Election News

  • Suspense Continues Over Who Will Be The New Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
    Suspense continued today over the appointment of the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, four days after the BJP's resounding triumph in the most populous state, where the party won 325 seats out of 403 with its allies. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, a former UP Chief Minister, is said to be among the frontrunners for the coveted job because of his stature and administrative experience. But he was dismissive about the possibility.
  • SAD will review Punjab election outcome, says Parkash Singh Badal
    The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will hold a meeting to review the party's performance in the Punjab assembly elections, said the outgoing Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today.
  • Political Parties In Srinagar Briefed About Election Guidelines
    With by-polls to Srinagar scheduled for April 9, district election officer Farooq Ahmad Lone held a meeting with representatives of various political parties yesterday.
  • Goa Election Results 2017: Maximum Voters Opt For NOTA
    In Goa, 1.2 per cent of the people voted for NOTA (None of the Above), followed by 1 per cent in Uttarakhand, according to data available with the Election Commission of India showed.
  • Punjab Election Results 2017: AAP One Of The 'Toughest Competitors,' Says Prashant Kishor
    Prashant Kishor, one of the key strategists of the Congress which is on its way to winning Punjab, today said the Aam Aadmi Party was one the toughest competitors his team has faced. Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, which had contested in Goa and Punjab in a bid to go national, is leading in only 23 of the state's 117 seats - the third position in a three-cornered contest - according to data at 4 pm. The Congress, which had been out of power in the state for a decade, is leading in 76 - way above the 59 seats required for majority in the assembly.
  • UP Election Results 2017: PM Narendra Modi On Huge Election Wins Says 'Very Humbling And Overwhelming'
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he was overjoyed with the "unprecedented mandate" in Uttar Pradesh, where the BJP today won a staggering victory. "This is very humbling and overwhelming," PM Modi said in a series of tweets.
  • UP Election Results 2017: List Of Winning Candidates
    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has posted a spectacular win in Uttar Pradesh and is set to win over 320 of the state's 403 seats. The party has credited the victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership.
  • Manipur Election Results 2017: Thoubal Gave Only 90 Votes To Irom Sharmila
    Manipur is not happy with Irom Sharmila. The 'Iron Lady' who had taken on Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, has lost with a record margin, polling only 90 votes. The three-time Chief Minister won comfortable with 10,740 votes. Ms Sharmila's chance of securing a seat in the 70-member assembly now rests on Khurai, the other seat from where she is contesting.
  • Goa Election Results 2017: Early Days, But Congress In The Lead
    Goa Election Results 2017: The Congress, which is set to lose heavily in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand as per early trends, will have some consolation -- leads in Goa and Manipur, besides the big victory in Punjab. The party is ahead in 11 seats, the state's ruling BJP is ahead in 8 showed trends at 10:30 am. The situation, though, could change since trends have come in only from 23 of the state's 40 seats.
  • Assembly Elections Result 2017: AAP <i>Ka Kya Hoga</i>? Second In Punjab, Zero In Goa
    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) began its day with celebrations that were not meant to be. The tricolour balloons and AR Rahman's "Jai Ho" blaring on loudspeakers outside chief Arvind Kejriwal's home in Delhi vanished two hours into the counting of votes for five states including Punjab and Goa, where AAP had anticipated victories. AAP workers were seen dumping brooms - the party's symbol - into the backseat of a car.
  • UP Election Results 2017: In Meerut, BJP's Laxmikant Bajpai Leads Race
    Meerut's sitting legislator, BJP's Dr Laxmikant Bajpai is leading the race in the key seat in Western Uttar Pradesh, the current trends have suggested. The 66-year-old former practitioner of Ayurveda has been a four-time legislator from Meerut. He had also been the state president of the party till he was replaced ahead of the assembly elections by Keshav Pradhan Maurya.
  • Punjab Election Results 2017: Counting Begins For 117  Seats
    Punjab could be in for a neck-and-neck fight between the Congress and the AAP while the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party combine may face a drubbing, according to pollsters.
  • Punjab Elections 2017: 'Jai Ho' Outside Arvind Kejriwal Home As AAP Hopes To Win
    The counting of votes was yet to start - but the Aam Aadmi Party is celebrating. Since dawn, several hours before the counting started, the area outside party chief and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's home in Delhi was seen decorated with balloons in saffron, white and green and a number of party flags. A giant television screen had the pride of the place and composer AR Rahman's hugely popular "Jai Ho" - the theme from "Slumdog Millionaire" that played at the Oscar ceremony -- is blaring on loudspeakers.
  • Uttar Pradesh Election Result 2017: Counting Of Ballots Begins
    The counting of votes began at 8 AM for the 403 Assembly seats in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh that went to polls in seven phases.
  • Goa Election Results 2017: Counting Begins
    The focus is on whether the BJP will be able to retain power and if it gets a fresh mandate, will Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar return to his home state as chief minister.

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