Election 2017

Protests, resignations hit Gujarat BJP after first list announcement

GANDHINAGAR: A day after the BJP announced its first list of 70 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections, resentment built up in the party here, leading to vocal protests as well as resignations by many, including some senior party members.

Will Himachal voters prefer ‘Prem’ over ‘Vir.’

CHANDIGARH: Voters in the Himachal Assembly election have performed their duty well. Though the counting far away yet both the parties—BJP and Congress- begin to stake their claim to form the next government in Himachal Pradesh, the ultimate for which would be known only on December 18 as to which way the wind blows. With political crystal gazers predicting close finish which could swing either way on December 18 when the counting of votes polled in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly is taken up, the two parties are keenly engaged in doing anticipatory number crunching.

Punjab Election Commission orders revision of electoral Rolls for general elections

The state Election Commission (SEC), Punjab today directed the concerned Deputy Commissioner cum District Electoral officers and Additional Deputy Commissioners Development-cum Additional District Electoral Officers of Municipal Corporation, Municipal council/ Nagar Panchayats to prepare / revision of electoral rolls for the coming general elections of 3 Municipal Corporations and 32 Municipal Councils/Nagar Panchayats.

Huge crowds greet Rahul in Patidar villages

GANDHINAGAR: On his fourth visit to poll-bound Gujarat, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday began his tour of north Gujarat by praying at the revered Akshardham temple, an unscheduled change in his plan, and visited the Patidar-dominated villages of the region.

Himachal polls see 74% turnout, highest in four decades

A record over 74 per cent, highest in four decades, of Himachal Pradesh's 50.25 lakh electorate on Thursday exercised their franchise in the assembly elections where the ruling Congress and the BJP were locked in a straight contest.

BJP, Congress hopeful of victory as over 72% voting recorded in Himachal assembly elections

SHIMLA: The people of Himachal Pradesh have sealed the fate of BJP and Congress leaders in the ballot boxes. The polling to elect new government was held today where vver 72 per cent of 50.25 lakh electorate exercised their franchise in the assembly elections.

Over 50 pc polling in Himachal Assembly

More than 50 per cent votes were cast on Thursday for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh Assembly amid tight security, an election official said here.

Himachal's oldest voter, wife vote in Kinnaur

Shyam Saran Negi, Himachal Pradesh's oldest voter aged 100, and his wife on Thursday cast their votes at a picturesque hamlet in Kinnaur district as elections were held to elect the 68-member assembly in the hill state.

Himachal records over 10% polling in two hours

More than 10 per cent polling was recorded in two hours for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh assembly elections that began amid tight security on Thursday, an election official said here.

Polling for Himachal assembly begins

Polling for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh assembly in a single phase began amid tight security on Thursday, an election official said here.

Demonetisation anniversary a day before Himachal assembly poll may cost BJP dearly

CHANDIGARH: While Congress is celebrating November 8 as black day and AAP as fraud day to highlight the BJP's blunder of demonetisation on its first anniversary, it is day to repent for BJP to allow Election Commission of India to hold the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections on very next day of demonetisation anniversary.

Congress win imminent in HP & Gujarat, will pave way for BJP to be wiped out in 2019: Capt Amarinder

Lamenting the disastrous effects of demonetisation and GST, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday called upon the people of Himachal Pradesh to vote the Congress to power with a resounding margin to pave the way for the complete elimination of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Himachal Pradesh polls: Only 19 women among 338 candidates

Out of 338 candidates contesting the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, only 19 are women, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.

Facebook to encourage users in Gujarat and Himachal to vote

NEW DELHI: Social networking major Facebook on Monday said that it will encourage its users in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh to participate in this years state elections.

BJP's 'ease of doing corruption': Virbhadra targets Amit Shah's son

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday targeted BJP President Amit Shah over the meteoric rise in the revenues of his son's company, a year after the party came to power at the Centre.

Congress is 'laughing club', loosing everywhere: Modi

Terming the Congress a "laughing club", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it was losing its hold in every corner of the country.

Congress Himachal poll manifesto woos farmers, youths, employees

The ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday released its manifesto for the November 9 assembly election, promising interest-free loans to farmers, laptops for students and special grade pay scale for all employees.

Dhumal to be BJP's CM candidate in Himachal

 The BJP on Tuesday announced two-time Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal as its chief ministerial candidate in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh.

Two phase Gujarat Assembly polls on Dec 9, 14

 The Gujarat Assembly elections will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday.

Gujarat poll dates likely Wednesday, BJP government dishes out last-minute sops

GANDHINAGAR: Amid widespread speculation that the Election Commission will finally declare the Gujarat Assembly poll dates on Wednesday, the state government continued its last-minute announcements of welfare schemes and various sops to woo voters before the model code of conduct comes into play.