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Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF) president Hagrama Mohilary shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote at a polling station, during the third and final phase of Assam assembly elections 2021, at Kokrajhar earlier this week. (PTI PHOTO.)

In Assam, 1 more Congress ally moves candidates out of state

UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 11:43 PM IST
The BJP has dubbed the move by Congress allies as drama and expressed confidence that the party along with its allies, Asom Gana Parishad and UPPL, would return to power with resounding majority.
All three constituencies went to the polls in the second phase of the Assam assembly elections on April 1, which saw a turnout of 80.96 per cent. (ANI Photo)
All three constituencies went to the polls in the second phase of the Assam assembly elections on April 1, which saw a turnout of 80.96 per cent. (ANI Photo)

Election Commission announces re-election in 4 polling booths in Assam

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 02:24 PM IST
  • “Election Commission of India announces re-polling on 20th April at 4 polling stations in Ratabari, Sonai and Haflong, Assembly constituencies in Assam,” notified ECI on Saturday.
Taking note of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country, the poll body reiterated that the use of face masks, hand sanitisers, and thermal scanners etc was mandatory at all election-related events.(Twitter)
Taking note of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country, the poll body reiterated that the use of face masks, hand sanitisers, and thermal scanners etc was mandatory at all election-related events.(Twitter)

Won't hesitate to ban: EC says 'laxity' in following Covid norms during rallies

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 06:08 AM IST
The ECI wrote to all state and national parties on Friday and said it takes "serious view of the laxity in maintaining norms, particularly not wearing masks by political leaders on stage" and it could ban them from holding rallies in case the situation does not improve.
The Maulana Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF is part of the Congress-led alliance known as Mahajot.(File photo)
The Maulana Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF is part of the Congress-led alliance known as Mahajot.(File photo)

Assam polls: 18 leaders of Cong’s ally flown to Jaipur over horse-trading fears

By Utpal Parashar and Sachin Saini
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 07:09 AM IST
The leaders have been kept in the same hotel in the Rajasthan capital where chief minister Ashok Gehlot camped with his party MLAs during a rebellion by then deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot in July 2020.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal.(ANI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal.(ANI)

Sarbananda Sonowal confident of BJP-led alliance winning Assam assembly polls

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 04:56 PM IST
"We will return to power with more seats. This has happened due to the relentless development work carried out by our government in the last five years," CM Sonowal said.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh speaks in Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (LSTV/ANI Photo)
Union Minister Jitendra Singh speaks in Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (LSTV/ANI Photo)

BJP to retain Assam, high voting signals pro-incumbency: Jitendra Singh

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 10:43 PM IST
With the conclusion of the third and final phase of polling on Tuesday for the Assam Assembly election, the BJP's victory is sealed for definite, he said.
Announcing the election schedule on February 26, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said elaborate arrangements had been made to conduct the exercise in a safe manner.(PTI)
Announcing the election schedule on February 26, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said elaborate arrangements had been made to conduct the exercise in a safe manner.(PTI)

Impressive voter turnout in high-stakes assembly elections, highest in Assam

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 10:49 PM IST
Results for all four states and the Union territory of Puducherry will be announced on May 2.
Bodo tribal women show their fingers marked with indeligible ink, after casting their votes at a polling station during the 3rd phase of the Assembly election, at Bogalimari in Baksa district. (PTI)
Bodo tribal women show their fingers marked with indeligible ink, after casting their votes at a polling station during the 3rd phase of the Assembly election, at Bogalimari in Baksa district. (PTI)

Assam records 84.96% turnout in Phase 3 of polls

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 03:23 PM IST
  • Sidli, Palasbari, Hajo and Jalukbari constituencies also recorded well high voter turnout during Phase 3 of the Assam assembly polls.
Voters undergo thermal screening for as part of precautions against Covid-19 as they stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the third phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, at Baruipur in South 24 Parganas district. (PTI)
Voters undergo thermal screening for as part of precautions against Covid-19 as they stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the third phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, at Baruipur in South 24 Parganas district. (PTI)

Assembly Election 2021: Polling picks up as voting underway in 4 states, 1 UT

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 02:21 PM IST
Polling began at 7am on Tuesday for 475 of the total 824 assembly constituencies across West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(@PMOIndia/Twitter Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(@PMOIndia/Twitter Photo)

PM Modi urges people to vote in 'record numbers' in 4 states, 1 UT

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 07:49 AM IST
  • Voting is underway for 475 assembly seats across four states of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal and one Union territory of Puducherry.
A differently abled voter arrives at a polling station in Basanti assembly constituency of South 24 Parganas District in West Bengal. (CEO West Bengal )
A differently abled voter arrives at a polling station in Basanti assembly constituency of South 24 Parganas District in West Bengal. (CEO West Bengal )

