LS poll Phase 5 saw 63.4% turnout, sporadic violence in Bengal

Voting for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha election concluded, on Monday, covering 51 constituencies spread across seven states, including Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama district. This phase saw 63.38 per cent of eligible voters exercising their franchise. Read More
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Man slaps Kejriwal, AAP denies attacker linked to party

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by a man named Suresh Chauhan during his roadshow in Moti Nagar area while canvassing for his party for the Lok Sabha election. Read More
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J&K parties worried over Anantnag turnout, Hizbul fear grips locals

Ahead of the last phase of polling for the Anantnag parliamentary seat, political parties have expressed concerns over the low voter turnout in the constituency. On top of this, terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen issued a stern warning to people who are planning to vote. Read More
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SC to EC: Resolve all cases related to Modi, Shah by May 6

The Supreme Court told the Election Commission that all Congress’s complaints against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah on violations of the election model code of conduct should be resolved by Monday. Read More
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EC overrules its officers’ opinions, gives second clean chit to Modi

The Election Commission gave a second clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his appeal to first-time voters by invoking the Balakot air strike at a rally in Maharashtra’s Latur, just a day after it cleared Modi’s speech at Wardha under the model code of conduct. Read More
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Ex-BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s nomination from Varanasi rejected

The Election Commission, on Wednesday, cancelled the nomination of former Border Security Force jawan and SP-BSP alliance candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. Read More
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Priyanka says ‘I did not pull out of Varanasi’ against Modi

Priyanka Gandhi broke her silence on not contesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asserted that she did not “pull out of Varanasi”. She said it was a decision that her party took and she had to abide by that. Read More
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TMC moves EC against Modi for ‘horse trading’ during election

Mamata Banerjee demanded cancellation of Narendra Modi’s candidature for “shamelessly indulging in horse trading” during the Lok Sabha election after the PM claimed that “about 40 TMC MLAs are in touch with him and would switch sides once the BJP wins the election.” Read More
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Centre sends notice to Rahul over his ‘UK citizenship’ allegation

The ministry of home affairs sent a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi seeking a response to charges that he held “British" citizenship, leaving the party angered at the allegation. Read More
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‘MCC violation’ by Modi: SC seeks EC’s reply; poll panel clears PM

The Supreme Court sought the Election Commission’s response on a plea filed by Congress MP Sushmita Dev alleging model code of conduct violations by the prime minister, Narendra Modi, and the BJP chief, Amit Shah, over their alleged hate speeches for “political propaganda”. Read More
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