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

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

Why do you think Congress has done well in General Election 2009?

The mandate is clearly in favour of Congress and its allies. Congress has posted its best results in decades. Despite an effective campaign, BJP lead NDA alliance not only failed to muster numbers, it merely repeated its existing performance even in BJP led states. Is the vote for Congress a vote for stability? Did BJP fail to influence public opinion despite raising relevant issues? Did Modi’s theatrics...

Manmohan Singh to stake claim to form Govt on Tuesday

Manmohan Singh will stake claim to form the Government on Tuesday. Manmohan Singh along with Congress President Sonia Gandhi will meet the President Pratibha Patil with the letters of support from the UPA’s alliance partners, independents and other parties. The Congress-led UPA alliance has 262 MPs and is still 10 short of achieving the magic figure 272. It seems that UPA will have no problem...

LS results not upto BJP’s expectations: Sushma Swaraj

“The results are not along expected lines and the reasons for the party’s defeat will be analysed in detail by the senior party leaders to arrive at any specific conclusion,” Swaraj told reporters at her residence here. more by Sushma Swaraj – Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today said that results of Lok Sabha elections were not upto her party’s expectations and the...

India’s Congress party heads for surprise election victory

India’s ruling Congress party looked set to take an unexpectedly decisive general election victory as the 400 million-plus votes cast during the month-long election were counted this morning. The party defied exit polls and analysts’ predictions, which had indicated a much closer result. With more than 70% of the vote counted the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was set to...

Constituency-wise results

Detail of India Lok Sabha Elections 2009 – Party wise position

Congress extends lead over BJP

Counting of votes to decide who comes at the Centre in the 15th Lok Sabha has begun. The Congress-led alliance is on way to emerging as the single largest combine. Trends showed that the Congress and its partners could have a realistic chance of retaining power at the Centre.More

Lok Sabha polls end, counting on May 16

NEW DELHI: Long and winding elections to Lok Sabha finally ended on Wednesday, but roughly half of the 71.4 crore registered electors participated in this democratic exercise that is widely expected to deliver a hung house.

Voting begins on moderate note for final phase of LS polls

Polling in the fifth and final phase of elections to Lok Sabha began on a moderate note on Wednesday. Voting began this morning in 86 constituencies spread across seven states and two union territories in the final phase of elections and would end at 1700 hrs. A total of 1,432 candidates are fighting for 86 seats in this phase.More
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