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Lok Sabha election results: MHA alerts states, UTs in wake of calls to incite violence over counting of votes
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Lok Sabha election results: MHA alerts states, UTs in wake of calls to incite violence over counting of votes

A day before counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday alerted all states and Union Territories on the possibility of violence in different parts of the country, saying calls were given in various quarters for inciting violence.

Ahead of 23 May verdict, NDA gets together for dinner; Opposition raises EVM fears with EC
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Ahead of 23 May verdict, NDA gets together for dinner; Opposition raises EVM fears with EC

With exit polls forecasting NDA's return to power, BJP chief Amit Shah Tuesday hosted a dinner for leaders of the party's allies that was attended by top leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray among others.

Pranab Mukherjee hails EC for 'perfectly' conducted LS polls; Congress says ex-President may be 'unaware' of clean chits to PM
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Pranab Mukherjee hails EC for 'perfectly' conducted LS polls; Congress says ex-President may be 'unaware' of clean chits to PM

At a time when the Election Commission is under fire from Opposition parties for being biased, former president Pranab Mukherjee on Monday lauded the role of the poll panel saying the 2019 Lok Sabha polls were conducted "perfectly".

At 67.11%, 2019 voter turnout highest ever for Lok Sabha polls; EC yet to announce fresh date for Vellore election
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At 67.11%, 2019 voter turnout highest ever for Lok Sabha polls; EC yet to announce fresh date for Vellore election

Madhya Pradesh's turnout was 5.92 percent more than that in 2014 and Himachal Pradesh's 5.1 percent higher than that in the last Lok Sabha polls. Chandigarh, on the other hand, recorded a massive dip in turnout as compared to the last election. The turnout went down by 10.27 percent.

Congress, TDP, other Opposition parties to meet tomorrow over political situation, possibilities of alliance ahead of poll results
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Congress, TDP, other Opposition parties to meet tomorrow over political situation, possibilities of alliance ahead of poll results

As part of his efforts to unite the Opposition, Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu held a meeting with his West Bengal counterpart, Mamata Banerjee, at her Kolkata residence on forming a non-BJP government at the Centre in case of a hung verdict.

NaMo TV goes off air; BJP leader says it was taken down on 17 May at end of Lok Sabha poll campaign
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NaMo TV goes off air; BJP leader says it was taken down on 17 May at end of Lok Sabha poll campaign

NaMo TV, a BJP-sponsored channel that publicised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rallies and other poll messages, has gone off air, party sources said.

Sensex gains 1,422 points in single day, markets want Narendra Modi back; exit polls give investors just the right hint
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Sensex gains 1,422 points in single day, markets want Narendra Modi back; exit polls give investors just the right hint

On Monday, the benchmark index Sensex closed 1,421.90 points, or 3.75 percent higher at 39,352.67.

Exit polls predict big win for BJP and allies in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh; Congress unlikely to reach double digits
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Exit polls predict big win for BJP and allies in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh; Congress unlikely to reach double digits

Most exit polls have projected a clean sweep for the BJP and its allies, or National Democratic Alliance (NDA), in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh — the three states where it had lost the state Assembly elections to Congress in 2018.

At Kedarnath-Badrinath visit, Narendra Modi thanks EC for giving permission, says he got two days' rest
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At Kedarnath-Badrinath visit, Narendra Modi thanks EC for giving permission, says he got two days' rest

After spending the night in a holy cave near Uttarakhand's Kedarnath temple, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked the Election Commission for granting him permission for the visit, saying he remained entirely cut-off from the outside world and got two days of "rest".

Rahul Gandhi says EC not feared and respected anymore, its capitulation before 'Narendra Modi and gang' obvious to all
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Rahul Gandhi says EC not feared and respected anymore, its capitulation before 'Narendra Modi and gang' obvious to all

Training his guns on the poll body on the last day of polling for the Lok Sabha election, Rahul Gandhi listed a host of examples, including Narendra Modi's visit to Kedarnath, to accuse the EC of being biased towards the prime minister.

Poll violence, EVM glitches conclude final phase of Lok Sabha election; 61.21% turnout recorded till 6 pm
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Poll violence, EVM glitches conclude final phase of Lok Sabha election; 61.21% turnout recorded till 6 pm

On Sunday, voting took place in 13 seats of Punjab and an equal number of seats in Uttar Pradesh, nine in West Bengal, eight seats each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, four in Himachal Pradesh, three in Jharkhand and the lone seat Chandigarh.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Guide for voters to register complaints via EC's National Grievance Service Portal
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Guide for voters to register complaints via EC's National Grievance Service Portal

With nearly 90 crore Indians set to cast their votes to elect the 17th Lok Sabha in seven phases beginning 11 April, the Election Commission of India has paid more attention on improving the reach of the National Grievance Services Portal (NGSP) to enable people to lodge election and non-election-related complaints.

EC gives nod to Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Kedarnath, Badrinath after 'reminding' him of MCC being in force
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EC gives nod to Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Kedarnath, Badrinath after 'reminding' him of MCC being in force

The Election Commission is learnt to have given its nod to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Uttarakhand beginning Saturday while "reminding" the prime minister's office that the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is still in force.

Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha election campaign involved 1.5 lakh km of air travel, 142 rallies, says Amit Shah
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Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha election campaign involved 1.5 lakh km of air travel, 142 rallies, says Amit Shah

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi with the prime minister by his side, Amit Shah said, "Since Independence, the most hardworking, extensive election campaign was this one and Modi's outreach was unprecedented."

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Nathuram Godse row, De De Pyaar De review, story behind 'back-pass rule'; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Nathuram Godse row, De De Pyaar De review, story behind 'back-pass rule'; today's must-read stories

The Bharatiya Janata Party and its ideological fountainhead have had an uneasy relationship with the memory of Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slams Narendra Modi, says Amitabh Bachchan would've been better pick for PM
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slams Narendra Modi, says Amitabh Bachchan would've been better pick for PM

Priyanka was seen waving and smiling to the cheering crowd under the scorching heat.

Congress, TDP, AAP move EC over order cutting short West Bengal poll campaigning, seek half day's extension
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Congress, TDP, AAP move EC over order cutting short West Bengal poll campaigning, seek half day's extension

The Opposition parties requested for urgent and necessary review of the order prohibiting election campaigning in West Bengal after 10 pm on Thursday, claiming it was violative of the doctrine of level-playing field and Article 14 of the Constitution which provides for equality before the law.

Twitter ordered by EC to remove all tweets on 2019 Lok Sabha elections exit polls
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Twitter ordered by EC to remove all tweets on 2019 Lok Sabha elections exit polls

This comes a day after ECI received complaints against 3 media houses with respect to displaying poll surveys.

Mani Shankar Aiyar and 'neech' politics: Narendra Modi keeps getting served opportunities to attack Congress on a silver platter
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Mani Shankar Aiyar and 'neech' politics: Narendra Modi keeps getting served opportunities to attack Congress on a silver platter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has never had to try hard to launch attacks on the Opposition, chiefly the Congress. The opportunities get served to him on a silver platter. All he has to do is lift the velvet cover, and launch a counter-attack that boomerangs on the Congress — the barbs go back exactly where they had originated from.

Lok Sabha election: In Ballia, Narendra Modi challenges Opposition to prove his involvement in any corruption scam
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Lok Sabha election: In Ballia, Narendra Modi challenges Opposition to prove his involvement in any corruption scam

Narendra Modi has openly challenged the Opposition to prove his involvement in any corruption scam, during a Lok Sabha election rally in Ballia.