Bypolls

  • Congress declares candidates for 3 Assembly by-polls in Bihar 12-04-2014 10:46 PM

    The Congress in Bihar on Saturday declared its candidate for MaharajganjAssembly 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 thebypolls it was ready for a "friendly" fight. Congress has nominated...
  • Gujarat bypoll: BJP retains Surat West by huge margin 08-12-2013 02:13 PM

    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 06-12-2013 07:47 PM

    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...
  • Surat West by-poll: 28 per cent voting recorded till noon 04-12-2013 03:17 PM

    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....
  • Jayalalithaa replies to EC notice, says didn't violate code of conduct 03-12-2013 11:35 AM

    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 02-12-2013 08:47 PM

    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 09-11-2013 08:20 PM

    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...
  • TN: AIADMK announces candidate for Yercaud by-poll 23-10-2013 01:04 PM

    AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday announced P.Saroja as its candidate to contest the December 4 Yercaud by-election 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 by-election. On Oct 11, DMK announced V.Maran...
  • Maharashtra: Gopinath Munde's nephew meets Raj Thackeray ahead of Council by-poll 28-08-2013 09:42 PM

    Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde's estranged nephew Dhananjay on Wednesday met MNS chief Raj Thackeray, ahead of the September 2 bypoll to Maharashtra Legislative Council, where he is contesting as NCP nominee. The meeting, at the MNS chief's Dadar residence, comes after BJP announced support for an Independent candidate. After...
  • Karnataka by-polls: Sonia congratulates Siddaramaiah for winning both seats 24-08-2013 07:45 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi congratulated Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his team on Saturday for winning the Lok Sabha bypolls for Bangalore Rural and Mandya seats. "Your efforts have yielded results. I congratulate you and your team. Take the state forward with your good work," Gandhi told Siddaramaiah over phone, according...
  • Congress will win more than 20 seats in 2014 LS polls: Siddaramaiah 24-08-2013 04:48 PM

    Buoyed by Congress victory in the Lok Sabha bypolls for Mandya and Bangalore Rural seats, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday expressed confidence about winning more than 20 of the 28 seats in the state in the 2014 general elections. "From the positive results in Lok Sabha byelections to Mandya...
  • Karnataka by-polls: Siddaramaiah humbles Gowdas on a sad Saturday 24-08-2013 01:40 PM

    It is a sad Saturday for the Gowdas. Their arch rival, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has humbled his onetime masters, the powerful Gowda clan, in their bastion Bangalore Rural and Mandya. The victory is not unexpected. The Congress, which returned to power after 9 years in the Assembly elections held...
  • Karnataka by-polls: Congress wins both Bangalore Rural, Mandya seats 24-08-2013 12:36 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka by-poll results on Saturday came as a big blow to Janata Dal Secular as the Congress has decimated the party in its bastion Bangalore Rural and Mandya Lok Sabha seats. The Congress won both the seats with heavy margin. Congress MLA DK Suresh won Bangalore Rural constituency by...
  • Congress wins Karnataka by-polls by heavy margin 24-08-2013 09:59 AM

    Bangalore: 11:35 am: Congress leader and actress Ramya wins from Mandya Lok Sabha seat by 50,000 votes. 11:05 am: Congress MLA DK Suresh defeats former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's wife Anitha by 1 lakh votes in Bangalore Rural constituency. 10:50 am: Seventy five per cent counting is over and the...
  • PML-N consolidates position as Pakistan by-polls results pour in 23-08-2013 02:09 AM

    Pakistan's biggest ever by-polls for 41 national and provincial assembly constituencies ended on Thursday with many women unable to vote in the elections in which the ruling PML-N appeared to have consolidated its position. As per unofficial results, PML-N clinched 5 National Assembly seats, with PPP, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Muttahida...
  • Pakistan's biggest by-polls begin for 41 seats on Thursday 22-08-2013 06:16 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan: By-polls for 41 national, provincial assembly constituencies begin today 22-08-2013 12:13 PM

    Pakistan's biggest ever by-polls for 41 National and state 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...
  • Two key by-polls underway in Karnataka; crucial day for Congress 21-08-2013 09:32 AM

