Category: India elections 2019

Tight security as Indians vote in final phase of mammoth election

KOLKATA – Indians lined up to vote amid unprecedented security in West Bengal on Sunday as the final phase of a massive, staggered election got underway to decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns for a second term. Around 900 million Indians are eligible to vote in the […]

Lawbreakers to lawmakers? The ‘criminal candidates’ standing in India’s election

NEW DELHI – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month’s general election race – according to data from an electoral watchdog it is fielding the most candidates among the major parties who are facing criminal charges. Its main rival, Congress, is just a […]

Modi at his first media event diverts questions to Shah, asserts BJP will be back in power

New Delhi, May 17: In his first appearance at a press conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted in opening remarks that the BJP will come back to power with a full majority on its own, but refused to take any questions, citing party discipline. In a surprised move, Modi […]

Campaigning ends for last phase of LS polls

New Delhi, May 17:  Campaigning for the last phase of the staggered Lok Sabha elections spread over more than a month drew to a close Friday as top leaders sought to muster a final show of strength in the contest for 59 seats with Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

Don’t vote for those who stopped works of Delhi, Kejriwal to people

New Delhi, May 12: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to people on Sunday morning to vote for those who have done work and not for those spreading “hatred” and “venom” as polling in seven Lok Sabha constituency got underway. The chief minister asked people not to vote […]

EVM glitches reported in several areas in Delhi

New Delhi, May 12: Complaints about malfunctioning EVMs poured in from several places of the national capital on Sunday where voting is underway. Adarsh Gupta, a resident of Matia Mahal area, claimed that at polling booth number 84, 85 and 86, electronic voting machines were initially not working in […]

21.52 per cent voting recorded till 11 am in Bihar

Patna, May 12: Around 21.52 per cent of 1.38 crore voters exercised their franchise in the first four hours of polling in eight Lok Sabha seats of Bihar in the sixth phase on Sunday, election officials said. A polling officer was killed at a polling station in a freak […]

Polling underway in Delhi; Dikshit, Gambhir, Vardhan among early voters

New Delhi, May 12: Voters queued up outside polling booths on Sunday morning in all seven Lok Sabha constituencies of the national capital where former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Union minister Harsh Vardhan and cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir are among those in the fray. Voting began at 7 am […]

Modi, Mamata go after each other in battleground West Bengal

Tamluk/Jhargarm (WB), May 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of doing “cheap politics” over cyclone Fani, claiming she did not speak to him when he tried to contact her to talk about the calamity. He alleged his efforts to talk to state […]

India’s heartland states vote in fifth phase of elections

JAIPUR/SRINAGAR – India’s northern heartland voted on Monday in the fifth phase of a staggered general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoping his record on national security will win him a second five-year term. More than 87 million people across seven states are eligible to vote in […]

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