Bypoll

  • JDU, RJD and Congress announce sealing the deal in Bihar 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • NCP won't field nominee against Munde family for LS bypoll: Sharad Pawar June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP will not field any candidate for Beed Lok Sabha bypoll if BJP were to field a member of Gopinath Munde's family, Sharad Pawar said on Saturday. He was speaking at an all party condolence meeting for Munde, former Union minister, who passed away after a road accident on...
  • Rajya Sabha bypolls: Nitish hints at grand secular alliance against BJP June 21, 2014

    Buoyed by his party's victory, with the support of RJD and Congress in theRajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar, JD(U)supremo Nitish Kumar on Friday said that this was the start of coming together of "secular forces" against the BJP. "A start of such a wider golbandi (coming together) against BJP started from Bihar yesterday and this...
  • Congress seeks report on two MLAs cross-voting in Rajya Sabha bypoll June 20, 2014

    Taking strong note of two MLAs indulging in cross-voting in Rajya Sabha bypoll in Bihar, the Congress High Command has sought a report from state unit for initiating disciplinary action against them, party sources said on Friday. "Bihar Congress on Thursday had informed the party central leadership over telephone about cross...
  • Congress hails Lalu-Nitish alliance, terms it as a 'good beginning' June 19, 2014

    Congress on Thursday hailed as "good beginning" the rivals Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar shaking hands after 20 years for Rajya Sabhya bypolls in Bihar saying it will be "great if a grand alliance happens" in future. The two parties coming together has led to the victory of two JD(U) candidates...
  • Rajya Sabha bypolls: JD(U) faces spectre of cross-voting June 19, 2014

    Voting in the by-election for two Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar began on Thursday with nearly a dozen rebel legislators of the ruling JD(U) voting for two independent candidates instead of the party's official nominees, a leader in Patna said. "We have definite information that nearly a dozen rebel party legislators...
  • Voting for 2 RS seats continues, 13 JD(U) MLAs accused of cross-voting June 19, 2014

    An election for two Rajya Sabha seats in the state will take place today amidst once bitter rivals Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar supporting each other. Lalu’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will support two candidates of Nitish’s Janata Dal United (JDU). According to reports Nitish on Saturday had called Lalu...
  • Assembly bypoll in Uttarakhand next month June 19, 2014

    Bypoll to three assembly seats in Uttarakhand, including Dharchula from where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is likely to contest, will be held on July 21. Rawat was an MP from Haridwar when he took over from Vijay Bahuguna as the Chief Minister on February 1 and has to ensure his entry...
  • RJD to support JD(U) in Rajya Sabha bypoll June 18, 2014

    Ending days of speculation, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad announced his party's support to the ruling JD-U's two candidates in the Rajya Sabha by-election on Thursday. "RJD will support JD-U's two candidates in the Rajya Sabha by-election to defeat BJP's game plan," he said at a press conference after holding...
  • Rebels keep JD-U on tenterhooks ahead of RS bypoll in Bihar June 18, 2014

    Trouble seemed to be brewing for the ruling JD(U) ahead of the Rajya Sabha bypoll in Bihar on June 19 with a dissident leader claiming that 33 MLAs skipped the legislature party meeting in Patna on Tuesday evening. Party chief Sharad Yadav tried to play down absence of a large number...
  • RJD, JD(U) to hold separate meet today on Rajya Sabha bypolls June 17, 2014

    Holding the key to bypoll for two Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar, RJD, which has been approached by JD(U) to ensure victory of its candidates in view of potential challenge from rebels and BJP, decided to hold its Legislature party meeting in Patna on Tuesday to firm up strategy. RJD Legislature...
  • Bihar bypoll: Nitish Kumar seeks Lalu Prasad's support for 2 Rajya Sabha seats June 14, 2014

    Patna: Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar's on Saturday sought Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's support in the coming bypoll for two Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar. "I have talked to Lalu Prasad, Congress state chief Ashok Choudhary, its legislature party leader Sadanand Singh and CPI secretary Rajendra Singh seeking...
  • Congress declares candidates for 3 Assembly by-polls in Bihar April 12, 2014

    The Congress in Bihar on Saturday declared its candidate for Maharajganj Assembly seat with a "hope" that ally RJD will not field its nominee but said if Lalu Prasad's party still decided to contest this and two other seats in the bypolls it was ready for a "friendly" fight. Congress has nominated Kutul...
  • Gujarat bypoll: BJP retains Surat West by huge margin December 8, 2013

    Surat: Ruling BJP on Sunday retained the Surat West Assembly constituency, where a bypoll was held, defeating the Congress by an overwhelming margin. Purnesh Modi of BJP trounced his Congress rival DL Patel by more than 66,000 votes. With this, the ruling party's seat tally has gone up to 120...
  • EC rejects Jayalalithaa's defence, asks her to be careful December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Rejecting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's defence on Model Code of Conduct violation, the Election Commission on Friday advised her to be careful in future and not announce new schemes during elections to lure voters. The Commission also asked various political parties, especially their leaders, to scrupulously follow...
  • Surat West by-poll: 28 per cent voting recorded till noon December 4, 2013

    Nearly 28 per cent polling was recorded till Wednesday noon for the by-polls 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...
  • Jayalalithaa replies to EC notice, says didn't violate code of conduct December 3, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha on Monday replied to the Election Commission notice for prima facie violation of the Model Code of Conduct by announcing new schemes ahead of December 4 Yercaud Assembly bypoll. The Commission asked her to reply to its notice by 5 pm on Tuesday...
  • EC notice to Jaya for 'violation' of model code of conduct December 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday issued a notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for prima-facie violation of the Model Code of Conduct by announcing new schemes ahead of December 4 Yercaud Assembly bypoll. The Commission asked her to reply to its notice by 5 PM on...
  • 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) by-poll which is likely to witness a direct face-off between archrivals DMK and AIADMK. Nominations for the reserved constituency started on Saturday. Election to the hill constituency was necessitated following the death of...