General Elections 2019

'Confident about fairness, integrity of Indian elections': US on Lok Sabha elections 2019

US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus praised India and its people for carrying out such a massive exercise peacefully, describing it as fascinating.

published on : 23rd May 2019

VVPAT-EVM tallying will be the last step, not the first, says EC

Justifying the decision, EC officials said there has been no case of mismatch in the past. Also, VVPAT verification before EVM counting could delay the final results further.

published on : 23rd May 2019

Six times exit pollsters ended up with egg on their faces

Will there be a twist in the tale? History suggests it could happen.

published on : 22nd May 2019

This is how vote counting process is undertaken

The Election Commission has conducted 113 Assembly elections and three general elections using EVMs.

published on : 22nd May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: SC grants protection from arrest to Bengal BJP candidate Arjun Singh

A vacation bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah made it clear that Singh will not be arrested by the state police till May 28 in connection with around 20 criminal cases.

published on : 22nd May 2019

Don't be disheartened by fake exit polls, Rahul tells Congress workers ahead of Thursday's counting

Gandhi's appeal to workers came a day after opposition parties raised concerns over reports of alleged tampering of EVMs and asked the Election Commission to ensure transparency in counting.

published on : 22nd May 2019

EC wants to set new precedent of 'dark secrets', 'secluded chambers': Congress

Congress' comments came a day after the Election Commission (EC) decided not to record the dissents put forward by the members of the "full commission".

published on : 22nd May 2019

I still say transparency is important: EC Ashok Lavasa on his dissent against poll body's clean chits to Modi, Shah

As his demand to record his dissent notes in EC's orders was not met, Lavasa recused himself from cases relating to relating to violations of model code of conduct.

published on : 22nd May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Twitter records 5.6 lakh tweets on exit polls in 24 hours

Twitter recorded 45.6 million tweets on its platform during a one-month period in the run-up to the polls, registering 1.2 million tweets on the first day of voting.

published on : 21st May 2019

INTERVIEW | I have set up grihasthi in Gorakhpur: Ravi Kishan

Actor-turned-BJP politician Ravi Kishan, BJP candidate from Gorakhpur, the citadel of Yogi Adityanath, speaks to Namita Bajpai. 

published on : 19th May 2019

Air-conditioned polling booth in Indore offers tea, coffee and buttermilk to voters

The polling booth number 215 located at Jall Auditorium in Kanchan Bagh area of the city will be having amenities like RO drinking water, kids play zone and safety lockers.

published on : 18th May 2019

Stage set for last phase of Lok Sabha polls

The Election Commission has set up more than 1. 12 lakh polling stations for smooth conduct of polls.

published on : 18th May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: How political script changed in UP, Bihar

By 1990s, the anchors of this political shift were two Yadavs — Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad — in the two populous and politically significant Hindi-states.

published on : 17th May 2019

Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy says coalition hasn’t worked in all constituencies

With just a week to go for the announcement of the Lok Sabha poll results, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy expressed confidence that the JDS-Congress combine will win 16 to 18 seats.

published on : 17th May 2019

Exclusive Interview | After Rajiv, Modi was first PM to get a blank cheque... he blew it: Rahul Gandhi

In an exclusive interview to TNIE, the Congress chief says the entire Opposition shares the objective of seeing Modi defeated, and if the voters so decide, he will approach his task with humility.

published on : 16th May 2019
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