16th General Elections Latest News And Live Update
High polling gives new hope to INLD in Haryana - April 18, 2014 12:34 PM
Pollsters may not be giving too many seats to the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), Haryana's main opposition party, in the state's recently held Lok Sabha elections, but the turnout of voters in assembly constituencies of INLD legislators is making the party upbeat about the results. Some of the biggest turnouts in the April 10 Lok Sabha polling were in constituencies where the INLD dominates. Haryana's 10 Lok Sabha seats, with nearly 16.1 million voters, recorded over 72 percent polling this time.
AAP alleges large-scale rigging in Gurgaon - April 10, 2014 04:13 PM
The AAP alleged Thursday large-scale rigging in Nuh and other parts of Mewat in Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency where party leader Yogendra Yadav is a candidate. “People from weaker section of the society were not even allowed to enter a few polling stations,” Ramzan Chaudhary, an Aam Aadmi Party volunteer from Mewat, told IANS. Source: IANS
Yogendra, Rao Inderjeet vote in LS polls - April 10, 2014 02:42 PM
AAP's Yogendra Yadav and BJP's Rao Inderjeet Singh, candidates for the Gurgaon Lok Sabha seat, cast their votes Thursday in the Rewari district. Yogendra Yadav cast his ballot at a government school in Saharanwas village, some 65 km from Gurgaon, in the early hours of voting. Source: IANS
Nearly 35 percent polling in Haryana - April 10, 2014 02:33 PM
Up to 35 percent of Haryana's nearly 1.61 crore electorate exercised their franchise during the first six hours of voting Thursday for the 10 Lok Sabha seats from the state, officials here said. Long queues could be seen at a number of polling stations across Haryana. Source: IANS
Gurgaon voters praise clean polling stations - April 10, 2014 11:06 AM
Voters gave the thumbs up for polling stations here in Haryana, and for the clock-work precision with which they operated Thursday. Queues began forming in polling centres since almost the time they opened at 7 a.m. In Gurgaon, long queues of voters were seen in what is called New Gurgaon, dominated by high-rise condominiums and shopping malls. Source: IANS
In Lok Sabha polls, Haryana looks at semi-final - April 08, 2014 05:03 PM
Haryana's 10 Lok Sabha seats go to the polls Thursday and the outcome will have a bearing on state politics six months later. This election, seen as a semi-final, will dictate the possible course of the Haryana assembly polls to be held in October. Source:IANS
Yogendra Yadav served notice for 'paid news' - April 08, 2014 10:32 AM
AAP candidate for Gurgaon Lok Sabha seat Yogendra Yadav was served notice after party workers distributed an unregistered newspaper containing news only about the AAP at a press conference, officials said. Deputy Commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi, who is also the chairman of the district media certification and monitoring committee, served notice to Yadav. Source:IANS
Rahul targets Modi on manifesto delay, women's security - April 07, 2014 02:19 PM
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi launched a multi-pronged attack on the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, accusing them of practicing "divisive politics" and seeking to attack their record of women rights. Addressing election rallies at Haryana's Panipat and Sirsa and in Delhi, Gandhi also hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party over delay in releasing its manifesto for the Lok Sabha poll. Source: IANS
Women's voting rights violated, says AAP - April 05, 2014 02:23 PM
AAP leader Yogendra Yadav complained to the Election Commission that votes of uneducated women were often cast by others in this region in violation of electoral laws.This was rampant in Haryana's Mewat area, which includes the Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency where Yadav is a candidate for the Lok Sabha election. Source: IANS
AAP chief Kejriwal attacked in Haryana - March 29, 2014 02:58 PM
An unidentified person attacked Arvind Kejriwal, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief during his campaign trail in Haryana. The attacker was earlier assaulted by the party workers. "Someone hit me hard on my neck jst now. This kind of violent reaction is expected of them. It only shows their true character and desperation," Kejriwal tweeted.
Rao Inderjit blames Congress for plotting against him - March 28, 2014 06:07 PM
Attacking the members of the Congress party, Rao Inderjit Singh, BJP candidate from Gurgaon has declared that the activists of the Congress party are plotting against him to make sure that he loses the upcoming General Elections 2014. He further claimed that there is also a conspiracy going on against Narendra Modi.
Quick facts for Haryana General Elections 2014
|Parliamentary Constituencies|| |
|Ruling Party||INC Alliance|
|Opposition Party||Indian National Lok Dal|
|Chief Minister||Bhupinder Singh Hooda|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Shri Shrikant Walgad|
|Address||30- Bays Building (Top Floor), Sector 17, Chandigarh - 1600017|
|No. of Electors||Male electors||Female electors||No. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of India||No. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)|
Haryana (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information
All the 10 parliamentary constituencies of Haryana will go to vote on 10 April 2014, which will be the third overall phase of the election in the country. The counting of votes will be done on 16 May 2014, as declared by the Election Commission of India.
