Tag: Assembly Elections

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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,” […]

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Dear Media Owners! Please Wake Up To Your Falling Credibility

Assembly elections in Odisha are still two years away. But the battle for the control of the media, especially of the electronic variety, between the two principal contenders for power is already getting uglier by the day. Neither the BJD, which is facing a challenge for the very first time from an aggressive BJP, nor […]