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Election Commission meeting to discuss bypolls to 56 assembly, 1 lok sabha seats
The Election Commission will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss the upcoming bypolls in Madhya Pradesh. The EC would also discuss the pending bypolls to 56 assembly seats and one parliamentary constituency.
Election Commission to announce schedule of holding bypolls at "appropriate time"
The announcement came after the poll panel decided to defer...
Covid effect: Age limit reduced for voters to opt for postal ballot in Lok Sabha, assembly polls
In October 2019, the Law Ministry amended th...
LJP to be part of NDA in Bihar polls, Nitish to be CM: BJP
LJP Chief Chirag Paswan has said that there should be a rethink on Kumar as the CM face. A section in the BJP feels this could be a ploy to get more seats. LJP banks on the Pasi votes, comprising around 5 per cent of the electorate in Bihar, which has stayed loyal to it in the last few decades.
Unhappy with partners in UPA; if nothing moves, I will look for other options: Jitan Ram Manjhi
Manjhi has been demanding a coordination committee of UPA to decide on seat-sharing ahead of the Bihar assembly elections but owing to no progress on this count he is willing to take a call soon on whether to remain in the alliance.
Chandrakant Raghunath Patil, Lok Sabha member from Navsari new Gujarat BJP Chief
Patil has been known for being one of the most effective backroom boys of PM Narendra Modi and has been entrusted with several important responsibilities across electorally crucial UP and Bihar since 2014, including being made in-charge of the PM’s constituency Varanasi and also being involved in cleaning up the ghats of the Ganga in Varanasi.
45 out of 61 newly elected Rajya Sabha members take oath with social distancing norms in place
The members took oath in the presence of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who had decided to go ahead with it as the newly elected MPs cannot attend parliamentary committee meetings without it.
45 newly-elected Rajya Sabha members take oath; Naidu urges them to uphold rules
Forty-five out of the 61 newly elected Rajya Sabha members took oath in the House chamber on Wednesday amid unprecedented scenes as social distancing norms were followed strictly and only a few senior leaders, besides those taking oath, were allowed to attend the event.
EC defers bypolls for one LS, 7 assembly seats due to "extraordinary circumstances"
The states where the bypolls have been deferred are --Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, two assembly seats each in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, and one each in Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. Most of these seats fell vacant due to the death of sitting members.
Newly elected members of Rajya Sabha to take oath on July 22 in the House chamber
This is the first time that oath-taking of members will take place in the House chamber during the inter-session period so as to maintain norms of physical distancing due to Covid-19, officials said.
Manoj Sinha sworn in as J&K LG, says he will prioritise dialogue with people and development
The 61-year-old, who was administered the oath of office by Jammu and Kashmir High Court Chief Justice Gita Mittal at a simple function in the Raj Bhavan, also said he wants to accelerate development in the union territory, carved out of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir last year.
"Unanimous election" for Gowda, Kharga & 2 BJP candidates to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka
This will be the first stint in Rajya Sabha for 77- year-old Kharge, who has always got elected directly by the people in his political career spanning over four decades.
NDA widens gap with Opposition in Rajya Sabha
The National Democratic Alliance now has nearly 100 members in the 245-member House. If the support of friendly parties like the AIADMK (9), BJD (9), YSR Congress Party (6), and several allied nominated members and smaller parties is counted, then the Modi government is unlikely to face any serious numerical challenge there.
Bihar election calendar will be worked out keeping Covid concerns in mind, says CEC
"SOPs being brought out to ensure no voter is left behind; necessary preparations underway," says Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora in an interview to ET.
Nadda-led BJP trying to turn LAC clash to its advantage in MP bypolls, Bihar assembly polls
BJP chief JP Nadda has been lashing out at Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi family, dubbing them pro-China, even as the Congress has been demanding that the BJP government come clean on the situation on the border and the hand-to-hand combat with the Chinese army on the night of June 15 that left 20 Indian soldiers, including a colonel, dead.