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August 27, 2019
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We being the citizens of India are justifiably proud of our nation not only because of its rich diversity, culture and traditions, but also for the kind of diversified goods that we can successfully access and enjoy from different parts of the country. After all, who hasn’t heard of Pashmina Shawls from Kashmir, Kathputlis from Rajasthan, Oranges from Nagpur, Kutch Embroidery from Gujarat, Agarbathi from Mysuru and Laddu from Tirupathi Balaji temple? These products command [...]Read More

May 21, 2019
Latest Updates on Lok Sabha Elections 2019 of Day 71

Opposition parties collectively meet EC with demands on VVPAT counting Opposition leaders representing 22 political parties met with the Election Commissioner to voice demands concerning EVM tampering and electoral integrity. The opposition delegation opposed the EC suggestion of counting the five sample VVPATs at the end of the counting. They claimed the purpose of VVPAT sample verification was to confirm EVM integrity, and the same must be confirmed at the start of counting rather than [...]Read More

May 20, 2019
Phase 7 saw polling in 59 constituencies across 7 States and 1 Union Territory

In the last and final phase of polling in 2019 general elections, seven states and one Union Territory conducted voting. The overall voter turnout during Phase 7 was 63.98 percent. Overall, 2019 has witnessed 3 crore additional voters (over 2014) cast their vote. The gap between the number of female and male voters has also narrowed down from 1.4 percent in 2014 to 0.4 percent in 2019. In 2009, the gap was substantially higher at [...]Read More

May 19, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 69

Last phase of voting in Bengal marred by violence again It is unfortunate that the cycle of poll violence in Bengal continues unabated. Since morning reports have come in of several instances of poll violence including crude bombs hurled, baton charge by the police, voter intimidation, and proxy voting. BJP candidate from Jadavpur Anupam Hazra was attacked by goons, and his car windows smashed. He complained of women TMC supporters with covered faces casting proxy [...]Read More

May 16, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 66

Sonia Gandhi invites the opposition to Delhi signalling post-poll action In the strongest possible signal yet of the NDA not getting a majority, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is back on the political center stage after a long period of hibernation in the run-up to the 2019 elections. Sonia Gandhi has written to all opposition leaders inviting them to be present together in Delhi on the 23 May when election results are released. Her first invite [...]Read More

May 15, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 65

PM challenges Mamata Banerjee in her backyard Prime Minister Modi arrived in Kolkata to address rallies in Basirhat and Diamond Harbour. Earlier in the day, he addressed rallies in Paliganj in Bihar and Deoghar in Jharkhand. In the outskirts of Kolkata, his first rally was at Basirhat in support of BJP candidate from Sayantan Basu. In both rallies, the PM immediately launched into attacking Mamata Banerjee saying the people of Bengal were ready to vote [...]Read More

May 13, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 63

Bengal govt denies permission for Amit Shah rally The bitter battle for the ballot between the TMC and BJP in West Bengal took another downturn when the West Bengal government cancelled BJP president Amit Shah’s rally in Jadavpur constituency in Kolkata slated for Monday. Furthermore, the state government denied permission for Shah’s helicopter to land. Rajya Sabha MP and BJP Media head Anil Baluni said the party would hold protests in the state and approach [...]Read More

May 13, 2019
Phase 6 saw polling in 59 constituencies across 6 states and 1 Union Territory

Phase 6 of polling on May 12, 2019 recorded an overall voter turnout of 63.49 percent. In 2014, the voter turnout recorded was 63.70 percent. With this round, polling for 483 of the 543 parliamentary constituencies has been completed. Phase 6 saw voting for 59 constituencies across 6 states and 1 Union Territory – U.P, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Delhi, Haryana, West Bengal, and Bihar. Re-polling was conducted in 168 polling stations in West Tripura, registering [...]Read More

May 11, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 61

BJP faces a big challenge in defending 14 Purvanchal seats In 2014, barring Azamgarh, BJP won 13 of the 14 seats and in the 6th phase of voting, the party faces a massive challenge defending it’s 13. Eastern U.P has been a neglected and impoverished region of the country which failed to attract attention or investment by the state and central governments. The region suffers from massive unemployment forcing its youth and men to migrate [...]Read More

May 9, 2019
General Elections 2019 - Day 59

Tireless PM continues to drive BJP’s message in Bengal and eastern UP No one can challenge the fact the Indian PM is a workaholic and has endless stamina to carry on for hours without a break or rest. One has to follow his campaign trail to admire and respect how he manages to continue giving speeches hour after hour, day after day. Today, he addressed five rallies – two in Bengal and three in eastern [...]Read More

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