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Assembly Elections 2023 highlights: ECI conducts re-polling for Muallungthu in Mizoram today

Assembly Elections 2023 highlights: PM Modi accuses Rajasthan's Congress of supporting terrorists. Congress leader Kharge criticises Centre of misusing ED.
Voters outside a polling booth in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Tuesday. (PTI)
Voters outside a polling booth in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Tuesday. (PTI)

Assembly Elections 2023 highlights: With less than 10 days remaining until polling in crucial states, political parties are intensifying their efforts to sway voters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a recent rally, accused the ruling Congress in Rajasthan of sympathising with terrorists, citing the murder of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in the state last year. He also said there is a surge in crime and corruption in the state over the past five years....Read More

In a countermove, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP-led Centre, alleging the misuse of agencies like the ED, CBI, and Income Tax Department to obstruct his party's electoral success. He referred to these agencies as Modi’s “star campaigners.”

Meanwhile, in Telangana, the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) asserts its independent identity, emphasising that it is not the 'B Team' of any party but proudly considers itself the 'A Team' of the Telangana people.

Assembly elections 2023 schedule:

• Chhattisgarh has two-phase voting on November 7 and November 17.

• Mizoram conducted its voting on November 7.

• Madhya Pradesh is scheduled for polls on November 17.

• Rajasthan's voting date is set for November 23.

• Telangana will exercise its voting rights on November 30.

• The pivotal counting day for all these states is slated for December 3.

Follow all the updates here:
Nov 10, 2023 9:18 PM IST

‘Congress turning every state into its ATM’: Rajeev Chandrashekhar in Telangana

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar on Friday attacked the Congress and said the party is turning every state into its "ATM".

"Everybody knows that the KCR govt is coming to an end. Now Congress thinks that it will emerge as an alternative. Regarding their guarantee game which they played in Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka, the truth is that they haven't fulfilled a single promise/guarantee that they made," Chandrashekhar told reporters in Telangana's Hyderabad.

Nov 10, 2023 7:14 PM IST

ECI conducts re-polling for Muallungthu in Mizoram today

Re-polling for the Muallungthu in Mizoram was held today as per the instructions of the Election Commission of India.

Re-polling for the Muallingthu polling station under the Aizawl South 3 Assembly Constituency was held at 7 am on Friday.

There are 1084 voters in the constituency.

According to ECI, repolling was announced as voting personnel did not clear mock polls there ahead of the assembly elections on November 7.

Nov 10, 2023 6:01 PM IST

MP assembly polls: Bhopal administration making people aware about voting via cartoon characters

As the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh are next door, Bhopal district administration has opted for a unique initiative to make people aware through cartoon characters to exercise their franchise ahead of assembly polls.

The district administration is making this unique appeal in association with the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

The cartoon characters were seen carrying a signboard in which it is written that 'Madhya Pradesh karega vote, Bhopal karega vote' (Madhya Pradesh will vote, Bhopal will vote) and roaming in the markets in the city.

Nov 10, 2023 4:47 PM IST

We will win and serve Mizoram with renewed vigour: CM Zoramthanga

Exuding confidence that his party will win the Mizoram assembly polls, outgoing chief minister and Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga on Friday said it will serve the state for the next five years in a more efficient way and with renewed vigour.

The assembly elections for the 40-member assembly in the northeastern state were held on November 7. Votes will be counted in Mizoram along with four other states - Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Rajasthan - on December 3.

Nov 10, 2023 4:31 PM IST

Telangana polls: AIMIM candidate Akbaruddin Owaisi says confident of retaining Chandrayangutta with huge majority

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi along with his brother and Assembly poll candidate from Chandrayangutta, Akbaruddin Owaisi, participated in a door-to-door campaign in Hyderabad on Friday.

Telangana will go to polls in a single phase on November 30.

Nov 10, 2023 3:53 PM IST

'Congress doesn't want support of Hindus' alleges Congress leader Acharya Pramod Krishnam

Congress leader and spiritual guru Acharya Pramod has attacked the Congress leadership for taking what he calls is an 'Anti-Hindu' stand. This he feels is one of the reasons for him not being asked to join the party campaign in Madhya Pradesh.

"There is no reason to be upset. Maybe they (the party leadership) don't want the support of Hindus and maybe they find some flaw in the motive of appointing a Hindu guru as a star campaigner. This is a decision of the party. I have felt that there are some leaders in Congress who hate Lord Ram. These leaders also hate the word 'Hindu', they want to insult Hindu religious gurus. They don't like that there should be a Hindu religious guru in the party" Acharya Pramod Krishnam said in an exclusive interview with ANI.

Nov 10, 2023 3:08 PM IST

If people are threatened to vote then Mama's bulldozer is ready: MP CM Chouhan warns Congress

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has warned the Congress party saying if they (Congress) will threaten the people for votes then Mama's (reference to himself) bulldozer is ready.

CM Chouhan made the remark while addressing a public gathering in Bijuri, Kotma in Anuppur district on Friday in view of the upcoming state assembly polls.

During this, the CM said, "I got to know that Congress candidates are threatening the people for the votes. I am clearly saying if you raise your finger and eye on people so Mama's bulldozer is ready. We will not tolerate hooliganism and we will destroy you."

Nov 10, 2023 3:05 PM IST

Caste census revolutionary step, Cong will conduct it if voted to power: Rahul Gandhi

Caste census is a revolutionary step that will change the lives of the people, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday, stressing that his party will get the survey conducted in Madhya Pradesh as well as at national if voted to power.

He was addressing a rally at Satna in MP where assembly elections will be held on November 17.

“After coming to power in the state, the first thing to be done is conducting a caste census to know the exact number of OBCs in Madhya Pradesh. It is like an X-ray which will reveal all (number of other backward class) and accordingly policies will be framed for their welfare,” he said.

Nov 10, 2023 12:31 PM IST

Mizoram assembly election: Repolling underway at one voting centre

Repolling is underway at the Muallungthu voting centre in Mizoram’s Aizawl South-III constituency, reported PTI. Repolling began at 7 am and will continue till 4 pm.

Nov 10, 2023 11:59 AM IST

BJP, Cong vow to abolish Dharani portal

The Dharani portal, launched by the Telangana government in 2020 as a step towards digitizing and streamlining land records, has emerged as an election issue. The opposition parties allege that the ruling BRS is using the system to "grab lands", with the BJP and Congress vowing to abolish it if they come to power.

Nov 10, 2023 11:55 AM IST

BJP announces final list of 14 candidates

The Bharatiya Janata Party released its final list of 14 candidates for the November 30 assembly polls in Telangana. The candidates included in the final list include senior leader N Ramachander Rao, a former MLC, who has been fielded from Malkajgiri.

Nov 10, 2023 10:37 AM IST

KCR declares movable assets worth over ₹17 crore

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has disclosed movable assets exceeding 17.83 crore and immovable assets valued at approximately 8.50 crore in the election affidavit submitted for the November 30 Legislative Assembly polls. Interestingly, he does not own a car. The total value of movable assets under his wife Shobha's name is over 7 crore, and his Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) holds assets exceeding 9 crore.

Nov 10, 2023 9:56 AM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 Live Updates: Cong releases ‘Minority Declaration’ in Telangana

The Telangana Congress has pledged to boost the annual budget for minority welfare to 4,000 crore and commit to conducting a comprehensive caste census within six months following a potential victory in the November 30 assembly polls. The party's "Minority Declaration," unveiled on Thursday, outlines a commitment to equitable reservation for all backward classes, including minorities, in areas such as employment, education, and government initiatives.