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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.
Voters reach polling station to cast their vote for bypolls in Pandharpur, India, on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (HT PHOTO)
Voters reach polling station to cast their vote for bypolls in Pandharpur, India, on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (HT PHOTO)

Bypolls held for 2 LS, 12 assembly seats

PTI | , Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 02:05 AM IST
In Andhra Pradesh, about 64% turnout was recorded in the bypoll to the Tirupati (SC) Lok Sabha seat.
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra.(HT PHOTO.)
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra.(HT PHOTO.)

Amit Shah got his numbers wrong in 11 states: Amit Mitra

By Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 04:42 AM IST
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra said, "This 200 seats was said by Mr Amit Shah. Now what is his track record -- In 11 states, he got his number wrong. In 13 states, the BJP underperformed since 2019."
In all, there are 660 ZPTCs and 9,984 MPTCs in Andhra Pradesh, of which as many as 126 ZPTCs and 2,363 MPTCs were elected unanimously during the beginning of the election process in March 2020. (PTI PHOTO.)
In all, there are 660 ZPTCs and 9,984 MPTCs in Andhra Pradesh, of which as many as 126 ZPTCs and 2,363 MPTCs were elected unanimously during the beginning of the election process in March 2020. (PTI PHOTO.)

Voting underway for Andhra Pradesh MPTC, ZPTC elections

ANI | , Krishna
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 09:31 AM IST
Elections are being held for 515 ZPTC seats and 7220 MPTC in the state from 7am to 5pm.
It is the maiden election for three of the four municipal corporations. Mandi, Solan, and Palampur are three newly created civic bodies.(PTI/ File photo)
It is the maiden election for three of the four municipal corporations. Mandi, Solan, and Palampur are three newly created civic bodies.(PTI/ File photo)

Himachal Pradesh: Civic body poll in Dharamshala, Mandi, Solan, Palampur today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 10:05 AM IST
The poll for the four municipal bodies-Dharamshala, Mandi, Solan, and Palampur, is scheduled from 8am to 4pm
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a meeting in poll-bound Kerala.(ANI File Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a meeting in poll-bound Kerala.(ANI File Photo)

Due to elections, Centre made petrol-diesel cheaper by 17/18 paise: Rahul Gandhi

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 03:50 PM IST
The polling in these states has started on March 27 and end on April 29. The counting of votes for elections to four states and one UT will be held on May 2.
In Goa, 1.2% of the people voted for NOTA (None of the Above)(HT Photo)
In Goa, 1.2% of the people voted for NOTA (None of the Above)(HT Photo)

SC issues notice on plea to nullify election result if maximum votes for NOTA

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 12:25 PM IST
The top court was hearing a plea filed by advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay
Trinamool Congress officials met Election Commission officials in Kolkata and expressed their grievances concerning the usage of the photos of the Prime Minister on Centre’s schemes. (Arvind Yadav/HT File Photos)
Trinamool Congress officials met Election Commission officials in Kolkata and expressed their grievances concerning the usage of the photos of the Prime Minister on Centre’s schemes. (Arvind Yadav/HT File Photos)

EC rejects nomination of TMC's Ujjwal Kumar from Joypur assembly seat in Bengal

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 01:59 PM IST
BJP candidate Narhari Mahato is in the fray in Joypur. She is a former Forward Bloc MP who recently joined the BJP.
Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling centre in the first phase of Gujarat civic body elections.(PTI)
Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling centre in the first phase of Gujarat civic body elections.(PTI)

Gujarat civic poll results 2021: PM Modi, Shah congratulate BJP workers

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 10:58 PM IST
There are a total of 8,474 seats across 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats. But elections were held on 8,235 seats as rest were unopposed.
Royal family members Mandhatasingh Jadeja and Kadambari Devi Jadeja cast their votes in Rajkot.
Royal family members Mandhatasingh Jadeja and Kadambari Devi Jadeja cast their votes in Rajkot.

Gujarat civic polls 2021: CM casts vote, royal family's vintage car steals show

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 06:39 PM IST
A total of 2,276 candidates are contesting the polls in the six municipal corporations. Besides, nine candidates are also in the fray for by-elections to two seats in the Junagadh Municipal Corporation.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: The exit polls had projected on Sunday that the BJP would win four to five seats in the hill state with the Congress either getting zero or one of them.(Rajesh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Lok Sabha Election 2019: The exit polls had projected on Sunday that the BJP would win four to five seats in the hill state with the Congress either getting zero or one of them.(Rajesh Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha Election 2019: BJP leading with heavy margin in all five seats in Uttarakhand

By Nihi Sharma, Dehradun
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 05:55 PM IST
Lok Sabha Election 2019: The party swept the 2014 general election winning all five seats. The overall vote percentage of BJP was 34.1 followed by Congress with 21, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) at 2.9, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 1.0 while others bagged 41.
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, May 19, 2019.(REUTERS)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, May 19, 2019.(REUTERS)

