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Sonu Sood’s sister Malvika to contest Punjab polls, to declare party name later

Sonu Sood, however, did not name the party she will contest from but added that their decision will be “revealed at the right time”.
Sonu Sood said his sister will most likely contest from Moga, (File Photo)
Sonu Sood said his sister will most likely contest from Moga, (File Photo)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 12:21 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Election Commission considers proposal for digitisation of voter ids

The proposal will have to be approved by the chief election commissioner, Sunil Arora, and election commissioners Sushil Chandra and Rajiv Kumar before it is implemented.
The Elector’s Photo Identity Card is presently available in form of a hardcopy and may now be available as a PDF.(PTO FILE)
The Elector’s Photo Identity Card is presently available in form of a hardcopy and may now be available as a PDF.(PTO FILE)
Published on Dec 12, 2020 10:38 AM IST
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New Delhi, HIndustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Why AAP performs differently in Lok Sabha and assembly elections

AAP’s assembly victories are in sharp contrast to its performances in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, when it won no Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs).
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 13, 2020 04:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Jha

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: BJP banks on Centre’s work, undecided on CM face to counter Kejriwal

The stakes are high for the BJP this time, as the party won all the major elections—municipal elections in 2017 and Lok Sabha in 2019-- held in the city after the 2015 assembly elections and registered an increase in its vote share.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP national president Amit Shah at the foundation laying ceremony of the Delhi Cycle Walk, Monday, January 6, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP national president Amit Shah at the foundation laying ceremony of the Delhi Cycle Walk, Monday, January 6, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2020 09:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRisha Chitlangia

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Will fight polls on development works done in 5 yrs, says AAP

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Setting the agenda for the AAP in the upcoming elections, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said his party will refrain from negative campaigns,
A poster of Aam Aadmi Party featuring Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
A poster of Aam Aadmi Party featuring Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 07, 2020 10:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySweta Goswami

Sonia Gandhi’s rally in Haryana tomorrow, first after returning as Congress president

The Congress president has in the recent years curtailed her public functions and had last addressed a rally in Rae Bareli on June 12 to thank the voters of her Lok Sabha constituency for re-electing her.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address an election rally in Haryana’s Mahendragarh.(PTI file photo)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address an election rally in Haryana’s Mahendragarh.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 12:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi

Kashmir situation normal, people happy with Article 370 abrogation: Prakash Javadekar

In an interaction with journalists, Prakash Javadekar also asserted that there have been no restrictions on media and that all newspapers are being published in the Valley without any difficulty.
Asked about the situation in Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 provisions, Prakash Javadekar said the situation remains “good” and it is “normal”.(HT Photo/ Mohd Zakir)
Asked about the situation in Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 provisions, Prakash Javadekar said the situation remains “good” and it is “normal”.(HT Photo/ Mohd Zakir)
Updated on Oct 06, 2019 03:59 PM IST
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Ashok Tanwar, who quit Congress, won’t be allowed into BJP, says Haryana CM Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday ruled out any possibility of inducting former state Congress chief Ashok Tanwar into the BJP fold after the latter quit his party.
The chief minister said it is not the first time that accusations of corruption in ticket distribution in the Congress have been made.(HT Photo)
The chief minister said it is not the first time that accusations of corruption in ticket distribution in the Congress have been made.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 05, 2019 05:51 PM IST
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Bhupinder Singh Hooda declares rifle, revolver, pistol among assets worth 15.66 crore

Two-time Haryana chief minister and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda declared assets worth ₹15.66 crore in his affidavit filed on Friday along with nomination papers, in which he also mentioned possessing a rifle, a revolver and a pistol.
Hooda (72) owns moveable and immovable assets worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4.44 crore and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>11.22 crore respectively, as per affidavit.(PTI Photo)
Hooda (72) owns moveable and immovable assets worth 4.44 crore and 11.22 crore respectively, as per affidavit.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 09:21 PM IST
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Chandigarh | ByPress Trust of India

Decision on Maharashtra CM after polls: Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav was addressing a press meet with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai on the last day of filing nomination for October 21 polls.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav said the decision on the next Maharashtra chief minister will be taken after the assembly election results are announced on October 24.(Photo: ANI)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav said the decision on the next Maharashtra chief minister will be taken after the assembly election results are announced on October 24.(Photo: ANI)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 08:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Refused BJP ticket from Belapur, Ganesh Naik may contest from Airoli

