Assembly Election: News

BJP picks Mohan Yadav as Madhya Pradesh CM, drops Shivraj

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday chose prominent leader Mohan Yadav (58) as the new chief minister of Madhya Pradesh after a week of suspense.

Raipur: BJP meeting today amid MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan CM suspense

The next chief ministers for Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) registered a win in the recent state assembly polls, are reportedly set to be named soon.

09 Dec 2023

Ashok Gehlot

Gehlot jibes at BJP amid delay over Rajasthan CM's appointment

Veteran Congress leader and outgoing Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday for not announcing its chief ministerial face in the state.

08 Dec 2023


Who is ex-IPS officer Lalduhoma, Mizoram's new chief minister?

Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) chief Lalduhoma officially took oath as the new chief minister of Mizoram on Friday.

07 Dec 2023


Telangana: Revanth Reddy takes down barricades fortifying CM's residence

Just minutes after taking oath as Telangana's Chief Minister, Anumula Revanth Reddy made good on a campaign promise by ordering the removal of iron barricades surrounding his official residence, Pragathi Bhavan, in Hyderabad.

07 Dec 2023

Vasundhara Raje

Vasundhara Raje reaches Delhi amid speculations over Rajasthan CM post

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vasundhara Raje reached Delhi on Wednesday night amid speculations about the Rajasthan chief ministerial face.

Result of insulting Sanatan: BJP as Congress questions EVM reliability

After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, Congress stalwart Digvijaya Singh questioned the trustworthiness of electronic voting machines (EVMs).

04 Dec 2023


Telangana CM, 2 deputy CMs to be sworn-in today: Report

The Congress is set to form the state government in Telangana, with one chief minister and two deputy CMs taking their oaths on Monday, reported ETV Bharat.

04 Dec 2023


IPS to CM candidate: Know about Lalduhoma's fascinating political journey

With the counting of votes for Mizoram's assembly elections underway on Monday, all eyes are on Lalduhoma and the six-party Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) alliance led by him.

04 Dec 2023


Mizoram election results: Counting underway for 40 seats; ZPM leading

The counting of votes for the Mizoram Assembly elections began at 8:00am on Monday after polling for the 40-member assembly took place on November 7.

03 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Election results: Indians with politics of good governance, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Sunday that the success of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan shows that the country backs the politics of good governance.

03 Dec 2023


Telangana assembly poll results: BRS concedes defeat, KTR congratulates Congress

With the Congress all set to form the next government in Telangana, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader KT Rama Rao accepted the party's defeat in the state assembly polls.

03 Dec 2023

Suvendu Adhikari

Bengal will witness 'Modi Tsunami' during Lok Sabha elections: Suvendu

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari claimed on Sunday that the performance of the saffron brigade in the assembly polls will significantly impact the political situation in West Bengal.

Exit polls: BJP calls meeting foreseeing probable results, Congress 'confident'

With the announcement of exit poll results for the recently held assembly elections in five states, all contesting political parties are on their toes while projecting their absolute victory.

30 Nov 2023

Congress Party

Exit polls for Assembly Elections 2023 announced as polling ends

The exit poll results for the assembly elections in five states are finally out as polling concluded in Telangana on Thursday.

24 Nov 2023


Assembly polls in Rajasthan today; Congress, BJP tussle for power

Polling for the highly anticipated assembly election in Rajasthan commenced at 7:00am on Saturday. It is expected to continue till 6:00pm, with around 5.25 crore people voting.

17 Nov 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh election: BJP candidate, AAP supporter injured in shooting

Violent incidents were reported in various areas of Madhya Pradesh, especially Bhind and Morena districts, as polling is underway for all 230 seats on Friday.

16 Nov 2023


Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh polls today; tight contest between BJP, Congress

The second leg of the five-state assembly elections resumed on Friday, with Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh (MP) going to the polls.

16 Nov 2023


How to vote in assembly elections without using voter ID

After Mizoram and Chhattisgarh (phase 1), Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh (phase 2) will go to polls on Friday to elect their assemblies.

15 Oct 2023

Congress Party

Who is Vikram Mastal, Congress candidate fielded against Shivraj Chouhan?

The Congress released its first list of 144 candidates on Sunday for the upcoming assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh.

15 Oct 2023

Congress Party

Congress announces 1st candidate list for Chhattisgarh, Telangana, MP elections

With the much-awaited assembly elections for five states just around the corner, the Congress party officially released its first list of candidates on Sunday for Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, and Chhattisgarh.

