Karnataka will go for a single-phase assembly poll May 5, the Election Commission announced here Wednesday. Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said that the counting of votes will take place May 8.
The Congress is poised to form a government in Himachal Pradesh, party leader Virbhadra Singh said Thursday, as the vote count in the state put it ahead of the BJP. "We are going to form the next government," the former Himachal Pradesh chief minister told the media here.
In a tragic incidents, eleven police personnel died in a road mishaps in the poll-bounded Gujarat when they were on the way for their election duty. Driver loose control over the steering and the vehicle slipped in a well near Sapoi village in Dahod district, as sources claims. Out of eleven police personnel, six were ladies constables.
Voting for the second and final phase of the assembly polls that will also decide Chief Minister Narendra Modi's electoral fate is presently underway in Gujarat. About 1.98 crore voters will decide the fate of 820 candidates in this phase. The voting, which is taking place for 95 constituencies in this phase, began at 8 a.m. today.
The voting exercise for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly election concluded today at 5:00 p.m., official reports say. No untoward incident has been reported so far in 87 assembly constituencies, it added. However, the detail reports are yet to come, Gujarat Election Commission informed media. According to reports, an estimated 53 percent of the 18 million eligible voters used their rights in the first phase of polling till 3 p.m. while 38 percent voting was reported till 1 p.m.
Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro will launch social media accounts to communicate actively with his supporters ahead of the forthcoming presidential elections. Maduro is running as the main candidate from the ruling party. "Now we are holding a meeting on the launch of a digital system (of communication) for Nicolas Maduro from Sunday," Maduro's election adviser Andres Izarra wrote in his Twitter microblog.
The first phase of polling concluded at 5 p.m. with impressive 68% turnout on Thursday for 87 out of 182 constituencies. The Election Commission of India (ECI) called it "historic" as it was the highest voting percentage since 2002 when 61.54 percent of the electorate had voted. This percentage slid to 59.77 in 2007. "The polling was totally peaceful and historic," Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi told reporters here.
The campaigning for the second and last phase of assembly election in Gujarat is set to end Saturday evening and on this concluding day the Chief Minister of state and BJP leader Narendra Modi and Congress secretary Rahul Gandhi are scheduled to hold various rallies in the northern Gujarat.
Voting for the second and final phase of the assembly polls continues in Gujarat on Monday. The voters queued up outside polling booths in 23,318 polling stations in 95 constituencies since 8 a.m. in the morning. An estimated total 19.8 million voters comprising 10.3 million are male and 9.5 million female will decide the fate of a total 820 candidates in 49 women candidates.
Campaigning for the Nagaland assembly elections will come to an end Thusday evening, 48 hours before the polling exercise. The voting will go on for 60 assembly seats on Friday 23. Almost all the political parties have roped in their national leaders to campaign for the polls and are trying to reach the maximum voters through rallies and visits. The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) led by the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio is busy in wooing the electorates throughout the state.