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  • Anantnag By-polls Result 2016 : PDP Chief, Mehbooba Mufti Wins Anantnag Assembly Seat
    The By-poll results are out and confirmed that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has won the Anantnag Assembly seat by 12, 085 votes. Peoples Democratic Party has got 17, 701 votes, where the other parties are far behind it. Congress secured 5, 616 and National Congress received only 2, 811 votes. Despite the Congress and NC have pegged PDP's campaign for having an alliance with BJP, the party's winning margin has touched heights this By-poll. Earlier in the day, after the first result was declared, the counting was stopped because of the protests by Congress. However, after fifteen minutes, it was resumed. Since 1996, this is CM Mehbooba Mufti's fourth victory to the State Assembly from the South Kashmir region. She commenced her career as a Congress candidate and contested from the Bijbehara constituency. In 2014 general elections, she made it to the Lok Sabha from Anantnag Parliament seat However, in April 2016, she took over as the Chief Minister of the state after her father passed away.
    2016-06-25 02:50:37 PM
  • Punjab Elections 2017: BJP and Akali Dal Will Continue
    As mentioned by BJP Vice-president, Prabhat Jha, BJP in alliance with Punjab's Akali Dal would be contesting the upcoming elections of 2017. He also said that the relationship between these two parties is unbreakable, which has got support from the people not once, but twice.
    2016-06-25 12:31:51 PM
  • Mehbooba Mufti Leads in the Anantnag By-Poll
    The fourth round of counting has ended and Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti is leading by 6000 votes. Peoples Democratic Party has received 8549 votes, whereas the result of the other parties are like, Congress 2752, NC 954 and AIP 260 votes.
    2016-06-25 11:30:00 AM
  • By-poll Vote Count Begins in Kashmir
    The vote count of by-poll has started on Saturday morning for Anantnag assembly constituency in South Kashmir. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is one among the eight candidates contesting for the poll. The results should come out before mid-day. As per reports, Peoples Democratic Party is moving ahead. However, the final result will decide the fate of these candidates.  
    2016-06-25 11:22:17 AM
  • Upbeat AAP Now Faces Problem of Plenty
    Encouraged by its performance in the last Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aami Party is now getting ready to select candidates for the upcoming 2017 Assembly elections in Punjab and Goa. However, the party is facing the problem of plenty as no less than 15 to 20 volunteers are competing for party tickets from each Assembly constituency. While other major political parties such as the Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal have already a system in place where a constituency has either a sitting MLA or an unsuccessful contestant of previous elections as its nominee, new entrant AAP does not have any such option.
    2016-06-24 10:56:34 AM

  • Maurya's Exit Makes BSP Jittery Ahead of UP Elections 2017
    There are growing apprehensions within the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) that a major share of Brahmin and Muslim candidates will eat into the OBCs' share in the 2017 assembly elections. This has become the biggest political contention for the BSP specially after Swami Prasad Maurya, the party's most popular OBC face, quit yesterday
    2016-06-24 10:55:57 AM
  • AAP Looking To Repeat Delhi Victory in Goa, Punjab
    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is planning to hold a door-to-door campaign and draw up a manifesto on the basis of public inputs for the forthcoming Goa and Punjab assembly elections next year. The party is hoping to replicate its success by following these strategies as they helped it clinch landslide victory in the Delhi elections last year.
    2016-06-23 11:26:30 AM
  • J&K: Voter Turnout 34% in Anantnag Bypolls
    South Kashmir's Anantnag assembly constituency recorded a turnout of 33.8 per cent in the bypoll held on 22 June. The turnout was 6 per cent less than that of last election. While voters were seen thronging polling booths in rural pockets, the turnout was very low in urban areas. The bypoll is critical for chief minister Mehbooba Mufti as she has to get elected to the assembly within six months of taking office. The seat fell vacant after the death of former CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
    2016-06-23 11:25:44 AM
  • Key OBC Face Swami Prasad Maurya Quits BSP
    BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya quit the party yesterday accusing party chief Mayawati of deceiving Dalits and taking bribes in exchange for election tickets. The party now faces the tough task of finding a new backward-caste face with only few months to go for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Following the expulsion of former minister Babu Singh Kushwaha in 2011, Maurya was strategically groomed and mobilised as the party's OBC face and attract OBC votes.
    2016-06-23 10:55:23 AM
  • Akhilesh Yadav to Expand UP Cabinet on June 27
    According to official reports, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav is going to expand his cabinet on June 27. While rumours of a cabinet rejig had been doing the rounds for some time, it got confirmed only after Governor Ram Naik fixed the time for oath-taking on 27 June. The Parliamentary Board of ruling Samajwadi Party will meet and discuss potential candidates for the ministry on 25 June. This is going to be the seventh cabinet expansion of the four-and-a-half-year-old SP government.
    2016-06-23 10:54:28 AM

