Election 2017

Chief Election Commissioner of India reviews on Election Preparedness of Lok Sabha Poll

CHANDIGARH: Sunil Arora, Chief Election commissioner of India today reviewed the election preparedness of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh in connection with the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections in 2019.

By-election for 3 Lok Sabha, 2 assembly seats in Karnataka on Nov 3

NEW DELHI: By-election to three Lok Sabha and two assembly constituencies will be held in Karnataka on November 3 to fill vacancies. The counting is due on November 6.

Facebook establishing task force for 2019 India elections

NEW DELHI: Facing the uphill task of tackling election-related interference on its platform as India gets ready for polls next year, Facebook on Saturday said it is establishing a task force comprising "hundreds of people" in the country to prevent bad actors from abusing its platform.

Eight nominations filed for Zila Parishad elections on second day

CHANDIGARH: On the second day to file nomination papers for 22 Zila Parishad and 150 Panchayat Samiti of Punjab, 8 nominations for Zila Parishads and 248 nomination papers for Panchayat Samitis have been filed.

SAD-BJP Alliance is Geared up for 2019 Lok Sabha Polls : Chhina

AMRITSAR: Buoyant over the recent bonhomie between Bhartiya Janata Party and Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) at the national level, the state BJP seems all geared up for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Under the rural outreach program senior BJP leader and state executive member Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today addressed a public rally at border town Attari and met party cadre in the adjoining villages to apprise the public about the NDA’s public welfare schemes.

AAP will discuss and find out the reasons of Shahkot defeat- Dr. Balbir Singh

CHANDIGARH: Reacting on the Aam Aadmi Party’s defeat in Shahkot by-poll, the co-president of AAP Dr. Balbir Singh said that the party will discuss it with the volunteers and office bearers to find out what went wrong against it. In a press statement, Dr. Balbir said that the party will try hard to shun the mistakes made in the past. He said that new plans and strategies will be made to reach out the voters at booth level.

Congress wins Punjab's Shahkot by huge margin

The ruling Congress won the Shahkot Assembly bye-election on Thursday by a huge margin of over 38,800 votes, wresting the Shiromani Akali Dal stronghold after over 20 years.

SAD objects to Jakhar’s Press Conference in Punjab Bhawan on the day of polling

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal took a serious note of press conference by the PPCC President Mr. Sunil Jakhar in Punjab Bhawan today and described it as a brazen violation of model code of conduct and an attempt to influence the voters of 32-Shahkot assembly constituency on the day of polling as it was telecast live on some channels.

SAD expresses total dissatisfaction over election arrangements in Shahkot

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal expressed complete dissatisfaction over the election arrangements in Shahkot made by the Election Commission of India and said that if present situation is allowed to go, then no body can stop the Congress party from rigging of booths tomorrow.

Election Commission completes all preparations for Shahkot by-election in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Dr. S. Karuna Raju said that the Election Commission have been completed all the arrangements in Shahkot constituency for the by poll, which will be held on May 28, 2018.

SAD demands immediate deployment of para military forces in Shahkot

CHANDIGARH: Accusing the ruling Congress party in the state of committing a “double murder of democracy and the people’s lives through illegally distributed  illicit liquor in its campaign for the Shahkot by-election ” the Shiromani Akali Dal today urged the Chief Election Commissioner of India to make ‘a direct and on the ground intervention’ to save India’s claims as the largest democracy in the world from being reduced to a farce and a butt of ridicule in the international community.

SAD demands to deploy high powered ECI task force in Shahkot

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal today demanded the deployment of  an independent team directly from the Election Commission of India to function as high-powered task force and stop the ruling party in Punjab from “elaborate and widespread rigging’ of the by-poll for the Shahkot assembly constituency scheduled  for May 28.  

Shahkot Poll: Ten candidates left in fray after scrutiny

JALANDHAR: As many as 13 candidates were in fray after scrutiny of nomination papers today for the Shahkot Assembly constituency by-poll, the polling for which would be held on the 28th of this month.

Nine nominations filed for Shahkot by-poll

CHANDIGARH: Nine nominations were filed today for the by-election of Shahkot Assembly segment on the sixth day of filing of the nominations.

Ticket to Laadi Sherowalia proves Congress promoting Mining Mafia: Tarun Chugh

PHAGWARA: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today said that the announcement of Laadi Sherowalia as Congress candidate for Shahkot Bye-Election has proved that Congress' commitment to promote Mining Mafia in the state.

Nodal officers appointed for smooth and fair conduct of Shahkot by-poll

JALANDHAR: In order to ensure smooth, free and fair by-elections for the Shahkot assembly segment on May 28, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar cum District Election Officer Varinder Kumar Sharma has constituted a number of committees with the senior officers of district administration as nodal officers.

Bengal by-poll: Trinamool leading by over 15,000 votes

KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress candidate Gita Rani Bhunia was leading by over 15,000 votes over the Left Front nominated CPI-M aspirant Rita Mondal on Sunday in the initial counting of the by-poll to the Sabang Assembly constituency in West Bengal.

Rajinder Rana: The Giant Killer of Sujanpur

CHANDIGARH: The Bharatiya Janata Party had reason to be doubly happy after its electoral victory in the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls. One, it returned to power after five years and, secondly, it got a near two-thirds majority. But there is one man who has left the BJP leadership with a bad taste in the mouth.

Voting begins for R.K.Nagar by-poll

Polling for the crucial by-election to the Radhakrishnan Nagar (R.K. Nagar) Assembly constituency began here on Thursday at 8 a.m.

BJP leader hails party victory in Gujrat, Himachal

AMRITSAR: Bhartiya Janta Party state executive member Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today hailed the party’s landslide victory in Gujrat and
Himachal Pradesh, terming it as a vindication of the Prime Minister Narendera Modi’s centre government’s pro-poor and reformatory measures. He said the people of the two important states have given credence to Modi’s agenda of `development’ and progress of the country.


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