Assembly Election: News

Assembly elections voting: Tripura February 16, Meghalaya, Nagaland February 27

The Election Commission (ECI) on Wednesday announced the Assembly poll schedule for the states of Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura.

From Rajasthan to J&K, 10 high-octane electoral battles in 2023 

Nine states and possibly the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are set to host Assembly elections in 2023.

08 Dec 2022

Himachal Pradesh

2022 Assembly elections: Himachal outgoing CM Jairam Thakur concedes defeat

As Congress defeated the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2022 Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, outgoing Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said on Thursday that he would tender his resignation to the governor in a short while.

01 Dec 2022

Gujarat

Gujarat votes: Polling begins on 89 seats in phase 1

The first phase of polling for the state Assembly elections kicked off in Gujarat on Thursday morning.

06 Nov 2022

Himachal Pradesh

BJP to implement UCC in Himachal if voted back: Nadda

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda released the party's poll manifesto for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections on Sunday.

06 Nov 2022

Assembly Bypolls

Bypoll results: BJP retains 4 assembly seats, RJD bags 1

Results for bypolls of 7 assembly seats across 6 states, Bihar, Maharashtra, Odisha, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Telangana, began emerging as the counting got underway on Sunday.

25 Mar 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Punjab MLAs to get pension for only one term: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced on Friday all MLAs and ex-MLAs in the state will receive pensions for only one term, regardless of how many times they are elected.

13 Mar 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Budget session to resume tomorrow; Congress unsure of Opposition unity

The second leg of the Parliament's Budget session of Parliament will begin on Monday.

10 Mar 2022

Punjab

Assembly elections 2022: Counting of votes in five states begins

The results of the assembly elections held in five states--Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa--will be declared on Thursday.

08 Mar 2022

India

Petrol, diesel prices may be hiked by Rs. 15/liter

Petrol and diesel prices are likely to be hiked this week as oil marketing companies are preparing to pare losses accumulated from keeping rates steady for over four months.

14 Sep 2021

West Bengal

Bhabanipur by-poll: Mamata Banerjee pays sudden visit to mosque

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is contesting the by-poll to the Bhabanipur assembly seat in the state to retain her post, on Monday paid a sudden visit to two municipal corporation wards in her constituency and a mosque and interacted with locals.

07 Sep 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Congress to bring law against lynching if voted to power

The Congress will prepare a proposal for bringing a law against mob lynching and send it to the President if voted to power in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the party said on Monday.

27 Aug 2021

Yogi Adityanath

Ex-IPS officer to float political party ahead of UP polls

Ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, former IPS officer Amitabh Thakur on Friday said he will float a new political party soon.

14 Aug 2021

Yogi Adityanath

Ex-IPS officer Amitabh Thakur to contest poll against CM Adityanath

Former Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, who was given premature retirement, will be contesting the next year's state assembly polls against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his family has announced.

19 Jun 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Centre to hold all-party meeting to discuss delimitation exercise

The Centre will hold an all-party meeting on Jammu & Kashmir next week to discuss the delimitation process—redrawing and re-adjustment of constituencies—and has reached out to mainstream parties. This could eventually pave the way for Assembly elections.

06 May 2021

West Bengal

MHA forms four-member team to probe post-poll violence in WB

The Union Home Ministry has formed a four-member fact-finding team to look into the reasons for the post-poll violence in West Bengal and also assess the ground situation in the state, the officials said on Thursday.

14 Apr 2021

West Bengal

BJP will not get even 70 seats in WB: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the BJP will not be able to win even 70 seats in the ongoing state assembly elections which many expect to be a cliff-hanger.

01 Apr 2021

Narendra Modi

People in Assam have shown Congress-led alliance 'red card': PM

Drawing a football analogy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday claimed the people of Assam have shown the "red card" to the Congress-led Grand Alliance in the state.

31 Mar 2021

Assam

Unlike BJP, Congress fulfills its poll promises: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited the famed Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati and offered puja.

27 Mar 2021

West Bengal

Cast vote against 'divisive forces' to strengthen democracy: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urged voters on Saturday to cast their ballots against "divisive forces" to strengthen democracy as polling began for the first phase of the Assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam.

27 Mar 2021

West Bengal

Voting underway for 30 seats in Bengal, 47 in Assam

Phase one of the Assembly polls kicked off in Assam and West Bengal today, honoring the coronavirus-linked precautions.

26 Mar 2021

Shiv Sena

Centre cut fuel prices because of state polls, alleges Sena

The Centre might have slashed the fuel rates so that the BJP doesn't suffer on the issue in the five poll-bound states, the Shiv Sena alleged on Friday without naming the NDA constituent.

24 Mar 2021

Kerala

Amit Shah hits streets, campaigns for BJP candidates in Kerala

Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah on Wednesday held a roadshow in the Trippunithura town of Kerala as part of his election campaign for NDA candidates contesting April 6 polls to the state assembly.

22 Mar 2021

Delhi High Court

Debar poll campaigners for not wearing masks, demands petition

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice and sought response of the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea seeking to debar campaigners and candidates from campaigning in the upcoming assembly elections for repeatedly violating the mandatory guidelines issued by the poll panel in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

16 Feb 2021

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal: Scheme to provide meals at Rs. 5 launched

Ahead of the assembly elections in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday virtually launched the "Maa" scheme under which her government would provide a meal at a nominal cost of Rs. 5 mainly to poor people.

22 Jan 2021

Sonia Gandhi

Congress to elect new party president in June: Details here

The Congress on Friday decided that it will elect a new party president in June this year, after the Assembly elections in five poll-bound states, which are expected to be conducted by May, are concluded.

21 Jan 2021

West Bengal

PM Modi to visit Kolkata for Bose's birth anniversary celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Parakram Diwas celebrations in Kolkata on January 23 to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, an iconic freedom fighter who hailed from the state.

29 Oct 2020

Bihar

Ameesha says she feared for life during Bihar poll campaign

Actor Ameesha Patel has said that she feared for her life while campaigning for the Lok Janshakti Party's (LJP) candidate Prakash Chandra for the Bihar elections.

14 Jul 2020

Rajasthan

Truth can't be defeated: Sachin Pilot after being sacked

Congress on Tuesday sacked its renowned leader Sachin Pilot from the post of Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan as well as the state Party President, days after the 42-year-old revolted against CM Ashok Gehlot. The party alleged Pilot was "ensnared" by BJP to topple the government.

18 Jan 2020

Delhi Elections

#DelhiElections2020: Congress party announces first list of 54 candidates

The Congress party has released its first list of candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

21 Oct 2019

Maharashtra

Assembly polls: Poor voter turnout in Maharashtra and Haryana

In Maharashtra and Haryana, voting for Assembly polls is underway, but the turnout has been extremely poor.

21 Oct 2019

Haryana

Voting begins in Haryana and Maharashtra, PM Modi tweets message

The states of Haryana and Maharashtra are witnessing a lot of political action as voting began on Monday.

22 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Shatrughan Sinha defends Navjot Singh Sidhu on hug controversy

Under attack for hugging Pakistan's Army Chief, Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu received support from BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha who said Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi had hugged their Pakistani counterparts during their visits to that country.

16 Jan 2018

India

Amethi: Rahul Gandhi hears public grievances in "Janata Darbar"

On the second day of his visit to Amethi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi conducted a "janata darbar" at the Munshirganj guest house in his parliamentary constituency, Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.