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Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath addressing party workers in Jabalpur on Friday.(HT photo)

Armed with BSP and SP support, Congress stakes claim in MP; Chouhan quits

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 02:04 PM IST
Accepting BJP’s defeat, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan submitted his resignation to the Governor.
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.
Congress leaders said that polling agents have been asked not to proceed with counting of the next round of voting until the election observer signs the tabulation sheet of the earlier round.(AP/File Photo)
Congress leaders said that polling agents have been asked not to proceed with counting of the next round of voting until the election observer signs the tabulation sheet of the earlier round.(AP/File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Congress strikes note of caution with meet on poll counting

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 05:00 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: A crucial meeting of Congress candidates who contested the recently-concluded polls will be held on Thursday where the party will give its nominees tips to ensure that they are not short-changed on counting day.
MP assembly election 2018: Election officials check Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) ahead of Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, in Jabalpur, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.(PTI File)
MP assembly election 2018: Election officials check Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) ahead of Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, in Jabalpur, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.(PTI File)

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018: 2 pleas filed in HC over EVMs, VVPAT slips

Jabalpur (MP) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 02:51 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly election 2018: The plea in the Madhya Pradesh high court in connection with electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the December 28 assembly election will come up for hearing on December 6.
The Congress is up in arms against the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government’s decision to hold a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, before the results are declared on December 11 for the November 28 Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.(PTI/File Photo)
The Congress is up in arms against the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government’s decision to hold a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, before the results are declared on December 11 for the November 28 Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.(PTI/File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Congress cries foul as Shivraj Chouhan calls for cabinet meet

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra and Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 07:21 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: The cabinet meeting is to be held at 10.30 am on Wednesday at Vallabh Bhavan. Congress has termed the meeting ‘unwarranted’ and ‘without precedence’ and complained to state chief election officer V Kantharao.
The voter turnout (postal ballots not included) is 74.85%.(AP)
The voter turnout (postal ballots not included) is 74.85%.(AP)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: EC declares re-poll in one booth; total turnout 74.85%

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 11:55 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: The Election Commission announced a re-poll in one booth of Anuppur district, and none in Satna district where many EVMs reportedly malfunctioned during Wednesday’s polls. Both the BJP and Congress had demanded a re-poll.
Polling began at 7 a.m. for three Maoist-affected constituencies in Balaghat district, while votes were cast in the remaining 227 assembly seats starting 8 a.m.(AFP Photo)
Polling began at 7 a.m. for three Maoist-affected constituencies in Balaghat district, while votes were cast in the remaining 227 assembly seats starting 8 a.m.(AFP Photo)

Madhya Pradesh election 2018: Faulty EVMs, VVPAT machines cause glitches

Bhopal | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 11:19 AM IST
In Ujjain, two faulty electronic voting machines (EVMs) and 11 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were replaced by the Election Commission officials.
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Sharad Singh Kumar of the Rashtriya Aamjan Party is contesting on the election symbol of a shoe and has garnered attention owing to his unique style of campaigning.(ANI/Twitter)
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Sharad Singh Kumar of the Rashtriya Aamjan Party is contesting on the election symbol of a shoe and has garnered attention owing to his unique style of campaigning.(ANI/Twitter)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: A transgender, shoe-polishing candidate liven up poll scene

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 08:17 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh goes to polls to elect legislators for its 230 constituencies on Wednesday. Results will be declared on December 11.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being garlanded during a public meeting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections campaign, in Vidisha, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being garlanded during a public meeting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections campaign, in Vidisha, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.(PTI)

PM Modi may not be decisive factor for Madhya Pradesh assembly election

Hindustan Times, Shahdol/Jabalpur/Sagar/Morena/Gwalior | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 02:28 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: The Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, due on November 28, could well be the first where either Prime Minister Modi is not a prominent factor, or at best, delivers mixed results. The focus is primarily on state leaders.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force guard EVMs ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, at MLB School in Jabalpur, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The state votes on November 28.(PTI)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force guard EVMs ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, at MLB School in Jabalpur, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The state votes on November 28.(PTI)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Rights of tribals over forest land key election issue

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 02:26 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Madhya Pradesh, where assembly elections are slated on November 28, has the largest population of tribespeople in India, but recognition of forest rights in the state is negligible compared to states such as Maharashtra and Kerala, according to a recent study.
Farmers recount how the prices they are getting today are only a small fraction of what they used to get earlier.(AP/Picture for representation)
Farmers recount how the prices they are getting today are only a small fraction of what they used to get earlier.(AP/Picture for representation)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Will farm anger impact poll outcome?

