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Tag: Lok Sabha Election

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Priyanka perfect choice for becoming Cong president : Amarinder

Chandigarh: Days after he batted for young leader as the Congress president, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Monday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be a perfect choice to take over the party reins. Reposing his full confidence in the party general secretary, Amarinder said Priyanka would get all-round support if chosen to take over as […]

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People have elected stable government: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday thanked the voters for electing a stable government and praised the spirit of the people. Speaking in the Lok Sabha in his reply to the Motion of Thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to Parliament, Modi said: “After many decades, the country has given a strong […]

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Wayanad in first week of June

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress President Rahul Gandhi would visit Wayanad in the first week of June to thank the electorate for his record breaking win from this Lok Sabha seat in Kerala, said a Congress leader on Monday. Leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala said this after the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) met for the first time […]

Final tally: BJP registers a thumping victory with 303 seats

New Delhi: With the completion of counting for the general election on Friday, the final tally of Bharatiya Janata Party settled at 303 seats. According to the data released by the Election Commission on Friday evening, the saffron surge took a leap from its 282 seats in 2014. The Congress has been reduced to 52 […]

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Sensex zooms past 40k-mark as NDA leads vote count

Mumbai: The BSE Sensex hit another lifetime high of 40,030.86 on Thursday as the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was seen leading in the Lok Sabha vote count. At 10.37 a.m. the Sensex was trading 914.68 points, or 2.34 per cent, higher at 40,024.89. The Nifty too jumped by 259.40 points, or 2.21 pet cent, […]

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Op-Ed: Edge of The Seat Suspense Grips Leaders

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: With less than 24 hours to go for the EVMs to be unlocked leaders of almost all the major parties seem to be on the edge. Irrespective of the euphoria generated by the exit polls among the leaders of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) even they cannot be one hundred sure of […]

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'All-time high' fake news storm hits millions in India polls

New Delhi: Veena Arora, a retired school principal in a small town of Uttar Pradesh, decided to use a smartphone in November last year for the first time at the cajoling of her children so that the family could stay together online even though they live in different cities. In no time, she joined WhatsApp and […]

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2019 LS polls saw dip in number of candidates

New Delhi: The just-held Lok Sabha elections saw a dip in the number of contestants as 8,040 people entered the poll fray, 211 less compared to 2014. The maximum number of people to try their electoral fortunes was in 1996 when 13,952 candidates contested the general elections. According to the Election Commission data, a total of […]

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21 Opposition parties to meet in Delhi on Tuesday

New Delhi: Two days ahead of the counting of votes for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, 21 Opposition parties will meet on Tuesday here to discuss the possibilities of a non-NDA alliance. The meeting of the 21 opposition parties will be held at the Constitution Club here at 1.30 p.m., Telugu Desam Party (TDP) sources […]

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EVMs have no role in exit polls: Jaitley's swipe at opposition

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday took a swipe at the opposition parties, saying the EVMs have no role in exit polls and if the results are in the same direction, their “fake” issue would also lose its non-existent rationale. In a blog, the senior BJP leader asserted that voters are sending several […]

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Pragya apologises for poll remarks, adopts silence

Bhopal: Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Bhopal parliamentary seat, apologised on Monday for her statements during the poll campaign. She has also adopted silence. “After the election procedures, it’s the time for concerns and contemplation. If I have hurt the patriotism by my words during the campaign, I apologise. […]

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Conjoined Patna twins vote separately, EC hails

Patna: Conjoined twin sisters Farah and Saba were among the voters in the last phase of polling in Patna, capital of Bihar, on Sunday. The two sisters, who have been joined at the head since birth, voted separately. In the 2015 Assembly elections, their names were on a single voter identity card and they could […]

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EC seeks report after Tej Pratap's bouncers thrash media persons

Patna: The Election Commission (EC) has sought a report from the Patna District Magistrate on the alleged thrashing of media persons by RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s son and former Bihar Minister Tej Pratap Yadav at a polling booth here on Sunday. According to local TV reports, Yadav was coming out after casting his vote at […]

