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The BSP lost its vote share advantage in SC reserved seats in the 2018 polls in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The fall is much bigger in Madhya Pradesh.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)

BSP plays spoiler for Congress and BJP, faces desertion of some core voters

New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 12:53 AM IST
Assembly elections 2018: At the aggregate level, the BSP has improved its performance by winning 10 seats across the three states, which is two more than what it won in 2013. However, this is still five seats fewer than what the party won in the 2008 polls.
Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje speaks to the media after the announcement of Assembly election results, in Jaipur, Dec. 11, 2018.(PTI)
Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje speaks to the media after the announcement of Assembly election results, in Jaipur, Dec. 11, 2018.(PTI)

Assembly Elections 2018: Decline in women and Muslim candidates, says think tank

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 12:41 PM IST
The findings are based on the data compiled by a think tank the day after the assembly elections results for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh and Telangana were declared.
Congress Party supporters perform 'Hawan' for better results in the states Assembly elections, outside Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Dec.11, 2018.(PTI)
Congress Party supporters perform 'Hawan' for better results in the states Assembly elections, outside Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Dec.11, 2018.(PTI)

Assembly election results 2018: Rahul worked hard, says Sonia Gandhi on Congress’s improved performance

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2018 12:46 PM IST
The Congress is leading in Chhattisgarh’s 54 of the 90 seats, 112 of the 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh and 87 of Rajasthan’s 199 seats.
Congress Office in Hyderabad. Counting of votes for the state assembly elections begaat 8 am today.(ANI)
Congress Office in Hyderabad. Counting of votes for the state assembly elections begaat 8 am today.(ANI)

Telangana Election Results 2018: Counting of votes begins in Telangana

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 08:49 AM IST
Telangana Election Results 2018: Rajat Kumar Chief Electoral Officer on Monday said necessary arrangements have been made for the counting.
Supporters wave the Congress party flag on their victory at party’s headquarter in Delhi on 11 Dec 2018.(Biplov Bhuyan/Hindustan Times)
Supporters wave the Congress party flag on their victory at party’s headquarter in Delhi on 11 Dec 2018.(Biplov Bhuyan/Hindustan Times)

Assembly elections results 2018: Congress gets 2 BJP states, stakes claim for third; Telangana picks KCR

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 12:28 AM IST
Election results 2018: The counting of votes in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram begins.
Congress state unit chief Kamal Nath(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Congress state unit chief Kamal Nath(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Cong will win more than 140 seats, says Kamal Nath

Bhopal | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 07:54 PM IST
A day ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly poll results, Congress state unit chief Kamal Nath expressed confidence over winning more than 140 seats.
Telangana assembly elections : The chief minister and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao addresses a public meeting at Suriyapet in Nalgunda district.(PTI File Photo)
Telangana assembly elections : The chief minister and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao addresses a public meeting at Suriyapet in Nalgunda district.(PTI File Photo)

Assembly election 2018: In TRS-Congress clash, BJP seeks to leave mark in Telangana

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 07:16 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: In the state, where chief minister K Chandrasekhara Rao had advanced the elections due to be held along with the Lok Sabha elections next year, had seen an over 73% turnout in the voting on December 7.
Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Internally displaced Bru Reang tribespeople wait to cross into Mizoram to cast their votes.(AFP file Photo)
Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Internally displaced Bru Reang tribespeople wait to cross into Mizoram to cast their votes.(AFP file Photo)

Assembly elections 2018: Congress hopes to hold on to its last northeastern bastion in Mizoram

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 07:04 PM IST
Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Exit polls in the predominantly Christian state where polling was held on November 28 had indicated the 40-member assembly could be hung, with the MNF enjoying a slight edge.
Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: Voters show their identity cards as they wait in queues at a polling station to cast their votes for state Assembly elections, in Jaipur, Friday.(PTI file photo)
Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: Voters show their identity cards as they wait in queues at a polling station to cast their votes for state Assembly elections, in Jaipur, Friday.(PTI file photo)

Rajasthan election results 2018: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 05:21 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: The 200-member assembly is witnessing a bilateral fight between the ruling BJP and the Congress, in a state that has alternated between the two every five years for the last two decades.
Chhattisgarh elections 2018: People show their inked finger after voting in Balampur Ramnujganjh, in Raipur district, Chhattisgarh. (HT file photo)
Chhattisgarh elections 2018: People show their inked finger after voting in Balampur Ramnujganjh, in Raipur district, Chhattisgarh. (HT file photo)

Chhattisgarh election results 2018: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 04:50 PM IST
Chhattisgarh elections 2018: Chief minister Raman Singh will look to come back for a fourth consecutive term in the 91-member house on the back of Prime Minister Narendra-led BJP’s intensive campaigning.
Assembly elections 2018: Voters show their identity cards as they wait in queues at a polling station to cast their votes for state Assembly elections, in Jaipur, Friday.(PTI file photo)
Assembly elections 2018: Voters show their identity cards as they wait in queues at a polling station to cast their votes for state Assembly elections, in Jaipur, Friday.(PTI file photo)

Assembly elections 2018: Poll results to be declared on December 11

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 04:44 PM IST
Assembly elections 2018: A defeat could put Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP on the back foot in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections while it could boost the chances for Congress which has been mobilising opposition leaders to form a common front against the saffron party.
Telangana assembly elections 2018: An Indian woman shows the indelible ink mark on her index fingers after casting her vote in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. This is the first state elections in Telangana after it was formed bifurcating Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.(AP file photo)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: An Indian woman shows the indelible ink mark on her index fingers after casting her vote in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. This is the first state elections in Telangana after it was formed bifurcating Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.(AP file photo)

Telangana election results 2018: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 07:16 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao is leading the fight for his party Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) as he fights incumbency to retain power in the 119-member house.
Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: Men show the indelible ink mark on their index fingers after casting their vote in village Padampura, near Ajmer.(AP Photo)
Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: Men show the indelible ink mark on their index fingers after casting their vote in village Padampura, near Ajmer.(AP Photo)

Assembly elections 2018: Who will top the closely-fought contest in Rajasthan?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 02:55 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: A party needs 100 seats in the 200-member assembly in Rajasthan, where elections were not held on one seat because a candidate died.
Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally in Telangana on Wednesday, the last day of campaigning.
Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally in Telangana on Wednesday, the last day of campaigning.

