Elections

Slum dweller, Lalu namesake, Delhi professor among presidential hopefuls

Sanjay Savji Deshpande, a resident of the Amar Nagar Slum No.1 in Mumbai's Mulund suburb, was among those who filed their nomination papers days after the election was announced on June 9.

published on : 26th June 2022

Fact Check: Trinamool debunks report that it proposed Droupadi Murmu for President in 2017

With the numbers in her favour, she is set to become the country's first tribal president and the second woman in the post.

published on : 26th June 2022

'My son will follow his Raj Dharma, I will follow my Rashtra Dharma': Yashwant on BJP MP Jayant Sinha

On the BJP-led NDA nominating Droupadi Murmu, a tribal leader, for the presidential election, the former minister said elevating an individual does not ensure the elevation of the whole community.

published on : 26th June 2022

Boris Johnson claims to be on track to win next election amid rebellion

"At the moment I'm thinking actively about the third term and what could happen then, but I will review that when I get to it," he said. A Downing Street source later suggested he may have been joking

published on : 26th June 2022

Presidential polls 2022: When outcome is often certain and messaging important

With its choice of Droupadi Murmu, a tribal leader from a humble background, the BJP seems to have succeeded in sending a wider message about its representative politics.

published on : 26th June 2022

OBC tag to Kunchatiga Vokkaligas if I become CM again: HDK

Senior JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday said that he will accord OBC status to the Kunchatiga Vokkaliga community members if he becomes the next chief minister.

published on : 26th June 2022

Before 2019 Lok Sabha polls, PM Modi asked me to stay in Assam politics: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

After the 2021 Assembly election, Sarma became the CM and Sonowal was elected to the Rajya Sabha and later made a Union minister.

published on : 25th June 2022

Presidential polls: Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha reaches out to PM Narendra Modi for support

Sinha also dialled Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and reminded him of the commitment that the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) had made.

published on : 24th June 2022

Yashwant Sinha not best candidate for President's post: CPM MP Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya

Several opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC and the Left, have come together to put up Sinha as their candidate for the election against the BJP-led NDA's Draupadi Murmu.

published on : 23rd June 2022

Have done more for tribals than Droupadi Murmu: Opposition's presidential nominee Yashwant Sinha

Sinha said he was 'proud' of his record as a member of the BJP when it was led by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

published on : 23rd June 2022

NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu meets Home Minister Amit Shah 

If elected, a strong possibility given that Murmu (64) already has the support of a majority in the electoral college, she will be the first tribal person and the second woman to be the President.

published on : 23rd June 2022

Unanimously elect Murmu as President, show commitment towards progress of tribals: RSS body 

In a statement in Hindi, the RSS affiliate said the tribal society had to suffer neglect for years despite being an integral part of the Indian tradition and culture.

published on : 23rd June 2022

NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu meets PM Modi 

Modi said Murmu's candidature for the post of President has been appreciated across India by all sections of society.

published on : 23rd June 2022

Bypolls underway for 10 seats, battle of prestige for AAP in Punjab

Counting of votes for the bypolls in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand will be taken up on Sunday.

published on : 23rd June 2022

Voting begins for Rajinder Nagar bypoll in Delhi

The two major contenders -- the AAP and the BJP have exuded confidence that their candidates will emerge victorious in the bypoll with a huge margin.

published on : 23rd June 2022
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