Assembly Election 2017

The Assembly Election for 5 states were held in Goa, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur. While the elections were held in a single phase in Goa, Uttarakhand and Punjab, they were held in two phases in Manipur and in seven phases in Uttar Pradesh. The results announced on March 11. BJP bags big vicotry on Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa while Congress formed the government on Punjab.

To celebrate the installation of its governments in four states post-assembly polls, the BJP on Thursday distributed laddoos to its leaders in parliament -- laddoos that were specially flown in from the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh.

BJP sources revealed that the party had planned to distribute sweets to its leaders at the Parliamentary Party meeting that was addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to felicitate leaders over their performance in the just-concluded assembly elections.

Someone then came up with the idea of offering Tirupati laddoos, given as religious offering to devotees at the temple, one of the most visited religious places in India. The laddoo, which is registered for a Geographical indication tag to avoid duplication, is prepared in the temple kitchen.

"Earlier, we were planning to distribute sweets but then came the idea of distributing Lord Venkateshwara's laddoos," a BJP leader said.

Thus, an order for some 1,000-1,200 laddoos was placed on Tuesday night, but the temple was able to deliver only about 600.





Assembly Election Results 2017

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2017

Party Leadings Won
BJP - 312
SP+CONG - 54
BSP - 19
OTHERS - 18
RLD - 1

Manipur Assembly Election Results 2017

Party Leadings Won
INC - 28
BJP - 21
OTHERS - 9
LEFT+ - 1

Punjab Assembly Election Results 2017

Party Leadings Won
INC - 77
AAP+ - 20
SKD - 15
BJP - 3
LIP - 2

Goa Assembly Election Results 2017

Party Leadings Won
INC - 17
BJP - 13
NCP - 3
MAG - 3
OTHERS - 3
AAP - 1

Uttarakhand Assembly Election Results 2017

Party Leadings Won
BJP - 56
INC - 11
OTHERS - 2



Election News

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    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   9:58 pm
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The keenly-awaited results of the Delhi municipal elections on Wednesday will show if the BJP has been able to keep up its political momentum, if the Congress party has been able to revive itself in the metropolis, and if the ruling Aam Aadmi Party has been able to build up its base among the people. View More..

Amit Shah launches BJP's 'Vistar Yatra' from Naxalbari

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   9:32 pm
Siliguri, April 25 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday lunched at a tribal's house, and knocked on the doors of the locals here as part of an intensive booth-level mass contact programme in Naxalabari block -- the cradle of the 50-year-old Maoist movement in India -- in northern West Bengal's Darjeeling district. View More..

UP government to form 'anti-land mafia task force'

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   8:38 pm
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to set up a task force to tackle the menace of land grabbing in the state. View More..

Bengal not letting central schemes percolate down: Amit Shah

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   7:16 pm
Siliguri, April 25 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday alleged that the West Bengal government was not letting the benefits of central developmental schemes percolate down to the grassroots. View More..

Ex-UP minister Prajapati granted bail in gang rape case

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   7:10 pm
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Minister Gayatri Prajapati was on Tuesday granted bail in a case pertaining to gang rape of a minor. View More..

Chhota Rajan, 3 others get 7 years' jail in fake passport case (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   5:50 pm
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A special court here on Tuesday sentenced underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan and three former passport officers to seven years' jail in a fake passport case. View More..

Chhota Rajan, 3 others get 7 years in jail in fake passport case

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   4:58 pm
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A CBI court here on Tuesday sentenced underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan to seven years in jail for holding a fake passport. View More..

UP officials told to be extra vigilant

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   2:58 pm
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has asked the administration to be extra vigilant and ensure that incidents based on trivial things do not blow up into major incidents that catch media attention. View More..

SC transfers Yamuna pollution PIL to NGT

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   10:36 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday transferred to the National Green Tribunal the over two decade old PIL relating to ever-increasing pollution of river Yamuna. View More..

Cabinet Secretary gets a year's extension

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   9:56 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha was on Monday given a year's extension in service, said an official statement. View More..

SC sets timeline for filling vacancies in six states' police forces

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   9:02 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday fixed a timeline for recruitment of police personnel including Sub-Inspectors, head constables and the constables in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. View More..

Cabinet Secretary gets a year's extension

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   8:56 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha was on Monday given a year's extension in service, official sources said. View More..

Vijayvargiya threatens central intervention if border smuggling on in Bengal

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   8:44 pm
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of being deeply involved in the chit fund scams, BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday claimed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is having "sleepless nights" and threatened central intervention if smuggling in the border areas went unchecked. View More..

