ASSEMBLY POLLS

Raipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi are in Chhattisgarh to campaign for the first phase of assembly elections in the state, on Friday. PM Modi will address a rally in Bastar district’s headquarters, Jagdalpur while Rahul Gandhi is all set to tour the state for two days during which he will …

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released its first list of candidates for the Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram Assembly elections after long deliberations at a central election committee (CEC) meeting of the party. The party announced names of 77 candidates for Chhattisgarh, 38 for Telangana and 13 for Mizoram. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman …

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) might have not yet stamped their alliance in Uttar Pradesh, but BSP supremo Mayawati has already given final shape to the formula of her party’s association with Congress. In the forthcoming assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, BSP and Congress will be seen having …

Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth has finally cleared all speculations about his entry into the political field by saying a ‘Yes’ to the challenge. The Thalaiva has decided to form his own party contest the next assembly polls in Tamil Nadu. In much delight to his fans, Rajini announced his political plans on Sunday. These word from …

Ahemadabad: The Election Commission (EC), on Wednesday, barred the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from using the word ‘Pappu’ in its election advertisement in poll bound Gujarat. ‘Pappu’ is apparently used for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and it remained among top trends on Twitter on various occasions. Speaking on the same, a senior BJP leader …

New Delhi: The state of economy, including the slowing growth, and the next round of assembly polls will top the agenda of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s National Executive meet being held on Sunday-Monday. The meeting started late in the evening today. The government is concerned over Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley …

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s roadshow concluded at Kashi Vidyapeeth which started from Pandeypur Chouraha here on Sunday. Thousands of people were seen flocking the streets and eagerly waited to get a glimpse of the PM. Cheering crowd had welcomed the Prime Minister with Modi-Modi chant and also by singing Vande Mataram. Click here to see …

Lucknow: The counting of votes for the ongoing assembly elections in five states may be delayed due to the Holi festival which will fall couple of days after the scheduled date. Results may be declared on March 16 instead of March 11. Election Commission sources have informed that the election body may consider to extend the …