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Lok Sabha Election 2019; Model Code of Conduct watch: EC issues notice to BJP's Kirron Kher for using children in campaign
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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 polls: Voters to decide fate of 945 candidates in 72 seats across nine states in fourth phase
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Lok Sabha polls: Voters to decide fate of 945 candidates in 72 seats across nine states in fourth phase

Across 72 constituencies in nine states, more than 12 crore voters will exercise their franchise on Monday during the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha election.

Congress, BJP manifestos strengthen mai-baap sarkar syndrome, but paternalistic State is biggest hurdle to growth
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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

Why have photos of Narendra Modi not been removed from tickets, passes: EC asks railways, civil aviation ministries
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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.

Mayawati will not contest 2019 Lok Sabha election; BSP chief joins likes of Sharad Pawar, Sushma Swaraj, Deve Gowda
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Mayawati will not contest 2019 Lok Sabha election; BSP chief joins likes of Sharad Pawar, Sushma Swaraj, Deve Gowda

In what comes as a shocker ahead of the elections scheduled from 11 April, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and former chief minister Mayawati on Wednesday announced that she will not be contesting the Lok Sabha polls. More details are awaited.

BJP may field Ravi Shankar Prasad from Patna Saheb for Lok Sabha polls; Shatrughan Sinha hints at exit from party
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BJP may field Ravi Shankar Prasad from Patna Saheb for Lok Sabha polls; Shatrughan Sinha hints at exit from party

Shatrughan Sinha, who is the BJP MP from Patna Saheb, is likely to be replaced with Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the Lok Sabha election, according to sources

Lok Sabha polls: Narendra Modi does not 'campaign', he tells stories in which Opposition is villain and he is hero
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 to be held across 7 phases: By playing up the overlap with Ramzan, parties risk polarising Hindu vote
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Lok Sabha Election to be held across 7 phases: By playing up the overlap with Ramzan, parties risk polarising Hindu vote

The Trinamool Congress and Aam Aadmi Party have taken serious exception to the dates, with later phases of the polls coinciding with the Ramzan period

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Reversing Assembly election losses against Congress key to BJP's poll prospects
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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
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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
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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.

Lok Sabha election dates are out, but pollsters would do well to rein in predictions; a lot can change before 11 April
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Lok Sabha election dates are out, but pollsters would do well to rein in predictions; a lot can change before 11 April

It is pointless at this current juncture to weigh up the relative merits of all surveys because between now and the elections, to be held in seven phases between 11 April and 19 May, much can and will very likely happen

Election Commission's cVIGIL app empowers citizens to expose poll code violations, helps authorities take quick action
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Election Commission's cVIGIL app empowers citizens to expose poll code violations, helps authorities take quick action

To quickly identify cases of violation of the Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission has come up with an app called cVIGIL to empower citizens to report violations through videos and photos.

Election Commission announces poll dates; updates: Rajasthan, Telangana to vote on 7 Dec; counting on 11 Dec
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Election Commission announces poll dates; updates: Rajasthan, Telangana to vote on 7 Dec; counting on 11 Dec

Assembly Election 2018 dates LIVE updates: The Election Commission has said that the states of Rajasthan (200 seats) and Telangana (119 seats) will go to polls together on 7 December.