Haryana General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014- Dates and Schedule
Haryana General Elections 2014 Important Dates
The table below represents the important dates associated with the Haryana General Elections 2014 and when are elections going to be held in Haryana, the date of issue of notification, nominations and much, more.
|No of PCs going to poll 10||(PC no. 1 to 10) Click to see Pcs|
|Issue of Notification||15 Mar 14 (Sat)|
|Last Date for filing Nominations||22 Mar 14 (Sat)|
|Scrutiny of Nominations||24 Mar 14 (Mon)|
|Last date for withdrawal of Candidature||26 Mar 14 (Wed)|
|Date of Poll||10 Apr 14 (Thu)|
|Counting of Votes||16 May 14 (Fri)|
|Date before which the election shall be completed||28 May 14 (Wed)|
Haryana 2014 Lok Sabha Opinion Poll
List of parliamentary Constituencies in Haryana
|PC No.||PC Name||PC No.||PC Name|
The INLD has already started its "Congress Pol-Khol" campaign in the state, which it continued till March 15. This program included 8,000 public meetings across 7,000 villages, and was aimed at exposing the "reality" of the Congress party.
The BJP, with its new state unit President Ram Bilas Sharma, has also started its statewide campaign, hitting out at the INC-governed state government. In a recent development, Narindra Sharm, BSP leader and MLA from the Pundri constituency, has joined the BJP with his supporters. The BJP state unit is also targeting the Congress with the charges of inefficiency in tackling the law-and-order problem and rampant corruption. The BJP is also taking an aim at the INLD by highlighting the indictment of INLD Supremo Om Prakash Chautala, along with many others, in the JBT Scam by the Delhi CBI court. The Haryana Janhit Congress, an ally of the BJP, is also hitting out at the INC by raising the issue of five of its defector MLAs who joined the INC to boost Bhupinder Singh's government in 2009. Kuldeep Sharma, speaker of Haryana Assembly, is also being accused by the BJP ally.
The Haryana Congress is also not far behind in political campaigning. It has already organised three state-level meetings with the presidents of district, block, and village. They have been asked by the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee President Phool Chand Mullana to reach every corner of the state to clear the 'false' illusion created by all the other political parties. In order to counter the 'Pol Khol' campaign of the INLD, the Haryana Congress is going full-throttle in organising a mammoth rally at Hansi in the month of March.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has started its all India Lok Sabha campaign from Haryana, home state of Kejriwal. Some of its main poll planks include improving peasantry, better healthcare facilities, and transparent governance.
The Left (CPIM and CPI) started their Haryana Lok Sabha campaign with a huge joint rally at Hisar, Haryana. Unimaginable corruption (especially the Land Scam) and inability of the state government to generate jobs for youths are two main strategies of the Left in Haryana.
About Haryana Elections
Haryana is situated in the northern part of our country. It was established in the year 1966 on 1st of November. The capital city of this state is Chandigarh and the largest city is Faridabad. It has an area of 17070 square miles. The population of this state is more than 25,000,000. The population of rural area is more than 16,000,000 and of urban area is more than 8,000,000. The official languages of this state are Hindi and Haryanvi.
Administration of Haryana
Haryana is spread over an area of 44,212 sq km, which is divided into four divisions: Gurgaon, Rohtak, Ambala, and Hisar. These sub-divisions are again divided into districts, sub-divisions, tehsils, sub-tehsils, and blocks. There are 21 administrative districts, 47 sub-divisions, 67 Tehsils, 45 Sub-Tehsils, and 116 blocks. A large part of the state is still rural, even after extensive urbanisation. There are 6,759 village and 81 cities in Haryana. The state legislature is unicameral in nature, having 90 assembly seats. The apex court of Haryana is the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, located in Chandigarh. It is the common institution of Haryana, Punjab, and Union territory of Chandigarh.
State Legislative Assembly
TThe current Governor of Haryana is Jagannath Pahadia and the Chief Minister is Bhupinder Singh Hooda, a candidate of Indian National Congress. The legislature of this state is unicameral - there is only one house which is Haryana State Legislative Assembly comprising of 90 members. There are 10 Lok Sabha constituencies and 5 Rajya Sabha constituencies For the purpose of administration, this state is divided into 4 categories. They are the Ambala Division, Rohtak division, Gurgaon division and Hisar division. In all these divisions there are 21 districts, 47 sub-divisions, 67 tehsils, 45 sub-tehsils and 116 blocks. It has a total of 6759 villages and 81 cities and towns.
Main political parties in Haryana
The political players of this state are :
|Indian National Congress||Vishal Haryana Party||Janata Party|
|SamajvadiJanata Party, Janata Dal||Indian National Lok Dal||Haryana Vikas party|
The major state political parties are :
|Haryana Janhit Congress||Indian National Lok Dal|
This state has a very systematic way of conducting elections and the people are getting educated about the election procedure and the main criteria for the electing of leaders. The Government of Haryana works very hard for the betterment of its people.
