Haryana
BJP poised for grand comeback in Haryana, say exit polls BJP poised for grand comeback in Haryana, say exit polls


New Delhi, The BJP is poised to make a comeback in Haryana, bagging more than three-fourth of the 90 assembly seats, with the Congress placed at a distant second, according to exit polls on Monday after the end of polling.

The Times Now exit poll has given the BJP 71 seats, with the Congress at a distant 11, while the Jan Ki Bat has given the BJP 57, and Congress 17, with 16 for other parties.

JJP projected to do well in first Assembly polls in Haryana JJP projected to do well in first Assembly polls in Haryana



New Delhi, The less than one-year-old Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), a breakaway faction of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), seems to have performed well in the first Assembly elections in Haryana which it contested on Monday.

The JJP is headed by Ajay Chautala, former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal's grandson, who had a bitter split with his father and former four-time Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and brother Abhay Chautala, leading to his parting ways in December 2018.

Pink polling booths in Haryana a success: EC Pink polling booths in Haryana a success: EC



Chandigarh, The Election Commission on Monday said the polling stations managed only by women to cater to the fair sex voters and encourage them to vote in the Assembly elections in Haryana were a success.

Pink booths manned only by women staff got an enormous response in major cities like Karnal, Panipat, Gurugram, Faridabad and Panchkula, a poll official told IANS here.

37 per cent polling in Haryana by 2 p.m. 37 per cent polling in Haryana by 2 p.m.

 

Chandigarh, Thirty seven per cent of over 1.83 crore voters in Haryana turned out by 2 p.m. on Monday to elect 90 members of the Assembly amidst minor skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), officials said.

"The voter turnout was 37 per cent till 2 p.m.," an electoral official told IANS. The polling started at 7 a.m. and will continue till 6 p.m.

Chief Electoral Officer Anurag Agarwal said the polling remained peaceful.

Haryana polls: It is Modi versus a lacklustre Congress Haryana polls: It is Modi versus a lacklustre Congress



Chandigarh, In Monday's assembly elections to all 90 seats in deeply clan-bound Haryana, it is largely BJP's star campaigner Narendra Modi versus lackluster campaigning by the faction-ridden opposition Congress.

At a handful of Jat-dominated seats, a challenge is being posed by young outfit Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), a breakaway faction of the once prominent Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), led by Dushyant Chautala, 31, who is being seen as the real inheritor of his great grandfather Devi Lal's political legacy.

Haryana BJP candidate gets EC notice over EVM remark Haryana BJP candidate gets EC notice over EVM remark

 

Chandigarh, The Election Commission has served a notice to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Assandh in Haryana over his purported video remark that he had tampered the electronic voting machines (EVMs) and every vote would go to his party.

Taking cognizance, the poll panel has appointed former Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi as 

22% youth hold the key to Haryana Assembly 22% youth hold the key to Haryana Assembly

Chandigarh, Nearly 22 per cent voters in the 20-29 age group will play a major role in the Haryana Assembly polls on Monday, say social scientists.

As per the Election Commission, 40,67,413 voters are in the 20-29 age group, and 44,92,809 in 30-39 years group. The number of first-time voters is 3,82,446 in the 1.83 crore electorates.

Congress pins hopes on revival in Ahirwal region of Haryana Congress pins hopes on revival in Ahirwal region of Haryana



Mahendragarh (Haryana), After a wipeout from south Haryana in the last Assembly elections, the Congress is looking for a revival in the region as a result of the growing discontent within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over distribution of tickets and the rift in the Chautala-clan-led Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) that has led to the formation of the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP).

High-pitched end to Haryana poll campaign High-pitched end to Haryana poll campaign


Chandigarh, A nearly three-week high-pitched campaign by various political parties eyeing their share in the Haryana Assembly election ended on Saturday evening, with two major public meetings by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Besides the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) and other players are in the contest for the October 21 single-phase election to 90 seats in the BJP-ruled state.

What is Pakistan's chemistry with Congress, Modi asks What is Pakistan's chemistry with Congress, Modi asks


Gohana (Haryana), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said under the Congress' misrule, no one was safe neither "jawans" nor farmers or sportspersons. Lashing out at the party for not supporting it on Balakot or Article 370 decisions, the Prime Minister asked "what sort of chemistry the Congress has with Pakistan"

1,169 candidates in fray for 90 seats in Haryana 1,169 candidates in fray for 90 seats in Haryana



New Delhi, Some 1,169 candidates are in the fray for the 90 seats in the Haryana Assembly elections scheduled for October 21.

The main contest is between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has set a target of winning 75 seats for itself riding on the hype of the abrogation of Article 370 and the National Citizens Register (NRC).

Hooda among 4 MLAs who didn't ask questions in Haryana assembly Hooda among 4 MLAs who didn't ask questions in Haryana assembly



New Delhi, A report published ahead of the Haryana assembly elections says that former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda of the Congress and party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala have not posed a single question in the outgoing assembly in the last five years.

As per an Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report, the list of Congress MLAs who have not asked a single question in the assembly also includes Raghubir Kadiyan and Anand Singh Dangi.

Ashok Tanwar extends support to JJP Ashok Tanwar extends support to JJP



New Delhi Former Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar on Wednesday extended his support to Jananayak Janta Party (JJP) in the upcoming Assembly polls.

The JJP was floated by Dushyant Chautala, the estranged grandson of Former Chief Minister of Haryana O.P. Chautala.

Ashok Tanwar and Dushyant Chautala addressed a joint press conference, where the former alleged that he has been ignored in the Congress.

Selja, Hooda working together to revive Cong in Haryana Selja, Hooda working together to revive Cong in Haryana



New Delhi, Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Kumari Selja, two senior Congress leaders of the state, used to share a frosty political relationship but now both seem to have sunk their differences to strive together to wrest power from the BJP in the October 21 Assembly polls.

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