The family of Fatima Siddique, testing electoral waters for the first time, has strong links with the Congress
Earlier in the day, state Congress chief Kamal Nath accused BJP of "distorting" the RSS reference in his party's manifesto to divert public attention
As voting got underway across 18 constituencies, Singh embarked on yet another busy day of campaign with public meetings across several constituencies, taking feedback and holding review meetings
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The CRPF IG told PTI that the encounter saw a heavy exchange of fire between the two sides following which the Naxals were pushed back and were not able to disrupt the polling or harm any voter.
The polls will be held on December 7 and counting would be on December 11.
The inspection of six candidatures from Champhai North constituency, bordering Myanmar, will be carried out on November 13, Zorammuana said.
According to officials, the NDA-led Centre has given consent to the renaming of at least 25 towns and villages across India in the past one year.
The Congress chief spokesperson also alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had ordered the labour department to stop releasing employment figures to "cover its failures".
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Shah asked the party workers in Madhya Pradesh to work not merely for a win but for such a massive victory that it would send a chill down the spines of the BJP's rivals on the day of counting of votes.
His statement comes a day after BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, party vice president Prabhat Jha and MP unit chief Rakesh Singh lashed out at the Congress for being "opposed to Lord Ram and the RSS".
The party has retained 85 sitting MLAs and dropped 26 MLAs, including two ministers and one of two Muslim MLAs, while there is no change in the constituencies of 85 MLAs who have been retained.
While the vote share of the BJP is likely to increase in the parliamentary election in comparison to the assembly polls thanks to the Modi factor, it is unlikely that the difference would be very large
The BJP had Sunday released its first list of 131 BJP candidates, which has repeated 85 sitting MLAs and has 25 new faces, including family members of prominent state leaders.
The Telangana BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao also challenged the Congress to give a similar "guarantee." The Congress has in recent times repeatedly alleged that the caretaker Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was a "stooge" of the BJP and the two parties have a "tacit undertanding" in the upcoming Assembly poll.
Tiwari, a known face in the state, was a close aide of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former vice-president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. He has formed a new party called 'Bharat Vahini'
The skirmish took place at a forest in Pamed area, located around 500 km from the state capital Raipur, when a team of security personnel was patrolling in view of the voting going on in the region, a senior police official told PTI.
The 119-member Assembly was dissolved on September 6 on the recommendation of the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led government, more than eight months ahead of the expiry of its term, paving the way for early elections.
On election days, the Prime Minister often takes to Twitter urging people to vote in large numbers
It will be a fascinating election as the third axis in the traditionally bipolar state may end up determining the winning horse
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The names were announced by senior party leader J P Nadda following a meeting of the BJP central election committee which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its president Amir Shah besides other top leaders.
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