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YSR Congress polls nearly 50 per cent votes

The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), which swept to power in Andhra Pradesh, polled nearly 50 percent votes in Andhra Pradesh, Election Commission data shows. YSRCP, which bagged 151 seats in the 175-member Assembly, polled 49.95 per cent of votes (1,56,83,592).  Its share was 10 per cent more than the votes polled by the dethroned Telugu

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,

Voter awareness van flagged off by district election officer: Ludhiana

Voter awareness van flagged off by district election officer: Ludhiana

Ludhiana April 16 Aiming to sensitize the residents about the importance of the right to vote and motivate them to actively participate in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, a Voter Awareness Van was flagged off by District Election Officer Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal from District Administrative Complex, here today. This van has been deputed in

Randomisation of EVM’s done in presence of representatives of Political Parties

DP Correspondent Ludhiana: In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections, Vidhan Sabha constituency wise randomisation of electronic voting machines (EVM’s) was held today. Today’s randomisation of EVM’s was done in the presence of Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer Pradeep Kumar Agrawal and a large number of representatives of political parties were also

Kanhaiya booked for breach of model code of conduct

Bihar, March 29 (PTI) Former JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls here as a CPI candidate, was on Friday booked for violation of Model Code of Conduct. The case was lodged at Mansur Chak police station of the district under relevant sections of the Representation of People Act,

Narendra Modi biopic: SC to hear plea on April 8

HC notice to ECI on PIL seeking stay on Narendra Modi’s biopic

The Bombay High Court Friday issued a notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) over a PIL seeking a stay on the release of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s biopic starring Vivek Oberoi.A bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice N M Jamdar granted an urgent hearing to petitioner Satish Gaikwad, and directed the

Unaccounted 49.80 lakh cash seized before Elections

DP Correspondent Khanna : The Khanna Police have seized 49.80 lakh unaccounted cash during the checking of vehicles on Wednesday. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Khanna, Dhruv Dahiya said that under the Supervision of SP Mukesh Kumar, police party was checking the suspected vehicles at checkpost near Pristine Mall GT Road (Alour) Khanna.   While

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: For motivating public to vote, district administration to organise marathon on March 31

DP Correspondent       Ludhiana: In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, the District Administration would be organising a marathon in the city on March 31, 2019. The main aim of this marathon would be to motivate the residents, especially youth, to exercise their right to vote during the upcoming elections. A review meeting in

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Income tax dept sets up control room, toll free helpline to register complaints

DP Correspondent Ludhiana: Following the directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to prevent the undue influence of voters by means of money and materials during the ensuing Lok Sabha polls in the state, the Director General Income Tax (Investigation) has set up a dedicated control room centre to receive complaints in this regard. While

Supporters of candidates to face action for issuing advertisements without authority

EC to keep any eye on social media accounts of candidates  Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana: Acting tough, the Election Commission will take action against the supporters of candidates for issuing advertisements in media without any authority. The election commission has observed that many times the candidates avoid giving advertisements in media directly to save expenditure

Samosa for Rs 10, cup of tea Rs 8, chair Rs 8 fixed for candidates, EC finalises prices of 171 items used in campaigning

Limit of Rs 70 lakh fixed for candidate for election campaigning Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana: With the model code of conduct comes into force, the Samosa piece will cost candidate for Rs 10, Rs 8 for cup of tea, Jalebis at Rs 140 per KG, Rs 8 for plastic chair. The election Commission has proposed

“Sakhi Polling Stations” To Be Set Up In all constituencies of district Ludhiana

DP Correspondent Ludhiana: As per the directions of the Election Commission of India, “Sakhi Polling Stations” would be set up in all Vidhan Sabha constituencies of district Ludhiana. Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal informed that at least one such polling station would be set up in each Vidhan Sabha constituency. On the occasion of International

Punjab state selected by Election Commission for national award

Punjab state selected by Election Commission for national award

Punjab state selected by Election Commission for national award Chandigarh/Hoshiarpur – The State of Punjab has been selected for the conferring of National Award-2017 owing to outstanding performance in the IT sector during the Vidhan Sabha polls. The Deputy Commissioner-cum District Electoral Officer Vipul Ujwal would be conferred the award on January 25 on the

Jalandhar: Voter lists handed over to political parties

Jalandhar: Voter lists handed over to political parties

Jalandhar: Voter lists handed over to political parties Jalandhar – The final voter list for Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha assembly segments handed over by the district administration on Saturday, prepared after a Special Summary Revision, to the representatives of the various political parties. Handing over the lists to representatives of the various political parties,

BJP will lose in 2019 if ballot papers used in polls: Mayawati

Lucknow, Dec 2 (PTI) BJP will lose in 2019 if ballot papers used in polls: Mayawati. Challenging the BJP, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said today “with full confidence” that the saffron party would lose the general elections due in 2019 if ballot papers are used, instead of electronic voting machines.Mayawati’s remarks came a day after

Karnataka Assembly polls

Karnataka Assembly polls likely to be held on May 2, 2018

Karnataka Assembly polls: Karnataka Assembly Elections will be held in the first week of May 2018 and the tentative date of voting is May 2, Tuesday. Though no official announcement has been made to this effect by the Election Commission of India (ECI), according to the sources on Monday the EC has written to the

Gujarat Assembly polls

Two phase Gujarat Assembly polls on Dec 9, 14

Gujarat Assembly polls: The Gujarat Assembly elections will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday.The Commission had already announced that the results for Gujarat polls will be announced along with that of Himachal Pradesh on December 18.The first phase of the Gujarat election will cover 89

Himachal Pradesh polling date announced, Gujarat elections date to be announced soon

Himachal Pradesh polling date announced. The election commission of India announced the assembly elections date of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. It will be held on November 9 and counting of votes would be held on December 18. The model code of conduct comes into effect immediately. Achal Kumar Joti, Chief Election Commissioner,  accompanied by Election Commissioners Om Prakash Rawat

Debt waiver notification sent to ECI

Debt waiver notification sent to ECI

Debt waiver notification sent to ECI Chandigarh(DP Correspondent) – After the great pressure from the media reports, the Punjab Government has sent the proposed notification for debt waiver of farmers to the Election Commission of India. According to sources, after the joining of Finance Commissioner (Development), his first task was to send the notification to

Gurdaspur by-election on October 11

Narinder Jagga , Chandigarh, September 13:-Gurdaspur election. Election Commission of India has declared by-election for Gurdaspur parliamentary seat. The elections will be held on October 11 while the result will be declared on October 15. Nominations will be filed till September 22 and scrutiny of nomination will take place on September 25. Last date of