- Tripura, Mizoram poll results to be delayed for VVPAT slips: officials(5 minutes ago)
Agartala/Aizawl, May 21 (IANS) Declartion of results for Lok Sabha polls on Thursday in Tripura and Mizoram would be delayed by three to four hours as counting of ballots would be completed only after tallying of VVPAT slips with EVM vote count in five polling stations - instead of one - in each Assembly segment, election officials said on Tuesday.
- Deoband asks Muslims to pray for 'suitable results'(15:44)
Saharanpur, May 21 (IANS) Deoband, the renowned Islamic seminary in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, has appealed to Muslims to offer prayers if they want the results of Lok Sabha elections to be "suitable for all".
- Don't believe exit polls: J&K Congress President(14:28)
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Congress President G.A. Mir on Tuesday asserted that the exit polls should not to be believed and that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) would have the majority in the Lok Sabha polls.
- Kamal Nath mocks exit polls as 'entertainment' polls(14:26)
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday mocked the exit polls that predicted a majority for the National Democratic NDA in the Lok Sabha elections calling them "entertainment polls".
- Cat is out of the bag: Puri on Amarinder-Sidhu row(13:02)
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Union Minister and BJP candidate from Amritsar, Hardeep Singh Puri, on Tuesday took a jibe at the ongoing war of words between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, saying, "...the cat is out of the bag".
- Mayawati sacks close aide Ramvir Upadhyaya(11:56)
Agra, May 21 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Tuesday sacked Ramvir Upadhyaya, once considered her right-hand man. She sacked her former Energy Minister over his anti-party activities, especially for supporting BJP candidates in Uttar Pradesh.
- Chandrababu Naidu working hard to stay relevant in Delhi(11:54)
By Mohammed Shafeeq
Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS) Taking centre stage in national politics, TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu has been holding series of meeting with leaders of various parties to forge a non-BJP coalition at the Centre and all his efforts appear to be aimed at making himself relevant in Delhi.
- BSP candidate protests against shifting of EVMs(11:06)
Ghazipur, May 21 (IANS) Afzal Ansari, the BSP candidate in Ghazipur, sat on a protest outside the strongroom where EVMs are being kept to prevent them from being transported out in a vehicle.
- Pranab hails Election Commission for its perfect role(23:48)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday hailed the Election Commission for "perfectly" conducting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and said democracy succeed in India due to perfect conduct of polls by various Election Commissioners.
- Naidu 'cent per cent' sure of TDP retaining power in Andhra (Lead)(18:00)
Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) Unfazed by the exit polls which predicted that the YSR Congress Party will storm to power in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said he was "cent per cent" sure of his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) retaining power.
- NDA will win all 14 seats in Jharkhand: CM(15:52)
Ranchi, May 20 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday asserted that the NDA would win all the 14 seats in the state even though the exit polls predicted six to eight seats for the alliance.
- Akhilesh, Mayawati meet, assess post-poll scenario(14:22)
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Monday held a meeting with Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati to discuss the political situation in view of the exit polls results.
- Exit polls used to create false impression: Kumaraswamy(14:18)
Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) Slamming the exit poll results, which projected a big win for the BJP-led NDA government in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said their predictions were being used to create a false impression of a Modi wave across the country.
- Will Uttar Pradesh be 'bellwether' or exception again?(13:54)
By Brajendra Nath Singh
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state that sends 80 MPs to the 543-member Lok Sabha, may be considered a political bellwether state as the government at the Centre has been formed 12 out 16 times by the party that got the maximum seats here.
- Over 64% voting recorded in LS polls' last phase (Lead)(00:08)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Over 64 per cent voter turnout was recorded on Sunday in polling for 59 seats in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections, with Madhya Pradesh recording the highest turnout of 75.53 per cent.
- Only 'sporadic' incidents in final phase of polls: Bengal CEO(22:36)
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal's Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab on Sunday said with an average of 72.91 per cent voter turnout, the final phase of Lok Sabha election in West Bengal got over amidst "sporadic" incidents of violence.
- Punjab sees 59% voting amid skirmishes (Third Lead)(22:04)
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Amid reports of skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), nearly 59 per cent voting was recorded in Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats in the final phase of the general election on Sunday, officials said.