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Rajinikanth not to contest 2019 general election and asked parties not to use his name logo

Superstar actor  Rajinikanth, ending months of speculation, on Sunday declared he would neither  contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections nor support anyone.   In a statement, he said, “I am not supporting anyone. No party should use my picture or outfit’s logo” for any propaganda.   “My party has no support in the upcoming parliamentary Read More…

Asia Votes & Polls World

Thailand royal family member division surfaces on the eve of election

Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, 67, shocked the country on Friday when she announced she would be the prime ministerial candidate for a populist party loyal to ousted ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, in a March 24 election.   But her foray into politics breaking with royal tradition looked to be short-lived after her younger brother, King Read More…

National Politics Votes & Polls

India’s Opposition parties voice concern over EVM

Opposition parties met here and decided to approach the Election Commission on Monday for redressal of their concerns over the use of EVMs in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.Congress president Rahul Gandhi, addressing the media after the meeting on Friday, said the issue of EVMs was discussed at length by the opposition leaders.   “We Read More…

Politics South India State Assembly Votes & Polls

Election Commission cancels Jan 28 bypoll for Tiruvarur Assembly

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has cancelled the January 28 Tiruvarur bypoll, necessitated by the demise of DMK leader M Karunanidhi . Karunanidhi has won the election with  68,366 votes margin defetaing the arch rival ADMK and become the highest margin winner in the  state in 2016 Assembly election  An EC order said the Read More…

Asia Votes & Polls

Bangladesh General Election Results Clean Sweep by Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured a fourth term with a landslide victory in polls the opposition slammed as “farcical” over claims of vote-rigging, and clashes between rival supporters that killed at least 17 people.   Hasina’s ruling Awami League party and its allies won 288 seats in the 300-seat parliament, with the main Read More…

North India Politics Votes & Polls

Congress Kamal Nath is new Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister

Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Kamal Nath was late on Thursday announced as the chief minister of the newly-elected Congress government in the state.   The announcement comes after a prolonged delay following the nail-biting drama which saw the Congress dethroning the former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led three-term BJP government in the state. Read More…

National Politics Votes & Polls

EVM malfunction EVM missing and strongroom breach in BJP Ruled states

Polling in five states has come to an end but the reports of EVM malfunction, EVM missing and violence during the polls has been dominating the Social media channels .   Amid ongoing assembly elections, a security breach in a strongroom where EVMs and VVPAT machines are kept after the polling is over until the Read More…

Votes & Polls

Sunil Arora takes charge as Chief Election Commissioner

  Sunil Arora has taken over as Chief Election Commissioner of India in a crucial time when EC is saddled with allegations against EVMs and other regulatory oversights.   The next Lok Sabha elections will be held under supervision. Apart from that, there are state elections slated in Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Maharashtra, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Read More…