Assembly Polls

Himachal polls: Filing of nominations to start on Monday

The filing of nominations for the November 9 Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh is scheduled to begin tomorrow, but both the major political parties - the Congress and the BJP - are yet to announce their candidates.

Oct 15, 2017, 23:13 PM IST
State Congress units pass unanimous resolutions seeking Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party president

State Congress units pass unanimous resolutions seeking Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party president

Rahul Gandhi was appointed Congress VP in 2013.

Oct 11, 2017, 22:39 PM IST

PM Modi to address BJP meet today; economy, Assembly polls expected to be on agenda

The BJP national executive meet on Monday will be addressed by PM Modi and party president Amit Shah.

Sep 25, 2017, 00:00 AM IST

Naqvi bats for holding Lok Sabha, Assembly polls simultaneously

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday advocated for holding the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls simultaneously, saying it would restrain vote-bank politics and maintain the pace of developmental activities.

Sep 09, 2017, 18:11 PM IST

BJP appoints Alphons Kannanthanam as poll in-charge for Meghalaya

BJP president Amit Shah today appointed Union minister Alphons Kannanthanam as the party's election in-charge for Meghalaya which faces Assembly polls early next year, a party statement said on Wednesday.

Sep 06, 2017, 20:45 PM IST
All of north-east will be with BJP, allies by 2018: Amit Shah

All of north-east will be with BJP, allies by 2018: Amit Shah

Shah chaired a strategic meeting of the six-party North- East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), which was attended by the chief ministers of five states — Assam, Manipur, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland — from the region.

 

Sep 05, 2017, 23:53 PM IST

Tripura militants planning violence ahead of assembly polls

The outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) is planning to indulge in violence before and during the next assembly elections due in February next year, a police officer quoted four surrendered extremists as saying on Sunday.

Aug 27, 2017, 14:39 PM IST
Assembly polls: Arun Jaitley made in-charge of Gujarat; Prakash Javadekar to handle Karnataka

Assembly polls: Arun Jaitley made in-charge of Gujarat; Prakash Javadekar to handle Karnataka

The Congress has been out of power in Gujarat since 1995.

Aug 24, 2017, 17:27 PM IST

Two ex-BJP MLAs join Congress in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is slated to witness Assembly polls in 2018.

Aug 16, 2017, 22:50 PM IST

BJP starts process of selecting candidates for Tripura assembly polls

The rate of crime against women in the state is very high and more than seven lakh youths are unemployed.

Jun 19, 2017, 15:35 PM IST
Congress would be wiped out under Rahul Gandhi: Vishwajit Rane

Congress would be wiped out under Rahul Gandhi: Vishwajit Rane

Goa minister Vishwajit Rane, who parted ways with the Congress after the Assembly polls, on Saturday claimed that the party would be wiped out under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

May 13, 2017, 15:26 PM IST

Congress to go it alone in UP urban body polls

The Congress has decided to go it alone in the upcoming elections to urban bodies in Uttar Pradesh, a move that indicates an end to the alliance with Samajwadi party forged before the Assembly polls.

May 01, 2017, 21:34 PM IST
Niti Aayog for simultaneous Lok Sabha, assembly polls from 2024 as PM Modi, President Mukherjee pitch for it

Niti Aayog for simultaneous Lok Sabha, assembly polls from 2024 as PM Modi, President Mukherjee pitch for it

The Niti Aayog has suggested a synchronised two-phase Lok Sabha and assembly polls from 2024 so as to ensure minimum 'campaign-mode' disruption to governance.

Apr 30, 2017, 12:26 PM IST

Winning candidates see lower vote share in Punjab, Goa polls

Winners saw their average vote share decline by as much as 8 per cent in the recently concluded assembly polls in Goa and Punjab, compared to the 2012 elections, says a report.

Apr 07, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
Nobody can save Congress people if they don't improve: Digvijay Singh

Nobody can save Congress people if they don't improve: Digvijay Singh

Referring to factionalism in his party, the AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said that nobody can save Congressmen if they fail to change themselves.

Apr 04, 2017, 21:09 PM IST
Virbhadra Singh accuses centre of destabilising Himachal government

Virbhadra Singh accuses centre of destabilising Himachal government

 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday accused the centre government of harassing and destablising the state government, alleging that central agencies like the ED and CBI were being misused against political opponents.

 

Apr 04, 2017, 18:27 PM IST
MCD polls: Amit Shah slams AAP, tells BJP workers to unfurl victory flag in Delhi too

MCD polls: Amit Shah slams AAP, tells BJP workers to unfurl victory flag in Delhi too

Eyeing a hat-trick in Delhi civic polls, BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday launched a blistering attack on the AAP alleging that corruption has flourished under the Kejriwal government and people must teach it a lesson.

Mar 25, 2017, 15:21 PM IST
Governors of Goa, Manipur acting like 'agents' of BJP: Congress

Governors of Goa, Manipur acting like 'agents' of BJP: Congress

Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly influencing the decision of the Governors of Goa and Manipur in government formation of their respective states, the Congress has branded the development as 'unconstitutional'.

 

Mar 14, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

Will get bigger mandate in 2019 polls: Amit Shah

Describing the victory in the just-concluded Assembly polls as greater than the one in the 2014 general elections, BJP President Amit Shah today said the party "will get a bigger mandate" in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Mar 12, 2017, 22:40 PM IST
UP Election Result and its 7 hallmarks

UP Election Result and its 7 hallmarks

The Modi-Shah juggernaut is unstoppable.

Mar 11, 2017, 15:10 PM IST