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Congress searching for scapegoats to save Rahul from blame: Modi

Deoghar (Jharkhand): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday targeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi and said the party was already searching for scapegoats to blame them for the party’s eventual Lok Sabha election defeat. In a veiled attack at Mani Shankar Aiyar and Sam Pitroda of the Congress, Modi told an election rally here that they […]

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30 crorepatis in fray in last phase Bengal polls

Kolkata: Of 111 candidates across parties contesting from the nine West Bengal seats in the seventh and the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections, 30 have assets worth more than Rs 1 crore, while 23 have declared criminal cases against themselves, said a study on Tuesday. Among candidates who are in the fray for the […]

Virat Kohli urges voters to exercise franchise

Gurugram: Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli cast his vote here on Sunday appealed to voters to exercise their franchise. After casting his vote here, he told reporters: “Everyone should come and vote and I urge to all.” Donning casual clothes, he came to the polling booth along with his brother. All the 10 Lok Sabha […]

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For first time, CJI to be part of SC vacation bench

New Delhi: In an unprecedented development, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will be part of the Supreme Court’s vacation bench from May 25 to May 30, mainly to take care of any dispute that may arise in government formation after the Lok Sabha election results are declared on May 23. The Supreme Court will […]

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Boman takes auto ride with Marathi actress-driver

Mumbai: Boman Irani was inspired by a Marathi actress named Laxmi, who also drives an auto. The Bollywood actor called her a real life hero and said he was proud of her. The 59-year-old actor met Laxmi on Thursday night, driving an auto and greeted her on the road. Sharing a video clip of the […]

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Poonam Sinha richest candidate in 5th phase: ADR

New Delhi: Poonam Sinha, wife of Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha and the Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from Lucknow, is the richest candidate with declared assets of over Rs 193 crore in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls, according to the National Election Watch (NEW) and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). Sinha topped the […]

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Sweeping electoral reforms needed to end malpractices: Hazare

Ralegan Siddhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has called for large-scale electoral reforms in the country to remove poll-related malpractices and to cleanse the system. The 81-year-old activist lamented that lack of awareness among voters and focus of political parties on winning the elections by hook or crook has led to degeneration of politics, and he […]

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Nearly 81% polling in Bengal till 5 p.m.

Cooch Behar/Alipurduar (West Bengal): The endangered Toto tribals, tea garden workers and erstwhile enclave dwellers turned up in large numbers to take part in the world’s biggest festival of democracy, as voting continued beyond the 6 p.m. deadline in two northern West Bengal Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday amid reports of sporadic violence, EVM glitches […]

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67 per cent votes polled in Meghalaya

Shillong: Over 67 per cent of the 19.14 lakh voters of Meghalaya exercised their franchise in the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday amid reports of malfunctioning of voting machines from some booths, state Chief Electoral Officer Fredrick Roy Kharkongor said. Meghalaya has two Lok Sabha constituencies – Shillong and Tura – and polling was peaceful […]

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74 per cent voter turnout in Sikkim

Gangtok: An estimated 74 per cent of the voters in Sikkim have exercised their franchise on Thursday to elect members of the state Legislative Assembly as well as the lone Lok Sabha MP from the state, an official said. A total of 4,32,306 voters comprising 2,20,305 males and 2,12,001 females were eligible to exercise their […]

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Maharashtra averages 56% voting in 7 LS seats

Nagpur: Maharashtra recorded a provisional average voting of around 56 percent in the seven Lok Sabha constituencies that voted on Thursday in the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls, an official said. Surprisingly, the highest voter turnout – 62 per cent – was notched in the Maoist-affected Gadchiroli-Chimur and the lowest – 52 per […]

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66 per cent voter turnout in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar: An estimated 66 per cent of the voters in Arunachal Pradesh exercised their franchise on Thursday to elect members of the state Assembly and the two Lok Sabha MPs, an election official said. Arunachal Pradesh has a total of 7,94,162 voters, including 4,01,601 women. Elections to the state Assembly and two Lok Sabha seats […]