Assembly Poll Highlights: Voting ends in phase 3, high voter turnout recorded

UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 12:00 AM IST
  • Assembly Election 2021 Live Updates: Single round polling was held in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry; Assam and Bengal vote in third phase of assembly elections
A polling official casts a postal vote for the Assam Assembly elections at a polling station, in Guwahati on Monday. (ANI Photo)
A polling official casts a postal vote for the Assam Assembly elections at a polling station, in Guwahati on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Assam: Alliances, independents set to make 3rd phase the most closely contested

UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 06:02 AM IST
  • The Congress and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), with which the former has allied with, won 50% or more of the ACs in this phase in the 2009 (LS) and 2011 elections.
This is the second incident of poll irregularity reported in Assam during this assembly election.(AP)
This is the second incident of poll irregularity reported in Assam during this assembly election.(AP)

181 votes cast in polling station with 90 voters; 5 officials suspended

UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 12:44 AM IST
The incident occurred at a polling station at Khothlir LP School in the Halflong seat of Dima Hasao district, which went to polls in the second phase on April 1.
Himanta Biswa Sarma (4th from left) and BJP Assam chief Ranjeet Dass (3rd from right) will test their electoral fate in the third and final phase of the electoral polls. (PTI Photo)
Himanta Biswa Sarma (4th from left) and BJP Assam chief Ranjeet Dass (3rd from right) will test their electoral fate in the third and final phase of the electoral polls. (PTI Photo)

Assam set for final phase of polls on Tuesday in 40 assembly seats

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 10:58 PM IST
  • Eyes will be on Jalukbari and Patacharkuchi where BJP stalwarts Himanta Biswa Sarma and Ranjeet Dass will be contesting in the third and final phase of Assam polls.
Polling officials taking EVMs, VVPATs and other polling material to the polling booths from tough terrain, for the second phase of assembly elections in Dima Hasao on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Polling officials taking EVMs, VVPATs and other polling material to the polling booths from tough terrain, for the second phase of assembly elections in Dima Hasao on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

In Assam's Dima Hasao, 171 votes cast at booth that has 90 eligible voters

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 07:59 PM IST
The booth is in Assam's Haflong constituency where 90 people were eligible for voting but it was revealed that 171 votes were cast.
Polling officials make preparations at a polling station on the eve of third phase of assembly election, in Assam's Guwahati on Monday.(AP Photo)
Polling officials make preparations at a polling station on the eve of third phase of assembly election, in Assam's Guwahati on Monday.(AP Photo)

Polling in 4 states, Puducherry on Tuesday; heavy security arrangements in place

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 07:43 PM IST
Assembly election phase 3: The Election Commission has made arrangements keeping in mind the Covid-19 pandemic. While polling will end in Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, West Bengal will hold 5 more phases.
Rangja Khungur Basumatary (left) of the Bodoland People’s Front joining the BJP in the presence of Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar (right).((Twitter/nstomar))
Rangja Khungur Basumatary (left) of the Bodoland People’s Front joining the BJP in the presence of Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar (right).((Twitter/nstomar))

Cong, CPI(M) demand suspension of poll in Tamulpur seat

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora personally heard the matter on Saturday in the presence of returning officer for the constituency Sanjiv Sarma, but no decision has been announced so far.
Ajmal also said that if the coalition of parties is voted to power in Assam they will work equally for all communities. (PTI)
Ajmal also said that if the coalition of parties is voted to power in Assam they will work equally for all communities. (PTI)

Badruddin Ajmal says AIUDF will support Congress CM in Assam

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 09:50 PM IST
Ajmal tweeted that his party is committed towards supporting a Congress CM in the state.
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma during an election campaign rally in Assam.(PTI)
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma during an election campaign rally in Assam.(PTI)

‘ECI’s role questionable’: Congress on decision to reduce campaign ban on Sarma

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 07:25 PM IST
Supporting his party’s stance, Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala also made similar comments regarding the issue.
Senior BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addresses a rally in Katigora in Assam’s Cachar district in this file picture from March 27.
Senior BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addresses a rally in Katigora in Assam’s Cachar district in this file picture from March 27.

