Tag: General Elections 2019

Will oppose both BJP & BJD in Odisha, no alliance with Congress: Yechury

Bhubaneswar: CPI (M) chief Sitaram Yechury on Monday said that the party will not have a formal alliance with the Congress in Odisha and oppose both the BJP and the ruling-BJD even though the latter is not an ally of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Addressing a presser here in Bhubaneswar during his one-day […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Preparations underway for simultaneous polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Preparations for the upcoming simultaneous elections have begun in Odisha as a crucial meeting of administrative officials, Police and Excise departments was held today to chalk out strategies. Additional chief secretary (home), police DG, Excise and Crime Branch officials attended the meeting held at the office of the Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Will consider all aspects of farm loan waiver: Odisha Finance Minister

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Odisha Congress has promised to waive off farm loans in five hours if voted to power, the State government mentioned that it is not competing with other States in waiving farm loans, rather considering all aspects before moving ahead in this regard. Congress alleged that the BJD has planned […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
Shah mocks 'gathbandhan', tom-toms surgical strike

Panaji: If the ‘gathbandhan’ wins the 2019 general elections, Mayawati will be the Prime Minister on Monday, Akhilesh Yadav will be the premier on Tuesday and so on and so forth, BJP national President Amit Shah said here on Saturday, mocking the efforts to cobble together a coalition against the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Elections 2019: Odisha Congress begins candidate selection process

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to score the first-mover advantage over its rivals BJD and BJP, Odisha Congress today started its candidate selection process for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections 2019. The All India Congress Committee (AICC) screening committee for Odisha today held discussions with party workers and office-bearers at the State party office […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Citizen Vigilance app in Odisha soon for poll-related complaints: EC

Bhubaneswar: In view of the upcoming general elections in the State, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said that voters in Odisha will soon be able to file complaints through the Citizen Vigilance app. This information was shared today by Election Commissioner, Ashok Lavasa after meeting police and government officials on the second day of […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Superstar Rajinikanth not to contest Lok Sabha polls

Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he won’t contest the coming Lok Sabha battle and that his target was only the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. Rajinikanth said in a statement here that the water crisis was a major issue faced by the people of Tamil Nadu and he urged them to vote for a […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Op-Ed: Will Congress’ Priyanka Gamble Pay off?

Bhubaneswar: The formal induction of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the sister of AICC president, Rahul Gandhi, into the Congress with the responsibility of the crucial eastern UP belt being placed on her shoulders, has caused ripples across the political spectrum. Though her entry was expected with the party desperately looking for someone with a Midas touch […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Photo voter slip must be supported by ID proof for voting: EC

New Delhi: Photo voter slip shall not be accepted as a stand-alone identification document for voting in the Lok Sabha elections and by-elections to Assemblies, to be held simultaneously this year, said the Election Commission of India (ECI) in an order, here on Thursday. However, Photo voter slips will continue to be prepared and issued […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Election candidates must declare offshore assets now

Kolkata: Candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will have to declare their offshore moveable assets and liabilities in their affidavit, as per an amendment made by the Election Commission of India (ECI), an official said on Friday. “To ensure that all moveable assets are reflected in the affidavit given by the candidates, a further […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Rahul to contest from Amethi, Sonia from Rae Bareli

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from his traditional Amethi seat and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi from her Rae Bareli as per the Congress’s first list of candidates released on Thursday. The list of 15 candidates includes four candidates from Gujarat and 11 from Uttar Pradesh. In Uttar […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Naxal violence surfaces ahead of general polls in Odisha

Malkangiri: With the declaration of dates for the upcoming general polls in Odisha, incidents of Naxal violence were reported from two separate places of the State today. The Maoists killed a relative of a road construction contractor at Kukurkunda village under Mathili police limits of Malkangiri district. The deceased Gupta Swain was working as supervisor […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
No one is happy with Modi government: Priyanka

Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh): Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying no one was happy with his government. Demanding to know what Modi had done in the last five years, Gandhi told the media here: “Be it farmers, youth or anybody, no one is satisfied with the government. Together they […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Notification issued for 97 LS seats in Phase II

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notification for the second phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections, kicking off the process of filing of nominations for another 97 constituencies across 13 states and Union Territories. Voting in the second phase will take place on April 18, said the notification, which comes a […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Govt spent nearly Rs 4,000 crore for EVMs ahead of Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: The central government had spent about Rs 4000 crore in 2018-19 on procurement of EVMs for the recently-held Lok Sabha elections. In this Budget, Rs 1,000 crore has been earmarked for the Lok Sabha elections. According to the budget document, the provision is for meeting carry forward liability in respect of charges for […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021