Bypoll

  • Peaceful balloting continues in Bihar bypolls 1 hour 1 minutes ago

    Voting for the by-election in 10 assembly constituencies in Bihar began Thursday on a peaceful note, officials said. Voters were seen queuing up to exercise their franchise in most of the constituencies after 7 a.m., officials said, adding there were no reports of violence. "Voting is underway and around eight percent polling...
  • Peaceful voting in Madhya Pradesh by-polls 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    Voting was peaceful Thursday in the by-elections that were held in three Madhya Pradesh assembly constituencies, officials said. Voters were seen queuing up to exercise their franchise at 7 am in Vijayraghavgarh, Bahoriband and Agar assembly constituencies, officials said. Over six lakh voters in the three constituencies are eligible to exercise their...
  • Assembly bypolls LIVE: 8 per cent voter turnout till 9 am 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    Bypolls to 10 Assembly seats in Bihar on Thursday kickstarted on Thursday. It will establish whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi's magic is still working in the state or that of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, who have claimed a winning formula in allying. The bypoll, the first major political...
  • Assembly bypolls to test strength of regrouped Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar 19 hours 30 minutes ago

    Bypolls to 10 Assembly seats in Bihar on August 21 will establish whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi's magic is still working in the state or that of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, who have claimed a winning formula in allying. The bypoll, the first major political event after the general elections...
  • Bihar Legislative Council bypolls to be held on September 11 Yesterday

    By-election to two Bihar Legislative Council seats, which fell vacant following the resignation of sitting members, will be held on September 11, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday. The Siwan Local Authority Constituency seat fell vacant following resignation of Manoj Kumar Singh, while a general seat fell vacant after sitting MLC...
  • Assembly Bypolls: Over 8.95 lakh voters to cast their ballots for 4 Rajasthan seats 3 days ago

    Over 8.95 lakh voters would cast their franchise for the four Assembly seats slated to go for by-polls on September 13 in the state, an official said on Sunday. Of these, there would be 4.70 lakh men and 4.24 lakh women voters, Dr Govind Sharma, Chief Election Officer said in Jaipur. Constituency...
  • Ramgopal Yadav rules out Amar Singh's return into Samajwadi Party 3 days ago

    Samajwadi Party national general secretary Ramgopal Yadav on Sunday ruled out the possibility of taking former party leader Amar Singh back in the party. "There is no possibility of taking Amar Singh back in party. So far no such matter has been raised in the party by anyone," Yadav said in...
  • JMM authorises party chief Shibu Soren to explore pre-poll alliance 6 days ago

    JMM supremo Shibu Soren was on Thursday authorised by the party to take a final decision on matters relating to pre-poll alliance with "secular and progressive" political parties.. The decision was taken after the party's Central Committee meeting, chaired by Shibu Soren, decided that all secular and progressive political parties should...
  • BJP requests EC to remove Madhubani SP from poll duty 1 week ago

    A BJP delegation on Wednesday petitioned the Election Commission (EC) to take away Madhubani Superintendent of Police Mohammad Rahman from election duty. The delegation led by BJP state Vice-President and MLA Usha Vidyarthi, as well as state General Secretary Sanjeev Chaurasia met Bihar Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak and...
  • Sushil Kumar Modi warns people against Nitish's 'double role' August 10, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday asked people to be on guard against the "double role" of former state chief minister Nitish Kumar while voting in the Assembly bypolls on August 21. Modi, who had been the deputy chief minister under Kumar, alleged that the senior JD(U) leader talks...
  • NCP pledges support to JD(U), RJD and Congress alliance in Assembly bypolls August 9, 2014

    Nationalist Congress Party on Saturday pledged unconditional support to the Janata Dal-United-Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress alliance for the August 21 bypoll to 10 assembly seats in Bihar to keep the Bharatiya Janaat Party away from power. NCP General Secretary Tariq Anwar said the party is not contesting on any of the 10...
  • Assembly bypolls: Samajwadi Party announces three more candidates August 9, 2014

    The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday announced candidates for three more Assembly seats, for which by-elections are to be held. Former MLA Vachaspati Pasi has been nominated for Sirathu seat, Kaptan Singh Rajput for Chakhari and Mahendra Singh Patel for Rohania, SP national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav...
  • RJD asks leaders to avoid commenting on alliance leadership ahead of Assembly bypolls August 8, 2014

    The RJD has decided not to make any further statement on the leadership of the JD(U), Congress, RJD alliance in Bihar ahead of the byelections to the ten Assembly seats. The move comes after comments of Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi that Nitish Kumar would be the Chief Minister if the...
  • Dirty politics: Were communal riots in UP West orchestrated for gains in bypolls? August 7, 2014

    Out of 24 riots in Uttar Pradesh since May 16, most of the communal frenzy incidents took place in the UP West region, which is home to half of the total assembly constituencies where bypolls are to be held in November, a report published in TOI said. Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh has...
  • Assembly bypolls: 94 candidates to fight it out for 10 seats August 8, 2014

    The stage for the electoral battle has been set as a total of 94 candidates from different parties are at loggerheads to compete for the 10 seats in the upcoming assembly bypolls in Bihar, a report published in TOI said. The elections for the 10 assembly seats will be held on August...
  • 94 candidates in fray for Assembly bypolls August 6, 2014

