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  • Like many other Indians, I'm an idealist: Rahul Gandhi
    "Like many Indians across the country, I'm an idealist", said Rahul Gandhi after taking over as Congress President. In his first speech as the President of the party, Rahul reflected on the current political scenario in the country and attacked PM Narendra Modi. Rahul stated, that "Congress took India to 21st century, but the PM, today, is taking us back to the medieval time". He further said, "We are now being compelled to imagine that businesses can be built without harmony, that only one man himself is the voice of reason. Expertise, experience and knowledge can be cast aside for personal glory". The elevation ceremony was attended by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, current and former chief ministers, MPs, senior Congress leaders, and all PCC chiefs and delegates, as well as his sister Priyanka and brother-in-law Robert Vadra. Rahul received the Certificate of Election from the party's Central Election Authority president Mullapally Ramachandran at a ceremony at the AICC headquarters in Delhi, which effectively completed his transition from vice president to president.  Rahul's elevation comes ahead of Gujarat Election result declaration, which is on Monday, dec 18, 2017
    2017-12-16 02:35:17 PM
  • HP to go to BJP, exit polls predict

    Exit polls conducted on Dec 14 said that BJP would oust congress and form government in Himachal Pradesh. The Times Now-VMR and Zee News-Axis opinion polls forecasted that the BJP would win 51 of the total 68 Assembly seats. 16 seats would be won by Congress as per TimesNow and 17 seats as per the Zee News-Axis poll would go to Congress.There are a total of 68 seats in Himachal Pradesh, elections to which were held on November 9. As per Aaj Tak-Axis exit poll, 47-55 seats would go to the saffron party, 13-20 to the Congress and 0-2 to others. Among other exit polls, the News X survey predicted that the BJP would gather 42-50 seats and Congress will gather 18-24. A party needs 35 seats to be able to form a government. The final results will be out on December 18.

    2017-12-16 12:38:40 PM
  • Exit Poll Survey: BJP Likely to Win
    After the second phase of Gujarat polls, BJP is conjectured to win the elections, if exit poll of Gujarat election 2017 is any indication. According to the Time now Gujarat survey poll, the BJP is expected to win the Gujarat polls with 113 seats and Congress is speculated to grab around 66 seats. The exit poll predictions by other sources estimate a similar result.
     
    Although victory does not seem to be on cards for the Congress, the party has visibly made huge progress, compared to the last Gujarat polls of 2012, where it only nabbed 43 seats out of 182 assembly seats.
    2017-12-15 04:38:45 PM
  • Congress Wants Action against BJP for Violation of Code of Conduct
    Amidst the high pitched Gujarat assembly polls, the counter attacks and mudslinging between the top two contesting parties, BJP and Congress, were the most talked points other than their fierce campaigning in the poll-bound state. Now, the Congress has accused the saffron party of violation of the code of conduct on several occasions. They have even urged the Election Commission (EC) to issue a notice against the BJP dignitaries like PM Modi, Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley and more for the same issue. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also protested at the EC office at Delhi on the day of second-phase polling. He also raised the concern of why EC did not take any action when FICCI chairman delivered a pro-Modi speech. He further added that an action should be taken against BJP for holding the radio programme 'Mann ki Baat' during the elections.
    2017-12-15 04:34:44 PM
  • Exit Poll Survey: BJP Likely to Win

    After the second phase of Gujarat polls, BJP is conjectured to win the elections, if exit poll of Gujarat election 2017 is any indication. According to the Time now survey poll, the BJP is expected to win the Gujarat polls with 113 seats and Congress is speculated to grab around 66 seats. The exit poll predictions by other sources estimate a similar result. Although, victory does not seem to be on cards for the Congress, the party has visibly made huge progress, compared to the last Gujarat polls of 2012, where it only nabbed 43 seats out of 182 assembly seats.

    2017-12-15 03:02:06 PM

  • Gujarat Polls a Worry for China Market Too

    Apparently, the Gujarat results, besides being important to Indian political scenario, are also important to China. China is closely watching the Gujarat polls results as it considers them an indirect impact on their economic deals with India. The results are being considered by the neighboring country as a litmus test to know how the masses view PM Modi. The Beijing media reported it to be a matter of serious concern as the economic ties between the two countries are getting stronger and stronger. A section in Global Times reported that if Modi government wins, it would be able to take a more radical action in terms of economic reforms and China will feel the change just like India would.

