Polls

  • Modi government's honeymoon period over: Congress on bypoll results 21 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday termed the results of Assembly bypolls, in which BJP suffered major reverses, as "good omen" for the secular forces and said it should ring alarm bells in the saffron party as people have rejected the "politics of polarisation". Saying that "Modi government's honeymoon period with...
  • BJP repeats Lok Sabha election success in Assembly by-poll Yesterday

    Kolkata: BJP on Tuesday opened its account in the West Bengal Assembly after a 15-year 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 Yesterday

    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...
  • JNUSU polls result likely to be announced today 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The result for students' union polls of Jawaharlal Nehru University are expected to be announced on Sunday. More than 54 per cent students exercised their franchise in the students' union polls of JNU, where women's safety and hostel facilities surfaced as the key issues. While seven candidates from major...
  • Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after new Scotland polls 3 days ago

    Edinburgh: The fate of the United Kingdom remained unclear five days before a historic referendum on Scottish independence as three new polls on Saturday showed a slight lead for supporters of the union, but one saying the separatist campaign was pulling ahead. On the final weekend of campaigning, tens of thousands...
  • Bypolls: Voting held for 33 Assembly, 3 Lok Sabha seats, counting on September 16 3 days ago

    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 constituencies--Vadodara...
  • BJP president congratulates ABVP on its victory in DUSU polls 4 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday congratulated the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad for sweeping the Delhi University Students' Union elections by winning all the four posts after a gap of 18 years. "I congratulate ABVP for winning all 4 panels in DUSU elections. The students & karyakartas of DU...
  • DUSU polls witness Modi wave, BJP-affiliated ABVP wins all 4 seats 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi wave was witnessed in the Delhi University Student Union polls as the Bharatiya Janata Party affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarti Parishad (ABVP) won all four seats on Saturday. Mohit Nagar won the president post, Pravesh Malik - vice president, Ameet Sidhu - secretary and Ashutosh Mathur -...
  • Over 66 pc polling in Rajasthan bypolls 3 days ago

    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. Twenty-three candidates, including four...
  • FIR lodged against Yogi Adityanath for poll code violation 4 days ago

    Noida: An FIR has been lodged against BJP MP Yogi Adityanath for allegedly invoking religion while addressing a rally in support of the party candidate for assembly bypolls here, officials said Friday. The FIR for violating the Model Code of Conduct was lodged by the District Election Officer last night on...
  • DU, JNU go to polls, results to be announced on Saturday 5 days ago

    New Delhi: It is a big day for the student unions as elections in Delhi University (DU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) are being held on Friday. The results of the student union polls will be announced on Saturday. In a different pattern that seems to be emerging in the elections,...
  • Maharashtra polls:Congress targets Modi Government, NCP accentuates performance 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Even as deadlock on seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly polls continues between Congress and NCP, the allies have published separate campaign material with one targeting the Narendra Modi Government and the other highlighting its achievements during the 15-year state tenure. In its campaign booklet, the Congress has targeted the 100-day-old...
  • EC issues show-cause notice to BJP's Yogi Adityanath for violation of poll code 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued show-cause notice to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath for alleged violation of poll code. Yogi Adityanath had given some inflammatory speech at Noida on September 7 at a public meeting. The Commission found that prima facie there was violation of model code...
  • CPI asks President to stop L-G from inviting BJP to form Delhi government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Tuesday sought President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention to ensure that Delhi's Lt Governor does not invite the BJP to form government in Delhi saying it will be unconstitutional and demanded fresh polls. "Please direct the Lt Governor of Delhi that he should not...
  • Talks after allocation of seats to Mahayuti partners: Eknath Khadse 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena and BJP will hold further discussions on seat sharing for the ensuing Assembly polls after seat allocation among the other Mahayuti alliance partners is resolved, a senior state BJP leader said on Wednesday. "We (Sena and BJP) will discuss the seat sharing after finalising the seat allocation...
  • SAD-INLD will form government in Haryana, says Sukhbir Badal 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: In what may not go down well with Shiromani Akali Dal's ally BJP, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tueday said that the INLD-SAD alliance would form the next government in Haryana. "We (SAD-INLD) will form the next government in Haryana," Badal, who is also SAD President,...
  • British markets spooked by poll showing Scots may vote to break up UK September 9, 2014

