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  • Congress Candidates' List for Punjab Polls After Dec 8
    The Congress party is going to release its first list of candidates for the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls next year after December 8. This was said by the party’s screening committee chairman Ashok Gehlot. The committee had its meeting in Delhi on Saturday and the next one is going to be held on December 8 after which the names of candidates would be released. Gehlot said that winnability was going to be the prime factor in selection of candidates. He also noted that, unlike the 2012 polls, party workers would be united this time and candidates would be selected after reaching a consensus among screening committee members, Punjab PCC executive members and other members concerned.
    2016-12-05 04:13:07 PM
  • TN Tense As CM Jayalalithaa Suffers Cardiac Arrest
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest late on the night of December 4. She has been put on a heart assist device and is being monitored closely by doctors at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Jayalalithaa has been in the hospital's intensive care since September 22 after she complained of fever, dehydration and congestion. It had been announced only recently that she'd recovered completely before news of her cardiac arrest came. Subbiah Viswanathan, COO of Apollo Hospitals where the chief minister is currently undergoing treatment, has informed the media that she is being treated and monitored by a team of experts, including pulmonologists, cardiologists and critical care specialists.
    2016-12-05 04:12:15 PM
  • BJP Sweeps Gujarat Local Body Polls
    Rubbishing all speculations over the possibility of a negative political fallout for the BJP as a result of its demonetisation policy, the party scored a formidable victory in two municipalities and one taluka (block) panchayat elections apart from the by-elections in 11 municipalities, seven district panchayats and 15 taluka panchayat seats. The BJP won 41 out of 44 seats in Vapi in Valsad district and 27 out of 28 seats in Kanakpur-Kansad (Surat) municipalities. It won 18 out of 22 seats in Gondal taluka Panchayat. The district panchayat by-election results have not caused any major upset for the party either as five out of the seven voted for BJP. The party has secured victory in five talukas while the Congress has won four. Elections on the remaining seats have been postponed due to technical issues.
    2016-11-29 06:06:02 PM
  • Punjab Assembly Polls 2017: Sidhu's Wife, Pargat Singh Join Congress
    Former hockey Olympian Pargat Singh and cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu joined the Congress officially on 28 November, 2016. Responding to questions from the media on whether her husband Navjot Singh is going to join the Congress too, Navjot Kaur reportedly said, "We are like one soul in two bodies." Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh said that if Mrs Sidhu is in Congress, it is most likely Mr Sidhu is going to join the party as well.
    2016-11-29 11:14:24 AM
  • Big Win for BJP in Maharashtra Civic Body Polls
    The BJP scored a significant win in the fiercely contested Maharashtra Civic Body Polls. All the mainstream parties had called these the “mini-assembly election”. The win comes as a major setback to the Congress and NCP which had been dominating the municipal bodies till now. The BJP-led Centre’s demonetisation policy had dominated the campaign of all the parties. The BJP had presented demonetisation as a mechanism for clean-up of the system. Elections were held to the state's 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats in the first phase on November 27,2016. The second phase of these elections will be held on 14 December in 14 municipal councils.
    2016-11-29 11:01:55 AM

  • BJP, Shiv Sena Leading in Maharashtra Municipal Councils, Nagar Panchayats Poll Results 2016
    Counting of votes is underway in the election to 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats across 25 districts of Maharashtra. According to BJP spokesperson in Maharashtra Keshav Upadhye, the party has won 50 Nagaradhyaksha seats so far. Out of the 3,705 seats spanning 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats, results have been declared for 2501. Out of these, the BJP has won 610, Shiv Sena 402, NCP 482, Congress 408, MNS 12, BSP 4 and Others - 583.
