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714 MPs vote, a record 99 per cent voting reported: Modi first to exercise his right

714 MPs vote, a record 99 per cent voting reported: Modi first to exercise his right

New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) A record estimated 99 per cent of polling was recorded in today’s presidential elections held in Parliament premises and state Assemblies across the country, Returning Officer for the polls and Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra said here today. He said as many as 714 Members of Parliament from both the Houses exercised their right while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the "first to cast his vote in Parliament premises". "The good turnout of voting of elected representatives has been reported from across the country...This could be highest in recent times but I have to check," Mr Mishra said. He, however, said reports from few states were still awaited. Eyewitness accounts said Prime Minister arrived at the voting enclosures before 1000 hours and waited for a while to proceedings to begin. "We go by rules. The voting had to start sharp by 1000 hours and ....it is true Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first to cast vote in Parliament premises," Mr Mishra said. BJP-led NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind, former Bihar Governor, is pitted against former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, the joint Opposition nominee in today’s elections. The President is chosen by an electoral college comprising all the MPs and MLAs in the country, with weighted votes apportioned. As many as 233 elected members of the Rajya Sabha, 543 members from the Lok Sabha and 4,120 MLAs from the state Assemblies comprise the electors. "Hundred per cent voting have been reported from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and Puducherry," he said. More UNI DEVN-NAZ SHK 1928

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Office of Profit Row: complaint filed against Kejriwal, Sisodia, disqualified MLAs

22 Jan 2018 | 10:41 PM

New Delhi, Jan 22 (UNI) A complaint was filed against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel besides the disqualified AAP MLAs for misusing public money from the government exchequer.

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PM should also talk about removing the 'divisive' culture of the RSS: Cong

PM should also talk about removing the 'divisive' culture of the RSS: Cong

22 Jan 2018 | 10:13 PM

New Delhi, Jan 22 (UNI) Reacting to the interview by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his call for a 'Congress-Mukt' Bharat meant that he was looking to remove the culture practised by the Congress, the party on Monday said that the PM should also talk about removing the culture of 'divisiveness' followed by the RSS.

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Rahul meets Australian Leader of Oppn in Senate & Australian High commissioner

Rahul meets Australian Leader of Oppn in Senate & Australian High commissioner

22 Jan 2018 | 9:05 PM

New Delhi, Jan 22 (UNI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Australian Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Penny Wong and the Australian High Commissioner, Harinder Sidhu and held discussions with them on a wide range of issues.

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Modiji calls himself 'aam' but hugs only 'khas' people: Rahul

Modiji calls himself 'aam' but hugs only 'khas' people: Rahul

22 Jan 2018 | 9:03 PM

New Delhi, Jan 22 (UNI) Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, about his hugs with foreign leaders, that he is an 'aam aadmi' (common man) who does not know about protocol, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that Mr Modi calls himself 'Aam' but hugs only 'Khas' (Special) people.

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IMF sees India GDP growth rate better than China and at 7.4 per cent

22 Jan 2018 | 9:01 PM

New Delhi/Davos, Jan 22 (UNI) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday projected
that India's growth rate will be at around 7.

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