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  • Tamil Nadu elections: Two opinion polls give contrasting results
    The opinion polls conducted by two vernacular TV channels and a daily – Thanthi TV , News 7 Television and Dinamalar – have come up with contrasting results when it comes to electoral gains both DMK and AIADMK are likely to receive in this Assembly elections. According to opinion poll conducted in nine districts of South Tamil Nadu by Thanthi TV, the AIADMK-front is ahead of the DMK in 22 constituencies. The survey conducted by News 7 Television shows that the DMK is ahead of the AIADMK in 30 constituencies in southern districts.
    21  minutes ago
  • Tamil Nadu elections: PMK launches vigorous campaign in Pennagaram
    The PMK is holding multiple meetings with the voters in Pennagarama constituency in order to sway votes in the favor. With just few days left before the assembly elections are held on 16 May, the party is leaving no stone unturned to win, and that too, by a huge margin. The PMK's CM candidate, Anbumani Ramadoss, is contesting from Pennagaram.
    22  minutes ago
  • Karunanidhi appeals to Modi to ensure Fair polls in Tamil Nadu
    DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that free and fair election is held in Tamil Nadu on 16 May. While addressing an election meeting in Madurai, Karunanidhi also expressed concern over Modi's inaction on slapping charges against all those involved in the huge cash seizures in Tamil Nadu.
    24  minutes ago
  • Tamil Nadu Polls: Ramachandran likely to win it for the DMK
    A former AIADMK loyalist and the present DMK cadre, K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran is contesting 10th Assembly elections from Aruppukottai constituency. Out of seven elections Ramachandran he had won, he had won six from Sattur alone. That's why he is often referred as “Sattur” Ramachandran. According to poll observers, he has a fair chance of winning the elections owing to his leadership skills and the ability to translate wishes into deeds.
    25  minutes ago
  • Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to Campaign in Tamil Nadu on 5 and 7 May
    Congress President Sonia Gandhi will hold a joint campaign with the DMK chief M. Karunanidhi in Chennai on 5 May to support DMK-Congress candidates ahead of the elections on 16 May. The Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will address election meetings in three cities – Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai – on 7 May to garner support for the DMK-Congress combine
    25  minutes ago

  • West Bengal election: TMC has 114 crorepati candidates
    Out of the 1,961 candidates contesting the ongoing West Bengal Assembly elections, 244 are crorepatis. In fact, the ruling TMC leads the list with 114 crorepati candidates contesting under its banner. According to a recently conducted survey, the BJP has the second highest number of crorepati candidates (46). The Congress has 31 crorepati candidates. The CPIM and Independent have 13 and 19 such candidates.
    2016-05-03 03:18:38 PM
  • Sixth phase of Bengal polls: 15 crorepatis and 33 candidates with criminal cases
    At least 33 candidates, who are in the fray for the sixth phase of the Bengal Assembly elections, have declared criminal cases against themselves. The state will also see at least 15 crorepati candidates contesting in the sixth phase, which is scheduled to be held on 5 May.
    2016-05-03 11:49:19 AM
  • Kerala Assembly polls: 1,203 candidates in fray
    A total of 1,203 candidates will contest the 16 May polls for the Kerala Assembly seats. Malappuram district, which has the maximum number of constituencies (16), reportedly has the most number of candidates (145). Only 29 candidates are contesting from the hilly district of Wayanad that has three assembly constituencies. Out of the 1,203 candidates, 109 are women.
    2016-05-03 11:48:24 AM
  • Kerala Assembly polls: PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi soon to begin campaign
    Prime Minister Narendera Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi have reportedly finalised the dates for holding campaign rallies in Kerala. Meanwhile, Congress leader AK Antony has already started his campaign in Kerala. He is vigorously campaigning for 'BJP-free' assembly. Rahul Gandhi is also set to begin his campaign soon.
    2016-05-03 11:47:36 AM
  • Puducherry elections: 344 candidates in fray
    Puducherry will witness 344 candidates, including 97 independents, battling it out for wining the Assembly polls on 16 May. On Monday, 22 candidates withdrew their nominations. According to Puducherry Chief Electoral officer, V Candavelou, out of 344 candidates, 322 were men, 21 women and one under 'other gender' category. The total voters strength in Puducherry is 9,41,935.
    2016-05-03 11:46:43 AM

