LS Polls: Out Of 78 In Fray, Only 24 Muslim Candidates Make It Parliament

New Delhi: Of the 78 Muslim candidates who contested the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, only 24 have managed to win across the country, a number that keeps going down over the years. In 2019, only 26 Muslim candidates were elected as Members of Parliament, four belonging to the Congress and TMC each, three from the […]

No revenge in politics; it’s about sportsmanship in wins and losses: Kishori Lal Sharma

No revenge in politics; it’s about sportsmanship in wins and losses: Kishori Lal Sharma

NEW DELHI: Congress’ newly-elected Amethi MP Kishori Lal Sharma on Wednesday said the constituency for him was like an “amanat” of the Gandhi family and he would ensure there is no “amanat mein khayanat (breach of trust)”. Sharma, who emerged as a giant slayer by defeating sitting BJP MP and Union minister Smriti Irani by […]

Asaduddin Owaisi – a powerful voice of Muslims in India

Asaduddin Owaisi – a powerful voice of Muslims in India

HYDERABAD: Asaduddin Owaisi, who was once the leader of a little-known outfit confined to the old city of Hyderabad, has emerged as a powerful voice of Muslims in the country in recent years. On Tuesday, as the votes polled for the Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency were counted, the MP defeated his BJP rival Madhavi Latha […]

‘Samajwadis’ succeeded in stopping BJP in Uttar Pradesh: Akhilesh Yadav

KANNAUJ (UP): A day after his party’s impressive show in the Lok Sabha elections, Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said the aim of the ‘Samajwadis’ was to stop the saffron party in Uttar Pradesh and they “succeeded” in it. Talking to reporters here after taking the victory certificate, the Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Yadav said, “I […]

New BJP MPs in Delhi credit PM Modi for victory, assert to fulfil promises made to people

NEW DELHI: The newly elected BJP MPs from seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi on Wednesday credited Prime Minister Narednra Modi for their victories and asserted that the party was going to come to power in the national capital after Assembly polls next year. A day after the BJP staged a clean sweep for the third […]

Muslims did not support BSP in Lok Sabha polls, regrets Mayawati

LUCKNOW: Having suffered a major setback in the Lok Sabha elections, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati noted that the Muslims did not support party candidates in Uttar Pradesh even though they were given proper representation. Against this backdrop, she said the party would give them (the Muslims) a chance in the future only after […]

NDA Or INDIA: Split Verdict Makes New Govt Formation Interesting

NDA Or INDIA: Split Verdict Makes New Govt Formation Interesting

New Delhi: The Bhartiya Janata Party emerged as the single largest party but fell short of 250 seats, while the Congress secured nearly 100 seats as the counting for the 2024 Lok Sabha election was nearing completion on Tuesday. With the BJP failing to secure a majority, the roles of two NDA constituents—Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) […]

First Time After 1962, Govt Won 3rd Consecutive Term: PM Modi

First Time After 1962, Govt Won 3rd Consecutive Term: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said people have shown full confidence in the BJP and the NDA and the Lok Sabha elections results were a victory of the people, democracy and faith in the country’s Constitution. “After 1962, for the first time a government has won the mandate for a third consecutive […]

INDIA Bloc To Take Call Approaching Former Partners Today: Rahul

INDIA Bloc To Take Call Approaching Former Partners Today: Rahul

New Delhi: The INDIA bloc will meet and decide on Wednesday whether to approach former partners such as the JD(U) and the TDP to attempt government formation at the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said. “We are going to have a meeting with our partners tomorrow. These questions will be raised and answered there,” Gandhi […]

‘Khata-khat, khata-khat, khata-khat’… Rahul Gandhi leads Cong’s stunning fightback

‘Khata-khat, khata-khat, khata-khat’… Rahul Gandhi leads Cong’s stunning fightback

NEW DELHI: Lampooned as ‘Shehzada’ and dismissed as a serial ‘reinventor’ constantly looking for an identity, Rahul Gandhi may have just had the last laugh this Lok Sabha election. He carried out a padyatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, a hybrid one from Manipur to Mumbai and pretty much set the narrative for the Congress, staying […]