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In a meeting on April 17, the party's highest decision-making body had focused on the Covid-19 situation in India. (ANI Photo)

Congress Working Committee to meet on Monday, poll review on agenda

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 04:27 PM IST
  • Sonia Gandhi had lamented the party’s performance, calling them unexpectedly disappointing during a virtual meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party on Friday
Union home minister invested tremendous political energy, predicted over 200 seats for the BJP(ANI Photo)
Union home minister invested tremendous political energy, predicted over 200 seats for the BJP(ANI Photo)

What the election verdict means for Amit Shah

UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 10:26 AM IST
  • A political blow to Amit Shah despite an all-out battle
The counting of votes will begin at 8am on Sunday.(PTI Photo) (PTI)
The counting of votes will begin at 8am on Sunday.(PTI Photo) (PTI)

Counting in Covid cloud for today’s Verdict 2021

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 06:47 AM IST
  • Besides Bengal, opinion poll projections for other states have largely been along expected lines in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has banned all victory processions from political parties during or after the declaration of poll results on May 2. (File Photo)
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has banned all victory processions from political parties during or after the declaration of poll results on May 2. (File Photo)

Election Commission bans victory processions on or after counting on May 2

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2021 10:43 AM IST
The Election Commission has decided to ban all victory processions from political parties during or after the declaration of election results on May 2. The decision comes a day after the Madras high court held the EC accountable and said the poll body was responsible for the second Covid-19 wave.
The Madras High Court was hearing a petition on facilities to ensure that Covid-19 safety norms are followed during voting in Tamil Nadu's Karur constituency. (File Photo / PTI)
The Madras High Court was hearing a petition on facilities to ensure that Covid-19 safety norms are followed during voting in Tamil Nadu's Karur constituency. (File Photo / PTI)

EC officials should probably be booked for murder: Madras high court

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 12:56 PM IST
The Madras High Court noted that the Election Commission is "singularly responsible" for the second wave of Covid-19 and said that the poll body's officials could be booked for murder for allowing political rallies amid the ongoing coronavirus disease pandemic.
**EDS: TWITTER IMAGE POSTED BY @AmitShah ON THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021** Puducherry: Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a roadshow in Puducherry. (PTI Photo)(PTI04_01_2021_000085B)(PTI)
**EDS: TWITTER IMAGE POSTED BY @AmitShah ON THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021** Puducherry: Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a roadshow in Puducherry. (PTI Photo)(PTI04_01_2021_000085B)(PTI)

Single-phase Puducherry election on Tuesday, voting to be held on 30 seats

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 10:56 PM IST
  • Even without a robust chief ministerial face both Congress and BJP have expressed confidence in their parties ability to win the 2021 Puducherry assembly elections.
Activists of the Congress and the Left parties participate in the last campaign rally for the United Front candidate before the first phase of West Bengal's state legislative assembly election in Purulia, some 325 km west of Kolkata on March 25, 2021. (AFP)
Activists of the Congress and the Left parties participate in the last campaign rally for the United Front candidate before the first phase of West Bengal's state legislative assembly election in Purulia, some 325 km west of Kolkata on March 25, 2021. (AFP)

News updates from HT: Polls in Bengal's Jangal Mahal driven by deprivation

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 05:00 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Supreme Court justice Indu Malhotra, first woman member of the Bar to be directly appointed as a judge in the top court, choked on her farewell speech on Friday that got chief Justice of India SA Bobde to cut in.(PTI)
Supreme Court justice Indu Malhotra, first woman member of the Bar to be directly appointed as a judge in the top court, choked on her farewell speech on Friday that got chief Justice of India SA Bobde to cut in.(PTI)

News updates from HT: SC judge gets emotional during farewell address

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2021 04:59 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday invoked freedom fighter and one of independent India’s first Union ministers Syama Prasad Mookerjee to criticise the Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee over the outsider remark REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee(REUTERS)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday invoked freedom fighter and one of independent India’s first Union ministers Syama Prasad Mookerjee to criticise the Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee over the outsider remark REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee(REUTERS)

News updates from HT: Gadkari asks Mamata to explain how BJP is an outsider

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 08:58 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The ECI said the numbers of polling booths are likely to increase owing to the current pandemic situation.(HT/ File Photo)
The ECI said the numbers of polling booths are likely to increase owing to the current pandemic situation.(HT/ File Photo)

