Tag: Lok Sabha Elections

EC to announce Lok Sabha poll schedule at 5 pm on Sunday

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) is set to announce on Sunday schedule for the high-voltage Lok Sabha elections, which is likely to be spread over seven to eight phases in April-May. The poll panel will be holding a press conference at 5 pm at Vigyan Bhavan here. The term of the present Lok Sabha […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
In first for LS polls, candidates with criminal antecedents to publicise fact

New Delhi: For the first time in the Lok Sabha polls, candidates with criminal antecedents are required to publish information in this regard in newspapers and through television channels on three occasions during the campaign period, the Election Commission said on Sunday. A political party that sets up candidates with criminal antecedents is also required […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Authorities begin eviction drive on political hoardings as MCC comes into effect

Puri: As the model code of conduct (MCC) comes into effect with the announcement of general elections in Odisha and other parts of the country on Sunday, district administrations in the State have begun eviction drive to remove all hoardings, banners and posters of political parties and their leaders. As per reports, the Enforcement team […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Odisha Elections 2019: Income Tax dept & Police gear up to ensure free & fair polls

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: With the model code of conduct coming into effect after the announcement of the 2019 general poll dates, the Odisha Income Tax (IT) department and the State Police have geared up to ensure free and fair elections across the State beginning April 11. The IT department has set up a 24X7 functional control room […]

  • 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
Poll Vault: Odisha leaders defect after EC's poll bugle

Bhubaneswar: With the announcement of poll dates in Odisha, several political leaders are coming off the fence, while political parties have begun the process to strengthen their positions by roping in disgruntled leaders from opposition flanks to their own fold. Ahead of the elections, as many as 24 youth leaders of Biju Chhatra Janata Dal […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Hathras Impact On Bihar Bypolls: Congress Won't Give Tickets To Those Tainted With Crimes Against Women
Congress releases fourth list for Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday night released its fourth list of party candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, fielding Shashi Tharoor from Thiruvananthapuram, former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki from Arunachal West constituency and former MP Harender Malik from Kairana. The list of 27 candidates includes two from Arunachal Pradesh, five from Chhattisgarh, […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Salman Khan Contesting Lok Sabha Election On BJP Ticket? Here's The Truth

Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan on Thursday denied that he was campaigning for a political party or contesting himself in the coming Lok Sabha elections. “Contrary to the rumours, I am not contesting elections nor campaigning for any political party…”, Salman tweeted after his previous tweet led to speculation that he is campaigning for the Bharatiya […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Elections 2019: Growing dissidence forcing 'strategy change' in BJD?

Bhubaneswar: With growing dissidence within the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) following the release of its candidate list, the party has reportedly braced itself up to bring immediate changes in its strategy of ticket allotment. The BJD is so much wary of the brewing resentment within the party that even after selection of candidates for the […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
BJP releases 5th list of 48 Lok Sabha candidates

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday came out with its fifth list of 48 candidates, spanning the six states of Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka. The list features three Union Ministers – Narendra Singh Tomar, Jayant Sinha and Shripad Yesso Naik and former minister Faggan Singh Kulaste. Tomar […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Filing of nominations for first phase LS polls to end today

New Delhi: Filing of nominations for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections will end by today. 91 constituencies spread over 20 states and union territories will go to polls in this phase on 11th April. Elections will be held for 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh, and 17 in Telangana in the first […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Elections 2019: Fate of chit fund scam-tainted BJD leaders hangs in balance

Bhubaneswar: While discontentment over ticket distribution continues in the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), ‘rehabilitation’ or finding an alternative to the party leaders allegedly involved in the chit fund scam in Odisha is likely to be a herculean task for the regional party ahead of the 2019 polls. Eyes are now on the three BJD leaders- […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
Op-Ed: High Stake Battles To Spice Up Elections

Bhubaneswar: Some interesting battles are on the cards in these elections which are a crucial test of popularity for the three major parties of the state, more so for the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and its principal rival, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Though Congress has the potential to make the contest truly […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
We will scrap Niti Aayog, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that his party will scrap the Niti Aayog if voted to power in Lok Sabha elections as it has served no purpose other than marketing presentations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “fudging data”. He said the party will restore Planning Commission, which will have renowned […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021