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

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

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...

Constituency-wise results

Detail of India Lok Sabha Elections 2009 – Party wise position

Celebrations begin in Congress, gloom in BJP

With trends indicating a big victory for the Congress, hundreds of supporters thronged the party headquarters at Akbar Road and the nearby residence of president Sonia Gandhi, many breaking out into a celebratory jig to the bursting of firecrackers.More

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

Upto 15% voting in Punjab, Chandigarh till 10:00 hrs

Between 10-15 percent voting was recorded in the nine parliamentary constituencies of Punjab and the lone seat in Chandigarh in the first three hours (till 10:00 hrs) of polling Wednesday.More

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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