BY POLLS

  • Pritam Munde breaks Modi's Lok Sabha record, secures highest winning margin October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and daughter of late union minister Gopinath Munde polled a staggering 9,22,416 votes in the Beed Lok Sabha by-poll, surpassing the record set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pritam trounced her nearest Congress rival Ashok S. Patil by a margin of over 6,96,321 votes which is...
  • Voting underway in Kairana assembly bypoll in UP October 15, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: Voting is being held on Wednesday for by-election to Kairana Assembly constituency. Returning officer Suresh Kumar Mishra said that polling began on a peaceful note. Eight candidates are in the fray and 2,82,130 people including 1,26,194 women are eligible to exercises their franchise. 275 polling booths have been set up. The...
  • DMK MLA demands by-poll to Jaya's Srirangam assembly seat October 9, 2014

    Chennai: The DMK MLA J Anbazhagan has asked the Tamil Nadu assembly secretary to notify of the Srirangam constituency vacancy, the seat of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa or prepare for legal proceedings. In a letter, Anbazhagan also raised objection to Jayalalithaa's portraits in government offices. Jayalalithaa conviction in the...
  • BJP repeats Lok Sabha election success in Assembly bypoll September 16, 2014

    Kolkata: BJP on Tuesday opened its account in the West Bengal Assembly after a 15year gap by winning the bypoll in the Basirhat Dakshin constituency, while the ruling Trinamool Congress retained the prestigious Chowringhee seat. The BJP last won an Assembly seat in West Bengal in a bypoll in 1999 when...
  • People endorsed TRS rule, KCR says about Medak bypoll September 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: The thumping victory of TRS in the Medak Lok Sabha bypoll in Telangana is an endorsement of the state government's functioning, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Tuesday. "People endorsed what we did in these three months," he told reporters after Telangana Rashtra Samiti nominee K Prabhakar Reddy was...
  • Bypolls: Voting held for 33 Assembly, 3 Lok Sabha seats, counting on September 16 September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Moderate to high turnout today marked the byelections held in 3 Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across ten states in an exercise seen as yet another key test of Narendra Modi government's popularity since it assumed power in May. The polling in the three LS constituenciesVadodara...
  • Over 66 pc polling in Rajasthan bypolls September 13, 2014

    Jaipur: A total of 66.30 per cent electorate on Saturday cast their votes in bypolls to four Assembly seats in Rajasthan. "The voter turn out is 66.30. There were total 8,95,101 lakh eligible voters including 4.24 lakh women in the four constituencies," an Election Commission official said. Twentythree candidates, including four...
  • Sonia, Rahul not to campaign for Uttar Pradesh bypolls August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will not be campaigning for the forthcoming bypolls in Uttar Pradesh. Party sources, however, downplayed it saying the Congress President, by convention, never campaigns in bypolls. The seats going for elections on September 13 include Noida, Lucknow East, Saharanpur Nagar, Bijnore, Thakurdwara,...
  • Lalu Prasad unwell, taken to a Mumbai hospital for checkup August 25, 2014

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been rushed to a Mumbai hospital after he was taken ill on Monday morning. Lalu was airlifted to Mumbai from Delhi following heart ailment, said party sources. He has been admitted in Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute. "This is...
  • Uttar Pradesh struggles with a progressively faltering law and order situation August 8, 2014

    Meerut: Three separate incidences of communal flareups in western UPSaharanpur, Moradabad and Meerut have formed a triangle around the epicenter of the communal cauldron which festered for months in Muzaffarnagar before the last General Elections. The first place to erupt post the General Elections was a small town in Moradabad districtKanth,...
  • Upcoming bypolls, Assembly elections crucial: BJP chief Amit Shah July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Prepare well for the upcoming bypolls and Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah told party MPs in the Parliamentary Board meeting on Thursday. The newlyappointed party chief reportedly asked his party MPs to gear up as the forthcoming elections were very important for the BJP. Crucial...
  • Crucial bypolls held in Uttarakhand July 21, 2014

    Three assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand voted on Monday in byelections, considered crucial for Chief Minister Harish Rawat who will need to get elected to remain in the post. The bypolls held in the three constituencies of Doiwala, Someshwar and Dharchula recorded 52 percent polling, election commission officials said. Inclement weather and heavy...
  • Lalu, Nitish to forge alliance for Bihar Assembly bypolls July 15, 2014

    Patna: After joining hands for Rajya Sabha byelection in June, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal United are in talks for an alliance ahead of the bypolls to Bihar Assembly, say sources. The two parties are also working out on a seat sharing agreement. Lalu's RJD has 21 MLAs and the JDU...
  • Mizoram votes for its lone Lok Sabhs seat April 11, 2014

    Voting for the lone Lok Sabha seat began in Mizoram on Friday morning. Voting is also underway for the Hrangturzo Assembly by-poll. ...
  • Surat West bypoll: 28 per cent voting recorded till noon December 4, 2013

    Nearly 28 per cent polling was recorded till Wednesday noon for the bypolls to Surat West Assembly constituency, an Election Commission official said. "Till noon, 28 per cent polling was recorded.The voting percentage is expected to go higher. No untoward incident has been reported so far," an ECI official said. Surat...
  • DMK candidate, five others file nominations for Yercaud bypoll November 9, 2013

