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Election

Nagaland BJP issues directive to ULB poll candidates

16 Jan 2017 | 9:27 PM

Kohima, Jan 16 (UNI) The Nagaland state BJP unit has issued a directive to all BJP candidates not to withdraw their candidature, instead asked the candidates to be committed to their goals of winning the elections to serve the people of their wards devotedly.

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Akhilesh gets Samajwadi Party symbol 'Cycle'

Akhilesh gets Samajwadi Party symbol 'Cycle'

16 Jan 2017 | 7:34 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) In a major blow to veteran Samajwadi Party founder leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Election Commission today allotted 'Cycle' symbol to his rival camp headed by his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

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Akhilesh Govt against Muslims : Mulayam

Akhilesh Govt against Muslims : Mulayam

16 Jan 2017 | 7:34 PM

Lucknow, Jan 16(UNI) Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav today hit out at his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav by alleging his rival faction for being anti-Muslim.

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Poll process to start tomorrow, following notification of 1st phase in 73 segments of west UP

Poll process to start tomorrow, following notification of 1st phase in 73 segments of west UP

16 Jan 2017 | 2:51 PM

Lucknow, Jan 16 (UNI) The process for seven-phase Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh will set rolling from tomorrow when Election Commission of India(ECI) will notify the first phase of polling in 73 assembly segments in 15 districts of Western parts of the state.

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Goa Assembly polls: BJP announces second list

Goa Assembly polls: BJP announces second list

16 Jan 2017 | 2:18 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) BJP today announced its second list of seven candidates for the Goa Legislative Assembly, here.

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U'khand Cong leaders Yashpal Arya, Kedar Singh Rawat join BJP

U'khand Cong leaders Yashpal Arya, Kedar Singh Rawat join BJP

16 Jan 2017 | 1:28 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) The ruling Congress in poll-bound Uttarakhand suffered a setback today, when two of its senior leaders- Yashpal Arya and Kedar Singh Rawat- joined the BJP here.

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Demonetisation drive hits tourism sector in Delhi, Goa: Minister

16 Jan 2017 | 1:11 PM

Panaji, Jan 16 (UNI) Criticising the demonetisation move of the Union Government, Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra claimed that it has taken a huge toll on tourism sector in the national capital and Goa.

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EC order on SP's 'cycle' symbol, name expected today

EC order on SP's 'cycle' symbol, name expected today

16 Jan 2017 | 1:06 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) The Election Commission is today expected to give its crucial verdict on which faction of the Samajwadi Party would get the party name and its symbol ‘cycle’ or the symbol would be frozen.

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BSP expels Ghaziabad MLA from party

16 Jan 2017 | 12:59 PM

Lucknow, Jan 16 (UNI) Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati today expelled party's sitting MLA from Ghaziabad, Amarpal Sharma.

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Akhilesh to launch poll campaign from Jan 19; to release manifesto, candidates lists on Jan 18

Akhilesh to launch poll campaign from Jan 19; to release manifesto, candidates lists on Jan 18

16 Jan 2017 | 12:02 PM

Lucknow, Jan 16 (UNI) Even as all eyes are on the Election Commission on the fate of the election symbol of the Samajwadi Party today, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who heads a faction against his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, is all set to kick-start his campaign with two public rallies in Agra and Aligarh on January 19.

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Seize truck carrying blankets and take action on BJD MLA, BJP tells SEC

15 Jan 2017 | 9:06 PM

Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (UNI) Odisha unit of the BJP today demanded the State Election Commission (SEC) to seize the truck loaded with blankets brought by the ruling BJD for distribution among people in Nabarangpur district to influence voters and take stringent action against the guilty, A delegation of the BJP led by party vice-president Sameer Mohanty in a memorandum submitted to the SEC alleged that a truck carrying blankets was detained by people and BJP activists at Lalpada in Raighar block of the Nabarangpur district today.

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Cong releases list of 7 more candidates for Assy polls in Goa

15 Jan 2017 | 8:48 PM

Panaji, Jan 15 (UNI) Congress in Goa today released name of seven more candidates for Assembly elections to be held on Feburary 4 in the state.

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Youth hold key to UP assembly elections

15 Jan 2017 | 8:31 PM

Lucknow, Jan 15 (UNI) Youth will hold the key on the fate of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls slated next year.

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BJP smell fishy over non arrest of BSP leaders by SP govt in UP

15 Jan 2017 | 8:29 PM

Lucknow, Jan 15 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh BJP has asked Mayawati to clarify the deal that her party had stuck with Samajwadi Party following which two leaders Nasimuddin Siddiqui and Ramvir Upadhaya – who are facing serious charges of corruption are not arrested.

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APP nominates 14 more candidates for Punjab polls

APP nominates 14 more candidates for Punjab polls

15 Jan 2017 | 7:27 PM

Jalandhar, Jan 15 (UNI) Apna Punjab Party (APP) today released its fifth list of fourteen candidates.

