The government think tank said it would be in the national interest to hold simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies, and suggested formation of a group of experts to devise how it could be done.
Apart from Naredra Modi and Amit Shah, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda and Uma Bharti attended the ceremony. Former chief minister Harish Rawat was also present.
Soon after the Lok Sabha assembled for the day, the Prime Minister entered the House, as all members in the treasury bench stood up and greeted him by thumping of desks, forcing TDP member Kesineni Nani to stop from asking a question related to Bharat Net Project.
Street to cheer ruling party’s scale of victory in Uttar Pradesh, which gives it room for adding more representatives in the Upper House of the Parliament.
The party‘s win in Punjab is even more significant because of two things â€” the party won totally on its own and in a three-cornered contest for the first time ever in the state â€” both achievements rarely associated with the Congress in the past couple of years.
However, the BJP‘s win also spells a hard loss for Bahujan Samaj Party‘s Mayawati, who has been out of politics for 10 years already. Another 5 years from hereon, raises a big question mark over her political future.
A look at statistics reveal that BJP’s trend of 305 seats out of 403 seats will be the fourth best result of all times in UP since 1952. This was preceded by Congress on two occasions and the Janata Party once.
According to latest data from the Election Commission of India, about 4.3 lakh voters across the country pressed â€˜NOTA‘ on the electronic voting machines in the assembly elections
15 counting centres have been made with adequate deployment of security personnel around them as per specifications of the Election Commission of India, Chief Electoral Officer Radha Raturi said.
Pollsters have fairly written off the possibility of other political parties coming to power in Uttar Pradesh. But remember exit polls predictions come with a warning â€” they may be proven wrong. Final results will be declared on Saturday after all the votes are counted.
Exit polls forecast ruling party BJP registering huge gains in UP, just short of a majority in the state. Overall, they predict the party taking control of three out of five states that went into polls. Industrial data set to be announced later in the day.
Exit polls paint a rosy picture for Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh and Congress still is dealing with existential crisis. The verdict for the battle for the states will be declared on March 11.
Investors are expecting a clean sweep by the BJP in the elections. Sanjiv Bhasin, Executive VP - Markets at IIFL is of the opinion that a BJP clean sweep or not, Nifty will touch a new high in the coming week.
Punjab, which witnessed a triangular contest in the Assembly polls, could be in for a neck and neck fight between the Congress and the AAP while the ruling SAD-BJP may face a drubbing, according to pollsters.
Billed as the big semifinal before the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, and a referendum on PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation drive, most of the exit polls on Thursday predicted a BJP win in Uttar Pradesh, followed by the Samajwadi Party-Congress Alliance, with BSP being relegated to the third spot.
If past experience is any guide, exit polls are at best a good indicator of the trend. Hence, if we follow the trend on UP, it wouldn‘t be an overestimation to expect that BJP might emerge as a single largest party. Even if it doesn‘t cross the 50 percent seat mark, such an outcome is unlikely to rattle the markets beyond a day.
Mumbai RTI activist Anil Galgali filed the query with the Union Finance Ministry in December 2016 seeking details of Modi's assurances on massive financial aid or development packages to various states.
Varanasi, the place known for attaining nirvana, has now become the place to attain political nirvana. Things changed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to make his parliamentary debut from Varanasi.
The polling percentage on these 49 seats was 55.04 in the 2012 state assembly polls.
On a whirlwind day in his Lok Sabha constituency to rally voters around the BJP in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a road show, offered prayers at two historic temples and paid tributes to Hindutva ideologue Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya today.
A look at how the high-stakes battle has shaped up so far with Assembly election results for five states set to be announced on March 11.
Equity benchmarks fall on the back of profit booking along with fence-sitting tendencies ahead of crucial results of assembly elections. Reliance gains on target price upgrade from CLSA, while HDFC and ITC were a drag.
Sounding highly confident of the outcome of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in favour of BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the debate is now whether BJP will get two-third or three-fourth majority.
In particular, all eyes are on UP and Punjab, two key states in which the BJP faces a tough battle; the outcome could have a bearing on policy-making and economic reforms at the Centre.
A jubilant BJP today projected its impressive show in Maharashtra's local body polls, including Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), a precursor to its "wins" in the ongoing Assembly elections, including in Uttar Pradesh.