Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 Phase 7 Polling Live Updates: PM Modi appeals voters to exercise franchise
Uttar Pradesh is voting today in the seventh and last phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. As many as 40 Assembly seats are at stake in this phase of elections in eastern Uttar Pradesh, which also includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Parliamentary constituency Varanasi. A heated campaign for the final phase of the UP assembly elections end at 5 p.m. on Monday. This brought to an end one of the most bitterly-fought political battles ever seen in recent times in India. The districts where polls will take place today include Ghazipur, Varanasi, Chandauli, Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Sonebhadra and Jaunpur.
Manipur Assembly Elections 2017 Phase 2 Polling Live Updates: Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh casts his vote
Manipur is voting today in the second phase of Assembly elections in the state. The first phase of polling in the state took place on March 4. It recorded a huge voter turnout of 84 per cent in the valley districts of Imphal East, Imphal West and Bishnupur. The crucial candidates contesting in the second phase are human rights activist-turned-politician Irom Chanu Sharmila and Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh. On Tuesday, Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla appealed electorates to cast votes.
International Women’s Day: PM Narendra Modi salutes spirit, dedication of ‘Nari Shakti’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed “indomitable spirit, determination and dedication” of women-folk on the occasion of International Women’s Day. PM Modi also underlined that the Centre is working towards to promote ‘economic empowerment’, ‘self-reliance’ and ‘social equality’ of women across the country. “Saluting the indomitable spirit, determination & dedication of Nari Shakti on International Women’s Day. GoI’s various initiatives seek to facilitate economic empowerment, self-reliance & social equality as far as Nari Shakti is concerned. Looking forward to addressing a conclave of women Sarpanchs & honouring trailblazers who have worked towards a Swachh Bharat,” PM Modi tweeted this morning.