EC accepts Himanta Biswa Sarma’s plea, reduces ban on his campaign rallies

PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 04:22 PM IST
  • The EC has accepted Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s plea and reduced ban on his campaign rallies from 48 hours to 24 hours in a fresh order.
Himanta Biswa Sarma(File photo)
Himanta Biswa Sarma(File photo)

Himanta Biswa Sarma will not challenge EC's 48-hour campaign ban

Reported by Utpal Parashar | Written by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 11:24 AM IST
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma allegedly threatened to send Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) chief Hagrama Mohilary to jail by 'misusing' the National Investigation Agency (NIA)
A polling officer applies indelible ink on the finger of a voter during the second phase of elections for Assam state, in Morigaon district on Thursday. (AP Photo )
A polling officer applies indelible ink on the finger of a voter during the second phase of elections for Assam state, in Morigaon district on Thursday. (AP Photo )

Poll officials’ car broke down, they sought help: BJP candidate on Assam EVM row

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 11:36 PM IST
Following the incident, the Election Commission on Friday suspended four officials. The Presiding Officer was also issued a show-cause notice for violation of the transport protocol.
BJP national president JP Nadda on Friday hit out at the Congress party over its alliance with the Left parties in the assembly elections. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
BJP national president JP Nadda on Friday hit out at the Congress party over its alliance with the Left parties in the assembly elections. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

News updates from HT: JP Nadda hits out at Congress over poll alliance

PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 04:54 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
BJP national president J.P. Nadda addresses during a public meeting, in Patacharkuchi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
BJP national president J.P. Nadda addresses during a public meeting, in Patacharkuchi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

In Assam, Nadda calls Rahul political tourist, says ‘Cong mentally bankrupt'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 04:20 PM IST
  • While the BJP aims to retain power, the Congress looks to regain power in Assam, where it ruled for 15 years from 2001 to 2016.
"The EC was transporting the EVMs in his car. In all of Assam, you (EC) only found the BJP candidate’s car?” Surjewala asked the polling body.(HT file photo)
"The EC was transporting the EVMs in his car. In all of Assam, you (EC) only found the BJP candidate’s car?” Surjewala asked the polling body.(HT file photo)

EVM controversy: In entire Assam, EC only found BJP leader’s car, asks Surjewala

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 03:58 PM IST
Addressing a press conference on Friday, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the BJP should now be called the EVM ‘Chor’ (Thief ) party. But the people have ensured Congress’ victory with such a majority that it will never succeed even by stealing EVMs, he said.
Bringing back the ballot paper voting system is a popular demand raised by most opposition parties time and again as they suspect manipulation. However, the ECI has been insisting that EVM is a fool-proof system. (Pics for representation)
Bringing back the ballot paper voting system is a popular demand raised by most opposition parties time and again as they suspect manipulation. However, the ECI has been insisting that EVM is a fool-proof system. (Pics for representation)

4 officials suspended, repoll ordered after EVM found in Assam BJP candidate's

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 02:17 PM IST
The poll body said in a statement that the polled EVM, with BU, CU and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) was found with its seal undamaged, adding that all the items have been deposited in the strong room.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that “every time there is an election, videos of private vehicles caught transporting EVMs show up”. (PTI Photo)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that “every time there is an election, videos of private vehicles caught transporting EVMs show up”. (PTI Photo)

‘Every time...’: Priyanka Gandhi after reports of EVMs in BJP leader’s car

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 11:42 AM IST
The second phase of the Assam Assembly Election 2021 was held in 39 constituencies across 13 districts on Thursday.
An Indian voter wearing face mask shows the indelible ink mark on her finger after casting her vote during the second phase of elections for Assam state, in Morigaon district, India, Thursday, April 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)(AP)
An Indian voter wearing face mask shows the indelible ink mark on her finger after casting her vote during the second phase of elections for Assam state, in Morigaon district, India, Thursday, April 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)(AP)

In photos: Bengal, Assam record high voter turnout in second phase

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 02:47 PM IST
Witnessing a fierce battle, Bengal's Nandigram is slated to pick between state chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her protege-turned-rival Suvendhu Adhikari who are competing from the constituency.
Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut also said the "ongoing Mahabharat" in West Bengal is more fierce than the real Mahabharat.(HT file photo)
Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut also said the "ongoing Mahabharat" in West Bengal is more fierce than the real Mahabharat.(HT file photo)

Ongoing Mahabharat in Bengal fiercer than real one, says Sanjay Raut

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 02:45 PM IST
Talking to reporters here, Raut said the BJP is in power in Assam, but the Congress has put up a tough fight.
PM Modi addressing a rally in Assam's Kokrajhar on Thursday. (Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)
PM Modi addressing a rally in Assam's Kokrajhar on Thursday. (Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)

PM Modi says Assam will show red card to Congress and its allies

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 12:04 PM IST
In a no-holds-barred attack, PM Modi said that the contest is between BJP's double engine of development and Congress-led alliance, which he called 'Mahajhooth'.
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