Riding an anti-incumbency wave and staving off corruption charges against Virbhadra Singh, Cong today wrested power from BJP in Himachal Pradesh with a wafer-thin majority of 36 in the 68-member assembly. 22 new faces in Himachal Assembly
A cold wave swept across the state with the capital town Shimla witnessing the coldest day of the season, while Manali, Keylong and Kalpa reeled under subzero temperatures. Rohit Lath reports.
After a slow start, voters turned out in record numbers on Sunday to vote for the 68-member Himachal Pradesh assembly. A turnout of 75% — figure expected to touch 77% or even higher — will have the ruling BJP worried. Gaurav Bisht
With 105 independents in the fray for the assembly polls in Himachal tomorrow, all eyes are set on them to see if they will turn into game changers for the Congress and the BJP.
Battle lines have been drawn for Sunday's poll for the 68-member Himachal Assembly where political heavyweights Prem Kumar Dhumal and Virbhadra Singh are jostling for attention of voters for whom the issue of price rise and corruption seems to have surpassed the anti-incumbency factor.
The BJP today said the government has only put its decision to hike LPG prices on hold, and not rolled back the proposal, in the wake of the elections in Himachal Pradesh and insisted that this anti-people and anti-women decision would prove costly for the Congress.
BJP today asked Congress to clarify whether it paid Rs.
90 crore to Associated Journals, which ran the now-defunct National Herald daily, saying if it was true it was violation of tax and electoral laws.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh today waded into the row over Narendra Modi's "50 crore girlfriend" personal jibe at Union minister Shashi Tharoor, asking the Gujarat chief minister to disclose his marital status.
All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi today slammed Bharatiya Janata Party over corruption in a veiled attack on the saffron party's president Nitin Gadkari. Gaurav Bisht and Naresh K Thakur
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh terming him as 'maun' Mohan Singh at the election rally in Mandi district. Roop Updhayay reports.
Cricket and politics go hand in hand in India. No surprise then that the game has queered the pitch in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, as well. Gaurav Bisht reports.
A day after getting the backing of the party, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, who is facing allegations of dubious funding of his companies, today made a scathing attack on the Congress on the issues of corruption, bad governance and unemployment.
Delimitation, rebels and anti-incumbency are making bigwigs of both the ruling BJP and Congress stay put in their own constituencies. Gaurav Bisht reports.
As many as 146 candidates contesting the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections are 'crorepatis', according to a NGO report.
Himachal Pradesh CM Prem Kumar Dhumal may be confident about returning to power with a bigger mandate but there is a growing fear within the circle of RSS-BJP state election managers that the forthcoming assembly elections may lead to a close verdict, akin to what happened in Uttarakhand last March. Shishir Gupta reports.