Assembly Election 2018
Assembly Election 2018 News
Exit poll projections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan indicate Congress' failure to leverage gains from 2018 Assembly election win
The exit polls for Punjab show Congress may win 10 seats out of 13; whereas the NDA two and AAP may get one seat. Going by the predictions of the exit polls, the three states may not turn victories in its favours as in the case of Punjab, with a strong regional leader Captain Amarinder Singh.
Narendra Modi asks why Congress got Chhattisgarh off of Modicare, barred CBI in state; claims party has something to hide
Modi said that when Congress formed the new Chhattisgarh government, the BJP congratulated them thinking that they will implement a new approach for the development of the state. "But in reality, they squashed the good work that came before them," he said.
Election Commission to provide visually impaired voters with braille voter slips in Lok Sabha polls 2019
As part of its strategic framework for accessible elections, the commission has told all chief electoral officers to issue voter slips with braille to visually impaired voters.
Shiv Sena says by inducting Priyanka Gandhi into active politics, Rahul has shown his commitment to winning Lok Sabha polls
The Shiv Sena in its editorial mouthpiece Samaana said that Priyanka Gandhi will emerge as the "queen" if she plays her cards well. The party also refuted the BJP's claim that she had been inducted to hide Rahul Gandhi's "failure".
BJP appoints Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vasundhara Raje, Raman Singh as party vice presidents; 2-day council meeting to begin today
BJP president Amit Shah appointed Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vasundhara Raje and Raman Singh as party presidents on the eve of the BJP's two-day national council meeting, which is expected to set the tone for the Lok Sabha poll campaign.
KCR calls Chandrababu Naidu 'dirtiest politician' in India, says country needs new economic and agricultural models
Telangana chief minister KCR, who met his West Bengal and Odisha counterparts Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik this week, alleged that the Congress and the BJP have failed miserably in meeting the expectations of people.
Kamal Nath distributes portfolios to Madhya Pradesh cabinet; keeps employment dept, gives Home ministry to Bala Bachchan
Kamal Nath kept the Public Relations, Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion Department and Employment Department among others with himself. He also kept the Public Service Management department and the Technical Education with him.
Madhya Pradesh cabinet to take oath today at Bhopal's Raj Bhavan, one or two Independents may also get berth, say sources
Congress veteran Kamal Nath was sworn-in as Madhya Pradesh chief minister on 17 December, six days after his party posted a narrow victory over the BJP.
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A "human wall" erected by devotees and right-wing Hindu activists at Sabarimala has once again foiled the government’s effort to facilitate the entry of women in the temple.
BJP's Kunvarji Bavaliya wins Jasdan bypolls; party's tally in 182-member Gujarat Assembly reaches 100
The Jasdan by-poll became a battle of prestige between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress in the wake of the latter winning the just held assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
Hold your bets on BJP rout in 2019; lack of Opposition leader comparable to Modi will work in party's favour
The Congress may have got back its mojo, given the wins in the Assembly elections, but it won't work against the BJP yet.
In a cryptic remark, BJP stalwart Nitin Gadkari said that nobody is willing to own up to failure, unlike success. The loyalty of the leadership towards the organisation will not be proved till the time it owns up responsibility for the defeat, he said.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora says EVMs being 'tossed like a football' in political discourse
The CEC said it is the stand of the Election Commission that the country will not go back to the ballot paper. "I am reiterating the stand today," he said.
Ashok Gehlot takes oath as Rajasthan chief minister in Jaipur; Vasundhara Raje, Farooq Abdullah in attendance
Ashok Gehlot took oath as Rajasthan's chief minister on Monday on the premises of the historic Albert Hall in Jaipur. Along with Gehlot, Congress leader Sachin Pilot also took oath as deputy chief minister of Rajasthan.
Swearing-in of Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath, Bhupesh Baghel: Many Opposition leaders to attend, Mayawati, Mamata to skip ceremony
A host of opposition leaders are expected to attend the swearing-in of Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath and Bhupesh Baghel as chief ministers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh respectively, on Monday.
Chandrababu Naidu likely to attend swearing-in ceremonies of Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath and Bhupesh Baghel
According to the sources, Madhya Pradesh chief minister-designate Kamal Nath telephoned and invited Naidu to be present in the swearing-in ceremony to be held in Bhopal Monday.
Bhupesh Baghel is Chhattisgarh CM updates: Chief minister-designate says Congress govt will fulfil 'aspirations, hopes and desires'
Bhupesh Bhagel is Chhattisgarh CM LIVE updates: After Sunday's Congress Legislature Party meeting in Raipur, Chhatisgarh party president Bhupesh Baghel is likely to be declared the state's chief minister. The decision will be announced a day after four top contenders for the job met party president Rahul Gandhi at his residence in New Delhi.
Congress names Bhupesh Baghel Chhattisgarh CM; to be sworn in tomorrow alongside Rajathan, Madhya Pradesh counterparts
According to reports, Bhupesh Baghel and his counterparts in Rajasthan (Ashok Gehlot) and Madhya Pradesh (Kamal Nath) will take oath as chief ministers in three back-to-back ceremonies on Monday.
Women in Chhattisgarh helped sway poll mandate from BJP to Congress; anger palpable in seats when fewer men voted
Of the 21 constituencies in Chhattisgarh where more women voted than men, the Congress won 17 seats, while the BJP bagged only two and the other two went to the BSP and JCC.
MNF president Zoramthanga takes oath as Mizoram chief minister, ceremony held at Aizawl's Raj Bhavan
Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga, who has been chief minister of Mizoram twice, is a former underground leader and a close aide of the legendary MNF leader Laldenga.