    2016-11-28 06:07:15 PM
  • Fate of Parties in Maharashtra To Be Decided Today; State EC to Declare Municipal Poll Results
    The Maharashtra State Election Commission has started counting the votes cast for elections to the state's 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats held on 28 November, 2016. According to reports, the total number of seats for which results have been declared so far is 1,349. Out of these, the BJP and Shiv Sena have won 334 and 228 each. The NCP has won 287, Congress 201, MNS 5 and Independents 124. Declaration of the results will decide the fate of major political parties, including Shiv Sena, NCP, Congress and incumbent BJP in the state. Most of the municipal councils are held by the NCP and Congress at present.
    2016-11-28 03:08:08 PM
  • Counting of Votes Underway for First Phase of Maharashtra Municipal Polls
    In what is touted to be the litmus test for the incumbent Devendra Phadnavis-led BJP government in Maharashtra, counting of votes has begun for the first phase of the state municipal council polls which were conducted yesterday. Polling was held in 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats across 25 districts of Maharashtra. As many as 15,826 candidates contested from 3,705 seats and the voter turnout was about 70 per cent. While no nominations had been received for Shirala Nagar Panchayat in Sangli district, 28 candidates were elected unopposed. The second phase of these elections will be held on 14 December in 14 municipal councils.
    2016-11-28 11:46:38 AM
  • Shiv Sena, Goa Suraksha Manch Join Hands for Goa Assembly Polls 2017
    The Shiv Sena and Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) officially announced their alliance to contest the forthcoming assembly elections in Goa which are most likely to be held in March 2017. According to the seat sharing deal between Shiv Sena and GSM, the Shiv Sena will contest three seats in North and two seats in South Goa. The candidates would be declared by December 15.
    2016-11-26 11:23:51 AM
  • AAP Declares Dalit Manifesto for Punjab Assembly Polls 2017
    The Aam Aadmi Party has released its Dalit manifesto for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections 2017. In the manifesto, it has promised housing for all Dalits, hike in grant for for the wedding of a daughter and a special cell for implementation of Post Matric Scholarship Scheme. While addressing a gathering in the Dalit-majority Doaba region, Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal released the party’s 19-point agenda and said that the upliftment of the Dalit community is necessary for the overall progress of Punjab. Kejriwal said that once voted to power, his party would take special care of the Dalit community in the state.
    2016-11-26 11:23:04 AM

  • NCP Ready to Go It Alone in Goa Assembly Polls 2017
    Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Goa President Jose Philip D’Souza has said that his party has the capacity to go it alone in the 2017 Assembly polls. According to reports, D’Souza told the media that if the Congress doesn’t want an alliance then it is their call. He observed that the NCP wanted an alliance to consolidate all secular and anti-BJP votes. He said this in response to the Congress' Goa in-charge Digvijay Singh’s statement ruling out any alliance for the 2017 Goa Assembly polls.
    2016-11-25 11:56:38 AM
  • Digvijaya Singh Rules Out Tie-Up Ahead of 2017 Goa Assembly Polls
    All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Digvijaya Singh has made it clear that the Congress will go it alone in the upcoming 2017 Goa Assembly elections. He said that those wanting an electoral tie-up with the Congress for the elections would have to contest under the Congress banner only. Singh also stated that the Congress is going to contest all 40 constituencies in the state.
    2016-11-25 11:55:48 AM
  • Punjab Elections 2017: Navjot Kaur, Pargat Singh to Join Congress
    Former BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu and Awaaz-E-Punjab leader Pargat Singh will join the Congress formally on November 28. Navjot Singh Sidhu is also likely to join the party eventually. Confirming the news, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh welcomed the two new members in the party fold. He said that the Congress will now be strengthened further ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections due early next year.
    2016-11-25 11:55:15 AM
  • TMC Retains 3 Seats in West Bengal By-Poll
    Two Lok Sabha seats and one assembly seat in West Bengal have been retained by Trinamool Congress. The by-poll was held on 19 November where the party's candidates won by massive margin.   With 4.97 lakh votes, TMC candidate Dibyendu Adhikari won Tamluk Lok Sabha seat. Parthapratim Roy won the Coochbehar LS seat and with a a margin of 1.27 lakh, Saikat Panja won the Monteswar assembly seat. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the assembly poll results were befitting reply against the Centre's decision of demonetisation.