  • Vijayakant says DMK, AIADMK made Tamil Nadu a corrupt state
    DMDK founder and the CM face of PWF, Vijayakant has said that Tamil Nadu has become one of the most corrupt states during the rule of DMK and AIADMK in the last five decades. Addressing an election rally in Sivaganga, Vijayakant said that the DMK and the AIADMK are "poisonous plants" that should not be allowed to grow in the state.
    2016-05-03 11:46:01 AM
  • Opinion poll suggests DMK ahead of AIADMK in Western Tamil Nadu
    According to an opinion poll conducted by News 7 television channel and Tamil daily Dinamalar, the DMK is ahead of the ruling AIADMK in the western districts of the state. The party is poised to win 33 seats in the region, while only 24 seats will go to the AIADMK. According to the survey, the DMDK-led third front, the PMK and the BJP are also making a significant mark in several constituencies.
    2016-05-03 11:23:10 AM
  • Over 3,800 candidates to contest in Tamil Nadu elections
    According to the Election Commission, more than 3,800 candidates will contest the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. The number was reduced on Monday after more than 300 candidates withdrew their nominations. Total 7,151 persons had filed their nomination papers and only 4,128 of them were accepted after scrutiny on 30 April.
    2016-05-03 11:22:16 AM
  • Tamil Nadu polls: 406 poll booths across Chennai declared sensitive
    The district election office has identified 406 polling booths across 16 assembly constituencies in Chennai as vulnerable. They will come under a tight security cordon. According to Police commissioner Ashutosh Shukla, 18 companies of paramilitary forces with 50 personnel each, will soon reach Chennai.
    2016-05-03 11:21:28 AM
  • Bengal witnesses about 82% turnout in fifth phase of elections
    Although Trinamool-Left clashes broke out in several areas, the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections was largely peaceful. This phase witnessed nearly 80 per cent voter turnout. While the turnout in South 24 Parganas district was 79.69 per cent, in Kolkata South. it was 63.10 per cent. In Hooghly district, about 79 per cent votes were polled
    2016-05-02 10:38:57 AM

  • Kerala government launches book on previous assembly elections
    Ahead of the 16 May Assembly elections, the Kerala Information and Public Relations Department (PRD) has launched a book on the Assembly elections held in the state since 1957. The 434-page book, Votucharitham, provides a panoramic account of the history of Kerala elections. About 10,000 copies of the book have been printed and distributed free.
    2016-05-02 10:38:12 AM
  • Kerala Polls: Final electoral list for Kozhikode district published
    According to the final electoral published by the Chief Electoral Officer, 23,59,731 voters in Kozhikode district will exercise their franchise in 16 May Assembly polls. Of this, 12, 24, 342 are women and 11, 35, 407 men voters. While Kunnamangalam has the highest number of voters (2,09,391), Kozhikode South has the least number of voters (1,48,848).
    2016-05-02 10:37:29 AM
  • Tamil Nadu polls: Nomination of majority of candidates accepted in southern districts
    The nominations of all the registered political parties were accepted in the southern districts such as Theni, Dindigul, Madurai, Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram. It was revealed during scrutiny on 30 April. In Tirunelveli, 164 out of the 314 nominations filed by 236 candidates were accepted. The process of filing of nomination had begun on 22 April.
    2016-05-02 10:36:47 AM
  • West Bengal Assembly Elections Round up: 81.66 percent turnout reported
    People voted enthusiastically in the fifth phase of West Bengal assembly elections and as per reports, the voter turnout was 78.25%. Security was tightened to prevent any untoward incidents. Baring a few incidents of violence, the polls were by and large peaceful. Personalities such as Mamata Banerjee and Moon Moon Sen and her daughters also cast their votes.
    2016-05-01 12:01:50 AM
  • West Bengal assembly elections: 38.15 percent vote till 11 A.M.
    The fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly polls witnessed a decent turnout. Reports said that by 11 am, 38.15 percent of the people had voted. Much emphasis was placed on security which ensured that the elections were by and large peaceful. The only incident of violence was of a CPM worker being beaten while going to cast his vote in Hooghly district’s Arambagh. Many leading personalities also cast their votes such as Derek O'Brien, Trinamool Congress MP, BJP’s Chandra Bose and Sourav Ganguly.  
    2016-04-30 12:57:59 PM

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