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can bjp replace congress as apparent beneficiary of simultaneous elections?




do incumbents gain when simultaneous elections are held? this is a question bothering political parties, psephologists and political pundits ever since the mooting of the idea of simultaneous polls for both the lok sabha and the state assemblies. a quick analysis of 35 simultaneous assembly polls he...



'one nation, one election' is another 'jumla', says p chidambaram




a day after president ram nath kovind pitched for simultaneous lok sabha and state assembly elections, congress leader p chidambaram termed it as another "election jumla" (gimmick), saying it cannot be done under the current constitutional provisions. speaking at a panel discussion after the release...



dissolve ls, call general elections, state polls together: cong dares modi




amid talks of simultaneous polls, the congress on tuesday dared prime minister narendra modi to dissolve the lok sabha early and announce general elections along with polls in four states where the terms of the assemblies end this year.   congress general secretary ashok gehlot said postponing the...



congress urges election commission to revert back to paper ballots




the congress on saturday urged the election commission (ec) to revert to the old practice of paper ballots in future elections instead of electronic voting machines (evms).this is necessary as there are misgivings about the misuse of evms to manipulate the outcome contrary to the popular verdict, th...



modi lacerates sibal over ayodhya case deferment plea




prime minister narendra modi today castigated senior congress leader and lawyer kapil sibal for seeking deferment of hearing of the ram janmabhoomi- babri masjid title dispute till after the 2019 general elections and wondered if such an issue should be kept unresolved for political gains and losses...



letter to bs: simultaneous lok sabha and state polls will not save costs




this is with reference to “drop the idea of simultaneous polls” (may 2). dr yv reddy’s caution on simultaneous polls for parliament and state assemblies is timely. he has effectively demolished the view that simultaneous elections save costs. costs should never be the issue, even otherwise. he...



all politcal parties need to be on board for simultaneous polls: ec




favouring simultaneous lok sabha and assembly polls, the election commission today said all political parties need to be brought on board before such an exercise is carried out."the election commission has always been of the view that simultaneous elections will give enough time for the incumbent go...



endless poll talk | business standard column




sometimes one feels sympathy with the prime minister’s oft-stated ambition to reduce the frequency of elections in this country. as unconstitutional, unimplementable and illiberal an idea it may be, the notion of simultaneous elections would at least mean that we are not exposed twice a year to mo...



govt to look at election commission's view on simultaneous elections




the election commission has advised the centre that simultaneous elections will mean even if a government fails a no-confidence motion, the subsequent elections should elect the house for only the remainder of the five-year term. this would apply for state assemblies too. in its written views to the...



govt agencies tie up with bjp think tank




prime minister narendra modi's push for simultaneous elections to the lok sabha and the state assemblies got a boost with some government agencies joining hands with a bjp think tank to organise a two-day seminar on the topic.the seminar will be held on the premises of the rambhau mhalgi prabodhini ...



amid bjp's push for simultaneous polls, ec prepares for 'normal' elections




even as the bjp is making all efforts to hold the lok sabha and state assembly elections simultaneously, the election commission (ec) is reportedly preparing only for the lok sabha and some state polls due at the same time. according to times of india, ec has ordered equipment based on the requireme...



aap believes pm modi's 'simultaneous polls' idea will destroy democracy




the aam aadmi party firmly believes that simultaneous elections will "destroy" india's parliamentary democracy and federalism, its senior leader ashish khetan said on sunday. khetan, who met the chairman of the law commission and its members, said aap will submit a detailed paper to the commission o...



simultaneous elections 'anti-democratic': cpi(m)




the cpi(m) today termed the basic concept of simultaneous elections in india as "fundamentally anti-democratic" and "impractical".in party organ peoples' democracy, the party's former general secretary, prakash karat argued that to hold the lok sabha and state assembly elections together would requi...



simultaneous poll: four parties favor, 9 oppose it, including a bjp ally




political parties were divided on the issue of holding lok sabha and assembly polls simultaneously with four supporting the idea and nine opposing it, even as the ruling bjp and the main opposition congress stayed away from a consultation organised by the law commission on the subject. at the end of...



modi favours debate on holding simultaneous elections to ls, state assembly




prime minister narendra modi today called for "widespread" debate on holding simultaneous elections to the lok sabha and state assemblies saying that it will result in financial savings.modi was addressing the fourth meeting of the governing council of niti aayog that was attended by chief ministers...



modi renews pitch for simultaneous polls




amid talk of 'one nation, one poll', prime minister narendra modi on friday said he alone will not be able to call for simultaneous elections for lok sabha and state assemblies.in an interview to zee news, modi said although he favoured 'one nation, one poll', he wanted all political parties to unde...



bjp for simultaneous polls, says nation can't be in election mode always




the bjp on monday made a strong pitch for simultaneous polls to "curb expenditure", amid indications in some quarters that efforts can be made to hold the lok sabha election with that for 10-11 assemblies early next year by delaying elections in three bjp-ruled states and advancing the same for othe...



cambridge analytica india behind rahul's 'gabbar singh tax'? top 10 developments




cambridge analytica scandal, data mining, and facebook data breach -- as the bharatiya janata party (bjp)-congress political slugfest over who has links with the controversial data consultancy firm cambridge analytica (ca) escalates, these terms have come to replace the usual cudgels of 'scam', 'cor...



we will see a lot more of oommen chandy




oommen chandy was appointed congress general secretary last week and put in charge of reviving the party in andhra pradesh (ap). what do we know about the man? and what does the appointment tell us about rahul gandhi’s political strategies? today the congress has almost nothing in ap. in the 2014 ...



delhi durbar - india legal




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.shah’s shadowit seems that opinion poll results for the forthcoming elections to the madhya pradesh, rajasthan and chhattisgarh assemblies, scheduled for november, have given the bjp and its president, amit shah, the added aggression they ne...



rahul issues 'weather report' for gujarat, forecasts 'jumlon ki baarish'




rhetoric will rain down on gujarat, congress vice president rahul gandhi said in a "weather report" ahead of prime minister narendra modi's visit to his home state today.gandhi's dig comes in the wake of speculation that the prime minister may announce a host of sops for poll-bound gujarat."weather ...



blow for bjp as congress, trinamool sweep by-polls in rajasthan, wb




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.congress won alwar, ajmer lok sabha seats and mandalgarh assembly seat in rajasthan, trinamool bags uluberia and noapara in bengalon a day when the entire bjp brass was busy hailing finance minister’s arun jaitley’s union budget 2018 as ...



modi seeks oppn's cooperation for meaningful session




prime minister narendra modi today sought the opposition's cooperation for a constructive winter session of parliament which starts tomorrow even as the congress insisted on an apology from him for attacking his predecessor manmohan singh during the gujarat poll campaign.speaking at an all-party mee...



karnataka elections 2018: will it be in favor of bjp?




one of the largest states to poll this year is karnataka in our country. there are many interesting aspects about this election this year. after uttar pradesh elections, karnataka elections are certainly very important for both the national parties.karnataka being a very large state is currently rul...



poll results a setback for cong not bjp: javadekar




reacting to rahul gandhi's remark that prime minister narendra modi has lost credibility after the gujarat elections, union hrd minister prakash javadekar reminded him that it was the congress that had lost in the polls, which the former was passing off a "victory."javadekar said, "the bjp has forme...