Madhya Pradesh Elections

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MP: Tribal group 'JAYS' to contest the Assembly elections

06 Sep 2018

MP: Tribal group 'JAYS' to contest the Assembly elections

A tribal group in Madhya Pradesh has said it will contest the year-end Assembly elections to form a tribal government in the state.

Modi not someone who indulges in vote-bank politics: Ramdev

13 Dec 2018

Modi not someone who indulges in vote-bank politics: Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev said yesterday that no one raise doubts about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and policies, the statement coming a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered losses in the Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan Assembly elections.

Kamal Nath's CM post done-deal, ambiguity over Rajasthan's top-post persists

13 Dec 2018

Kamal Nath's CM post done-deal, ambiguity over Rajasthan's top-post persists

After scooping three major states from Bharatiya Janata Party in the recently concluded Assembly Elections, the Congress high command has another Herculean task at hand: choosing Chief Ministers for Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

#MadhyaPradeshResults: Mayawati comes to Congress' rescue, declares support

12 Dec 2018

#MadhyaPradeshResults: Mayawati comes to Congress' rescue, declares support

BSP Chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced she will supporting Congress in Madhya Pradesh and if required, in Rajasthan too.

24-hours of counting later, Congress emerges largest party in MP

12 Dec 2018

24-hours of counting later, Congress emerges largest party in MP

The final results of assembly polls of Madhya Pradesh were revealed a short while ago and Congress has emerged as the single largest party, unseating BJP in the 'heart of India' where it was ruling since the last 15 years.

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Shashi Tharoor trolls Arun Jaitley with 'great day' tweet

11 Dec 2018

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Shashi Tharoor trolls Arun Jaitley with 'great day' tweet

The results of assembly elections of five states, dubbed as the big semifinal before India votes in 2019, has brought immense joy to Congress.

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Congress-leaders celebrate probable wins, gloom takes over BJP

11 Dec 2018

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Congress-leaders celebrate probable wins, gloom takes over BJP

Celebrations have taken over Congress offices in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, as the trends of election results have shown the party is performing well in these crucial states.

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Shivraj Singh Chouhan leads in Budhni

11 Dec 2018

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Shivraj Singh Chouhan leads in Budhni

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is leading from his constituency Budhni, early trends suggest.

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Counting of votes for five states begins

11 Dec 2018

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Counting of votes for five states begins

Before India votes in 2019 to choose the next government, the political parties threw their weight in five states, the counting of whose polls started a short while ago.

Bhopal farmer names newly-born twin cows 'BJP' and 'Congress'

10 Dec 2018

Bhopal farmer names newly-born twin cows 'BJP' and 'Congress'

India's two biggest national political parties, BJP and Congress have been at loggerheads for decades.

In MP, Congress workers guard EVM-strongroom fearing tampering by BJP

10 Dec 2018

In MP, Congress workers guard EVM-strongroom fearing tampering by BJP

Ahead of the crucial results of elections in five states, Congress workers in Madhya Pradesh have taken it upon themselves to guard EVM strongroom in Vidisha.

Madhya Pradesh: Chouhan calls himself 'biggest pollster', predicts BJP win

08 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh: Chouhan calls himself 'biggest pollster', predicts BJP win

As the exit polls predicted a tight race with the Congress, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today expressed confidence that the BJP would win a comfortable majority in the Assembly election to form a government for the fourth consecutive time.

EC admits CCTV-cameras didn't work in EVM-strongroom for an hour

02 Dec 2018

EC admits CCTV-cameras didn't work in EVM-strongroom for an hour

In an EVM strongroom in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal, CCTV cameras did not function for over an hour as there was a power cut, the Election Commission has stated.

#MPPolls: 745 EVMs, VVPAT machines replaced; Cong complains to CEC

28 Nov 2018

#MPPolls: 745 EVMs, VVPAT machines replaced; Cong complains to CEC

As many as 745 EVMs and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were replaced today in Madhya Pradesh, where voting for the Assembly elections is underway, a senior poll official said.

#RoadTo2019: After high-voltage campaigns, MP, Mizoram go to polls

28 Nov 2018

#RoadTo2019: After high-voltage campaigns, MP, Mizoram go to polls

Voting is underway in states of Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram, after high-decibel campaigns of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress.

PM attacks Congress for comparing sliding rupee with his mother

25 Nov 2018

PM attacks Congress for comparing sliding rupee with his mother

PM Modi hit out at the Congress yesterday, days after its leader, Raj Babbar compared the rupee's slide with the age of his mother, saying those who didn't have issues to talk about, resort to abusing someone else's mother.

Used 'bitter medicine' of demonetization to 'treat' corruption, says Modi

20 Nov 2018

Used 'bitter medicine' of demonetization to 'treat' corruption, says Modi

PM Narendra Modi today said he used the "bitter medicine" of demonetization to bring back money into banking system and to give "proper treatment to deep-rooted corruption system" in the country.

MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year

17 Nov 2018

MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year

Providing 10 lakh jobs per year to youths in Madhya Pradesh and welfare of all sections of society are among the major promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the November 28 assembly elections.

Congress' promise in MP: Won't allow RSS-shakhas in government buildings

11 Nov 2018

Congress' promise in MP: Won't allow RSS-shakhas in government buildings

The Congress released its manifesto for Madhya Pradesh assembly elections on Saturday and one of the promises was related to Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sena (RSS).

MP: BJP poll candidate and ex-MP Minister Devisingh Patel dies

05 Nov 2018

MP: BJP poll candidate and ex-MP Minister Devisingh Patel dies

Former minister and BJP candidate from the Rajpur Assembly seat in Barwani district, Madhya Pradesh, Devisingh Patel died of a heart attack today, a party leader said.