Naik’s son Sandeep is the sitting MLA from Airoli whom the BJP has given ticket this time. Ganesh Naik and his son Sandeep had quit NCP and joined BJP last month.
A sulking Ganesh Naik will now shift to Airoli as BJP has refused to field him from any other constituency.(Hindustan Times/Bachchan Kumar)
A sulking Ganesh Naik will now shift to Airoli as BJP has refused to field him from any other constituency.(Hindustan Times/Bachchan Kumar)
Updated on Oct 02, 2019 04:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai | ByG Mohiuddin Jeddy

Denied ticket, 2 BJP members to contest as independents

Defying party’s decision to cede candidature in the constituency to Kashyap, former Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activist Ashish Sikta and Zila Parishad member Dayal Pyari filed papers as independents.
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur himself made several frantic calls to the two leaders, urging them to steer clear from the poll fray in party’s interest.(HT Photo/ Nitin Kanotra (Representative Image))
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur himself made several frantic calls to the two leaders, urging them to steer clear from the poll fray in party’s interest.(HT Photo/ Nitin Kanotra (Representative Image))
Published on Oct 01, 2019 03:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht

Ex-BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav to contest against Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar in Assembly polls

Tej Bahadur Yadav had sought to contest against Narendra Modi in the Varanasi parliamentary constituency as a Samajwadi Party candidate. However, the Election Commission had rejected his nomination papers
Tej Bahadur Yadav had been dismissed from service after uploading on social media a video showing allegedly poor quality food served to them.(Photo: Facebook/ Tej Bahadur Yadav)
Tej Bahadur Yadav had been dismissed from service after uploading on social media a video showing allegedly poor quality food served to them.(Photo: Facebook/ Tej Bahadur Yadav)
Published on Sep 30, 2019 05:29 PM IST
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Chandigarh | ByIndo Asian News Service

Disqualified Cong-JDS MLAs will get bypoll tickets if they contest from BJP: Yediyurappa

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said BJP President Amit Shah has said it was their responsibility to give tickets to the former MLAs.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has said that BJP would give tickets to disqualified Cong-JDS MLAs.(ANI Photo)
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has said that BJP would give tickets to disqualified Cong-JDS MLAs.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 05:48 PM IST
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BJP fields ex-Congress leader, RLP chief Beniwal’s brother for Rajasthan assembly bypolls

Narayan Beniwal has been fielded from the Khinvsar seat which the BJP is contesting along with its ally, the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party.
The BJP’s central election committee finalised the names and the two candidates will file their nominations on Monday.(HT Photo)
The BJP’s central election committee finalised the names and the two candidates will file their nominations on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 02:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

Congress fields Rita Choudhary, Harendra Mirdha for Rajasthan assembly bypolls

Congress has fielded former MLA and 2018 assembly poll candidate Rita Choudhary, daughter of veteran leader Ram Narain Choudhary, from Mandawa seat in Jhunjhunu district and five-time MLA and ex-minister Harendra Mirdha for Khinwsar seat.
Congress has announced its candidates for by-elections to two assembly seats in Rajasthan.(Reuters Photo)
Congress has announced its candidates for by-elections to two assembly seats in Rajasthan.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 02:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

BJP picks Bagha, Mahajan for Phagwara, Mukerian bypolls

The Phagwara seat is set for a multi-cornered contest with the Congress, Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
Phagwara (reserved) and Mukerian seats for assembly bypolls willbe held on October 21.(HT Photo)
Phagwara (reserved) and Mukerian seats for assembly bypolls willbe held on October 21.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 12:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

BSP names 41 candidates, LSP declares 16 for Haryana assembly polls

Saini has fielded his nephew Gulshan Saini from Naryangarh assembly segment which is considered his home turf.
Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections will be held on October 21.(HT Photo)
Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections will be held on October 21.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hisar | ByHT Correspondent, Hisar

Gurugram’s Sector 37 residents launch ‘no road, no vote’ campaign

Residents marched on the sector dividing road with placards and banners reading ‘No Road, No Vote’ and ‘No Work, No Vote’. They said they would not vote in the assembly elections because of the “gross negligence” of their sector.
Residents of sector 37C and 37D of Gurugram during the ‘no road, no vote’ campaign to protest against the lack of roads, infrastructure, water drains in the area, in Gurugram.(HT Photo)
Residents of sector 37C and 37D of Gurugram during the ‘no road, no vote’ campaign to protest against the lack of roads, infrastructure, water drains in the area, in Gurugram.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 11:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByAbhishek Behl, Gurugram

Maharashtra Assembly elections 2019: Amit Deshmukh among 51 candidates in first Congress list

Maharashtra assembly polls are slated for October 21.
Amit Deshmukh is among the 51 candidates fielded by Congress for Maharashtra assembly elections.(HT file photo)
Amit Deshmukh is among the 51 candidates fielded by Congress for Maharashtra assembly elections.(HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 08:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

AC, laptop,capsicum: Haryana, Maharashtra polls candidates can choose from 197 symbols

Ahead of polls, the election commission puts out a list of free election symbols that candidates - other than those who contest on a party ticket - can pick from.
New Delhi, 22 May (ANI): Election Commission of India Headquarter in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
New Delhi, 22 May (ANI): Election Commission of India Headquarter in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 08:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

BJP’s candidate list for Haryana, Maharashtra polls likely next week

The election commission on Saturday announced the schedule for the assembly election in these two states, fixing October 4 as the last date to receive nomination.
The BJP won Maharashtra and Haryana for the first time in 2014. It got a majority in Haryana and emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra.(HT file photo)
The BJP won Maharashtra and Haryana for the first time in 2014. It got a majority in Haryana and emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra.(HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 11:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKumar Uttam

Haryana, Maharashtra elections, by-polls in numbers

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said by-polls to 64 seats across 18 states will also be held on the same date.
All elections will be held on October 21 and results will be declared on October 24.(ANI Photo)
All elections will be held on October 21 and results will be declared on October 24.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 03:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

The contours of the next political battle

Modi’s continued appeal, the party’s organisational might, its ability to expand its social coalition in all three states, its proactive campaign, and a weak and fractured Opposition give the BJP an edge in all three upcoming battles in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Haryana
What has truly helped the BJP is the fact that the Congress is in complete disarray, with an internal factional feud between state leaders(REUTERS)
What has truly helped the BJP is the fact that the Congress is in complete disarray, with an internal factional feud between state leaders(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 07:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByChanakya

Modi wave won’t work in assembly polls, says former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Talking to mediapersons, Hooda attributed his loss to the Modi wave, but maintained that it will not work for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Vidhan Sabha elections.
Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda visited Rohtak to address party workers and asked them to start preparing for the upcoming state assembly polls.(HT File Photo/Keshav Singh)
Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda visited Rohtak to address party workers and asked them to start preparing for the upcoming state assembly polls.(HT File Photo/Keshav Singh)
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 12:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rohtak | ByHT Correspondent

Assembly elections over, Opposition parties to begin seat-sharing talks in key states

Big states such as Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal may see electoral joint ventures between different Opposition combinations and talks on the contours of the partnership have already begun or soon will.
Rahul Gandhi is likely to discuss the seat-sharing issue with RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, RLSP president Upendra Kushwaha and Jitin Ram Manjhi of the Hindustan Awam Morcha .(File Photo)
Rahul Gandhi is likely to discuss the seat-sharing issue with RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, RLSP president Upendra Kushwaha and Jitin Ram Manjhi of the Hindustan Awam Morcha .(File Photo)
Updated on Dec 20, 2018 07:31 AM IST
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Bijawar in MP saves the day for SP

Its showing in Bijawar in Madhya Pradesh saved the day for the Samajwadi Party (SP). The SP drew a blank in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. It did not contest in Telangana and Mizoram.
The party takes the result as a shot in its arm as it now will have representation in three state assemblies— Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.(Representative image)
The party takes the result as a shot in its arm as it now will have representation in three state assemblies— Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.(Representative image)
Published on Dec 13, 2018 01:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByPankaj Jaiswal, Lucknow

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A polling officer puts indelible ink on the finger of a voter at a polling station in village Padampura, near Ajmer on December 7.(AP Photo)
A polling officer puts indelible ink on the finger of a voter at a polling station in village Padampura, near Ajmer on December 7.(AP Photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 08:52 PM IST
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PM Narendra Modi is playing ‘victim card’ to deflect people’s attention: Congress

Manish Tewari also targeted Union finance minister Arun Jaitley who in his latest blog post has come down heavily on the Congress over dynasty politics.
Congress spokesperson ManishTewari also blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for lowering the level of political discourse.(HT File Photo)
Congress spokesperson ManishTewari also blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for lowering the level of political discourse.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 07:52 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

HT Analysis: Election 2018 may not reflect 2019 Lok Sabha poll result

Predictions based on results of ongoing assembly elections or 2014 national election trends may be misleading
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar, State BJP president Rakesh Singh and other leaders flag off the an election campaign in Bhopal on October 21.(PTI Photo)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar, State BJP president Rakesh Singh and other leaders flag off the an election campaign in Bhopal on October 21.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2018 10:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRoshan Kishore and Arjun Srinivas
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