Election 2017

Candidate should not contest from two seats: EC tells SC

The Election Commission on Monday told the Supreme Court that a candidate should not contest from two constituencies as the court sought the assistance of the Attorney General in the matter.

Congress urges EC to look into EVM glitches in Gujarat

The Congress party on Saturday urged the Election Commission to look into the malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines as Gujarat began its first phase polling.

EVM, VVPAT glitches mark 10% polling in Gujarat

 Visible enthusiasm among voters marked the first phase of Gujarat election on Saturday as large queues lined up outside 24,689 polling booths. The Election Commission said it received several complaints against malfunctioning EVMs and VVPATs, while the Model Code of Conduct was also violated at a few places.

Polling begin in Gujarat election's first phase

The first of Gujarat's two-phase assembly polls began on Saturday across 89 constituencies spread out in the 19 districts of Kutch, Saurashtra and southern regions.

Punjab State Election Commission Issues List of Observers

CHANDIGARH: The State Election Commission, Punjab has today issued the list of observers for Municipal Corporation, Councils and Nagar Panchyats election to be held in various districts of State.

Cong announces first list of candidates for Punjab MC elections

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday released its first list of candidates for the MC elections in Punjab, choosing to go with its one-family-one-ticket rule with the exception of sitting councillors.

Non availability of Voters list has exposed the preparedness of the government : Dr Cheema

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal took up the matter of non availability of Voter lists in the different Municipalities of Punjab with the State Election Commissioner Mr Jagpal Singh Sandhu and urged him to take strict action against the erring officials.

Modi's campaign all about himself: Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday accused Narendra Modi of forgetting that he was the Prime Minister of the country and said his whole election campaign in Gujarat was about himself and his past.

Barsar is not easy going for sitting MLA

BARSAR (HP):  Bumpy roads, power cuts, irregular water supply, poor health services, GST or demonetization did not figure in the heated political discussions at roadside tea stalls. Here, the common man in the street, who has done the day’s work, sits to work out caste equations and clout of the individual candidates—Baldev Sharma (BJP) and ID Lakhanpal (Congress).  They seem to turning this pass time into a fine art, the so-called “illiterate voters” work out caste and sub-caste factors, local influences and give you a fair idea of who would get the seat.

Protests, resignations hit Gujarat BJP after first list announcement

GANDHINAGAR: A day after the BJP announced its first list of 70 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections, resentment built up in the party here, leading to vocal protests as well as resignations by many, including some senior party members.

Will Himachal voters prefer ‘Prem’ over ‘Vir.’

CHANDIGARH: Voters in the Himachal Assembly election have performed their duty well. Though the counting far away yet both the parties—BJP and Congress- begin to stake their claim to form the next government in Himachal Pradesh, the ultimate for which would be known only on December 18 as to which way the wind blows. With political crystal gazers predicting close finish which could swing either way on December 18 when the counting of votes polled in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly is taken up, the two parties are keenly engaged in doing anticipatory number crunching.

Punjab Election Commission orders revision of electoral Rolls for general elections

The state Election Commission (SEC), Punjab today directed the concerned Deputy Commissioner cum District Electoral officers and Additional Deputy Commissioners Development-cum Additional District Electoral Officers of Municipal Corporation, Municipal council/ Nagar Panchayats to prepare / revision of electoral rolls for the coming general elections of 3 Municipal Corporations and 32 Municipal Councils/Nagar Panchayats.

Huge crowds greet Rahul in Patidar villages

GANDHINAGAR: On his fourth visit to poll-bound Gujarat, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday began his tour of north Gujarat by praying at the revered Akshardham temple, an unscheduled change in his plan, and visited the Patidar-dominated villages of the region.

Himachal polls see 74% turnout, highest in four decades

A record over 74 per cent, highest in four decades, of Himachal Pradesh's 50.25 lakh electorate on Thursday exercised their franchise in the assembly elections where the ruling Congress and the BJP were locked in a straight contest.

BJP, Congress hopeful of victory as over 72% voting recorded in Himachal assembly elections

SHIMLA: The people of Himachal Pradesh have sealed the fate of BJP and Congress leaders in the ballot boxes. The polling to elect new government was held today where vver 72 per cent of 50.25 lakh electorate exercised their franchise in the assembly elections.

Over 50 pc polling in Himachal Assembly

More than 50 per cent votes were cast on Thursday for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh Assembly amid tight security, an election official said here.

Himachal's oldest voter, wife vote in Kinnaur

Shyam Saran Negi, Himachal Pradesh's oldest voter aged 100, and his wife on Thursday cast their votes at a picturesque hamlet in Kinnaur district as elections were held to elect the 68-member assembly in the hill state.

Himachal records over 10% polling in two hours

More than 10 per cent polling was recorded in two hours for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh assembly elections that began amid tight security on Thursday, an election official said here.

Polling for Himachal assembly begins

Polling for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh assembly in a single phase began amid tight security on Thursday, an election official said here.

Demonetisation anniversary a day before Himachal assembly poll may cost BJP dearly

CHANDIGARH: While Congress is celebrating November 8 as black day and AAP as fraud day to highlight the BJP's blunder of demonetisation on its first anniversary, it is day to repent for BJP to allow Election Commission of India to hold the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections on very next day of demonetisation anniversary.