    Bangalore: It is a crucial day for the Congress in Karnataka as by-polls began in Mandya and Bangalore Rural constituencies on Wednesday. It's the first election in Karnataka after the Congress's Siddaramaiah took over as CM and he has to prove himself to his party. In a tough contest, the...
  • Karnataka: Major test for Congress in Lok Sabha bypolls 20-08-2013 07:56 PM

    Bengaluru: It is the Congress's turn to prove itself in Karnataka with the first election in the state Siddaramaiah took over as the Chief Minister. The Congress is battling against arch-rival JDS in two Lok Sabha by-elections, Mandya and Bangalore Rural, both strong Vokkaliga regions that the JDS had reigned...
  • Karnataka: 2 key by-polls on Wednesday, major test for Congress 20-08-2013 08:32 AM

    Bangalore: The Congress has a major test coming up in Karnataka as by-polls for two crucial Lok Sabha constituencies will be held on Wednesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party has joined hands with the JDS posing a direct challenge to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. It's the first election in Karnataka after the...
  • Himachal by-elections: Polling begins in Kinnaur district 27-06-2013 11:30 AM

    Shimla: Polling for the second phase of Mandi parliamentary constituency began on Thursday in Himachal Pradesh's rain-ravaged Kinnaur district. Electors could be seen reaching polling stations even before voting started at 8 am. The vote cast will continue till 5 pm. "There has been no report of any delay in...
  • Mandi bypoll result would deflate Congress claims: BJP 27-06-2013 12:14 AM

    Shimla: The tall claims of huge victory in Mandi Lok Sabha bypoll being made by Congress would be deflated when the result of the elections will be declared, former minister and BJP candidate from the seat Jai Ram Thakur said on Shimla. Thakur told reporters Shimla that inspite of "brazen...
  • Himachal by-poll: Mandi records 52 per cent voting 23-06-2013 12:45 PM

    Shimla: Nearly 52 per cent electorate of sixteen out of seventeen Assembly segments on Sunday exercised their franchise for the Mandi Lok Sabha by-poll which passed of peacefully. The electorate of rain ravaged Kinnaur constituency would cast their votes on June 27 and counting of votes would take place on...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Polling for Mandi Lok Sabha bypoll begins 23-06-2013 09:41 AM

    Himachal Pradesh: Polling for Mandi Lok Sabha bypoll begins Shimla: Polling for the parliamentary constituency of Mandi in Himachal Pradesh began Sunday amid tight security, election officials said here. However, voting in the landslide-hit Kinnaur district, part of the constituency, will be on June 27. The vote count will be...
  • RJD will thrash both BJP, JD(U) in next polls: Lalu 16-06-2013 11:45 PM

    Taking a jibe at both BJP and JD(U) which split on Sunday, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said, "These two parties will now starting fighting with each other on the streets, the people will take note of this. We were given votes in the Maharajgunj bypolls. We will trash both these...
  • Gujarat by-polls do not reflect the nation's mood: Sheila Dikshit 07-06-2013 02:31 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit criticised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's comment that the Gujarat by-poll reflected the country's sentiments. ...
  • Bihar by-poll: We will introspect, says JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav 06-06-2013 02:17 PM

    Reacting to the Janata Dal United's loss in the Maharajganj by-poll in Bihar, party chief Sharad Yadav said, "It was RJD's seat but we will introspect because the margin of loss has increased," Sharad Yadav said. ...
  • Bihar by-poll: Lalu Prasad celebrating too early, says Nitish Kumar 06-06-2013 11:11 AM

    Patna: A day after the Janata Dal United suffered a big blow in the Maharajgang by-polls, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad is celebrating too early. RJD's Prabhunath Singh trounced JD(U) candidate and state Education Minister PK Shahi in the Maharajganj Lok...
  • Bihar by-poll: RJD's winning candidate Prabhunath Singh faces arrest 06-06-2013 09:35 AM

    Patna: A day after his election win by a huge margin in the Maharajganj by-poll, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Prabhunath Singh is now facing arrest. Prabunath has been charged for misbehaving with a trainee IAS officer and a senior district official on poll duty during the by-poll. His anticipatory bail...
  • Modi's leadership helped BJP win Gujarat by-polls: Jaitley 06-06-2013 08:36 AM

    New Delhi: The clamour for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to be made Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign committee chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections has grown. With only a day to go for the national executive meet, sources tell CNN-IBN that BJP President Rajnath Singh is willing to concede...