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Anger simmers in Madhya Pradesh over Ken-Betwa linking project

Published on May 03, 2019 07:28 AM IST

The issue may play a key role in determining the voting patterns in Bundelkhand, where three seats will go to the polls in the fifth phase of national elections on May 6. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won all the three in 2014.

The previous BJP-led NDA government first proposed Ken-Betwa River Linking Project in 2003.(Mujeeb Faruqui /HT Photo)
Hindustan Times, Panna/Chhatarpur (MP) | By

Is Raj doing now what Bal Thackeray did in 1980?

Without contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Raj Thackeray took political centre-stage and became the main talking point in Maharashtra, which went to the polls in the first four phases.

Not only his oratory, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has also adopted his late uncle and Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray’s style of politics.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2019 08:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019: A muted campaign in the hotbed of militancy

Keeping the security scenario in mind, NC president Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday held a rally in Shopian in a very high-security zone.

In the first phase, Anantnag district recorded 13.63% polling. In the second phase, Kulgam recorded a 10.32% turnout. Last time, it was 29%(HT File Photo)
Published on May 03, 2019 07:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan

Lok Sabha elections 2019: LS poll over, Sharad Pawar wants party to shift focus to state elections

The NCP chief believes drought can become an election issue in rural areas that account for around half of the state’s 288 assembly seats, said another NCP functionary.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar wants his party to start preparations for the state assembly elections scheduled later this year after the conclusion of Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra, according to people aware of the development.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2019 07:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Water, and not war, on people’s minds in Bundelkhand

Part of the much-neglected Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, voters in the Khajuraho Lok Sabha seat complain of issues ranging from water scarcity, slow pace of development to the absence of political will to change the fortune of the city and its people.

In one of the Bundelkhand villages of 800 households, water comes from a single well.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)
Published on May 03, 2019 07:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Sagar/ Khajuraho/Tikamgarh | By

Lok sabha elections 2019: Men-to-women turnout ratio better in city

It is 55.87 % and 54.67 % respectively in the city. The average men and women voter turnouts in the state stand at 62.57% and 58.84% respectively.

Lok sabha elections 2019: Men-to-women turnout ratio better in city(PTI)
Published on May 03, 2019 05:06 AM IST
Mumbai | BySurendra P Gangan and Kailash Korde

AAP candidate Narinder Singh Shergill to stay in fray: HC

The high court bench of justice Daya Chaudhary and justice Sudhir Mittal passéd the order after a late-evening hearing.

Narinder Singh Shergill
Published on May 03, 2019 04:24 AM IST
Chandigarh/Rupnagar | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019-Delivery on NYAY within a year of coming to power: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul was addressing a rally in Simdega, seeking votes for the Congress candidate from Khunti Lok Sabha constituency, Kalicharan Munda.

Lok Sabha elections 2019-Delivery on NYAY within a year of coming to power: Rahul Gandhi(REUTERS)
Updated on May 03, 2019 09:57 AM IST
Ranchi | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019: How does voter turnout impact election results?

The relative cost of turning out is affected primarily by party organizations. Good party organizations have polling booth workers who go to the homes of supporters and assist them in coming to vote, working around employment and housework.

The top 3 panels of the figure plot the probability of BJP winning, i.e., its strike rate, against the turnout change in at the constituency level in 1999, 2004, and 2014 using a statistical method known as binary logistic regression. (Peeyush Khandelwal / HT photo)
Updated on May 03, 2019 09:57 AM IST
New Delhi | ByNeelanjan Sircar

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Election Commission to decide if voting may start early during Ramzan

Muslims follow a lunar calendar and beginning of a month is subject to sighting of the moon. Muslims do not even consume water during Ramzan from dawn to dusk.

