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NOTA performs better than 159 candidates in Jharkhand LS polls

Updated on May 25, 2019 10:35 AM IST

The votes exercised in favour of NOTA was even more than the victory margin in two tribal dominated parliamentary constituencies of Khunti and Lohardaga

As many as 11 candidates contested the polls from Khunti but nine candidates lost to NOTA(HTPhotos)
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By

Highlights- ‘President has invited me to form the govt’: PM Modi

The Congress Working Committee, the party’s highest decision making body, met on Saturday to review the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections where it won only 52 seats, marginally improving on its worst performance in the 2014 elections when it won 44 seats. The newly elected lawmakers of the ruling National Democratic Alliance will meet in New Delhi on Saturday to elect Modi as their leader and pave the way for his swearing in as Prime Minister, most likely on May 30.Follow updates here:

Updated on May 26, 2019 12:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

After electoral shock in Bengal, Mamata Banerjee comes up with poetry

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee sprung a surprise Friday evening with her literary skills that has always remained a conversation starter for both her fans and detractors.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee posted a poem on her Twitter handle on Friday.(ANI)
Published on May 25, 2019 10:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

Trinamool braces for huge challenge from BJP in next Assembly polls

It takes 147 legislators to form a government in Bengal and by current statistics the BJP is within striking distance if Assembly elections were held now.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has stolen a march over the Bengal party in 128 Assembly segments that form a whopping 43.5% of the 294-seat state legislature of West Bengal.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

RJD decimated in Seemanchal and Kosi; Kishanganj only saving grace for Congress

Power couple Pappu Yadav and Ranjeet Ranjan, who were labelled as potential upsetters, lost from Madhepura and Supaul respectively to JD(U). Md Taslimuddin’s political legacy in Seemanchal received a huge blow and was unable to withstand the BJP-JD(U) combination.

BJP supporters celebrate the party’s victory in Araria on Thursday(HTPhoto)
Updated on May 25, 2019 10:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAditya Nath Jha

‘This verdict is a slap on the faces of those who banked on caste politics’

State BJP spearhead and deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday said the same tempo would be maintained in the 2020 assembly elections in the state

New Delhi, India - July 5, 2017: Sushil Kumar Modi BJP opposition leader in Bihar briefs the media personnel at Delhi BJP Headquarter(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 25, 2019 10:01 AM IST

Donald Trump calls to congratulate PM Modi, will meet at G-20 Summit in Japan

In a tweet, Donald Trump hailed Modi as a “great man and leader for the people of India”.”Just spoke to Prime Minister @NarendraModi where I congratulated him on his big political victory. He is a great man and leader for the people of India - they are lucky to have him!” he tweeted.

US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday agreed to meet at the G-20 Summit in Japan next month as both the leaders pledged to further strengthen the US-India strategic partnership(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2019 09:25 AM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Rahul Gandhi offers to resign at CWC meet, gets free hand to overhaul party

Rahul Gandhi, who had fronted the opposition campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has owned responsibility for the crushing defeat.

Rahul Gandhi’s offer at the CWC’s marathon meeting came after many leaders had given their quick analysis of the reasons that led to its decimation in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections.(AFP file photo)
Updated on May 16, 2020 06:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, NewDelhi | By

BJP leaders claim change of guard likely in state

Congress general secretary in charge of Rajasthan, Avinash Pande, however, played down the issue of change of guard in the state.

BJP’s Gajendra Singh Shekhawat defeated Vaibhav Gehlot in Jodhpur Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 2,74,440 votes.(HT photo)
Published on May 25, 2019 09:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Of seven women candidates, BJP’s three emerge winners

BJP’s Diya Kumari, a member of an erstwhile royal family, won against Congress candidate Devkinandan (Kaka) on Rajsamand seat.

BJP’s Diya Kumari received 863039 votes and defeated Congress candidate by a margin of 551916 votes(HTphotos)
Published on May 25, 2019 08:48 AM IST
ByNikita Bishnoi

BJP makes dent in assembly seats of Gehlot, ministers

The BJP and its ally, Rashtriya Loktantrik Party, won all 25 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan. The BJP gained votes in assembly constituencies of Gehlot, and deputy CM Sachin Pilot.

Celebrations at BJP office as the results and trends of Lok Sabha polls were pouring in on the counting day, in Jaipur(Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 25, 2019 09:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘State polls will be walkover for NDA’, says Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi

“The verdict is a slap on the face of those who banked on caste politics [and] treated voters as [their] fiefdoms,” Sushil Kumar Modi said.

Buoyed by the sweep in Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi says the tempo will be maintained in the 2020 assembly elections.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 25, 2019 08:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

‘Believe in constructive cooperation with Centre’: Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Patnaik talks about the secret behind beating anti-incumbency and why people have stuck with the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) despite the saffron sweep in the country.

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik(HT Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2019 08:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDebabrata Mohanty

After big election victory, NDA set for Rajya Sabha majority next year

The NDA’s majority in the Rajya Sabha would help in easy passage of legislations in Parliament, something that has proved to be a major hurdle in recent years.

Unlike Lok Sabha MPs who are elected directly by the people, lawmakers in the Upper House are elected by the MLAs of a state.(ANI)
Updated on May 16, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New delhi | By

Lok Sabha election results 2019: South only silver lining in Congress flop show

Both in 1989 and 1977, when the share of southern states in Congress’ Lok Sabha tally was more than 2019, the absolute number of Congress MPs from the rest of India was significantly higher than what it is today.

It was the highest (60%) in the 1977 elections, when the party faced a severe backlash in northern India after the emergency.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2019 08:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha election results 2019: At 14.6%, Lok Sabha to have most women ever

Two factors have contributed to this result. First, the consolidation of the BJP has helped most of its women candidates to get elected.

