Lok Sabha Elections 2019

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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.

#Verdict2019: Congress fails to save face, Priyanka meets brother Rahul

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Congress fails to save face, Priyanka meets brother Rahul

For both BJP and Congress, 2019 has served as a redux of 2014. While BJP swept the nation, Congress failed to resurrect itself.

#Verdict2019: Sensex crosses 40,000 points for the first time

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Sensex crosses 40,000 points for the first time

On Thursday, as election results began emerging, markets jumped with happiness.

#Elections2019: What are exit polls? Here's everything you should know

18 May 2019

#Elections2019: What are exit polls? Here's everything you should know

The seventh and final phase of polling for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will take place on Sunday (19 May) in 59 constituencies spread across seven states and one Union Territory.

PM Modi responds to Time magazine's #DividerInChief cover story

18 May 2019

PM Modi responds to Time magazine's #DividerInChief cover story

The Time magazine recently described PM Narendra Modi as India's "Divider in Chief" in a controversial cover story.

Top BJP leaders, ministers campaign for PM Modi in Varanasi

17 May 2019

Top BJP leaders, ministers campaign for PM Modi in Varanasi

Top Union ministers and BJP leaders have been campaigning in PM Narendra Modi's Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh with an aim to not only win but break the record for margin of victory in the constituency.

#Elections2019: Priyanka Gandhi, Robert Vadra cast votes; son misses voting

12 May 2019

#Elections2019: Priyanka Gandhi, Robert Vadra cast votes; son misses voting

The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections has concluded and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra cast their votes in Delhi on Sunday.

This website tracks election-promises, helps Mumbai voters make informed choice

28 Apr 2019

This website tracks election-promises, helps Mumbai voters make informed choice

The financial capital of India, Mumbai, goes to polls on 29 April under the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra talks about treason-case against Facebook

24 Apr 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra talks about treason-case against Facebook

Facebook has been accused of interfering in elections in several countries and at the time of our Lok Sabha elections, the social media giant is facing a tough time in India.

Sunny Deol's decision to join BJP floods Twitter with memes

24 Apr 2019

Sunny Deol's decision to join BJP floods Twitter with memes

On Tuesday afternoon, Bollywood actor Sunny Deol, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal.

BJP fields singer Hans Raj Hans from North West Delhi

23 Apr 2019

BJP fields singer Hans Raj Hans from North West Delhi

The BJP on Tuesday replaced its sitting Member of Parliament from North West Delhi, Udit Raj, with singer Hans Raj Hans as the party's candidate for the constituency.

#Elections2019: Voter ID powerful than terrorists' IEDs, says PM Modi

23 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: Voter ID powerful than terrorists' IEDs, says PM Modi

After casting his vote in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, PM Narendra Modi today said that that the Voter ID is more powerful than terrorists' IEDs.

#Elections2019: BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir to contest from East Delhi

22 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir to contest from East Delhi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released a list of two candidates for Delhi for the Lok Sabha elections.

#Elections2019: Name missing in voter-list? Here's how to cast vote

22 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: Name missing in voter-list? Here's how to cast vote

In order to cast vote, a voter must ensure that their name is in the voter list. The Election Commission says one is entitled to vote only if their name is in the electoral roll.

Karnataka: Cash worth Rs. 2.3 crore found inside spare tire

21 Apr 2019

Karnataka: Cash worth Rs. 2.3 crore found inside spare tire

The Income Tax Department on Saturday seized cash worth Rs. 2.3 crore in Karnataka from a car, which was transporting the cash to Shivamogga and Bhadravathi from Bengaluru.

Youngsters compile 'The Pink List,' names LGBTQ-friendly Lok Sabha candidates

19 Apr 2019

Youngsters compile 'The Pink List,' names LGBTQ-friendly Lok Sabha candidates

Days after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking civil rights for the LGBTQ+ community, a group of three friends have kick-started an initiative to ensure queer issues get political precedence.

Patna: 45-year-old man urges people to vote this elections

13 Apr 2019

Patna: 45-year-old man urges people to vote this elections

A 45-year-old man in Patna, Bihar, is doing his bit as a responsible citizen. These days, he is urging people to come out and vote during the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

Bengaluru: Congress leader, Khushbu Sundar, slaps youth for misbehaving

11 Apr 2019

Bengaluru: Congress leader, Khushbu Sundar, slaps youth for misbehaving

Actress-turned-politician, Khushbu Sundar, slapped a youth during a Congress rally in Bengaluru yesterday.

