LS polls | SC rejects VVPAT review plea

Voting for Phase 6 of the Lok Sabha election 2019 will be held on May 12. Phase 5 saw an average of 63 percent polling across 51 constituencies in 7 states.
  • 22:05

    Looks difficult for BJP to reach 280-mark: Sanjay Raut

    A Shiv Sena leader has echoed BJP general secretary Ram Madhav's statement that the latter's party may fall short of an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha, prompting it to depend on allies to form the next government.

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  • 22:02

    Atishi's politics runs on work, not name: Swara Bhaskar

    Actor Swara Bhaskar campaigned for East Delhi candidate Atishi on Wednesday and hailed the Aam Aadmi Party leader as a politician who banks on her work for the people and not fame.

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  • 21:15

    Rahul gives new twist to ‘chowkidar’ jibe at Modi

    Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring interests of the common people, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said Modi was a chowkidar (watchman) of Anil Ambani, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya.

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  • 21:14

    Will create 40,000-50,000 jobs: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

    Virtually conceding to a severe unemployment crisis in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s promise of providing 40,000 to 50,000 jobs in the coastal state would be fulfilled during the remaining three years of the BJP-led coalition government.

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  • 16:17

    'Will Lord Ram's name be taken in Pak, if not in India'

    BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not allowing people to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' in the state, and wondered if the Lord's name cannot be taken in India, will it be uttered in Pakistan.

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  • 16:16

    A complex game of thrones is afoot in Uttar Pradesh

    Voters in Uttar Pradesh, who will likely decide India's prime minister, have a complex task on their hands deciphering comments from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BSP supremo Mayawati.

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  • 13:24

    If Lord Ram's name is not taken in India, will it be chanted in Pakistan: BJP chief Amit Shah at rally in West Bengal

    "Election in West Bengal is for restoring democracy in the state, where BJP will win more than 23 seats.Centre granted Rs 4,24,800 crore to West Bengal in five years, but the fund has gone to the syndicates, instead," said Amit Shah.

  • 13:17

    SC rejects plea to further raise VVPAT match

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and 20 other opposition leaders for raising VVPAT match for vote counts in EVMs during general elections 2019.

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  • 13:16

    Rajasthan records 62.5 % polling in fifth phase

    A voter turnout of 63.2 per cent was recorded till 5 pm on Monday in 12 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan where two former Olympians are among the 134 candidates in the fray.

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  • 13:15

    LS polls: 5th phase sees 63.38% turnout

    The fifth phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections saw a turnout of 63.38%, as voters in 51 constituencies from seven states queued up before booths on Monday.

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  • 23:28

    Dissent within EC sign of life at last: Chidambaram

    The Opposition Congress on Saturday said that the differences within the Election Commission on giving a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged violation of the poll code of conduct indicated that the poll panel was finally showing signs of life.

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  • 22:47

    Campaigning ends for phase 5 of Lok Sabha polls

    Campaigning ended on Saturday evening for elections to 51 Lok Sabha seats in six northern and eastern states besides the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh in the fifth phase on May 6 with Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Smriti Irani, Jayant Sinha and Arjun Ram Meghwal and top Congress leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi and among those in the fray.

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  • 22:26

    BJP candidate courts controversy, threatens TMC workers

    BJP candidate from Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency, former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh courted controversy on Saturday when she openly threatened Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers.

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  • 22:24

    Modi is scared, BJP is losing polls: Rahul

    Delivering a pep talk for the party cadre ahead of the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday claimed that he has a clear-cut feeling that the BJP is losing and described the saffron party's election campaign as “panicky”.

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  • 22:23

    Smooth sailing for Rajnath in Lucknow

    With the Opposition failing to nominate any strong candidate, union home minister Rajnath Singh is likely to have it smooth sailing in Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency.

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  • 22:20

    No poll code violation by Modi in Patan speech: EC

    The Election Commission on Saturday gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his Patan speech in which he claimed that his government had kept Pakistan on toes for the safe release of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman.

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  • 'Mahagathbandhan' will give rise to 'mahabhrashtachar': PM Modi

    Intensifying his attack on the opposition, Prime Minister NarendraModiSaturday said the 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) will give rise to 'mahabhrashtachar' (grand corruption)'. Modisaid the Congress has been reduced to the status of 'vote katwa' party and it will soon witness its "downfall".

