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  • Elections 2012: SAD-BJP headed for repeat in Punjab Mar 06, 2012 01:04 PM IST

    Elections 2012: SAD-BJP headed for repeat in Punjab

    The SAD-BJP combine today took a march over Congress as per the early trends in Punjab polls with ruling combine winning five seats while Congress bagging another five.

  • Elections 2012: SP leading in 196 seats in UP Mar 06, 2012 01:04 PM IST

    Elections 2012: SP leading in 196 seats in UP

    Samajwadi Party is leading in 196 seats in Uttar Pradesh but is still short of the majority magic figure to form the government in the 403-member House.

  • Elections 2012: BJP leads in 29 seats, Cong in 25 Mar 06, 2012 01:04 PM IST

    Elections 2012: BJP leads in 29 seats, Cong in 25

    Uttarakhand today witnessed a neck- and-neck fight between BJP and Congress with the ruling party taking an early lead in 29 seats in the 70-member Uttarakhand assembly.

  • UP Polls: BJP rules out alliance with any party for UP govt formation Mar 06, 2012 01:02 PM IST

    UP Polls: BJP rules out alliance with any party for UP govt formation

    Former BJP President Rajnath Singh today ruled out truck with any party for forming government in Uttar Pradesh. "There is no question of going with any party in Uttar Pradesh to form an alliance," Singh told PTI on phone.

  • Volatile Nifty higher; SP with 189 still lacks majority Mar 06, 2012 12:46 PM IST

    Volatile Nifty higher; SP with 189 still lacks majority

    The BSE Sensex was trading moderately higher amid choppy trade as now counting has almost been done in Uttar Pradesh and Samajwadi Party emerged as the biggest party with leads in 190 seats, which may need support of others to form government.

  • Elections 2012: Cong faces setbacks in Goa Mar 06, 2012 12:32 PM IST

    Elections 2012: Cong faces setbacks in Goa

    Congress today faced major setbacks in Goa as a number of its stalwarts, including state chief Subhas Shirodkar and minister Joaquim Aleamo, lost to new faces fielded by BJP in the Assembly elections.

  • Market still hopeful of SP-Congress alliance: Tulsian Mar 06, 2012 12:29 PM IST

    Market still hopeful of SP-Congress alliance: Tulsian

    SP Tulsian of sptulsian.com, in an interview to CNBC-TV18, said that the market may be up on a possible Samajwadi Party (SP), Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

  • UP Polls: SP leading in 190 seats in UP Mar 06, 2012 12:02 PM IST

    UP Polls: SP leading in 190 seats in UP

    SP is emerging as the single largest party in Uttar Pradesh by leading in 190 of the total 403 seats in the assembly. BSP, which had won an absolute majority with 206 seats in the 2007 polls, is leading in 101 seats, whereas Congress-RLD alliance is ahead in 52 and BJP in 49 seats.

  • Elections 2012: SP ahead in UP's hung house; shock for Cong in Punjab Mar 06, 2012 12:02 PM IST

    Elections 2012: SP ahead in UP's hung house; shock for Cong in Punjab

    Samajwadi Party today was on the road to emerging as the single largest party in Uttar Pradesh where the ruling BSP has been routed while the Congress got a shock in Punjab with the ruling SAD-BJP combine well on the way to retaining power.

  • Sensex sheds gains as SP-Cong alliance hopes wane Mar 06, 2012 12:00 PM IST

    Sensex sheds gains as SP-Cong alliance hopes wane

    The market lost more than half of gains as Uttar Pradesh appears to be heading towards a hung assembly with the Samajwadi Party (SP) emerging as the single largest party in the state, falling short of a clear majority.

  • Nifty off day's high; SP with 183 may not need Cong support Mar 06, 2012 11:38 AM IST

    Nifty off day's high; SP with 183 may not need Cong support

    The BSE Sensex continued to trade sharply higher, though it shaved off some gains. Now leads for Samajwadi Party increased to more than 180 seats and for getting majority the party needs 202 seats.

  • Elections 2012: Setback for Congress in Goa as per early trends Mar 06, 2012 11:32 AM IST

    Elections 2012: Setback for Congress in Goa as per early trends

    Ruling Congress party appears to be heading for a setback in Goa assembly polls in which it is trailing in five seats while BJP-MGP combine is leading in nine constituencies as per the latest trends.

  • Elections 2012: BJP, Congress in neck-and-neck race in Uttarakhand Mar 06, 2012 11:32 AM IST

    Elections 2012: BJP, Congress in neck-and-neck race in Uttarakhand

    A neck-and-neck race is on in Uttarakhand where the ruling BJP is leading in 28 seats and the Congress in 26 in the 70-member Assembly. BSP was leading in five seats while Uttarakhand Kranti Dal-Panwar (UKD-P) was leading in one seat while others were ahead in the rest of the five seats.