    2016-11-23 02:10:08 PM
  • AAP Adds Four More Candidates for Goa Polls
    As per reports, on Tuesday, Aam Aadmi Party announced addition of four more candidates for the elections in Goa in 2017. The number of candidates now is 25. These candidates are anti-Mopa airport activist Siddharth Karapurkar, former Quepem municipal council chairperson Manuel Colaco, Journalist-turned-politician Pradeep Padgaonar and social activist Prakash Naik. The constituencies from which they will be contesting are Navelim constituency, Quepem seat, Saligao constituency and Cumbharjua constituency.
    2016-11-23 02:09:15 PM

  • Bypoll Results 2016: Crucial Victory for BJP in MP, Assam, Arunachal; TMC Wins in Bengal, AIADMK in TN
    Results of the bypolls held in the four Lok Sabha seats and nine Assembly seats spanning six states and one union territory were declared today. The BJP has won in both Shahdol Lok Sabha seat and Nepanagar Assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh. It has also won the Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat and Baithalangso assembly seat in Assam. Its North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) candidate Dasanglu Pul has won Hayuliang assembly seat in Arunachal. In West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has managed to retain Tamluk and Cooch Behar Lok Sabha seats as well as Monteswar Vidhan Sabha seat. Congress candidate and Puducherry chief minister V. Narayansamy has won from Nellithope assembly seat in Puducherry. The AIADMK has swept all the three assembly seats in Tamil Nadu. The bypoll results is being followed closely to assess how voters have responded to the BJP's step to demonetise old banknotes. The BJP faced voters for the first time weeks after announcing demonetisation earlier this month.
    2016-11-22 05:42:53 PM
  • Bypoll Results 2016: AIADMK Leading in Tamil Nadu
    The AIADMK is leading in Aravakurichi and Thirupurakundram assembly constituencies. In Thanjavur, AIADMK candidate M. Rengasamy has defeated his nearest rival from DMK by more than 26,000 votes. After five rounds of counting, AIADMK candidate in Aravakuruchi Senthil Balaji is leading his DMK rival by 7,756 votes. In Thiruparakundram, the AIADMK lead so far is 39,942 votes as against DMK’s 28,370.
    2016-11-22 12:43:53 PM
  • Bypolls 2016: BJP Wins Nepanagar Seat in Madhya Pradesh, Leading in Assam
    Counting of votes cast in the bypolls held on 19 Novemer, 2016 is underway and the BJP appears to be leading in both Assam and Madhya Pradesh. BJP candidate Manju Dadu has won the Nepanagar assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh by more than 40,000 votes. The BJP has a commanding majority in the Madhya Pradesh state assembly. It also holds 27 of the state's 29 seats in the Lok Sabha. It needs to retain both the seats that went to bypolls in order to prove that people support the party's move to ban old notes.
    2016-11-22 12:16:28 PM
  • Puducherry CM Narayansamy Wins Nellithope Assembly Seat
    Congress member and Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy has won the Nellithope assembly seat in the union territory. He faced a stiff competition from the AIADMK in the bypolling that was held on 19 November, 2016. Narayanasamy is a Lok Sabha MP. He was required to become member of the Puducherry legislative assembly within six months of being sworn in as the chief minister of the union territory. He was appointed the chief minister after the Congress managed to win the Puducherry assembly elections held earlier this year.
    2016-11-22 11:53:01 AM
  • Bypoll Results: CPI(M) Wins Both Assembly Seats in Tripura
    The CPI(M) has managed to win both Barjala and Khowai assembly seats in the bypolls held on 19 November, 2016. Polling for these two scheduled caste reserved seats took place amid tight security. The Barjala seat fell vacant after the resignation of Congress MLA Jitendra Sarkar following an internal feud. The Khowai seat had fallen vacant due to the death of senior CPI(M) legislator Samir Deb Sarkar.
    2016-11-22 11:26:15 AM



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