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Jammu and Kashmir likely to head into Assembly elections this year, say sources
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Jammu and Kashmir likely to head into Assembly elections this year, say sources

A senior party leader said J&K elections could be held between September and October since the weather during that period would not deter voters from going to polling booths. Another senior leader said the month of April is also being considered for early elections

Explained: Will Gujarat Assembly polls be AAP’s ticket to national party status?
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Explained: Will Gujarat Assembly polls be AAP’s ticket to national party status?

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is just shy of one state to achieving its dream of becoming a national party — it’s already a state-recognised outfit in Delhi, Punjab and Goa. A 'national party' tag will further boost Arvind Kejriwal’s 2024 chances of being the main contender to Narendra Modi

Gujarat polls: Congress counts on localised campaign, 'disappointment' with state govt amid AAP factor
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Gujarat polls: Congress counts on localised campaign, 'disappointment' with state govt amid AAP factor

In Tankara, another constituency in the region won by the Congress last time, party workers say their MLA Lalit Kagathara is the biggest "star" in the constituency due to his work and accessibility to constituents

Gujarat Assembly Elections: Which party is fielding the most female candidates?
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Gujarat Assembly Elections: Which party is fielding the most female candidates?

According to the Election Commission's data, there are a total of 1,621 candidates the Gujarat elections. Of them, 139 are women candidates. The BJP has fielded 18 female candidates, up from 12 in 2017, while the Congress has fielded 14 women, up from 10 in the previous polls

Explained: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s gifts to G20 leaders and their link to Gujarat and Himachal polls
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Explained: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s gifts to G20 leaders and their link to Gujarat and Himachal polls

At the G20 summit in Bali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted world leaders a range of artworks, representing India’s diversity. From the Kangra painting to Joe Biden to the Patan Patola scarf to Giorgia Meloni, the presents were also significantly from poll-bound Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh polls: Polling party suspended for transporting EVMs in private vehicle; Congress alleges tampering
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Himachal Pradesh polls: Polling party suspended for transporting EVMs in private vehicle; Congress alleges tampering

Election commission authorities closely checked the EVM/VVPAT machines in the presence of Congress and BJP workers and claimed machines were Sealed properly and no tampering was found

Gujarat Assembly polls: BJP faces rebellion ahead of elections; five leaders threaten to contest as independents
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Gujarat Assembly polls: BJP faces rebellion ahead of elections; five leaders threaten to contest as independents

Elections for the 182 member Gujarat Assembly will be held in two phases on 1 December and 5 December. The counting of votes will be taken up on 8 December

Gujarat polls: Another Congress MLA quits, likely to join BJP
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Gujarat polls: Another Congress MLA quits, likely to join BJP

Earlier two Congress MLAs resigned and joined the Bhartiya Janata Party. Bhavesh Katara, who represents the Jhalod constituency, the third legislator to quit in the last two days, is expected to follow suit on Thursday by joining the saffron party

Praja Vijay Party: Former IPS officer DG Vanzara's new party ahead of Gujarat elections
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Praja Vijay Party: Former IPS officer DG Vanzara's new party ahead of Gujarat elections

DG Vanzara, the former 'encounter specialist', said his party — Praja Vijay Party — will have a distinct identity as a Hindutva party and will serve as an alternative to the BJP

BJP chief JP Nadda says party will form govt in Gujarat with big majority
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BJP chief JP Nadda says party will form govt in Gujarat with big majority

Assembly elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 1 and 5 with the counting of votes on December 8

Congress wants rich candidates for Karnataka polls as party imposes Rs 2 lakh fees for ticket; 50% concession for SC/ST
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Congress wants rich candidates for Karnataka polls as party imposes Rs 2 lakh fees for ticket; 50% concession for SC/ST

Assembly elections in Karnataka are likely by April 2023, and the Congress which is aiming to dislodge the BJP and come back to power, has set a target of winning at least 150 of the total 224 seats

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to address mega public meeting in Ballari
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Bharat Jodo Yatra: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to address mega public meeting in Ballari

With just six months left for the assembly elections, the Congress in Karnataka is pinning high hopes on the yatra led by Gandhi as well as the public meeting in Ballari -- being seen as the party's mega show of strength

Major reshuffle in Gujarat cabinet ahead of upcoming Assembly elections
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Major reshuffle in Gujarat cabinet ahead of upcoming Assembly elections

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has stripped cabinet ministers Rajendra Trivedi and Purnesh Modi of the revenue and the road and building portfolios, respectively, ahead of the Assembly elections

Gujarat polls: AAP is going all out to take on the powerful BJP in the next Assembly elections
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Gujarat polls: AAP is going all out to take on the powerful BJP in the next Assembly elections

The Arvind Kejriwal-led outfit is strengthening its organization at the grassroots level through "panna parivaar pramukhs" and gram committees, each made up of up to 50 volunteers, to counter the BJP in the year-end polls, a senior party leader said

BJP President JP Nadda to visit Tripura to make strategy for 2023 assembly elections
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BJP President JP Nadda to visit Tripura to make strategy for 2023 assembly elections

During his two-day visit, he can also hold a meeting of the party’s office bearers and the core committee. The BJP President may address a rally in Agartala as well

Will remote voting be a reality soon? Election Commission’s plan to increase voter turnout explained
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Will remote voting be a reality soon? Election Commission’s plan to increase voter turnout explained

The EC has noted migrants’ inability to travel back to their place of registration from cities where they are staying for education, employment and other purposes. It has decided to devise a new plan that may involve remote voting among other measures

Chintan Shivir: Polls, new roadmap on agenda as Congress leaders head to Udaipur
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Chintan Shivir: Polls, new roadmap on agenda as Congress leaders head to Udaipur

In a bid to overcome internal challenges and electoral setbacks, the Congress' three-day conclave will focus on time-bound party restructuring for strengthening the organisation and evolving a strategy for future alliances

Not thought about meeting BJP high command during Delhi visit, says Basavaraj Bommai amid pressure to rejig Cabinet
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Not thought about meeting BJP high command during Delhi visit, says Basavaraj Bommai amid pressure to rejig Cabinet

Some legislators have even been advocating a Gujarat-like overhaul of the Karnataka Cabinet soon, to make way for new faces ahead of the Assembly elections

Bypolls 2022: TMC, Congress, RJD win; BJP draws blank
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Bypolls 2022: TMC, Congress, RJD win; BJP draws blank

West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar said it is a general trend that the party in power in the state generally wins the by-elections

By-polls Results 2022: Counting of votes for four Assembly, one Lok Sabha seat underway
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By-polls Results 2022: Counting of votes for four Assembly, one Lok Sabha seat underway

West Bengal’s Asansol and Ballygunge have emerged as a major prestige fight for the TMC and the BJP