    Chennai: DMK candidate V Maran and five others on Saturday filed their nominations for the December 4 Yercaud (ST) bypoll which is likely to witness a direct faceoff between archrivals DMK and AIADMK. Nominations for the reserved constituency started on Saturday. Election to the hill constituency was necessitated following the death of...
  • TN: AIADMK announces candidate for Yercaud bypoll October 23, 2013

    AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday announced P.Saroja as its candidate to contest the December 4 Yercaud byelection to the state assembly. In a statement in Chennai, party general secretary and Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa announced P.Saroja as the party's official candidate for the byelection. On Oct 11, DMK announced V.Maran as its...
  • Gowda accepts son's resignation after defeat in Lok Sabha by-polls August 28, 2013

    Bangalore: The JDS founder and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda accepted his son and JDS Karnataka State chief HD Kumaraswamy's resignation on Wednesday. He resigned after the JDS suffered a humiliating defeat in last week's Lok Sabha by-polls. Kumaraswamy's wife Anitha also lost by over 1 lakh votes...
  • Veerappa Moily hails Congress victory in Karnataka by-polls August 24, 2013

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Saturday hailed Congress' thumping victory in by-polls for two Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka as a big game changer ahead of general elections. Congress dealt a big blow to the JDS in its heartland when it wrested the Mandya and Bangalore Rural seats from it...
  • Congress ahead of JDS in Karnataka LS bypolls August 24, 2013

    The ruling Congress party candidates were racing ahead of their rival JDS in Mandya and Bangalore rural Lok Sabha constituencies in the August 21 bypolls as counting of votes was taken up on Saturday. Congress' candidate actress Ramya was ahead of her opponent CS Puttaraju by over 12,000 votes while her...
  • Pakistan's biggest by-polls begin for 41 seats on Thursday August 22, 2013

    Pakistan's biggest ever by-polls for 41 national and provincial assembly constituencies began on Thursday in which the ruling party PML-N is likely to have an upper hand. The polling which began at 8 am local time will continue till 5 pm without any break. In all, 522 candidates are contenting for 15...
  • Pakistan: Bypolls for 41 national, provincial assembly constituencies begin today August 22, 2013

    Pakistan's biggest ever bypolls for 41 National and state assembly constituencies began on Thursday in which the ruling party PMLN is likely to have an upper hand. The polling which began at 8 am local time will continue till 5 pm without any break. In all, 522 candidates are contenting for...
  • HP bypolls: Cong candidate Pratibha Singh wins from Mandi June 30, 2013

    Shimla: Congress candidate Pratibha Singh on Sunday won the Mandi Lok Sabha byelection, defeating her nearest BJP rival Jai Ram Thakur by a massive margin of over 1.36 lakh votes. The polling was held in sixteen Assembly segments on June 23, while the exercise was held in rainhit Kinnaur tribal segment...
  • Himachal bypolls: Cong candidate takes unassailable lead in Mandi June 30, 2013

    Shimla: Congress candidate Pratibha Singh on Sunday established an unassailable lead of about 1,10,436 votes over her nearest BJP rival Jai Ram Thakur as counting of votes started for Mandi Lok Sabha byelection. Polling was held on June 23. Pratibha Singh, wife of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, has polled...
  • Himachal Pradesh bypolls: Counting of votes begins in Mandi June 30, 2013

    Shimla: Counting of votes for the Mandi parliamentary bypoll in Himachal Pradesh began at 8 am Sunday and the result is expected by noon, election officials said in Shimla. The fate of four candidates, including two independents, will be decided during the day. Nearly 53 per cent of the 11,24,786 electors...
  • Video CD in circulation against Himachal Congress leader June 15, 2013

    Shimla: A video CD portraying a senior Congress leader from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi with a woman is in circulation in the district ahead of the Mandi Lok Sabha bypoll June 23, police officials said on Friday, adding a case will be filed. "We have received a complaint on circulation of a...
  • Maharajganj bypoll puts JDU's rift with BJP over Modi in focus June 7, 2013

    The setback in Maharajganj bypoll has put a question mark over JDU's growing rift with the BJP over Narendra Modi. While Nitish Kumar continues to play truant, the writing on the wall is clear JDU will have a hard time in Bihar without BJP's support. ...
  • Maharajganj bypoll defeat does not reflect people's mood: BJP June 7, 2013

    RJD's Prabhunath Singh swept the Maharajganj bypoll with a massive 1.36 lakh vote margin on Thursday. "Maharajganj bypoll defeat does not reflect the mood of the people of Bihar. The defeat is of concern to us naturally and we will look into it and see what happened," said BJP leader...
  • BJP gifted Howrah seat to Mamata for deserting UPA: Cong June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after drubbing in Howrah Lok Sabha byelection, the Congress on Thursday sought to attribute the Trinamool Congress's win to a "nexus between Mamata Banerjee's party and the BJP", saying it was the latter's "gift" to Banerjee for walking out of the UPA. The party claimed that...
  • The Last Word: What do Gujarat, Bihar bypolls results mean for Modi, Nitish? June 6, 2013

    While CM Narendra Modi emerged victorious in Gujarat, his rival within the Bharatiya Janata Party, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar lost bypoll to the Maharajganj seat in the state. ...