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Indore | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 09:23 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Farmers are unanimous that irrigation infrastructure, including power supply, has improved significantly under the Shivraj Chouhan government. Yet, they are not happy with the BJP this time due to price crash.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his MP campaign only on November 16. He also visited the Vindhya region, which has 30 seats in the 230-member strong state assembly.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his MP campaign only on November 16. He also visited the Vindhya region, which has 30 seats in the 230-member strong state assembly.(PTI)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: High-decibel campaign ends

Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 08:12 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Political observers say the assembly elections to be held on Wednesday is a close contest between the ruling BJP and Congress. Over 50 million voters will decide whether the BJP, which has ruled the state since 2003, will be fourth time lucky.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has galvanised cadres of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for election campaign in Madhya Pradesh to woo farmers.(HT File Photo)
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has galvanised cadres of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for election campaign in Madhya Pradesh to woo farmers.(HT File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: BJP relies on RSS to reach out to farmers

Bhopal | By Ranjan Srivastava
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 08:26 AM IST
One of the key appeals is to people not to opt for NOTA while casting their vote. The functionary said RSS volunteers have been tasked with convincing voters upset with sitting BJP legislators that if even if they merely vote against the party, they would be playing into the hands of the Congress.
Madhya Pradesh is among the oldest bastions of the BJP and of its precursor, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh.(HT File Photo)
Madhya Pradesh is among the oldest bastions of the BJP and of its precursor, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh.(HT File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: BJP banks on memory of Congress rule, OBC votes, organisation

Narsinghpur/Chhatarpur | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 09:16 AM IST
If the Congress can take heart from visible voter fatigue, anti-incumbency, Dalit and rural distress, the BJP can take solace from three other factors.
Bala Vaishwara, 28, transgender women candidate from Indore-2 assembly constituency conducting her door-to-door campaign near Kabeet Khedi in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Bala Vaishwara, 28, transgender women candidate from Indore-2 assembly constituency conducting her door-to-door campaign near Kabeet Khedi in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly election 2018: ‘Removing poverty’ is transgender candidate Bala’s poll mantra

Hindustan Times, Indore | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 12:18 AM IST
India’s first transgender politician was from Madhya Pradesh — in 1998, Shabnam Mausi Bano was elected MLA from Sohagpur constituency. Two transgender women were elected mayors in 1999 and 2009, but the courts declared their win void, as they had won from seats reserved for women.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi faced off on Saturday in separate rallies in Madhya Pradesh, where their parties are locked in a close contest for the November 28 assembly elections.(Representative Image/HT FIle Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi faced off on Saturday in separate rallies in Madhya Pradesh, where their parties are locked in a close contest for the November 28 assembly elections.(Representative Image/HT FIle Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly election 2018: PM Narendra Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi lock horns

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra and Agencies
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2018 11:18 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi blamed the Congress for an ongoing agricultural crisis and said if Vallabhbhai Patel, who was India’s first home minister, had become the nation’s first prime minister, farmers would have been prosperous.
BJP National president Amit Shah(HT file photo)
BJP National president Amit Shah(HT file photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Shah’s campaign trail targets jibes at Rahul, Digvijay

Katni | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 10:31 PM IST
As poll campaign heats up in Madhya Pradesh in the run-up to the November 28 assembly election, Shah stepped up his offensive against the Congress.
Swami Namdev Tyagi, popularly known as Computer Baba (pictured), was anointed as a minister of state by the BJP government.(HT File Photo)
Swami Namdev Tyagi, popularly known as Computer Baba (pictured), was anointed as a minister of state by the BJP government.(HT File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Computer Baba presses refresh button, to back Congress

Jabalpur (MP) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 11:55 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: A group of religious figures led by godman Computer Baba on Friday declared support to the Congress for the November 28 assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said his party will prioritise generating employment for the youth.(PTI)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said his party will prioritise generating employment for the youth.(PTI)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: BJP did nothing for farmers, says Rahul Gandhi

Vidisha (Madhya Pradesh) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 06:27 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said his government will install food processing plants in each block if voted to power.
Three Dalits and an upper caste person were killed in Bhind during the April 2 violence.(HT file photo for representation)
Three Dalits and an upper caste person were killed in Bhind during the April 2 violence.(HT file photo for representation)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Bandh deaths, caste one of main issues in Gwalior-Chambal

Hindustan Times, Gwalior/Bhind | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 12:11 AM IST
While both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress have been wary of broaching the subject openly, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which has influence in some parts in the region, is raising the issue of Dalit deaths.
New Delhi, India - Oct. 5, 2018: Shashi Shekhar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan and Rajnath Singh, Minister of Home Affairs during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace in New Delhi, India, on Friday, October 5, 2018. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
New Delhi, India - Oct. 5, 2018: Shashi Shekhar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan and Rajnath Singh, Minister of Home Affairs during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace in New Delhi, India, on Friday, October 5, 2018. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Rajnath Singh takes a jibe at Congress

