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Mamata Banerjee sees foreign hand behind BJP poll win

Mamata expressed doubts over the results of seats and said some programming was done in many machines involving one lakh votes.

Banerjee said her party lost 5-6 seats by slender margins, mainly because of postal ballots.(ANI File Photo)
Published on May 26, 2019 11:44 AM IST
Kolkata | ByIndo Asian News Service

Lok Sabha election 2019: Meet Rijwan Alam, Ranchi’s first voter for past 3 polls

Ranchi is among the four parliamentary constituencies in Jharkhand, which are polling in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 on Monday.

Ranchi DC Rai Mahimapat Ray taking selfie with Rijwan Alam(HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2019 12:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By

‘She takes husband’s name less, my name more’: Smriti Irani on Priyanka Gandhi

Amethi, the Gandhi family stronghold witnessed one of the most high-profile contests in 2014 when Gandhi defeated Irani by more than one lakh votes.

Attacking her Congress opponent from the seat, Rahul Gandhi, she said, ‘A person died as he was denied treatment at hospital where Rahul Gandhi is trustee’(PTI)
Updated on May 06, 2019 12:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha election 2019: Jharkhand man carries 105-year-old mother to polling booth

The woman was carried to the polling booth number 450 in Hazaribagh, where Union minister of state Jayant Sinha of the BJP is in the fray, by her son.

A man arrived with his 105-year-old mother to cast votes at polling booth number 450 in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh(ANI)
Updated on May 06, 2019 10:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Voters choose poll boycott to protest lack of amenities

People of Sabar tribe in Purulia’s Bandwan area in West Bengal called for a boycott of Lok Sabha elections alleging unavailability of electricity in their houses.

In Rajasthan’s Bharatpur voters in Rahmanpura, Bajrang Vihar and Kauwa Ka Nangla areas also called for a boycott over alleged shortage of water and motorable roads.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
Updated on May 06, 2019 11:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha election 2019: BJP’s Arjun Singh alleges attack by Trinamool ‘goondas’ in Bengal’s Barrackpore

Television news channels showed Singh scuffling even as the BJP leader’s personal security guards tried to intervene. He was also shown fighting with a policeman.

Updated on May 06, 2019 07:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Grenade attack on Kashmir poll booth, violence in Bengal as India votes in phase 5

Among the high-profile candidates in the fray in this round are Rajnath Singh from Lucknow, Rahul Gandhi from Amethi, Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli, Rajyavardhan Rathore from Jaipur Rural, Rajiv Pratap Rudy from Saran and Dinesh Trivedi from Barrackpore

The BJP’s candidate in West Bengal’s Barrackpore parliamentary constituency Arjun Singh alleged he was attacked by goondas of the Trinamool Congress(ANI)
Updated on May 09, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: EVM snag hits polling in Bengal, UP, Rajasthan in fifth phase

In West Bengal, voting was yet to begin in booth numbers 289, 291 and 292 in Howrah reportedly after glitches in EVMs and VVPATs.

Polling in two of the four polling booths in Sarsawan under Mohanlalganj constituency of Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow was also delayed because of a technical glitch in EVM.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Updated on May 09, 2020 05:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha election 2019: ‘Hope my young friends turnout in record numbers,’ PM Modi tweets as fifth phase polling begins

The fifth phase is being held entirely in the Hindi belt of the country except for the seven Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal and Anantnag and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.

Requesting all those voting in today’s fifth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to do so in large numbers, tweeted PM Modi(PTI FILE)
Updated on May 06, 2019 11:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019 highlights: PM Modi’s speeches in Nanded, Varanasi not poll code violations, says EC in fifth clean chit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address three public meetings in Rajasthan’s Hindaun, Sikar and Bikaner on Friday.BJP president Amit Shah was also expected to address rallies in Jharkhand, however, due to bad weather conditions in the state.Trinamool chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also cancelled all her political programmes scheduled for the next 48 hours to monitor and coordinate relief work during Cyclone Fani as it made landfall in Odisha.Follow updates here:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address three public meetings in Rajasthan’s Hindaun, Sikar and Bikaner on Friday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 03, 2019 10:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha Election 2019 phase 4 voting updates: 59% voter turnout till 5 pm

Lok Sabha Election 2019 phase 4 voting updates: Phase 4 will see the end of polling in Maharashtra and Odisha, while the process will start in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand.