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Election Commission (EC) to take a call on a representation seeking to advance the beginning of voting to 5 am from 7 am for the remaining three phases of the ongoing national polls.(Bloomberg)
Published on May 03, 2019 01:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Debate over Congress role in UP poll math after Priyanka Gandhi’s comment

The BJP also hit out at the Congress, saying Priyanka Gandhi’s “confessional statement” had made it clear that her party was a “fringe organisation”.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s comments about her party helping the Samajwadi Party (SP)-Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) alliance by eating into the Bharatiya Janata Party’s votes stoked a political controversy on Thursday(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2019 08:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/New Delhi | By

Cracks appear in Karnataka’s ruling coalition after polls

Mysuru and Mandya are among state’s 28 Lok Sabha seats that have strained the relations between the ruling coalition partners.

Congress leader Siddaramaiah Thursday expressed his displeasure over Karnataka minister GT Deve Gowda’s statement a day earlier saying Janata Dal (Secular) had supported the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in Mysuru.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2019 09:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Election Commission gives another clean chit to PM Modi, clears Rahul speech

ECI said on Thursday that it found no violation in the speech Modi delivered at Barmer in Rajasthan on April 21 in which he said India hadn’t kept a nuclear arsenal for use on Diwali, the festival of lights and fireworks.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Election Commission gives another clean chit to PM Modi, clears Rahul speech(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2020 11:22 AM IST
New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Apex child rights body sends notice to Priyanka Gandhi

Union minister Smriti Irani also had slammed Gandhi over the clip on Twitter. “Imagine the filthiest of abuses that a prime minister has to endure from people whose only claim to fame is a nose,” she wrote.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Thursday issued a notice to Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi for allegedly using children in election campaigning.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2019 12:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Priyanka Gandhi gets notice from child rights body over ‘use of children for poll campaign’, has 3 days to reply

Citing a video of children shouting slogans in Priyanka Gandhi’s presence, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has given her three days’ time to respond to the notice.

Priyanka Gandhi gets notice from child rights body over ‘use of children for poll campaign’, has 3 days to reply(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 09, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha election: Sunny Deol’s roadshow takes star-struck Gurdaspur by storm

While Warring kicked off his campaign by staying a night at Badal village, other Congress leaders are now visiting Lambi to mount an offensive against the Badals in the run-up to the elections.

Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency Sunny Deol with his brother Bobby Deol and SAD-BJP leaders during a road show in Gurdaspur on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 10:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019- ‘No violation of model code’: PM’s nuclear button speech gets EC clean chit

The Congress had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the PM’s speech claiming that it constituted a violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

The Election Commission on Thursday gave PM Narendra Modi a clean chit for his speech in Barmer where he had said that India’s nuclear weapons were not meant for Diwali.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 09:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha election: Congress leaders storm Badal’s Lambi citadel to conquer Bathinda fort

While Warring kicked off his campaign by staying a night at Badal village, other Congress leaders are now visiting Lambi to mount an offensive against the Badals in the run-up to the elections.

Amrita Warring, wife of Congress candidate from Bathinda seat Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, addressing a public meeting at a village in Lambi assembly segment on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 08, 2019 11:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lambi (Muktsar) | BySarbmeet Singh

Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC gives clean chit to Rahul Gandhi over MP poll speech against Amit Shah

Attacking the BJP president, Rahul Gandhi reportedly said, “Murder accused BJP chief Amit Shah. Wah, kya shaan hai! (Wow, what a glory!)” The BJP had complained to the EC about the comment.

The Election Commission has held that Congress president Rahul Gandhi did not violate the model code of conduct during an election speech in Madhya Pradesh where he called his BJP counterpart Amit Shah a “murder-accused”.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 08:21 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

‘Misunderstanding will be resolved’: Kamal Nath after Mayawati’s threat to pull out of MP govt

The Kamal Nath-led Congress government has 114 members in the 230 member assembly and formed the government with the support of four Independents, two BSP MLAs and one Samajwadi Party legislator.

Faced by an apparent threat to his government, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath has reached out to Mayawati after the BSP chief said she might reconsider her support to the Congress in the central state.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 04:04 PM IST
Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Modi in Muzaffarpur: Opposition no longer in race

In an apparent dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Modi, without naming him, said “a leader was daydreaming to become the Prime Minister”.

