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  • Actor Rajinikanth said he would not support any political party in the local body polls scheduled for later this month in Tamil Nadu. He is expected to launch his party next year, ahead of the assembly polls in the state, in what will be the first full-fledged assembly poll in the state in the absence of Dravidian leaders J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi.

    BJP has been winning the Ranchi assembly seat since 1990 and the minister and current MLA CP Singh is a fourth term MLA from the seat. In the last elections, his challenger was from Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, a party with lesser presence in urban areas.

    BJP candidate from Yellapur Arabail Shivaram Hebbar became the first candidate to register a victory in the bypolls to 15 assembly constitue...

    Many exit polls conducted by local TV channels in Karnataka have predicted the BJP to win eight seats or more, providing chief minister BS Yediyurappa some breather ahead of the counting of votes scheduled for Monday.

    Removal of Prakash has come as a "surprise" for many in the party as he is considered close to Rajya Sabha member Vijay Goel. "The timing of the decision is questionable since Tiwari himself has completed his three-year term as the president of Delhi BJP. Jai Prakash is known for his closeness to Goel," said a top Delhi BJP leader.

    Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar on Karnataka by-poll results: We have to agree with the mandate of the voters of these 15 constituen...

    Modi, who was addressing a poll rally at Bokaro, compared Jharkhand to a youth attaining 19 years and its citizens its gaurdian and appealed to the people of the state to vote for the BJP government for the second time in a row.

    Since the opposition parties mainly focused on the local issues relating to “Jal, Jungle aur Zamin” (water, land and forest) during their campaign in the last two phases, it is now time for ruling BJP to test its own popularity among tribal and OBC voters. BJP is no longer considered to be a party of "Sadan" as in mainly non-tribal after its five-year-rule.

    The problem began at booth no 36 of Sisai constituency of Gumla district when people got angry due to delay in voting. They started pelting stones on the police, who retaliated with firing in which one youth sustained bullet injuries who later died in the hospital. He has been identified as Mohammad Geelani (28).

    The second phase of polling began Saturday morning on 20 constituencies in Jharkhand, which votes in five phases to elect 81 members of the ...

    Polling will be held between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Jamshedpur(East) and Jamshedpur(West) constituencies, while in the rest of the 18 constituencies voters will exercise their franchise between 7 a.m and 3 p.m, an EC release said. A total 47,24,968 voters, including women and third gender voters will decide the fate of 260 candidates, the EC sources said.

    An estimated 63.36 per cent votes were cast on Saturday in the second phase of election for the Assembly in Jharkhand where one person killed was in firing by security personnel near a polling booth.

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