Archive for May, 2008

BJP meet to discuss election strategy

The BJP national executive in the city on June 1 and June 2 will focus on chalking out the election strategy for the upcoming round of Assembly elections later in 2008. The BJP has to retain power in all the three BJP-ruled states — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh — and also win Delhi from […]

Arun Jaitley may become the next president of BJP

Arun Jaitley, the debonair national general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has emerged the front runner to become the next president of the party. Unanimity has almost emerged both within the BJP and the parent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh over incumbent president Rajnath Singh’s successor. Although Singh still has 18 month remaining, suggestions are […]

BJP creates history in Karnataka

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday created history by getting a foothold in South India. When the final results of Karnataka Assembly elections came out, the BJP had 110 seats under its belt with Congress taking the second spot with 80 seats and Janata Dal (Secular) a distant third with just 28 seats. The […]

EC ready to hold general elections after Aug 31

The Election Commission will be ready to hold the next Lok Sabha elections as per redrawn constituencies any time after August 31, Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswamy said on Friday. The Election Commission has said that it is ready to conduct the Lok Sabha polls any time after August, according to the redrawn political map. […]

Delhi Elections : BJP bags five seats in Delhi Cantonment Board elections

The BJP trounced the Congress in the Delhi Cantonment Board election which was held on Sunday. The BJP won five out of the eight wards, while the Congress managed two wards and one ward went to a BJP rebel who was contesting as an independent candidate. Both the BJP and the Congress had made this […]

Delhi Elections : Delimitation of Parliamentary Constituencies

While the number of Parliamentary and Assembly seats in Delhi remains unchanged at seven and 70 respectively post-delimitation, the constituencies have been redrawn considerably. Outer Delhi: Outer Delhi — It has been divided into three seats with the addition of some areas that were earlier in South Delhi. Now instead of Outer Delhi, we have […]

Delhi Elections : BSP’s social engineering formula

The Delhi state elections are seven months away .Having tried and tested the concept in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati’s BSP is now putting `social engineering’ to use in Delhi by selecting over one-third candidates from upper castes for the coming Assembly elections. Mayawati has also finalised her candidates for two of the seven Lok Sabha seats. […]

Delhi Elections : BJP will organise a city wide strike on Friday

Ahead of the assembly elections in the national capital, the BJP will organise a city-wide strike on May 2 against the spiralling prices of essential commodities and vegetables. “People are suffering due to rising prices of basic items. Vegetables are out of their reach. By observing complete strike, we want the government to wake up […]