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  • SP Main Rival in 2017 UP Assembly Polls: BJP President Amit Shah
    Sounding the poll bugle for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in early 2017, BJP president Amit Shah said that the Samajwadi Party is the main rival in the state. He said that "maladministration" of the Samajwadi Party government will be the main focus in the assembly elections. Shah said that he was confident that the BJP would emerge victorious in the 2017 polls. On the party's chief ministerial candidate, the BJP chief said that it has not been decided yet.
    57  minutes ago
  • Grand Preparations in Kolkata for Mamata's Second Oath-Taking Ceremony
    As chief minister Mamata Banerjee gets ready to take oath of office for the second time on 27 May, she wants everyone to join in the celebrations. In a departure from the usual venue of Raj Bhavan, the oath-taking event is going to be held on Red Road which is one of the arterial roads in Kolkata. A portion of this road will remain closed for five days and be decorated in blue and white, Mamata's favourite colours. Some of the prominent faces going to be present on the occasion are Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah.
    58  minutes ago
  • Puducherry PCC President Summoned to New Delhi
    Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee president A Namassivayam has been summoned to New Delhi to decide who is going to be the party's leader in Puducherry legislature. The Congress emerged the single largest party in the Puducherry Assembly elections. Yet government formation in the union territory has got delayed as the party has not decided who will be its chief minister designate. Some of the top contenders in the race for the chief minister's post are former chief minister V. Vaithilingam, former Union minister of state V. Narayanasamy and Namassivayam himself.
    59  minutes ago
  • Sarbananda Sonowal takes charge as first BJP chief minister of Assam
    With Sarbananda Sonowal taking oath as the first BJP chief minister of Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party has etched its name successfully in the electoral history of Assam. After three consecutive terms of Congress rule, the frontier state of Assam is now going to be led by BJP for the next five years. Ten other ministers also took oath at the swearing-in ceremony which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other senior leaders of the party. Defeated Congress leader and previous chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi was also seated on the dais during the occasion.
    2016-05-25 11:02:10 AM
  • Kerala CM P. Vijayan's Swearing-in Today
    CPI(M) veteran P. Vijayan, who was selected as the Chief Minister designate at LDF's meeting earlier, will be sworn-in to office at 4 P.M. today. Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam will administer the oath of office and secrecy to chief minister P. Vijayan and 18 ministers in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram today. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and party veteran Prakash Karat will attend the swearing-in ceremony.
    2016-05-25 11:00:55 AM

  • Assam Govt Swearing-in Today
    Assam's next chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and his 10-member cabinet is going to take oath today. Sonowal's cabinet may include two ministers each from alliance partners Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF). The AGP has been bargaining hard for three berths instead of two. Former Congress member Himanta Biswa Sarma may also be part of the swearing-in today.
    2016-05-24 11:25:46 AM
  • Congress Not Yet Decided on Puducherry CM Candidate
    It's been five days since the Puducherry Assembly election results came out and the Congress swept to power in alliance with DMK. But the party is yet to select its leader in the legislature. This is causing delay in government formation in the union territory. According to reports, AICC General Secretary V. Narayanasamy is in talks with the Congress high command in Delhi to arrive at a consensus.    
    2016-05-24 11:22:43 AM
  • West Bengal Opposition May Skip Mamata Banerjee's Swearing-in
    With West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee all set to take oath as CM for the second time on 27 May, the opposition parties seem not likely to attend the ceremony. The Left, Congress and the BJP may skip the event to register their protest against the post-poll attacks across the state by the Trinamool Congress. One person died due to inter-party clashes at Birbhum.
    2016-05-24 11:22:10 AM
  • Left-Congress Alliance to Stay in West Bengal
    Senior members of both the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Congress have declared that their tie-up will continue to work together in West Bengal. There have been wide-ranging speculations about the future of Left-Congress alliance in the state after their defeat in the Assembly elections. In what is seen as a rare show of solidarity, CPI(M) state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra and Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury together submitted a memorandum to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on post-poll violence in the state.
    2016-05-24 11:21:19 AM
  • Governor P. Sathasivam Invites Pinarayi Vijayan to Form Next Govt in Kerala
    Kerala Governor Justice P. Sathasivam invited Pinarayi Vijayan today to form the next government in the state. Vijayan has been unanimously elected the leader of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) legislature party. The LDF has 91 MLAs in Kerala's 140-member state legislative Assembly.
    2016-05-24 11:20:47 AM

  • Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM for the sixth time
    AIADMK  general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium today. It is her second consecutive term. The event was attended by union ministers, MPs and leaders of various political parties. The Governor of Tamil Nadu reportedly  approved a list of 29 ministers as a part of Jayalalithaa's cabinet.
    2016-05-23 03:13:43 PM
  • Kerala: Vijayan government to comprise 19 ministers; swearing-in on 25 May
    The LDF is going to form the next government in Kerala. Led by CM elect Pinarayi Vijayan, the new government is set to have 19 members (including the chief minister). LDF convenor Vaikom Viswan said that the new government will be sworn-in at the Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on 25 May. The Kerala state government is eligible to have a maximum of 21 ministers.
    2016-05-23 11:59:58 AM
  • Jayalalitha to take oath as CM today
    All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) president J. Jayalalithaa will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by state governor K. Rosaiah today. This is for the first time since 1987 that a party will return to power for a second consecutive term in Tamil Nadu. The oath-taking ceremony will take place at Madras University's Centenary Auditorium at 12 noon.
    2016-05-23 11:59:13 AM
  • Pinarayi Vijayan to be next CM of Kerala
    CPI(M) polit bureau member Pinarayi Vijayan is going to be the next Chief Minister of Kerala. This was decided at a meeting of the CPI(M) State secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. The meeting was held in the presence of party general secretary Sitaram Yechury and polit bureau member Prakash Karat. Yechury said that though veteran member V.S. Achuthanandan had led the election battle from the front, the party had decided to select Vijayan as Achuthanandan was ageing and not in the best of health.
    2016-05-23 11:58:19 AM
  • Tamil Nadu: Vijaykant's DMDK might lose state party status
    Dismal performance in the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls has now put a question mark on the state party status of Vijaykant's DMDK. The party has failed to meet all Election Commission guidelines on State Party status when it comes to vote share and number of seats. The party's vote share reduced to 2.4% in 2016 from 7.88% in 2011. It also failed to return a single legislator to the state Assembly.
    2016-05-21 04:39:23 PM

  • Tamil Nadu: Elections in Thanjavur, Aravakurichi delayed by 3 weeks
    The elections to Aravakurichi and Thanjavur constituencies have been deferred further by three weeks, according to the Election Commission's submission to the Madras High Court on Friday. Meanwhile, the DMK president M. Karunanidhi has demanding that the polls should be held on the scheduled day, 23 May. He told reporters that his party would lead a protest if the polls are postponed further.
    2016-05-21 11:47:50 AM
  • Jayalalithaa elected as AIADMK Legislature party leader, P. Vijayan to be Kerala CM
    The AIADMK Chief J. Jayalalithaa was unanimously elected as the legislature party leader after a convincing win in Tamil Nadu Assemble elections. The meeting of the MLAs was held at the party headquarters, a day after the AIADMK emerged victorious. Meanwhile, the CPI(M) leader P. Vijayan will be the next Chief Minister of Kerala.  
    2016-05-21 11:33:57 AM
  • Congress-DMK alliance wins 2016 Puducherry assembly elections
    The Congress emerged as the single largest party in Puducherry. The Congress is now all set to form the government in the Union Territory along with its ally Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Of the 30-member Puducherry assembly, the Congress won 15 seats and DMK bagged two seats. The ruling AINRC could get only 8 seats, while AIADMK bagged four seats. One seat went to an independent candidate.  
    2016-05-20 12:10:03 PM
  • LDF wins 2016 Kerala assembly elections
    The Left Democratic Front ousted the Congress-led UDF in Kerala. The LDF won 91 of the 140 assembly seats. Of these 91 seats, CPI-M itself grabbed 58 seats. LDF’s rival UDF could only get 47 seats. BJP made its entry in Kerala by winning one single seat. 86-year-old O Rajagopal won in Nemom by over 8,000 votes.
    2016-05-20 11:56:38 AM
  • BJP wins 2016 Assam assembly elections; Sarbananda Sonowal to be the new chief minister
    The BJP wrested power from the Congress in Assam ending 15 years of Tarun Gogoi’s rule in the state. The BJP, along with its allies, won 86 of the 126 seats in the state. It was a poor show by the Congress which could only get 26 seats. AUDF bagged 13 seats. Sarbananda Sonowal, who is currently Union Sports Minister, will head BJP’s first government in Assam.
    2016-05-20 11:34:00 AM



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