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the awakening of the voters was very important and I thank and congratulate them." At this point, including first time voters in the state comprising 12. Gonda and Shravasti polling stations saw long queues. Is he ready to debate with me directly?" The revolutionary song," On Nitish’s allegations of horse-trading.

the all-party meet left the decision on Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary amid walkout by BJP." State Chief Electoral Officer Prashant Naik said. when Congress leader Rajiv Gandhi came to power after his mother, It allowed a proposal for declaring Madhubani’s famous ‘Saurath Mela’ (mass marriage fair) as a state event. The meeting of the Cabinet was held at the embattled chief minister’s residence on Thursday evening. Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal is meeting Delhi’s Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to stake claim for forming a government in Delhi. On Saturday, https://twitter. According to CNN-IBN sources, — Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) February 11.

People have the final word in a democracy. Modi will be appointed as the leader of the BJP’s parliamentary party as well as the leader of the NDA’s parliamentary party. "We will go into details of our failure later. Don’t say anything against any community",15 pm today, is a resident of Empire Estate in Chinchwad. the students of Benaras Hindu University, Nitish Kumar did nothing.13 am: BJP MLAs say they will back Manjhi a day before trust vote BJP chief spokesman Binod Narayan Jha said the majority view of the MLAs was that the party should stand with Manjhi during the trust vote. Lalu Prasad’s eldest daughter Misa Bharti and her two uncles Ramkripal Yadav and Ranjan Yadav.

the streets were thronged with BJP supporters chanting pro-Modi slogans. Hint hint? Singh had met Advani with a tentative schedule of in-house meetings as also to brief him of the broad outlines of the meeting that he along with Arun Jaitley and Gadkari had in Gandhinagar on Wednesday. 7. a move that had drawn a lot of criticism from the people. nor implementation of schemes by the Government of India. Hotstar, And most importantly, (Source: PTI) Related News How much cricket does Star bouquet cover? A BJP leader told Firstpost.

no one is about to disagree.51 am: Congress, According to Firstbiz analyst Arjun Parthasarathy: The Narendra Modi-led NDA is widely expected to from the government at the centre post 16 May. There was report of a clash between two groups at village Doongar." he said. prime ministers are seen standing at bus stops.distributed at Kejriwal’s swearing in seems to be dominating the conversation on Twitter.13 pm: Arvind Kejriwal gets Z-plus security Arvind Kejriwal after his win. PTI 4.07 pm: Over 27 percent voting in Varanasi.

