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Assembly Elections 2023 Highlights: Chhattisgarh CM wants CRPF vehicles to be checked

Nov 02, 2023 11:16 PM IST

Assembly Election 2023 Highlights: Follow latest news on the upcoming assembly elections in Mizoram, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Chhattisgarh.

As the dates for the legislative assembly elections in five states draw near, political leaders have begun their campaigns, engaging in verbal clashes.

The election campaign heats up in five states, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Chhattisgarh.(File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also address a rally in election-bound Chhattisgarh on Thursday, his first public meeting in the Congress-ruled state after the announcement of the poll schedule.

The PM’s rally will be held in the Naxalite-hit Kanker district that is going to polls in the first phase of two-phased polls in the state, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) functionary said.

Legislative assembly elections are scheduled to take place in five states next month. Mizoram will vote on November 7 while voting in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases on November 7 and November 17. Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Telangana will go to the polls on November 17, 25 and 30 respectively. The counting of votes will take place on December 3.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 11:01 PM

    Nomination filing process for Telangana assembly polls begins on Nov 3

    The nomination filing process for the November 30 Telangana Assembly poll in would begin on Friday with a gazette notification being issued for the conduct of election. Nominations can be filed from 11 AM to 3 PM on working days from November 3 to 10, an official release said on Thursday. The nominations would be scrutinized on November 13 and November 15 is the last date for withdrawal of candidatures, according to the schedule of election. Polling would be held on November 30 and counting of votes would be taken up on December 3.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 09:44 PM

    Raj polls: 32 with criminal background file nomination in last 4 days

    Thirty-two candidates with criminal background have filed nomination papers for the Rajasthan Assembly elections in the last four days, an official said on Thursday.

    Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Gupta said 241 candidates have filed nomination papers across the state in the last four days.

    Of the total, 32 candidates have criminal backgrounds, he said.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 08:57 PM

    ‘We are sure to have a landslide victory in Mizoram election’: ZPM's CM candidate Lalduhoma

    Lalduhoma, the chief ministerial face of the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM), on Thursday, exuded confidence that his party is going to win the upcoming assembly election in the state with a landslide majority without having to ally with any other party.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 08:13 PM

    439 crore seized from poll-bound Telangana since model code came into force

    A total of 439 crore worth cash, gold, liquor and other possible inducements has been seized in the state, since the model code of conduct came into force on October 9, the Chief Electoral Officer has said.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 06:47 PM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: CPI(M) announces first list of 17 seats in T'gana after pre-poll alliance talks with Congress fail

    After failing to reach a seat sharing agreement with the Congress, the Telangana unit of CPI(M) on Thursday released its first list of 17 seats for the upcoming assembly polls in the state.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 06:02 PM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: Telangana BJP chief Kishan Reddy not likely to contest in assembly polls; Lankala Deepak Reddy to take on Azharuddin

    The names of two BJP parliament members G Kishan Reddy and K Laxman who earlier unsuccessfully contested in the Telangana assembly do not figure in the list of 35 candidates announced by the saffron party for the November 30 polls on Thursday. The BJP has fielded Lankala Deepak Reddy against cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin (Congress) in Jubilee Hills constituency.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 05:20 PM

    KCR slams Cong leaders' stand on govt schemes; says BRS must win for development to continue in Telangana

    BRS president and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday said the party should win the upcoming assembly polls if the pace of development is to continue in the state. Addressing a poll rally at Nirmal, he said the state has made rapid strides in progress since 2014 and highlighted that the state has not had any communal disturbances during BRS regime, thanks to which there has been no need to impose any curfews.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 04:38 PM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: BJP releases third list of 35 candidates for Telangana assembly elections

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released a list of 35 candidates for the upcoming Legislative Assembly of Telangana on Thursday.

    The list was released after the BJP's Central Election Committee held a meeting on Wednesday at the party headquarters in Delhi to finalise the names of its remaining candidates for the Rajasthan and Telangana assembly polls.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 03:29 PM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: ‘Why is Akbar so dear to Congress?’ Assam CM Sarma on ECI notice

    Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "Congress complained against me when I spoke about Akbar. It would have made sense to file a complaint if I had spoken something against TS Singh Deo or Baghel or any Congress leader. I think, for the Chhattisgarh Congress, Akbar is more important than Bhupesh Baghel. Why is Akbar so dear to you (Congress)?"

