Lok sabha polls 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

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

This Lok Sabha election people stood against 'tukde tukde' gang: Smriti Irani

This statement from Irani comes ahead of counting of votes tomorrow. Irani has contested against Rahul Gandhi in the Amethi Lok Sabha seat, which went to the polls on May 6.

published on : 22nd May 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Polling underway at 1 booth in Amritsar

The electoral body had earlier ordered re-polling at the polling booth of Amritsar Parliamentary constituency due to negligence during the polling process.

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

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Bihar records substantial female turnout, highest in Katihar

As per the figures released by the Election Commission here, the overall turnout for female voters stood at 59.92 per cent as against 55.26 per cent for men.

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

Panaji bypoll: BJP complains to EC about Goa Congress presser

North Goa Collector R Menaka said a report on the BJP complaint would be submitted to the CEO by Saturday evening.

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

Himachal Pradesh: 53,30,154 voters will vote in 7730 polling stations on May 19

Additional Chief Electoral Officer DK Rattan said that polling agents have either reached their respective polling stations or are on their way.

published on : 18th May 2019

‘Courtesy visit’: Andhra CM Naidu calls on Kejriwal, sets off post-poll buzz

Naidu and Kejriwal discussed the scenario after the election results are declared and what role their parties, the TDP and the AAP would play in government formation if such a situation rises.

published on : 18th May 2019

AAP claims poll documents were manipulated in South Delhi, EC rejects charge

However, reacting to AAP’s claim, BJP said the charges against EC shows that the party has sensed defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, adding that AAP has no trust on constitutional institutions like EC

published on : 18th May 2019

Modi's election campaign involved 1.5 lakh km of air travel, 142 rallies: Amit Shah 

Addressing a press conference here with the PM by his side, Shah praised Modi for braving scorching temperatures which went up to 46 degrees Celsius.

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

BJP's Bairia MLA distributes t-shirts to voters, booked for poll code violation 

Based on a complaint of the magistrate's flying squad, a case was registered against the Bairia MLA and four others under various sections of the IPC.

published on : 12th May 2019
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