Will join Samajwadi Party on January 14, says Swami Prasad Maurya day after quitting UP Cabinet

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], January 12 (ANI): Swami Prasad Maurya, who recently quit the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet, will join the Samajwadi Party on January 14. In a conversation with ANI, Swami Prasad Maurya told ANI, “I will be joining the Samajwadi Party on 14th January. I have not received calls from any small or big… Continue reading Will join Samajwadi Party on January 14, says Swami Prasad Maurya day after quitting UP Cabinet

UP Minister Swami Prasad Maurya resigns, joins Samajwadi party ahead of polls

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], January 11 (ANI): In a major jolt to the BJP Government in Uttar Pradesh, State Minister Swami Prasad Maurya left the party, and joined the Samajwadi Party on Tuesday. In the resignation letter to UP Governor Anandiben Patel, Maurya said, “I served as a Minister of labour and social welfare in… Continue reading UP Minister Swami Prasad Maurya resigns, joins Samajwadi party ahead of polls

EC transfers out 28 police personnel from Muzaffarnagar ahead of UP polls

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 18 (PTI) A total of 28 police inspectors, including 11 station house officers, posted here for more than three years, have been shifted to other districts, an official said on Saturday. According to Preetinder Singh, DIG, Saharanpur range, the order came on Friday on the directive of the Election Commission, which stated that… Continue reading EC transfers out 28 police personnel from Muzaffarnagar ahead of UP polls

Prime Minister Modi’s ruling party loses crucial Indian state election

The incumbent chief minister’s party in India’s West Bengal state has defeated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party in a state election held as the coronavirus pandemic surged to crisis levels. Modi has been criticised for focusing on the elections instead of making the pandemic his top priority. Some expert blame the federal election commission for… Continue reading Prime Minister Modi’s ruling party loses crucial Indian state election

IAS officer on election duty for UP Legislative Council polls dies of heart attack

Varanasi, Dec 5 (PTI): An IAS officer on election duty for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council polls in Varanasi died after suffering a heart attack, an official said on Saturday District Magistrate of Varanasi Kaushal Raj Sharma said that Ajay Kumar Singh (50) was deployed as an observer Singh suffered a heart attack at around… Continue reading IAS officer on election duty for UP Legislative Council polls dies of heart attack

Polls amid pandemic: Voters to get gloves, polling booths to have thermal scanners

New Delhi, Aug 21 (PTI) Voters will be provided with gloves to press the EVM button and COVID-19 patients in quarantine will be allowed to vote at the last hour of the polling day, according to broad guidelines issued by the EC on Friday for holding elections during the coronavirus pandemic. The gloves will most… Continue reading Polls amid pandemic: Voters to get gloves, polling booths to have thermal scanners

AAP appoints Sanjay Singh in-charge for Delhi polls

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday appointed senior leader Sanjay Singh as its in-charge for the forthcoming assembly elections in Delhi. The AAP also appointed its national secretary Pankaj Gupta as the campaign director for the polls, at a meet of its Political Affairs Committee chaired by convenor Arvind Kejriwal. In a statement,… Continue reading AAP appoints Sanjay Singh in-charge for Delhi polls

India polls open April 11, election results May 23

New Delhi: India will hold a general election in seven stages starting on April 11, the election commission said on Sunday, in what will be the world’s biggest democratic exercise with Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to benefit from tension with Pakistan. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora told reporters that about 900 million voters would… Continue reading India polls open April 11, election results May 23

Ahead of polls, Maharashtra govt employees get a pay hike

Mumbai: In a major decision ahead of the Lok Sabha and state Assembly polls next year, the Maharashtra government Thursday approved the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from January 1, a move that will benefit more than 20 lakh employees and pensioners. The approval to the pay hike of government employees, which will… Continue reading Ahead of polls, Maharashtra govt employees get a pay hike

Exit polls give mixed predictions for Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh

New Delhi: Exit polls conducted by various television channels on Friday gave mixed projections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Assembly elections. In Telangana, the polls showed a clear advantage for incumbent TRS. The results will be declared in all the states on December 11. In Rajasthan, two exit polls predicted a clear edge for… Continue reading Exit polls give mixed predictions for Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh