2019 Elections

The Indian general elections that are to be held in 2019 will constitute 17th Lok Sabha. The election will elect 543 members of Lok Sabha

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Arun Jaitley admitted to AIIMS; Modi, Shah pay a visit

10 Aug 2019

Arun Jaitley admitted to AIIMS; Modi, Shah pay a visit

Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader, Arun Jaitley, was on Friday admitted to Delhi's AIIMS after he complained of palpitations and restlessness.

Hema Malini sweeps streets, junta finds the photo-op unreal

13 Jul 2019

Hema Malini sweeps streets, junta finds the photo-op unreal

Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini was caught in a photo-op on Saturday, one which she was clearly unprepared for.

Mayawati ends alliance with SP, slams Akhilesh's behavior after polls

24 Jun 2019

Mayawati ends alliance with SP, slams Akhilesh's behavior after polls

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be remembered for unprecedented allies, and the one which topped the list was the friendship between Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP).

Jagan Reddy meets PM Modi, discusses special status of Andhra

26 May 2019

Jagan Reddy meets PM Modi, discusses special status of Andhra

2019 elections fulfilled Jagan Mohan Reddy's long-nurtured dream. The YSRCP chief wanted to become Andhra Pradesh's Chief Minister once in his life.

Modi unanimously elected NDA leader; swearing-in likely on May 30

25 May 2019

Modi unanimously elected NDA leader; swearing-in likely on May 30

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday was unanimously elected the leader of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at a meeting in Parliament's Central Hall.

Looking at accuracy of exit polls from 1998 to 2014

19 May 2019

Looking at accuracy of exit polls from 1998 to 2014

The massive seven-phased general elections concluded on Sunday and as soon as voting ended, TV channels started airing exit polls.

Will Modi hang himself if Congress gets 40+ seats: Kharge

13 May 2019

Will Modi hang himself if Congress gets 40+ seats: Kharge

The 2019 elections will probably go down in history as the one in which civility hit a new low every day. And this time, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is to be blamed.

Is your name on voter-list? Here's how to check online

10 Apr 2018

Is your name on voter-list? Here's how to check online

India is the largest democracy in the world where "voting" plays an important role in shaping the country's destiny.

Aam Aadmi Party: The good, the bad, the ugly

30 Mar 2019

Aam Aadmi Party: The good, the bad, the ugly

For weeks now, political circles have been busy with a question: Will they, won't they? The "they" signifying a probable alliance between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress for the ensuing summer elections. More so because AAP has been Congress' staunch critic.

At Amit Shah's nomination from Gandhinagar, NDA shows strength

30 Mar 2019

At Amit Shah's nomination from Gandhinagar, NDA shows strength

BJP President Amit Shah filed his nomination from Gandhinagar in Gujarat on Saturday after NDA showed its strength in a massive rally.

13 catchy slogans which shaped India's politics over the years

28 Mar 2019

13 catchy slogans which shaped India's politics over the years

As India readies itself for anticipated general elections, parties have turned to the age-old phenomenon of coining slogans to take on their competitors.

20% poorest families will get Rs. 72,000/year, promises Rahul Gandhi

25 Mar 2019

20% poorest families will get Rs. 72,000/year, promises Rahul Gandhi

On Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi announced that if his party comes to power in 2019, 20% of the poorest families will get Rs. 72,000 per year.

Weeks after appointment, Priyanka gets into campaign-mode with boat ride

17 Mar 2019

Weeks after appointment, Priyanka gets into campaign-mode with boat ride

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the in-charge of Congress for UP East, will take a boat ride from Prayagraj on Monday, the party has confirmed.

Unique and interesting facts and records of Lok Sabha elections

16 Mar 2019

Unique and interesting facts and records of Lok Sabha elections

This year, India, the world's largest democracy, goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha. The General Election is scheduled to be held from 11 April-19 May.

Investigate Vadra, but also investigate PM Modi in #RafaleDeal: RaGa

13 Mar 2019

Investigate Vadra, but also investigate PM Modi in #RafaleDeal: RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the government has the right to investigate every person but should not be selective, referring to the investigation against his brother-in-law Robert Vadra.

Lok Sabha elections: Understanding the difference between EVMs and VVPATs

11 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Understanding the difference between EVMs and VVPATs

The much-anticipated general elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 12, and results will be announced on May 23.

BJP to use funds from #NaMoMerchandise sale for cleaning Ganga

04 Mar 2019

BJP to use funds from #NaMoMerchandise sale for cleaning Ganga

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP chief Amit Shah launched a fleet of NaMo Rath -NaMo (Narendra Modi) merchandise stores on wheels- at the party headquarters in Delhi.

Social media political ad spending expected to touch Rs. 12,000cr

23 Jan 2019

Social media political ad spending expected to touch Rs. 12,000cr

2019 being an election year, social media platforms are set for a major rise in revenue as experts believe that advertising expenditure on social media will see a rise of 150% compared to the previous general election year, 2014.

Google will now help track money spent on political ads

23 Jan 2019

Google will now help track money spent on political ads

With India gearing up for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Google, on Tuesday, announced a new policy to promote "transparency" in online political advertisements.

EVM hacking controversy: Election Commission seeks FIR, wants investigation

22 Jan 2019

EVM hacking controversy: Election Commission seeks FIR, wants investigation

A controversy has erupted over a US-based Indian cyber expert's claim that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were hacked in the 2014 elections in which the BJP had won a landslide victory.

