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Election 2019


A high voter turnout was recorded in the third and largest phase of Lok Sabha elections Tuesday covering 116 constituencies amid complaints of EVM malfunctioning in many states and killing of a man outside a booth in West Bengal. Election Commission officials in Delhi put the voting percentage at 66 percent. Final figures are likely …

Voting was largely smooth in the first three hours of polling in phase three, the biggest of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections for 117 parliamentary constituencies across 13 states and two Union Territories. Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote in Ahmedabad, minutes after he urged all voters to come out and vote: “Your vote …

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said on Tuesday he is confident of retaining the Thiruvananthapuram parliamentary constituency, which has held for two terms, as he cast his vote in the third phase of polling in the Lok Sabha election across Kerala and India. Thiruvananthapuram is witnessing an interesting and closely-watched contest as Shashi Tharoor is up …

In a major jolt to Odisha Congress, party spokesperson Sonali Sahoo quit on Thursday, expressing displeasure over ticket distribution for assembly elections. Sahoo’s exit comes two days after Pradesh Mahila Congress president Sumitra Jena resigned from the party, stating irregularities in the selection of candidates. Jena, who joined the ruling BJD, has accused Congress state unit …

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday stated the Election Commission has to clear people’s doubts over the functioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and take all steps to bring transparency in the system. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief wondered what objection the poll body has over the demand of the opposition parties …

Police in the rural district is in a piquant situation as Sattenapalle constituency remained tense on Thursday with both TDP and YSRC leaders exerting pressure on the cops to react toughly against the rival camp. Leaders from both parties have been demanding that the police crack the whip against the opponents in connection with the …

TDP president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday stated he was not angry with the Election Commission (EC). “My anger is against (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi. He is using the EC against opposition parties. This is not good for democracy. I will expose him on every platform,” told the CM. Talking to media here on Monday, …

Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan while addressing the gathering at Keonjhar on Saturday stated BJP will bring Goonda Act in Odisha to punish goons if his party comes to power. He said the Act will teach a lesson to goons and mines mafias in the state. “Hooliganism is on the rise in Odisha. After BJP forms government in …

The Election Commission (EC) tightened its grip by enforcing the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and avoided chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu from holding review meetings with senior officials. The EC had circulated copies of the model code of conduct to every official in the state on Thursday as Naidu was getting ready for a review …

Wayanad, which is in the limelight after Rahul Gandhi chose to contest the Lok Sabha elections from there, has its connections with a former British prime minister and a hero of the Battle of Waterloo, who served in the district as a military strategist during the colonial era. Arthur Wellesley was an Irish-born soldier of …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stated he had warned Pakistan of consequences if it did not return Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman. Pointing a poll rally at Patan in Gujarat, he asserted his government’s commitment towards national security and said whether the prime minister’s chair remains or not, he has decided that either he will be …

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Indian Air Force wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman during an election rally in the state, Gujarat’s chief electoral officer (CEO) S Murali Krishna has asserted that a local election official will send a report on it if any violation is found. He also confirms that the commission has not taken any cognizance on …