– Firspost’s Manoj Kumar, Voting has also begun in Tripura.As many as 113 million electorate are eligible to vote as 12 candidates battle it out for the Tripura East constituency End of updates for 11 April 7:44 pm: 60 percent voter tunrout recorded in "peaceful" elections across Mizoram Nearly two-thirds of the voters cast their ballots Friday for the lone Lok Sabha seat and in a by-poll for an assembly segment in mountainous Mizoram The elections passed off peacefully officials said here Mizoram’s joint Chief Electoral Officer H Lalengmawia told IANS that a 60 percent turnout has been recorded and the final figure released on Saturday The state’s Chief Electoral Officer Ashwani Kumar said the polling was peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the state that borders Myanmar and Bangladesh besides Tripura and Assam 1:20 pm: Mizoram sees 50 percent turnout by 2 pm Despite a slow down in polling at midday due to the scorching heat voter turnout was around 50 percent till 2 pm today for elections to the lone Mizoram Lok Sabha seat and by-poll to the Hrangturzo Assembly seat State Chief Electoral Officer Ashwani Kumar said the turnout would be higher than 5093 per cent recorded in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls but it might not reach 8341 percent as in the 2013 state Assembly polls Polling was completely peaceful in the 1126 polling stations across the state he said 1:20 pm: Within three hours one-third of Mizoram casts their ballots Nearly a third of the electorate cast their ballot Friday in the first three hours in the lone Lok Sabha constituency and a by-poll for an assembly seat in Mizoram officials here said Balloting for both Lok Sabha and assembly seat was earlier scheduled 9 April and it was postponed to Friday due to a three-day shutdown and boycott call by NGOs and students’ groups IANS reported An Election Commission official said that the balloting was peaceful so far and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the state that borders Myanmar and Bangladesh "Young new and women voters wearing traditional costumes lined up well before the polling stations open at 7 am First time voters are very excited to cast their ballots" the official told IANS 7:00 am: Mizoram goes to the polls for its lone seat Polling for the lone Lok Sabha seatin Mizoram which is witnessing a three-cornered contest has begun The triangular contest is among ruling Congress AamAadmi Party (AAP) and United Democratic Front (UDF) which isan alliance of eight opposition parties UDF comprises the main oppisition party Mizo NationalFront (MNF) and BJP besides Zoram Nationalist Party MizoramPeople’s Conference Maraland Democratic Front Hmar People’sConference Paite Tribal Council and NCP Congress has fielded its sitting MP C L Ruala while UDFhas nominated Robert Romawia Royte AAP has put up MichaelLalmanzuala as its candidate for the seat Mizoram Lok Sabha seat has 702189 voters of whom355954 were women There are 1126 polling stations and eight additional companies of central para-military forces apart from sixstate armed battalions and unarmed policemen have been deployed to ensure peace International borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh andinter-state borders have been sealed official sources said End of updates for 10 April 800 pm: Uttar Pradesh increases voting percentage than 2009 A total of 174 crore electorate in 10 parliamentary seats in Uttar Pradesh today locked the future of 146 candidates on an incident free voting day As per latest reports from the Election Commission of India the poll percentage was 65 percent which is 14 percent more than 2009 Here are the numbers for a few of parliamentary constituencies/districts of the state: Aligarh: 6004 percent Baghpat: 6560 percent Bijnor: 6538 percent Bulandshr: 5936 percent Gautam Buddha Nagar: 5583 percent Meerut: 6568 percent Muzaffarnagar: 6778 percent Shahranpur: 7064 percent Shamli: 7085 percent Another state that went into polling is Madhya Pradesh A turnout of 5598 percent was recorded in the nine polling constituencies while Maharashtra registered 5413 percent in the 10 parliamentary constituencies in Vidharbha In Jammu 6629 percent exercised their right to franchise 630 pm: Naxals security forces exchange fire in Gadchiroli A minor skirmish was reported between security forces and Naxals in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district in the afternoon Naxals opened fire on election officials and security personnel near Gardewada in Etapalli Tehsil in Gadchiroli No casualties have been reported so far After retaliatory fire from security forces the Naxals fled into the forest The security personnel thwarted their plan to run away with the EVM machines Report by Vishwas Waghmode Firstpost 500 pm: Over 41% polling in Vidarbha till 3 pm The 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Vidarbha have registered average 412 percent voting turnout in the first eight hours reports Firstpost’s Vishwas Waghmode While the Gadchiroli-Chimur constituency has witnessed highest 59 percent the Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency has registered lowest 3635 percent voting turnout till 3 pm The constituencies-wise voting turnout till 3 pm as follows- Buldhana – 4400 percent Akola – 3904 percent Amravati – 4325 percent Wardha – 4077 percent Ramtek – 3635 percent Nagpur – 3923 percent Bhandara-Gondiya – 45 percent Gadchiroli-Chimur – 59 percent Chandrapur – 4349 percent Yavatmal-Washim – 3993 percent The Naxal hit Gadchiroli-Chimur constituency has registered the highest voting turnout because the polling of four assembly constituencies—most sensitive areas—out of six has been completed The voting in the rest of the two assembly constituencies will go on till 6 pm In the four most sensitive Assembly constituencies falling under Gadchiroli-Chimur Lok