    "See its (Congress) downfall," he said, as he made a no-holds barred attack against party president Rahul Gandhi, warning him that he will succumb to "ahankaar" (self pride). Modisaid while a Congress leader is sharing the stage with the Samajwadi Party, an apparent reference to Priyanka Gandhi who was present at an SP meeting in Raebareli this week, the BSP is attacking the grand old party."The SP is going soft on the Congress, but its alliance partner BSP chief Mayawati is attacking the grand old party," he said at an election meeting here, apparently to drive a wedge between the two allies. Attacking the Congress,Modisaid the "Mr Clean" image of the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi became "corrupt number one". He also recalled how the Congress had withdrawn support from governments at the Centre in the past leading to political instability. "Only the BJP can give a stable government," he said, as he led the gathering chanting "phir ek baar ...Modisarkar (once again,Modigovernment)".

  • Rajasthan : Changing Loyalties and High Profile Candidates

  • Will Sadhvi Pragya Singh be the undoing of BJP in MP?

  • Who will claim Jammu & Kashmir?

  • Will BJP make its mark on Bihar and Jharkhand?

  • Will the union of foes-turned-allies SP-BSP defeat BJP in UP?

  • PM quiet on jobs, agri crisis; politicising Army: Rahul

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday sought to shift the focus of the election narrative from national security to issues such as unemployment, agrarian crisis and economic slowdown.

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  • Rahul: BJP govt compromised in dealing with terrorism

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP-led government on Saturday of compromising in dealing with the challenge of terrorism and cited the release Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during the NDA rule.
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  • Cong cause of poverty, Rahul can't end it: Gadkari

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Friday said Congress was the cause of poverty in the country and claimed there was no "serious policy" earlier to develop agriculture and villages.
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  • In Amethi, it’s mixed opinions on polls

    It is undoubtedly one of the most closely watched constituencies in the current Lok Sabha elections. The spirited campaign put up by both the Congress and the BJP for their high-profile candidates — Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Union Minister Smriti Irani — has enthused the respective party workers.
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  • Faizabad caste politics in BJP’s favour

    A triangular fight may well put spokes in the wheels of the SP-BSP gathbandhan (GTB) in this constituency,which includes Ayodhya, leading to the benefit of the BJP. Read More

  • 'Take credit for Azhar but you escorted him out'

    CPI(M) General SecretarySitaram Yechurybelieves BJP is on the backfoot after campaigning for his party candidates in the Lok Sabha election. He says that question marks being raised on the Election Commission is very very ominous for India's democracy. He finds fault with BJP taking credit for the designation of Masood Azhar as global terrorist saying people from even the remotest parts are asking who released him and escorted him out of the country. Yechury spoke toDH'sShemin Joyon ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Opposition's prospects, BJP's campaign plank and his views on Election Commission.
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  • 10:25

    I see a scared PM, who is unable to face opposition onslaught: Rahul at press conference.

  • 10:32

    Masood Azhar is a terrorist, he must be punished. But who sent him to Pakistan, asks Rahul.

  • 10:23

    Modi govt destroyed India's economy, Rahul alleges at press conference.

  • 10:22

    Army, Air Force, Navy are not personal properties of Narendra Modi like he thinks. When he says that surgical strikes during UPA were done in video games then he is not insulting Congress but the Army: Rahul Gandhi.

  • 00:23

    Counting of more VVPATs: SC to decide next week

    The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider next week a plea by 21 opposition parties seeking to reconsider its order of April 8 onincreasing VVPAT verification from just one to five EVMs per Assembly segment in a Parliamentary constituency.

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  • 23:12

    Cong dubs UP govt hostile, seeks measures for Amethi

    Congress on Friday moved the Election Commission seeking deployment of additional personnel in Amethi, the Lok Sabha seat where Rahul Gandhi is seeking re-election, to ensure free and fair poll, contending that the party was facing a hostile government.

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  • 22:45

    EC clean chit to PM in two more speeches

    The Election Commission concluded on Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not violate the model code or its advisory on armed forces in his speech in Varanasi.