MP: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's brother-in-law joins Congress

03 Nov 2018

MP: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's brother-in-law joins Congress

In a major jolt to the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, the brother-in-law of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Sanjay Singh, joined Congress on Saturday.

Rahul Gandhi slapped with criminal-defamation suit by MP CM's son

30 Oct 2018

Rahul Gandhi slapped with criminal-defamation suit by MP CM's son

Kartikey Chouhan, son of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, filed a criminal defamation suit today against Rahul Gandhi in a Bhopal court.

Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls: Congress likely to repeat 42 MLAs

20 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls: Congress likely to repeat 42 MLAs

While the ruling BJP is thinking of not giving tickets to 70-80 of its sitting MLAs for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, the opposition Congress is almost ready to re-nominate 42 out of its 57 legislators.

Bags with Minister Jayant Malaiya's image seized in poll-bound MP

08 Oct 2018

Bags with Minister Jayant Malaiya's image seized in poll-bound MP

Authorities in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district seized around 2,000 bags carrying images of State Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya in connection with the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct in the poll-bound State.

MP: Rahul Gandhi performs 'Narmada Aarti', then sets on roadshow

07 Oct 2018

MP: Rahul Gandhi performs 'Narmada Aarti', then sets on roadshow

Congress President Rahul Gandhi started his 8-kilometre roadshow on Saturday in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, after performing an aarti at banks of Narmada river.

Mayawati's decision won't impact Congress's poll prospects in MP: RaGa

05 Oct 2018

Mayawati's decision won't impact Congress's poll prospects in MP: RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today said BSP chief Mayawati's decision to not have an alliance with his party in Madhya Pradesh won't impact its poll prospects in the state.

Rahul Gandhi begins two-day MP trip offering prayers at temple

27 Sep 2018

Rahul Gandhi begins two-day MP trip offering prayers at temple

Congress President Rahul Gandhi began a two-day visit to poll-bound Madhya Pradesh today with prayers at the famous Kamta Nath temple in Satna district's Chitrakoot.

Modi, Shah launch a fresh attack on Congress from MP

25 Sep 2018

Modi, Shah launch a fresh attack on Congress from MP

Speaking at the 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' rally in Bhopal to mark the birth anniversary of Hindutva ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah fired a fresh salvo at the Congress, calling the party a 'burden' on India.

Madhya Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi launches poll campaign with road show

17 Sep 2018

Madhya Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi launches poll campaign with road show

On Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi launched the party's poll campaign in Madhya Pradesh, a major BJP bastion, with a road show in Bhopal.

#CowPolitics: Kamal Nath promises gaushalas in MP-villages, if Congress wins

05 Sep 2018

#CowPolitics: Kamal Nath promises gaushalas in MP-villages, if Congress wins

That cow has taken centerstage in Indian politics has been confirmed again with the statements of Madhya Pradesh Congress chief, Kamal Nath.

Want to fight elections? Congress has weird 'Social Media' requirements

03 Sep 2018

Want to fight elections? Congress has weird 'Social Media' requirements

With social media presence increasingly becoming a factor that affects election outcomes, the Madhya Pradesh Congress has made it mandatory for aspiring candidates to have a social media influence.

Number of transgender voters up by 300 in poll-bound MP

02 Sep 2018

Number of transgender voters up by 300 in poll-bound MP

The number of transgender voters has increased by over 300 in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh as compared to the 2013 state elections, an official said.

BJP collects data on temples, Hindu priests in poll-bound MP

01 Sep 2018

BJP collects data on temples, Hindu priests in poll-bound MP

The ruling BJP has collected data on temples, Hindu priests, and mutts across Madhya Pradesh ahead of the year-end Assembly polls.

BJP to launch MP poll campaign at 'Mahakumbh' next month

27 Aug 2018

BJP to launch MP poll campaign at 'Mahakumbh' next month

The BJP would launch its campaign for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls at a convention to be held in Bhopal on September 25.

MP: 17L fake voters in 53 assembly constituencies, alleges Congress

22 Aug 2018

MP: 17L fake voters in 53 assembly constituencies, alleges Congress

Opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh yesterday alleged that over 17 lakh fake voters were found during a scrutiny of electoral rolls across 53 assembly constituencies in the state.

These 'godmen' are gearing up to contest Madhya Pradesh polls

12 Aug 2018

These 'godmen' are gearing up to contest Madhya Pradesh polls

Religious leaders in Madhya Pradesh are preparing to jump into the political fray and contest the state Assembly polls due later this year.

'Faceless' Congress will be wiped out of MP: BJP leader

12 Aug 2018

'Faceless' Congress will be wiped out of MP: BJP leader

The Congress is a "faceless, senseless and baseless" party that has no public leader and will be wiped out of Madhya Pradesh in the upcoming Assembly polls, former BJP state president Prabhat Jha said.

'Why all Hindu terrorists have RSS-links?': Digvijaya Singh creates controversy

20 Jun 2018

'Why all Hindu terrorists have RSS-links?': Digvijaya Singh creates controversy

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, known for his controversial statements, has once again stoked the hornet's nest.

Karnataka: Mayawati's BSP gets first minister outside UP

06 Jun 2018

Karnataka: Mayawati's BSP gets first minister outside UP

Mayawati, the astute BSP supremo, who was instrumental in uniting Congress and the regional JD(S) for a post-poll alliance in Karnataka, has convinced them to induct her only state MLA N Mahesh into the cabinet.

MP gives ministerial-status to five saints. They cancel anti-government protests

04 Apr 2018

MP gives ministerial-status to five saints. They cancel anti-government protests

In a controversial move, the BJP government in MP accorded 'Minister of State' (MoS) status to five Hindu saints, part of a Narmada conservation committee.