List of Assembly constituencies in Haryana
|1 Kalka||2 Panchkula||3 Naraingarh||4 AmbalaCantt|
|5 Ambala City||6 Mullana(SC)||7 Sadhaura(SC)||8 Jagadhari|
|9 Yamunanagar||10 Radaur||11 Ladwa||12 Shahbad(SC)|
|13 Thanesar||14 Pehowa||15 Guhla(SC)||16 Kalayat|
|17 Kaithal||18 Pundri||19 Nilokheri(SC)||20 Indri|
|21 Karnal||22 Gharaunda||23 Assandh||24 Panipat Rural|
|25 Panipat City||26 Israna(SC)||27 Samalkha||28 Ganaur|
|29 Rai||30 Kharkhauda(SC)||31 Sonipat||32 Gohana|
|33 Baroda||34 Julana||35 Safidon||36 Jind|
|37 UchanaKalan||38 Narwana(SC)||39 Tohana||40 Fatehabad|
|41 Ratia(SC)||42 Kalanwali(SC)||43 Dabwali||44 Rania|
|45 Sirsa||46 Ellenabad||47 Adampur||48 Uklana(SC)|
|49 Narnaund||50 Hansi||51 Barwala||52 Hisar|
|53 Nalwa||54 Loharu||55 Badhra||56 Dadri|
|57 Bhiwani||58 Tosham||59 Bawani Khera(SC)||60 Meham|
|61 Garhi Sampla-Kiloi||62 Rohtak||63 Kalanaur(SC)||64 Bahadurgarh|
|65 Badli||66 Jhajjar(SC)||67 Beri||68 Ateli|
|69 Mahendragarh||70 Narnaul||71 Nangal Chaudhry||72 Bawal(SC)|
|73 Kosli||74 Rewari||75 Pataudi(SC)||76 Badshahpur|
|77 Gurgaon||78 Sohna||79 Nuh||80 Ferozepur Jhirka 81 Punahana|
|81 Punahana||82 Hathin||83 Hodal(SC)||84 Palwal|
|85 Prithla||86 Faridabad NIT||87 Badkhal||88 Ballabhgarh|
|89 Faridabad||90 Tigaon|
List of Chief Ministers of Haryana
|S no.||Name||Took Office||Left Office||Political Party|
|1||Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma||11/01/66||03/23/67||Indian National Congress|
|2||Rao Birender Singh||03/24/67||11/02/67||Vishal Haryana Party|
|3||Bansi Lal||05/22/68||11/30/75||Indian National Congress|
|4||Banarsi Das Gupta||12/01/75||04/30/77||Indian National Congress|
|5||Chaudhary Devi Lal||06/21/77||06/28/79||Janata Party|
|6||Bhajan Lal||06/29/79||01/22/80||Janata Party|
|6*||Bhajan Lal||01/22/80||07/05/85||Indian National Congress|
|7||Bansi Lal||07/05/85||06/19/87||Indian National Congress|
|8||Chaudhary Devi Lal||07/17/87||12/02/89||Janata Dal|
|9||Om Prakash Chautala||12/02/89||05/22/90||Janata Dal|
|10||Banarsi Das Gupta||05/22/90||07/12/90||Janata Dal|
|11||Om Prakash Chautala||07/12/90||07/17/90||Janata Dal|
|12||Hukam Singh||07/17/90||03/21/91||Janata Dal|
|13||Om Prakash Chautala||03/22/91||04/06/91||Samajvadi Janata Party|
|14||Bhajan Lal||07/23/91||05/09/96||Indian National Congress|
|15||Bansi Lal||05/11/96||07/23/99||Haryana Vikas Party|
|16||Om Prakash Chautala||07/24/99||03/04/05||Indian National Lok Dal|
|17||Bhupinder Singh Hooda||03/05/05||10/24/09||Indian National Congress|
|18||Bhupinder Singh Hooda||10/25/09||present||Indian National Congress|
Election Commission of Haryana
The State Election Commission (SEC) of Haryana has the power of conducting, preparing electoral rolls, and superintending Panchayat and Municipality elections. These powers are entrusted to the SEC of Haryana under the Constitution's Article 243K read with Article 243ZA. State Election Commission in Haryana started functioning from 18 November 1993. The Haryana SEC makes all kinds of arrangements for conducting free and fair election over 9 Municipal Corporations, 14 Municipal Councils, 52 Municipal Committees, 21 Zila Parishads, 119 Panchayat Samitis, and 6082 Gram Panchayats.
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Haryana
Shrikant Walgad (IAS) is the Chief Electoral Officer of Haryana.
He can be contacted at: 30-Days Building (Top Floor) Sector 17, Chandigarh, PIN - 160017