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  • 21:16

    2 former MGP MLAs face disqualification in Goa

    Goa's unending political drama, which started soon after the death of chief minister late Manohar Parrikar on March 17 got a new twist on Friday, with the MGP filing a disqualification petition against two of its former MLAs, who broke away from the party in a midnight drama on March 27 and joined the ruling BJP.

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  • 21:16

    A long battle ahead for Arjun in Kurukshetra

    Kurukshetra, the land of the epic Mahabharata, has an ‘Arjun’ yearning to prove himself. In poll fray, this Arjun makes an appeal in the name of 'Dharam Yudh' in Kurukshetra between the Pandavas and Kauravas.

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  • Kerala electoral body chief under fire from Left Front

    Kerala chief electoral officer Teeka Ram Meena is under attack from the Left Front in Kerala for initiating action against party workers for bogus voting.

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  • J&K: Hizbul threatens to kill those who vote

    Militant outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen has threatened to “kill those who cast their votes” in the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls in Shopian and Pulwama districts of south Kashmir on May 6.

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  • Rahul's emotional letter to Amethi voters

    Locked in a fierce electoral battle on his home turf Amethi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday sought to strike an emotional chord with the voters terming them as members of his family.

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  • 'Teleprompters tell PM not to speak of jobs, 15 lakh'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's teleprompters tell him not to speak about unfulfilled election promise of jobs and depositing Rs 15 lakh in the bank account of every Indian, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Friday.

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  • Turncoats may ruin BJP’s prospects in Bengal

    The BJP has its eyes set on West Bengal as it is keen on making up for the potential loss of seats in the Hindi heartland states by increasing its tally in Bengal. However, the saffron party’s strategy of roping in leaders from other parties by engineering defection may boomerang for several reasons.

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  • Doubt if Modi knows about Bhagat Singh: Manish Tewari

    Congress Lok Sabha candidate Manish Tewari on Friday said he doubted if Prime Minister Narendra Modi knew about freedom fighter Bhagat Singh as the PM never turned up to pay respects to the martyr.

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  • Cong lying about having conducted surgical strike: Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday challenged the Congress' claim that it too had conducted surgical strikes across the Line of Control, accusing the party of telling "lies".

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  • AAP Gandhi Nagar MLA Anil Bajpai joins BJP

    Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Gandhi Nagar Anil Bajpai on Friday joined the BJP, making him the second lawmaker from the party to join the saffron fold in the last two months.

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  • Coalition dharma was not followed in Mandya: Rao

    Karnataka Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao on Friday admitted that coalition dharma was not followed in Mandya and the few other constituencies in the recently held parliamentary elections.

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  • Shatru faces 'friendly fire' in Lucknow

    Congress nominee Acharya Pramod Krishnam alleged that both Shatrughan and his wife Poonam Sinha, who was in the fray from Lucknow as a Samajwadi Party (SP) nominee, continued to be in the RSS.

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  • Stopped children from raising wrong slogans: Priyanka

    A day after being served a notice by the apex child rights body, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Friday she had stopped children from raising wrong slogans and asked them to raise good slogans.

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  • Daily terror attacks under Congress: PM Modi

    " When there was Congress govt at the centre, terrorist attacks had become a daily affair. No city was safe in their tenure. Everyone knows how terrorists attacked Mumbai in 2008. What happened in Mumbai at that time, was neither the first nor the last.In 2008 Jan, there was attack on CRPF camp in UP. In May, there was a bomb blast in Jaipur. In July, there were serial blasts in B'luru. Next day, bomb blasts in Ahmedabad. In Sept, there were 2 terror attacks in Delhi. In Oct, serial blasts in Guwahati, Agartala, Imphal.The youth takes a lot of interest in IPL. But there were 2 occasions when it could not be played in India, it was played in South Africa. This happened in 2009 & 2014. The govt at the centre was so scared of terrorists. That govt had no courage.In '09 & '14 they said, there's election. Police is busy so can't have IPL. There are elections now, there was Navratri, Ramnavmi & Hanuman Jayanti too. Ramzan will be here. But IPL is going on. Ye poonch daba ke bhaagne waali sarkar mein they,Modi seena taan ke jata hai", said Modi.