Most regional parties have given only a handful of tickets to women candidates, often relatives of male politicians.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2019 08:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByGilles Verniers, Sofia Ammassari

Lok Sabha election results 2019: NDA to meet today to elect PM Modi as leader

A BJP functionary said Prime Minister Modi is likely to fly to Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, on May 28 and that he may to spend a day in his home state, Gujarat, on May 29.

Newly elected lawmakers of the ruling National Democratic Alliance will meet in New Delhi on Saturday to elect Modi as their leader and pave the way for his swearing in as Prime Minister, most likely on May 30.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 25, 2019 07:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJP’s performance a result of deep social churn

With strong leads in terms of vote share vis-à-vis its next rival in central and western India, a steadily increasing geographical footprint and aggregate vote share, BJP seems to have become the new political hegemon

With strong leads in terms of vote share vis-à-vis its next rival in central and western India, a steadily increasing geographical footprint and aggregate vote share, BJP seems to have become the new political hegemon(Arabinda Mahapatra /HT Photo)
Published on May 25, 2019 07:42 AM IST
New Delhi | ByAvinash M Tripathi

From faith to gender and profession to caste: A profile of the 17th Lok Sabha

Due to the consolidation of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) 2014 performance, many incumbents have been re-elected. Overall we find little changes in the composition of the 2019 Lok Sabha as compared to the 2014 Lok Sabha.

Voters show their ID cards as they wait in a queue to cast vote at a polling station.(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2019 07:39 AM IST
New Delhi | ByPriyamvada Trivedi, Basim U Nissa and Saloni Bhogale

Modi govt 2.0: Space flight, solar shift in 1,000-day plan

The plan will include several initiatives, from empowering women in agriculture to sending an Indian into space, as Modi seeks to fulfil his promise of creating a “New India” in his second term, they added.

The plan will include several initiatives, from empowering women in agriculture to sending an Indian into space, as Modi seeks to fulfil his promise of creating a “New India” in his second term, they added.(AP)
Updated on May 16, 2020 05:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajeev Jayaswal

Lok Sabha results 2019: BJP’s win margins rose in 2019

Opponents of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were convinced the BJP’s sweeping victory in 2014 atop the Modi Wave was a black swan event — a rare event that happens by chance and is unlikely to be repeated again.

Prime minister Narendra Modi along with BJP chief Amit Shah(ANI photo)
Published on May 25, 2019 07:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeelanjan Sircar

BJP cements its position as central pole of Indian polity

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Narendra Modi has swept India once again.

PM Narendra Modi (L) and Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah(AFP file photo)
Published on May 25, 2019 07:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhinav Prakash Singh

Sabarimala stir boosted UPA, not BJP

The Left parties have recorded their worst ever parliamentary performance, with just five Lok Sabha seats, in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Devotees participate in a march 'Walk for Ayyappa' in relation to violence faced by devotees at Sabarimala's Ayyappa temple.(PTI photo)
Updated on May 25, 2019 07:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRoshan Kishore and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

After big loss, can Rahul Gandhi rebuild ailing Congress?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) yielded an inch to gain a mile through the deft alliances it had stooped to stitch. The Congress foolishly clung to the inch and was left regretting its action.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi(AFP)
Updated on May 25, 2019 09:40 AM IST
ByVinod Sharma

How BJP used data to craft landslide win

Behind the landslide victory of BJP in the 2019 elections was a carefully crafted campaign that targeted individual voters based on data compiled by a team, mapping its outreach through more than 160 control rooms and working closely with party workers.

The party chose two consulting firms for the elections — Jarvis Technology and Strategy Consulting Private Limited and Association of Billion Minds (ABM) — to micro-target voters using data analytics.
Updated on May 25, 2019 07:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Day after poll result, a cocktail of emotions runs through Amethi

From Thursday, when Congress suffered only its third defeat here since 1967, most Amethi residents had very little sleep as they celebrated or rued the result. Amethi has seen Congress lose only twice earlier – in 1977, 1998.

Ashok Tiwari, a Congress fan, broke down while speaking about Rahul Gandhi’s defeat.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2020 05:57 PM IST

Navjot Kaur takes on Captain Amarinder Singh, says husband narrowed Bathinda vote gap

She also made it clear that her husband did not make comment against anyone at the Bathinda rally and he only spoke against those indulging in anti-party activities.

(HT Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2019 08:42 AM IST
Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Over 90% candidates in Haryana lost security deposit

All the 10 candidates of Indian National Lok Dal and Bahujan Samaj Party-Loktantra Suraksha party (LSP) alliance forfeited their deposits.

In JJP-AAP alliance, all candidates except Hisar nominee Dushyant Chautala (extreme left) lost their deposits.(HT file photo)
Published on May 25, 2019 12:55 AM IST
Ambala | BySunil Rahar

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Karnataka Congress-Janata Dal decides to battle it out

Kumaraswamy was affected by the verdict as both his son, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, and his father, HD Deve Gowda, lost the election from Mandya and Tumkur seats, respectively.

On Friday, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy called an informal meeting of the cabinet to discuss the way forward.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By

Lok Sabha election results 2019: UP’s BJP, SP winners rake up Jinnah, Vande Mataram issue

Gautam, who has won a consecutive term from Aligarh Lok Sabha constituency, said, “Among my priorities is to send the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah which is locked inside a room in AMU to Pakistan.”

“The right place for Jinnah’s portrait is not at AMU, but in Pakistan. There is no change in our stand.” A freedom fighter, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is one of founders of the state of Pakistan.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Agra/Meerut | ByHT Correspondents
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