India Votes in Fourth Phase of General Elections

Thursday’s fourth round of India’s staggered general election saw millions of people cast votes in seven states and in the federally-administered capital, New Delhi. Polling to choose a new parliament will be completed next week. after one more round of voting, and results will be counted on May 16.  

Rahul says Manmohan Singh is pride of Punjab and the country

Amritsar, May 11 (PTI) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today shared the stage for the first time with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a poll rally here, describing him as the “pride of Punjab and the country” who had taken India forward in all spheres. “Manmohan Singh is pride of Punjab and India,” Rahul, who is on his third visit to the state during the current Lok Sabha elections,...

Advani expresses surprise over Mulayam statement

Expressing surprise at Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comment that he would support anybody who dismisses Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh, BJP leader L.K. Advani on Friday said that Constitution does not allow Centre to take such a step.

Congress puts ball in allies’ court

It’s up to Lalu Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan to decide if they are with the UPA, that’s what Congress spokesperson Veerappa Moily said on Friday when the two leaders skipped a meeting of the union cabinet. Lalu for his part said the cabinet meeting has nothing to do with his railways ministry which is why is he not attending.More  

Veerappa Moily removed as AICC media head

M Veerappa Moily, who launched a surprise attack on JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, has been abruptly removed as chairman of the Congress media department. He has been replaced by AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi, who had been holding the charge earlier, party sources said on Saturday.More

‘Angry’ Lalu-Paswan to skip Cabinet meet

Apparently ‘angry’ with the Congress for praising their political bete-noire Nitish Kumar, Union Ministers Lalu Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan have decided to give Friday’s Cabinet meet at PM’s residence a miss. “Yes, the Railway minister is not going to Delhi to attend the Cabinet meeting,” his private secretary Bhola Yadav told a news agency. He, however, sought to play it down saying...

Amar Singh’s ultimatum to Mulayam

The rift between the two top Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders, Amar Singh and Mulayam Singh, over Azam Khan seems to be widening. Amar singh has now threatened to resign saying Mulayam must take action by the last phase of polls on May 13. The SP leader has also accused Mulayam of being partial towards Azam Khan, once a prominent Muslim face of the SP. Amar and Azam fell apart over the former’s joining...

Polling has now closed in the fourth stage of India’s marathon five phase general election

Millions of voters in 85 constituencies across seven states and in the federally-administered territory of Delhi cast their ballots on Thursday. Neither the ruling Congress nor main opposition BJP are expected to win outright and other parties could play a key role after counting on 16 May. More

India goes to cast its vote today

Polling stations opened Thursday morning across eight states for the fourth and penultimate round of elections to the Lok Sabha that are widely expected to produce a hung parliament. A total of 85 constituencies are to elect MPs from Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Rajastan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.More

I’m Confident Left Will Support PM: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday gave clear signals of working with the Left parties in the post-poll scenario, expressing confidence that the Communists would accept Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister and a Congress-led government.More
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