Sonia Gandhi calls meet to introspect poll debacle, AAP rules out alliance

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday called for an urgent meet with top party leaders to introspect on the party`s stunning defeat in four states results for which were declared yesterday.

India needs a decisive leader, says Sharad Pawar on assembly poll results

The Assembly poll results in four states indicate that people want a strong and decisive leader, NCP president Sharad Pawar said as he called upon Congress and other allies to ponder over the poll outcome.

Hung house in Delhi, BJP largest party: Survey

The BJP may emerge the single-largest party in Delhi assembly elections which are expected to throw up a hung house, said a survey Wednesday.

Congress will win 110-120 seats in MP: Digvijay

ongress general secretary Digvijay Singh Tuesday expressed confidence that his party will win 110 to 120 seats, while the ruling BJP will manage to win only 85-90 seats in the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections held yesterday.

Heavy vehicles to trekking for Mizoram poll officials

From heavy vehicles to two wheelers, small boats and trekking on foot, all modes are being used to ferry over 4,000 polling officials over topographically diverse Mizoram, where Assembly elections will be held on November 25.

Lal Thanhawla in advantageous position in Serchhip

With Mizoram`s Serchhip district reaping benefits of central and state socio-economic welfare schemes, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla seems to be in an advantageous position both in Serchhip and Hrangturzo seats from where he is fighting the November 25 elections.

MP polls: Mayawati woos Dalits, says corruption rampant in MP

Mayawati accused the BJP and the Congress of catering to the rich and corporates at the expense of the welfare of poor.

`A fourth of MP contestants have criminal backgrounds`

Nearly one-fourth of the contestants in the Madhya Pradesh assembly polls have criminal backgrounds, an analysis by a think tank revealed here Monday.

Over half of Mizoram`s candidates are millionaires

More than half of the 142 candidates contesting the Nov 25 Mizoram assembly elections are millionaires, a report said Monday.

Congress takes Narendra Modi`s `khooni panja` barb to Election Commission

Congress has approached Election Commission against BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s `khooni panja` (bloodied hand) and ‘zaalim haath’ (cruel hand) barb against the party.

Poll-bound states could boost BJP in 2014: Survey

The BJP-led NDA is projected to win between 187 and 195 seats in the Lok Sabha polls on the back of gains from four poll-bound states, while the UPA tally could slip to between 134 and 142 seats, a survey says.

Assembly polls 2013: Election commissioner to visit Mizoram early November

Ahead of the upcoming Assembly poll here which is scheduled on November 25, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath, two election commissioners and other top officials of the Election Commission are likely to visit Mizoram in the first week of November, state Chief Electoral Officer Ashwani Kumar said.

BJP`s Delhi CM candidate: Goel stakes claim

Upset over not being projected as BJP`s chief ministerial candidate for the Delhi Assembly polls, Vijay Goel on Sunday staked his claim for the position before the party`s top leadership and indicated his opposition against any move to declare Harsh Vardhan`s name for it.

Delhi BJP launches website with eye on Assembly polls

In order to reach out to the public, BJP`s `Samvad Cell` on Sunday launched its website which will contain information about the party`s leaders and candidates contesting in the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls.

Working on introducing NOTA clause for polls in 5 states: Election Commission

Election Commission is working on introducing `None of the above` clause in the upcoming Assembly polls in five states, Director General of the Election Commission of India Akshay Raut said on Sunday.

Assembly polls 2013: Over 6,000 sensitive polling booths in Rajasthan

Over 6,000 polling booths in Rajasthan have been declared sensitive and extra force would be deployed there during the Assembly elections in the state on December one.

Assembly polls: MP CM urges all voters to vote for progress and development

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged all eligible voters to vote for the progress and development of the state.

SC asks EC to explore the possibility introducing VVPAT in EVMs

Supreme Court asked Election Commission to explore possibility of introducing Vote Verifier Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in EVMs to maintain paper record of vote for upcoming assembly polls in 5 states

Congress won`t call Assembly polls semi-finals for 2014 vote

Congress on Friday voiced confidence that its policies will earn it the mandate in five poll-bound states but rejected the contention that the contest, the first after Narendra Modi was named BJP`s PM candidate, was "semi- final" for 2014 General Elections.

`None of the Above` introduced for Assembly polls 2013

For the first time, voters in the five states going to polls in November-December will be able to reject all candidates by pressing "None of the Above" (NOTA) option.