DMK to join UPA Govt, settles for 3 cabinet berths

The DMK on Sunday decided to join the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre and settle for three cabinet berths – setting at rest the wrangling over ministry sharing with the Congress. “The problem (over ministerial berths) is resolved. We are joining (the UPA government),” a senior DMK leader said here.

Indian PM announces key cabinet posts

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh distributed key cabinet portfolios on Saturday after the Congress party’s resounding victory in national elections. Singh named outgoing foreign minister Pranab Mukherjee, 73, regarded as one of India’s canniest politicians, to the finance ministry to steer the revival of the economy which has slowed as a result of the global financial crisis.More

India to swear in 19 cabinet members-govt

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be sworn in at the head of a new 19-member cabinet on Friday even though a southern ally insisted it would not join the government because of differences over ministerial positions.More

Sonia meets PM; discusses DMK issue

Congress President Sonia Gandhi late tonight held discussions with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the wake of DMK deciding not to join the government and provide outside support.More

Home » Nation Miffed Karuna says DMK to stay out of UPA govt for now

The DMK, a key pre-poll ally of the Congress, will stay out of the new government at least for now, providing outside support following a deadlock in negotiations with Congress over portfolios. More

Manmohan appointed PM,Swearing-in on Friday

Amid hectic lobbying for key Cabinet posts by “pre-poll” UPA constituents, Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday met President Pratibha Patil and staked claim to form the new government. The oath-taking ceremony of the new UPA government will be held on Friday (May 22).More

Brown congratulates Manmohan Singh on his re-election as PM

British Premier Gordon Brown has congratulated Manmohan Singh with the election victory of the Congress-led alliance, saying the Indian leader has done a huge amount of work in promoting economic growth and the relief of poverty around the world.More

PM-Patil morning meeting deferred, allies bargaining hard

A meeting slated this morning between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pratibha Patil on government formation was deferred apparently because the list of the Council of Ministers was yet to be finalised.More

BSP, SP offer support to UPA

Sworn enemies, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party, have offered unconditional outside support to the United Progressive Alliance. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP chief Mayawati said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had sought her help to form a secular government. “We want to fight communal forces.”More

Patna sahib Lok Sabha Election Results for 2009

Patna sahib Lok Sabha Election Results for 2009 – Bihar
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