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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in New Delhi, February 19, 2020(PTI)

How Kejriwal failed Delhi’s women voters

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2020 06:24 PM IST
Women want politicians who will listen to them. The AAP’s work in schools and mohalla clinics, free bus rides for women and subsidies for electricity and water was a major draw. But if Kejriwal really wants to be a game-changer, he might want to end an old bias and recognise that there can be no democratic representation if 48.1% of the country’s population is shut out.
Women do not vote in homogenous blocs, and, therefore, they are seen as not powerful enough to influence outcomes(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Women do not vote in homogenous blocs, and, therefore, they are seen as not powerful enough to influence outcomes(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Women’s representation is dismal. Politics is unfair to them | Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 07:57 PM IST
Women are making their mark in several fields, from sports to astrophysics. It is a pity that politics is not keeping pace with society
Congress candidate Gangu Ram Musafir with his family members and supporters after casting vote in the Pachhad constituency of Sirmaur district on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Congress candidate Gangu Ram Musafir with his family members and supporters after casting vote in the Pachhad constituency of Sirmaur district on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

64.63% voter turnout in Dharamshala, 71.64% in Pachhad

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala and Shimla | By HT Correspondents, Dharamshala/shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 11:46 PM IST
In Dharamshala, the voting percentage was considerably low compared to the 2017 assembly elections when the segment saw 76.3% turnout.
The CEO said the elections will be held on electronic voting machines (EVMs) as the system is foolproof. “EVMs are tamper-proof.(HT image)
The CEO said the elections will be held on electronic voting machines (EVMs) as the system is foolproof. “EVMs are tamper-proof.(HT image)

Maharashtra has 914 women against 1,000 men voters

MUMBAI | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 02:46 AM IST
After the recent summary revision of the electoral rolls, the total number of electors in the state reached 8.94 crore or 71.94% of the total population. Of them, 4.67 crore (52.25%) are men and 4.27 crore (47.74%) women.
The Shiv Sena on Monday kick-started the ‘Pratham Ti’ (she first) programme in Parbhani to reach out to the women across the state and address their issues.(Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)
The Shiv Sena on Monday kick-started the ‘Pratham Ti’ (she first) programme in Parbhani to reach out to the women across the state and address their issues.(Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)

Shiv Sena launches yet another programme to woo women voters

Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 12:40 AM IST
The party has entrusted the charge of the ‘Pratham Ti’ programme to 20 women Sena leaders to hold phase-wise meetings across 25 districts of the state.
Sena leader and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, who is currently in Beed district on Jan Ashirwad Yatra, will discuss with women the issues faced by them in Bhiwandi on August 3.(Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)
Sena leader and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, who is currently in Beed district on Jan Ashirwad Yatra, will discuss with women the issues faced by them in Bhiwandi on August 3.(Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)

After youth, Shiv Sena to target women voters with interactive programme

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2019 03:26 PM IST
The first leg of ‘Mauli Sanwad’, in which Bandekar will interact with the tribal women from the Vikramgad area, will start on August 2 at Vikramgad in Palghar district, about 100 km from Mumbai.
Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

‘Expect 8% growth from this year’: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Hindustan Times | By Anil Padmanabhan, Ajay Mishra
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 08:45 AM IST
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her and the 17th Lok Sabha’s first budget. In doing so, she broke a significant glass ceiling as it makes her the first full-time woman finance minister to present a budget.
Ghasera is a largely Muslim-dominated region, and despite fasting for the month of Ramzan, women came out in large numbers to cast their vote.(HT Photo)
Ghasera is a largely Muslim-dominated region, and despite fasting for the month of Ramzan, women came out in large numbers to cast their vote.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Safety and jobs in mind, women come out in droves to exercise franchise

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Team HT
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 04:09 AM IST
Women as old as 96 years to the Millennials made it a point to vote for the candidate they felt would best represent their interests.
‘Nari Shakti’ was on display in the all-women staffed booths in Delhi Sunday which drew more women voters, especially from the Muslim community, officials said.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
‘Nari Shakti’ was on display in the all-women staffed booths in Delhi Sunday which drew more women voters, especially from the Muslim community, officials said.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: How pink booths in Delhi are giving out message of ‘nari shakti’ in polls

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2019 05:37 PM IST
In a first for the city, as many as 17 all-woman staffed booths have been established for the Lok Sabha elections in the seven constituencies of Delhi, where from presiding officers to ground staff, all are women.
I did not see too many men come to the support of actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada when a male politician made unsavoury remarks about the colour of her innerwear(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
I did not see too many men come to the support of actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada when a male politician made unsavoury remarks about the colour of her innerwear(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

