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TMC workers attack journalists and vandalise BJP candidate’s vehicle during fifth phase of elections in West Bengal

On the day of the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls when 51 Lok Sabha seats went to polls in seven constituencies several incidents of violence on journalists, leaders, and damage to vehicles were reported in West Bengal where Trinamool Congress (TMC) is the ruling party. At Tetulia village in Amdanga, West Bengal, which falls under Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency, Trinamool...

Tej Bahadur Yadav approaches Supreme Court challenging Returning Officer’s decision

Tej Bahadur Yadav, ex BSF jawan approached the supreme court challenging the decision of the returning officer after he rejected his nomination from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is contesting the elections. Tej Bahadur Yadav, Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate, was dismissed from border security force (BSF) in 2017 for allegedly making false complaints about the...

Dilip Ghosh’s assets increase by more than 50% after 2016 assembly polls

Dilip Ghosh, the West Bengal BJP President and party's candidate for Midnapore Lok Sabha constituency declared assets worth ₹45.3 6 lacs while filing an affidavit for his nomination for the Midnapore Lok Sabha constituency in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. He declared assets including the movable and immovable assets worth ₹45.36 lacs that are nearly 50% more from that...

Lok Sabha Polls : Supreme Court rejects plea by 21 opposition parties seeking an increase in 50% VVPAT verification

The supreme court on Tuesday, May 7 rejected the plea filed by 21 opposition parties that sought the direction to increase the VVPAT verification from 5 to at least 50 percent of EVMs during the counting of votes for free and fair conduct of general elections. The supreme court directed the Election Commission on April 8 to increase the random...

AAP MP Sanjay Singh blames PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi for attack on Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi together have planted the attack against the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He added that all opposition parties have condemned the attack except Rahul Gandhi which clearly portrays his involvement in the attack Claiming that the chief minister has been attacked 9...

Election Commission orders transfer of IPS officer from Sirsa on complaint by Congress ahead of polls

Election Commission of India (ECI) directed the transfer of IPS officer, Rajesh Duggal, from his current district and is ordered to be posted outside Hisar and Sirsa parliamentary constituency in an immediate effect after receiving a complaint from the Congress. Rajesh Duggal is the IPS commandment 3rd battalion Haryana armed Police in Hisar. His wife Sunita Duggal, retired IRS, is...

Smriti Irani lashes out at Rahul Gandhi for canceling his visit to Amethi on the day of polling

After Rahul Gandhi postponed his visit to Amethi on the day of polling, the Amethi candidate from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Smriti Irani lashed out at Congress President saying that he has insulted the people of Amethi and has no seriousness for people here. She rebuked Rahul Gandhi and said that he has become egoistic. Responding to union minister and...

Aam Aadmi Party rebel Devinder Kumar Sehrawat joins BJP ahead of Lok sabha polls

Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Devindra Kumar Sehrawat on Monday joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Union Minister Vijay Goel giving yet another blow to Aam Aadmi Party and its Arvind Kejriwal. Devinder Kumar Sehrawat is a retired colonel and had won the seat from the Bijawasan Assembly constituency of Delhi in...

Election Commission rejects plea seeking polling starting time to 5 am citing Ramzan and extreme hot conditions

Election Commission of India (ECI) that sought the rescheduling of the commencement of the last three phases of Lok Sabha polls. The plea asked to start the polling early at 5 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. due to the Ramzan and increasing heat waves. The fasting month of Islam Ramzan will begin from Tuesday, May 7. The letter submitted by Election...

Congress suspends former Union Minister and Congress General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed for anti-party activities

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed was suspended from Congress party for contesting as an independent candidate from Madhubani Lok Sabha seat in Bihar for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. All India Congress Committee (AICC) general Secretary Motilal Vora released an issue notice in which he claimed that Ahmed who won the Madhubani Lok Sabha seats for...