Bypolls

  • Crucial by-polls held in Uttarakhand Yesterday

    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...
  • TN: AIADMK announces candidate for Yercaud by-poll October 23, 2013

    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 as its...
  • Maharashtra: Gopinath Munde's nephew meets Raj Thackeray ahead of Council by-poll August 28, 2013

    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 the...
  • Karnataka by-polls: Sonia congratulates Siddaramaiah for winning both seats August 24, 2013

    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 to...
  • Congress will win more than 20 seats in 2014 LS polls: Siddaramaiah August 24, 2013

    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 and...
  • Karnataka by-polls: Siddaramaiah humbles Gowdas on a sad Saturday August 24, 2013

    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 August 24, 2013

    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 August 24, 2013

    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 Congress...
  • PML-N consolidates position as Pakistan by-polls results pour in August 23, 2013

    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 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...