Key constituencies in final proviso of Lok Sabha polls
As campaigning for a seventh and final proviso of Lok Sabha elections in 59 parliamentary constituencies finished on Friday, over 10.17 crore electorate opposite 7 states and one Union Territory are prepared to confirm a predestine of 918 possibilities on Sunday.
The States that will go to a polls on Sunday are Punjab (13), Uttar Pradesh (13), West Bengal (9), Bihar (8), Madhya Pradesh (8), Himachal Pradesh (4), Jharkhand (3) and Chandigarh (1).
In 2014, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 30 of a 59 seats going to a polls on Sunday.
Amit Shah offers prayers during Somnath Temple
A day after campaigning finished for a final proviso of Lok Sabha polls, BJP boss Amit Shah on Saturday offering prayers during a Somnath Temple in Gujarat.
Earlier in a day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering prayers during a Kedarnath tabernacle nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand.
Polling for a seventh and final proviso of Lok Sabha elections will take place on Sunday. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Can Mimi Chakraborty do a Mamata of 1984 in Jadavpur?
The prestigious Jadavpur parliamentary subdivision in West Bengal has never sanctified a domestic celebration for a third uninterrupted term. Can a Trinamool Congress sire a trend?
As this doubt was acted to an aged TMC worker, his mind flashed behind to 1984 — when a immature lady personality degraded an learned counsel and Communist leader.
The book is rather identical in 2019, with serve of a new actor.
The TMC is banking on 30-year-old Bengali film-star Mimi Chakraborty for a third uninterrupted win in Jadavpur, where celebration arch Mamata Banerjee, afterwards a feisty immature Congress leader, had trounced CPI(M) maestro and remarkable counsel Somnath Chatterjee in 1984.
And this time, TMC’s Chakraborty faces a unbending plea from another lawyer — former Kolkata mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya of a CPI(M).
The BJP, in a bid to win a chair roving on a flourishing popularity, has fielded Anupam Hazra, a TMC parliamentarian in a effusive Lok Sabha who switched sides before a election.
Naidu meets Rahul; discusses firming adult anti-BJP front
New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) TDP arch Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday met Congress boss Rahul Gandhi and discussed firming adult an anti-BJP front to keep a saffron celebration out of energy after check formula are declared.
Before assembly a Congress chief, Mr. Naidu, who is spearheading an bid to cobble adult an anti-BJP front, met CPI leaders Sudhakar Reddy and D Raja.
He is scheduled to accommodate NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and LJD personality Sharad Yadav in New Delhi after in a day.
The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister is also scheduled to accommodate BSP arch Mayawati and SP boss Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow in a evening.
In an hour-long assembly with Gandhi, sources said, Mr. Naidu discussed a imminent need to move together all parties that are opposite a BJP after a Lok Sabha choosing formula are announced on May 23.
Sources pronounced Mr. Naidu also told Mr. Gandhi to have a plan prepared in box a BJP falls brief of numbers and still stakes explain to form a government.
Mr. Naidu is also in hold with Trinamool Congress arch Mamata Banerjee over a phone on this issue, a sources added.
On Friday, Mr. Naidu had pronounced that not usually a Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) though any outfit that is opposite a saffron celebration are acquire to join a grand fondness after a choosing formula are declared.
He had also met AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as good as CPI(M) personality Sitaram Yechury on a matter.
The seven-phase polling will finish on Sunday and a counting of votes will be finished on May 23.
Lavasa recuses from meetings on MCC matters
Amid reports that Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has recused from meetings on Model Code of Conduct (MCC) matters, tentative a direct for inclusion of dissenting opinion in a orders, a check row on Saturday pronounced no such meetings had been hold lately.
Mr. Lavasa is pronounced to have created to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora thrice, saying that a minority opinion be done partial of a orders on MCC issues.
The Election Commissioner gave dissenting opinion in during slightest 4 cases, in that a check row did not find any defilement in a speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP arch Amit Shah, by a infancy of 2:1.
EC issues notice to Sunny Deol for ‘violating’ check code
The Election Commission has released a notice to BJP claimant Sunny Deol for allegedly violating of a indication formula of conduct.
Poll officials took critical note of a open assembly hold by Mr. Deol in Pathankot on Friday night, after a wordless duration come in force.
They also found that a shrill orator was used in a open assembly in that around 200 people were present.
In a notice, it was forked out that by holding a open assembly during a wordless period, Mr. Deol has disregarded a indication formula of conduct.
Election debate is totally criminialized 48 hours before a polling process. Polling in all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab will be hold Sunday.
Mr. Deol is pitted opposite Congress’s Sunil Jakhar from a Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency.
Modi offers prayers during Kedarnath
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday offering prayers during a Himalayan tabernacle of Kedarnath, a day after campaigning for a ubiquitous choosing came to a close.