    London: British financial markets tumbled on Monday after an opinion poll showed for the first time that Scots may vote for independence in a referendum next week, breaking up the United Kingdom. The survey prompted concern bordering on panic among Britain's ruling elite, with Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative-led government promising...
  • Poll shows rival Scottish independence camps neck-and-neck September 9, 2014

    Edinburgh: The rival campaigns in Scotland's fight over independence are running neck-and-neck nine days before the referendum, with a surge in support for those who wish to break away from the United Kingdom, a TNS poll showed on Tuesday. The number of people saying they would vote "No" to independence had...
  • Assembly elections in states likely in two phases in October and December September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is set to announce the schedule for the upcoming assembly elections this week, with polling in Haryana and Maharashtra to be clubbed together in October while elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand would be held in December, sources in the poll panel here said. Informed...
  • Omar Abdullah against delay in J&K polls due to flood-crisis September 7, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah opposed any delay in holding the Assembly polls in the state on the plea of floods and said there would be no difficulty in holding the elections on time. "It (delay in polls on the plea of flood situation) should not happened. If...
  • Election fever grips Delhi University September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University authorities are gearing up to ensure smooth conduct of the September 12 students union polls for which campaigning process has intensified. "With the nomination process coming to an end, we have started making the arrangements for the EVMs. DU is the only Indian university to use electronic...
  • Sharad Pawar launches NCP's poll campaign for Maharashtra September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Saturday launched his party's campaign for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, expressing hope that the people would "elect us for the fourth consecutive term." "There was talk of "a wave" in the country during the Lok Sabha polls. However, the results of Lok Sabha polls and...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal vows to stop BJP from forming government, wants President to step in September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing BJP of trying to form government in Delhi through "horse trading", Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said Aam Aadmi Party will seek the President's intervention to ensure that the saffron party does not get an invitation "under any circumstances" from the Lt Governor. "How will BJP form government?...
  • Congress challenges BJP over government formation in Delhi September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is keeping up the attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party over government formation in Delhi claiming that they are scared of the voters' verdict. "BJP was the largest largest party in the December elections. They could have formed the government then. If the BJP is not...
  • NSUI wins Panjab University student union poll September 5, 2014

    Chandigarh: Congress' student wing, the NSUI-led alliance dominated the Panjab University Campus Students' Council (PUCSC) election on Friday winning three out of four office bearers' post. Divyanshu Budhiraja of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), from the National Students Union of India (NSUI), was declared elected as president after...
  • NSUI, AISA aim to garner northeast students' votes using racism as issue for upcoming DU polls September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Students organisations are trying hard to garner votes of northeast students in the upcoming Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls, with "ending racial discrimination" becoming an important issue in their manifestos. In their manifestos, the Congress' student wing National Students' Union of India (NSUI) and Left-wing All India Students'...
  • EC team to visit J&K shortly to review security for polls: DGP September 3, 2014

    Kathua: Asserting that security forces will create a conducive atmosphere for Jammu and Kashmir elections, DGP K Rajendra Kumar on Wednesday said Election Commission officials will visit the state shortly to review the security situation and availability of forces for the polls. "Election Commission officials will be visiting the state shortly...
  • Modi government failed to fulfil its poll promises in 100 days: Sitaram Yechury September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: On the completion of the Narendra Modi government's 100 days, senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said that the government did not present a blueprint for the first 100 days in the joint session of Parliament convened after general elections. Measuring performance against poll promises, the Left leader said...
  • Sonia, Rahul not to campaign for Uttar Pradesh by-polls August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will not be campaigning for the forthcoming by-polls in Uttar Pradesh. Party sources, however, downplayed it saying the Congress President, by convention, never campaigns in by-polls. The seats going for elections on September 13 include Noida, Lucknow East, Saharanpur Nagar, Bijnore, Thakurdwara,...
  • 100 days of Modi government: The hits and misses August 28, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to complete 100 days in office. CNBC-TV 18 CEOs' poll rates Modi's overall performance to be 7.8/10. Speedy decision making and taking steps in the right direction have been accounted as the government's biggest achievement. ...