#Elections2019: Congress President Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi

10 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: Congress President Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has filed his nomination from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

PM Modi, Uddhav Thackeray to share dais in Latur rally

07 Apr 2019

PM Modi, Uddhav Thackeray to share dais in Latur rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will share the stage at a rally in Maharashtra on Tuesday for the first time after the tie-up of their parties for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

BJP's campaign: Launches NaMo TV ahead of Lok Sabha polls

03 Apr 2019

BJP's campaign: Launches NaMo TV ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Bharatiya Janata Party has recently launched NaMo TV channel, which will be available on all the major DTH platforms.

Congress to launch manifesto: Issues party's likely to focus on

02 Apr 2019

Congress to launch manifesto: Issues party's likely to focus on

The Congress is expected to release its much-awaited crowd-sourced manifesto for the upcoming seven-phase General Elections on Tuesday.

How to get Voter-ID card ahead of Lok Sabha elections

21 Mar 2019

How to get Voter-ID card ahead of Lok Sabha elections

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months to go, it's time to gear up.

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.

#LokSabhaElections: Has Rahul Gandhi failed in making allies happy

11 Mar 2019

#LokSabhaElections: Has Rahul Gandhi failed in making allies happy

The political heat was set to maximum levels on Sunday after Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced the poll dates.

Voter ID: How to track your application status online

06 Mar 2019

Voter ID: How to track your application status online

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months away, it's time to gear up.

All you need to know about NRI Voter ID card

04 Mar 2019

All you need to know about NRI Voter ID card

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months away, it's time to gear up.

Lok Sabha elections: AAP announces candidates for Delhi seats

02 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha elections: AAP announces candidates for Delhi seats

Ending speculations of an alliance with the Congress, the Aam Admi Party announced the names of party candidates on six of seven seats today in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Rajasthan: Voter-ID, PAN-card among 12 documents valid for casting votes

01 Mar 2019

Rajasthan: Voter-ID, PAN-card among 12 documents valid for casting votes

Besides voter identity card, 11 other documents can be used to prove identity for exercising one's franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha election, according to a statement from the office of Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer.

Error in your Voter-ID card? Here's how to rectify it

28 Feb 2019

Error in your Voter-ID card? Here's how to rectify it

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months away, it's time to gear up.

How to get Voter-ID card ahead of Lok Sabha elections

23 Feb 2019

How to get Voter-ID card ahead of Lok Sabha elections

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months to go, it's time to gear up.

Arvind Kejriwal is "tired of" convincing Congress for pre-poll alliance

21 Feb 2019

Arvind Kejriwal is "tired of" convincing Congress for pre-poll alliance

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he was tired of convincing Congress to stitch a pre-poll alliance as the latter refuses to understand.

AIADMK and PMK join hands ahead of Lok Sabha polls

19 Feb 2019

AIADMK and PMK join hands ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK announced a poll alliance with the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) today and allotted seven Lok Sabha seats to it for the forthcoming Parliamentary elections.

Maharashtra: BJP, Shiv Sena forge alliance to fight elections together

18 Feb 2019

Maharashtra: BJP, Shiv Sena forge alliance to fight elections together

The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena on Monday announced that they have sealed an alliance to contest the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections and subsequent Maharashtra Assembly polls together.

Why did Pulwama attack happen before elections, questions Mamata Banerjee

18 Feb 2019

Why did Pulwama attack happen before elections, questions Mamata Banerjee

While addressing a press conference in Kolkata on Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee courted controversy by raising questions about the Pulwama attack.

Mulayam Singh Yadav wants Modi as PM again

13 Feb 2019

Mulayam Singh Yadav wants Modi as PM again

In the latest shift to happen in the Indian political landscape, Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav has voiced his support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tipping him for another term.

Modi has rock-solid support, who's Opposition alliance leader, asks Shah

12 Feb 2019

Modi has rock-solid support, who's Opposition alliance leader, asks Shah

Claiming that PM Narendra Modi has rock-solid support of people, BJP president Amit Shah today said the coming Lok Sabha poll will be an important step for India to become a global superpower.

SM Krishna: Quit Congress because of Rahul Gandhi's 'constant interference'

10 Feb 2019

SM Krishna: Quit Congress because of Rahul Gandhi's 'constant interference'

On Saturday, former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader SM Krishna attacked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi thinks alliance with TMC would be 'disastrous'

10 Feb 2019

Rahul Gandhi thinks alliance with TMC would be 'disastrous'

Days after he openly voiced support for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, it appears that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has no intention of forging an alliance with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Rahul Gandhi to meet Congress state chiefs to discuss strategy

09 Feb 2019

Rahul Gandhi to meet Congress state chiefs to discuss strategy

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is slated to meet the party's state chiefs and leaders on Saturday to discuss and start finalizing the grand old party's election strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.