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Tag: Assembly Elections

Asaduddin Owaisi's Car Fired Upon In Poll-Bound UP, Urges EC To Take Note
Asaduddin Owaisi's Car Fired Upon In Poll-Bound UP, Urges EC To Take Note

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president and Hyderabad MP said he had left Delhi in the morning for election-related programmes in Meerut and Kithore, where he held a foot march at 3.30 pm.

ECI Keeping Close Watch On Expenditure Of Virtual Rallies
ECI Keeping Close Watch On Expenditure Of Virtual Rallies

The ECI has also directed the social media platform companies to ensure compliance with the voluntary code of ethics amid heavy online campaigning due to ban of rallies.

Punjab Seat Sharing: BJP To Contest On 65 Seats, PLC On 37, SAD (Sanyukt) On 15
Punjab Seat Sharing: BJP To Contest On 65 Seats, PLC On 37, SAD (Sanyukt) On 15

Nadda said Punjab is a border state and security is a very important issue as far as assembly elections are concerned.

Received Request From Pakistan PM To Take Navjot Sidhu In My Cabinet: Amarinder Singh
Received Request From Pakistan PM To Take Navjot Sidhu In My Cabinet: Amarinder Singh

Talking about the message he received, Singh said, "Message was that the Pakistan Prime minister has sent a request that if you can take Sidhu in your cabinet he will be grateful. He (Sidhu) is an old friend of mine (Pakistan Prime Minister) and if he doesn't work then you can remove him."

ECI Extends Ban On Physical Rallies, Road Shows Till Jan 31
ECI Extends Ban On Physical Rallies, Road Shows Till Jan 31

The commission for phase 2 said that the contesting candidates for Phase 2 elections will be finalised on January 31.

Stakes Are High For BJP In 5 State Assembly Polls
Stakes Are High For BJP In 5 State Assembly Polls

The BJP is campaigning aggressively to gain political ground in Punjab after its alliance came to an end with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in 2020 on controversial three farm laws.

Most Irresponsible Institution, Should Be Charged With Murder: Madras HC Lashes Out At EC
Most Irresponsible Institution, Should Be Charged With Murder: Madras HC Lashes Out At EC

Chennai: Lashing out against the Election Commission, the Madras High Court on Monday termed it “the most irresponsible institution in the country” and should probably face murder charges for not…

Mamata's All-Round Siege, See What Are The Political Challenges?
Mamata's All-Round Siege, See What Are The Political Challenges?

With the Assembly election approaching, political activities in West Bengal are getting momentum in the state. The election heat in Bengal can be gauged through the whirlwind rallies, meetings, and public gathering by different political parties. The ruling TMC supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Benerjee ousted the Left from power in 2011 with the help […]

Assembly Elections: 824 Constituencies In 5 States To Go For Polls From Mar 27, Results On May 2
Assembly Elections: 824 Constituencies In 5 States To Go For Polls From Mar 27, Results On May 2

New Delhi: A total of 824 assembly constituencies in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and the Union Territory of Puducherry shall be going for polls during the Assembly elections. The polls will be held from March 27 to April 29, while the counting of votes will be held on May 2, the Election Commission […]

Assembly Bypolls: Congress Forming New Team In MP To Counter BJP
Assembly Bypolls: Congress Forming New Team In MP To Counter BJP

Bhopal: Ahead of the upcoming Assembly bypolls in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress is putting together a new team of leaders to counter the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. The team, among others, includes former Union Minister Arun Yadav, former Minister Sajjan Singh Verma, Narmada Prasad Prajapati, Lakhan Singh Yadav and Sachin Yadav. […]

NDA Announces Seat-Sharing Formula For Assembly Elections, Backs Nitish In Bihar
NDA Announces Seat-Sharing Formula For Assembly Elections, Backs Nitish In Bihar

Patna: The ruling NDA in Bihar on Tuesday announced its seat-sharing formula for the assembly elections under which JD(U) will contest on 122 seats and BJP 121 out of a total of 243 seats. BJP backed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s leadership to the hilt and rebuffed LJP chief Chirag Paswan who has raised a banner […]

Haryana MLAs Are More Educated Than Their Maha Counterparts

New Delhi: Believe it or not, after these Assembly elections, there are more educated MLAs in Haryana than Maharashtra, according to a report by PRS Legislative Research. 57 per cent of the 288 MLAs from Maharashtra have at least a bachelor’s degree while the number is 69 per cent in case of Haryana’s 90 lawmakers. […]

