Congress wrests power in
True to expectations, the Congress has romped home with a clear
majority in spite of a gallant fight put up by the Shiromani Akali Dal
in one of the most fiercest and toughest battles for electoral
supremacy in Punjab in the past more than three decades.
SP largest party in UP, BJP out
The BJP was today voted out of power in Uttar Pradesh in a hung
verdict that saw Samajwadi Party emerging as the single largest party
after the BSP put up an impressive show as the race for power narrowed
down to the two regional parties.
BJP adopts wait-and-watch policy
Putting up a brave face, the BJP today decided to adopt a wait-and-
watch stance keeping all options open. Prime Minister Atal Behari
Vajpayee held a meeting with senior colleagues from the party and the
government at his residence to take stock of the situation.
Uttaranchal goes to Cong
The Congress today stormed to power in Uttaranchal bagging 36 seats in
the 70-member Assembly. The ruling BJP could win only 19 seats as the
results of all 70 seats were declared this evening.
Cong ahead in Manipur
Coming from behind, the Congress was marching ahead in the 60-member
Manipur Assembly, romping home in 11 seats pushing the BJP and the
Federal Party of Manipur (FPM) far behind with three and seven seats,
Jaya, Modi win Assembly byelections
AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi
were among the winners of the Assembly byelections — seven in five
states — while the six Lok Sabha bypolls in as many states returned
former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda to Parliament besides giving a
record-first win to Jyotiraditya, son of the late Congress