Elections 2019

Lok Sabha (General elections) 2019 will be the biggest election of the year. It will be held in April or May 2019 to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha. Along with the general elections, the assembly elections of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, and Sikkim will be tentatively held simultaneously. When dealing with Lok Sabha elections, several opinion polls have predicted a decline in seats for the ruling NDA and the BJP and an increase for the UPA and the Congress. Based on the alliance, the Congress could be back in power.

But other opinion polls predict that the NDA will be back in power with 281 seats, nine seats ahead of the half-way mark in the 543-member Lok Sabha. Several TV channel opinion polls, voice in favour of BJP and also predict that despite winning the election, the saffron party's seats would be less. But will increase its vote share from 31.34 per cent to 36 per cent. The Congress, on the other hand, will increase its seat tally from the 44 it won in 2014 to 83 seats, while its vote share will go up from 19.52 to 31 per cent.

Once again, many political experts feel that the general elections 2019 will not be fought on the basis of economic performance, jobs or growth in personal income, but power to mobilise people along with caste and religious sentiments.





Upcoming Elections

S.No State End of Term Proposed Election Date Seats
1 Mizoram 15.12.2018 28.11.2018 40
2 Rajasthan 20.01.2019 07.11.2018 200
3 Chhattisgarh 05.01.2019 12 nov 2018 & 28 nov 2018 90
4 Madhya Pradesh 07.01.2019 28.11.2018 230



Election News

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Congress MP from Kerala dead

    Updated On : Nov 21,2018   12:50 pm
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha member M.I. Shanavas passed away at a private hospital here on Wednesday, a party leader said. He was 67. View More..

Congress MP from Kerala M.I. Shanavas dead (Lead, correcting name)

    Updated On : Nov 21,2018   10:08 am
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) Congress Working President in Kerala and Lok Sabha member from Wayanad, M.I. Shanavas passed away at a private hospital in Chennai on Wednesday, a party leader said. He was 67. View More..

Congress MP from Kerala M.I.Shahnawaz dead

    Updated On : Nov 21,2018   9:20 am
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) Congress Working President in Kerala and Lok Sabha member from Wayanad, M.I. Shahnawaz passed away at a private hospital in Chennai on Wednesday, a party leader said. He was 67. View More..

Around 72% turn out in Chhattisgarh phase-II polls (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   9:34 pm
Raipur, Nov 20 (IANS) As many as 71.93 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the second and final phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections on Tuesday, taking the overall turnout in the two phases to 74.17 per cent so far. View More..

People of Agra won't need to visit Prayagraj for a holy dip in the Sangam

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   9:26 pm
Agra, Nov 20 (IANS) In a few weeks from now, the residents of the Taj City will start getting Ganga water from their municipal taps and the faithfuls would then be able to take a holy dip in the new 'Sangam', when the Yamuna will start receiving Ganga water through a 130-kilometre-long pipeline. View More..

Husband happy Sushma won't contest 2019 polls (Lead, Correcting headline)

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   9:10 pm
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's husband Swaraj Kaushal on Tuesday welcomed her decision not to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. View More..

PDP leader Muzaffar Baig ready for 'third front'

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   8:50 pm
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and Lok Sabha member Muzaffar Hussain Baig said on Tuesday that he is ready to join the "third front" if it takes shape in Jammu and Kashmir. View More..

Centre working for all-round development of northeast: Amit shah

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   8:48 pm
Aizawl, Nov 20 (IANS) BJP President Amit shah on Tuesday said that the Centre has been working for all-round development and welfare of India's northeast, and Union Ministers had been visiting the region to catalyse progress in the states. View More..

TRS MP resigns, big jolt ahead of Assembly polls

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   8:34 pm
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) In a huge setback to Telanganas ruling TRS ahead of next months Assembly elections, its MP K. Vishweshwar Reddy on Tuesday announced his resignation from the party as well as Parliament. View More..

Chhattisgarh: Over 60 per cent turn out to elect new Assembly (Roundup)

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   6:14 pm
Raipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Polling for the second and concluding phase for 72 seats spread across 19 districts in Chhattisgarh ended on Tuesday with more than 60 per cent of the over 1.5 crore electorate casting their votes to elect a new Assembly. View More..

Sushma's husband thanks her for not deciding to contest 2019 polls

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   6:00 pm
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's husband Swaraj Kaushal on Tuesday welcomed her decision not to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. View More..

BJP-RSS want to destroy India's democratic structure: Rahul

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   5:56 pm
Champhai (Mizoram), Nov 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the BJP-RSS combine, which has a "divisive ideology", was penetrating its people into government institutions in order to destroy the country's democratic structure. View More..

Voting ends for final phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   5:36 pm
Raipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Polling for the second and final phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections entailing 72 constituencies spread across 19 districts officially ended on Tuesday, with over 60 per cent of the over 1.5 crore electorate exercising their franchise. View More..

2nd phase of Panchayat elections in J&K end

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   5:22 pm
Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Polling ended peacefully on Tuesday in the second phase of Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir, with an overall voter turnout of 69.4 per cent although Anantnag saw a bare 0.9 per cent voting. View More..

Rajya Sabha to meet from Dec 11 to Jan 8

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   4:18 pm
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha will meet from December 11 to January 8 during the winter session of parliament with President Ram Nath Kovind issuing the formal summons for convening the house. View More..

Chhattisgarh: 45& turnout in polling (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   4:14 pm
Raipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Authorities reported 45 per cent polling by Tuesday evening in the second and final phase in 72 seats to elect a new Chhattisgarh Assembly. View More..

Sushma says not contesting 2019 polls on health grounds

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   4:04 pm
Indore, Nov 20 (IANS) Citing health reasons, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who was once touted as a prime ministerial candidate in the BJP, on Tuesday said she has decided not to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election. View More..

Congress moves EC over 'BJP's malpractices' in Chhattisgarh polls

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   3:58 pm
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday approached the Election Commission alleging that Chhattisgarh's ruling BJP was involved in malpractices like the unauthorised possession of EVMs by a state official and distribution of cash by a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate. View More..

Decided not to contest 2019 polls: Sushma

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   2:48 pm
Indore, Nov 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that she has decided not to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. View More..

BJP, Independents get 2 seats each in Uttarakhand civic polls

    Updated On : Nov 20,2018   1:38 pm
Dehradun, Nov 20 (IANS) The ruling BJP and the Independents won two seats each in the contest for the mayoral and chairman's posts in Uttarakhand's 84 civic bodies for which vote counting was underway on Tuesday, officials said. View More..