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Rahul slams PM’s adopted son remark; says relations are not formed by words, but lived up to

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Fatehpur, February 17: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is addressing an election rally in Fatehpur today.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will join Rahul for multiple rallies in Hathgaon, Rae Bareli and Maharajganj today. The political campaign for third phase of UP elections would close today.

Highlights from public rally in Fatehpur

Prime Minister Modi promised us Achhe Din. It is like, we went to see Dilwale Dulhania (movie) and after 2.5 years came out watching Gabbar Singh.

Slamming Modi for his ‘adopted son of the state’ remark Rahul said “Modiji rishtay bolne se, jataane se nahi bante hain, nibhaane se bante hain (Modiji, relations are not formed just by saying, neither are they formed just by expressing but you have to live to them).

He criticised Modi for swaying away credit of everyone in the party including ace BJP leader LK Advani. He said Sushmaji and Jaitleyji have no work.

He further said your money being deposited in the bank is used to waive of loan of 50 rich people.

Read More: UP polls: Campaigning for third phase ends today

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Madhya Pradesh By-Polls: Set back to BJP, Congress bags 20 wards of 24 in Raghogarh

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Bhopal, Jan 20: The Congress party showcased an enthusiastic fight in the Madhya Pradesh civil polls by clinching nine president posts in 19 civic bodies on Saturday, tying the Bharatiya Janata Party, which too, won nine top posts. 

Meanwhile, giving a major setback to the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress bagged 20 out of 24 wards in Raghogarh Nagar by-elections. Whereas the BJP won only four wards.

However , the Congress has been in control of the Raghogarh-Vijaypur Municipal Council for the last two decades.

The results are seen as a morale boost for the Congress as the party is planning to go all out against the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections , which slated to held later this year.

Municipal Council elections took place on January 17 in Five districts – Dhar, Barwani, Khandwa, Guna, and Anuppur.

The counting of votes begun at 9 am and ended in the afternoon.

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EVMs to have candidates’ pictures

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Jaipur, Jan 19: The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will carry pictures of candidates along with their names — when by-elections are held in Rajasthan on January 29.

According to Chief Election Officer Ashvini Bhagat, this has been done to ensure there was no confusion if there were two candidates with the same name.

According to the new arrangement, the EVMs will have the name of the candidate, his or her picture and the election symbol.

Bhagat said although this experiment was done in the Dholpur Assembly by-election, it hasn’t been done anywhere in a Lok Sabah election.

Lok Sabha by-polls are scheduled in Ajmer and Alwar on January 29 while Assembly elections will be held the same day in Mandalgarh.

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Assembly elections: Tripura to vote on Feb 18, Meghalaya, Nagaland on Feb 27; results on March 3

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New Delhi, Jan 18: The Election Commission on Thursday announced  the schedule for Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland assembly elections. 

While addressing a press conference, Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti said Tripura will vote on February 18, 2017. While polling in Meghalaya and Nagaland will take place on February 27 (Tuesday).

Counting for all the three states will be conducted on March 3, 2018. The results will be declared on the same day.

A total strength of  the three assemblies is 60 members each.

Election to the three states to be held in two rounds.

The term of the Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura legislative assemblies will end on March 6, March 13 and March 14 respectively.

Announcing the poll schedule, Chief Election Commissioner informed  VVPATs and EVMs will be used in the three states for the very first time.

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