    A total of 94 candidates are in the fray for by-elections to 10Bihar Assembly seats to be held on August 21 after the last date of withdrawal of nominations got over today. Bihar Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak said altogether 104 persons had filed nomination papers to contest the by-polls of which eight of...
  • Assembly bypolls: JD(U), RJD and Congress state chiefs to campaign together August 6, 2014

    Though suspense continued whether Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar would share dais during bypoll in 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, Congress on Wednesday said state presidents of the three parties would campaign jointly in the election. "It has been decided that state Presidents of JD(U), RJD and Congress will campaign in...
  • JD(U) will be blanked out in Assembly bypoll: Upendra Kushwaha August 3, 2014

    RSLP president and Union Minister of State for Rural Development Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday hit out at the JD(U) claiming that it has completely lost touch with the masses and would be blanked out in the August 25 Assembly bypoll in Bihar. "The JD(U) is no longer a political party as...
  • JDU, RJD and Congress announce sealing the deal in Bihar July 30, 2014

    Patna: Seeking to buck the trend of recent Parliamentary election in which BJP decimated them, JDU, RJD and Congress on Wednesday announced alliance among the three for bypoll in 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, considered as semi-final before the crucial state poll in 2015. As per seat-sharing arrangements reached by...
  • Bypoll winners sworn-in as members of state assembly July 28, 2014

    Three-newly elected Congress MLAs in Uttarakhand, including Chief Minister Harish Rawat, were sworn-in on Monday as members of the state assembly by Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal. Rawat, Hira Singh Bisht and Rekha Arya took the oath at a simple ceremony held in the Speaker's chamber in Vidhan Bhawan here. Talking to reporters...
  • After a gap of 24 years, Bihar to witness Lalu and Nitish campaigning together July 28, 2014

    Two former chief ministers of Bihar - JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and RJD president Lalu Prasad - will be campaigning together for the upcoming by-elections for 10 assembly seats after a long gap of 24 years. Bihar JD(U) president Bashishtha Narayan Singh has said that the two will campaign together for...
  • Sonia Gandhi thanks people of Uttarakhand for by-poll victory July 26, 2014

    Sonia Gandhi today said Congress's victory in recent assembly bye-elections in Uttarakhand "reflects people's disenchantment with BJP whose government at the Centre has failed to deliver on its promises". "It is an indication that people are looking towards Congress once again with hope," a release issued by Uttarakhand government in Dehradun...
  • JD(U), RJD and Congress reach agreement for Bihar by-polls July 26, 2014

    JD(U), RJD and Congress have reached an understanding to contest 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, going to bypoll next month, together. A final announcement of the alliance and seats each of them would contest would be made after former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returns to Patna from Mumbai on July 30. Coming...
  • Assembly bypolls: Seat sharing pact sealed between JD(U), RJD, Congress July 26, 2014

    In a major political development in Bihar, the 'secular' parties have joined hands to fight "communal" BJP in the upcoming Assembly by-elections. According to the sources, as the three parties finalised the deal, the JD(U) will contest 3 seats, RJD 5 and Congress 2. The so called non-secular show of Narendra Modi...
  • Rawat described victory as people's blessing to Congress July 25, 2014

    With the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand winning all the three Assembly seats in a bypoll, Chief Minister Harish Rawat described the victory as the people's blessing to the party. "Our victory on the three seats is the people's blessing to the party and has increased our responsibility manifold. We shall have...
  • Uttarakhand bypoll: Congress sweeps all 3 seats, CM wins by over 19,000 votes July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The bypoll results of Uttarakhand came as a huge blow for the Bharatiya Janata Party as the Congress won all three Assembly seats on Friday. Chief Minister Harish Rawat defeated BJP's BD Joshi in Dharchula seat by a margin of over 19,000 votes. Senior Congress leader Hira Singh Bisht...
  • Assembly bypolls: Congress sweeps all three seats; CM Rawat wins Dharchula July 25, 2014

    It came as a blow to the BJP as Congress registered massive victory on all the three seats of Dharchula, Doiwala and Someshwar in the Assembly bypolls.  Chief Minister Harish Rawat won the Dharchula Assembly seat with a margin of 20,604 votes on Friday. Rawat, who took charge as the eighth...
  • Crucial by-polls held in Uttarakhand July 21, 2014

    Three assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand voted on Monday in by-elections, considered crucial for Chief Minister Harish Rawat who will need to get elected to remain in the post. The by-polls held in the three constituencies of Doiwala, Someshwar and Dharchula recorded 52 percent polling, election commission officials said. Inclement weather and heavy...
  • Uttarakhand CM expresses gratitude to senior UKD leader Airi for his supporting July 4, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday expressed gratitude to senior Uttarkhand Kranti Dal leader Kashi Singh Airi for supporting his candidature from Dharchula Assembly seat where a bypoll is being held on July 21. Airi is a senior leader of UKD, which had spearheaded the movement of statehood for Uttarkhand,...
  • JD(U) recommends ending Assembly membership of 4 rebels June 22, 2014

    Rattled by activities of dissidents during the recent Rajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar, ruling JD(U) on Sunday decided to crack the whip on four of them and recommended the assembly speaker to end their membership for "consistent anti-party activities". JD(U) Chief Whip Shrawan Kumar in a letter to Speaker Udai Narayan...