LS poll Phase 6: 63.3% turnout recorded, violence in Bengal again

Voting for the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election concluded covering 59 constituencies spread across seven states. This phase saw 63.3 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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BJP youth leader arrested for posting Mamata Banerjee meme

Bharatiya Janata Party youth wing leader Priyanka Sharma has been arrested for posting a morphed image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on her Facebook account, in West Bengal. Read More
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BJP evokes 1984 riots, tweets Rajiv speech ahead of Delhi poll

Just two days before the voting in Delhi for the Lok Sabha election, the Bharatiya Janata Party tweeted a video of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots including a clip of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi saying, on the riots, “When a tree falls, the earth shakes.” Read More
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Atishi breaks down over ‘abusive’ flyers, AAP accuses Gambhir

The Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Delhi East, Atishi, broke down during a news conference as her party leaders accused her BJP opponent, Gautam Gambhir, of circulating a pamphlet demeaning their candidate. Gambhir denied the accusation and challenged AAP to prove it. Read More
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SC rejects Tej Bahadur’s plea versus his nomination cancellation

The Supreme Court rejected former BSF jawan and Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav’s petition challenging the Election Commission’s decision to reject his nomination from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. Read More
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Supreme Court dismisses petition questioning Rahul’s citizenship

The Supreme Court rejected a petition seeking directions to the Election Commission to bar Congress president Rahul Gandhi from contesting the Lok Sabha election till allegations over his citizenship were resolved. Read More
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Chandrababu meets Rahul, discusses post-poll alliance

Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party leader N Chandrababu Naidu met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and discussed plans to hold meeting of opposition parties on May 21, two days ahead of Lok Sabha result to make strategy about post poll alliance. Read More
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Lok Sabha election 2019: KCR starts ‘Third Front’ meetings

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s meeting with his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan stimulated political interest. Media reported quoting sources that KCR’s plan of a prime minister is from south India in a non-BJP-non-Congress concoction at the Centre. Read More
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SC rejects opposition plea to review order on VVPAT count

The opposition parties had moved to the court after reports of defective EVMs emerged after the first phase of the Lok Sabha election. In some cases, it was reported, voters would cast their vote for a party but the EVM would record their vote for another party. Read More
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Over 200 DU teachers slam Modi’s remarks on Rajiv Gandhi

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi made “derogatory and untrue” remarks about former PM Rajiv Gandhi, over 200 Delhi University teachers issued a public statement condemning Modi for the same. Modi had said Rajiv Gandhi died as “Bhrastachari (Corrupt) No. 1”. Read More
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