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  • Cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has been sworn in as a minister in the Captain Amarinder Singh led congress government in Punjab. This put to rest the rumors that he would be given a position of deputy chief minister in the state. Navjot Singh Sidhu was administered the oath of office by the governor V.P. Sindh Badnore. Sidhu had joined congress party in January, just before the assembly elections in Punjab. He won his seat from Amritsar East with 42,000 votes.
    2017-03-16 04:12:13 PM
  • BJP wins floor test in Goa
    The BJP has won the floor test in the Goa Assembly. The BJP government led by Manohar Parrikar and supported by others has secured 22 votes in the house of 40. The congress secured only 16 votes as one of its member abstained from the crucial voting. Manohar Parrikar won the floor test with the help of Goa Forward Party, Maharashtrwadi Gomantak Party, NCP and independents. The special session was called as per the directive of the supreme court.
    2017-03-16 04:11:04 PM
  • UP elections: People reject parties who strongly identify with their vote banks
    The election results of Uttar Pradesh for 2017 show the continuation of a trend of voting a party to form the government with full majority by giving it a clear mandate. . It happened in 2007 when Mayawati formed the government, it happened again in 2012 when Akhilesh Yadav became the chief minister of UP by Yadav and Muslim votes. It was politics of revenge people wanted to teach Mulayam Singh Yadav a lesson in 2007 for the lawlessness in the state and Mayawati for her corrupt regime. But the new governments did nothing on that count instead pampered their own voters. In both these cases the respective governments closely identified with their vote bank, Mayawati with the Dalits and Samajwadi Party with Yadav’s and Muslims. This led to alienation of other sections and the results are for everyone to see.
    2017-03-16 04:10:30 PM
  • Captain Amarinder Singh is the 26th chief minister of Punjab
    Captain amarinder Singh took oath of office and secrecy at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh today. He is the 26th chief minister of Punjab. Along with him nine other ministers also took oath of the office. Navjot Singh Siddhu gets a berth in the cabinet. The oath of office to captain Amarinder Singh was administered b y Governor V.P Singh Badnore in presence of congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh
    2017-03-16 04:09:21 PM
  • Delhi MCD elections on April 22; EVMs to be used
    The election commission has announced that the Delhi MCD elections would be held on April 22 and the results would be out on April 25. The filing of the nomination papers for the elections would start from March 27. The election commission has also made it clear that the EVMs would be used to conduct the pole despite reservations of several political parties for the same. Earlier Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had written to chief secretary to direct the Delhi state Election commission to do away with the EVM voting and use paper ballots instead. Ajay Makan of the congress party had earlier requested Arvind Kejriwal to ensure that paper ballot is used in MCD elections.
    2017-03-16 03:37:57 PM

  • Hectic lobbying for the ministerial berths in Uttarakhand
    The state after Uttar Pradesh where BJP got decisive mandate was Uttarakhand. However, it is still in the process of deciding the chief minister and the cabinet for the hill state. Dehradun mayor and Dharampur legislator Vinod Chamoli is strongly lobbying for a cabinet berth but denies it openly. He says that his work and experience is enough to speak for him. 11 ministers along with the chief minister are likely to form the government. Eight-time MLA Harbans Kapoor is indeed a serious contender for the post of cabinet minister.. He is confident that his experience would come handy and central high command would definitely take that into consideration Ritu Khanduri, daughter of former chief minister BC Khanduri, and Saurabh Bahuguna, son of former CM Vijay Bahuguna, are also strong contenders for a ministerial berth. Vinod Kandari a new face in the BJP but is also a claimant. He is a former ABVP activist and close RSS. Rajesh Shukla who defeated Harish Rawat from Kichha and Yatishwaranand who defeated the CM from Haridwar rural are also pitching for the minsterial berth. Who actually gets the place in the cabinet is something only time can tell.
    2017-03-16 03:21:37 PM
  • Manohar Parrikar is the new Goa CM
    Manohar Parrikar is the new chief minister of Goa. He took the oath of office and secrecy on Tuesday. Earlier Parrikar resigned as Union Defence Minister to take the office of chief minister. His oath ceremony was witnessed by BJP national president Amit Shah, Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, J.P. Nadda and many other BJP leaders. Along with Parrikar nine more ministers took oath as Goa cabinet ministers. Sudin Dhavalikar and Manohar Azgaonkar, (Maharashtrawdi Gomantak Party), Vijai Sardesai, Vinod Palienkar and Jayesh Salgaonkar, (Goa Forward), Francis D'Souza, Pandurang Madkaikar ( BJP) and Independent Govind Gawde and Rohan Khaunte are the new faces of Goa cabinet. Manohar Parrikar is an IIT graduate who is the chief minister of Goa for the fourth time.
    2017-03-16 03:20:52 PM
  • Congress wins in Punjab
    Congress has dethroned the SAD-BJP combine government by bagging 77 seats in Punjab in a house of 117. The SAD-BJP could manage just 18 seats. Meanwhile, AAP could manage to get just 20 seats.
    2017-03-11 06:38:08 PM
  • Amit Shah gives full credit to the Prime Minister Modi for the historic win of BJP in UP
    In a press conference, BJP president Amit Shah has said that the results are enthusiastic for the BJP and that the opponents of PM Modi have been given fitting reply by the voters. He also said that it is a personal victory for Prime Minister Modi who was personally attacked by the opponents during the campaigning. He further said that the people of UP have endorsed the policies of Modi government and the BJP win in UP shows that people were tired of misrule in Uttar Pradesh.
    2017-03-11 04:11:03 PM
  • BJP wins 262 seats in UP; ahead in another 57
    The biggest win in the assembly elections of 2017 is unfolding in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP is moving towards a historic victory. It has already secured 262 seats and is ahead in 57 while the SP-Congress alliance has secured 49 seats and is leading in another 6. It has been a poor show by the BSP which has secured victory in only 14 seats and is leading in 9. Mayawati has already attributed her failure to the rigging of EVMs.
    2017-03-11 03:32:38 PM

