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Lok Sabha elections 2019- ‘Elections have become very localised and transactional’: Praveen Chakravarty

We have something called the Nyay awareness index, which is measured daily. We can identify which pockets, which geographies will be the most likely Nyay beneficiaries.
Praveen Chakravarty, chairperson of the Congress’s data analytics department, believes that the fear of retribution is preventing anti-BJP voters in the Hindi belt from voicing their true opinion to pollsters.(Bloomberg)
Praveen Chakravarty, chairperson of the Congress’s data analytics department, believes that the fear of retribution is preventing anti-BJP voters in the Hindi belt from voicing their true opinion to pollsters.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 28, 2019 07:27 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore and Abhishek Jha

Lok Sabha elections 2019| Rath, aarti: It’s all about loving voters in constituency

Arvind Sawant, Sena candidate from the Mumbai South constituency, marches through the lanes of Worli’s BDD chawl. A mass of saffron is the only thing that caught any on-looker’s eye.
Driving atop his rath through Kalachowki’s lanes, with Tricolour flags in the air in another Marathi-dominated area, Deora made the bid to woo the Marathi heartland of the city.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Driving atop his rath through Kalachowki’s lanes, with Tricolour flags in the air in another Marathi-dominated area, Deora made the bid to woo the Marathi heartland of the city.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 27, 2019 03:11 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 : 3rd phase polling peaceful in Bihar, voter dies in lightning

There were also reports of some persons, including three women, being injured when police used mild force to disperse a mob.
People in a long queue at one of the booths during polling at Jhanjharpur Bihar India on Tuesday April 23,2019(HT)
People in a long queue at one of the booths during polling at Jhanjharpur Bihar India on Tuesday April 23,2019(HT)
Published on Apr 24, 2019 11:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent

Voter killed in clashes between TMC, Congress workers at West Bengal booth

A clash erupted between supporters of Trinamool and the Congress in which the voter was caught up.
Indian voters queue outside a polling station at Malda in West Bengal on April 23, 2019, during the third phase of the marathon Indian elections.(AFP photo)
Indian voters queue outside a polling station at Malda in West Bengal on April 23, 2019, during the third phase of the marathon Indian elections.(AFP photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 05:18 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Voters will teach liars a lesson,’ says PM Modi in Odisha rally

Addressing a rally in Odisha’s Kendrapara, Modi urged the people of Odisha to press the lotus symbol button with both hands, one for the Lok Sabha elections and the other for Assembly polls.
ILok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Voters will teach liars a lesson,’ says PM Modi in Odisha rally(REUTERS)
ILok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Voters will teach liars a lesson,’ says PM Modi in Odisha rally(REUTERS)
Updated on May 03, 2020 04:18 PM IST
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Kendrapara (Odisha) | By Press Trust of India

Lakh new voters added to district’s final electoral roll

Among the assembly constituencies that fall in Gurugram district, the maximum numbers of registered voters are in the Badshahpur assembly constituency at 3,78,316 followed by Gurgaon with 3,45,333 voters.
Among the assembly constituencies that fall in Gurugram district, the maximum numbers of registered voters are in the Badshahpur assembly constituency at 3,78,316 followed by Gurgaon with 3,45,333 voters.(HT Photo)
Among the assembly constituencies that fall in Gurugram district, the maximum numbers of registered voters are in the Badshahpur assembly constituency at 3,78,316 followed by Gurgaon with 3,45,333 voters.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 05:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

740 autos and 20 buses for disabled voters in Thane

Within Thane district, there are 7,945 specially-abled persons. The Thane election portal has listed contact numbers of volunteers who will help with the services.
“If needed, we shall add more services. On April 29, these buses will ply on a ring route in each constituency and cater to specially-abled voters,” said Rajesh Narvekar, Thane district collector.
“If needed, we shall add more services. On April 29, these buses will ply on a ring route in each constituency and cater to specially-abled voters,” said Rajesh Narvekar, Thane district collector.
Updated on Apr 21, 2019 07:25 AM IST
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2019 Lok Sabha elections: Mumbai candidate Sanjay Nirupam gets Marathi actors to woo voters

