The meeting may witness a stormy session as the leaders loyal to the Gandhis may offer to quit. If such things happen, the Congress has to choose a new leader and sources say that party may have to continue with the interim President and majority of the CWC members may suggest Priyanka Gandhi's name.
Campaigning is on for the two-phase Manipur assembly elections and phases five, six and seven of the Uttar Pradesh polls. Elections have concluded in Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand.
The BJP has a brute majority in the assemblies of UP and Uttarakhand and any reduction of seats will put the game in the opposition camp as the Chief Ministers of different regional parties are trying to join hands.
Uttarakhand is holding single phase polling for all its 70 Assembly seats, with a total of 82,66,644 voters deciding the fate of 632 candidates.
According to the poll panel, election campaign can now be conducted between 6 am and 10 pm instead of earlier 8 am to 8 pm. This will give candidates and parties four more hours to campaign in a day.
"I hope all MPs, political parties will have quality discussions with an open mind and help take the country on the path to development," the Prime Minister said.
The Assembly elections in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur will be completed in seven phases with Uttar Pradesh being the first to go to the polls on February 10, even as the country battles the Omicron-led Covid wave.
The sources in the security set up, quoting the intelligence inputs, said that the ISI sponsored Sikh terror outfits may target the election rallies and may attempt to hit some important leaders or VVIP during the electioneering process in Punjab, parts of UP and Uttarkhand.
The Commission also directed political parties to adhere to the provisions of the model code of conduct and broader guidelines on Covid-19.
Kolkata: Considering the alarming spike in the number of Covid cases in the country, the Election Commission of India has made it mandatory that no candidate/agent will be allowed inside…
New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday banned all victory processions after counting of votes in states where assembly polls were held to check the spread of coronavirus. The counting…
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Mumbai/Chandigarh: Polling of votes began on a peaceful note on Monday morning across all 288 Assembly constituencies of Maharashtra and 90 segments of Haryana amidst tight security, officials said. Braving rain in many parts of Maharashtra including Mumbai, early voters turned up to exercise their franchise. Electors across the state could be seen reaching polling […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Major political parties in the state are now gearing up for the upcoming by-poll battle in Bijepur, the assembly seat that has fallen vacant following chief minister, Naveen Patnaik’s decision to retain his traditional Hinjili seat in Ganjam district. Patnaik’s decision to contest both from Hinjili and Bijepur, the latter being […]
New Delhi: The Centre has ordered rushing of about 10,000 central forces personnel to the Kashmir valley in order to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties there, officials said Saturday. They said the Union home ministry has ordered the deployment of 100 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) on July 25 […]
New Delhi: Voting began on Thursday across 95 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 12 states and Union Territories as the second phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off. Voting for electing MLAs in 35 of Odisha’s 147 assembly seats also started along with polling for five of the state’s 21 Lok Sabha constituencies. In […]
Amaravati: A Jana Sena Party candidate in Andhra Pradesh was arrested after he damaged an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) on Thursday as polling for the 25 Lok Sabha seats and 175-member Assembly was underway in the state. Madhusudan Gupta threw the EVM on the floor at a polling station in the Guntakal Assembly constituency of Anantapur […]
New Delhi: Polling began Thursday morning in 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections. Voting is also underway in 175 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh, 32 in Sikkim and 28 seats in Odisha. Polling in all the Lok Sabha constituencies of Andhra Pradesh (25), Telangana […]
Aizawl: Securing an absolute majority in the 40-member Mizoram Assembly, the MNF on Tuesday returned to power after a decade, crushing the Congress and ousting it from power in the last Northeastern state it ruled. The Mizo National Front (MNF), which got only five seats in the 2013 Assembly polls, secured 21 seats and was […]
New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday told the people of Telangana that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi are all “alike” and urged the voters not to be fooled by the lot in the upcoming Assembly polls on December 7. Gandhi said that the Telangana […]
Hyderabad: Top Congress and BJP leaders are all set to plunge into the electioneering in Telangana for the next month’s Assembly polls even as the ruling TRS has had a head start. With the deadline for withdrawal of nominations coming to an end on Thursday, all major contenders were finalising their schedules for their star […]
Raipur: Amid threats of Maoist violence, 18 of the 90 constituencies in Chhattisgarh will go to the polls on Monday to elect a new Assembly in the first phase of a battle in which the Congress is desperate to end 15 years of BJP rule. The election, widely seen as a ‘semi-final’ ahead of the 2019 […]
New Delhi: As the nation gears up for the Assembly polls in Chattisgarh, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana, conversations and debates on Twitter in the past week alone recorded 1.2 million tweets related to #AssemblyElections2018, the microblogging site said. Among the initiatives that Twitter launched for the state elections include special emoji, #ElectionOnTwitter events, […]
Bhadrak: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Sunday that all agriculture loans would be waived in Odisha if the BJP comes to power in the state after 2019 Assembly polls. Pradhan was speaking at a function where former Congress MLA Madhababananda Mallick joined the saffron party with his supporters at Basudevpur in Bhadrak district. “The […]
Bhubaneswar: With an aim to motivate the cadres for the upcoming 2019 Assembly polls, BJP party President Amit Shah today attended a meeting of the party’s women’s wing at Puri. He was welcomed by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other senior leaders of the party. Shah inaugurated the three-day national executive meet of the women’s […]
New Delhi: Assembly polls in Congress-ruled Himachal Pradesh will be held on November 9, the Election Commission announced on Thursday, but gave no dates for BJP-governed Gujarat whose assembly term also ends in January. The result for the election in Himachal Pradesh will be announced on December 18. Announcing the schedule, Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti […]
Agartala: Citing last week’s clashes with CPI-M workers, the BJP on Monday demanded the imposition of AFSPA in Tripura while the ruling Left accused it of unleashing hostility to discredit the government in view of next year’s assembly polls. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) raised the demand for promulgation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) […]
Bhubaneswar: Expressing displeasure over irregularities unearthed recently in Madhya Pradesh over working of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), the BJD on Sunday suggested that instead of machines ballot paper should be used during polls. Speaking to media persons, senior party leader Debasis Nayak said not only BJD but parties all over the country will also definitely […]
By Sandeep Sahu One has to admire their tenacity. Even after ending up with egg on their faces election after election, national TV channels, in association with their chosen agencies, are ready with their curious mix of pop psephology, political punditry and downright conjecture that passes off as Exit Poll to keep us glued to […]
New Delhi: The AAP has announced candidates for all the 70 seats including that of Kejriwal who will seek reelection from New Delhi.