In letter to PM Modi, Mamata calls for all-party meeting on public funding of elections

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Banerjee’s letter comes after a recent report by the Centre for Media Studies (CMS). (File) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to call an all-party meeting on public funding of elections. Banerjee’s letter comes after a recent report by the Centre for Media Studies … Read moreIn letter to PM Modi, Mamata calls for all-party meeting on public funding of elections

‘RSS activism at grassroots played major role in Lok Sabha polls’, says political scientist

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Related News Sewa outfits of the RSS such as Sewa Bharati And Vanwasi Kalyan Ashram have played a major role in the 1990s and early 2000s in increasing the BJP’s presence among Dalits and adivasis. EVEN AS the 2019 Lok Sabha elections signalled a popular leader powering his party to victory, the ‘Modi Wave’ narrative … Read more‘RSS activism at grassroots played major role in Lok Sabha polls’, says political scientist

Sunny Deol’s poll expenditure found to be more than Rs 70 lakh limit

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Related News Sunny Deol defeated Jakhar by a margin of 82,459 votes. (File) The poll expenditure of Gurdaspur MP and actor Sunny Deol has been found exceeding the statutory limit of Rs 70 lakh, an election official said Saturday. “The District Election Office of Gurdaspur has sent the final report of poll expenditure to the … Read moreSunny Deol’s poll expenditure found to be more than Rs 70 lakh limit

Centre Spent Around Rs 4,000 Crore On Voting Machines For Lok Sabha Polls

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Over 10 lakh EVMs and an equal number of paper trail machines were used for the Lok Sabha elections New Delhi:  The central government had spent about Rs 4,000 crore in 2018-19 on procurement of EVMs for the recently-held Lok Sabha elections. In this budget, Rs 1,000 crore has been earmarked for the Lok Sabha … Read moreCentre Spent Around Rs 4,000 Crore On Voting Machines For Lok Sabha Polls

Delhi High Court issues notice to BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri, 25 others on plea challenging Lok Sabha election results

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Delhi High Court listed the matter for further hearing on September 2. The Delhi High Court Friday issued a notice to BJP and its MP Ramesh Bidhuri on a plea challenging results of Lok Sabha election is South Delhi constituency which declared him as elected. Justice Sanjeev Narula also issued a notice to 25 other … Read moreDelhi High Court issues notice to BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri, 25 others on plea challenging Lok Sabha election results

Day after Rahul’s resignation, Harish Rawat steps down as Congress in-charge of Assam

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Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat. (File) A day after Rahul Gandhi stepped down as Congress chief, Harish Rawat on Thursday tendered his resignation as general secretary in-charge of Assam while taking responsibility for the party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha this year, PTI reported. Taking to Twitter, Rawat said as the in-charge of party … Read moreDay after Rahul’s resignation, Harish Rawat steps down as Congress in-charge of Assam

How Officials Faced Leeches, Mountains To Hold Polls In Arunachal Pradesh

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An election team visited Kra Daadi district of Arunachal Pradesh on April 27 for re-polling New Delhi:  A 41-member election team visited Kra Daadi district of Arunachal Pradesh on April 27 for re-polling. On their way back, they were stranded due to inclement weather.   The team included 31 police personnel and polling officers. Re-polling … Read moreHow Officials Faced Leeches, Mountains To Hold Polls In Arunachal Pradesh

Balakot airstrike: Action against terror took place in Kashmir, not in Pakistan, says Sharad Pawar

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“People do not have information about the Line of Control (LoC) and the situation there. So, they felt some action had been taken against Pakistan,” the former Union minister said. NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday slammed the Narendra Modi government’s assertion of “hitting the enemy in his home”, claiming that such actions against terrorists … Read moreBalakot airstrike: Action against terror took place in Kashmir, not in Pakistan, says Sharad Pawar

India parties lag behind West in spending on Facebook, Google election ads

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Indian political parties may have spent less than 1 per cent of their overall spending on Facebook and Google advertisements. This is in contrast to elections elsewhere in the world. The US saw allocations of around 6.5 per cent to the two tech giants. The UK saw around 10.5 per cent. The analysis is based … Read moreIndia parties lag behind West in spending on Facebook, Google election ads

SP will fight UP bypolls on all 11 seats alone if BSP goes solo: Akhilesh

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Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said the party will fight bypolls alone on all 11 Uttar Pradesh Assembly seats if its alliance with the BSP ends. His remarks came after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said her party will fight the upcoming bypolls alone, but can work with the SP in future if Yadav … Read moreSP will fight UP bypolls on all 11 seats alone if BSP goes solo: Akhilesh

No exemption, be present, will expedite trial: Court to Sadhvi Pragya

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The court said that while granting bail to Thakur, the Bombay High Court had specifically directed her to remain present at the time of hearing. The special court hearing the 2008 Malegaon blast case Monday rejected an application from accused Pragya Singh Thakur, the newly elected BJP MP from Bhopal, seeking exemption from appearance during … Read moreNo exemption, be present, will expedite trial: Court to Sadhvi Pragya

Indian elections become world’s most expensive: This is how much they cost

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Elections in the world’s biggest democracy have become the most expensive too. Spending by political parties and candidates to woo 900 million voters in the just concluded polls cost them nearly Rs 60,000 crore ($8.7 billion), more than double of 2014 polls, according to the New Delhi-based Centre for Media Studies. The report, based on … Read moreIndian elections become world’s most expensive: This is how much they cost

Rahul considered Amethi not just as his constituency but his family: Babbar

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UP Congress chief Raj Babbar Monday said the poor electoral showing of the party in the state has left pain in the hearts of party president Rahul Gandhi and the people of Amethi. In his first interview after the election results, Babbar said Gandhi considered Amethi not just as his parliamentary constituency, but his family. … Read moreRahul considered Amethi not just as his constituency but his family: Babbar

After LS poll debacle, Rajasthan Congress executive committee to meet today

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Rajasthan Congress executive committee to meet Wednesday Jaipur, May 29 (PTI) The state executive of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee will meet Wednesday and would endorse the CWC resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to continue as party chief and steer the party out of its current state, a top party leader said. The meeting will be chaired … Read moreAfter LS poll debacle, Rajasthan Congress executive committee to meet today

BJP fares well in ‘minority-concentration’ districts, wins over 50% seats

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The BJP has managed to puncture opposition’s claims that the party is anti-minority by winning more than 50 per cent of the Lok Sabha seats in 90 ‘minority-concentration’ districts identified in 2008 by the then UPA government. Besides a considerable minority population, these districts have both socio-economic and basic amenities indicators below the national average. … Read moreBJP fares well in ‘minority-concentration’ districts, wins over 50% seats

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