Last phase of LS elections, by-poll in 4 TN Assembly seats Sunday

The seventh and final phase will cover 13 seats in Uttar Pradesh; all 13 in Punjab; nine in West Bengal; eight each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh; all four constituencies in Himachal Pradesh; three in Jharkhand and the lone seat of Chandigarh. Counting of votes will take place 23 May. Continue Reading

And the winner is…

Lok Sabha elections have reached their climax. The last and seventh phase of polling will be held tomorrow and campaigning has come to a close. The political situation is getting hot and hotter with parties already starting to claim success. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Oppn parties plan big for post-poll scenario 

With less than a week left for Lok Sabha election results to be declared, there is hectic action, especially in the Opposition camp. Leaders of regional parties are reportedly holding parleys behind doors to seize the opportunity in case of a fractured mandate.  Continue Reading

Stalin, Naidu, Rao, Mamata, Kejri, Gowda hog limelight ahead of results

With a section of psephologists and political experts predicting a fractured mandate in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, results of which will be known 23 May, all eyes are on the heads of regional parties due to two post-poll scenarios. Continue Reading

Sonia writes to meet allies 23 May, also invites parties not aligned with UPA

In a move aimed to strengthen Opposition unity, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi has written to all allies including non-UPA ones — namely the BJD, YSR Congress, TRS and TDP — inviting them for a meeting 23 May to discuss the road map for the future political course of action. Continue Reading

2019 elections: What is DMK prez Stalin’s gameplan for post-23 May?

With just eight days left for counting of votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections, the political scene is getting hotter across the nation. And, in Tamilnadu, it is no different. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Modi in Theni, promises to create new India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a broadside against the Opposition today, saying the DMK, Congress and their “mahamilavati” friends cannot accept strides India has made and, therefore, were “unhappy” with him. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Rahul files nomination for Wayanad seat

For the first time in his political career, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is contesting from beyond the Vindhyas. This morning, he filed his nomination papers to contest as the Congress candidate from Wayanad, in Kerala. Continue Reading

VVPAT slips: SC grants one week to Opposition for filing reply

The Supreme Court today asked 21 Opposition leaders to file within a week their reply on the Election Commission’s affidavit on their plea regarding voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) slips in Lok Sabha polls. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Rahul refused to forge alliance with us, says Kejriwal

Talking to reporters at Visakhapatnam airport here, the AAP leader said he had met Rahul recently and the Congress leader had refused to ‘join hands with the AAP’. Continue Reading