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Tag: Presidential Election

 Yashwant Sinha
Yashwant Sinha files nomination for prez poll

Meanwhile,  The ruling TRS in Telangana on Monday said it would support the candidature of joint opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha in the Presidential election.

Dream Come True For All Of Us: CM Conrad On Draupadi Murmu As Presidential Candidate

I am extremely thrilled. It has been a part of our ideology. My late father PS Sangma had once said that one day a tribal person will become the President of India. It's a dream come true for all of us. We are supporting her candidature, said Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma on NDA’s presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu who filed her nominations today.

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2 Odisha ministers sign nomination papers of Draupadi Murmu
Presidential election: 2 Odisha ministers sign nomination papers of Draupadi Murmu

Water Resources, Commerce and Transport Minister Tukuni Sahu and Law Minister Jagannath Sarka have signed the nomination papers of Murmu and will be present during the filing of the nomination tomorrow.

Will not allow institutions to be weaponised against political opponents: Yashwant Sinha
Will not allow institutions to be weaponised against political opponents: Yashwant Sinha

He stated that if elected, he will conscientiously uphold, without fear or favour.

Presidential Election
Presidential election: Extend support to daughter of Odisha, CM Naveen appeals to MLAs

In a tweet, Patnaik wrote, “Appeal all the members of Odisha Legislative Assembly, cutting across party lines, to extend unanimous support to elect the daughter of Odisha - Smt Draupadi Murmu to the country’s highest office

Draupadi Murmu
BJP announces Odisha's Draupadi Murmu as its Presidential candidate

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda announced Draupadi Murmu from Odisha as NDA's Presidential candidate for the upcoming elections.

CM Naveen-PM Modi
Modi-Naveen two sides of one coin: Congress

Rajnath Singh had called upon Patnaik and reportedly discussed the ensuing Presidential election with him over phone on Thursday.

Presidential poll: Electors to use special pen with violet ink
Presidential poll: Electors to use special pen with violet ink

In a direction to Rajya Sabha secretary general, who is the returning officer for the July 18 poll, and assistant returning officers in states, the EC said "in order to maintain secrecy of voting and to avoid the possibility of identification of voter at the time of counting of votes" in the presidential poll, every elector should be given a "specially designed pen" for marking preferences on the ballot paper.

Presidential election notice issued; polls on July 18, counting on July 21
Presidential election notice issued; polls on July 18, counting on July 21

The filing of nomination papers for election to the post of Nation’s first citizen has started from today and will continue till June 29.

K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal
TRS, AAP to skip Mamata-led Oppn meet to discuss strategy for Prez polls

The TRS sources claimed that KCR already conveyed to Matama Banerjee his objections to the invitation extended to the Congress party.

Presidential Election: Mamata Banerjee leads charge, calls oppn meet on June 15
Presidential Election: Mamata Banerjee leads charge, calls oppn meet on June 15

West Bengal BJP spokesman, Shamik Bhattacharya said that the Chief Minister should first try to control the law & order situation in the state ruled by her before concentrating on the national issues like Presidential polls.

Election for next President on July 18, result on July 21: Election Commission
Election for next President on July 18, result on July 21: Election Commission

As per the poll schedule, notification for the President election will be issued on June 15 and the last day of filing nomination will be June 29.

Naveen Patnaik
Odisha CM Naveen to meet PM Modi in Delhi today, Prez elections on agenda

The BJD supremo’s Delhi visit assumes significance in view of the Presidential election which is on the cards.

Presidential election: BJD prefers to play its cards close to chest 
Presidential election: BJD prefers to play its cards close to chest 

During his recent visit to New Delhi, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while replying to the queries of national media said the BJD would like to be independent. 

No Thoughts At This Moment, Says BJD Supremo Naveen On Presidential Election
No Thoughts At This Moment, Says BJD Supremo Naveen On Presidential Election

Naveen Patnaik, who is presently in New Delhi on a three-day visit to the National Capital, today held a meeting with BJD MPs in the Parliament and also spent time in the Central Hall.

South Korean Prez Election
Candidate Registration Begins For South Korean Prez Election

Starting Tuesday, candidates can hold street campaigns, put up election posters, send campaign materials to voters, and release TV and radio commercials one day before the election.