  • Cyclone Fani: EC lifts model code in four AP districts

    Responding to a written request of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the EC has lifted code of conduct in four districts Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, East Godavari and Visakhapatnam.

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  • Rahul's attack on SP, BSP not without reason

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi's attack on the Samajwadi Party (SP) and BSP in his recent election rallies in Uttar Pradesh may have taken many by surprise but political experts opine that it is not without reason.

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  • Sidhu slams PM, says he is yet to fulfil promises

    Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he "ditched" people of the country by promising good days which are still "elusive".

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  • 12:17

    SC to hear next week plea for review of VVPAT order

    The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider next week a plea by 21 opposition parties for a direction to increase VVPAT verification from five to at least 50 % of the EVMs during the counting of votes in the general elections 2019.

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  • 11:21

    'Regret joining Congress, BJP my last destination'

    Bhojpuri film star Ravi Kishan, the BJP candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur parliamentary constituency, has said that contesting the 2014 general election on a Congress ticket was a mistake and that the saffron party is his last destination.

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  • 11:14

    Sunny Deol’s real name worries BJP

    Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol’s real name, Ajay Singh Dharminder Deol, has left the BJP in a tizzy, forcing the party to scramble to get his name 'fixed' on the EVMs.

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  • 11:12

    Will BIPASA help Power Minister RK Singh sail through?

    Before RK Singh, the last time Ara had a VVIP candidate contesting from this Lok Sabha constituency in Central Bihar was in 1989, when former Union Minister Bali Ram Bhagat was in the fray.

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  • 11:11

    No poll buzz here as parties go mum on lynching

    Political parties are busy touring the countryside with promises of good governance, but nobody has bothered to visit Kolgaon, a village surrounded by Aravalli Hills in Mewat on the Rajasthan-Haryana border, also the hometown of Akbar Khan, the 31-year-old who was lynched by a mob in Alwar’s Ramgarh on July 20, 2018.

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  • 11:09

    2019 could have largest voter turnout since 1947: SBI

    India could witness the highest voter turnout since independence in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections if there is a one per cent increase from the current trend, a research paper by State Bank of India has said.

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  • 11:08

    Biopic on PM Modi to release on May 24 now

    The makers of Vivek Oberoi-starrer biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday announced that the film will be released countrywide on May 24, a day after the results of the Lok Sabha elections are declared.

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  • 19:39

    Prakash Ambedkar says Deve Gowda could be PM

    In a significant political statement,Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's grandson Prakash Ambedkar said Janata Dal (Secular) president HD Deve Gowda could possibly emerge as a Prime ministerial candidate.

    "Deve Gowda is the dark horse...wait till 23 May (the day of counting)," Ambedkar,the founder of Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi,a three-time MP,said.

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  • 17:23

    A to Z of Lok Sabha Elections 2019

    The festival of democracy is on! 89.87 crore voters will decide who will rule India for the next five years. The BJP and its allies on one side and a scattered Opposition, which promises to join hands post-poll, on the other are vying for the trust of people. BJP wants a return to power while Opposition wants to oust it anyway.

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  • 17:20

    DH EXPLAINER | Compulsory voting and its rules

    NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant on Thursday has suggested thatcompulsory voting is worth a tryin a country like India, considering the apathy of the rich and middle-class voters in the urban cities of the country.

    But how does it work?DHexplains compulsory voting rules and how they work around the world.

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  • 16:42

    6 surgical strikes under Manmohan Singh govt: Rajiv Shukla

    "6 surgical strikes were conducted during Manmohan Singh govt. One was conducted on June 19, 2008 in Bhattal Sector in J&K's Poonch, one from Aug 30-September 1, 2011 in Sharda Sector across Neelam River Valley in Kel.One surgical strike was carried out on January 6, 2013 at Sawan Patra Checkpost; one on July 27 & July 28, 2013 at Nazapir Sector; August 6, 2013 at Neelam Valley; & one on January 14, 2014," Rajiv Shukla was quoted by ANI

  • 16:41

    NITI CEO for jailing urban middle class for poll apathy

    The Chief Executive Officer of the policy think tank of the Government of India -- Niti Aayog, Amitabh Kant has called for the jailing of urban middle-class voters for "showing apathy" during the elections.

