Lok Sabha Election 2019; Model Code of Conduct watch: EC issues notice to BJP's Kirron Kher for using children in campaign
Lok Sabha Election 2019; Model Code of Conduct Watch: The Election Commission (EC) has issued a notice to BJP's Chandigarh candidate Kirron Kher, seeking a reply after she shared a video on Twitter in which children were seen campaigning for her.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Phase 1 sees voters turn out in large numbers; violence mars polling in Andhra Pradesh
The world's largest polling exercise began on Thursday with an estimated 9 crore Indians coming out to vote for electing 91 parliamentarians in the first phase of over-a-month-long Lok Sabha election.
The first phase of polling began at 7 am for 16 constituencies, except in Nizamabad, where it began at 8 am and concluded at 6 pm. An estimated 60.57 percent of voters cast their ballot till 5 pm in the state.
Congress, BJP manifestos strengthen mai-baap sarkar syndrome, but paternalistic State is biggest hurdle to growth
Congress Will Deliver is replete with promises, which is natural for a party which wants to come to power. Sankalpit Bharat, Sashakt Bharat has more chest thumping about achievements, which, too, is natural for an incumbent party that wants another term
11 April Lok Sabha Election 2019: Guide to Phase 1 of polling schedule for states and constituencies
In Phase 1 of the Lok Sabha Election on 11 April, Andhra, Arunachal, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Telangana will vote for all seats, while Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal will vote for a few of seats.
Why have photos of Narendra Modi not been removed from tickets, passes: EC asks railways, civil aviation ministries
The Election Commission of India has written to the ministries of Railways and Civil Aviation, asking them why photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have not been removed from rail tickets and Air India boarding passes in spite of the Model Code of Conduct having come into effect.
Model Code of Conduct: Battle for votes often dents sanctity of polls; here's a Firstpost tracker to keep an eye on violations
The Lok Sabha Election is almost upon us and one of the major challenges facing the Election Commission is the series of complaints of violations of the Model Code of Conduct. The MCC has been around for over four decades now, but in a democracy as huge as India, violations come easy and regularly.
Lok Sabha polls: Narendra Modi does not 'campaign', he tells stories in which Opposition is villain and he is hero
With one term gone and with Modi's delivery falling short of promises, the stuff of his narrative will inevitably change now but his story-telling techniques won’t.
No pre-poll alliance for BJD; Naveen Patnaik says party will contest Lok Sabha, Odisha Assembly elections on its own
"We will fight the elections on our own," Naveen Patnaik told reporters when asked if there was any likelihood of the BJD entering into a tie-up with other political parties for the parliamentary and Assembly elections in the state.
BJP's fortune in North East for Lok Sabha elections will rest with allies, party's move to pass Citizenship Bill complicates matters
Even though the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hopes to make gains in terms of seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in North East India, emerging realities in the region show that the saffron party's fate mostly depends on the support of it's allies in the region
Battle of alliances: BJP keeps NDA allies in good books with ‘generous’ seat-sharing deals for Lok Sabha election
Having firmed up alliances in several key states for the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP has taken an early lead over its rivals, including the Congress, for an election where every single percentage point of votes brought in by small partners can have significant bearing on final results.
Muslims being considered 'tenants' in India, says SP leader Azam Khan on LS poll dates clashing with Ramzan
While responding to a question on the Lok Sabha election dates clashing with the Muslim festival of Ramzan, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Monday claimed that Muslims in present-day India are considered "tenants."
Lok Sabha Election 2019 dates announced: Holding polls over seven phases creates uneven playing field
The mood of a nation can be so different in the course of the same election over this massive length of time that it brings into question the rationale of multi-phased elections.
Asaduddin Owaisi slams row over Ramzan-Lok Sabha election dates clash, says fasting won't affect poll percentage
The general election will be held from 11 April to 19 May and the results will be declared on 23 May, while Ramzan is expected to commence either on 5 or 6 May, depending on sighting of the moon and lasts about 29 days.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Reversing Assembly election losses against Congress key to BJP's poll prospects
The challenge for the BJP is to chalk out strategies to counter the Congress, at a time when the latter party is running governments in three Hindi heartland states.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Criticism of poll dates coinciding with Ramzan shows Opposition keener on making excuses for failure than beating BJP
The Opposition's demands show their lack of confidence and the fact that the parties don't believe they can stop the Modi juggernaut. The BJP may have enough headwinds to tackle, but the Opposition's insecurity creates opportunities for BJP to exploit.
Lok Sabha election 2019: Kerala set for toughest triangular contest in its poll history; Sabarimala, political killings to be hottest issues
For Kerala, politics revolving around the 28 September Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple and political violence, will be the hottest issues in the Lok Sabha election scheduled for 23 April in the state.
Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls to be held on 9 November; dates for Gujarat to be announced later, says EC
Assembly polls in Congress-ruled Himachal Pradesh will be held on 9 November, the Election Commission announced on Thursday, but gave no dates for BJP-governed Gujarat.
Poll dates as it happened: EC says Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections planned such to ensure voting patterns remain unaffected in Gujarat
The dates for the Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh are likely to be announced on Thursday.