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22 February, 2017 1:49 PM No post poll alliance with BSP or any other party in UP: Amit Shah

BJP president expresses the confidence that his party will form the next government in U.P., Uttarakhand and Goa with “full majority”. BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday ruled out any post poll alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) or any other party in the event of a hung Assembly in Uttar Pradesh and exuded confidence that the party will get a “full majority 13

22 February, 2017 12:31 PM No post-poll alliance with BSP or any party in UP: Amit Shah

As UP gears up for the fourth phase of the seven-phase Assembly elections on Thursday, Amit Shah said that the BJP not naming a CM candidate was part of the party's poll "strategy". Shah, who has campaigned extensively in UP, feels that the results are crucial for the country's development. VARANASI: BJP President Amit Shah today ruled out any post-poll 14

20 February, 2017 8:52 AM Lalu Prasad Yadav to campaign for Congress-Samajwadi alliance

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD​) Lalu Prasad Yadav left for Lucknow on Monday to campaign for Congress and Samajwadi Party candidates in the ongoing Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh. An aide said Lalu Prasad will campaign on Tuesday and Wednesday for the Congress and later for the Samajwadi Party. He is expected to focus on the assembly constituencies 11

20 February, 2017 7:22 AM Congress moves EC, seeks 'withdrawal, derecognition' of BJP symbol

Branding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Diwali, Ramzan bhed-bhav' remark as deplorable, Secretary of the Legal and Human Rights Department of the Congress party KC Mittal on Monday appealed to the Election Commission to exercise its constitutional powers and take stern action to ensure that free and fair elections are held. Mittal said that the Bharatiya 26

20 February, 2017 3:31 AM Does PM Modi want to be a municipal commissioner: Congress on 'diwali electricity' remark

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi courting controversy over his 'Diwali electricity' remark, the Congress on Monday took a jibe at him asking if he wanted to become a municipal commissioner, since he was showing a keen interest on local issues as distribution of electricity. Responding to Prime Minister Modi's 'Diwali, Ramzan bhed-bhav remark' Congress 25

15 February, 2017 9:12 PM Uttarakhand witnesses 68% turnout, polling peaceful

Chief Electoral Officer says the figure will cross 70% Uttarakhand recorded a turnout of 68% till 5 p.m. in the Assembly elections on Wednesday. Voting was held across the difficult hill terrain and the agrarian plain regions. The polling was peaceful. “The final turnout could cross 70%, but the numbers will be released only tomorrow [on Thursday] 26

15 February, 2017 7:23 PM Assembly Elections 2017: Peaceful polling in UP and Uttarakhand; cash worth Rs 19.9 cr seized

The second phase of polling in the key cow belt state of Uttar Pradesh saw 65% polling on Wednesday, while at 68%, Uttarakhand posted a record as voting in the assembly elections to two states remained peaceful. The Election Commission said in Delhi the "very sensitive" second phase of polling in 67 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh passed off peacefully 40

15 February, 2017 6:42 PM High turnout in Uttar Pradesh phase II and Uttarakhand

LUCKNOW | DEHRADUN: The second phase of elections to the UP assembly saw a turnout of more than 65%, while the percentage in Uttarakhand was 68. The figures are likely to be revised upwards as final numbers from remote areas may not have been recorded. “Polling was held peacefully amid tight security,” UP chief electoral officer T Venkatesh said in Lucknow 18

15 February, 2017 5:31 PM Sasikala's journey from Poes Garden to jail, elections in UP and Uttarakhand; more

While Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is particularly under focus ahead of the Assembly polls, the Samajwadi Party's face speaks to India Today consulting editor Rajdeep Sardesai in an exclusive interview on the UP Assembly election, coalition with Congress and Rahul Gandhi and feud with Mulayam Singh Yadav. On the question of the tying up with Congress 26

15 February, 2017 4:31 PM Record 68% polling witnessed in U’khand

Dehradun: A record 68% voters exercised their franchise in the Uttarakhand assembly elections on Wednesday. Election Commission officials believe that the polling percentage could touch 70% when over a lakh voters who were in queues at 5 pm are also counted. The polling percentage in the 2002 assembly elections here was 54.34%, which rose to 59.42% in the 2007 polls 22