ECI to hold meeting to finalise upcoming Assembly elections of 5 states tomorrow

ANI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:11 AM IST
The terms of the legislative assemblies of five poll-bound states -- West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, and Puducherry are will come to an end either in May or in June this year.
The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal is preparing for a tough fight against the BJP in the assembly election next year.(AP)
The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal is preparing for a tough fight against the BJP in the assembly election next year.(AP)

TMC to keep tabs on 5 BJP central leaders deputed to Bengal ahead of polls

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:13 AM IST
TMC Rajya Sabha chief whip Sukhendu Sekhar Roy labelled the 5 BJP central leaders as “outsiders” and insisted that the people of Bengal will spurn the saffron party.
The party has decided to contest on all 70 seats in 2022 assembly polls in the hill state.(HT Photo)
The party has decided to contest on all 70 seats in 2022 assembly polls in the hill state.(HT Photo)

Lok Janshakti Party to contest all 70 seats in 2022 Uttarakhand assembly polls

PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2020 04:46 PM IST
The LJP has formed a core team that will look into the formation of all district and assembly-level segments in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled state
Chief Election Officer of Delhi Dr Ranbir Singh(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Chief Election Officer of Delhi Dr Ranbir Singh(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

After EC order, 5 lakh political posters, banners removed in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 09:39 AM IST
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation claims to have removed 240,000 such “poll-publicity related material”, highest of which was in its Rohini zone.
BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari addresses a gathering in New Delhi, on December 30, 2019.(PTI Photo)
BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari addresses a gathering in New Delhi, on December 30, 2019.(PTI Photo)

BJP launches campaign to seek people’s suggestions for its Delhi manifesto

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 09:17 AM IST
This is on the lines of party’s Lok Sabha campaign ‘Bharat ke mann ki baat, Modi ke saath’ in which the party took suggestions from 10 crore people across the country.
Jharkhand, Dec 03 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election rally ahead of the second phase of assembly elections in the state, in Khunti on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Jharkhand, Dec 03 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election rally ahead of the second phase of assembly elections in the state, in Khunti on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Jharkhand assembly election 2019: Cong-JMM tie-up corrupt, says PM Modi

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur/Khunti | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 01:25 AM IST
Stumping for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominees for the Jharkhand assembly polls, prime minister harped on the nullification of Article 370 that gave the state of Jammu and Kashmir its special status, and the Ayodhya title dispute.
Jharkhand would complete two decades of its formation in November 2020.
Jharkhand would complete two decades of its formation in November 2020.

Jharkhand assembly election 2019: How politics has evolved in Jharkhand in two decades

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Jha and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 06:09 AM IST
The analysis shows that political equations which matter in Jharkhand today had started manifesting themselves before the state was created.
The Congress is putting its best foot forward in Jharkhand(Reuters)
The Congress is putting its best foot forward in Jharkhand(Reuters)

Jharkhand assembly election 2019: Congress puts best foot forward in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 06:10 AM IST
The party has formulated a separate strategy for each phase of the elections and is accordingly changing its list of star campaigners, said a Congress functionary involved in election management in the tribal-dominated state.
(Twitter: @PawarSpeaks)
(Twitter: @PawarSpeaks)

Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019: As rain soaks rally, Pawar admits picked ‘wrong candidates’ for LS polls

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 11:14 AM IST
The 78-year old leader was addressing the crowd in Satara, which is considered the NCP’s stronghold, on Friday, just ahead of Monday’s assembly elections in the state.
However, he will still play a key role in the elections as a campaigner.(HT file photo)
However, he will still play a key role in the elections as a campaigner.(HT file photo)

Assembly elections: Rahul Gandhi not to be part of candidate selection

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 08:14 AM IST
His team confirmed to HT that it was a conscious decision to steer clear of the entire process, leaving the old guard to deal with candidate selection.
NCP candidate Udayanraje Bhosale from Satara during election campaign at Patan in Satara(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
NCP candidate Udayanraje Bhosale from Satara during election campaign at Patan in Satara(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

With Udayanraje Bhosale’s resignation, Satara to face LS by-polls with assembly elections

Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 02:20 PM IST
Bhosale, a descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji, was with the Nationalist Congress Party and had won the elections on two occasions in spite of the Modi wave in the country.
HT Image
HT Image

News analysis: Opposition in mess as Haryana gets close to assembly elections

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 09:44 PM IST
The fringe players like the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Swaraj India do not have the political reach and the ability to make a dent on their own and are mere poll spoilers.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath arrives to attend the cabinet meeting, in Lucknow, Tuesday, May 28, 2019.(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath arrives to attend the cabinet meeting, in Lucknow, Tuesday, May 28, 2019.(PTI)