  • It is a close call in Goa; clear picture to emerge after the final tally
    It is a close call in Goa. Results are still pouring in but no party can be said to be in a comfortable position. So far, Congress has secured 12 wins and is leading in one, while the BJP is slightly behind with 11 wins and one lead. AAP has failed to open an account. The other parties have won nine seats
    2017-03-11 03:26:33 PM
  • Manipur election results update; BJP wins 17 seats and is leading in 5 seats
    The situation in Manipur is still uncertain as both the Congress and the BJP are locked in a close fight. While the BJP has won 17 seats and is leading in 5, the Congress at this point has 16 wins and six leads. Chief Minister Ibobi Singh has already won his seat with a huge margin. He defeated activist Irom Sharmila.
    2017-03-11 03:23:16 PM
  • Punjab election results update; Congress wins 40 seats and is leading in 37 seats
    It is going to be a Congress government in Punjab. The Congress party so far has won 40 seats and is leading in 37 seats. AAP has so far managed to win 14 seats while leading in 9. The incumbent SAD-BJP alliance is in the third place with 4 wins and is currently leading in 13 seats.
    2017-03-11 02:33:55 PM
  • UP election results update; BJP wins 153 seats and is leading in 164 seats
    BJP is all set for a landslide victory in UP. So far it has won 153 seats and is ahead in 164 seats. The SP-Congress alliance has won 21 seats and is ahead in 35 seats. The BSP has won 8 seats and is leading in 16 seat. The others are leading in 3 seats .
    2017-03-11 02:25:15 PM
  • Uttarakhand election results update; BJP wins 30 seats and is leading in 26 seats
    It has been a one-sided election in Uttarakhand. The BJP is all set to form a majority on its own with 30 wins in its pocket and 26 leads. The Congress party has won 6 seats and is leading in 6 seats. The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat has lost the election.
    2017-03-11 02:20:54 PM

  • UP Elections: Mayawati says it is likely that EVMs were rigged
    Mayawati says that the election results are most astonishing. She has said that the victory of the BJP is indigestible and that she feels that there is a possibility that the EVMs may have been rigged. she said that the areas which have high population of Muslims have also voted for the BJP which is very unlikely as BJP did not give ticket to even a single candidate.
    2017-03-11 01:51:11 PM
  • Manipur election results update; BJP wins 13 seats and is leading in 6 seats
    The situation in Manipur is still uncertain as both the Congress and the BJP are locked in a close fight. While BJP has won 13 seats and is leading in 6. The Congress has 10 wins and is leading in seven. Chief Minister Ibobi Singh has already won his seat with a huge margin. He has defeated activist Irom Sharmila.
    2017-03-11 01:48:23 PM
  • Uttarakhand election results update; BJP wins 19 seats and is leading in 37 seats
    It has been a one-sided election in Uttarakhand. The BJP is all set to form a majority on its own with 19 wins in its pocket and 37 leads. The Congress party has won 3 seats and is leading in 8. The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat has lost the election.
    2017-03-11 01:37:34 PM
  • Goa election results update; BJP wins seven seats and is leading in three
    It is still a neck-and-neck fight between the Congress and the BJP in Goa. While the BJP is leading in three seats and has won 7 seats, the Congress has won 10 seats and leading in one seat. The AAP is leading in one seat. The others have won 5 seats. The reports from ground zero suggest that the Congress party is already seeking support of smaller parties to form a coalition government in case it fails to get a clear mandate.
    2017-03-11 01:36:28 PM
  • Punjab election results update; Congress wins 13 seats and is leading in 63
    It is going to be a Congress government in Punjab. The Congress party so far has won 13 seats and is leading in 63 seats. AAP has so far managed to win 4 seats while leading in 19. The incumbent SAD-BJP alliance is in the third place with two wins and is currently leading in 16 seats.
    2017-03-11 01:26:46 PM



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