  • Elections 2012: SP surging in UP, Akali-BJP ahead in Punjab Mar 06, 2012 11:12 AM IST

    Elections 2012: SP surging in UP, Akali-BJP ahead in Punjab

    Samajwadi Party was today surging ahead in Uttar Pradesh with leads in 155 seats in the 403-member Assembly while Akali Dal-BJP combine appeared set to retain power in Punjab as it was leading in 71 of the 117-member House. In Uttarakhand, a sea-saw battle was being witnessed between ruling BJP and Congress.

  • Elections 2012: SP emerging as largest party in UP Mar 06, 2012 11:12 AM IST

    Elections 2012: SP emerging as largest party in UP

    SP is emerging as the single largest party leading in 173 of the total 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh Assembly. BSP, which had won an absolute majority with 206 seats in the 2007 polls, is leading in 98 seats, whereas BJP and Congress are ahead in 56 seats each.

  • UP Polls: Congress says it accepts verdict of people in UP Mar 06, 2012 11:12 AM IST

    UP Polls: Congress says it accepts verdict of people in UP

    With the party relegated to the fourth position in Uttar Pradesh, Congress today accepted the verdict of the people which was "against our expectations".

  • Elections 2012: SAD-BJP alliance ahead in 71 seats, Congress in 38 Mar 06, 2012 11:12 AM IST

    Elections 2012: SAD-BJP alliance ahead in 71 seats, Congress in 38

    The SAD-BJP alliance was set to retain power in Punjab as it was leading in 71 out of the total 117 assembly constituencies The Congress was leading in 38 assembly constituencies while Independents were leading in two constituencies of Mukerian and Amargarh, according to trends available so far.

  • Elections 2012: Election Results: Congress set to retain power in Manipur Mar 06, 2012 11:12 AM IST

    Elections 2012: Election Results: Congress set to retain power in Manipur

    Congress appeared to be retaining power in Manipur with the party leading in 17 seats and winning in one seat in the 60-member Assembly.

  • Sensex surges 300 pts; SP leading in UP with 174, Cong 50 Mar 06, 2012 11:10 AM IST

    Sensex surges 300 pts; SP leading in UP with 174, Cong 50

    The BSE Sensex extended rally quite sharply as the market priced in this election event and started concentrating other events like budget and monetary policy. It is gradually getting cleared that Samajwadi Party will be a leader in Uttar Pradesh and may form alliance with Congress for majority.

  • Elections 2012: What analysts make of UP poll results so far Mar 06, 2012 11:00 AM IST

    Elections 2012: What analysts make of UP poll results so far

    Congress party was trailing in fourth place as counting of votes got underway in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, a stunning blow to Rahul Gandhi who had staked his political future on reviving his party's fortunes in the state.

  • Sensex up 100 pts, SP leading in UP with 157, Cong 49 Mar 06, 2012 10:34 AM IST

    Sensex up 100 pts, SP leading in UP with 157, Cong 49

    The Sensex continued to hold its 100 points gain as it seemed to be priced in that Samajwadi party will be in a leading position in Uttar Pradesh and there will be alliance with Congress for majority.

  • Elections 2012: Election Results: BJP leading in 27 seats in Uttarakhand Mar 06, 2012 10:32 AM IST

    Elections 2012: Election Results: BJP leading in 27 seats in Uttarakhand

    The BJP was leading in Uttarakhand in 27 seats in the 70-member assembly at 10 AM. As per the trends available for 57 seats, Congress was behind with leads in 17 seats.

  • UP heading towards hung assembly Mar 06, 2012 10:32 AM IST

    UP heading towards hung assembly

    Uttar Pradesh is heading towards a hung assembly with no party appearing to get a clear cut majority, according to the latest trends available.

  • UP Polls: BJP gives credit to Gadkari for good show Mar 06, 2012 10:32 AM IST

    UP Polls: BJP gives credit to Gadkari for good show

    With early trends putting BJP in number two position in Uttar Pradesh, the party today said it took up issues which were not "sensational" even as it gave credit to Nitin Gadkari for the performance.

  • Election Results: Rahul Gandhi flops in Uttar Pradesh Mar 06, 2012 10:26 AM IST

    Election Results: Rahul Gandhi flops in Uttar Pradesh

    Congress party was trailing in fourth place as counting of votes got underway in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, a stunning blow to Rahul Gandhi who had staked his political future on reviving his party's fortunes in the state.

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