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  • 16:20

    Priyanka charms snakes in Raebareli

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday was seen playing with snakes in her mother and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi's Lok Sabha seat of Raebareli.

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  • 14:15

    Oppn not celebrating sanctioning of Azhar as they may have to pay political price: Jaitley

    Describing the UN designating JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist as a great diplomatic victory for India, the BJP on Thursday said opposition parties are reluctant to celebrate the achievement because they feel they may have to pay political price for it.

    The UN Sanctions Committee on Wednesday designated the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Azhar a global terrorist after China lifted its hold on a proposal to ban him.

    Senior BJP leader and Union Finance MinisterArunJaitleytold reporters that the current dispensation succeeded in an attempt the country has been making for the last 10 years, "but then they (opposition) says 'this is trivial, what is big in it'."

    Addressing a press conference at the party office, he said there was a tradition in the country to speak in one voice on issues such as external affairs and national security but there has been a departure from it in the last few years.

    Emphasising that the labelling of Azhar as a global terrorist is a "great diplomatic achievement for India", the finance minister said, "If India wins, Indians win, but there are friends in opposition who are not celebrating it as they may have to pay a political price for it."

    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was accompanyingJaitleyat the press conference, attributed the success of sanctioning of JeM chief to the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    "Terrorism shall not be tolerated and this declaration from the UN is noteworthy. It is the result of persistent measures taken by the external affairs ministry, under leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," she said.

  • 14:16

    WATCH: Union Ministers Arun Jaitley & Nirmala Sitharaman brief the media in Delhi

  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman: Persistent measures taken by the MEA, under leadership of PM & his own visits have resulted in the UN declaring Masood Azhar as global terrorist

    "Terrorism shall not be tolerated & this declaration from the UN is noteworthy. Persistent measures taken by the MEA, under leadership of PM & his own visits have resulted in this," she said.

  • Would rather die than help BJP: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

  • We're fighting strongly, our candidates are strong: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secy for UP (East) in Raebareli: Ideology of Congress & BJP is poles apart. We'll always fight them, they are our main adversary in politics. We've made sure not to benefit BJP in any way. We're fighting strongly, our candidates are strong.My focus is on both 2019 and 2022 (UP Assembly elections). For 2019, the focus is to defeat the BJP. By 2022, I want to strengthen the Congress so that we can fight well.

  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) meets snake charmers in Raebareli, holds snakes in hands.

  •   Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati calls BJP actions on Massod Azhar condemnable

    "Earlier BJP Government made Masood Azhar a guest and later freed him abroad, now at the time of elections they are trying to gather votes on his name, it is condemnable."

  • Samajwadi Party, President, Akhilesh Yadav: BJP has failed on national security front

    On BJP and national security

    "BJP has failed so far as the national security is concerned. Our soldiers are dying on the border and in the Naxal affected areas. BJP talks about soldiers. What type of national security is it when one soldier dies every day.

    On UP's role in elections:
    "I want to increase the number of SP’s MPs in the Lok Sabha. I want to be among those who want to make a new Prime Minister. I want UP to contribute in the next government formation."

    On Congress President Rahul Gandhi's claim that BJP controls the SP and the BSP:
    "No one controls us. We are political parties. It is the SP, BSP & RLD alliance in UP that is poised to give a setback to the ruling party.Our alliance will stop the bad policies of BJP."

    On political analysts’ claim that the coalition is the ‘Team B’ of the Congress:
    "BJP has learnt to misuse the ED, Central Bureau of Investigation & other agencies against leaders in opposition from the Congress.There is no difference between the BJP and the Congress. Congress wants to benefit the BJP. Who taught the central agencies to intimidate Opposition leaders?"

    On being asked if Mulayam Singh Yadav will be a PM candidate:
    "Our alliance wants to give India a new PM. Party will decide about the PM when final seat tally is out. It'll be good if Netaji gets the honour (to be PM) but I feel he is probably not in prime ministerial race."

