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After BJP's poll success, Nitish Kumar's party leader lauds PM; JD(U) rebuts

The JD(U) MP praised PM Modi for BJP's big win in assembly polls and raised the saffron party's rallying call – “Modi hai to mumkin hai”

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (L). JD(U) MP Sunil Kumar Pintu
Published on Dec 05, 2023 09:38 AM IST

'Conceit': Congress slammed by INDIA bloc allies after 3-1 election drubbing

Nitish Kumar's JDU took a jibe at the Congress saying it was clear that the party couldn't win the elections alone.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee President Revanth Reddy. (PTI)
Published on Dec 04, 2023 09:55 AM IST

Karnataka Assembly Election Results 2023: BJP full list of winning candidates

Karnataka Election 2023: Here is a full list of all candidates that are leading from the Bharatiya Janata Party.

The BJP denied talks of an alliance and exuded confidence, saying that they will come back to power on their own. (ANI Photo)(BJP Twitter)
Updated on May 13, 2023 06:01 PM IST

Nagaland election: NDPP's Sharingain Longkumer wins in Aonglenden seat

He defeated Congress' Toshipokba by a margin of over 4,000 votes.

Sharingain Longkumer got a total of 7,074 votes.(Twitter)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 05:41 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Nagaland election result 2023: BJP's Jacob Zhimoni wins from Ghaspani I seat

Zhimoni is currently serving as minister in the Neiphiu Rio cabinet.

Zhimoni is the son of former MLA in the first Nagaland assembly Ihezhe Zhimoni.(Twitter)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 05:23 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Nagaland election: NPF's Khriehu Liezietsu defeated in Northern Angami-I seat

Yhome got a total of 7,724 votes and Liezietsu received 6,034 votes.

NPF candidate Khriehu Liezietsu
Published on Mar 02, 2023 05:06 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Nagaland election result: NDPP's KG Kenye wins from Chizami seat by 1,279 votes

Kenye has been a strong contender in the assembly election. He has been vocal about the long-standing political issues in the state and has been demanding permanent peace in the state.

NDPP candidate KG Kenye.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 04:48 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Nagaland election result: NDPP's G Kaito Aye leading from Satakha seat

G Kaito Aye won a seat in the 2018 assembly election as a Janata Dal (United) candidate and defeated Zheito Chophy.

NDPP candidate G Kaito Aye(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 02, 2023 02:38 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Nagaland election: Former CM TR Zeliang ahead of NPF candidate from Peren seat

Zeliang played a significant role in the state's politics for last 20 years.

Former CM TR Zeliang
Updated on Mar 02, 2023 02:38 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Nagaland election result: BJP's Temjen Imma Along wins from Alongtaki seat

The education and tribal affairs minister had earlier defeated NPF's Benjongliba Aier.

Temjen Imma Along is contesting from Alongtaki constituency, one of the significant seats in the state assembly.(Twitter/@AlongImna)
Updated on Mar 02, 2023 03:29 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

'Cong alive somewhere....': Gehlot says after party routed in Guj election

Gehlot's statement comes amid Congress' dismal performance in the state election.

'Cong alive somewhere....': Gehlot says after party routed in Guj election
Updated on Dec 09, 2022 12:31 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Gujarat election results: BJP wins Morbi weeks after bridge collapse killed more

BJP chosen five-time ex MLA Kantibhai Amrutiya, who was photographed taking part in rescue ops after the Morbi bridge collapse

The 140-year-old Morbi bridge collapse tragedy claimed 135 lives.(AP file)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 12:48 PM IST

Gujarat results: BJP's Hardik Patel wins in Viramgam

The Patidar quota stir leader is confident that BJP will form government in the state

Gujarat election 2022: BJP met people's expectations in state, says Patel.
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 01:08 PM IST

Third force claim with 10% score: Stalin's jibe at BJP in Tamil Nadu

After urban local body polls in February, the BJP claimed that it has emerged as the third-largest party in Tamil Nadu after the DMK and the AIADMK.

Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK chief MK Stalin.
Published on Apr 03, 2022 06:23 PM IST

Pak PM Imran Khan faces no-confidence vote: Everything you need to know

Imran Khan is likely to address the nation on Wednesday evening, amid rumours of his resignation.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 30, 2022 05:37 PM IST
By | Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre

Odisha municipal election results: BJD wins all mayor posts, 76 councils    

BJP mayoral candidates in three municipal corporations of Bhubaneswar (BMC), Cuttack (CMC) and Berhampur (BeMC) won over their nearest rivals.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik shows his ink marked finger after casting his vote for the Urban Local Body (ULB) polls in Bhubaneswar. (ANI file)
Updated on Mar 27, 2022 12:39 AM IST

Who is Ritu Khanduri? The first woman speaker of Uttarakhand assembly

Daughter of former chief minister of Uttarakhand Major General (Retd) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, Ritu Khanduri won the 2022 assembly elections by defeating Congress' Surendra Singh Negi from the Kotdwar seat by a margin of 3,687 votes.