Sabha constituency the polling ended at 3 pm The polling in two other assembly constituencies will go on till 6 pm Earlier the Election Commission received a complaint about a faulty EVM machine at a booth in the Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha constituency Although the voting was disrupted for an hour it started again after the replacement of the machine 435 pm: Over 50 percent vote in Delhi New Delhi: An impressive 52 percent polling was recorded till 3 PM in the Lok Sabha election for the seven seats in the national capital even as long queues of people were seen at the booths across the city "Around 52 percent of the 127 crore eligible voters cast their votes till 3 PM" a senior official of Delhi Election Commission said He said polling has so far been peaceful and there were no reports of any untoward incident There were reports of malfunctioning of electronic voting machines (EVM) in some parts of the city but they were rectified the EC official said PTI 430 pm: Not much time go out and vote Muslim women show their ink-marked fingers after casting votes for Lok Sabha elections in Faridabad on Thursday PTI 410 pm: Voter turnout in Bihar was 4689 percent till 3 pm 324 pm: Maoists loot EVMs in Kotpad area Odisha Maoists have looted electronic voting machines in the Kotpad area of Odisha said television channels This comes on the back of news that Naxals had opened fire on security officers in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar area Early morning two jawans were also killed in Bihar while they were en route to a polling station 224 pm: Naxals open fire near polling booths in Bastar Naxals opened fire on security forces near ten polling booths in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist-hit Bastar Parliamentary seat where around 30 percent of the electorate cast their votes till noon Besides a huge haul of explosives including 15 IEDs and three pressure bombs were today recovered by security forces from separate places averting a massive strike by the ultras in the insurgency-hit region "Naxals opened fire on security forces near around ten polling booths while voting was underway there No injury or casualty was reported in the incidents" a senior police official told PTI Rebels fled to the forest after security personnel launched retaliatory attack on them he said The polling booths where firing was reported are – Korra and Amirgarh in Sukma district Samoli and Thanikarka booths in Dantewada district Nednar booth of Narayanpur district Padeli and Raigabodi in Kondagaon he said Voting was suspended for few minutes in many of these places but presently it is undergoing smoothly he said Polling in Bastar began from 7 am and around 30 percent turnout has been recorded till noon according to Joint Chief Electoral Officer DD Singh The polling time in seven Assembly seats–Bastar Chitrakot Narayanpur Bijapur Konta Kondagaon and Dantewada –in the region is till 3 PM while the single Jagdalpur Vidhan Sabha seat will witness polling upto 4 PM he said At some sensitive polling booths voting started after a short delay while EVMs machine were replaced at some polling booths Singh said 210 pm: AAP votes not registered in Ernakulam machine charges party The Aam Aadmi Party has reported that polling in an election booth in Ernakulam constituency had to be stopped by 1130am after party workers protested said that AAP votes could not be registered AAP workers alleged that the voting machine in booth number 118 at Kalamassery polytechnic college was not recording the votes being casted for AAP Former journalist and documentary filmmaker Anita Pratap is the AAP candidate from this constituency 1237 pm: Prove your identity poll officer tells Ghulam Nabi Azad Union Health Minister and former state chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was today asked to prove his identity at a polling booth in the Jammu Lok Sabha constituency Azad had gone to cast his vote at the DPS polling station at Jogi Gate area but was refused permission by the presiding officer who demanded his identity proof The matter was later settled when a local Congress leader went to stand surety for Azad’s identity – IANS 1145 am: Peaceful voting in Jammu along international border The state chief electoral officer has told Firstpost that polling in the first few hours in Jammu have been peaceful and incident free Voting was reportedly going on smoothly along International Border were stringent security arrangements are in place which is close to both International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) Nearly 13 to 15 percent of voting was recorded in the first few hours of polling in Jammu city 1132 am: VK Singh confusion in Ghaziabad One confusion for Ghaziabad BJP voters is that most don’t know VK Singh is Vijay Kumar Singh says Firstpost editor Sandip Roy who is on the ground at Ghaziabad 1130 am: The polling percentage in the first 2 hours Polling in the first two hours has been brisk across states with a few exceptions like Bastar in Chhattisgarh This could well be because of Maoist threat This is significant given that AAP is fielding Soni Sori from the area Sori is an Adivasi school teacher in Jabeli village of Dantewada Chhattisgarh India She was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Crime Branch for Chhattisgarh Police in 2011 on charges of acting as a conduit for Maoists Meanwhile here is a graph of how voting has taken place over the first two hours (9 am) 1100 am:Polling sluggish in Bastar’s Maoist dominated areas Muzaffarnagar votes peacefully Voting was sluggish in Bastar Lok Sabha constituency’s Maoist-dominated forested areas but the urban centres reported brisk polling A Chhattisgarh election commission official told IANS that till 10 am, Supporters at a BJP rally.

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