India News | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday July 13, 2016
Actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar will lead the Congress as state unit president in the slog overs ahead of crucial assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh to be held early next year.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 6, 2016
Ravi Shankar Prasad, who took over as the Union Law Minister today, said the decision of the government to refer the issue of implementation of a uniform civil code in the country to the Law Commission should not be linked to the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh due next year.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday June 27, 2016
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today took a dig at BJP chief Amit Shah saying he is suffering from a "phobia of elections" and that his recent public meetings failed to reflect a concern for the state.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 11, 2016
Congress's Pradeep Tamta today defeated Independent candidate Anil Goel to win the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Uttarakhand and become the first Dalit from the hill state to make it to the Upper House of Parliament.
India News | NDTV | Sunday June 12, 2016
The BJP made significant gains in the Rajya Sabha by winning 11 seats on Saturday, thus marginally narrowing the gap with the opposition Congress in the upper house where the ruling party is in a minority.
India News | Reported by Ketki Angre, Edited by Shuchi Shukla | Saturday June 11, 2016
Elections for 57 Rajya Sabha seats in 15 states will take place today and with a contest in seven states, political parties are in a last minute scramble to ensure they get their numbers right.
India News | Written by Alok Pandey | Thursday June 9, 2016
She did it in the Uttarakhand floor test recently. Will Mayawati come to the rescue of the Congress again in Uttar Pradesh, where elections will be held for 11 Rajya Sabha seats on Saturday?
India News | Written by Ketki Angre | Sunday June 5, 2016
It will be smooth sailing for ministers like Suresh Prabhu, Piyush Goyal, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and former union minister P Chidambaram but there's a contest on the cards in at least six states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Haryana.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Wednesday April 27, 2016
Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and the face of the Congress rebellion, Vijay Bahuguna, says he believes holding early elections in the state is the best possible solution to the crisis.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 26, 2016
Favouring early Assembly polls in Uttarakhand, BJP today claimed it had "rid" the people of the state from a government "engaged in loot" and it was time for them to deliver a verdict.
India News | Rahul Shrivastava | Tuesday April 26, 2016
Many empty benches in both Houses as Parliament convened on Monday, meant some respite for the government as it faced fire from the opposition on Uttarakhand.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 25, 2016
Leader of rebel Congress legislators Vijay Bahuguna today said a failed Appropriation Bill and the former chief minister Harish Rawat's refusal to resign were enough ground for President's Rule in Uttarakhand but advocated early elections in the state so that people could decide which way to go.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 4, 2016
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today attacked the Centre for imposition of President's Rule in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh saying since they cannot control state government through elections, they are trying to control through central rules.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 28, 2016
Congress today said that it is "ready" for polls in Uttarakhand and alleged that the BJP toppled the Harish Rawat government as it feared defeat due to the "good work" done by the party government in the state.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 27, 2016
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said BJP's actions in Uttarakhand were "a clear admission they knew they were losing the floor test" and that the party's commitment to democracy was "only so long as elections throw up its governments".
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday March 13, 2015
Congress leader Raj Babbar was today declared elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from the lone vacant Upper House seat from Uttarakhand.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 10, 2015
Actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar today filed his nomination as the Congress candidate for the only vacant Rajya Sabha seat from Uttarakhand.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 17, 2014
The vote share for Congress slumped below 20 per cent for the first time in the history of the country's Lok Sabha elections triggering an unprecedented debacle while it crossed 30 per cent for the BJP to record a new high.
Elections News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With PTI inputs) | Wednesday May 7, 2014
In Uttarakhand, which votes today in a single phase, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is counting on the national appeal of Narendra Modi, its prime ministerial candidate, to wrest the initiative back from the Congress. The Congress is counting on the local appeal of its Chief Minister Harish Rawat.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 24, 2014
Pauri MP Satpal Maharaj, who recently defected to BJP, today attacked Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, saying as a Union minister he had not raised even a single issue related to the state in Parliament.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Monday February 3, 2014
BJP today appointed party vice-presidents Prabhat Jha and Uma Bharti as in charge of organisation affairs in Delhi and election in charge in Uttarakhand respectively.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Monday February 3, 2014
BJP Vice-President Uma Bharti was today made the campaign in-charge of Uttarakhand ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections.
India News | Devesh Kumar | Thursday January 30, 2014
Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna, in the firing line for his inept handling of the relief and rehabilitation work carried out by his government after last year's flash floods, is set to be removed as part of the organizational shakeup being planned ahead of the national elections, due by May this year.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 1, 2013
Over 40,000 government officials, who will be on election duty on December 4, have cast their votes through postal ballots on Saturday, an election commission official said.
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Monday April 23, 2012
There's a new set of problems emerging for the newly formed Congress government in Uttarakhand. In a little more than a month since the party took over the state leadership, the Congress Disciplinary Committee today expelled 35 congress members from the party for the next 6 years and issued show-cause notice to 100 others. According to the State...
Assembly | NDTV Correspondent | Tuesday March 13, 2012
After the Congress ignored his threat and decided to go-ahead with today's swearing-in ceremony in Uttarakhand, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs Harish Rawat quit the party. Mr Rawat had reportedly threatened to quit Congress unless he is made the Uttarakhand Chief Minister. However, the Congress high command has de...
Ashutosh Sinha | Monday March 12, 2012
In the past, too, the Congress has gone back on reforms following losses in state elections. Things are getting out of hand for the Congress.
Assembly | Press Trust of India | Friday March 9, 2012
After a photo finish in Uttarakhand, Congress, which emerged as the single largest party, staked claim to form the government in Uttarakhand today. It paraded the three independent MLAs and the lone legislator from the Uttarakhan Kranti Dal (UKD) in its support before Governor Margaret Alva.
Assembly | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 8, 2012
Despite falling short of numbers in Uttarakhand, the BJP today claimed that it will form the next government in the hill state. "We will play Holi in Uttarakhand... Congress will not be able to form government there," BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar told reporters.
Assembly | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday March 7, 2012
The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) separately tried to woo independent and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) lawmakers on Wednesday as uncertainty persisted over the formation of a new government in Uttarakhand following a fractured mandate in the 70-member assembly.