Maldives' opposition candidate decalred winner of presidential election

Male: The Election Commission of Maldives on Monday declared opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party as the winner of the presidential election in the country that has been gripped by political upheaval. The Commission spokesman Ahmed Akram said that Solih obtained 134,616 or 58.3 per cent of the votes polled, as […]

Voting underway in controversial Maldives presidential election

Male: Voting is underway today in a heavily-criticised presidential election in the Maldives, that has been gripped by political upheaval . Thousands of voters queued up outside polling centres across the country that opened at 8 a.m., the country’s Election Commission (EC) said. According to the EC, 262,135 voters are set to cast their votes, […]

Venezuelan presidential election on April 22

Caracas:  Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) has announced that the country’s presidential election will be held on April 22. The announcement on Wednesday is in accordance of the ruling National Constituent Assembly’s (ANC) decision in January to move up the presidential election before the April 30 deadline, reports Xinhua news agency. President Nicolas Maduro will […]

Putin submits documents for 2018 presidential candidacy

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday submitted his application for registration as an independent candidate in the 2018 Russian presidential election. The Central Elections Commission (CEC) accepted the documents, which included an application for registration of an initiative group of supporters, a statement of consent to running for President, confirmations of biographical data as […]

Twitter hands over 201 Russia-linked accounts to investigators

Washington: Twitter has turned over to the US Senate 201 profile names of accounts associated with alleged Russian effort to meddle in the presidential election last year. The handover took place this week, Xinhua quoted US media reports saying on Friday. It was part of the social networking service’s effort to aid in the Russian […]

Ram Nath Kovind elected India’s new President

New Delhi: NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been elected the country’s 14th president after he won the July 17th elections presidential elections by a two-third majority against opposition UPA backed Meira Kumar. In doing so, Kovind will become the only second Dalit leader after KR Narayanan to occupy the highest constitutional office in the […]

Counting of votes for presidential poll underway

New Delhi: The counting of votes for the presidential election was underway here today with the numbers stacked in favour of the ruling NDA’s nominee Ram Nath Kovind over opposition’s candidate Meira Kumar. The name of the next occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhawan would be known by 5.00 pm. The voting took place on Monday. First, […]

Presidential Election: Odisha CM, MLAs cast votes

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Voting for the 14th President of India began at Odisha Assembly at 10 am today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and many MLAs reached the Assembly to exercise their power to vote. The contest for the President post is between National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Ram Nath Kovind and candidate of several major opposition […]

Presidential Election: No chance of cross-voting by BJD, says Naveen

Bhubaneswar:  Clearing the air on upcoming Presidential polls, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday categorically ruled out possibilities of ‘cross voting’ by any leaders from his Biju Janata Dal (BJD). The statements of Patnaik came after his meeting with National Democratic Alliance (NDA’s) Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind at Bhubaneswar. Patnaik’s statements assume significance as […]

Did Bhartruhari eat his own words on Kovind selection?

Bhubaneswar: It was just a week ago when MP Bhartruhari Mahatab had sparked off a controversy by writing an editorial on CM Naveen Patnaik’s ‘hasty’ decision of supporting BJP-chosen Kovind for Presidential election. A week later, in yesterday’s editorial, he has taken a completely different stance and written another editorial supporting BJD president’s decision in […]

Cross-voting likely in Presidential Elections: Tara Bahinipati

Bhubaneswar: With differences clearly visible among several parties over NDA’s Presidential candidate, Congress Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati on Monday expressed apprehensions about ‘cross-voting’ by the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD). As UPA backed candidate Meira Kumar is popular among the intellectual masses, MPs of several political parties including Shiv Sena, BJP and BJD may […]

NDA presidential candidate to file papers before June 24

New Delhi: The ruling National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for the July 17 presidential election will file his nomination papers before June 24, and the opposition parties would be informed of the name before the papers are filed. BJP sources said the nomination will be filed before Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves on his three-nation foreign […]

Amit Shah to meet 'opposing' ally Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will meet ally Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray with the main agenda of discussions likely to centre around the upcoming presidential election, party officials said here on Thursday. The meeting will take place at the Thackeray residence, ‘Matoshri’ in Bandra east on Sunday during the three-day visit […]

Mamata Banerjee
Committee may be formed to select prez candidate: Mamata

New Delhi: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said if opposition parties could not agree on a unanimous candidate for the upcoming presidential election, a “small committee” could be formed to help them select a suitable nominee. Banerjee, who attended Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s lunch for 17 opposition parties here, said no names were […]

Rajapaksa admits defeat, Modi hails Sirisena win

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday conceded defeat in the presidential election after officials indicated a landslide win for joint opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena.