Election 2019

Priyanka slams Smriti for misleading Amethi voters

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday slammed Union Minister Smriti Irani, saying she is out to insult the people of Amethi and Rae Bareli -- the strongholds of the Gandhis.

Captain-Badal all set to repeat the friendly match they played in 2017: Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Member of Parliament (MP) and Punjab unit chief Bhagwant Mann has said that the candidates fielded by both the parties in the Bathinda and Ferozepur Lok Sabha constituencies after much hair-splitting has brought forth the bonhomie between both of them.

EC transfers seven Bengal police officers

The Election Commission on Monday ordered immediate transfer of seven police officers in West Bengal with clear instructions they should not be involved in election duties.

BJP Dalit leader gives deadline to party over ticket

Accusing top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders of being unavailable, Udit Raj, sitting MP from North West Delhi, on Monday gave the party a deadline of 4 p.m. to announce the name for his parliamentary constituency.

24 candidates have criminal cases in UP 3rd phase: ADR

 A report on the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh released by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) on Monday claimed that 24 of the 120 candidates in the fray on Tuesday have criminal cases against their names.


Election pinches hospitality industry in Himachal

Members of the hospitality industry in Himachal Pradesh are pinched by heat of the Lok Sabha elections as tourists footfall across various destinations in the state has nosedived even on a weekend break.

Congress announces 6 names for Delhi Lok Sabha polls

The Congress on Monday released the list of candidates on six out of the seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi for the May 12 Lok Sabha polls in the national capital.

Congress fields Hooda father-son, Bhajan Lal kin in Haryana

Raising the bar for itself for the Lok Sabha elections in Haryana, the Congress on Sunday announced the name of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for the Sonipat seat and Bhavya Bishnoi, a grandson of former Haryana strongman Bhajan Lal, for the Hisar seat.

Campaign ends for third phase of polls in Bihar

PATNA: Campaigning concluded on Sunday for 5 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar going to polls in the third phase on Tuesday. The constituencies going to vote in this phase are Madhepura, Supaul, Jhanjharpur, Khagaria and Araria in the flood-prone Seemanchal.

Hardeep Singh Puri is BJP candidate from Amritsar

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Sunday announced seven more Lok Sabha candidates, repeating Union Minister Harsh Vardhan from Delhi's Chandni Chowk and fielding Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri from Amritsar.

EC notice to Sidhu over appeal for votes to Muslims

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday issued a notice to Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for violating Model Code of Conduct during an election rally in Bihar's Katihar when he urged Muslims to not split their votes.

Pranab's son faces 'tough' battle in Jangipur

 Former President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee faces a tough battle in West Bengal's Jangipur as he seeks a hat-trick of wins from the constituency which had sent his father to Parliament twice.

Two-day campaigning ban on Himachal BJP chief Satti

The Election Commission (EC) on Friday barred BJP's Himachal Pradesh chief Satpal Singh Satti from campaigning for two days starting Saturday over his "indecent and derogatory" comment against Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Central Forces for over 90 per cent booths in Bengal

More than 90 per cent polling stations will be covered by the Central Forces in the third phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, said Ajay V. Nayak, Special Observer appointed by the Election Commission, here on Friday.

570 candidates with criminal cases in 3rd phase polls

A whopping 570 candidates out of a total 1,612, who are contesting in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections, have declared criminal cases against them, according to Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) data published on Friday.

Election officer missing in Bengal's Nadia district

A nodal election officer in-charge of electronic voting machines (EVMs) at Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district has gone missing, police said on Friday.

BJP demands repoll in 40 booths in Darjeeling

Alleging that voters were not allowed to exercise their franchise freely and fairly, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded a repoll in 40 polling booths in the Darjeeling parliamentary constituency of West Bengal that went to the hustings on Thursday.

J&K newly-wed couple comes to vote in bridal attire

It was an interesting sight to see a newly-wed couple visiting one of the polling booths in Ramban district of Jammy & Kashmir in the bridal attire, on Thursday.

Snow in Himachal dampens poll arrangements, but voters gung-ho

Accumulation of snow and extreme cold climatic conditions in the upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh is affecting arrangements for the May 19 Lok Sabha poll. But the voters are gung-ho over the participation of the people in the electoral process.

Himachal voters rue poor amenities along China border

The simmering discontentment over the absence of basic amenities in the area along the China border is forcing 400-odd voters in Himachal Pradesh's remote Kunnu and Charang villages in Kinnaur district to boycott the parliamentary polls.

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