Election 2017

Election 2017

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    Decision 2017: BJP's third list has kin of several leaders

    THE THIRD list of 67 candidates released by the BJP for Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday again saw the party giving tickets to family members of several leaders. Most of these seats go to polls in the sixth and seventh phases. With this, the BJP has declared candidates for 371 seats. It will share 10 and eight seats with allies Apna Dal and Suheldeo Bharatiya Samaj Party, respectively....

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Congress to contest all 10 seats in Amethi, Rae Bareli

    THREE DAYS after the SP and Congress officially announced their alliance, there is little clarity on the seat-sharing arrangement. The Congress on Tuesday declared that it would contest all 10 Assembly seats in Amethi and Rae Bareli districts. This after the SP had already declared its candidates from five of these 10 seats as part of the alliance. "We have been working hard to regain...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Kejriwal attacks Election Commission, former CEC terms his remarks as 'loose'

    Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal. | AFP NEW DELHI: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday once again attacked the Election Commission accusing it of promoting corruption by restraining him from asking people to take money from his rival parties and vote for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Meanwhile, former election commissioner S Y Quraishi said that casting...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Desist from seeking votes in name of religion, caste: EC to parties

    The Election Commission on Tuesday directed political parties to desist from seeking votes in the name of religion and caste saying it amounts to violation of the model code even as it reminded them of a recent Supreme Court order which said such appeals amount to corrupt practice. The EC also told the parties not to use pictures of President, Vice President in election posters....

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Election Commission warns political parties to desist seeking votes in the name of religion and caste

    As the assembly elections of five states of the country near, the Election Commission has, today, warned political parties to not use the name of religion or caste to seek vote. Citing that such appeals fall within the ambit of model code, the EC has directed parties to desist from seeking votes in such names. In a separate letter to chief...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Congress names Priyanka as 'star campaigner' for UP assembly polls

    New Delhi, Jan 24: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be the 'star campaigner' of the Congress for Uttar Pradesh elections. Priyanka has been named as Congress star campaigner after she played a key role in sealing a deal with the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh. It was because of her efforts that Congress and Samajwadi Party alliance could be salvaged and put in place...

    • 11 hrs ago
  • India

    Punjab Assembly election: How war rooms are being used by political parties to boost campaigning

    To lure the voters, most of the political parties have set-up election war rooms to strike a chord with the voters. The 2017 Assembly elections have become a battle of prestige for all the political parties. While at one hand the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the BJP are burning midnight oil to come to power again, the Congress is leaving no stone...

    • 12 hrs ago
  • Election News 2017

    UP Assembly election: 40 star campaigners on BJP list but candidates want PM Modi

    The BJP has already announced the schedule of several election rallies of PM Modi in the Braj region but still the candidates are requesting that the number of rallies be increased. Although the BJP high command has issued a list of its star campaigners for the upcoming UP Assembly election, the party candidates are still looking towards Prime Minister Narendra...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Union Budget: Mayawati welcomes EC order

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati today welcomed Election Commission's order that no scheme related to five poll-bound states can be announced in the Union Budget and said the Centre should follow the directive honestly. "The Centre should not play oversmart and hoodwink the EC order," she said in a release, a day after the poll panel said that the Finance Minister's speech should not...

    • 16 hrs ago

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