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Lok Sabha Elections 2014

Low performance in Lok Sabha elections: Six member panel of BJP-Badal Dal to discuss on Tondon report

The damage control is on the agenda list of ruling alliance these days. Days after BJP leader Balram Ji Dass Tondon made “serious allegations” on BJP ally Shiromani Akali Dal Badal (SAD-B), the alliance has constituted a six member committee to resolve the issues raised in the Balramji Das Tandon committee’s report.

BJP MP and bollywood singer Babul Supriyo “blackmailed” Yoga trainer Ramdev to get Lok Sabha ticket

The controversial “Yoga Guru”, who campaigned for BJP, is again in controversy as famous singer Babul Supriyo, BJP MP from Asansol has disclosed that it was Baba Ramdev who got the BJP ticket for him.

Low performance in LS polls: Rahul Gandhi summons fact finding committee to New Delhi

According to media reports, The vice presidents of All India Congress Committee Rahul Gandhi has summoned members of fact finding committee to New Delhi for June 9.

Now Punjab Congress Legislature Party leader Sunil Jakhar plays “resignation drama”

Moga, Punjab (June 02, 2014): It seems that politicians of Punjab are trying to tackle their failure in recent parliamentary elections with a strategy of submission of resignations and to please their bosses with this tactic. Now the Punjab Congress Legislature Party leader Sunil Kumar Jakhar has played resignation episode.

Complete list: Narendra Modi’s Cabinet Ministers

New Delhi, India (May 27, 2014): Former Gujrat chief minister Narendra Modi yesterday swore as Prime minister of India. His oath taking ceremony was attended by various Indian and south-asian leaders, including Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif and Srilanka president M. Rajapaksa. Fourth Five ministers also took oath along with Narendra Modi at New Delhi based Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Arundhati Roy on Narendra Modi’s election victory – ‘Now, we have a democratically elected totalitarian government’

"The massive, steeply climbing GDP of India dropped rather suddenly and millions of middle-class people sitting in the aircraft, waiting for it to take off, suddenly found it freezing in mid-air," says Ms Roy. "Their exhilaration turned to panic and then into anger. Modi and his party have mopped up this anger."

OP-Ed: AAP’s Punjab success – by Avtar Singh

It is Punjab again. The state which sacrificed most to secure the independence of India is regularly in the labour pains of real change. After the crushing assaults from Indian state it is bouncing back again and again to show its guts and strength. The aspiration of real rule is not dying down in Punjab despite the political and social terrorism unleashed by the ruling elite.

OP-Ed: Punjabis Shun Modi, Flock To AAP

At historically crucial junctures, Punjab has shown the audacity to differ with the Indian mainstream. This is what goes to explain the phenomenal victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab which, otherwise, drew blank from other parts of the country, also in Delhi where it had emerged as a political force with Arun Kejriwal as Chief Minister only six months ago.

Bad image of some ‘Akali ministers’ to blame for low performace in LS polls: BJP Punjab in-charge Shanta Kumar

New Delhi, India (May 23, 2014): The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) swept away recent Lok Sabha elections in India, but it's performance in Punjab was quite low.

Narendra Modi to be sworn in as India’s 14th Prime Minister on May 26

New Delhi, India (May 20, 2014): It is learnt that the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has invited Narendra Modi to be sworn in as India's 14th Prime Minister at 6 pm on Monday, May 26.

BJP formally chooses Narendra Modi be next Prime Minister of India

New Delhi, India (May 20, 2014): India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started putting together a new government by formally choosing Narendra Modi as the leader of the parliamentary party following a resounding victory in national elections.

Cakewalk turned into nightmare for Arun Jaitley as BJP let him down, Badals failed to deliver

Amritsar, Punjab (May 18, 2104): As the saffron euphoria captures the country, Amritsar is one place where the leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as Shiomani Akali Dal (Badal) are facing a major embarrassment, with senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley getting knocked down by his Congress rival Capt Amarinder Singh by a margin of over 1 lakh votes.

Narindra Modi (L) and Parkash Singh Badal (R)

Worried SAD (Badal) forms panel to study poor poll performance

Chandigarh/ Punjab (May 18, 2014): The “unimpressive show” by the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) in the Lok Sabha election was at the centre of discussion during the core committee meeting of the party held on the late evening of May 17 at Chandigarh.

Sukhbir Badal, Bikram Majithia, Narindra Modi, Parkash Singh Badal and Raj Nath Singh during Jagraon Rally [February 23, 2014]

SAD (Badal) may not enjoy clout in BJP government

Chandigarh/ Punjab (May 18, 2014): As part of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) may not have the same political clout it enjoyed during the Vajpayee government.

Arvind Kejriwal

Blame game begins in Aam Aadmi Party; Ilyas Azmi holds Arvind Kejriwal’s “autocratic style of functioning” responsible for defeat

New Delhi, India (May 18, 2014): From four months ago — when it had surprised poll pundits and perhaps itself to win 28 Delhi Assembly seats — to its failure to win even a single Lok Sabha seat in the Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party’s dramatic slide of fortunes may be some sort of a record for any party.

Congress dismissed reports of Sonia, Rahul Gandhi offering to resign as “speculative”

New Delhi, India (May 17, 2014): After the annoucement of Lok Sabha Elections results the Congress party is facing worst position in post-1947 history. The party that ruled India for long terms after the 1947 partition, was able secure 44 seats only.

Rajoana’s sister spotted 4th from Patiala Lok Sabha seat with 15,313 votes

Bibi Kamaldeep Kaur was able to secure only 15,313 votes from Patiala Lok Sabha seat. She ended up at 4th position.

Arun Jaitley was defeated from 7 of 9 Assembly segments; Jaitley’s defeat hit Bikram Majithia’s image

Amritsar, Punjab (May 17, 2014): What seemed to be a close fight before polling turned out to be a one-sided contest with Congress candidate Amarinder Singh registering an win by a margin of more than 1 lakh votes. BJP's Arun Jaitly was defeated from seven of the total nine Assembly segments of the constituency.

AAP candidate Harinder Singh Khalsa’s victory surprised political analysts

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab (May 17, 2014): Former MP Harinder Singh Khalsa was one of the last candidates announced by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab. Former IFS officer, who served as Indian diplomat at Norway, was previously elected as the Member of Indian Parliament from Bathinda seat in 1996 on the ticket of Shiromani Akali Dal.

Singer-actor Jasssi Jasraj ended up at third place with 0.87 lakh votes from Bathinda

Bathinda, Punjab (May 17, 2014): Singer-actor Jasraj Singh Longia alias Jassi Jasraj ended up at third place in a battle that was totally occupied by contest between Badal clan's heavy weight Harsimrat Badal and family rebel Manpreet Badal, who was contesting election on Congress party's symbol.

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