Assembly elections

A total of five states go to polls in what is being seen as a litmus test for the BJP as well as the Opposition ahead of the crucial general elections in 2019. The five states – Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram will go for polls in November. The result of the assembly seats across five states will be declared on December 11, 2018. In Madhya Pradesh, the election will take place in a single phase on November 28, 2018 while in Chattisgarh, polling will be held in two phases on November 12 and November 20. In Rajasthan and Telangana, the election will take place in a single phase on December 7, 2018. In Mizoram, the election will take place in a single phase on November 28, 2018. Necessary security arrangements have been put in place to avoid any untoward incidents.

Relief for Modi-Shah: UP bypolls show BJP’s popularity not hit by double anti-incumbency

UP assembly by-election results show that the saffron party's popularity has not been dented in India's most populous state.

Relief for Modi-Shah: UP bypolls show BJP’s popularity not hit by double anti-incumbency

Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019: 9 crore voters, an assembly seat with 1 sq km area, some interesting facts

Assembly elections 2019: Dharavi is the smallest assembly seat in terms of the area while Aheri is the biggest assembly constituency in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019: 9 crore voters, an assembly seat with 1 sq km area, some interesting facts

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Mamata Banerjee to spell out party strategy at mega opposition rally on January 19

In an exclusive interaction with Financial Express Online, TMC leader and Lok Sabha MP Saugata Roy discusses the prospects of a Grand Alliance and why BJP is in no shape to take on the TMC in the state.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Mamata Banerjee to spell out party strategy at mega opposition rally on January 19

Rahul Gandhi holds hectic parleys with top Congress leaders to select next Chhattisgarh CM

After selecting chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi held hectic parleys with top party leaders Saturday to decide on the top post for Chhattisgarh.

Rahul Gandhi holds hectic parleys with top Congress leaders to select next Chhattisgarh CM

SC/ST seats: BJP retains only 21 against 50 in 2013 Rajasthan polls

Bharatiya Janata Party won just 12 seats reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates this time, as against 32 in 2013 polls.

SC/ST seats: BJP retains only 21 against 50 in 2013 Rajasthan polls

CPI sees BJP plot in KCR’s pitch for non-Congress, non-BJP front

The CPI Thursday said it saw a BJP plot in Telangana Chief Minister and TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao's (KCR) efforts to promote a non-Congress, non-BJP front.

CPI sees BJP plot in KCR’s pitch for non-Congress, non-BJP front

Madhya Pradesh election 2018: Women MLAs’ number falls in MP Assembly

The number of women members in the newly-elected Madhya Pradesh Assembly has deceased as compared to the previous House. In the just concluded state polls, 17 women candidates won as against 31 lawmakers in the last Assembly.

Madhya Pradesh election 2018: Women MLAs’ number falls in MP Assembly

Mizoram election result: Lowest winning margin 3 votes, highest 2,720

The lowest winning margin in the just-concluded Mizoram Assembly election was only three votes while the highest was 2,720.

Mizoram election result: Lowest winning margin 3 votes, highest 2,720

MP election results: How NOTA played spoilsport for BJP in Madhya Pradesh

The data shows that in at least 11 constituencies in Rajasthan, people preferred NOTA above the BJP and Congress. The constituencies that could have changed the BJP's fortune are Biaora, Damoh, Gunnor, Gwalior (S), Jabalpur (

MP election results: How NOTA played spoilsport for BJP in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh CM race: As Kamal Nath surges ahead, Akali Dal says Congress protecting perpetrators of anti-Sikh riots

As Kamal Nath emerged front-runner for the post of Madhya Pradesh chief minister, a Shiromani Akali Dal leader on Thursday accused the Congress leadership of "protecting the perpetrators" of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Madhya Pradesh CM race: As Kamal Nath surges ahead, Akali Dal says Congress protecting perpetrators of anti-Sikh riots

Rajasthan CM announcement LIVE Updates: Rahul Gandhi picks Ashok Gehlot as Chief Minister, Sachin Pilot appointed Deputy CM

The Congress on Friday appointed Ashok Gehlot Rajasthan next chief minister and Sachin Pilot his deputy. A Congress delegation will meet Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh in Jaipur at 7 pm today.

Rajasthan CM announcement LIVE Updates: Rahul Gandhi picks Ashok Gehlot as Chief Minister, Sachin Pilot appointed Deputy CM

MP CM announcement highlights: It’s official now – Kamal Nath to be next CM; Rahul Gandhi chooses him over Jyotiraditya Scindia

Former Union minister and Congress' Madhya Pradesh unit president Kamal Nath is set to take over the 18th Chief Minister of the central state.

MP CM announcement highlights: It’s official now – Kamal Nath to be next CM; Rahul Gandhi chooses him over Jyotiraditya Scindia

Madhya Pradesh Poll Result: In 10 seats, Congress was defeated with some help from BSP

A KEY factor behind the tight finish in Madhya Pradesh for the Congress is the ten sitting seats it lost to the BJP, thanks to a strong show by the BSP.

Madhya Pradesh Poll Result: In 10 seats, Congress was defeated with some help from BSP

State poll results a warning ahead of 2019 elections, says Anna Hazare

Failure to fulfil promises made to people led to the defeat of the BJP in three Hindi-speaking states, social activist Anna Hazare said Wednesday.

State poll results a warning ahead of 2019 elections, says Anna Hazare

Congress’s vote share increases by 5.59 percentage points in Rajasthan

The Congress's vote share has increased by 5.59 percentage points in Rajasthan where it won 39.03 per cent votes and 99 out of 199 seats.

Congress’s vote share increases by 5.59 percentage points in Rajasthan
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