More people in the constituency pressed on NOTA than voted for the iconic campaigner against the Armed Forces (Special powers) Act
Mayawati rejected the results and asked the Election Commission to hold fresh elections in the state.
Chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh won for the fourth time, while his contender, Irom Chanu Sharmila, and other members of her recently launched party, faced tough losses.
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Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to voice his opinions on the election results and said parties should move beyond criticising Modi and actually offer voters an alternative agenda.
They said the BJP’s parliamentary board and state party legislature will decide on the next chief minister for UP soon.
Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar is trailing Congress’s Dayanand Sopte in Mandrem constituency.
Ahead of the assembly election results, here’s a brief look at the electoral politics of UP, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa.
In the sixteenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua and Siddharth Varadarajan take stock of the current political scenario in all five states before the results come in tomorrow.
With floods and corruption changing the contours of elections in Uttarakhand, an average of exit poll data seem to be weighing in favour of the BJP though Harish Rawat still has a chance.
At the event, which was attended by women and men from all over the country, participants passed a resolution condemning discrimination against women.
The decision by various TV channels to broadcast live an ongoing anti-terror operation on the last day of UP polling raises many questions about the intent of their coverage.
Subodh Biswas, who allegedly inspired the mob with hate speech, remains absconding, while 27 people have been taken into custody.
Recent events show that Babasaheb Ambedkar’s fears of democracy giving way to dictatorship if the authority of its leaders remains unchecked may not have been unfounded.
Prakash Karat, Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Dangwimsai Pul and activists from the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information held a public rally to protest against the Centre’s systematic weakening of anti-corruption efforts.
The country is now compelled to send its army into an area where a major resource extraction project has failed to deliver on its promises to landowners.
It is evident that the ‘exit poll’ was part of a well-considered strategy to boost the prospects of the BJP in the UP elections. But who its authors are is still a mystery.
In the fifteenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about biased media coverage of elections and the central government’s much hyped ‘Smart Cities’ project.
Punjab is the only state in which a BJP loss has been unanimously predicted.
This was a closely fought triangular contest in UP, but it looks like the BJP and BSP are now the main contenders.
The UAPA evolved over the years by a gradual but steady constriction of Article 19, which guarantees the fundamental freedoms of expression and assembly. A complete repeal is the only way forward.
His arrival on the political scene as an articulate Muslim leader was no ordinary event in the journey of the Indian republic.
As voting for the 11th legislative assembly elections ends in Manipur today, a round-up of poll-related stories from the northeastern state.
The conviction of G.N. Saibaba by the Gadchiroli district court in Maharashtra on March 7, 2017, has revived questions around India’s anti-terrorism laws.
The Constitutional condition of elections at federal, provincial and local levels by January 2018 is beginning to look very difficult
Each party in UP banked on creating a coalition of caste groups and weaving a larger political narrative to win the confidence of the majority.
In the women’s day special episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the global gender wage gap and union minister Maneka Gandhi’s comment on curfew timing for women in hostels.
Shome Basu gives a glimpse of the daily life of the widows residing in Vrindavan.
A draft Bill in Bangladesh that has been criticised for creating ‘second-class’ citizens is similar to current policy in India and proposed laws in Pakistan.
In the thirteenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the recent attacks on Indians in Trump’s America and the government notification making Aadhaar mandatory for mid-day meals.
Narendra Modi may have declared the BJP the victor, but vote-block arithmetic means UP is still anyone’s game.
As the country remains preoccupied with the Uttar Pradesh elections, on women’s day, we look at some of the voices that didn’t find political expression in the campaign.
Just days after it announced that Aadhaar will be compulsory for children to access the mid-day meal scheme, the government announced two more such orders.
A wave of resentment rocked the BJP’s confidence after it denied popular MLA Shyamdev Roy Chaudhury, or Dada, a ticket, prompting a visit from Modi himself.
Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani asked Arun Jaitley a number of tough questions in court, including why he was singling out Arvind Kejriwal.
Law and order concerns were raised and Section 144 imposed after protesters, led by a Bengali group demanding citizenship for Hindu Bangladeshis, vandalised an All Assam Students’ Union office.
Political competition in Kerala has turned into concerted efforts to control bodies, minds and thoughts through brute force.
With the second phase of the Manipur assembly elections set to begin on March 8, The Wire takes you through the candidates contesting from 22 constituencies.
Despite the BJP’s confidence, changing realities on the ground mean that the party’s electoral arithmetic in UP may not work as expected.
Freed after 12 years in prison, Tariq Ahmed Dar describes the torture he faced, and how judges repeatedly questioned the prosecuting agencies’ case against him.