Hindustan Times, Ratlam | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 11:56 PM IST
Rajnath Singh was taunting the Congress for not naming its chief ministerial candidate ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly elections on November 28.
The number of polling booths has increased by 14% in Rajasthan, 11% in Telangana and 3% in Mizoram. In Chhattisgarh, where voting took place in two phases on November 12 and November 20, the number of polling booth rose by 10% this time.(PTI/File Photo)
The number of polling booths has increased by 14% in Rajasthan, 11% in Telangana and 3% in Mizoram. In Chhattisgarh, where voting took place in two phases on November 12 and November 20, the number of polling booth rose by 10% this time.(PTI/File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: EC sets up 11,000 new voting booths, highest among five states having polls

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 12:34 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: The Election Commission has set up over 11,000 new polling booths in MP, the maximum among the five states having polls, as part of its efforts to ensure high voter turnout, the state’s chief electoral officer said.
BJP National President Amit Shah.(PTI file photo)
BJP National President Amit Shah.(PTI file photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections: BJP banks on welfare schemes to retain core voters

Hindustan Times, Jhabua / Mandsaur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 09:35 AM IST
In the face of agricultural distress, tribal disenchantment, the party hopes it can meet the caste and class challenge with substantial welfare schemes.
BJP President Amit Shah addresses a rally here in Madhya Pradesh ahead of the November 28 Assembly election.(PTI)
BJP President Amit Shah addresses a rally here in Madhya Pradesh ahead of the November 28 Assembly election.(PTI)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Opposition suffering from ‘Modi-phobia’, says BJP chief Amit Shah

Narsinghpur (Madhya Pradesh) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 06:13 PM IST
Addressing a rally here in Madhya Pradesh ahead of the November 28 Assembly election, Shah asked the Congress to give an account of what the four generations of the Nehru-Gandhi family did when they ruled the country.
In the previous polls, the BJP won four of the five seats in Jhabua and Alirajpur.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
In the previous polls, the BJP won four of the five seats in Jhabua and Alirajpur.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

In Madhya Pradesh’s tribal stronghold Jhabua, anti-incumbency worries all sides

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 06:13 PM IST
Three years down the line, the scenario has changed in Jhabua Alirajpur districts, part of the Jhabua parliamentary constituency. Rebels have queered the pitch for official Congress and BJP candidates fighting the upcoming assembly polls.
Chhindwara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting in Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, Sunday, Nov 18, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_18_2018_000136B)(PTI)
Chhindwara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting in Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, Sunday, Nov 18, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_18_2018_000136B)(PTI)

Madhya Pradesh assembly election 2018: Congress complains to EC about PM Modi speech

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 06:15 PM IST
Addressing the rally at Chhindwara, the prime minister said that “a recent video has surfaced on the internet in which a senior Congress leader from this state is caught saying that for winning these elections, they are ready to take support from goons and those who do not obey the law”.
Hundreds of poor tribals are migrating to Gujarat every day from Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua and neighbouring Alirajpur districts.(HT File Photo)
Hundreds of poor tribals are migrating to Gujarat every day from Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua and neighbouring Alirajpur districts.(HT File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Migration in tribal belt upsets poll calculation

Hindustan Times, Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh) | By Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 06:17 PM IST
Hundreds of poor tribals are migrating to Gujarat every day from Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua and neighbouring Alirajpur districts, casting a shadow on the Assembly elections scheduled on November 28.
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s daughter-in-law sought votes for MLA husband for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s daughter-in-law sought votes for MLA husband for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Digvijaya Singh’s daughter-in-law cuts birthday cake, seeks votes for MLA husband

Guna | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 07:39 PM IST
Sreejamya, five years younger to her 32-year-old MLA husband, accompanied Jaivardhan at the hustings after offering prayers at the family Hanuman temple at their residence at the Raghogarh fort and then proceeded on a joint campaign trail while cutting cakes with locals and celebrating with them her birthday.
The Congress unveiled a please-all manifesto on Saturday, promising to waive loans of up to Rs 2 lakh owed by farmers.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
The Congress unveiled a please-all manifesto on Saturday, promising to waive loans of up to Rs 2 lakh owed by farmers.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Farm push, end to Vyapam body in Congress manifesto

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 07:23 PM IST
The Congress unveiled a please-all manifesto on Saturday, promising to waive loans of up to Rs 2 lakh owed by farmers, end corruption, build cow shelters and push ‘made in Madhya Pradesh’ goods as it seeks to end the 15-year Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule here in the upcoming assembly elections.
Muslims have only one member in the present assembly even though they make up roughly 8-9% of MP’s 78 million population, say political analysts.(Picture for representation)
Muslims have only one member in the present assembly even though they make up roughly 8-9% of MP’s 78 million population, say political analysts.(Picture for representation)

Muslims find little space in BJP, Congress candidate lists for Madhya Pradesh assembly elections

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 07:55 AM IST
While BJP has fielded only one Muslim candidate, Congress has given tickets to three for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections on November 28.
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