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Shivpal faction of SP announces 26 candidates for Uttarakhand Assembly polls

15 Jan 2017 | 7:07 PM

Lucknow, Jan 15 (UNI) Even as Election Commission is slated to give its verdict on the symbol claimed by both the faction of the ruling Samajwadi Party of Uttar Pradesh tomorrow, the Shivpal Yadav faction today announced 26 candidates for Uttarakhand state which goes to poll along with UP.

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LF becomes 4th force in UP polls; to contest on 150 seats

LF becomes 4th force in UP polls; to contest on 150 seats

15 Jan 2017 | 5:20 PM

Lucknow, Jan 15(UNI) A combined Left Front comprising of six parties would be fielding around 150 candidates jointly in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls thus becoming the fourth force in the elections after Bahujan Samaj Party, Bharatiya Janata Party Samajwadi Party-Congress-RLD alliance.

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All eyes on tomorrow's expected EC order on SP symbol

All eyes on tomorrow's expected EC order on SP symbol

15 Jan 2017 | 4:43 PM

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Jan 15 (UNI) Confusion in the ranks of ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh might be removed tomorrow with likely announcement by the Election Commission of its order on which faction of the party would get the name and its symbol ‘cycle’ or the symbol would be frozen.

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LF announces list of CPI, CPI(M) and CPI(ML) candidates for UP Assl'y polls

LF announces list of CPI, CPI(M) and CPI(ML) candidates for UP Assl'y polls

15 Jan 2017 | 4:43 PM

Lucknow, Jan 15(UNI) Left Front today announced 58 candidates of Communist Party of India (CPI), 18 candidates of the Communist Party of India (Maxist) and 17 of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) who would be contesting the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

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BSP if voted to power will give cash instead of mobiles, laptops in UP: Mayawati announces on b'day

BSP if voted to power will give cash instead of mobiles, laptops in UP: Mayawati announces on b'day

15 Jan 2017 | 4:39 PM

Lucknow, Jan 15 (UNI) Appealing to the people of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab to give her birthday gift by voting for the party in the Assembly elections, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati today rolled out several sops for the people of Uttar Pradesh if her party is voted to power and even announced that she will give cash instead of mobile phones and laptops.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress

Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress

15 Jan 2017 | 4:35 PM

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu today joined the Congress, AICC media in charge Randeep Singh Surjewala said today.

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AAP condemns beating up of a youth by SAD men

AAP condemns beating up of a youth by SAD men

14 Jan 2017 | 5:13 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 14 (UNI) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today strongly condemned the merciless beating of a youth of Lodhimajra village in Ropar district allegedly by the Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) workers when the former asked a question to Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema about sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.

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Ex-AAP leader Daljit Singh, SAD leader Harmeet Singh join Congress

14 Jan 2017 | 5:12 PM

Amritsar/Patiala, Jan 14 (UNI) Former AAP leader Daljit Singh and Shiromani Akali Dal youth leader Harmeet Singh Pathanmajra today joined the Congress party.

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Political heads of statutory bodies not to hear appeals till polls are over

Political heads of statutory bodies not to hear appeals till polls are over

14 Jan 2017 | 3:53 PM

New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) The Election Commission today asked the Chief Ministers and politically appointed office bearers of statutory bodies in the five poll-bound states to defer hearing appeals filed by persons under various prevailing Acts and laws till the conclusion of the Assembly polls.

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Gehlot heads Cong screening committee for UP ; hopes for better party show at hustings

Gehlot heads Cong screening committee for UP ; hopes for better party show at hustings

14 Jan 2017 | 3:52 PM

New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) Congress today constituted a screening committee headed by senior party leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for the preliminary selection of its candidates for the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

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Awareness among voters is necessary: Sahariya

Awareness among voters is necessary: Sahariya

14 Jan 2017 | 3:19 PM

Nashik, Jan 14 (UNI) The awareness among voters is necessary for strengthening of democracy and a large number of college youth should participate in this process, appealed Maharashtra Election Commissioner JS Sahariya here.

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Ashok Gehlot to chair Cong screening committee for UP polls

Ashok Gehlot to chair Cong screening committee for UP polls

14 Jan 2017 | 2:45 PM

New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice-president Rahul Gandhi today appointed senior leader Ashok Gehlot as the chairman of the party’s Screening Committee for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, scheduled next month.

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Dr Ketan Bhatikar replaces Krishnaraj Sukerkar as MGP-GSM-SS grand alliance candidate for Panaji

14 Jan 2017 | 2:18 PM

Panaji, Jan 14 (UNI) Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) and Shiv Sena Grand Alliance today announced Dr Ketan Bhatikar as its candidate for Panaji Assembly Constituency.

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After Punjab, Ashok Gehlot heads Cong screening committee for UP polls

After Punjab, Ashok Gehlot heads Cong screening committee for UP polls

14 Jan 2017 | 2:14 PM

New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) The Congress has constituted a screening committee headed by senior party leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for preliminary selection of its candidates for the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

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Dr Ketan Bhatikar replaces Krishnaraj Sukerkar as MGP-GSM-SS grand alliance candidate for Panaji

14 Jan 2017 | 2:12 PM

Panaji, Jan 14 (UNI) Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) and Shiv Sena Grand Alliance today announced Dr Ketan Bhatikar as its candidate for Panaji Assembly Constituency.

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