Poll Body Bans Exit Polls During Assembly Elections, Bypolls

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday reiterated a complete ban on exit polls during the upcoming elections. The ban will be effective “from 7 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. on October 21” when Haryana and Maharashtra goes to polls. Bypolls to 51 Assembly constituencies in 17 states will also be held on the same […]

BJD backs Modi's pitch for simultaneous polls

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections has been strongly backed by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), while some other opposition parties termed the suggestion as “impractical”. Modi has called a meeting of Presidents of all political parties represented in the Parliament on June 19 to discuss “one […]

Shah's ‘Mission-75' for Haryana Assembly polls

Gurugram: After a thumping victory in last month’s Lok Sabha elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is back again in his poll avatar this time for the upcoming Haryana Assembly polls due end of the year. “Shah has given ‘Mission-75’ to the Haryana BJP leadership for upcoming Assembly elections,” Captain Abhimanyu, the Finance Minister of […]

Modi-Naveen meet: All eyes on Odisha CM's demands  

Bhubaneswar: After the recently-concluded elections, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time on June 11 in New Delhi during which the former may the reiterate Special Category Status and other long-standing demands for Odisha. The Odisha CM is expected to demand financial assistance for a […]

Model code of conduct for polls lifted: EC

New Delhi: The model code of conduct (MCC) for the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls was lifted on Sunday following the declaration of election results, the Election Commission said. “The Model Code of Conduct has ceased to be in operation with immediate effect,” said a release from the EC. The MCC for the general election […]

Vote counting arrangements in place, security tightened across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: All arrangements are in place for counting of votes for the Lok Sabha and Assembly constituencies in Odisha tomorrow. The election results on Thursday will decide the fate of the three major political parties – Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the Congress in the State. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra […]

Odisha elections 2019: Battle of the better halves

Sambalpur/Paradip: While candidates across party lines have intensified their campaigning ahead of the 3rd phase polls on April 18, their wives too have rolled up their sleeves by actively participating in the campaigning for their spouses. “The campaigning is going good and we are hopeful that BJP will register a win in this constituency. We […]

Stage set for polling in 91 LS seats, 4 Assemblies

New Delhi: The stage is set for polling in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies across 20 states and Union Territories on Thursday in the first of seven-phased polls to elect a new government at the Centre. Voting for Assembly polls will also be held in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and the first phase of Odisha. […]

Dissidence continues to grow in BJD over ticket distribution

Bhadrak/Cuttack: As the elections are getting closer, resentment continues to grow among BJD leaders and workers over distribution of party tickets. BJD’s Bhadrak MP Arjun Sethi, who resigned from BJD after his son was denied ticket from the party, today lashed out at the ruling party. Later in the day, he joined BJP. Sethi, in […]

TDP not to contest Lok Sabha polls in Telangana

Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will not contest Lok Sabha elections in Telangana, party sources said on Sunday. With several top leaders defecting to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and remaining leaders not keen to contest the polls, the TDP’s Telangana unit is understood to have decided not to field candidates for next […]

87,000 groups on WhatsApp targeting voters

New Delhi: The first phase of voting begins from April 11 and WhatsApp – and not its parent company Facebook – has turned out to be the biggest social media platform for more than 87,000 groups to target millions with political messaging. According to WhatsApp, over 20 crore Monthly Active Users (MAUs) are using its […]

Former Congress MLA Jogesh Singh joins Biju Janata Dal

Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha MLA Jogesh Singh formally joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday, three weeks after he resigned from the Congress. Singh, who represented Sundergarh Assembly seat, joined the BJD in the presence of Chief Minister and party president Naveen Patnaik. Welcoming the former legislator, Patnaik said Singh’s joining will further strengthen the […]

2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
Assembly polls in Haryana, Maha, J'khand may be clubbed with LS elections

New Delhi: Assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand–all three ruled by the BJP– may be advanced by several months to be held with the Lok Sabha elections in April-May this year. While elections for the Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra are due in October this year that of Jharkhand are scheduled for December. There […]

Elections 2019: BJP eyes big gains in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Despite defeat in the recently-concluded assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident of winning big in Odisha during the upcoming general polls. BJP national president Amit Shah, while speaking during the ‘Republic Summit 2018’ in Mumbai said that the party will win more seats in the […]

