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Its heavyweights trailing, Chhindwara only good news for Congress in MP

Its heavyweights trailing, Chhindwara only good news for Congress in MP

Congress candidates father and son Kamal Nath and Nakul Nath are leading the race in both the Assembly bypoll as well as the Lok Sabha election respectively for the Chhindwara constituency in Madhya Pradesh. Chhindwara is the only good news for the Congress in the state, from where all its heavyweight leaders, including Digvijaya Singh,

2019 LS polls saw dip in number of candidates

2019 LS polls saw dip in number of candidates

The just-held Lok Sabha elections saw a dip in the number of contestants as 8,040 people entered the poll fray, 211 less compared to 2014.The maximum number of people to try their electoral fortunes was in 1996 when 13,952 candidates contested the general elections. According to the Election Commission data, a total of 8,040 candidates

Election Commission or omission, asks Congress

Election Commission or omission, asks Congress

The Congress on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora over his dissent in the EC decisions in going unrecorded and asked whether it was “Election Commission or Election Omission”. In a letter to the CEC, Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa recused himself from the

Despite EVMs, EC officials can 'make or mar' poll results

Despite EVMs, EC officials can ‘make or mar’ poll results

As the Opposition parties’ apprehensions on glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) continue to simmer, a new spectre looms large on the vote-count day of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, May 23. With the verdict of millions of voters in 2019 elections sealed inside EVMs, there are fresh fears of foul play and potential manipulations,

BJP seeking votes in Modi's name, AAP in Kejriwal's: Mahabal Mishra

BJP seeking votes in Modi’s name, AAP in Kejriwal’s: Mahabal Mishra

Both the BJP and AAP candidates have no grounds to seek votes in West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency except taking the names of their heavyweights Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal, Congress MP candidate Mahabal Mishra said. Mishra, a former Lok Sabha member who won from the seat in 2009, however, said he seeks vote in

Youth Akali Dal will not allow misuse of Power by Congress- Meetpal Dugri

Youth Akali Dal will not allow misuse of Power by Congress- Meetpal Dugri

Ludhiana The Youth Akali Dal district president Meetpal Singh Dugri said that the leaders and workers of Youth Akali Dal will not allow ruling party Congress to misuse power in Lok Sabha elections. He said that the teams of YAD workers will keep check on distribution of money and drugs by Congress. The Youth Akali

Dismal voting in Anantnag, brisk in Ladakh

Dismal voting in Anantnag, brisk in Ladakh

A dismal voter turnout of 1.5 per cent was recorded till 12 noon in the third and final phase of polling in the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency on Monday while nearly 30 per cent had voted in the Ladakh seat by noon. Hardly any voters approached the polling stations in Shopian, Wachi, Rajpora, Pulwama and

General aviation flies high on election season

General aviation flies high on election season

High-flying netas have reversed the trend in general aviation sector with more and more politicians taking charter flights for election campaigns. The negative growth has turned positive in March with the total charter flight movement rising 11.2 per cent from a year-ago period this election season. As per the latest data by Airports Authority of

Special general observer takes stock of poll preparations for Ludhiana parliamentary constituency

Special general observer takes stock of poll preparations for Ludhiana

DP Correspondent Ludhiana For supervising the upcoming Lok Sabha elections for Ludhiana Parliamentary Constituency-7, the Election Commission of India has already deputed two expenditure observers, a police observer and a general observer. The ECI has also deputed Raghav Chandra, IAS (Retd) as Special General Observer for Ludhiana Parliamentary Constituency-7, who reached the city. Upon his

Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu campaigning in Dakha constituency on Monday

Lok Sabha Polls: 28 candidate’s files nomination from Ludhiana

Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, a total of 28 candidates have filed their nomination papers for Ludhiana Parliamentary constituency. On the last day of the filing of nominations, a total of 10 candidates filed their nomination papers. On last day, covering candidate of Shiromani Akali Dal candidate,

Sunny Deol has deep passion for a better India: Modi

Sunny Deol has deep passion for a better India: Modi

Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Gurdaspur parliamentary seat, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday. Sunny Deol has a deep passion for a better India and met Modi. After his meeting with Deol, Modi shared a photograph of him with Deol and tweeted: “What struck me about Sunny Deol

SAD, AAP, LIP candidates files nomination papers in Ludhiana

SAD, AAP, LIP candidates files nomination papers in Ludhiana

Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, 10 more candidates including Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Aam Aadmi party (AAP) and Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) candidates filed their nomination papers on the fifth day. Akali Dal, LIP and AAP candidates show their strength by holding road show and number of

Congress candidate Bittu files nomination, shows strength with road show

Congress candidate Bittu files nomination, shows strength with road show

Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana Congress candidate from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu on Thursday filed nomination for Lok Sabha elections from Ludhiana. Before filing nomination, Bittu hold road show to show strength. The large number of supporters of Congress candidate assembled at Bhai Bala Chowk and moved towards Mini Secretariat for filing nomination. Punjab Chief Minister

LS elections 2019: candidates maintain record of their expenditure: expenditure observers

LS elections 2019: candidates maintain record of their expenditure: expenditure observers

Ludhiana The Expenditure Observers today asked all the candidates contesting the upcoming elections to maintain detailed day-to-day record of their expenditure in the “Election Expenditure Register” being provided to them by the Returning Officer. The expenditure observers today held a meeting with nodal officers of various committees related to the election process, at Sutton House,

Congress, BJP candidates file nominations in Delhi

Congress, BJP candidates file nominations in Delhi

All the seven Congress candidates and four from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the national capital filed their nominations on Tuesday. The seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi go to the polls in the sixth phase on May 12.Three BJP candidates and all the seven candidates of the Aam

Modi threat to democracy: Manish Tewari

Modi threat to democracy: Manish Tewari

DP CORRESPONDENT Anandpur Sahib Senior Congress leader and party candidate from Anandpur Sahab parliamentary constituency Manish Tewari on Sunday said that ‘in case Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister once again, it will be the end of democracy in India.’ “Modi is synonymous with dictatorship”, he remarked while talking to reporters after an impressive roadshow

AAP names 3 candidates for LS polls in Haryana, Jaihind to contest from Faridabad

AAP names 3 candidates for LS polls in Haryana, Jaihind to contest from Faridabad

The Aam Aadmi Party, which is in alliance with the JJP, Sunday announced its candidates for three Lok Sabha seats in Haryana, fielding party’s state unit chief Naveen Jaihind from the Faridabad parliamentary constituency. The AAP is contesting on three seats, while the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) is fighting on the remaining seven seats in

Priyanka Gandhi to hold party workers meeting in Amethi

Priyanka Gandhi to hold party workers meeting in Amethi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a party workers meeting in Gauriganj, the district headquarters of Amethi, on Friday ahead of her roadshow in Kanpur later in the day. Priyanka Gandhi arrived at the Fursatganj Airport in Rae Bareli, her mother and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s parliamentary constituency, on Friday morning from where

Voting begins in 95 seats in phase 2 of LS polls

Voting begins in 95 seats in phase 2 of LS polls

Voting began on Thursday across 95 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 12 states and Union Territories as the second phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off. Voting for electing MLAs in 35 of Odisha’s 147 assembly seats also started along with polling for five of the state’s 21 Lok Sabha constituencies. In these

LS polls: Voting on in 8 UP seats

LS polls: Voting on in 8 UP seats

Brisk voting was on in eight of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday in the second phase of the staggered Lok Sabha elections. Both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the SP-BSP-RLD alliance are contesting all the eight seats — Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Hathras, Fatehpur Sikri, Nagina, Amroha, Mathura and Agra.While the Bahujan