Tag: Lok Sabha Elections

Give me 5 more years to put Congress netas in jail: Modi

Gandhinagar: Launching a blistering attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday charged it with looting the country, saying in five years of his government, he has brought the Congress to the doorstep of jail. “Give me another five years, and I will ensure they (Congress leaders) are in jail,” Modi said while […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Op-Ed: For Them Democracy Is Stymied By Their Circumstances

Bhubaneswar: Elections in a democratic country like India are about people exercising their franchise freely. This pre-supposes an atmosphere in which people, cutting across classes, do not find their freedom curbed by restrictive circumstances. This implies, among other things, freedom from hunger and guaranteed employment. Our democracy is yet to become mature enough to guarantee […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Google Doodle in India focuses on Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: Google on Thursday marked the beginning of the general elections in India with a doodle that featured an inked finger, which when clicked led users to a page explaining the voting procedure. This doodle’s reach was only for India where the world’s largest democratic exercise kicked off earlier in the day. The interactive […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
PM Modi urges people to vote in record numbers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged voters to turn out in record numbers as polling for the 91 seats in first phase of parliamentary elections began across 18 states and two union territories. “I call upon all those whose constituencies are voting in the first phase today to turn out in record […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Vote for soul of India, Rahul Gandhi tells voters

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday urged voters to vote for the soul of India and its future while slamming the Modi government for lying to the people in the past five years. He also denounced the Modi government over demonetization and Goods and Services Tax and also accused it of spreading distrust […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Go ahead take action: Rahul dares Modi on graft cases

Rae Bareli: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday made it clear that he doesn’t attach much importance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s threats of putting Congress leaders behind bars if voted to power for the next five years. Modi is “not invincible” and it will become clear after the Lok Sabha elections, Gandhi told reporters […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Over 60% polling recorded in Telangana

Hyderabad: Over 60 per cent polling was recorded in all the 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana till 5 p.m., officials said. According to Chief Electoral Officer Rajath Kumar, 60.57 per cent turnout was recorded in all the constituencies, barring Nizamabad, where polling ends at 6 p.m. According to figures available till 5 p.m., Medak […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
63% polling in 8 UP Lok Sabha seats

Lucknow: Eight Lok Sabha constituencies in western Uttar Pradesh recorded an average voter turnout of 63 per cent till 6.p.m, according to the chief electoral officer. The percentage turnout is expected to increase further since voters were still in queue when the figures last came in. According to chief electoral officer Venkateshwar Lu, the highest […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
68 per cent polling in Assam in the First Phase

Guwahati: At least 68 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise on the first phase of Lok Sabha polling in five constituencies in Assam on Thursday, a top election official said. The polling percentage is likely to increase further as hundreds of people are still in the queue at the end of 5 pm. […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Manipur Outer LS seat records over 75% turnout

Imphal: The voting in the reserved Manipur Outer Lok Sabha constituency ended on Thursday with over 75 per cent of the voters exercising their franchise and without any major incident, officials said. After collecting data from some of the 28 Assembly constituencies in this Lok Sabha seat with 10,10,618 voters, officials said polling was more […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Glitch-free voting in first polls with 100% VVPATs

New Delhi: Marking the first Lok Sabha elections where VVPATs were deployed in 100 per cent of polling stations, voting happened with no major technical issues reported during the first phase polls, the Election Commission said on Thursday. Polling was held in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies across 20 states and Union Territories, along with simultaneous […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Government takes 'Devdas' route to promote voting among citizens

New Delhi: After using stills from Shah Rukh Khan’s “Mohabbatein”, the government on Friday shared a collage of photographs from the superstar’s film “Devdas”, to make a creative appeal to citizens to make the best use of their right to vote during the ongoing 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Press Information Bureau (PIB), the publicity […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Royal-family-campaign in Odisha
Elections 2019: Royal family women campaigners hit poll trail in Odisha

Bolangir/Mayurbhanj: Poll campaigning on any given season draws attention of the voters and when women members of Royal families hit the campaign trail on ground in this sizzling weather, the air of gloom lifts momentarily and entire limelight shifts towards them. Seven women from Bolangir and Mayurbhanj constituencies were in the line up urging voters […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Over 79% polling in Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati: A little over 79 per cent voters cast their votes in the simultaneous elections to 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats on Thursday, poll officials said on Friday. Officials said 79.05 per cent turnout was recorded but this may go up further as final polling figure was yet to be received […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Delhi CEO directs BJP to not air content on NaMo TV without certification

New Delhi: A day after the Election Commission directed that all recorded programmes displayed on NaMo TV be pre-certified, the Delhi poll body has directed the BJP not to air any content on the platform without its certification, officials said. The poll body had on Thursday said since NaMo TV was sponsored by the BJP, […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021