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Rajinikanth not to contest Lok Sabha polls

Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he won’t contest the coming Lok Sabha battle and that his target was only the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. Rajinikanth said in a statement here that the water crisis was a major issue faced by the people of Tamil Nadu and he urged them to vote for a party

EVMs develop malfunction during Gujrat polling

EVMs develop malfunction during Gujrat polling

The first of Gujarat’s two-phase assembly polls began on Saturday across 89 constituencies spread out in the 19 districts of Kutch, Saurashtra and southern regions and malfunctioning in some of the Electronic Voting Machines were reported in Gujarat.  The Election Commission said the faulty machines have been replaced. Around 13 per cent voting took place in

Congress promises job quotas, Hardik pledges support

Ahmedabad, Nov 22, Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday extended his support to the Congress in Assembly elections after it promised to give job quotas to the Patel community under the OBC category in Gujarat. Hardik Patel made the much awaited announcement on behalf of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) at a crowded press

Gujarat poll a fight between Congress’ caste, dynastic politics and PM’s development agenda:Shah

Bhavnagar, Nov 21, BJP president Amit Shah today said the upcoming Gujarat Assembly poll was a fight between Congress’ caste and dynastic politics, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development agenda even as he took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi. Shah said Gandhi’s visits to Gujarat have increased as the Congress vice president thinks the state

Gujarat govt cuts VAT on petrol, diesel by 4%

Gujarat govt cuts VAT on petrol, diesel by 4%

Gujarat govt cuts VAT: The Gujarat government has decided to reduce the value added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel by 4 per cent, state Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said today.The reduction in tax comes just before Diwali in the state, where the Assembly polls are due around the year-end. “After the central government’s instructions,

Major setback for AAP in Dinanagar, former assembly candidate joins BJP

Major setback for AAP in Dinanagar, former assembly candidate joins BJP

Major setback for AAP in Dinanagar, former assembly candidate joins BJP Pathankot(Gourav Sally/ DP correspondent) – In a major setback to the Aam Aadmi Party, its candidate from Dinanagar for the 2017 Assembly polls, Joginder Singh Chinna, along with around 2 dozen senior leaders and hundreds of workers today joined the Bhartiya Janata Party Chinna and others

BJP eyes over 200 seats in 2018 Assembly polls: Narendra Singh Tomar

BJP eyes 200 seats. The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh aims to sweep the state Assembly polls due next year and win over 200 seats, Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar said today. The party will also work to win all the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the 2019 general election, he said.“We

Patiala and Sangrur register heavy polling in assembly polls

Patiala: Despite intense cold conditions and dark over cast sky, Patiala and Sangrur in Malwa region consisting of 15 assembly constituencies registered heavy polling turnout. In Patiala, the over 79 per cent votes were cast whereas in Sangrur, 83 per cent votes were polled in a peaceful manner. Whereas in the Princely district of Patiala

Badal, Sukhbir contest, present seats among assembly polls

Badal, Sukhbir to contest from present seats in assembly polls

Badal, Sukhbir contest, present seats among assembly polls Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will be contesting from their present constituencies in next month’s assembly elections, the Akali Dal announced on Thursday. Ending speculation of the past few weeks that he could change his

EC directs govt not to publish diaries ahead of assembly polls

Chandigarh:The Election Commission has directed the Punjab government not to publish government diaries ahead of the assembly elections in the state. The directions have been issued in an attempt to avoid wastage of money and manpower on publishing scores of diaries with otherwise would serve no purpose if the government changes after elections. With the

Amarinder confident of 2/3rd majority in Assembly polls

Patiala: Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh today exuded confidence that the party would come to the power in the state with two third majority as he kicked off the second phase of his road show. Reaching out to people of Patiala district, he promised to waive off farmer debts and vowed to protect the water


Assembly Polls: ‘Fake’ list’ goes viral on social media

Khanna: A self-styled list of the first 20 candidates of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the forthcoming assembly elections is becoming viral on social media. The party’s senior leaders say the list is fake one. However, of the local party leaders whose name appears in the list, have to say something else on the

‘Liquor ban needed to win Assembly polls’

Jalandhar: A Punjab BJP leader on Friday demanded a complete ban on liquor in the state, saying such a move will help the party win the 2017 Assembly polls. Laxmi Kanta Chawla, a former minister in the SAD-BJP government, said there should be prohibition in Punjab on the lines of what has been done in