Party leaders, who met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi in Bhuyemau Guest house in Rae Bareli on Wednesday, said that the party should make an effort to stand on its own feet.
Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar Friday took charge of the ministry and made it clear that Team Modi 2.0 will focus on labour reforms and work for welfare of informal sector workers.
Amid widespread clashes between Trinamool Congress and BJP workers across West Bengal even after the Lok Sabha elections results were declared, a man said to be a Bharatiya Janata Party supporter was shot dead in Nadia district, police said on Saturday.
Prominent political figures including a state minister, a former union minister, sitting MPs, as also stars from other fields across various parties fell by the wayside in the Lok Sabha polls, that produced a number of upsets in West Bengal.
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's historic move to reserve 33 per cent seats for women in the Lok Sabha has brought rich dividends for the party.
The highest-ever number of women have been elected in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
PM Modi on Thursday led the BJP to a stunning victory in the Lok Sabha battle, with the ruling party itself set to win over 300 seats in a marked improvement over its 2014 showing that left the opposition dazed and demoralised.
The BJP was leading in 18 of the 42 seats in West Bengal, and 9 out of 21 parliamentary constituencies in Odisha.
Union Minister Smriti Irani is leading in Amethi constituency against Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
Preliminary data suggests that the support for the BJP has come from all sections and cuts across caste lines.
According to the latest counting trends, an upbeat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 23 seats, the Congress in three and the JD-S in one.
Most of the exit polls have predicted that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is on course to retain power for a second term.
Who will be India's next Prime Minister? Lok Sabha elections 2019 were held on 542 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats and a party or alliance would need 272 seats to form a government.
As the country dissects the exit polls predicting that the NDA will come back to power, a look at the pollsters' 2014 prediction shows that they got the trend right, but not the scale of victory for the BJP-led alliance.
Three government employees have died due to different ailments while performing their poll duties in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, a state election official said.
In Bengal, sitting MP Abhishek Banerjee, who is the nephew of TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is seeking re-election from the Diamond Harbour seat, where he is pitted against BJP's Nilanjan Roy.
Of the 716 women candidates analysed in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, 100 (15 per cent) have declared criminal cases against themselves, while 78 (11 per cent) have declared serious criminal cases against their names, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
Haasan had stoked a controversy on Sunday by saying "free India's first extremist was a Hindu", referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi.
The "frightening and scary" scenario that the opposition promises will be responsible for its rout in the Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.