The male political establishment must share more space with its women

Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 09:25 PM IST
It is not enough to just sensitise men, this goes beyond that. If powerful male politicians were serious about gender equality, they would push for a more egalitarian system and allow women to share the political spaces that they so zealously guard
From protecting women against sexual crimes to bettering higher education opportunities, candidates of various political parties have made several polls promises to women, who form almost 47% of the total voter base in Gurgaon.
From protecting women against sexual crimes to bettering higher education opportunities, candidates of various political parties have made several polls promises to women, who form almost 47% of the total voter base in Gurgaon.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Parties woo women voters with jobs, better healthcare

Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 03:14 AM IST
Candidates, cutting across party lines, said they are committed to improving lives of women voters in Gurgaon and have adequately represented women’s concerns through their manifestos.
These officials have been placed on immediate suspension under Section 13 CC of the RP Act, 1950, and Section 28 A of the RP Act, for also being involved in abetting booth capturing and promoting corrupt practices in election.(HT Photo)
These officials have been placed on immediate suspension under Section 13 CC of the RP Act, 1950, and Section 28 A of the RP Act, for also being involved in abetting booth capturing and promoting corrupt practices in election.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: 10 poll officials suspended for lapses during Munger polling

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 01:34 PM IST
These officials have been placed on immediate suspension under Section 13 CC of the RP Act, 1950, and Section 28 A of the RP Act, for also being involved in abetting booth capturing and promoting corrupt practices in election.
The PM urged the workers to turn Varanasi elections into model exercise, forcing experts to make it a case study.(ANI)
The PM urged the workers to turn Varanasi elections into model exercise, forcing experts to make it a case study.(ANI)

‘For the first time, there’s pro-incumbency wave in country’: PM Modi in Varanasi

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 08:37 PM IST
Varanasi goes to polls on May 19, the last round of seven-phase elections.
Malfunctioning of electronic voting machines was reported from almost all five districts.(PTI)
Malfunctioning of electronic voting machines was reported from almost all five districts.(PTI)

2 die as moderate polling recorded in 5 Bihar Lok Sabha seats

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2019 11:13 PM IST
In Araria, voting was stopped at three polling booths as police used canes to disperse a mob, injuring four women voters.
Bulandshahr, India-April 18, 2019: Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes during the second phase of the general elections at a polling station, in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019.(Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Bulandshahr, India-April 18, 2019: Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes during the second phase of the general elections at a polling station, in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India, April 18, 2019.(Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: BJP has won Davangere seat in Karnataka since 1999

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2019 06:08 PM IST
Voting for the Lok Sabha election in Karnataka will be held in two phases on April 18 and April 23. The results will be declared on May 23.
This increase will ensure more than 63 lakh voters from across the district can now cast their vote in the Lok Sabha elections to be held on April 29.(HT Photo)
This increase will ensure more than 63 lakh voters from across the district can now cast their vote in the Lok Sabha elections to be held on April 29.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: With 2.74L more registrations, Thane now has 63L voters

Hindustan Times, Thane | By Megha Pol
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2019 04:37 AM IST
Most of the new voters are from the Owala-Majiwada constituency, where many voters from the plush Ghodbunder complexes have got themselves registered in the past few months.
These interactions with women voters gave me insights into their lives, and helped me develop a better understanding of the expectations that women across Mewat have from the elections.(Hindustan Times)
These interactions with women voters gave me insights into their lives, and helped me develop a better understanding of the expectations that women across Mewat have from the elections.(Hindustan Times)

How old is too young to marry in Mewat?

Gurgaon | By Sadia Akhtar
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2019 01:20 AM IST
These interactions with women voters gave me insights into their lives, and helped me develop a better understanding of the expectations that women across Mewat have from the elections.
Ghaziabad India - March 14, 2019: A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Ghaziabad India - March 14, 2019: A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Bharatpur Lok Sabha constituency in Rajasthan

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 06:29 PM IST
Rajasthan goes to polls in two phases on April 29 and May 6. The votes will be counted on May 23.
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: A view of an EVM (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail), near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs and VVPATs to people.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: A view of an EVM (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail), near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs and VVPATs to people.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Viluppuram constituency in Tamil Nadu

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 08:55 AM IST
Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliamentary seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 18.
Ranchi, India - March 26, 2019:Police officials watching a film on the use of electronic voting machine(EVM) and VV-PAT during a training programme for the Lok Sabha poll organised by the election commission at JVM , Shyamali school campus in Ranchi, India, on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Ranchi, India - March 26, 2019:Police officials watching a film on the use of electronic voting machine(EVM) and VV-PAT during a training programme for the Lok Sabha poll organised by the election commission at JVM , Shyamali school campus in Ranchi, India, on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Tiruvannamalai constituency in Tamil Nadu readies for its third general polls