Tripura-voters
Over 81% polling recorded in Tripura in the first phase

Agartala: Over 81 per cent of the total of 13,47,381 electorates voted on Thursday for the first phase of balloting in Tripura West parliamentary seat, officials said. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti said after receiving the final reports from all the district magistrates (district electoral officers) that the polling percentage might increase. “After examining […]

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Overall 56% turnout in Jammu, Baramulla LS seats: CEO

Jammu: An overall 56 per cent of the votes were cast in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu and Baramulla Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday and the poll process ended peacefully, Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar said. Addressing a media conference, he said that 72.16 turnout was recorded in Jammu and 35.01 per cent in Baramulla. However, […]

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56% voter turnout in Chhattisgarh's Bastar LS seat

New Delhi: About 56 per cent turnout was recorded in Chhatisgarh’s Bastar Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday with the Shamgiri polling booth, where the Maoist attack two days ago left a BJP MLA dead, reporting 77 per cent polling, the Election Commission said. In 2014, the turnout had been 59 per cent. Barring a few […]

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58% polling in Uttarakhand's 5 LS seats

Dehradun: At least 58 per cent of Uttarakhand’s 78.56 lakh voters cast their votes to seal the fate of 52 candidates in the fray for the hill state’s five Lok Sabha constituencies where the battle was mainly between archrivals BJP and Congress. Medium to brisk polling was recorded in most polling booths in all five […]

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53% turnout in Ist phase of vote in Bihar

Patna: Despite several villages boycotting polls in the four Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar on development issues, around 53 per cent voting was recorded amid few incidents of clashes and malfunctioning of EVMs on Thursday. Of the 70 lakh people, around 53 per cent voted by the end of the day in the Maoist-affected districts […]

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Polling begins in 91 seats in phase one of LS polls

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 […]

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Elections 2019: Campaigning ends for phase 1 of Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: The hustle and bustle of campaigning came to an end on Tuesday in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 20 states and Union Territories which will go to the polls on Thursday marking the start of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise. An Election Commission (EC) officer said that since poll timings vary in […]

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BJP promises pension, extra income for farmers

New Delhi: The BJP promised in its election manifesto released on Monday to double farm income by 2022, extend PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers, and give pension for small and marginal farmers. The ‘Sankalpit Bharat Sashakt Bharat’, released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, also pledged an investment of Rs 25 […]

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Op-Ed: ‘Panic’ written all over third list of BJD candidates

“Discretion is the better part of valour.” That is the lesson BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik appears to have learnt from the utter mayhem that followed the announcement of the first list of candidates for nine Lok Sabha and 54 Assembly constituencies on March 18, if the third list of candidates for nine Lok Sabha and […]

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Adani Power got nod to set up power SEZ on Feb 25

New Delhi: Days before the Lok Sabha election dates were announced, the government paved the way for Adani Power Limited (APL) to set up India’s first power sector special economic zone (SEZ) by amending guidelines. With the amendment to power-related guidelines for SEZ by the Ministry of Commerce earlier this year, APL is set to […]

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Priyanka kicks off 2019 LS campaign from Prayagraj

Pryagraj: With less than a month to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress General Secretary and eastern Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday kicked off her political campaign from here. Priyanka Gandhi left Swaraj Bhawan, her ancestral home, and arrived at the Bade Hanuman Mandir, popular as ‘Lete huye Hanuman Mandir’ […]

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Will be Congress candidate in Mumbai: Shilpa Shinde

Mumbai: Television actress Shilpa Shinde said on Tuesday that she will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election on Congress ticket in Mumbai. Asked if she will be contesting from Mumbai, she told the media: “Yeah. Right now, I am joining the party. Later, I will get a clear picture from (where) I am going to […]

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Chidambaram lauds Yashwant Sinha for talking 'truth to power'

New Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram today lauded BJP’s Yashwant Sinha for talking “truth to the power” in an article on the economy and asked the “clueless” Centre how long it would hide behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rhetoric and party slogans. Sinha had written what the Congress had been saying for the past 18 months […]

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