Assembly elections on mind, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath brings forward deadlines of crucial projects

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 12:31 PM IST
Back to business after hectic campaigning for Lok Sabha elections, the chief minister has started giving early deadlines to team working on such projects, said sources in the government.
Jhrakhand CM Raghubar Das meeting with a delegation of Jharkhand Mukhiya ( village head) Sangh at Project building secretariat in Ranchi, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.(HT Photo)
Jhrakhand CM Raghubar Das meeting with a delegation of Jharkhand Mukhiya ( village head) Sangh at Project building secretariat in Ranchi, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha polls over, Jharkhand CM steps on the gas with eye on assembly elections

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 02:47 PM IST
Jhrakhand CM Raghubar Das has convened a meeting of top officers including all 24 deputy commissioners (DC) on Wednesday to review the progress of ongoing central and state projects.
S Golay, ended Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling’s 25-year rule in the border state after a close contest (photo by Diptendu Dutta)(AFP File Photo)
S Golay, ended Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling’s 25-year rule in the border state after a close contest (photo by Diptendu Dutta)(AFP File Photo)

Assembly election results 2019: Opposition party SKM ends Chamling’s 25-year rule in Sikkim

Gangtok | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 12:35 PM IST
Of the state’s 32 seats, Golay’s SKM won 17 seats, leaving the Chief Minister and his Sikkim Democratic Front totally stunned, who won 15 seats
Women queue up to cast their votes at a polling station, during the 1st Phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019, in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Counting of votes for the parliamentary and four assembly elections is taking place on May 23.(PTI)
Women queue up to cast their votes at a polling station, during the 1st Phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019, in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Counting of votes for the parliamentary and four assembly elections is taking place on May 23.(PTI)

Assembly Elections 2019: Ruling BJP look to retain 60-member Arunachal Assembly

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 09:00 AM IST
The BJP has already got its first victory with one of its candidates for the Arunachal assembly elections winning unopposed. Voting for remaining 59 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats in the state was held on April 11.
Officials said the assembly elections were expected to be held along with the national elections in Jammu and Kashmir but the idea was rejected because of security concerns.(AFP)
Officials said the assembly elections were expected to be held along with the national elections in Jammu and Kashmir but the idea was rejected because of security concerns.(AFP)

J&K assembly elections may be held in November

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 06:29 AM IST
The polls are likely to be held along with assembly elections in Maharashtra, Jharkhand, and Haryana.
Senior party leaders said the BJP, which has been ruling the corporations for 12 years, is often attacked for their shoddy work, especially in sanitation(HTPhotos)
Senior party leaders said the BJP, which has been ruling the corporations for 12 years, is often attacked for their shoddy work, especially in sanitation(HTPhotos)

BJP’s Delhi unit gears up for assembly elections

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 07:29 AM IST
Tiwari held a meeting with at least 45 of its councillors to discuss the problems concerning the functioning of the municipal corporations.
Voters show their identity cards as they stand in queues to cast their votes during the second phase of the general elections at a polling station, in Kandhamal district, Odisha, April 18, 2019.(Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)
Voters show their identity cards as they stand in queues to cast their votes during the second phase of the general elections at a polling station, in Kandhamal district, Odisha, April 18, 2019.(Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

Assembly Elections 2019 Highlights: 57.41% estimated voter turnout in Odisha in second phase

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 08:21 PM IST

Assembly constituencies of Hinjili in Ganjam and Bijepur in Bargarh districts, where Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik is spearheading the Biju Janata Dal’s challenge, is up for grabs in the second phase of polls on Thursday.Over 7.6 million voters in the 35 assembly constituencies cast their votes and decide the fate of the four-time state chief, Naveen Patnaik. There are 9,117 polling booths in this phase and candidates in fray in the 35 assembly segments.Follow Live Updates Here- Lok Sabha Elections PollingIn the first phase, 73.76% of the six million voters had cast their votes for 28 assembly constituencies on April 11.Follow updates here:

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Arunachal Pradesh to witness simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Arunachal Pradesh to witness simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Arunachal Pradesh to witness simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 05:56 AM IST
Seven candidates, including one woman, are contesting from the Arunachal West Lok Sabha, while five are contesting from the Arunachal East Lok Sabha seat.
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