Congratulating Narendra Modi for his party's landslide victory in Lok Sabha polls, Peoples Democratic Party patriarch Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said he was hopeful the new BJP government would take tangible steps in finding a lasting solution to the Kashmir problem.
The complexion of the 16th Lok Sabha, borne out of the most decisive mandate in 30 years, looks like a mixed bag of milestones. First up, the lower house will have the highest number of women lawmakers. On most other counts of demography, it still needs to shape up.
The TDP, which provided outside support to the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, would like to join the Narendra Modi government this time.
With three sitting MLAs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging victorious in the Lok Sabha elections, the spotlight has shifted to the Delhi assembly. BJP had fielded its state unit president Harsh Vardhan from Chandni Chowk, and legislators Ramesh Bidhuri from south Delhi and Pravesh Verma from west Delhi.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s resignation Saturday following his party’s poor show in the national election has the Uttarakhand and Jharkhand governments worried.
The two NDA candidates to win from Tamil Nadu — BJP state unit chief Pon Radhakrishnan and PMK’s Anbumani Ramadoss — automatically get chosen to represent Tamil Nadu in the Union council of ministers in the Modi-led NDA government.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has admitted that it ran a negative campaign in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections and gave undue focus on Varanasi at the cost of other constituencies.
As Congress searches for answersfor its worst-ever electoral performance, daggers are already out in the party ahead of the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting scheduled on Monday.
Narendra Modi will reach BJP headquarter here on Saturday morning after an elaborate two-hour long victory procession that will start from the airport itself, sources told HT.
This election will be memorable for the manner in which the BJP fought it: it projected Narendra Modi as a single leader. HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan writes.
In the face of the Congress’ worst electoral defeat in more than six decades, party vice-president and the party’s face for the 2014 polls Rahul Gandhi owned up responsibility for the debacle before the media, saying there was “a lot for us to think about”.
Verdict 2014 belonged as much to the abysmal showing of the Congress as it did to Narendra Modi. In particular, it underscored the steep political decline of the Gandhi family.
Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) failed to win even a single seat. It stood second in 34 constituencies. Congress president Sonia Gandhi (Rae Bareli) and her son Rahul Gandhi (Amethi) were the only Congress candidates who could register victories.
From being a marginal player, BJP storms into West Bengal at the cost of Left Front that had ruled for 34 years.
"Once Narendra Modi is the PM and he goes out anywhere, he will be representing all of us. As the prime minister of the country, he ceases to be just a member of a political party; he becomes the representative of the whole nation. And one has to accept and respect that," the film writer, poet, and lyricist tells HT.