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Tag: Lok Sabha Elections

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Eyeing 2022 UP Assembly polls, Congress may elevate Priyanka

New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi is likely to get the major responsibility of reviving the party in Uttar Pradesh where it could secure just one out of 80 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, party sources said. “Priyanka Gandhi can be made the in-charge of entire Uttar Pradesh, keeping an eye on […]

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LS poll effect: Mamata trying to shed pro-minority image

Kolkata: Pilloried by the BJP for alleged appeasement politics, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is trying to shed her image of being only pro-minorities to regain the ground lost in the recent Lok Sabha elections. She is attempting to take the battle to the rival camp, with her government coming up with a series […]

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I won't be part of electing new Congress chief: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that he will not participate in the process of electing a new chief for the country’s oldest political party. Speaking to media persons in Parliament, Gandhi said: “I will not participate in the process of electing the new President as it will make things more complicated.” […]

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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 […]

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Pakistan ordered Wednesday's suicide attack: J&K Governor

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Thursday that the ‘fidayeen’ (suicide squad) attack in Anantnag district on Wednesday was carried out at the behest of Pakistan. Speaking to the media here, Malik said: “Pakistan ordered yesterday’s fidayeen attack. Whenever there is peace in the Valley, Pakistan tries to disrupt it by […]

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Man gets Scindia's image tattooed on chest

Guna (Madhya Pradesh): Former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia may have lost the parliamentary elections but there is no shortage of enthusiasm among his fans. In a bizarre incident, a fan not only got the Congress leader’s image tattooed on his chest but has also stopped wearing a shirt or footwear. On Sunday, Scindia was addressing […]

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Congress questions BJP over its poll expenditure

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday said that the BJP spent around Rs 28,000 crore of the total Rs 60,000 crore spent by all political parties during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, and demanded that the BJP disclose the details of the source of the money. Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here, […]

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15 parties got fewer votes than NOTA in 2019 polls

New Delhi: Of the 36 political parties, whose representatives were elected to the 17th Lok Sabha, 15 got fewer votes than NOTA. Many of these parties contested only a handful of seats. Introduced in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the none of the above (NOTA) option, which indicates disapproval of all the candidates in a […]

Mayawati attacks Modi over unemployment data

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Thursday mounted a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government over the unemployment rate which has risen to a 45-year-high at 6.1 per cent. In a series of tweets, Mayawati said: “Just after the Lok Sabha elections, the Labour Ministry has confirmed that the unemployment rate has […]

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Another MLA bats for Pilot as Rajasthan CM

Jaipur: Another Congress MLA in Rajasthan, P.R. Meena, has come out in support of making Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot as Chief Minister in the wake of the party’s rout in the Lok Sabha elections. “The biggest reason for the Lok Sabha debacle is that Sachin Pilot was not made the Chief Minister. Chief Minister […]

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Decision on elections in J&K later this year: EC

New Delhi: The decision to hold Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, which is under Presidents Rule, will be taken later this year after conclusion of the annual Amarnath Yatra on August 15, the Election Commission said on Tuesday. The poll panel said, in a statement, that it will monitor the situation in Jammu and […]

Congress faces situation similar to British Raj: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi told party MPs on Saturday that the situation faced by the party workers was similar to that in the British period when it had no institutional support but it fought and won and is going to do so again. Addressing the first Congress Parliamentary Party meeting here after Lok […]

Rahul unlikely to be Leader of Congress in LS, may head CPP

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to be the party leader in the Lok Sabha and the post may go to someone else as it happened in the previous Lok Sabha, party sources said on Tuesday. But Gandhi is expected to be the CPP leader. Two senior Congress General Secretaries IANS spoke to […]

Ready to sacrifice everything for protecting country's basic values: Sonia

New Delhi: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to the voters of Rae Bareli thanking them for their support to her in the Lok Sabha elections. Gandhi, in her letter written on May 24 and released here on Sunday, said that her life is like an open book. “You are my family. The […]

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More graduates, post graduates in new Odisha, Andhra Assemblies

New Delhi: The number of graduate and post-graduate MLAs have increased in the newly-elected Assemblies in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha while the education profile of the winners in Sikkim Assembly remains the same as the previous Assembly. According to PRS Legislative Research, the Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim have had an impact […]

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Modi meets mother, seeks blessings

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in home state Gujarat on Sunday on a two-day visit after the BJP’s landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections, called on his mother and sought her blessings. Modi, along with BJP President Amit Shah, landed at the Ahmedabad airport and later addressed a thanks-giving public address to […]

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Rahul Gandhi takes back offer to resign

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took back his offer to quit as the Congress President, a proposal he made during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday following the party’s dismal show in the Lok Sabha elections, party sources said. The sources added that responsibility will be fixed for the party’s debacle in […]

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Op-Ed: Electorate Reject Dynasty

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The most heartening aspect of 2019 verdict has been the near complete rejection of dynastic politics by the electorate. Nothing proves this better than the defeat of Congress president, Rahul Gandhi from the family borough of Amethi. He had inherited the seat from his father and former Prime Minister, Rajeev Gandhi […]

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CWC rejects resignation, but Rahul insists on stepping down

New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday rejected offer by party President Rahul Gandhi to resign in the wake of the debacle in the Lok Sabha elections but he has been insisting that his resignation is accepted and has not withdrawn his offer to quit. The CWC called for a thorough introspection, complete […]

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Richest candidate lost deposit after getting 1,558 votes

New Delhi: The richest candidate in the Lok Sabha elections Ramesh Kumar Sharma, an Independent from the Patliputra seat in Bihar who declared over Rs 1,107 crore, lost his deposit as he could manage only 1,558 votes. Of the five richest candidates – all from the Congress but for Sharma – three won the elections. […]

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Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign at CWC meet on Saturday

New Delhi: Amid speculation that Congress President Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign, a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting is scheduled on Saturday to look into the reasons for the party’s Lok Sabha elections debacle and decide on its further course of action to take on the BJP, which has grown in strength over the […]

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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 […]

Kolkata resident threatened for voting in LS polls

Kolkata: Amid widespread poll-related violence in West Bengal, a city resident on Wednesday accused local miscreants of threatening his family for voting in the Lok Sabha elections on May 19. “On poll day, I was asked by some miscreants not to cast my vote. They had also threatened me, saying we would face the consequence […]

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SC junks PIL seeking 100% verification of VVPAT slips

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a PIL which sought 100 per cent verification of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes on May 23 for the recently held Lok Sabha elections. The plea was been filed by Tech for […]

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Elections 2019 records highest ever turnout in LS polls

New Delhi: An estimated 67.11 per cent of the nearly 91 crore electors turned up to cast their vote in this year’s seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, the highest ever turnout recorded in any parliamentary polls in the country. The overall turnout in 2014 was 66.40 per cent. In the 2009 elections, the turnout was pegged […]