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By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | New Delhi, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 04:41 PM IST
After the coronavirus outbreak in India, Bihar will be the first state to have assembly polls, and voters of Bihar will be the first to benefit from the amended rules.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 03:18 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath counted maintaining law and order in the state as his major achievement.
By Sachin Saini | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 01:24 PM IST
On Sunday, Rashtriya Loktantrik Party MP Hanuman Beniwal opened front against the Rajasthan government on the anti-encroachment drive being carried out in Tausar village of Nagaur district.
By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 05:32 PM IST
Karnataka CM and Janata Dal-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy said that he had apprised Gandhi about the political developments in Karnataka and requested him to not give up his party post after the elections.
By Roshan Kishore | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:15 AM IST
BJP maximised its gains, minimised losses in the Lok Sabha elections by transforming three crucial Ms in Indian polity: Mandal, mandir and markets.
By Indo Asian News Service | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 11:44 AM IST
Mamata expressed doubts over the results of seats and said some programming was done in many machines involving one lakh votes.
By Gautam Mazumdar | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 04:27 PM IST
Shibu Soren, the eight-time MP from Dumka, who was in the contest to secure a record ninth term, lost by a margin of over 47,000 votes to BJP’s Sunil Soren.
By M Tariq Khan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 03:24 PM IST
In Uttar Pradesh, Muslim candidates put up by the SP-BSP alliance performed much better than others who were given tickets by these parties with the exception of the Congress.
By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 11:29 AM IST
Actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi with a margin of 55,120 votes.
By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 04:23 PM IST
The BJP was leading in all the seven seats in the national capital, with three of its candidates ahead by over one lakh votes.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 09:03 AM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: The chief minister’s relevance in the state and nationally will critically depend on the numbers she manages in Bengal.
By Vijay Swaroop | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 03:24 PM IST
Patna has two Lok Sabha seats, Patna Sahib, a predominantly urban area and Patliputra, comprising mainly of semi-urban and rural areas. While Patna Sahib recorded just 46.34 % turnout against 45.36% in 2014, Patliputra recorded 57.26% turnout.
By Megha Pol | Hindustan Times, Thane
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 03:06 PM IST
Twenty-three candidates are in the fray for the Thane Lok Sabha seat, with Shiv Sena and NCP being the two main contestants.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Opposition parties ask cadres to keep strict vigil at strongrooms, counting centres
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 11:24 AM IST
Samajwadi Party state president Naresh Uttam Patel asked the alliance candidates in all constituencies to deploy volunteers in eight-hour shifts so that they can ensure 24x7 vigilance.
By Aneesha Sareen Kumar | Hindustan Tmes, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 10:49 AM IST
Mock polls are votes cast by the staff to check the working of the EVMs prior to the actual polling. The staff was clearly instructed to erase the data after casting these votes, but some of the officials failed to do so.
By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2019 02:54 PM IST
Even though the counting of votes will begin from 8 am, declaration of results might be delayed by three to four hours due to counting of voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT), as the Supreme Court’s guidelines, election officials said.
By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2019 02:14 PM IST
While some leaders have busied themselves with meeting people of their constituencies before the vote counting on May 23, others went out of station to meet their near and dear ones.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: After record polling in Himachal Pradesh, both Congress and BJP hopeful of victory
By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2019 11:15 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh witnessed 72.25% polling, surpassing the previous highest turnout of 65.3% in 1998, when the Congress won the Shimla seat and the BJP emerged victorious in Mandi, Kangra and Hamirpur.
By Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times, Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 01:08 PM IST
Located deep in Himalayas at the height of 2,575 metre, Bara-Bhangal village falls in Baijanth subdivision of Kangra district.
By Gautam Mazumdar | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 03:13 PM IST
While the BJP expressed confidence of winning all 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand, the opposition JMM said the huge turnout in the last phase of general elections indicated rejection of the BJP.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Voters in UP village claim they were inked before polling, case registered
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Varanasi, Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 02:06 PM IST
Residents of Tarajeevanpur village in Chandauli Lok Sabha constituency, along with SP-BSP workers, staged a protest outside Alinagar police station alleging that BJP workers forcibly applied indelible ink on the fingers of five people and gave them Rs 500 each asking them to skip voting.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In Himachal, a centenarian, differently abled and a baraat at polling booths
By Roop Upadhyay and Navneet Rathore | Hindustan Times, Mandi / Shimla, Mandi / Shimla
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 12:14 PM IST
Kullu deputy commissioner-cum-election officer Yunus said that wheelchairs and other requisite items were provided to the handicapped and elderly people as per their requirement.
By Deepa Sharma Sood | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 11:49 AM IST
As visually impaired people came to cast their vote at booth number 40 in Ludhiana during the Lok Sabha elections on Sunday , a polio-afflicted assistant presiding officer was seen showing them the way to the electronic voting machine (EVM).
By Mohit Khanna | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 10:29 AM IST
Gurbakhsh Singh, a former Punjab Police officer, who lives in Ludhiana, said he had participated in the first electoral process of Independent India in 1952. Even after his retirement in 1974, he continued to exercise his right to franchise.
By Manish Chandra Pandey | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 10:16 AM IST
While its top leaders were targeting the opposition, the BJP think-tank was busy plotting against the alliance due to which the party held at least one meeting in each of the 403 assembly segments.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: ‘Day of celebration for us’: Karachi-born Kashi sisters vote for first time
By Sudhir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Varanasi, Varanasi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 11:48 AM IST
Nida, 28, and her sister Maherukh, 24, got Indian citizenship after much effort on March 23 this year. As a result, the sisters exercised their franchise for the first time here on Sunday during the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 09:00 AM IST
With the conclusion of Lok Sabha elections on May 19, even as post-polls alliance talks have begun in case of a hung parliament, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav continued to hit out at the Congress.
By Gautam Mazumdar | Hindustan Times, Dumka
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 10:51 AM IST
If JMM chief Shibu Soren pulls off a win in Dumka Lok Sabha seat, it will be a record ninth term from the seat for the 75-year-old former Union minister. The undisputed Santhal leader has been winning from this parlimentary seat since 1980.
By Manish Raj | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 10:25 AM IST
Ashish Batra, IG (Operations),Jharkhand said on Saturday that 219 companies of security forces would be deployed to provide security cover during the last phase of polling of Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Not a cakewalk for 3 sitting MPs in Punjab’s Malwa, all eyes on Bathinda seat
By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 10:02 AM IST
The three sitting MPs in Punjab’s Malwa region are Union minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal in Bathinda, Congress candidate Sher Singh Ghubaya in Ferozepur and AAP candidate Sadhu Singh in Faridkot (SC). Polling for the 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state is being held in a single phase on May 19.