Exit polls predict BJP-led NDA govt, opposition rejects figures

The exit polls of the Lok Sabha election 2019 have been released by various agencies, right after the seventh and the last phase of the election got over. The figures reflect that the BJP-led NDA is heading for a landslide win. Read More
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LS poll Phase 7: Around 62.8% turnout, violence in Bengal

Voting for the seventh phase of the Lok Sabha election concluded covering 59 constituencies spread across eight states. This phase saw 62.87 per cent of eligible voters exercising their franchise, according to the Election Commission’s official Voter Turnout app at 11pm. Read More
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Naidu meets Rahul, Akhilesh, Mayawati to cement alliance

Telugu Desam Party leader and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu met Congress president Rahul Gandhi in order to bring together opposition parties and cement an anti-BJP front. Read More
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TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee sends defamation notice to Modi

Trinamool Congress leader and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee sent a defamation notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making “wildly fabricated allegations” against him at a rally in West Bengal’s Diamond Harbour. Read More
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Kejriwal says Muslims voted for Congress at last minute in Delhi

The AAP seems to have conceded that he has suffered losses in Delhi in the Lok Sabha election. Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal said Delhi’s Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute before the polling started. Read More
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CEC: Reports of Lavasa’s ‘recusal’ from MCC matters ‘unsavoury’

Chief election commissioner Sunil Arora reacted to media reports as “unsavoury and avoidable controversy”, which said that EC Ashok Lavasa recused himself from meetings on violations of the model code of conduct as his dissenting opinion were not recorded. Read More
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Finally, Modi attends news conference, but avoids posers

In a surprise move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, attended a news conference and called the 17th Lok Sabha election “spectacular” and claimed that Bhartiya Janata Party will come back to power with a full majority on its own. Read More
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Markets showing nerves from possibility of Modi losing election

Investors in India are bracing for an extreme-event risk with a possibility of Narendra Modi failing to retain power after the Lok Sabha election. Meanwhile, foreign investors continued to aggressively withdraw money out of domestic stocks. Read More
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Azad says Congress not averse to back regional party leader for PM

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Congress is not averse to supporting any regional party leader for the prime-ministerial post even if the Congress emerges as the single largest party. However, party spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala differed from Azad’s views. Read More
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Sonia Gandhi invites opposition leaders for meeting on May 23

United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi has called for a meeting of the opposition leaders on May 23 – the day the Lok Sabha election results would be declared. DMK leader MK Stalin confirmed of having received a communication in this regard. Read More
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