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21 May, 2019 | 11.50PM IST

Elections News: 17 regional parties defaulted in submission of donations report to EC: ADR

Out of 48 regional parties analysed, only 15 had submitted their donations report to the EC in the stipulated time period.

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11:16 PM

PM Modi expresses concern over 'needless controversy' over EVMs at NDA meeting

10:29 PM

Naidu meets JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda in Bengaluru

10:16 PM

Today, 36 NDA allies were present at the NDA leaders dinner today: Rajnath Singh

09:52 PM

EC meeting Wednesday on opposition's concern on EVMs: Congress

09:27 PM

Delhi: NDA leaders gather for dinner meet

09:24 PM

Odish Unit of BJP has filed a complaint with CEO alleging that more postal ballots were issued against the total number of government employees

08:41 PM

LS polls 2019: BJP gears for May 23, starts prepping up for big day

08:29 PM

Kejriwal dials Akhilesh to discuss post-results strategy

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal talked to Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav over the phone on Tuesday to discuss the strategy to be followed after the announcement of the general election results on May 23.
08:25 PM

Visuals from Ashoka Hotel where NDA leaders dinner is underway

08:23 PM

PM Modi arrives at Ashoka Hotel for NDA leaders dinner

08:20 PM

Oppn parties raise concerns over reports of alleged EVM tampering; Pranab Mukherjee also steps in

As protests erupted in Uttar Pradesh after videos of alleged movement and tampering of Electronic Voting Machines(EVMs) went viral on social media, a concerned former President Pranab Mukherjee also stepped in to say that the onus is on the EC to put all speculation around these machines to rest.
08:18 PM

MP LS poll: 9.5 per cent rise in voter turnout when compared to 2014

The voter turnout in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in 29 seats in Madhya Pradesh was about 9.5 per cent more than that in 2014, state Chief Electoral Officer V L Kantha Rao said Tuesday. He said increase in voting among men was 12 per cent while that among women voters was 7.5 per cent.
08:16 PM

EVMs are well guarded & kept safely, says Karnataka CEO

Electronic Voting Machines (EVM)s in Karnataka are well guarded and kept safely, state Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar said Tuesday, seeking to allay concerns over their safety.
07:57 PM

Allegations on EVM manipulation false, Oppn should learn to accept defeat gracefully: Ravi Shankar Prasad

BJP on Tuesday dubbed as "baseless" and "frivolous", the highly "strategized" blame game by the Opposition alleging manipulation of Electronic Voting Machines and asked them to graciously accepting defeat if Prime Minister Narendra Modi is once again voted into power.
07:51 PM

Watch: ET's post-exit polls analysis

07:40 PM

Uddhav Thackeray and Nitish Kumar arrive at NDA meeting

06:59 PM

Kamal Nath claims poaching attempt on Congress MLAs

06:38 PM

Naidu to meet HD Gowda, HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru

06:26 PM

Watch: PM Modi’s 'thanksgiving' meet with Union ministers, allies

06:02 PM

Modi, Shah meet Union ministers to thank them for 'service to nation'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Union ministers from the BJP as well as allies at a meeting hosted by party president Amit Shah at its headquarters.
05:53 PM

Roshan Baig, Congress MLA on show-cause notice sent to him by the KPCC

05:43 PM

Visuals from Union Council of Minsters meeting at BJP office in Delhi

05:38 PM

Union Council of Minsters meeting underway at BJP office in Delhi

05:28 PM

EVMs 'absolutely safe' in strongrooms: Election Commission

The visuals on TV and social media "do not pertain to any EVMs used during the polls", EC said.
EVMs 'absolutely safe' in strongrooms: Election Commission
05:25 PM

PM Modi meets ministers at BJP headquarters

05:23 PM

PM arrives at BJP headquarters

05:17 PM

NDA vote share increases in U.P

05:16 PM

NDA set to increase its vote share: Exit Polls

05:12 PM

Dissent in model code violation cases would not be made public: EC

Rejecting the demand of Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, the 'full commission' Tuesday ruled that dissents and minority views in EC orders in cases of model code violations would not be made public.
05:06 PM

EC says it won't make dissent in model code violation cases public, it will be recorded in files as is the case now. (PTI)