Referring to explosions and bomb blasts outside temples, railway stations and public places in the country during the UPA regime, the PM said he had enough guts to wipe out terrorism and curb its menace ruthlessly.(HT Photo)
Published on May 02, 2019 03:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, MUZAFFARPUR | ByK J Saquib

‘Would rather die than benefit BJP’: Priyanka Gandhi messages SP-BSP-RLD alliance

Priyanka Gandhi had yesterday explained her party’s strategy in selecting candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, the state that sends the largest number of candidates to Parliament.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress general secretary on Thursday signaled to the Mayawati-Akhilesh Yadav alliance in Uttar Pradesh that her party’s candidates would not hurt the chances of the opposition candidates.(PTI)
Updated on May 02, 2019 04:12 PM IST
New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019| ‘Modi can’t pressure me, I have no history’: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress chief said he was unafraid of Modi, adding while the control of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati rested with the PM, things were different in his case.

Canvassing in favour of party veteran PL Punia’s son Tanuj, who is the Congress candidate from Barabanki reserved constituency, Gandhi accused the prime minister of lying.(HT Photo)
Published on May 02, 2019 03:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, LUCKNOW | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘It’s fine’, says Priyanka Gandhi with snake in hand during UP campaign

After having a chit-chat with some snake charmers at the village, the general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh not only held a reptile, but even played with it, much to the amusement of onlookers.

Priyanka Gandhi took stock of the problems faced by the snake charmers and other people in the area.
Updated on May 02, 2019 03:16 PM IST
Rae Bareli | ByPress Trust of India

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Maval and Shirur are big on voter numbers, but low on enthusiasm

Hadapsar assembly constituency in the shirur parliamentary constituency has the highest number of voters (4,87,699) however; the voting percentage is the lowest which is only 47.84%. 

In Maval, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar’s nephew Parth was contesting against Shiv Sena’s Shrirang Barne.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 03:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | ByParth Welankar

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Pune Municipal Corporation asks EC to relax election code

The civic body has decided to seek permission from the Election Commission of India (ECI) to clear the work of pending projects that were stuck owing to the model code of conduct.

According to Ram, the work related to such projects can only begin provided the EC grants permission.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 02:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Parth Welankar | ByParth Welankar

‘Nyay will restart economy that has come to a stop today’: Manmohan Singh

Comparing NYAY to UPA’s rural job guarantee scheme, MGNREGS, Singh said: “The Congress party is committed to fiscal discipline.”

“In past 70 years, a government in power never had to hide behind the valour of our Armed Forces. Such attempts to politicize our forces are shameful and unacceptable.” said Manmohan Singh .(Ht Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 02:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunetra Choudhury

In battle for UP, Modi and Opposition lock horns on Ambedkar, Lohia

The site is where the Babri Masjid, a 16th century mosque, stood until it was demolished 28 years ago by Hindu kar sevaks (volunteers) who believe it marks the birthplace of the god Ram .

Gosaiganj falls in the parliamentary constituency of Ambedkarnagar, which will go to the polls on May 12, along with 13 other Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 01:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, AYODHYA/BARABANKI | ByHT Correspondents

Lok Sabha elections 2019 Highlights| EC gives clean chit to PM Narendra Modi for his speech in Barmer

As part of their campaign for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, BJP national president Amit Shah is to address rallies in Madhya Pradesh. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is to address public meetings in Rajasthan.The fifth phase of elections will be held on May 6 and the counting of votes will take place on May 23.

Updated on May 02, 2019 11:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Women candidates in Rajasthan raise poll pitch on crime rate, water crisis and toilets

The Congress fielded four women candidates – Jyoti Khandelwal from Jaipur, Jyoti Mirdha from Nagaur, Krishna Poonia from Jaipur Rural, and Savita Meena from Dausa.

Travelling nearly 20-25 villages in a day and carrying out door-to-door campaigns and holding public meetings, these candidates are raising women centric issues.(HT Photo)
Published on May 02, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByNikita Bishnoi
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