    2017-12-15 02:46:46 PM
  • Congress Wants Action against BJP for Violation of Code of Conduct

    Amidst the high pitched Gujarat polls, the counter attacks and mudslinging between the top two contesting parties, BJP and Congress, were the most talked points other than their fierce campaigning in the poll-bound state. Now, the Congress has accused the saffron party of violation of the code of conduct on several occasions. They have even urged the Election Commission (EC) to issue a notice against the BJP dignitaries like PM Modi, Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley and more for the same issue. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also protested at the EC office at Delhi on the day of second-phase polling. He also raised the concern of why EC did not take any action when FICCI chairman delivered a pro-Modi speech. He further added that an action should be taken against BJP for holding the radio programme 'Mann ki Baat' during the elections.

    2017-12-15 02:44:50 PM
  • Gujarat Polls a Worry for China Market Too
    Apparently, the Gujarat results, besides being important to Indian political scenario, are also important to China. China is closely watching the Gujarat polls results as it considers them an indirect impact on their economic deals with India. The results are being considered by the neighboring country as a litmus test to know how the masses view PM Modi. The Beijing media reported it to be a matter of serious concern as the economic ties between the two countries are getting stronger and stronger.
     
    A section in Global Times reported that if Modi government wins, it would be able to take a more radical action in terms of economic reforms and China will feel the change just like India would.
    2017-12-15 02:07:19 PM
  • Final Poll Voter Turnout in Gujarat

    68.7% voter turnout recorded in second phase of Gujarat polls and 68% voter turnout recorded in the first phase of polling. Result will be declared on 18th December 2017

    2017-12-15 12:39:29 PM
  • More than 60% Turnout at Second Phase of Gujarat Polls

    As the polling hours end, a total of 62.37% voter turnout was registered till 4 PM, with Banaskantha recording the highest number of voters at turnout 66% turnout. The other major issues raised during the day were malfunctioned EVMs. The Election Commission received a total of 44 complaints about violation of Model Code of Conduct. There was even a complaint filed by Congress, regarding a huge gathering outside the booth at which Modi was to cast his vote. 

    2017-12-14 06:03:09 PM
  • 59.56% voter turnout recorded till 4 pm
    59.56% voter turnout  recorded till 4 pm
     
    2017-12-14 05:26:49 PM
  • Congress Protesting outside EC Office

    Congress took to the streets outsides the Delhi office of Election Commission. The protest is to display the anger for BJP's violation of conduct of election code. However, BJP's Bhupinder Yadav said that the Congress is always a case of “grapes going sour”. He added further that BJP has praised the Election Commission for its integrity, especially when a favourable verdict was announced in favour of Ahmed Patel. A 46.42% turnout has been recorded in the Kheda region while a similar 45% was recorded in Banaskantha for Gujarat polls, up till 2 PM.

    2017-12-14 05:02:26 PM
  • Banaskantha has highest turnout at 49% in north Gujarat

    Banaskantha has highest turnout at 49% in north Gujarat

    2017-12-14 04:32:29 PM
  • Security outside office of the Election Commission of India
     
    Delhi Police detained Congress workers who were marching to Election Commission in protest against code of conduct broken by BJP leader as opposition said
    2017-12-14 04:21:41 PM
  • Godhra: Voting underway

    People standing in queue to cast their vote at a polling booth in Godhra in the 2nd phase of the Gujarat election 2017. Voting begun at 8AM and will end at 5PM. according to the Election Commission. 2.22 crore voters are eligible to vote in the Gujarat elections. 

    2017-12-14 04:14:16 PM
  • Election official got complaint over Bluetooth

    We received a complaint from a person, apparently when he switched on Bluetooth on his mobile phone it connected to the machine. We are checking this at every place. Senior officers and observers are at the spot to check this," said BB Swain, Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer. Voting of Gujarat assembly election 2017 second phase will be finished at 5PM

    2017-12-14 04:11:15 PM
  • 2.00 pm voter turnout updates
    Dahod : 43.56%
    Anand : 45%
    Baroda : 50.29%
    Patan: 46.65%
    Panchmahal: 49%
    Sabarkantha: 56.38%
    Aravalli : 47.66%
     
    2017-12-14 03:16:13 PM
  • 2 pm update

    Voter turn out was recorded 45 percent in north Gujarat's Banaskantha. Meanwhile the voter turnout in central Gujarat's Kheda was 46.42 percent

    2017-12-14 02:49:06 PM
  • Communal clashes in Vadodara

    According to The Indian Express, clashes between two groups have been reported in Savli Assembly Constituency in Vadodara. Few two wheelers were set on fire. According to the report, it may have been a communal clash. Voting has been suspended for a while. Security personnel have reached the area to bring situation under control.

    2017-12-14 02:35:39 PM
  • LK Advani casts his vote in Ahmedabad's Khanpur

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani casts his vote in Ahmedabad District's Jamalpur Khadiya

    2017-12-14 01:59:53 PM
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