Tag: Lok Sabha Elections

Modi, BJP nervous like Congress was in 2014: Mayawati

Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, saying they are nervous as the Congress was ahead of its rout in the Lok Sabha battle in 2014. “Today, amid voting for the second phase, the BJP and Prime Minister Modi are nervous like the Congress was […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Odisha records 72.56% voter turnout in second phase

Bhubaneswar: A 72.56% voter turnout was recorded during the second phase of polls on April 18, said the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) today. Elections were held on Thursday for the Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal and Aska Lok Sabha seats, and 35 Assembly seats under these parliamentary constituencies. According to the office of […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BJP's Sambit Patra chooses melody over speech for Telugu voters

Puri/Bhubaneswar: From bathing in ponds to cuddling babies and touching feet of elders, BJP’s Puri Lok Sabha candidate Sambit Patra is not leaving any stone unturned to woo the voters. After catching the fancy of scores of voters with his unique style of campaigning, Sambit Patra is now the talk of the town for luring […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
EC Magistrate, SST team ‘thrashed’ by BJD candidate Pradeep Maharathy

Puri: A day before the third phase polls across Odisha, Magistrate of an election flying squad and Static Surveillance Team (SST) team members were allegedly attacked by BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy and his supporters. The incident took place when the officials had gone to raid Maharathy’s farmhouse at Hunkeipur under Pipili area in Puri district […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Voting begins in 117 seats in third phase of LS polls

New Delhi: Voting began on Tuesday across 117 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 15 states and Union Territories as the third – and largest – phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off. A total of 116 seats across 14 states were slated to see voting in the phase including polling in the first of […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Kanhaiya Kumar raises Rs 70 lakh through crowd funding

New Delhi: CPI candidate from Begusarai Kanhaiya Kumar has raised the highest amount of over Rs 70 lakh through crowd funding for Lok Sabha elections while Atishi, AAP candidate from Delhi East, has raised over Rs 61 lakh so far, according an online crowd funding platform. Kumar, who will be a candidate in the fourth […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Modi biopic to release after LS polls, SC will not step in

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the Election Commission on the biopic “PM Narendra Modi”. The poll panel told the court that movie should be released only after the Lok Sabha elections got over. The seven phased polls began on April 11, when the biopic was to release. The polls […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Kakatpur BJP MLA candidate manhandled, attacked by rival group

Puri: Pre-poll violence continued to mar Odisha elections 2019 with BJP candidate for Kakatpur Assembly constituency, Rabi Mallick being latest victim. Mallick was allegedly detained and attacked by supporters of his rival party. The incident occurred when he had gone to Srirampur village for some election-related work on Thursday night. As per reports, Mallick along […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
Op-Ed: A Cry For Change

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Change has been the cry in this election in Odisha. It has been the refrain of voters in a majority of constituencies. The obvious implication of this is that anti-incumbency factor has come into play in the state for the first time since chief minister, Naveen Patnaik took up the reins […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Amid violence, over 76% turnout in Bengal till 5 pm

Kolkata: Amid widespread violence, including the attack on a Union Minister, clashes outside polling booths, hurling of bombs and EVM snags, over 76 per cent of the electorate voted till 5 p.m. in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Monday. Long queues of men and women were seen outside the […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Now a mobile game called 'Kaun Banega Pradhan Mantri'

Mumbai: In keeping with the election season, Reliance Entertainment’s Zapak in association with Zhakaas Games has launched a ‘Kaun Banega Pradhan Mantri’ mobile game in the midst of the Lok Sabha elections. Zapak is a leading gaming destination. “The Election Commission does its best to raise awareness about voting among people across demographics by running programmes […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Article 370 will be removed if Modi returns to power: Shah

Ranchi: BJP President Amit Shah said on Wednesday that Article 370 of the Constitution would be removed if Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to power after the Lok Sabha elections. Article 370 grants autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir and limits the Parliament’s power to make laws concerning the state. “I assure you that Article […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Key Constituencies in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: As the campaigning for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 59 constituencies ended Friday evening, over 10.17 crore voters across seven states will decide the fate of 979 candidates by casting their votes on May 12. On Sunday, voting will take place for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
Sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections sees 63.3% turnout

New Delhi: The sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, covering 59 seats across seven states, saw a voter turnout of 63.3 per cent which was less than 65.67 per cent recorded in 2014 for the same seats, the Election Commission said on Sunday. The voter turnout was higher in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh and almost […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
EC applauds senior citizens, disabled for voting

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday applauded senior citizens, women and persons with disabilities, who came out to vote. “As a nation, we feel very proud that many centenarians came out and voted, signalling that the past, present and future of this country has been secured,” an Election Commission official said. The official thanked […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021