BJP's Ritu Khanduri is the first woman speaker of Uttarakhand assembly. (Twitter/Ritu Khanduri Bhushan)
Updated on Mar 26, 2022 04:36 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Who is Danish Ansari, the sole Muslim face in the Yogi Adityanath Cabinet

Danish Azad Ansari, 32, joined ABVP as a student at Lucknow University from where he completed his graduation. He is the general secretary of BJP's minority cell in Uttar Pradesh.

Danish Azad Ansari replaced Mohsin Raza to become the only Muslim minister in Yogi Adityanath's 2.0 government. (Twitter/Danish Azad)
Updated on Mar 25, 2022 09:17 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Yogi Adityanath's grand oath today for 2nd inning in UP, PM to attend: 10 points

Yogi Oath ceremony: The swearing-in ceremony - set to be a show of strength - is taking place nearly two weeks after the poll results were announced. 

Yogi Adityanath being felicitated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the BJP Legislature Party meeting, in Lucknow on Thursday. (ANI) (Pramod Adhikari)
Published on Mar 25, 2022 06:12 AM IST

Punjab election: How candidates and parties used social media 

In what was considered largely a digital affair due to restrictions on campaigning, candidates and parties took to Twitter and Facebook. Here is how they used these platforms to connect with voters:

As we begin to learn more about the use of social media by political parties and candidates, we cannot afford to rush to conclusions on how social media affects voters. (Mint)
Published on Mar 22, 2022 02:30 PM IST

Pushkar Dhami to take oath tomorrow as Uttarakhand chief minister for a 2nd term

Pushkar Dhami is likely to take oath in Dehradun. 

Dehradun, Mar 21 (ANI): Pushkar Singh Dhami felicitates Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on his arrival, in Dehradun on Monday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Mar 22, 2022 11:22 AM IST

After Goa, Manipur, now BJP huddle for Uttarakhand CM, days after poll results

Uttarakhand's Pushkar Dhami and state BJP chief Madan Kaushik met Amit Shah on Sunday morning

Party supporters hold BJP flags in UP. (File photo) (PTI)
Published on Mar 20, 2022 11:26 AM IST

Ideology, tech key areas in Rahul Gandhi’s Congress revival plan

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had even sought suggestions in his close circles about leaders who can play a greater tole in the future. In one such discussion in January, the names of Mukul Wasnik, Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel, Mallikarjun Kharge and Sachin Pilot came up.

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, according to a few leaders, had told her confidantes after the working committee meeting that while the G23 is targeting the Gandhi family, no one accepted her proposal in the meeting when she said all three of them, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, were ready to step down. (HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 20, 2022 07:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Uttarakhand BJP plans legislative party meeting amid suspense over CM

Some of the probable names for the top job doing the rounds are BJP national spokesperson Anil Baluni, state education minister Dhan Singh Rawat, state BJP president Madan Kaushik, former Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, MLA Ritu Khanduri and Nainital MP Ajay Bhatt.

The swearing-in ceremony of Uttarakhand's new chief minister following BJP's win in the northern hill state likely to be held in the next two to three days, party's state unit president Madan Kaushik. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Mar 20, 2022 12:59 AM IST
By, Dehradun

Rahul Gandhi's fresh attack on BJP after polls: 'Inflation a tax on all Indians'

Earlier on Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi had targeted the centre over the rate cut in provident fund

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi seen in a file photo. (ANI Photo)
Published on Mar 19, 2022 12:30 PM IST

BJP to hold marathon meets over govt formation in four states where it won polls

The party retained power in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa in the recently concluded assembly elections.

Several leaders and chief ministers of the four states have visited Delhi for discussions with observers over the past few days. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 18, 2022 05:21 AM IST
By, New Delhi

After poll debacle, Congress faces uphill task of choosing RS candidates

In Kerala, one seat is set to fall vacant with the retirement of former defence minister AK Antony, while in Rajasthan, two seats would fall vacant, next month.

According to a senior Congress leader, party chief Sonia Gandhi will take a call on selection of candidates.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 18, 2022 07:13 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi appoints 5 leaders to suggest organisation changes in state units

The announcement came barely a day after Sonia Gandhi ordered state unit chiefs in the five states —Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa — to resign.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi leaves after a meeting with party MPs from Punjab, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 17, 2022 02:42 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Dissension in Congress: G-23 demands inclusive leadership

At least five sitting members of Parliament were part of the discussions, during which the leaders demanded that the Congress leadership ‘initiate dialogue with other like-minded forces to pave the way for a credible alternative for 2024’.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor arrives to attend the Congress G-23 meeting, at party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's residence, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 17, 2022 09:25 AM IST
By, New Delhi

The poor record of assemblies in nominating and electing women

While women's representation across the five states has increased inchmeal — from an average of 4.6% in 2002 to 10% in 2022 — in real terms, the difference between the two is only 36 legislators. 

All three women MLAs elected in 2022 are married to politicians. Delilah Michael Lobo is the wife of Michael Lobo (both in photo), former MLA from Calangute. (ANI)
Published on Mar 16, 2022 02:52 PM IST
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