Tag: Lok Sabha Elections

BJD-BJP mutual appreciation, sign of new equation in Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Nothing is permanent and nobody is ‘untouchable’ as far as politics is concerned. Take the case of BJD and BJP in Odisha as the two major political parties, who were once at loggerheads when cyclone ‘Titli’ had ravaged the state last year, now seem to be showering praise on each other over post cyclone […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Paint my worst picture, won't lodge FIR: Modi tells Mamata

Taki (West Bengal): Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the arrest of state BJP youth wing leader for posting a meme on her, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked Banerjee to paint the “worst possible picture” of him, assuring that he will not lodge an FIR against her. Accusing Banerjee […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Private temple declares OPS son as Theni MP before counting of votes

Chennai: Even before the completion of polling for the Lok Sabha elections, a private temple in Theni district in Tamil Nadu created controversy with its plaque designating AIADMK’s candidate for Theni seat P. Raveendranath Kumar as an MP. Kumar, son of Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, is contesting as AIADMK candidate from Theni Parliamentary constituency. The […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
647 paid news cases during Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC

New Delhi: The Election Commission said a total of 647 cases of paid news have been found while 909 posts have been taken down from various social media platforms during the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections which ended on Sunday. Of the total paid news cases, 57 were registered in the seventh phase of voting, one […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Exit polls indicate BJP making inroads into Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The BJP is likely to make huge strides towards bettering its performance in the Lok Sabha elections in Odisha with a number of exit poll surveys predicting big win for the saffron party in the State. According to Republic-C Voter analysis, the exit poll shows that BJP may win 10 seats in Odisha while […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Godse extremist remark: Kamal Haasan secures anticipatory bail

Chennai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to actor-politician Kamal Haasan in the case filed against him for his Hindu extremist comment. Campaigning for his party Makkal Needhi Maiam’s (MNM) candidate in the bye-election for the Aravakuruchi Assembly constituency, the actor speaking about the killer of Mahatma Gandhi, […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Tests Positive For COVID-19
Yogi is now BJP's star campaigner, second only to Modi

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now been established as BJP’s biggest star campaigner, second only to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, the Chief Minister addressed 137 elections meetings. He began his campaign from Saharanpur after offering prayers at the Shakumbhari Devi temple and then campaigned on every […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Opposition still feels NDA will fall short, says alternative needs to be ready

New Delhi: Even as the exit polls predicted a majority for the ruling NDA in the Lok Sabha elections, the Opposition camp is convinced that the BJP-led coalition will fall short of numbers, due to which they are making an effort to cobble up an alternative. Ahead of the declaration of actual results on May […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
SC on stranded migrant labourers
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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. […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021