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By-Polls 2018: Samajwadi Party, RLD complains of EVM malfunctioning



Punjab By Poll

New Delhi, May 28: Voting is presently underway in four Lok Sabha seats and 10 Assembly constituencies across the country. 

Polling began at 7 a.m. and will continue till the evening.

The parliamentary by-elections are being held in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana, Bhandara-Gondiya and Palghar in Maharashtra and Nagaland. While, the Assembly by-elections are taking place in Palus Kadegaon constituency (Maharashtra), Noorpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jokihat (Bihar), Gomia and Silli (Jharkhand), Chengannur (Kerala), Ampati (Meghalaya), Shahkot (Punjab), Tharali (Uttarakhand) and Maheshtala (West Bengal).

According to News 18 report, around 34 villages that house 50,000 voters in the Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra are boycotting the by-elections, alleging their demands against the Gosikhurd irrigation project haven’t been fulfilled.

While in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana, joint SP-RLD candidate Tabassum Hasan has registered a complaint on EVM glitches and alleged malpractices by the Bharatiya Janata Party to the Election Commission


BJP delegation meets EC officials over reports of malfunctioning in EVMs

40.37% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm in Maharashtra’s Palghar by-poll.

Amid complaints of EVM malfunctioning, the Noorpur byelection had seen 57% voter turnout, While over 43% Polling recorded till 4 pm in Kairana, News 18 reported.

69% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm in Punjab’s Shahkot assembly By-Election and 70.01% voter turnout recorded in West Bengal’s Maheshtala assembly By-Poll.

VVPAT machines replaced, smooth polling resumes: Shamli DM Vikram Singh
SP Leader RG Yadav demands re-polling

Karnataka: 34% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm in RR Nagar assembly election, While 44% voter turnout in Punjab’s Shahkot assembly by-election.

EVMs malfunctioning in Bhandara-Gondiya poll, Says NCP Leader Praful Patel 

SP-RLD candidate Tabassum Hasan complains to EC 

BJP Wants to Avenge Defeat in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, says SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary

Machines are being tampered everywhere, says Tabassum Hasan, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD)

10.20% voting recorded till 9 am in Kairana Lok Sabha by-election, While 6% voting in Noorpur assembly by-election.

Voting underway for Nagaland Lok Sabha by-poll, visuals from a polling station in Dimapur

Maharashtra: 11 faulty EVMs reported across polling booths in Gondiya and Bhandara Lok Sabha constituencies around 10 am.

Meghalaya: Voting underway for Ampati assembly constituency

Voting underway at a polling booth in Punjab’s Shahkot

Bihar: Voting underway at a polling booth for Jokihat assembly by-poll

Voting underway at a polling station for Bhandara

Kairana By Poll: Voting stalled at Public Inter College, Kairana due to faulty VVPAT, news agency ANI reported.

Voting underway at a polling booth in Maheshtala

People outside a polling booth in Palghar

Jharkhand: People queue outside a polling booth in Silli

Kerala: Saji Cherian, Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate for Chengannur assembly by-poll cast vote

Karnataka: Voting underway for Bengaluru’s Rajarajeshwarinagar legislative Assembly seat 

Uttar Pradesh: Voting for Kairana Lok Sabha by-poll underway; Visuals from Shamli

Kerala: People form a queue in Kozhuvalloor village as voting for Chengannur assembly by-poll begins


Bihar Assembly Polls : Separate queue for Covid patients at polling booths

An ECI officer said that different political parties have urged that the expenditure limit be raised to Rs 2 lakh owing to the Coronavirus pandemic.





Patna, Sep 18 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) has has asked authorities to prepare a separate voters list for Corona-positive patients.

The decision was taken on Friday amid campaigning for the Bihar elections, expected to be held in October or November this year.

The idea is to prevent the transmission and spread of the virus, while allowing patients to exercise their right to vote.

As per the Commission’s strategy, there would be separate queues for Covid patients at polling stations.

The ECI has also made it mandatory for polling officers, presiding officers and polling agents of different political parties to be equipped with proper safety gear.

In another development, the ECI is expected to raise the limit for expenses which can be incurred by individual candidates on the election campaign.

An ECI officer said that different political parties have urged that the expenditure limit be raised to Rs 2 lakh owing to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The earlier limit was set at Rs 26 lakh.

The officer said that ECI may consult the law ministry on the issue.

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NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh re-elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman




Harivansh Narayan Singh

New Delhi, Sept 14 : Rajya Sabha on Monday re-elected Janata Dal (United) parliamentarian Harivansh Narayan Singh as deputy chairman of the Upper House by voice vote.

Harivansh’s name was proposed by BJP president and party MP Jagat Prakash Nadda. Leader of the House Thavarchand Gehlot seconded it.

The opposition had fielded Manoj Jha, an RJD member.

Soon after the election, MPs from various political parties congratulated Harivansh.

In 2018, Harivansh had defeated Congress’ BK Hariprasad in the election to the post.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated him for being re-elected.

The election was necessitated as Harivansh completed his term as a member of Rajya Sabha this year.

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Bihar Assembly Polls: Politicians vying to pass the baton to GenNext

In the ruling JD(U), too, there are many leaders trying to get their next generation into the electoral fray.




Tejashwi Yadav

Patna, Sep 12 : A political storm is brewing ahead of the assembly elections in Bihar. Crowds of ticket-seekers to contest the upcoming elections are gathering outside party offices as well as residences of many senior leaders.

Several political leaders are also switching loyalties to other parties to secure their political future.

However, many politicians are ready to pass on their political legacy to the next generation. It is not that such leaders are present in a lone party. Instead there are many leaders in all prominent parties in Bihar who are in the process of handing over their ‘political reins’ to their sons.

There are many leaders who are trying to carve the political career of their relatives by giving them election tickets. Even though such leaders are in all parties, the Congress leads the list of such leaders.

A Congress leader preferring anonymity said there are many senior leaders who are doing rounds of the party circles in Delhi to ‘set’ the political career of their sons. However, the party workers do not like it.

Sources say the party’s Bihar unit President Madan Mohan Jha is trying to get his son Madhav Jha an election ticket from Benipur. Senior party leader from Kahalgaon Sadanand Singh is planning to pass his political baton to his son Shubhanand Mukesh.

Congress leader Dr. Ashok Kumar is trying to field his son Atirek from Dalsinghsarai on the party’s election symbol while Garibdas wants to get a ticket from Bachwada seat to inherit the legacy of his late father and former Congress MLA Ramdev Rai.

Speaking to IANS, senior Congress leader and former MLA Narendra Kumar said, “If a leader wants to retire from politics and bring his next generation into it, there is no harm in it. After all the party will be robust only with the youth coming forward.”

However, he said that it should not so happen that a politician himself is an election ticket contender and also seeks ticket for his/her son or daughter from other areas as well.

It is not that such a situation is prevalent just in the Congress. In the BJP, too, many leaders are involved in the race to seek election ticket for their progeny. Union Minister Ashwini Choubey is believed to be trying for a ticket from Bhagalpur for his son Arijit Sashwat een as BJP MP Chhedi Paswan wants to field his son Ravi Paswan in this election.

Both Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav, sons of RJD President Lalu Prasad, are expected to contest the upcoming elections. However, RJD sources say that party’s State President Jagdanand Singh is trying to get his son Sudhakar Singh a ticket from the Ramgarh assembly constituency.

In the ruling JD(U), too, there are many leaders trying to get their next generation into the electoral fray.

However, more or less all parties are full of politicians who are desirous of pushing their future generation in the political arena in this election, but it remains to be seen how many will succeed and who the voters will elect to power.

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