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Record shows 78 women MPs in new Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The highest-ever number of women have been elected in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Out of 542 MPs who will take oath as members of the lower ho...

BJP all set to push Citizenship Bill again after another stellar show in NE

A day after BJP's stellar performance, party's chief strategist from the Northeast and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is riding high on the latest electoral success in the region. The BJP bagged 14 of the 25 Parliamentary constituencies in the Northeast. Replying to Amit Shah on Twitter, Sarma thanked the BJP national chief and described his...

AIMIM’s Jaleel first non-Congress Muslim MP from Maharashtra

Mumbai: AIMIM's Imtiaz Jaleel, who won the Lok Sabha election from Aurangabad segment by 4,492 votes against Shiv Sena MP Chandrakant Khaire, will be Maharashtra's first non-Congress Muslim member of the Lower House. There have been 11 Muslim members in the Lok Sabha from Maharashtra but they were all from the Congress. Of them, Asghar Hussain and forme...

KCR’s daughter heads list of prominent losers in Telangana

The defeat of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s daughter K Kavitha in Nizamabad best exemplifies the shock Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has received in the Lok Sabha election. Kavitha, who was confident of retaining the seat despite the entry of a record number of candidates including angry farmers wanting to highlight their pro...

Congress crumbling: 2 state chiefs resign, Rahul expected to quit tomorrow

Even as whispers over Congress president Rahul Gandhi's resignation gain ground, two state party chiefs, including Raj Babbar, have offered to quit. Owning up for the loss of his party, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar has reportedly sent his resignation to Rahul Gandhi. Babbar also tweeted that he failed to fulfil his duties as a part...

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Odisha Cong chief resigns over party’s poor show in polls

Chennai: Even as Naveen Patnaik, after a sweeping victory in the Odisha Assembly elections prepares for a fifth term in office, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee President Niranjan Patnaik has decided to call it quits by resigning from the post. Niranjan has said that he takes the moral responsibility for the poor performance of the Congress in the Odish...

From Modi to Didi: What the 2019 Lok Sabha election results teach everyone

After a torturous seven phase elections, spread over six weeks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back with a bang with an increased majority. A triumphant Modi delivering his second victory speech Thursday evening pledged that in “national interest he would take along everyone as the trust reposed by the electorate places increased respon...

Deve Gowda’s grandson Prajwal — JD(S) only winner — offers to resign

A day after winning the Lok Sabha seat from Hassan, Prajwal Revanna, grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda who lost the Lok Sabha seat from Tumkur, offered to resign as Member of Parliament. Gowda had vacated the Hassan seat to make way for his grandson to contest. "To reinstate confidence in the party, we have to fill the gap left by ...

This LS polls, Kamal’s MNM shines in Chennai and Kongu region

Chennai: In a surprise development, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) has done a fair job this Lok Sabha election. Contesting in all 36 constituencies (except for Kancheepuram and Perambalur, where nominations were cancelled) under the torchlight symbol, the party has managed to put up a visible presence in the state. In th...

Saffron surge stuns Trinamool Congress in Mamata’s citadel

Kolkata: Bengal witnessed a saffron surge on Thursday (May 23) as the BJP inflicted a deadly blow to ruling Trinamool Congress by winning 16 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state and leading in two other. TMC won 19 seats and was leading in three others till last reports came in. The saffron party was giving the TMC a run for its money even in terms of vot...

Naveen Patnaik retains Hinjli seat, leads Bijepur by 56K votes

Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik on Friday (May 24) retained his home turf Hinjli for a fifth consecutive term, trouncing nearest rival and BJP nominee Pitambar Acharya from the assembly seat by 60,160 votes, according to EC sources. The BJD supremo, who is steering his party to another emphatic victory in...

After sweeping Delhi LS polls, BJP sets eye on 2020 Assembly polls

New Delhi: After it won all seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital by huge margins, the BJP on Thursday (May 23) expressed confidence that it would wrest power in the city from the AAP in next year’s assembly elections. The BJP has been out of power in the city for more than 25 years. Its last victory in assembly elections in Delhi came in 1993. ...

Arunachal MLA who was shot dead by insurgents wins Khonsa West seat

Arunachal Pradesh MLA Tirong Aboh, who was shot dead by insurgents near Bogapani in Tirap district on Tuesday (May 21), has reportedly won Khonsa West the constituency from where he was seeking a re-election. The slain NPP candidate defeated the BJP's Phawang Lowang by nearly 4,000 votes. However, fresh election are likely to be declared on t...

How the counting unfolded leading to a DMK-Congress sweep in TN

Chennai: The DMK-led secular democratic front has swept the Lok Sabha polls in Tami Nadu, bagging  38 of the 39 constituencies in the state and Puducherry. Since counting began at 8 am on Thursday, all DMK candidates have been leading in all the constituencies except in Dharmapuri. DMK’s key candidates, including  MK Kanimozhi, A Raja, TR Baalu, Tamizhac...