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 04:41 PM IST
Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliamentary seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 18.
New Delhi, India - March 27, 2019: Election Commission officials give a demonstration of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines that will be used in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at Daryaganj, in Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - March 27, 2019: Election Commission officials give a demonstration of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines that will be used in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at Daryaganj, in Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Multi-cornered contest in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 10:01 AM IST
Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliamentary seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 18.
Karad: Voters show their identity cards as they stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their vote for the Gram Panchayat elections at Masur village, in Karad, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI2_24_2019_000044B)(PTI)
Karad: Voters show their identity cards as they stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their vote for the Gram Panchayat elections at Masur village, in Karad, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI2_24_2019_000044B)(PTI)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Tamil Nadu’s Erode will see MDMK and DMK contest

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 09:11 AM IST
Voting in all the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Dindigul in Tamil Nadu will see a fight between AIADMK, DMK

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 09:22 AM IST
Voting in all the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.
Ranchi, India - April 1, 2019: Electronic voting machine(EVM) and VV- PAT units being arranged for the Lok Sabha election at strong rooms situated inside the Birsa Munda football stadium premises in Ranchi, India, on Monday, April 1, 2019. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times )(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Ranchi, India - April 1, 2019: Electronic voting machine(EVM) and VV- PAT units being arranged for the Lok Sabha election at strong rooms situated inside the Birsa Munda football stadium premises in Ranchi, India, on Monday, April 1, 2019. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times )(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: TRS lawmaker from Chevella in Telangana is now a Cong candidate

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2019 05:26 PM IST
Telangana’s 17 seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 11.
Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA – April 17: (FILE PHOTO) Rural first time voters happily showing their voting mark after casting their votes for 2nd phase election of Lok Sabha poll for Ranchi constituency at a polling booth at Rampur in Ranchi on Thursday April 17, 2014-(Photo-Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE
Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA – April 17: (FILE PHOTO) Rural first time voters happily showing their voting mark after casting their votes for 2nd phase election of Lok Sabha poll for Ranchi constituency at a polling booth at Rampur in Ranchi on Thursday April 17, 2014-(Photo-Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Telangana’s Karimnagar constituency is a TRS stronghold

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 10:08 AM IST
Telangana’s 17 seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 11.
West Midnapore: Women stand in a queue to cast their vote for Panchayat election at a polling station in West Midnapore district of West Bengal on Monday.( PTI Photo) (PTI5_14_2018_000036B)(PTI)
West Midnapore: Women stand in a queue to cast their vote for Panchayat election at a polling station in West Midnapore district of West Bengal on Monday.( PTI Photo) (PTI5_14_2018_000036B)(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Adilabad constituency in Telangana is TRS fort

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 10:04 AM IST
Telangana’s 17 seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 11.
Patiala, India-30 December 2018::::::voters showing Voter Slips before casting her vote during the panchayati election at Dharamkot village in Patiala on Sunday, December 30, 2018.(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times.)
Patiala, India-30 December 2018::::::voters showing Voter Slips before casting her vote during the panchayati election at Dharamkot village in Patiala on Sunday, December 30, 2018.(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times.)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Haridwar constituency in Uttarakhand votes on April 11

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 06:00 PM IST
All five Lok Sabha seats of Uttarakhand will go to polls in a single phase on April 11.
Ranchi, India - April 1, 2019: Electronic voting machine(EVM) and VV- PAT units being arranged for the Lok Sabha election at strong rooms situated inside the Birsa Munda football stadium premises in Ranchi, India, on Monday, April 1, 2019. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times )(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Ranchi, India - April 1, 2019: Electronic voting machine(EVM) and VV- PAT units being arranged for the Lok Sabha election at strong rooms situated inside the Birsa Munda football stadium premises in Ranchi, India, on Monday, April 1, 2019. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times )(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Tehri Garhwal constituency in Uttarakhand

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 10:24 AM IST
All five Lok Sabha seats of Uttarakhand will go to polls in a single phase on April 11.
Priya Dutt is in the fray from Mumbai North Central constituency.
Priya Dutt is in the fray from Mumbai North Central constituency.

Women voters, women politicians and gender concerns

UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 11:23 PM IST
Giving nomination to two women allows the Congress to crow that it has implemented the 33% reservation for women in electoral politics in Mumbai
New Delhi, India - Feb. 7, 2015: Young Voters who are voting for the first time, showing their inked fingers after casting their votes for Delhi Assembly Elections, at South Delhi in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India - Feb. 7, 2015: Young Voters who are voting for the first time, showing their inked fingers after casting their votes for Delhi Assembly Elections, at South Delhi in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: BJD will aim to retain Odisha’s Mayurbhanj

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Voting will be held in Mayurbhanj on April 29, the fourth of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019. The result will be declared on May 23.
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