Actors Resham Tipnis, Swapnali Patil, Pushkar Jog and Sai Lokur were seen seeking votes for Nirupam in Bimbhisar Nagar at Goregaon.
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 01:03 AM IST
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By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai

Opinion | We must question Narendra Modi on his election promises

If the BJP’s 2014 election campaign was marked by a narrative of hope, aspiration and change, its 2019 counterpart has been angry and polarising
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI file photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 10:19 PM IST
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By Rupa Subramanya

Lok Sabha elections 2019 ‘Congress’ DNA to divide people’: BJP slams Sidhu’s appeal to Muslim voters

Sidhu’s comments drew an angry response from BJP which alleged that it was in the Congress’ DNA to divide the people.
Sidhu’s comments drew an angry response from BJP which alleged that it was in the Congress’ DNA to divide the people.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Sidhu’s comments drew an angry response from BJP which alleged that it was in the Congress’ DNA to divide the people.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 07:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Aditya Nath Jha

Gujarat MLA gets EC notice over ‘PM Modi has installed cameras in booths’ remark

In a video that is doing rounds on social media, Ramesh Katara, a Gujarat BJP legislator, is heard telling the voters that PM Modi has got CCTV cameras installed inside the polling booth to keep an eye who is voting for which party.
Bharatiya Janata Party’s Gujarat MLA Ramesh Katara,(Photo credit: Facebook)
Bharatiya Janata Party’s Gujarat MLA Ramesh Katara,(Photo credit: Facebook)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 07:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dahod, Gujarat | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Anti-BJP voters’ names removed from list’, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Shobana Kamineni, daughter of Apollo Hospitals Founder Prathap Reddy, said she felt cheated after she was told by a polling official that her name was deleted from the voter list.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday alleged that names of BJP’s opponents across India were removed from the voters’ list.(Sushil Kumar/HT File PHOTO)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday alleged that names of BJP’s opponents across India were removed from the voters’ list.(Sushil Kumar/HT File PHOTO)
Published on Apr 11, 2019 01:59 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

Baseless complaint, says EC on Sanjeev Balyan’s allegation of ‘fake voting’ by ‘burqa clad’ voters

BJP leader Sanjeev Balyan has alleged fake voting by “burqa-clad” voters in Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha constituency and demanded that their faces being checked.
Sanjeev Balyan, the BJP candidate for Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha seat in western Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday demanded that the faces of burqa-clad women voters should be checked at the polling booths.(ANI)
Sanjeev Balyan, the BJP candidate for Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha seat in western Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday demanded that the faces of burqa-clad women voters should be checked at the polling booths.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 05:26 PM IST
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Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

‘Vote wisely, for soul of India’: Rahul Gandhi appeals to voters, takes dig at govt

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in a post on Twitter, appealed to the voters to cast their votes wisely keeping the future of the country in mind.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing an election rally in the campaign for the Lok Sabha polls at Panchgram in Silchar, Assam on April 9.(PTI)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing an election rally in the campaign for the Lok Sabha polls at Panchgram in Silchar, Assam on April 9.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 02:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Uttarakhand cast vote at more than 11,000 polling booths

There are total 11,229 booths of which 697 vulnerable and 656 critical booths.
Total 78, 56,268 voters will exercise their power to vote of which 40,53, 944(AP File)
Total 78, 56,268 voters will exercise their power to vote of which 40,53, 944(AP File)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 09:08 AM IST
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Uttarakhand | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha Elections 2019| Will vote for party that can assure us of a livelihood, say voters

