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AIMIM joins hands with BTP to contest local polls in Gujarat – india news

The Bhartiya Tribal Party (BTP) in Gujarat will contest upcoming local body polls in the state in alliance with the AIMIM, BTP chief Chhotu Vasava said on Saturday after AIMIM MP Imtiaz Jaleel met him at his residence at Jhagadia in Bharuch district. Notably, Vasava had in December announced severing of ties with the Congress party in two district Panchayats ...

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Bengal assembly polls: Abhishek and Suvendu trade barbs as poll battle heats up – india news

Kolkata: Youth Trinamool Congress president Abhishek Banerjee, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, on Sunday accused former minister Suvendu Adhikari, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on December 19, of being “corrupt and spineless” and faced a counter-attack in less than an hour as the political slugfest in the poll-bound state intensified. Narrowing the political battle between the ruling ...

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BJP will perform well in every corner of Himachal in Panchayati Raj polls: Anurag Thakur – india news

Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anurag Thakur on Sunday asserted that BJP will perform well in every corner of Himachal Pradesh in the upcoming Panchayati Raj polls. Thakur, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Finance and Corporate Affairs made the remark while addressing people of Himachal Pradesh via video-conference on completion of three years of Jai Ram ...

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J&K polls show depth of our democracy, says PM Modi – india news

The elections in Jammu and Kashmir’s District Development Council were a mirror to those who taught him democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, a day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said there was no democracy in the country. Modi said that while his government completed three-tier panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir in just over a year of ...

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Karnataka local body election 2020: 3,019 gram panchayats go to polls in first phase – india news

Polling began in the first phase of the two-phased Karnataka local body elections in 3,019 gram panchayats on Tuesday. More than 50% of villages in the state will exercise their franchise in 23,706 booths in this phase amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Voting will be held between 7am to 5pm. Even though chief minister BS Yediyurappa-led BJP state government wanted to ...

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Prashant Kishor spotlights BJP’s ‘struggle’ in Bengal polls, party reacts – india news

Election strategist Prashant Kishor on Monday threw a challenge at the BJP after its acquisition of Trinamool leaders during Amit Shah’s two-day visit to the state over the weekend. Kishor, roped in last year by Mamata Banerjee for her Bengal campaign, said the BJP will “struggle to cross double digits” and promised to quit this “space” if the party did ...

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J&K local polls see 50% turnout in final phase, results out on Dec 22 – india news

Elections to 28 constituencies in the final phase of eight-phased district development council (DDC) polls, which saw 50.98% voting, concluded without any major incident on Saturday, officials said. State Election Commissioner (SEC) KK Sharma said that Jammu recorded 72.71% and Kashmir registered 29.91% voting in the last phase. In all, 50.98 % polling was recorded in the state in the ...

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Jagan govt accused of ignoring order on local body polls, faces contempt – india news

Andhra Pradesh state election commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Friday filed a contempt of court petition in the state high court against the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government for its non-cooperation with the commission in conducting local body elections in the state. In the petition, Ramesh Kumar charged the state government with not honouring the high court’s order dated November ...

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Explained: Why this year’s Kerala civic body polls matter – india news

Counting of votes polled in the crucial local body elections is underway as the traditional political fronts — Communist Party of India (Marxist) led Left Democratic Front (LDF), Congress headed United Democratic Front (UDF) and Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, sat with their bated breath for the results. As per early trends, the LDF is leading in 403 of ...

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Samajwadi Party will ally with smaller parties in next assembly polls, says Akhilesh Yadav – india news

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has said that his party will form the alliance with smaller parties in the upcoming Assembly polls. Speaking to media when asked about the party’s alliance in the upcoming Assembly election in the state to stop the BJP, Yadav said, “Samajwadi Party will forge an alliance with smaller parties. Our experience has not been good ...

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