New Delhi, Dec 13: The verdict is out and the Congress saw a resurgence by snatching the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh from the BJP. There are several reasons that have been given for this big BJP defeat in these three states.
Mumbai, Dec 13: Over the past couple of months there have been several warnings issued by the Intelligence Bureau about the rise of the Khalistan movement. While the Punjab police have been kept on their toes for sometime now, there have been developments relating to the Khalistan movement in other parts of the country as well.
New Delhi, Dec 12: The number of candidates with a criminal background in Mizoram has jumped from none to 2. In the 2013 elections, none of the candidates had declared pending criminal cases against them.
Mumbai, Dec 13: Who goes to attend a meeting with “300 bags”, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) asked Vijay Mallya’s lawyer in a special court here while countering the claim that the liquor baron had left India in March 2016 only to attend an event in Geneva and did not flee the country.
Hyderabad, Dec 12: K Chandrashekhar Rao led from the front in Telangana and the efforts paid off. India’s youngest state which faced the elections for the second time will be ruled by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi once again.
Hyderabad, Dec 11: Ahead of the Telangana assembly elections, Chandrababu Naidu set up a strategy to placate the Nandamuri family in a bid to avoid a possible spat with the Nara family in Andhra Pradesh.
Hyderabad, Dec 12: The thumping win for the TRS is attributed to a variety of factors. While his core vote bank remained intact, it was the big swing in Muslim votes that helped K Chandrashekhar Rao attain such a huge number.
Raipur, Dec 12: The Ajit Jogi factor was closely watched ahead of the elections in Chhattisgarh, which was ultimately won by the Congress. Many had stated that Jogi, the head of the JCC would have hurt his former party the Congress, but going by the numbers, he did not manage to do that.
Bhopal, Dec 12: Counting in Madhya Pradesh began at 8 am on Tuesday and the result is not clear as yet. As of 5.30 am today, the Congress’s tally stood at 115 and the BJP’s at 108. The Election Commission of India is yet to officially declare the results for the 230 member MP assembly, where the magic mark is 116.
Bhopal, Dec 12: It has been a nerve wrecking exercise in Madhya Pradesh. Counting has been on for over 21 hours and as things stand now, the Congress has 115 and the BJP, 108.