10 Oct 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi labels poll-bound Madhya Pradesh as 'BJP's laboratory'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of turning Madhya Pradesh into its laboratory.

BJP releases 4th list of 57 candidates for Madhya Pradesh

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its fourth list of candidates for the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections scheduled on November 17.

09 Oct 2023


Election dates for 5 states out: Breakdown of current numbers

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the poll schedule for five states on Monday.

30 Sep 2023

P Chidambaram

Golden harvest for BJP: Chidambaram calls electoral bonds 'legalized bribery'

Veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram described electoral bonds as "legalized bribery" on Saturday and alleged that it will be a "golden harvest" for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after the fresh tranche opens.

01 Sep 2023

Lok Sabha Elections

'One Nation, One Election': What it means for the country

The government is mulling over "One Nation, One Election," which proposes holding simultaneous elections for the Lok Sabha and all state assemblies across the country.

01 Sep 2023


Parliament special session: What's on the agenda

The government's announcement of a special session of Parliament from September 18 to 22 on Thursday has left everyone guessing the session's agenda amid speculations of early Lok Sabha elections.

31 Aug 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Ready for Jammu and Kashmir elections anytime: Centre tells SC

The Centre is prepared to conduct the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir at any moment, Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta told the Supreme Court on Thursday.

18 Aug 2023


Chhattisgarh: BJP pits nephew Vijay Baghel against uncle CM Baghel

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has unveiled its first list of candidates for the upcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, setting the stage for a potential "nephew versus uncle" showdown in the crucial Patan constituency.

Year-end poll preps: Modi to chair BJP CEC meeting today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s national president JP Nadda will attend a meeting of the party's Central Election Committee (CEC) on Wednesday.

06 May 2023

Narendra Modi

Roads blocked, trees axed: Modi's Bengaluru roadshow faces public resentment

PM Narendra Modi is currently holding a 26-kilometer-long roadshow in Karnataka's Bengaluru ahead of the Legislative Assembly elections, which will take place on Wednesday.

25 Mar 2023


Bengaluru: PM Modi inaugurates new Metro line, takes 1st ride 

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a new Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) line from Whitefield to Krishnarajapuram in Bengaluru, Karnataka, ahead of the 2023 Assembly polls.

06 Mar 2023


Meghalaya: NPP-led coalition now 45-member strong, newly-elected MLAs' swearing-in today

The National People's Party-led (NPP) coalition in Meghalaya now has 45 members after two regional parties rallied support for incumbent CM Conrad Sangma to form the government.

02 Mar 2023

Elections Results

Election results: BJP wins Nagaland, Tripura; NPP-BJP partner in Meghalaya

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies emerged victorious in the 2023 Nagaland and Tripura Assembly elections as the vote counting concluded on Thursday.

02 Mar 2023


Nagaland creates history, elects 2 women MLAs for 1st time

Nagaland on Thursday created history by electing two women MLAs, namely Hekani Jakhalu and Salhoutuonuo Kruse, from the National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) for the first time in 60 years after it attained statehood.

02 Mar 2023

Conrad Sangma

Election results: Everything to know about Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

The vote counting for the Meghalaya Assembly elections is underway on Thursday, with the ruling National People's Party (NPP)—headed by CM Conrad Sangma—in the lead.

Election results: BJP leads in Nagaland, Tripura; NPP in Meghalaya

The 2023 Assembly elections in the northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland were held in February.

02 Mar 2023

Elections Results

Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland Assembly election results: Counting of votes begins

The northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland went to polls last month to elect a new Assembly.

27 Feb 2023


2023 Exit Polls: BJP-IPFT to retain Tripura; NPP in Meghalaya

The Meghalaya and Nagaland Assembly elections were held on Monday, while Tripura went to polls earlier on February 16.

26 Feb 2023


Meghalaya Assembly elections tomorrow, fierce battle in 5 constituencies likely

Meghalaya is all set to vote in the Assembly elections on Monday to seal the political fate of 369 candidates.

20 Feb 2023


Chhattisgarh: ED raids Congress leaders over alleged multi-crore coal scam

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) reportedly conducted raids at the residences of ruling Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh in connection with the purported multi-crore coal levy scam on Monday.

Tripura elections on February 16; Nagaland, Meghalaya on 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 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


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.

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


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


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.

14 Jul 2020


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


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


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.