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Polls over, BJP partner Rajbhar sacked from Adityanath Cabinet

In an open revolt against its ally BJP, Rajbhar's party, the Suheldeo Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), has fielded 39 candidates across Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections.

Madhya Pradesh: BJP wants Kamal Nath to prove majority, demands special assembly session

This comes a day after most exit polls painted a grim picture for the Congress in the state. The BJP is expected to win a lion share of the 29 Lok Sabha seats, with the Congress predicted to win not more than five seats.

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Lok Sabha Elections: Exit polls results vary widely for 3 states that hold key to BJP show

While most exit polls project that the NDA will comfortably cross the magic mark of 272 seats to form the government, the projections widely vary with regard to the BJP’s performance in three key states — Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha — which account for 143 seats.

Explained: How to conduct, read exit polls

With various forecasts for the Lok Sabha election results out, which ones are more reliable than others? A veteran analyst describes the various methods, challenges and shortcomings in conducting an exit poll.

Exit polls out: Congress-NCP reject predictions, BJP-Sena say will keep tally intact

The exit polls predicted another poor show by the Congress-NCP alliance, which is expected to win only 10 to 15 of the 48 seats in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: Congress rejects exit polls, says opposition allies will win 24 to 25 seats

The BJP, too, questioned the accuracy of the exit poll results. Most of the exit poll surveys have predicted that the BJP-Shiv Sena combine will incur losses in the state.

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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Exit polls predict NDA to return despite loss in UP; huge gain for BJP in Bengal

The exit poll results released by multiple news channels are suggesting a return to power for the BJP, even as the UPA doubled in numbers from the pathetic show of 2014.

Gossip, inaccurate, EVM manipulation: How Opposition leaders reacted to exit polls

Most exit polls Sunday forecast another term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with some of them projecting that BJP-led NDA will get more than 300 seats to comfortably cross the majority mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha.

Voters in this UP village allege BJP workers inked their fingers to stop them from voting

Taking note of the allegations, Chandauli SDM K R Harsh said villagers are eligible to vote and action will be taken against the accused based on the complaint.

Delhi BJP asks police chief to review security cover of Kejriwal

Kejriwal on Saturday had alleged that the BJP was after his life and said he could be assassinated like former prime minister Indira Gandhi by police personnel deployed for his security.

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Calm after storm: Delhi women candidates unwind after hectic campaign

After being soaked in hectic election campaigns and rallies for Delhi Lok Sabha polls, the women candidates unwinded in varied ways like running daily errands, spending time with family or reading their favourite book.

A day after Modi's show of strength in mega roadshow, PM files nomination from Varanasi

Senior leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the BJP by his side, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday filed his nomination from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi’s Lok Sabha constituency.

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Marathwada agrarian crisis will not drown out BJP's campaign on nationalism

Marathwada dams including Majalgaon, Manjara, Sina Kolegaon and Siddheshwar hve dried up and even the bore wells that cost upward of Rs 20,000, dug to depths of 400-500 feet, run dry too.

Hema Malini's colourful election campaign

Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini is re-contesting from the Mathura Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh this year after her win in 2014.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amit Shah holds road show before filing nomination for Gandhinagar seat

With just 11 days left for the Lok Sabha elections to kick off, leaders from major political parties are busy taking trips across the country in an effort to reach out to as many voters as possible. Gujarat will go to polls on April 23 in a single phase.

'Musical' protest to draw public attention against tree felling in Delhi

In the light of the recent controversy that surfaced after government's decision of felling trees for construction activity in south Delhi, a group of protesters gathered in the capital's Netaji Nagar to draw public attention towards conservation of trees.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the fitness challenge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday posted his fitness video on Twitter which shows him meditating, walking on a track inspired by five elements of nature, and doing yoga exercises.

TMC supporters celebrate sweeping victory, BJP secures second spot

The ruling Trinamool Congress is all set for a clean sweep in the three-tier West Bengal panchayat polls, the counting for which began on Thursday morning amid tight security.

BS Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM, Congress protests outside Raj Bhawan

B S Yeddyurappa, who was elected the BJP’s legislative leader earlier on Wednesday, took oath at 9 am Thursday as Karnataka CM at Raj Bhawan in Bangalore.

Karnataka Election Results 2018: Congress offers support to JD(S) to form government

Even though most exit polls predicted a hung assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to form the government in Karnataka with a simple majority, handing out a severe drubbing to the ruling Congress and relegating the Janata Dal (Secular) to the third spot.

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Explained: What has been the BJP’s stand over the years on Ram temple

From the Vajpayee years to Narendra Modi’s BJP, a look at how the party handled the sensitive issue of building a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

‘The notion that your neighbour is your kin, regardless of faith, is a real thing in South India’

Historian Rajmohan Gandhi talks about the need to chronicle Southern history and why he feels that the region is ‘losing voice’ in Delhi. In a discussion with journalists from Indian Express, he calls the recent lynchings ‘tragic, shameful’.

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BJP's star campaigner Yogi Adityanath’s emotive appeals turn a damp squib | DECISION 2018

Yogi Adityanath, the man in a saffron robe, has emerged as one of the star campaigners for the BJP in the last few elections. But his speeches in this election making a strong Hindutva pitch failed to get any results.

As TRS sweeps Telangana, here’s what worked in KCR’s favour | DECISION 2018

K Chandrashekhar Rao will continue as Chief Minister of Telangana for a second term. The victory is, for the most part, not a surprise. But here’s what worked in his favour. And what about the Congress-TDP alliance? Liz Mathew breaks it down.

Campaign heat: The allegations, the promises and more. Who said what on the campaign trail

In the five states where elections were held, here's what national leaders of the BJP and Congress promised to the people.

DECISION 2018: What's at stake in the 5 states this election

As the results of assembly elections in five states unfold, here's a look at the mammoth exercise undertaken by the Election Commission of India.

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Is VHP’s Ayodhya mobilisation bringing back fears of the 1992 Babri demolition?

Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?

The Agrarian Unrest Part 1: This could be the Narendra Modi government’s biggest problem

Thousands of farmers from across the country have taken to the streets. ‘Dilli chalo’ is their slogan. What do they want? And is agrarian distress this government’s biggest problem? Harish Damodaran explains.

Speech analysis: How Amit Shah is toning down his attack on illegal migrants

As they say, timing is key. And an analysis of BJP President Amit Shah shows that before a key event across the border, he has dialed down his ferocious speeches against illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

Chhattisgarh elections: Congress and BJP manifestos focus on farmers, cows and women

Both Congress and the BJP are fighting a tough battle in Chhattisgarh this year. As the second phase on voting state in underway, we look at what both parties are promising, to woo the voters.

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