  • Another EC relief to PM, now for Pulwama

    The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday gave aclean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on allegations of violation of the model code of conduct for his April 9 speech in Latur urging first-time voters to dedicate their vote to the martyrs of the Pulwama terror attack.
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  • Modi, Rahul spar at Hoshangabad

    Separated by 40 km, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at each other while addressing election rallies in the Hoshangabad parliamentary constituency on Wednesday evening.
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  • EC imposes 3-day ban on Pragya Thakur

    The Election Commission on Wednesday barred the BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours, for her remarks on former ATS chief Hemant Karkare and Babri mosque demolition.
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  • Shah attacks Rahul, Kejriwal in first Delhi rally

    With just 12 days left for Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, BJP on Wednesday shifted campaign gears with party chief Amit Shah addressing a rally here where he sought to corner Congress and AAP on nationalism and Pakistan.
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  • NRIs hit campaign trail for Congress in northern states

    The Congress party on Wednesday flagged off the 'NRI Campaign Bus' that would traverse through the national capital and adjoining states to galvanise support for party candidates in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
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  • Congress a 'vote katua' party: BJP

    After Priyanka Gandhi's comments that her party candidates wouldcut into the votes of the BJP in Uttar Pradeshon seats where they are not in a position to win, the BJP ridiculed the Congress, saying it had become “a vote katua party” foreseeing its defeat in the elections.

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  • Mamata dares BJP to conduct NRC survey in Bengal

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday dared the BJP to conduct NRC survey in West Bengal if they manage to return to power. Her comments come within hours after BJP president Amit Shah said that if returned to power, the BJP will ensure that NRC survey is conducted across the country to remove "infiltrators".
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  • Kejriwal's dogged wooing dulls anti-graft plank vs Cong

    The AAP-Congress alliance may have failed to take off in the national capital, but Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's all-out wooing of the grand old party has taken away the focus on the allegations of corruption which formed a key campaign issue during the previous Lok Sabha elections.
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  • NYAY scheme an answer to BJP's wrong policies: Rahul

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday termed the NYAY scheme as an answer to the wrong policies of the BJP government which have "annihilated" the country's economy.
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  • Rahul summoned for calling Amit Shah 'murder accused'

    A metropolitan court on Wednesday issued summons to Congress President Rahul Gandhi for allegedly making a defamatory remark against BJP during an election rally in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.
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  • Kasargod bogus voting row turns murkier

    The row over bogus voting, especially at Kasaragod constituency, is turning murkier with allegations and counter allegations, and visual proof. The North Kerala constituency witnessed an intense political battle with the Congress trying to wrest the Lok Sabha seat from the Left front after three decades.
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  • Clout ebbed: Does Dera hold sway over voters?

    Streets in Sirsa township were chock-a-block with hordes of devotees of the beleaguered Dera Sacha Sauda flocking the ashram to celebrate its foundation day a couple of days ago.
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  • Do not worry about future PM, AP CM tells Modi

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to worry about who the next prime minister will be. He was reacting to the phrases used by the latter such as 'Kaun Banega Pradhan Mantri' and 'tearing clothes' in various election rallies.
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  • 'BJP attempting to buy 7 AAP MLAs at Rs 10 crore each'

    The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday made a sensational claim that BJP has approached seven of its MLAs, offering them Rs 10 crore each to join the saffron party.
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  • Loan waivers will make farmers lethargic: Khattar

    The BJP's no-loan waiver policy for farmers will not have any political impact in Haryana in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, according to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who believes that such schemes only make hardworking people lethargic.

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  • Dinesh rubbishes GTD's remarks on JD(S) vote for BJP

    State Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao on Wednesday took exception to Higher Education MinisterG T Deve Gowda’s statementthat a section of JD(S) supporters have voted for the BJP in the election to Mysuru-Kodagu parliamentary constituency recently due to confusion in the Congress-JD(S) alliance.
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  • 10:24

    Today's Speak Out

    Do not worry about future PM, AP CM tells Modi

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  • 09:46

    EC issues notice to Rahul Gandhi

    The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly saying at a rally in Madhya Pradesh that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had enacted a new law which would allow firing bullets on tribal people.

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  • 09:45

    Election FAQ: When does each state go to poll

    DH brings to you a guide showing you the complete set of constituencies and when they go to polls.

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