Assembly polls 2018 HIGHLIGHTS: Campaigning ends in Telangana and Rajasthan; polling on Dec 7, results on 11th

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 05:48 PM IST

As Wednesday was the last day of campaigning for the upcoming Assembly elections in Rajasthan and Telangana, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress conducted several rallies in both states before they go for polls on Friday.Congress chief Rahul Gandhi took the stage in Telangana and campaigned for his candidates, whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP supremo Amit Shah conducted rallies in Rajasthan. On Tuesday, Modi and Rahul made scathing remarks against each other in rallies that were held in Rajasthan. While Modi made the crowd chant “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” as a hit back, Rahul Gandhi targeted the BJP on demonetisation and black money.Here are the highlights:

Assembly Elections 2018: File photo of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a roadshow in Bhopal. Chouhan has predicted a win for BJP in Chhattisgarh, MP and Rajasthan.(PTI)
Assembly Elections 2018: File photo of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a roadshow in Bhopal. Chouhan has predicted a win for BJP in Chhattisgarh, MP and Rajasthan.(PTI)

BJP will win assembly elections MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Hindustan Times, Kota | By HT Correspondent, Kota
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 02:23 PM IST
Assembly elections 2018: While campaigning for his party in Kota, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the BJP-led governments in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have performed well and carried out developments, so the party will win in all these three states in the assembly polls
TRS Supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao(PTI/File photo)
TRS Supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao(PTI/File photo)

Telangana assembly polls 2018: KCR got ‘cooked biryani’ called Hyderabad, says Congress leader Jairam Ramesh

Hyderabad | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 10:23 PM IST
Telangana assembly polls 2018: Former union minister Jairam Ramesh said Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao had no contribution in the making of this “biryani”, referring to Hyderabad.
File photo of outgoing chief election commissioner OP Rawat. His tenure ends on December 2.(Sonu Mehta/HT File)
File photo of outgoing chief election commissioner OP Rawat. His tenure ends on December 2.(Sonu Mehta/HT File)

Misuse of money and media now a formidable challenge for regulators, says outgoing CEC Rawat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 01:54 PM IST
The outgoing chief election commissioner OP Rawat said the EC has suggested amendments in the election laws because once the legal system is updated to measure up to the challenges thrown by the other stakeholders then it is easier to hold free and fair elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.(PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.(PTI file photo)

Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: PM Modi to hold multiple rallies to give BJP a boost

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 11:34 AM IST
Ahead of Rajasthan assembly elections 2018, the opinion polls predicted a tough time for the BJP in the state. To help the BJP stake claim for second consecutive term, PM Modi will be addressing a dozen election meeting in the state before December 7 Assembly polls.
BJP President Amit Shah, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and State President Madan Lal Saini during a party event in Jaipur, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.(PTI)
BJP President Amit Shah, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and State President Madan Lal Saini during a party event in Jaipur, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.(PTI)

2018 assembly elections a fight against casteism, dynastic politics: BJP president Amit Shah

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 11:50 PM IST
BJP president Amit Shah was taking part in the BJP’s ‘Yuva Ri Baat Amit Shah Re Saath’ programme in Jaipur in which he interacted with 200,000 youth as part of the party’s outreach. Shah launched the party’s poll campaign for Rajasthan assembly election.
Madhya Pradesh goes to poll on November 28.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Madhya Pradesh goes to poll on November 28.(HT FILE PHOTO)

BJP cadre told to reach out to government beneficiaries in MP ahead of assembly polls

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan Srivastava
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 07:48 PM IST
Assembly polls: BJP has asked its workers assigned for each of 65,000 polling booths in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh to reach out in person to the beneficiaries of the state government’s welfare schemes .
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will hold a road show and address a few public meetings on October 9 and 10 in Rajasthan where assembly elections are due at the end of the year.(PTI File l)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will hold a road show and address a few public meetings on October 9 and 10 in Rajasthan where assembly elections are due at the end of the year.(PTI File l)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi to hold roadshow, rally in poll-bound Rajasthan on October 9-10

UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 03:18 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi will cover Dholpur, Bharatpur and Dausa districts, travelling over 250 km, during the road show on October 9. He will address a big meeting in Bikaner the next day.
Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on Tuesday launched an app for reporting poll code violations. The app will be used during assembly polls in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram.(HT Photo)
Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on Tuesday launched an app for reporting poll code violations. The app will be used during assembly polls in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram.(HT Photo)

App for reporting poll code violations launched by CEC, to be used in assembly elections

Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 02:34 PM IST
Chief election commissioner OP Rawat said the election commission has launched the cVIGIL mobile app that will be used for the first time in the assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram.
A general view of the Election Commission of India building in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
A general view of the Election Commission of India building in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

With elections coming up in four states, EC puts fake news on its radar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 06:59 AM IST
Fake news, especially that propagated on social media and messaging platforms, has become a significant problem around the world.
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