05:05 PM

If exit polls go wrong, MK Stalin could be a reason

M.K. Stalin has publicly endorsed Rahul Gandhi for prime minster. Exit polls suggest Stalin’s alliance with Congress may win as many as 27 of Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliament seats.
04:50 PM

We are asking EC to respect mandate of people which cannot be manipulated: Chandrababu Naidu

04:43 PM

Opposition parties raise concerns over transportation of EVMs ahead of counting of votes: Ghulam Nabi Azad (PTI)

04:25 PM

Opposition shows unity over EVMs, seek a recount if VVPAT mismatch

04:24 PM

Nirmala Sitharaman, Maneka Gandhi & VK Singh arrive at Delhi BJP Office for meeting

03:59 PM

In the memorandum, the opposition leaders have also demanded that if any discrepancy is found anywhere during the VVPAT verification, 100% counting of paper slips of VVPATs of all polling stations of that assembly segment should be done.

03:59 PM

22 parties of the opposition have submitted a memorandum before the EC, requesting that the verification of VVPAT slips of randomly identified (05) polling stations should be done prior to the initiation of counting of votes & not after the completion of last round of counting.

03:38 PM

EVMs seen in videos not ones used for polls: EC

03:26 PM

From the Election Commission's meeting today

03:26 PM

A meeting of Union Council of Ministers to be held today at 5 pm at the BJP Office.

03:12 PM

Former President Pranab Mukherjee issues statement, says 'there can be no room for speculations that challenge the very basis of our democracy. People's mandate is sacrosanct and has to be above any iota of reasonable doubt.'

03:09 PM

Opposition leaders will be pressing their demand of tallying VVPAT slips with EVM figures in an entire Assembly constituency in case a discrepancy is found in any polling booth.

03:09 PM

Opposition leaders arrive at Election Commission, to meet EC officials over EVMs.

03:08 PM

RJD and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha(JVM) workers stop a truck alleging that EVMs were being transported in boxes.

03:04 PM

Panneerselvam hails exit polls favouring NDA

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday hailed the exit polls favouring a second term for the BJP-led NDA at the Centre, saying it indicated a "good verdict" to be given by the voters. Responding to Chief Minister K Palaniswami's remarks that the exit polls were "imposing of opinions", his deputy said such views were based on the respective individuals' "frame or mind", but did not elaborate.
02:59 PM

Kamal Nath mocks exit polls as 'entertainment' polls

Targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Chief Minister said: "It has now become a trend to start the celebrations on the basis of the exit poll predictions... A new EVM scam has come to light on the social media. Its authenticity will be known on May 23 when the results are out."
02:58 PM

All exit polls wrong, far from truth: Sharad Yadav

As for the Grand Alliance, Yadav said so far no consensus has been reached on who will be the prime ministerial candidate and the decision will be taken only after the election results are declared.
02:33 PM

Nitish dubs reports on unescorted EVMs in Bihar as 'bogus'

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has dubbed the allegations made by Opposition pertaining to the unsecured movement of EVMs in Bihar as "bogus" and added that such statements made by the Opposition show that they are nervous ahead of the Lok Sabha poll result. "All the allegation pertaining to the EVMs are bogus. I believe that after the introductions of the EVMs, the elections in India have become transparent. How can somebody disturb an EVM? This is a technology and one should note that every time questions were raised on the machine, the Election Commission has given a clarification. From the beginning I was in favor of installing EVMs," he said .
02:12 PM

Don't lose confidence: Priyanka to Congress workers after exit polls

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday asked party workers to not lose confidence in the wake of exit polls predicting BJP's victory and at the same urged them to maintain vigil at strong rooms where the EVMs have been stored for counting of votes. In an audio message released for Congress workers, Priyanka said, "Don't lose confidence over rumours following the exit polls. These are being done to break your confidence. In this situation, your carefulness becomes all the more important. Maintain strict vigil outside strong rooms and be alert at counting centres. We are sure that our hard work will yield result". Priyanka's message comes after most exit polls predicted a comfortable majority for the BJP-led NDA alliance.( ANI)
01:52 PM

Opposition leaders meet at Constitution Club of India

01:50 PM

BJP's stand is not new. A party has its own stand but when there is an alliance, all of this is discussed. So there is no problem there

- Nitish Kumar

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