Election 2019

Congress announces 9 candidates in Madhya Pradesh

BHOPAL: The Congress has announced its candidates for nine of the 29 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh, fielding former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal.

87,000 groups on WhatsApp targeting voters

NEW DELHI: 24 (IANS) The first phase of voting begins from April 11 and WhatsApp - and not its parent company Facebook - has turned out to be the biggest social media platform for more than 87,000 groups to target millions with political messaging.

BJP denies tickets to Shanta Kumar, Kariya Munda

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday came out with its fifth list of 48 candidates, denying tickets to party veterans Shanta Kumar and Kariya Munda while shifting Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to Morena from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

Chief Electoral Officer holds consultations with Punjab STF & Narcotics Bureau officers

CHANDIGARH: In view of the Lok Sabha elections, the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, Dr. S. Karuna Raju today held a meeting with the officers of the STF and the Narcotics Bureau.

BSP names 11 Lok Sabha candidates

With less than a month to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Friday announced its candidates for 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh.

15 polling stations in Mizoram for tribal refugees

The Election Commission will set up 15 special polling stations at Kanhmun village along the Mizoram-Tripura border to help tribal refugees living in relief camps in Tripura exercise their franchise for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram, officials said on Friday.

Punjab is likely to buck the national trend in the Parliamentary elections, 2019

The Mirage stealth attack in Balakot (Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa) in Pakistan has had its impact in the religiously sensitive Indo-Gangetic India. Forty four deaths of para-military personnel caused by the terror strike of February 14th 2019, near Pulwama (Kashmir) generated a wave of indignation in the country.

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections.

Hema Malini to contest again from Mathura LS seat

Popular actor and Mathura MP Hema Malini, who has been busy since morning participating in Holi celebrations in Lord Krishna's land, was Thursday against fielded by her BJP from the seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Pawan Kalyan declares assets worth Rs 52 crore

Telugu actor and Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan, who is making his electoral debut in next month's Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls, has declared assets worth over Rs 52 crore.

Doctors, lawyers, businessmen in MNM's first LS list

Doctors, advocates, a former IPS officer, a retired district judge, and businessmen figure among the candidates fielded by Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) from Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Transgender Becomes District ICON to mobilise Masses For Voting

NAWANSHAHR: Taking  a leap ahead in awareness activities under Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation Programme (SVEEP), district Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar has taken path breaking initiative for roping in transgender voters by designating one of them Preeti Mahant  as District ICON.

All planes, choppers booked for poll campaign

With canvassing for the 2019 general elections in full swing, it's a "houseful" notice outside most companies hiring out small fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for campaign purposes, aviation industry players said.

TDP announces candidates for 25 LS seats in Andhra

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday announced its candidates for all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh for the coming general elections.

LS polls: BJP's key 'invisible' general secretaries

 As Lok Sabha elections near, the post of "Sangathan Mahamantri" (General Secretaries (Organisation)) becomes increasingly important in the BJP. The incumbent is a key political link with partys ideological mentor RSS and carries out coordination at various levels.

Jana Sena announces 3rd candidates' list for Andhra

Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena party on Tuesday announced candidates for one more Lok Sabha seat and 13 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh.

AAP to go alone in Punjab, alliance talks with SAD (Taksali) failed

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) has announced to go alone in Lok Sabha election in Punjab after its talks for an alliance with Shiromani Akali Dal(Taksali) headed by former Akali Dal minister Ranjit Singh Brahmpura reached a deadlock on the issue of fielding candidate from Anandour Sahib seat.

BJD names 63 Lok Sabha, Assembly candidates

 Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday declared the first list of nine Lok Sabha and 54 Assembly candidates.

Owaisi files nomination for 4th term from Hyderabad

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday filed the nomination for the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat.

We are capable of defeating BJP in UP: SP, BSP

A day after the Congress announced that it will not contest on seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP leader Mayawati on Monday said that their alliance was capable of defeating the BJP.


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