2019 Lok Sabha Election
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As Amit Shah latches on to 'refugees vs infiltrators' plank to oust TMC in West Bengal, state braces for vicious poll battle
The West Bengal Assembly election is over a year away, but it promises to be a keenly-fought battle between the TMC and BJP.
Congress spent Rs 820 crore on 2019 elections to Lok Sabha, five Assemblies, shows EC website; publicity expense is Rs 626 crore
The Congress party spent Rs 820 crore on its campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha election and the simultaneous Assembly polls held in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim, according to a receipt submitted to the Election Commission of India.
News18.com leads coverage of 2019 Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly election results day with 7.49 mn visits
With unmatched speed and accuracy in the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly election results, News18.com aced the coverage beating top news portals like ndtv.com, timesofindia.com and indiatoday.in.
Mamata Banerjee writes to Narendra Modi over high expenses during LS polls, urges him to call all-party meet
In her letter to Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee said, 'The time has come for government funding of elections, which is the norm today in 65 countries in the world.'
D Raja replaces S Sudhakar Reddy as CPI general secretary, says party's fight against 'retrograde' forces will continue
Rajya Sabha MP D Raja replaced S Sudhakar Reddy as the general secretary of the CPI on Sunday and said that the party's fight against 'retrograde forces' will continue.
TMC, CPI, NCP face prospect of losing 'national party' status over LS poll performance; EC likely to issue them show cause notice
According to the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968, a political party can be recognised as a national party if its candidates secure at least six percent of votes polled in four or more states in Lok Sabha or Assembly elections, and, in addition, it has at least four members in the Lok Sabha.
'Mann Ki Baat': Narendra Modi speaks about Emergency in first address after re-election, lauds 'resilience of democracy'
On Sunday when Modi returned with his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ one of the first things he talked about was the "strength of India’s electoral system" and "resilience of democracy".
Social media was not a key player in influencing Lok Sabha poll outcome; BJP would have won despite online campaign, reveals CSDS report
It also states that given that voters with high exposure account for only a tenth of the electorate — while those with no exposure make up 64 percent — the study highlights that the BJP would have won the general election even if social media was taken out of the equation.
The impact of Mayawati unilaterally calling off the gathbandhan, even temporarily, was such that Akhilesh was at a complete loss for words. All he could say is that he is going to mull things over.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says bringing back ballot papers is like 'using lanterns in era of electric bulbs'
This comes a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged Opposition parties to unitedly demand the return of ballot papers in elections.
'Media making unnecessary issue': Ashok Gehlot downplays remark asking Sachin Pilot to take responsibility for son's Jodhpur defeat
Gehlot's comments on Monday were widely seen as an indication of the alleged ongoing feud between him and Pilot. However, sharing a clip from the interview, the Rajasthan chief minister downplayed the issue and claimed that the media was making "unnecessary issue out of the context".
SP, BSP will fight for social justice together, says Akhilesh Yadav hours after Mayawati slams alliance for poll drubbing
Addressing the public meeting in Azamgarh, Akhilesh Yadav defended the poll performance of the SP-BSP alliance, saying that the Lok Sabha poll battle this time was of a different kind, which he could not understand.
Mamata Banerjee calls for fact-finding panel on EVMs, says Opposition parties should demand return of ballot paper system
Raising questions about the voting machines, Mamata said, "Many of the EVMs were replaced during the election without conducting mock polls on them. Who knows that the replaced EVMs were not programmed? A few lakhs of EVMs also went missing (during the polls)."
Internal turmoil grips Congress as Rahul Gandhi insists on resigning; Rajasthan, Karnataka govts on edge
In the midst of the disquiet, several state Congress chiefs, including Punjab's Sunil Jakhar, Jharkhand's Ajoy Kumar and Assam's Ripun Bora, also offered to resign following the party's drubbing in the elections, party insiders said.
BJP bags nine of 11 LS seats in Chhattisgarh: RSS played key role in turning around saffron party's fortunes
This change in BJP's favour in Chhattisgarh didn’t come overnight. In one of the RSS’ closed-door meeting, the organisation decided to take charge of election strategy.
Bypolls, cabinet rejig on cards in Uttar Pradesh after eight MLAs, three state ministers make it to Lok Sabha
Of the 13 Uttar Pradesh MLAs who were in the fray, 11 have won the polls. The legislators who contested the Lok Sabha polls included nine BJP MLAs, with four of them being state ministers, two Samajwadi Party members and one each from the BSP and the Apna Dal.
UP, MP, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab Election Results 2019: 17th Lok Sabha elections full coverage state, party and constituency wise
North States Election 2019 Vote Counting LIVE Results and Updates:After securing an unassailable lead over the UPA — the closest consolidated opponent NDA had in elections — Narendra Modi visited LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, BJP veteran and founding fathers who are now relegated to the sidelines
Narendra Modi lauds record voter turnout during LS polls in victory speech, calls it testimonial to people's dedication to democratic process
Thanking the people for voting his government back to power for a second consecutive term, Modi pledged to make the nation strong by 2022, before the country completes 75 years of Independence.
In crediting Narendra Modi with disempowering India's elites, TIME cover story ignores regional parties' achievements
Time Magazine’s cover story on Narendra Modi declaims him as India’s ‘Divider in Chief’ but its lead essay, written by journalist Aatish Taseer, seems to credit the BJP with disempowering the elite, a feat actually achieved by the many regional parties of India.
Siddaramaiah slams BJP amid EVM row, says GVL Narasimha Rao even wrote book questioning voting machines after 2009 polls
In a tweet in Kannada, Siddaramaiah wrote, "BJP was the first to raise doubts about the EVMs. The spokesperson of that party had even written a book. Supporting the doubt, LK Advani had written the preface of the book. What's the reason behind BJP's change in stand in the last 10 years?"