In an attempt to draw the government’s attention toward their miserable condition , the local weaver leader has written to the UP Government several times and met UP CM Yogi at Gorakhnath temple, but to no avail, he said.
Local weaver leader has written to the UP govt several times and met UP CM Yogi at Gorakhnath temple, but to no avail(HT)
Local weaver leader has written to the UP govt several times and met UP CM Yogi at Gorakhnath temple, but to no avail(HT)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 08:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | By HT Correspondent

Podcast: Modi’s enduring popularity; and HT’s Snigdha Poonam on young voters

This week on Grand Tamasha, Milan Vaishnav (Director of the South Asia programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) chats with Sadanand Dhume (Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute and Wall Street Journal columnist).
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 05:15 PM IST
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Opinion | The Election Commission must come clean on the deletion of voters

The case – Srinivas Kodali vs Election Commission of India – is important because it does not simply call for remedying the deletion of voters from the rolls, but raises a far deeper issue pertaining to accountability in the electoral process: that of “algorithmic transparency”.
With the 2019 general elections looming, the issue of voter deletions must be addressed urgently, in order to preserve the sanctity of the democratic process(AP)
With the 2019 general elections looming, the issue of voter deletions must be addressed urgently, in order to preserve the sanctity of the democratic process(AP)
Updated on Apr 02, 2019 07:42 AM IST
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By Gautam Bhatia

Lok Sabha elections 2019: AAP uses ‘Gully Boy’ songs to woo voters in South Delhi

The AAP has already circulated the ‘Sher Aaya’ track in few closed WhatsApp groups, but Azadi is yet to be circulated in social media.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: AAP uses ‘Gully Boy’ songs to woo voters in South Delhi (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: AAP uses ‘Gully Boy’ songs to woo voters in South Delhi (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 08:25 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Only 9 transgenders from Gurugram enrolled as voters

Transgender activists said that many people refrain from enrolling themselves due to the stigma that they face at every level.
Only nine transgender voters from Gurugram are enrolled in the ‘others’ category in the electoral list for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections scheduled for May 12.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File PHOTO)
Only nine transgender voters from Gurugram are enrolled in the ‘others’ category in the electoral list for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections scheduled for May 12.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File PHOTO)
Published on Mar 27, 2019 05:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: It’s time for politicians to create a bond with voters

Many Muslim leaders of Congress party will play Holi with the people to strengthen the secular image of the party and will join party workers in distributing ‘gulal’ and sharing ‘gujhiya’ with people.
UP Congress spokesman said, “We have placed orders for four quintals of ‘gujhiya’ with a shop in Loknath area.(HT)
UP Congress spokesman said, “We have placed orders for four quintals of ‘gujhiya’ with a shop in Loknath area.(HT)
Published on Mar 20, 2019 02:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Smriti Malaviya, Prayagraj

2019 Lok Sabha polls: EC finds 15 lakh duplicate voters in Maharashtra after Congress complaint

However, officials said the deletion of these voters will most likely not happen before the completion of the Lok Sabha polls as it is a lengthy process
According to an official, ECI does not encourage deletion of voters in an election year as it may lead to an additional burden on the machinery and wrong deletion may deprive many eligible ones from the voting.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
According to an official, ECI does not encourage deletion of voters in an election year as it may lead to an additional burden on the machinery and wrong deletion may deprive many eligible ones from the voting.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 08:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Distribution of voter’s ID card in Noida to start from March 16

The district administration is also organising special classes at government schools in various villages to spread awareness on Lok Sabha elections. Senior officials are trying to reach out to students and their parents through these classes. Parents have been asked to use their right to vote on April 11.
Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in the three segments of GB Nagar, a total of 1,34,788 new voters have been registered(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in the three segments of GB Nagar, a total of 1,34,788 new voters have been registered(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 16, 2019 09:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | By HT Correspondent

Political parties eye 2.20 lakh first-time voters this Lok Sabha Polls in Jharkhand