Gehlot emerges top choice for Rajasthan CM, Pilot puts up spirited claim

New Delhi/Jaipur: Veteran Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Thursday emerged Rahul Gandhi’s pick as the Chief Minister in Rajasthan, but suspense continued the with state party chief Sachin Pilot putting up his claim strongly as the two leaders had late night meetings with the Congress President. Both Pilot and Gehlot had separate meetings with Gandhi, […]

Shivraj Singh Chouhan tenders resignation as MP CM

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday tendered his resignation to the Governor and decided that the BJP will not stake claim to form a government in the state as they have not secured a majority. “As we have not got the majority in the state so we are not going to […]

Assembly elections 2018: Elated Congress workers celebrate 'Vijay Utsav' across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Elated over the performance of Congress in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018, party workers celebrated ‘Vijay Utsav’ across several districts of Odisha. In Angul, party workers along with the district president celebrated by bursting crackers. Upbeat over the performance, they expressed that the party can get similar results in Odisha if […]

Raman Singh CM Chhattisgarh resigns
Raman Singh resigns as Chhattisgarh CM

Raipur: After the BJP faced a drubbing in the Assembly elections, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh resigned taking moral responsibility for the party’s defeat in elections. Speaking to media, Singh informed that he has sent his resignation to the Governor. “I take moral responsibility for the defeat because the poll was contested under my leadership,” […]

KCR re-elected from Gajwel, keeps record intact

Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s track record of never losing an election since 1985 remained intact as he was re-elected from the Gajwel Assembly constituency with a huge margin.  KCR, as Rao is popularly known, defeated his nearest rival V. Pratap Reddy of the Congress by over 50,000 votes. In 2014, […]

Congress suspects EVM manipulation in Telangana

Hyderabad: With the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) headed for a landslide victory in the state’s Assembly elections, the Congress on Tuesday voiced the suspicion that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) were manipulated. State Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy demanded that 100 per cent counting of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) be taken up. […]

Assembly elections 2018: Cong leads in Rajasthan, trails in Telangana, stiff fight in MP

New Delhi: The Congress took early significant leads in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and was locked in a close fight in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as officials counted the millions of votes polled in Assembly elections in five states. Election Commission officials also said on the basis of preliminary trends that the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi […]

Assembly elections 2018: Counting of votes underway in 5 states

New Delhi: Counting of votes for five state assemblies began on Tuesday amid tight security. In the multi-phase polling, Chhattisgarh voted on November 12 (18 seats) and November 20 (72 seats); Madhya Pradesh (230 seats) and Mizoram (40 seats) on November 28; and Rajasthan (199 seats) and Telangana (119 seats) on December 7. Over 8,500 […]

Polling begins in Telangana to elect new Assembly

Hyderabad: Polling began in Telangana at 7 a.m. on Friday amid tight security to elect a new Assembly. The polling will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 106 constituencies, while in 13 Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected constituencies, the polling will conclude at 4 p.m. Around 2.8 crore voters will decide the […]

Congress demands EC probe into BJP becoming top TV advertiser

New Delhi: With the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data revealing the BJP to be the number one advertiser on television in the run-up to Assembly elections, the Congress on Friday demanded that the Election Commission take cognisance of the data and asses the impact of BJP’s advertisement spending on the ongoing polls in five […]

EC to declare poll date in four states
EC set to announce poll dates for 4 States today

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) is set to announce Saturday the poll schedules for Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. The commission has convened a press conference Saturday afternoon. It will also most likely announce the poll schedule for Telangana. Sources in the commission said that the entire election exercise will be completed by […]

Cricket association
Rajasthan Cricket Association dissolved

Jaipur: Ahead of Assembly elections, the government has dissolved the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), removing veteran Congress president C.P. Joshi as its chief, making the other camp of former RCA president Lalit Modi stronger. The working committee was also dissolved on Tuesday night and there shall be fresh elections within the next three months, RCA […]

Capable of holding LS polls, 4 state assembly elections together in Dec: CEC

New Delhi: The Election Commission was capable of holding the Lok Sabha elections and polls to four state assemblies together in December if the parliamentary elections are advanced, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat said today. His comments came when asked whether the EC was ready if the LS elections are held in December along […]

BJP Odisha elections 2019
BJP crushes Left in Tripura, surges in northeast

Agartala/Shillong/Kohima: The stunning saffron surge in the northeast on Saturday decimated the Left in Tripura — one of its last two citadels — with the BJP ousting the CPI-M from power after 25 long years and looking to form a coalition government in Nagaland while eyeing power in Meghalaya with the help from anti-Congress parties. […]