  • Quami Ekta Dal Merges With Samajwadi Party Ahead of UP Elections 2017
    The Quami Ekta Dal (QED) has merged with the ruling Samajwadi Party ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls due next year. The party has two MLAs in the state assembly. QED chief Afzal Ansari said the decision to merge was made as the party did not want to act as vote cutters in the polls.
    2016-06-22 11:38:04 AM
  • AAP Postpones Nominations for Punjab Assembly Polls, To Release 'Youth Manifesto' First
    The Aam Aadmi Party has decided to defer nominations for the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections by one month. It had earlier declared that tickets will be allotted for at least half of the total 117 Assembly constituencies by the month of June. But AAP leaders' focus is on bringing out a manifesto for Punjab's youth first. AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will roll out the 'Youth Manifesto’ in Amritsar on 3 July.
    2016-06-22 11:15:44 AM
  • EC to Hike Number of Polling Booths for UP Elections 2017
    The Election Commission of India has decided to raise the number of polling booths in Uttar Pradesh for the Assembly elections in the state next year. Suggestions in this regard have been invited from the public as well as all political parties up to 1 July. According to reports, new polling centres are likely to come up in constituencies that have more than 1,500 registered voters.
    2016-06-22 11:14:40 AM
  • JD(U) Decides to Fight 2017 UP Elections On Its Own
    The Janata Dal (United) has decided to go it alone in the upcoming 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Encouraged by the high turnout at Nitish Kumar's recent public rallies near Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Varanasi, the party has decided against going for any tie-up with other parties ahead of the state elections.
    2016-06-22 10:38:52 AM
  • Voting Underway for Anantnag Bypolls in J&K
    Voting began on a slow note for bye-elections to Anantnag constituency of Jammu & Kashmir legislative assembly today. It is hinted that people are exhausted after doing their early morning prayers and fast as it is the month of Ramadan. According to authorities, voter turnout is likely to increase as the day progresses.
    2016-06-22 10:37:38 AM

  • Anantnag Polls Popularity Test for J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti
    Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti is going to face her first popularity test since taking office in the upcoming Anantnag constituency bypolls. This election will also be significant for Mehbooba's political career as she is seeking a seat in the state assembly from Anantnag. The bypoll results will also show whether voters agree with her decision to ally with the BJP for the second time. Both the PDP and main opposition National Conference are campaigning intensively for the bypoll which is going to be held on 22 June.
    2016-06-21 11:53:12 AM
  • Jaitley Trying to Avenge 2014 Defeat: Amarinder on 'Foreign Accounts' Charge
    Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh hit back at Arun Jaitley saying that the latter was trying to avenge his humiliating defeat in Punjab in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier accused Amarinder of his family possessing foreign accounts. While daring his BJP rival to provide the details of properties he allegedly held abroad, Amarinder added that he would also prove that Jaitley was abusing his position to target him.
    2016-06-21 11:03:16 AM
  • Samajwadi Party May Deny Tickets to 100 Sitting MLAs for 2017 UP Elections
    According to Samajwadi Party sources, as many as 100 sitting MLAs of the party may have to go without ticket for the upcoming 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. The top leadership of ruling Samajwadi Party is hoping that this measure will help in beating strong anti-incumbency sentiments.
    2016-06-21 10:51:27 AM
  • Nitish Kumar Set to Address Series of Rallies in UP Ahead of State Assembly Polls
    In a bid to intensify the party's campaign in election-bound Uttar Pradesh, Bihar Chief Minister and key JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar has planned to address a series of rallies in the state over the next few months. Nitish was in Mirzapur a couple of days back and has already attended three rallies in UP since February this year. According to JD(U) general secretary K.C. Tyagi, another three rallies have been planned for July and at least two dozen more in the next few months.
    2016-06-21 10:39:32 AM
  • Amarinder Singh Sounds Poll Bugle, Kickstarts Mega Campaign
    Captain Amarinder Singh, an eminent congress leader sounded poll buggle and kick-started Halke Vich Captain, a mega campaign from Deputy CM, Sukhbir Singh Badal's constituency, Jalalabad. He mentioned he was there to listen to people's problems and promised of finding solutions to those within 100 days when he comes to power. It gave a ray of hope to the farmers, students and even the local party workers of getting their problems solved.
    2016-06-20 11:58:31 AM

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