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  • BJP to name Presidential candidate with 2024 general elections in mind

    BJP to name Presidential candidate with 2024 general elections in mind

    A lot of theories like a candidate from Schedule Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), or from south India are playing in the political circles, and by all probability, the BJP-led NDA will nominate a candidate with an eye on the 2024 Parliamentary elections.

    May 8, 2022
  • Trinamool stepping into opposition space in UP

    Trinamool stepping into opposition space in UP

    After campaigning for Samajwadi Party in the recent Assembly elections, the Trinamool is apparently eyeing a bigger role in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

    April 24, 2022
  • Puducherry local body elections likely by April end

    Puducherry local body elections likely by April end

    Puducherry State Election Commissioner Roy P. Thomas told IANS that there are no legal barriers to conducting elections and that almost all political parties in the Union Territory have expressed the desire to conduct elections at the earliest.

    March 18, 2022
  • Rag-tag Congress?

    Rag-tag Congress?

    For any national alternative to the ruling dispensation to take shape over the next two years ~ and that by no means is a certainty given the internecine feuds within the Opposition ~ the Congress must focus exclusively on winning at least a moderate number of seats in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Gujarat, Goa, Haryana and Punjab where it may still have a presence.

    March 12, 2022
  • As we wait

    As we wait

    Take Uttar Pradesh, the largest, most populous, and arguably most politically significant state of the Union. The Bhartiya Janata Party, one of the two major national parties in India, is projected by all post-poll surveys to be coming back to power (though the predicted margin of victory differs wildly from one survey to the other).

    March 9, 2022
  • Biennial elections to 13 RS seats on 31 March

    Biennial elections to 13 RS seats on 31 March

    These seats are spread over six states — five in Punjab, three in Kerala, two in Assam, and one each in Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, and Nagaland.

    March 7, 2022
  • What Ails Elections?

    What Ails Elections?

    Despite all its flaws, democracy is the best form of government. The solutions to most of the problems our polity faces lie with us the voters. Since votes are to be had for caste, freebies and reservations, no party seriously pitches for real issues like good Government schools, good Government hospitals or good civic amenities. The common man is the ultimate loser because everyone needs basic facilities rather than a freebie which may or may not materialise

    March 5, 2022
  • Polling begins for fifth phase of UP Assembly elections in 61 constituencies

    Polling begins for fifth phase of UP Assembly elections in 61 constituencies

    A total of 61 Assembly constituencies spread across 12 districts, including Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Chitrakoot, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Prayagraj, Barabaki, Bahraich, Shrawasti, Gonda, Amethi and Raebareli, are going to polls on Sunday

    February 27, 2022
  • Rajnath Singh to address 3 elections meetings in UP today

    Rajnath Singh to address 3 elections meetings in UP today

    Earlier, addressing a public gathering in Sikandaraabaad in Bulandshahr Assembly constituency, the Defence Minister had urged the people of UP to keep distance from those doing politics of caste, creed and religion.

    February 13, 2022
  • Assembly elections 2022: Rajnath Singh to address 3 public meetings in UP

    Assembly elections 2022: Rajnath Singh to address 3 public meetings in UP

    As the first of seven phases elections in Uttar Pradesh is slated on February 10, the Defence Minister is continuously addressing public gathering in different constituencies in the 403 member Assembly in the state as well as other poll-bound states of Punjab and Uttarakhand for nearly last one month.

    February 6, 2022
  • BJP will secure over 300 seats in UP under Yogi’s leadership, says Amit Shah

    BJP will secure over 300 seats in UP under Yogi’s leadership, says Amit Shah

    He highlighted the Modi government's social welfare schemes like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Ayushman Bharat and COVID-19 vaccination drive that helped the people of UP immensely.

    February 4, 2022
  • Battle for UP: Priyanka to hold door to door campaign in Noida

    Battle for UP: Priyanka to hold door to door campaign in Noida

    The Congress has given tickets to 40 per cent women and has sought votes for the empowerment of the fairer gender in the state. The party on Sunday released its fourth list of 61 candidates, including 24 women for the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh to be held in seven phases.

    January 31, 2022
  • Voting in Punjab assembly polls postponed to 20 February: ECI

    Voting in Punjab assembly polls postponed to 20 February: ECI

    The commission said that after announcing the poll schedule recently, it had received several representations from the state government, political parties, and other organisations drawing attention regarding the movement of a large number of devotees from Punjab to Varanasi for participation in Sri Guru Ravidas Ji Jayanti celebrations, which is observed on 16 February.

    January 17, 2022
  • ISI activates terror wings to derail Punjab, UP polls: Intel

    ISI activates terror wings to derail Punjab, UP polls: Intel

    The sources in the security set up, quoting the intelligence inputs, said that the ISI sponsored Sikh terror outfits may target the election rallies and may attempt to hit some important leaders or VVIP during the electioneering process in Punjab, parts of UP and Uttarkhand.

    January 16, 2022
  • Bista for deferring civic elections; he cites Covid surge

    Bista for deferring civic elections; he cites Covid surge

    According to him, postponing the elections by at least a month should not pose any problem to the day-to-day functioning of these bodies, as the state government has not held elections to civic bodies in the state for a long time now.

    January 10, 2022
  • Biden’s onslaught

    Biden’s onslaught

    Mr Biden has spent the first year of his presidency, riveted to his own agenda which has often seemed to flounder. Nonetheless, the damage wrought by Mr Trump’s efforts to undermine the election that he lost lingers on in the United States.

    January 10, 2022
  • AIADMK under pressure to bring in Sasikala to party fold

    AIADMK under pressure to bring in Sasikala to party fold

    The AIADMK, wants to bring in a high-level performance in the upcoming urban local body elections scheduled in a couple of months' time.

    December 25, 2021