Tag Archives: Indian National Congress

  • Rahul Gandhi resigns as leader of India’s Congress party

    Rahul Gandhi said today he had quit as Congress president and had left it to his party to find a successor soon, taking responsibility for a second straight national election defeat. ...

  • ‘Humbled’ Modi suffers defeats ahead of 2019 India polls

    India's ruling party suffered stinging election defeats in at least two stronghold states, results showed Tuesday, in a big blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi before national polls in 2019 ...

  • India all set to count 550 million votes

    The Election Commission is all set to count Friday some 550 million votes cast in the Lok Sabha polls that are widely expected to return the BJP to power, a top official said on Thursday. ...

  • Narendra Modi set to be India’s next PM, exit polls show

    Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi is set to become India's next prime minister, four major exit polls showed on Monday, with his opposition party and its allies forecast to sweep to a parliamentary majority. ...

  • India wraps mammoth election on Monday, results on Friday

    India's most bitterly fought national election ended Monday evening, with some 60 percent of the 66 million electorate in three states voting in the 10th and last leg of a contest widely tipped to end a decade of Congress rule. ...

  • India holds biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength

    India called a quarter of its 815 million voters to polls on Thursday, the biggest day of its staggered election, in areas ranging from Himalayan passes to a southern IT hub and western sugarcane farms. ...

  • India’s lower house approves creation of Telangana state

    India's lower house passed a contentious proposal to split Andhra Pradesh and create the new state of Telangana on Tuesday amid chaotic scenes and uproar in parliament from opponents of the bill. ...

  • Delhi chief minister Kejriwal quits after graft bill blocked

    Delhi's firebrand Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced his resignation Friday to protest the blocking of an anti-corruption bill, fewer than 50 days after taking power in the Indian capital. ...

  • India’s ruling party urges end to parliament quagmire

    India's ruling Congress party Monday urged the opposition to allow major bills to be passed in the last session of a parliament which is set to go down as the least productive in history. ...