Google to make political ads information on its platform public

22 Jan 2019

Google to make political ads information on its platform public

In the run-up to 2019 general elections, tech titan Google today announced that it will make information on political advertisements on its platform public.

Lok Sabha elections schedule could be announced in March first-week

18 Jan 2019

Lok Sabha elections schedule could be announced in March first-week

Reportedly, the Election Commission (EC) is set to announce the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections in the first week of March.

Karnataka: Two MLAs withdraw from Kumaraswamy govt, Operation Lotus again?

15 Jan 2019

Karnataka: Two MLAs withdraw from Kumaraswamy govt, Operation Lotus again?

The withdrawal of two independent MLAs from the H D Kumaraswamy government in Karnataka has seen the southern state plunged into an intense political drama.

Mayawati asks for BSP-SP unity as gift for birthday

15 Jan 2019

Mayawati asks for BSP-SP unity as gift for birthday

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati is celebrating her 63rd birthday today and, for her birthday gift, has called for unity with the Samajwadi Party (SP) ahead of the national elections.

Now, you can give feedback to PM Modi on NaMo-app

14 Jan 2019

Now, you can give feedback to PM Modi on NaMo-app

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections fast approaching, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to citizens and has asked for "direct feedback" on a number of issues through a survey launched on the NaMo app.

LS polls: Yechury rules out nationwide tie-up between CPI(M), Congress

14 Jan 2019

LS polls: Yechury rules out nationwide tie-up between CPI(M), Congress

Any talks of a CPI(M)-Congress adjustment for the parliamentary election have to be "initiated at the state level" as the political situation is different in various states, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has said, virtually ruling out a nationwide tie-up between the parties.

Actor Prakash Raj will be contesting Lok Sabha elections

06 Jan 2019

Actor Prakash Raj will be contesting Lok Sabha elections

Actor Prakash Raj, who has been critical of the Narendra Modi government, announced on Saturday he will contest the Lok Sabha election as an independent candidate from Bengaluru Central constituency.

#Roadto2019: PM Modi to touch 20 states in 100-day campaign

31 Dec 2018

#Roadto2019: PM Modi to touch 20 states in 100-day campaign

Having suffered electoral defeats in three Hindi heartland states, the BJP is planning to bounce back with a focused strategy and fresh alliances ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Uma Bharti won't contest 2019 elections; will focus on Ram-Mandir

04 Dec 2018

Uma Bharti won't contest 2019 elections; will focus on Ram-Mandir

On Tuesday, senior BJP leader and Union minister Uma Bharti announced that she would not contest next year's Lok Sabha elections, and would instead concentrate on issues such as the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya and cleaning up the River Ganga.

You can now meet PM Modi by donating Rs. 5

30 Nov 2018

You can now meet PM Modi by donating Rs. 5

In a bid to raise funds for the upcoming elections, the BJP has asked for donations ranging from anything between Rs. 5 and Rs. 1,000.

Sushma Swaraj will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

20 Nov 2018

Sushma Swaraj will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has announced that she will not contest the elections.

For remaining term, this Karnataka-MP wants to focus on key-areas

16 Nov 2018

For remaining term, this Karnataka-MP wants to focus on key-areas

Newly-elected Congress MP from Karnataka's Ballari, V S Ugrappa, today said he'd focus on drinking water, health, and infrastructure in the remaining five months of his tenure.

Prannoy Roy to come out with book on Indian polls

15 Nov 2018

Prannoy Roy to come out with book on Indian polls

Senior journalist Prannoy Roy will come out with a book early next year, which seeks to demystify general elections and answer critical questions on electoral politics.

Is your name on voter-list? Here's how to check online

01 Nov 2018

Is your name on voter-list? Here's how to check online

India is the largest democracy in the world where voting plays an important role in shaping the country's destiny.

Shah: BJP, JD(U) to contest 2019 elections on equal seats

26 Oct 2018

Shah: BJP, JD(U) to contest 2019 elections on equal seats

It has been confirmed that the BJP and Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on an equal number of seats.

Mumbai: Congress leaders seek views of activists for manifesto preparation

24 Oct 2018

Mumbai: Congress leaders seek views of activists for manifesto preparation

Congress leaders met Mumbai-based activists and sought their views on various issues being faced by Mumbai for incorporating them in the party's manifesto for the next year's Lok Sabha polls.

Opposition alliance mustn't be at cost of containing Congress: Khurshid

21 Oct 2018

Opposition alliance mustn't be at cost of containing Congress: Khurshid

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid feels it is difficult for the party to come to power on its own in the present situation.

Ahead of polls, Kejriwal asks for donations for cash-strapped AAP

16 Oct 2018

Ahead of polls, Kejriwal asks for donations for cash-strapped AAP

With the 2019 polls coming up, Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has launched a crowd-sourcing campaign to try and raise funds to be able to contest the polls.

#2019Polls: BJP to take out 3 rath yatras in WB

09 Oct 2018

#2019Polls: BJP to take out 3 rath yatras in WB

With an eye on the next Lok Sabha polls, the West Bengal BJP unit would take out three rath yatras covering all the 42 Parliamentary Constituencies of the State.

#2019Elections: Odisha BJP wants Modi to contest from Puri

05 Oct 2018

#2019Elections: Odisha BJP wants Modi to contest from Puri

The Odisha unit of the BJP today said it wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contest from Puri Lok Sabha seat in 2019 general elections.