Xi Jinping, Benjamin Netanyahu among world leaders to congratulate PM Modi as BJP looks at massive victory

HT Correspondent, Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 03:25 PM IST
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: The Bharatiya Janata Party was set to return to power as vote count showed that along with its allies it was leading more than 340 of the 542 Lok Sabha seats that went to polls in seven phases, pushing the Congress to 95 seats.
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Abdullah had earlier on May 19 tweeted” “Every single exit poll can’t be wrong,” as almost all exit poll surveys pointed to either a clear win or big gains for the NDA.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Abdullah had earlier on May 19 tweeted” “Every single exit poll can’t be wrong,” as almost all exit poll surveys pointed to either a clear win or big gains for the NDA.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

‘So the exit polls were correct’: Omar Abdullah Congratulates PM Modi

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 03:34 PM IST
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: The counting leads projected that BJP was set to win 346 seats, UPA 91, BSP-SP 19 and Others 86 in the 543-member Lok Sabha. Elections were cancelled in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore.
The bypoll for the Panaji Assembly constituency was necessitated following the death of its MLA and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in March, after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer.(Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan/ HT Photo)
The bypoll for the Panaji Assembly constituency was necessitated following the death of its MLA and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in March, after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer.(Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan/ HT Photo)

Panaji Assembly bypoll: BJP loses late Manohar Parrikar’s seat to Congress

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, Panaji
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 01:13 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Sidharth Kuncalienkar lost to Congress’ Atanasio Monserrate by 1,758 votes. Monserrate polled 8,748 votes against Kuncalienkar’s 6,990 votes.
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah looks during parliment election rally in Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah looks during parliment election rally in Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: NC leading in 3 seats, BJP in 2 in J-K

PTI, Jammu | By Press Trust of India, Jammu
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 12:01 PM IST
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and Union Minister Jitendra Singh are leading in their respective Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir.
If the current trends hold , the 2019 verdict will have a close resemblance to the results of the 1977 and 1980 elections in terms of the dominance of one political party in India.(Rajesh Kumar/ HT Photo)
If the current trends hold , the 2019 verdict will have a close resemblance to the results of the 1977 and 1980 elections in terms of the dominance of one political party in India.(Rajesh Kumar/ HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results: 2019 is more like 1977 and 1980 than 2014 elections

Hindustan Times | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 06:18 PM IST
Lok Sabha election results: If the current trends hold , the 2019 verdict will have a close resemblance to the results of the 1977 and 1980 elections in terms of the dominance of one political party in India.
Maharashtra went to polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29 and 867 candidates were in the fray in this election.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra went to polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29 and 867 candidates were in the fray in this election.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election result 2019: BJP-Sena combine ahead in 41 seats in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 10:57 AM IST
Lok Sabha election result 2019: Maharashtra, which has the second highest number of 48 Lok Sabha seats in the country after Uttar Pradesh’s 80, added to the sizeable chunk of the National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA’s) 300-plus victory in the last general election.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Businessman Robert Vadra wished Congress president and his brother-in-law Rahul Gandhi and his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the party’s general secretary, “good luck” ahead of counting of votes for the Lok Sabha election started on Thursday.(REUTERS)
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Businessman Robert Vadra wished Congress president and his brother-in-law Rahul Gandhi and his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the party’s general secretary, “good luck” ahead of counting of votes for the Lok Sabha election started on Thursday.(REUTERS)

Lok Sabha Election 2019: ‘With you all the way... Good luck’: Robert Vadra’s message for Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 11:16 AM IST
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Robert Vadra called them R and P in his posts on Twitter and Facebook as he wished them.
Cricketer-turned-BJP leader Gambhir was leading in East Delhi against Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely by a margin 18,632 votes.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Cricketer-turned-BJP leader Gambhir was leading in East Delhi against Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely by a margin 18,632 votes.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections results 2019: BJP set to sweep all seats, once again

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 11:42 AM IST
Lok Sabha elections results 2019: The incumbent BJP is leading in initial trends for counting of votes in three Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, followed by AAP in those constituencies, officials said.
Rupee note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017.(REUTERS)
Rupee note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017.(REUTERS)

Rupee rises 26 paise to 69.40/USD in early trade ahead of Lok Sabha elections outcome

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 09:56 AM IST
The rupee appreciated by 26 paise to 69.40 against the US dollar in opening trade Thursday, as counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections began across the country.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses workers during the Mahila Workers Meeting, ahead of the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls, at Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses workers during the Mahila Workers Meeting, ahead of the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls, at Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: DMK chief Stalin pushes for Rahul Gandhi as PM

Chennai | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 11:09 AM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Stalin was the first person in the UPA camp who proposed the name of Rahul as the prime ministerial candidate.
Lok Sabha election 2019: A polling officer puts indelible ink mark on the index finger of an women voter at a polling station, on the outskirts of Varanasi.(AP)
Lok Sabha election 2019: A polling officer puts indelible ink mark on the index finger of an women voter at a polling station, on the outskirts of Varanasi.(AP)

