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April 20, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 40

Amit Shah calls for the 2nd term for Narendra Modi as PM “Securing the country and fighting terrorism” were two reasons why people should give Narendra Modi a second term as PM, said Amit Shah while speaking at a roadshow in Bhadravathi in Shimoga, reports NDTV. In the battle between sons of two strong political leaders, BJP president Amit Shah was in Karnataka’s Shimoga district campaigning for BY Raghavendra, son of former CM and President [...]Read More

April 19, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 39

Mayawati, Mulayam, and Akhilesh in a show of unity in Mainpuri Ban over, Mayawati was at her colourful best vocally endorsing her once arch rival Mulayam Singh Yadav (SP) at a joint rally in Mainpuri, U.P. The credit for this rare sight goes entirely to Mulayam’s son and former CM Akhilesh Yadav who worked hard in stitching together the SP-BSP alliance to take on the BJP in U.P. If there was any doubt on Mulayam [...]Read More

April 19, 2019
Voting Pattern in Phase 2 of 2019 Mirrors 2014

Yesterday, April 18, 2019, around fifteen crore voters in 95 constituencies of 11 States and 1 Union Territory were expected to cast their vote to choose their new parliamentary representatives. Hema Malini, Raj Babbar, Kanimozhi, Karti Chidambram, Tejaswi Surya and Deepa Dasmunsi are some prominent leaders in the poll fray from these respective constituencies. Tamil star Rajinikanth, and former union minister Sushil Kumar Shinde were some of the early birds to cast their vote. There [...]Read More

April 18, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 38

Big face-offs in the Phase-2 95 Lok Sabha and One union territory voted today in the second phase of elections in India. We bring you the major electoral battles witnessed today between: LS seat: Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu Kanimozhi (DMK) vs. Tamilisai Soundararajan (BJP) Two power women of Tamil Nadu went head-to-head in the Thoothukudi constituency; Kanimozhi – DMK leader and member Rajya Sabha faced BJP state president for Tamil Nadu Tamilisai Soundararajan. The biggest issue [...]Read More

April 18, 2019
Lok Sabha Elections in India 2019 - Polling Phase 2

6.40 PM Phase 2 of voting has officially come to an end. Election Commission of India has declared final voter turnout numbers.West Bengal ranks No. 1 with 75.27% polling. Jammu and Kashmir, predictably, made for the bottom with 43.37% polling. All put together, voter turnout has been pegged at 67% Total Voter Turnout Declared State Voter Turnout (%) Assam 73.32 Bihar 58.14 Chhattisgarh 68.70 Jammu & Kashmir 43.37 Karnataka 61.80 Maharashtra 55.37 Manipur 74.69 Odisha [...]Read More

April 17, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 37

President orders EC to countermand elections to Vellore Lok Sabha seat The Vellore Lok Sabha seat elections stand canceled. President Kovind directed countermanding the Vellore seat after receiving a report of Rs 11.48 crore in cash seizures from the house of DMK treasurer Duria Murugan’s house and a cement factory in Vellore. Mr Murugan’s son Kathir Anand is contesting the Vellore seat on a DMK ticket. The EC officials opined the cash seizures were meant [...]Read More

April 15, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 35

Yogi Adityanath and Mayawati censured by EC; outrage over Azam Khan’s remarks Every election has its lows in terms of political leaders making controversial, and sometimes, inappropriate remarks and the 2019 elections seem no different. The stakes in these elections are high, and the outcome could well define India’s political path for a long time. In desperation to win over voters, political leaders have tried everything to take pot shots at the opposition, and some [...]Read More

April 14, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 34

PM Modi confident of outperforming 2014 Speaking at a rally in Kathua, J&K, the Prime Minister exuded the confidence of the BJP wave being stronger now than in 2014, reports Hindustan Times. He spoke of how the confidence of the people in BJP had increased since 2014 and his party’s performance since then would ensure a bigger wave this time. PM Modi attacked the two political families – Abdullah and the Mufti, saying three generations [...]Read More

April 13, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 33

PM Modi traverses Tamil Nadu hoping for to turn sentiments Tamil Nadu votes on 18 April and so the Prime Minister today addressed rallies across Tamil Nadu to convince citizens his government’s performance at the centre. He further invoked former leaders like MG Ramachandran (MGR) and Jayalalithaa and how his BJP’s alliance with AIADMK will help improve the living conditions of people of Tamil Nadu. Times of India reports from the PM’s rally in Ramanathapuram [...]Read More

April 12, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 32

No alliance between Congress and AAP in Delhi Alliance talks between Congress and AAP have failed and both will now fight independently in Delhi – reports Hindustan Times. BJP will heave a sigh of relief as it’s now a three-cornered contest and any division of votes will mean a spill-over vote gain for BJP. Speaking to the media, Congress leader PC Chacko laid the blame on AAP for failing to strike an alliance. He said [...]Read More

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