Tag: assembly elections

Out of jail, Lalu Prasad holds first ‘virtual’ interaction with party workers

Rashtriya Janata Dal founding president Lalu Prasad, who is out on bail after spending more than three years behind bars, on Sunday held a much-awaited...

ET Analysis: TMC beats BJP at its own game, turns around saffron poll planks for its own gains

Trinamool Congress beat BJP at its own game by turning around the saffron party’s main poll planks to its advantage, be it the Narendra Modi...

Assembly election results: Stage set for counting of votes in 4 states, Puducherry | India News

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements for counting of votes on May 2 for assembly polls in four states and Union Territory...

Ground report: In West Bengal’s Barasat, jobs and economy take centre stage

In poll-bound North 24 Parganas district’s Barasat constituency, better employment opportunities and economic development are the focus areas in the three-cornered political contest for which...

West Bengal polls: Sporadic skirmishes; TMC , BJP accuse each other of poll code breach

Skirmishes and allegations between the Trinamool Congress and BJP marked the first few hours of voting to 31 seats in the third phase of polls...

Bengal polls: Sharad Pawar, Hemant Soren, Tejashwi Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav to campaign for Mamata

(This story originally appeared in on Mar 14, 2021) In a rare show of solidarity during assembly elections, regional party leaders positioned as political opponents...

Bengal polls: Sharad Pawar, Hemant Soren, Tejashwi Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav to campaign for Mamata | India News

NEW DELHI: In a rare show of solidarity during assembly elections, regional party leaders positioned as political opponents to the ruling BJP at the Centre...

State of the state polls: What is at stake in the forthcoming elections?

When West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee left the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata on a wheel chair on March 12, her...

Tirath Singh Rawat: An accessible RSS pracharak whose time has come

Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat is a soft-spoken leader who rose to the high office after starting off as an RSS pracharak. A Thakur...

Left is a bundle of contradictions, there will never be a BJP CM in Kerala: PC Chacko | India News

Congress is upbeat about its chances in the upcoming Kerala assembly elections and hopes that past precedent of a change of guard every five years...

Restoration of statehood, assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir our priority: JKAP chief Altaf Bukhari | India News

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Altaf Bukhari on Monday said the priority of his party was restoration of statehood and holding of...

With Puducherry setback, Congress political footprint diminishes further

(This story originally appeared in on Feb 22, 2021) NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday lost its lone government in south India after the V...

DMK launches “werejectadmk” campaign in poll-bound Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Months ahead of assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, the principal opposition DMK on Sunday launched a campaign against arch-rival AIADMK on what it called...

Assaduddin Owaisi: A year before assembly elections, Owaisi lands in Lucknow to forge a new alliance

After a successful run in Bihar assembly polls, AIMIM leader Assaduddin Owaisi is making efforts in every possible state where he thinks the party could...

Trinamool record is better in West Bengal elections; task cut out for BJP

NEW DELHI: BJP‘s political graph in West Bengal has seen a significant rise since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections but the 2021 polls in the...

Congress-AIUDF seat sharing in BTC polls raises 2021 alliance hopes | India News

GUWAHATI: Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) are pinning high hopes from seat sharing in 19 out of 40 Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC)...

Nitish Kumar: Women grateful to CM Nitish Kumar, but considering other netas & parties in Bihar

Kasba (Purnia): A section of women voters in Bihar, most of whom have strongly supported chief minister Nitish Kumar in successive elections and continue to...

EC sets up committee for review of candidate expenditure limit

NEW DELHI: While a 10% increase in the expenditure limit of election candidates has been notified as a temporary measure to meet increased digital campaign...

Uttar Pradesh: Will Congress cross the Rubicon, declare Priyanka Gandhi Vadra CM candidate?

(This story originally appeared in on Oct 16, 2020) LUCKNOW: Now that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is the AICC general secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh...

Centre earmarks 30,000 central security forces personnel for Bihar polls

NEW DELHI: The Centre has directed deployment of about 30,000 central security force personnel for the conduct of the three-phase assembly polls in Bihar, officials...