Political parties chalk strategy to win over the new voters, as they could play significant role in election results.
First-time voters are excited and plan to use their rights sensibly to elect their representatives.
First-time voters are excited and plan to use their rights sensibly to elect their representatives.
Published on Mar 14, 2019 11:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey

10 sitting MPs dropped as Trinamool releases list for 2019 elections

Releasing the list, the West Bengal leader assailed the Centre over a host of issues including the Rafale deal, farm distress and shrinking employment opportunities.
Kolkata (West Bengal), March 12 (ANI): Trinamool Congress Supreme and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has listed party candidates for the Lok Sabha election 2019 on the meeting with the senior Trinamool Congress Leaders in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Kolkata (West Bengal), March 12 (ANI): Trinamool Congress Supreme and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has listed party candidates for the Lok Sabha election 2019 on the meeting with the senior Trinamool Congress Leaders in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 06:45 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Press Trust of India

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Over 90,000 voters added to the voters’ list in Ara constituency

The addition of over 90,000 first-time voters takes the total number of voters in the constituency to 20,54,163. Out of this, over 11 lakh are male overs and a little over 9 lakh are female voters.
The maximum number of first-time female voters has increased in Tarari state assembly constituency, compared to other constituencies of Bhojpur district(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
The maximum number of first-time female voters has increased in Tarari state assembly constituency, compared to other constituencies of Bhojpur district(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 05, 2019 12:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ara | By Prashant Ranjan, Ara:

BJP takes on AAP over voters’ rolls, says govt intentionally hiding details

The alleged mass deletion of voters’ names from Delhi’s electoral rolls came up in the assembly on Wednesday with Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta accusing the AAP-led Delhi government of “intentionally” not furnishing details provided by the city’s chief electoral officer.
AAP has claimed that the names of over 24 lakh voters, especially of Bania, Purvanchali and Muslims, were deleted since the last assembly elections.(Picture for representation)
AAP has claimed that the names of over 24 lakh voters, especially of Bania, Purvanchali and Muslims, were deleted since the last assembly elections.(Picture for representation)
Published on Feb 27, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Who can vote, how to register as voter?

Eligible voters have to register themselves in the constituency where they live after which they will be issued photo election identity cards. Citizens are not allowed to vote if they have not registered or do not have a voter ID card.
Millions of voters will cast their franchise in the Lok Sabha election, which will be held by the Election Commission of India, in the summer this year. (Photo by Saumya Khandelwal/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Millions of voters will cast their franchise in the Lok Sabha election, which will be held by the Election Commission of India, in the summer this year. (Photo by Saumya Khandelwal/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 08:07 PM IST
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About a lakh first-time voters in Delhi’s voters’ list

The number of first-time voters in the age group of 18 to 19 years in Delhi’s electoral roll is just over a lakh, much fewer than it was supposed to be, given the fact that the age group constitutes about 3-4% of the city’s total population, the Delhi chief electoral officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh said Thursday.
Delhi, with a population of over 1 crore, has nearly 4-6 lakh aged 18 and 19 years, Singh said, while talking about the preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.(HT Photo)
Delhi, with a population of over 1 crore, has nearly 4-6 lakh aged 18 and 19 years, Singh said, while talking about the preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2019 11:45 AM IST
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My India my vote: city activists raise questions that voters need to ask

Swami Agnivesh, social activist; Teesta Setalvad, human rights activist; Justice PB Sawant (Retd); Niranjan Takale, journalist and Sripad Sabnis, litterateur spoke on the topic ‘Lok Sabha elections and challenges before the country
(From L) Justice PB Sawant (retd) and Swami Agnivesh during the ‘Matdar Jagruti Parishad’ conference on Sunday at Ganesh kala Krida Manch.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
(From L) Justice PB Sawant (retd) and Swami Agnivesh during the ‘Matdar Jagruti Parishad’ conference on Sunday at Ganesh kala Krida Manch.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 18, 2019 04:31 PM IST
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