Twenty-six seats in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are also scheduled to vote in this phase.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 06:33 PM IST
ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 highlights- ‘PM doesn’t even take break while Rahul Gandhi disappears’: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah addressed two public meetings in Bihar. He will address two more public meetings in Uttar Pradesh today as part of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Three of seven phases of voting are over and the fourth phase is scheduled for Monday, April 29. Also read | Lok Sabha elections 2019- ‘If voted to power again, will withdraw Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir’: Amit Shah :

Amit Shah will address public meetings in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh today(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2019 11:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amit Shah casts vote, urges people to vote for nation’s security

After casting his vote at a polling booth located in Naranpura area of Ahmedabad city, which comes under the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, he asked people to participate in “this festival of democracy”

BJP President Amit Shah and his wife Sonal Shah cast their votes at polling booth in Naranpura Sub-Zonal office in Ahmedabad(ANI)
Updated on May 03, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Ahmedabad | ByPress Trust of India

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Hope more youngsters head to polling booths,’ tweets PM Modi as voting begins for 95 seats across 11 states

Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Manipur are among the states voting on Thursday.

I hope more youngsters head to the polling booths and vote, Modi wrote.(PTI FIle)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 08:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019 Highlights: ‘SP-BSP lack vision for development’: PM Modi in Uttar Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address two poll rallies in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad and Aligarh on Sunday. Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi will be in Silchar in southern Assam on Sunday in her first campaign trip outside Uttar Pradesh.Priyanka will hold a roadshow in Silchar, the constituency of Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev who is battling both anti-incumbency and likely fallout of Congress’ opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) as she seeks another Lok Sabha term. Silchar in Barak Valley will vote in the second phase on April 18.Follow updates here:

Updated on Apr 15, 2019 11:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019 LIVE updates: Justice done today, says Rahul Gandhi on SC ruling on Rafale review

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has filed his nomination for the Lok Sabha elections from his family pocket borough — Amethi — on Wednesday. Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani, who lost to Gandhi in Amethi in 2014, will follow suit a day later.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing rallies in Gujarat and Maharashtra’s Baramati. BJP chief Amit Shah is expected to address public meeting in Odisha.Follow live updates here:

Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by sister Priyanka, holds roadshow in Amethi(ANI)
Updated on Apr 10, 2019 02:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019 Highlights| Congress and its allies want two PMs, one in Delhi, another in J-K: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will campaign for party candidates in Odisha on Saturday and Sunday respectively.While Modi is scheduled to address two election rallies in Sundergarh and Sonepur on Saturday, Shah would attend the BJP’s Vijay Sankalp Samabesh at Polsara and Bargarh on Sunday, news agency PTI quoted party sources as saying.The Prime Minister will also address an election rally in Balod district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday. This will be Modi’s first rally in Chhattisgarh after the Lok Sabha election dates were announced last month.Meanwhile, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address three rallies in Uttarakhand’s Pauri, Almora and Haridwar.Follow LIVE updates here:

Kolkata, India - April 03, 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the audience during a political rally ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, at Brigade Parade Ground, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Wednesday, April 03, 2019. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 11:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi files nomination papers from Kerala’s Wayanad seat

A recently-formed constituency, Wayanad Lok Sabha seat is a Congress stronghold and will go to polls on April 23 along with all the 20 others in the southern state.

Wayanad constituency was carved out from Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur during the restructuring of constituencies in 2008. Congress’ MI Shanawas, who won the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in 2009 and 2014, died last year.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2020 11:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Wayanad | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019: How are MPs elected, how are members nominated

The Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power with a spectacular win in 2014, winning a clear majority with 282 seats. The Congress party was a distant second with 45 members.

The members of the Lok Sabha are elected through general elections held on the basis of universal adult suffrage.(Kalpak Pathak/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2019 02:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Opposition alliance must be for removing BJP, not containing Congress: Salman Khurshid

Allies should also be ready to make sacrifices and adjustments for defeating the BJP in the 2019 general elections, Salman Khurshid said.

Congress leader Salman Khurshid’s comment on the alliance comes in the backdrop of the opposition’s efforts to stitch a united front against the BJP before the 2019 elections and BSP chief Mayawati’s decision to go it alone in the upcoming assembly polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Oct 21, 2018 05:46 PM IST
Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

Brazil’s experience a red flag for WhatsApp in Indian polls, say experts

Data shows that the share of active WhatsApp users in rural India has doubled since 2017, according to a survey by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.

WhatsApp has over 200 million users in India, its largest market.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Oct 21, 2018 07:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Shortage of bank branches, ATM breakdowns frustrating Indian villagers ahead of elections

Because Modi’s government effectively forced poor citizens into the banking system by linking some welfare benefits to bank accounts, villagers have ended up stuck in long queues and struggling with ATMs that often run out of cash or break down.

Many Indians were forced to get bank accounts when Modi demonetised 86% of India’s cash overnight in November 2016, but nearly half of Indian bank accounts were inactive in 2017, meaning they weren’t used at all in the previous 12 months -- the highest share in the world -- according to a World Bank report.(Praveen Bajpai/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 17, 2018 12:02 PM IST
Bloomberg | ByBibhudatta Pradhan and Vrishti Beniwal
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