He reached Jolly Grant airfield on Saturday morning. Stringent certainty arrangements have been done for a Prime Minister’s visit, DGP (law and order) Ashok Kumar said.
This is Mr. Modi’s second revisit to a church in a final dual years.
Mr. Modi will offer prayers during Badrinath on Sunday.
The portals of a both a shrines were reopened for devotees after winter mangle early this month.
The campaigning for a seventh and a final proviso of a ubiquitous choosing finished Friday evening. The Election Commission gave a curtsy to a revisit while “reminding” a primary minister’s bureau that a indication formula of control is still in force
Will be with Congress, says Deve Gowda
Former Prime Minister and inhabitant boss Janata Dal (Secular) HD Deve Gowda on Saturday definitely done it transparent that his celebration will sojourn with a Congress.
Speaking to media Mr. Gowda pronounced a nation has to constantly wait compartment May 23 for a transparent design to emerge and serve developments to take place.
“As a member of Lok Sabha we don’t know as to what we can do in this formidable conditions though any approach will give my square of recommendation to those who we don’t know shall occupy a top position in a country.”
Mr. Gowda pronounced he frequently visited Tirupathi on his each birthday and that has been doing it for a past 35 years.
His son and Chief Minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy Gowda who also accompanied him in a darshan of Lord Venkateswara sounded assured that a JD(S)-Congress mix will bag 18 to 19 Parliamentary seats.
“We have already given a joining to Congress boss Rahul Gandhi and there shall be no change in a stance.”
Former Congress MP from Tirupati Dr. Chinta Mohan who called on comparison Mr. Gowda sounded assured of winning around 135 seats and pronounced his celebration would play a essential purpose in combining a physical supervision during a centre.
Punjab’s electorate contend genuine issues are blank from discourse
As a choosing draws closer, a domestic sermon in Punjab continues to be dominated by ‘religious issues’. But many voters, generally girl and farmers, feel it is an try by domestic parties to obstruct courtesy from a genuine issues of unemployment, drug abuse and trade, and agrarian distress.
As a debate gained gait opposite Punjab, a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and a fondness partner, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could be seen regularly lifting a 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue.
The statute Congress, on a other hand, is assertive a Akalis on a “Bargari sacrilege” of 2015, and a Kotkapura-Behbal Kalan military banishment occurrence that followed it. In Patiala, home city of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, a Punjabi University tyro Navdeep Singh strongly feels that if a nation needs to progress, it can't means to get stranded in a past, be it on sacrament or any other issue.
I am peaceful to be anything my celebration wants me to be: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Congress ubiquitous secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra says that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of a slightest wilful leaders that India had seen in new years. She gave created responses to questions submitted by The Hindu,which was followed by a brief interaction.
The feet soldiers of Hindutva in West Bengal
On an oppressively prohibited day in Baruipur, 50 km south of Kolkata, in South 24 Parganas district, Swarup Dutta sits in a emporium congested with stabilisers and inverters. He solemnly sips his morning tea while chatting with 3 prime men. Outside, banners of a Trinamool Congress display a grave physiognomy of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are erected. But that doesn’t simulate a domestic leanings of a 4 group inside. Dutta is one of a founders of a Hindu Jagran Manch, an organization dependent to a Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP), in Baruipur. The Hindu Jagran Manch, according to a website, aims to “enable amicable peace and Hindu unity, generate in open seductiveness Hindu myths, and rehabilitate a victims of adore jihad,” among other things.
Who gets West Bengal’s Muslim vote?
As West Bengal goes to a polls for 9 LS seats on Sunday, one doubt stays mostly unanswered. Will a Muslims, forming 27% of a State’s population, follow a progressing trend to opinion for opposite parties or will they select to opinion for one party, in an choosing that is deeply polarised on community lines.
In both a 2014 Lok Sabha check and a 2016 Assembly election, their opinion mostly went to a Congress and a Communists in executive and north Bengal, where Muslims are in a infancy in 3 districts; in a low South — that will opinion on Sunday — a Trinamool Congress bagged roughly all a seats in a blocks and a county physique areas where Muslims reside in vast numbers.
Our priority is to form a non-BJP government: K.C. Venugopal
Congress ubiquitous secretary K.C. Venugopal, a pivotal strategist, shares a party’s comment of a rising domestic conditions after 6 phases of polling. The BJP total will come down by 80-100 seats and Congress will benefit during a expense, says celebration ubiquitous secretary.
BJP will quarrel though not get seats, says TMC’s Subrata Mukherjee
A brave in West Bengal politics and a senior-most West Bengal Cabinet Minister, Subrata Mukherjee has been given Trinamool sheet for Bankura to seaside adult a celebration in a face of an assertive Bharatiya Janata Party. Exuding confidence, Mr. Mukherjee says notwithstanding all sound and fury, a BJP will not be means to modify votes to seats.