Lok Sabha election 2019: US says it is confident about fairness, integrity of Indian elections

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 08:30 AM IST
Lok Sabha election 2019: Unlike other countries, the US does not send its election observers to India because of the strong independent credentials of the Election Commission of India.
Lok Sabha election 2019: A senior BSP leader said the party had projected ‘behenji’ (Mayawati) as the next Prime Minister candidate and depending on the performance of the BSP-SP- RLD alliance in the polls she will unveil her strategy in the national politics.(PTI)
Lok Sabha election 2019: A senior BSP leader said the party had projected ‘behenji’ (Mayawati) as the next Prime Minister candidate and depending on the performance of the BSP-SP- RLD alliance in the polls she will unveil her strategy in the national politics.(PTI)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Never underestimate the power of Mayawati, say analysts

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 08:52 AM IST
Just when the chips were down for her, the Dalit leader decided to sew a strategic alliance with the Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) in Uttar Pradesh.
Congress’ Patna Sahib Lok Sabha candidate Shatrughan Sinha is second in the list of richest Bihar candidates in the final phase of parliamentary polls.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Congress’ Patna Sahib Lok Sabha candidate Shatrughan Sinha is second in the list of richest Bihar candidates in the final phase of parliamentary polls.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

In Bihar, independents lead pack of moneybags in final phase of Lok Sabha elections

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar, Patna
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2019 03:23 PM IST
The number of crorepati candidates and those with declared criminal cases in Bihar is the highest in the seventh phase, according to a study by Bihar Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
Former chief minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal addressing an election rally at Gaatwali village in Talwandi Sabo district, Bathinda on Thursday, May 9, 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar / HT PHoto)
Former chief minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal addressing an election rally at Gaatwali village in Talwandi Sabo district, Bathinda on Thursday, May 9, 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar / HT PHoto)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Parkash Singh Badal calls Nehru-Gandhi family enemy of Punjabis

Hindustan Times, Bagha/ Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi, Bagha (bathinda)
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2019 11:38 AM IST
At an election rally in the Bathinda Lok Sabha segment, Parkash Singh Badal, the former chief minister, said the successive governments at the Centre led by the Congress did nothing to punish the perpetrators of anti-Sikh riots of 1984.
(Raj K Raj/HT)
(Raj K Raj/HT)

Lok Sabha Polls 2019 Highlights: Voter turnout 53.44% in Manipur, 41% in Andhra Pradesh, 38.8% in Telangana at 1 pm

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Lok Sabha Election 2019: India’s staggered general elections kicked off on Thursday with 91 Lok Sabha seats spread across 18 states and two union territories going to the polls, the first day of a nearly six-week-long process that constitutes the world’s largest democratic exercise.
Former IAS officer Vijay Shankar Pandey (left) is ready to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Ayodhya as his own Lok Gathbandhan Party candidate , while Ram Bahadur (right), another former civil servant is trying his luck from the Gonda LS seat.(HT Photos)
Former IAS officer Vijay Shankar Pandey (left) is ready to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Ayodhya as his own Lok Gathbandhan Party candidate , while Ram Bahadur (right), another former civil servant is trying his luck from the Gonda LS seat.(HT Photos)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Many former bureaucrats, cops in poll fray in UP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 12:53 PM IST
The trend of retired bureaucrats and police officers contesting elections is not new in Uttar Pradesh. In the past also, many such former civil servants have done so though just a few managed to taste victory.
Congress candidate Dolly Sharma speaks during a rally ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Hapur road, in Ghaziabad, March 22, 2019.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
Congress candidate Dolly Sharma speaks during a rally ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Hapur road, in Ghaziabad, March 22, 2019.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

Ghaziabad candidates hit Lok Sabha campaign trail with family, lunch box and late-night meetings

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 05:21 PM IST
With campaign programmes having started to run till midnight, candidates in the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency have also sought support from their family members for canvassing door-to-door.
Congress leader Ranjitsinh Naik Nimbalkar (centre) joined BJP in the presence of CM Devendra Fadnavis on Monday, March 25. He may be fielded by the party from the Satara Lok Sabha seat.(HT Photo)
Congress leader Ranjitsinh Naik Nimbalkar (centre) joined BJP in the presence of CM Devendra Fadnavis on Monday, March 25. He may be fielded by the party from the Satara Lok Sabha seat.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In Maharashtra, crossover episodes play out as parties scramble for candidates

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2019 03:44 PM IST
All four parties in Maharashtra have still to announce candidates on some ‘difficult’ seats for the Lok Sabha elections.
(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Haryana Congress leaders to embark on roadshows from March 26

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2019 02:03 PM IST
The roadshows schedule of Haryana Congress, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, was decided during a meeting of the state coordination committee in New Delhi on Tuesday.
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