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 02:55 PM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: ‘BJP-RSS trying to take away land of tribals in Mizoram’ says Congress chief

    "Rajiv Gandhi brought peace to Mizoram through the Peace Accord in 1986 and secured statehood in 1987. Congress has always been committed to its progress. BJP-RSS are against diversity, and they want to take away the precious land and forest that are the property of the tribals for the welfare of their cronies. MNF and ZPM are acting as unofficial agents of the BJP," Congress ChiefMallikarjun Kharge posted on X on Thursday.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 02:52 PM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: Over 6,400 voters opt for ECI's 'vote-from-home' facility in Chhattisgarh polls

    Over 6,400 voters in Chhattisgarh have opted to utilize the Election Commission of India's new "vote-from-home" service, designed for individuals over 80 years old and those with over 40 percent disabilities, during the upcoming state assembly elections this month. According to officials, a total of 6,447 voters have chosen to take advantage of this option.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 01:23 PM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: Nothing happening despite INDIA formation, rues Nitish

    We spoke with all the parties, urged them to unite and protect the country from those who are trying to alter its history. For this, meetings were held in Patna and elsewhere. INDIA was formed but nothing much is happening. There are assembly elections in 5 states. Congress is more interested in those. We were all working together to take forward the Congress but they are not worried about all this right now. They are busy with the 5-state election right now. So, after the 5-state election, they themselves will call everyone: Nitish Kumar, Bihar CM

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 12:19 PM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: Chhattisgarh CM wants ‘checking’ of CRPF vehicles

    I request that the Election Commission should check vehicles belonging to CRPF also. BJP has accepted defeat and is getting boxes filled with cash to be used for influencing the voters. This is a serious matter. Congress will file a complaint in this manner. What's the need to bring more companies of CRPF when there is enough CRPF presence in the state?: Bhupesh Baghel

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 11:57 AM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: Times Now-ETG projects BJP govt in Rajasthan

    BJP to win 119 seats, Congress 73, and others 8 in the 200-member Rajasthan legislative assembly, projects an opinion poll by Times Now-ETG.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 11:15 AM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: MP Congress rebels will withdraw nominations, says Kamal Nath

    We have held discussions with all of them and I am confident that they will support Congress. A lot of them will take back their nominations: Kamal Nath, Madhya Pradesh Congress chief and former CM

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 10:29 AM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: 1 lakh crore stolen from people of Telangana, says Rahul Gandhi

    You know that there is election in Telangana and the contest is between 'Dorala' Telangana and the public. This place has the biggest symbol of 'Dorala' Telangana, I wanted to see this with my own eyes. 1 lakh crore was stolen from the people of Telangana here. Nobody here benefitted from it. Our workers are right that Kaleshwaram is BRS's ATM but change it to 'Kaleshwaram is KCR's ATM, it is his family's ATM: Rahul Gandhi

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 10:00 AM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: ‘Who is misleading the nation, is clear,' says Chhattisgarh Deputy CM

    A day after several Opposition leaders alleged hacking of their iPhones by the government after receiving an alert from Apple warning them of "state-sponsored attackers", Chhattisgarh Deputy Chief Minister TS Deo Singh on Wednesday claimed that he too has received the alert message on his Gmail.

    Speaking to ANI, Singh also hit out at the Centre and said that it is clear who is misleading the nation.

    "...I have got this message on my Gmail, from the company...who is misleading the nation, is clear. It is clearly written here that 'Apple believes you're being targeted by state-sponsored attackers who're trying to remotely compromise the Iphone associated with your Apple ID'...Apple has sent this message..." Singh said while showing a notification on his phone.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 09:48 AM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: 'Who is BJP's CM face for Madhya Pradesh?" asks Congress MP and Kamal Nath's son

    Congress MP from Chhindwara and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath's son Nakul Nath on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party should reveal who would be the Chief Ministerial candidate for the BJP in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.

    Speaking exclusively to ANI, Congress MP Nakul Nath said, "Kamal Nath is the CM face in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh. This has been said openly by all the big leaders. I want to ask the BJP who is the CM face of the party for Madhya Pradesh?"

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 09:46 AM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: Women can benefit up to 4,000 every month, says Rahul Gandhi in Telangana

    If Congress is voted to power in Telangana, women can benefit up to 4,000 every month: Rahul Gandhi at a poll rally

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 09:39 AM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates:: Ashok Gehlot on Congress workers protesting over ticket allocation

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday explained dissatisfied Congress workers protesting over ticket allocation that it is natural that everyone won't be satisfied, and in a democracy, even the chief minister cannot take all the decisions without consulting with the other party leaders.

    "It's natural that everyone can't be satisfied. Even if I am the CM, not all decisions can be taken just as I want. That is democracy. This time the tickets were distributed with suggestions by everyone by and large. We will win the election. Common people want our Government to come back to power because we have worked...," said Gehlot while speaking to reporters in Jaipur.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 09:34 AM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: BJP CEC meet to finalise candidates for Rajasthan, Telangana polls concludes

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Central Election Committee meeting was held on Wednesday at the party headquarters in Delhi to finalise the names of its remaining candidates for the Rajasthan and Telangana assembly polls.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the party's national president JP Nadda and other leaders attended the meeting.

    In the first phase of the meeting, deliberation was held regarding the Rajasthan Assembly elections and the party list of the candidates for the remaining 76 seats, while in the second phase, the Telangana Assembly elections were discussed in detail.

  • Thu, 02 Nov 2023 09:14 AM

    Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: PM Modi to address rally in Chhattisgarh's Kanker

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in election-bound Chhattisgarh on Thursday, his first public meeting in the Congress-ruled state after the announcement of the poll schedule.

    The PM’s rally will be held in the Naxalite-hit Kanker district that is going to polls in the first phase of two-phased polls in the state, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) functionary said.

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