Vice-Presidential polls: 85% MPs vote till 2 PM; Modi, Manmohan cast ballot

Over 85 per cent votes were polled in the Vice Presidential election till 2 PM, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh casting their ballots early in the day, officials said. Of the 780 MPs in both Houses — another eight Rajya Sabha seats are vacant — around 670 … Read more

SC calls irrational freebies’ by parties during polls ‘serious’ issue

Terming as “serious” the promise of “irrational freebies” made by political parties during elections, the Supreme Court on Tuesday wondered why the Centre was hesitant about taking a stand on the issue. The court also asked the Centre whether the view of the Finance Commission can been sought to … Read more

Murmu elected Prez: A look at vote percentages in all presidential polls

Droupadi Murmu, the National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate, became the youngest and the first tribal woman to be elected as the President of India. She would be the 15th President of the Republic of India. Murmu defeated the opposition’s candidate Yashwant Sinha, winning 64.03 per cent of the total votes polled. … Read more

Jagdeep Dhankhar vs Margaret Alva: Lawyer vs lawyer in vice-president polls

The NDA and the opposition have declared their candidates for the August 6 vice-president elections. The question of who will succeed the current vice president Venkaiah Naidu, after his term gets over on August 10, has been making rounds in the echelons of the politically powerful. But it is now definite … Read more

congress: Fearing cross-voting, Congress takes extra precaution for Presidential polls

After cross-voting cost in the Rajya Sabha polls in Haryana and legislative council elections in Maharashtra, the Congress is taking extra precaution to rally its MLAs for the Presidential polls to be held on Monday. The party is taking extra care after former Union Minister Ajay Maken lost the Rajya Sabha polls in Haryana as … Read more

BJP gears up for 2023 Telangana polls with ‘Palle Gosa-BJP Bharosa’ program

Aiming to overthrow the KCR government in Telangana, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has prepared a road map for the upcoming state Assembly elections that are scheduled to take place in 2023. In order to strengthen the party in the state, BJP is holding many programs. From July 21, the … Read more

Japan heads to polls in shadow of Shinzo Abe’s assassination

Voters in Japan headed to polls on Sunday as the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe cast a shadow over the country’s political future with the loss of its most polarising and influential leader in decades. The elections for Japan’s upper house came two days after the country’s longest-serving prime minister was killed by … Read more

Murmu will win Presidential polls comfortably: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday exuded confidence that NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu will comfortably win the election. Murmu visited Patna during the day and met NDA leaders, including legislators and parliamentarians from the state, seeking their support for the presidential election scheduled on July 18. … Read more

Presidential polls: Murmu to visit Bihar to meet Nitish Kumar, BJP leaders

National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu will visit Bihar’s Patna on July 5 for campaigning for the presidential election which is scheduled to be held on July 18. During her visit to the state capital, Murmu will meet all senior BJP leaders including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish … Read more