maoist leader as its representative in the Lok Sabha.
Anxiously waiting for the results of the Lok Sabha elections, Indian Americans, despite sharp differences over which party would be best suitable to lead the country, are hoping against hope that the results throw up a stable government.
The Election Commission on Friday took stock of the arrangements for counting of votes Saturday across the country.
The newly-elected Lok Sabha that will be constituted after the elections will have a full budget session in June which will go on till August.
Differences over Ladakh may cost National Conference (NC) president and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, 72, a berth in the Union ministry.
The Victory in the Lok Sabha elections has inspired the Congress to think of dumping some of its allies. But the party’s dependence on these very parties in the Rajya Sabha may hold it back. Nagendar Sharma reports.
After leaving the Left Front battered in the Lok Sabha polls, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee is now eyeing its constituents, the Forward Bloc and Revolutionary Socialist Party. "I will again make an appeal to RSP and Forward Bloc. People of Bengal want a change. They want all of us to work together to defeat the CPI-M, said Banerjee during a TV programme.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has reportedly declined a Cabinet berth offer. He said that he wanted to work for the party. Reports in the media also say that Rahul Gandhi may be made a minister without a portfolio so that he can concentrate on organisational tasks in UP and Bihar while also gaining experience in the government.
With a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet President Pratibha Patil to stake claim to form the new government. This was decided unanimously at a meeting of the leaders of the UPA in which Gandhi was re-elected its Chairperson. Listen to podcast: 1, 2
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo and Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati on Tuesday announced that her party's 21 MPs will extend outside support to the new UPA government at the Centre. Manmohan elected Cong's PM candidate
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the huge mandate to the Congress came with the challenge of 'rising expectations' and people, especially the youth, would not tolerate a 'business as usual' attitude. Manmohan elected Cong's PM candidate
A day ahead of the crucial meeting of pre-poll UPA allies, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi amid speculation that the DMK is eyeing meaty cabinet portfolios.
The Prime Minister's Office is believed to have asked ministries to chart out their principal agenda for the first 100 days of the new UPA government, which is set to begin its second innings this week. Cabinet secretary is compiling a list of priority and programmes of different ministries, an official said.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal, with four MPs, today announced to extend "unconditional support" to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.