Naxalabari, Mamata's constituency in Shah's three-day Bengal tour

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   7:54 pm
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah begins a three-day political campaign in West Bengal from Tuesday, kickstarting his booth level public interactions with house visits to Naxalbari - where the Maoist movement in India was born half a century back - and carpet bombing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's constituency the next day. View More..

Chhota Rajan held guilty in fake passport case

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   7:46 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A CBI court here on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others in a fake passport case. View More..

Chhota Rajan held guilty in fake passport case

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   3:38 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A court here on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others in a fake passport case. View More..

Attack on policemen, shows 'jungle raj' in UP: Yechury

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   11:32 am
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Expressing outrage over right-wing outfits attacking police stations in Agra, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said there was a 'jungle raj' (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh. View More..

Three men transporting buffaloes beaten up in Delhi

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   8:42 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Three persons transporting buffaloes were beaten up by "cow vigilantes" in south Delhi, police said on Sunday. View More..

PM asks CMs to stay in touch with Kashmiri youth in their states

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   8:24 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked all Chief Ministers to stay in touch with the Kashmiri youth in their states and take care of their interests. View More..

Three men transporting buffaloes beaten up in Delhi

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   4:34 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Three persons transporting buffaloes were beaten up by 'vigilantes' here, police said. View More..

Shah lunches at tribal's home to launch BJP's 'Vistar Yatra' from Naxalbari (Roundup)

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   11:44 pm
Siliguri, April 25 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday lunched at a tribal's home, and met local residents here in northern West Bengal's Naxalabari block -- the cradle of the 50-year-old Maoist movement in India - while launching a stinging attack on the ruling Trinamool Congress. View More..

Delhi civic polls outcome keenly awaited by parties

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   9:58 pm
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The keenly-awaited results of the Delhi municipal elections on Wednesday will show if the BJP has been able to keep up its political momentum, if the Congress party has been able to revive itself in the metropolis, and if the ruling Aam Aadmi Party has been able to build up its base among the people. View More..

Why is Shah mum on denial of central grants to Bengal: Trinamool

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   8:58 pm
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Taking a swipe at BJP chief Amit Shah for not explaining why West Bengal is "constantly being deprived of central aid", state Minister Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday rubbished his claims that his party would become a formidable force in the state by the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. View More..

EC reviews preparedness for Anantnag parliamentary by-poll

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   5:26 pm
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) A high-level team of the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday reviewed preparedness for the Anantnag parliamentary by-poll and assessed the security situation through video-conferencing. View More..

Arrangements made for Delhi civic polls vote count

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   5:14 pm
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Elaborate arrangements have been made for the counting of votes cast in Delhi's municipal elections at 35 centres on Wednesday, an election official said. View More..

Le Pen visits Paris food market to promote protectionism

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   3:02 pm
Paris, April 25 (IANS) French far-right Presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Tuesday visited a food market in Paris where she promoted a policy of protectionism with regards to the country's local produce and accused her rival of being in favour of market deregulation. View More..

Kejriwal talks of movement 'if exit poll results prove true'

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   11:46 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A day after civic polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked his party workers to be ready for a "movement" if exit poll results of the municipal elections prove to be true. View More..

Naxalabari, Mamata's constituency in Shah's three-day Bengal tour

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   7:54 pm
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah begins a three-day political campaign in West Bengal from Tuesday, kickstarting his booth level public interactions with house visits to Naxalbari - where the Maoist movement in India was born half a century back - and carpet bombing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's constituency the next day. View More..

French presidential first round poll sends stocks high

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   5:30 pm
Paris, April 24 (IANS) Stocks in France and exchanges in European markets opened on a rosy note on Monday after pro-market and Europe stance Emmanuel Macron's win in the first round offered a relief to investors. View More..

Trump, Democrats, Republicans all unpopular: Poll

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   9:58 am
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Trump slams poll showing him with low approval rating

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   7:24 am
Washington, April 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump lambasted opinion polls showing him with a low approval rating, calling the media outlets who are publishing them "fake". View More..

Modi urges BJP CMs to focus on development

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   11:00 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states to make development their main plank and use technology for its better implementation, sources said. View More..

Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches, despite scorching heat (Roundup)

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   10:36 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of voters in the national capital on Sunday exercised their democratic right amid EVM glitches and scorching heat to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP. View More..

BJP clean sweep in civic polls, rout for AAP: Exit poll

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   9:32 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The BJP will make a clean sweep in Sunday's municipal elections in Delhi while the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress will lag far behind, said an exit poll. View More..

Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   8:32 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of voters in the national capital on Sunday exercised their democratic right amid EVM glitches to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP. View More..

BJP complains to EC against AAP's Manish Sisodia

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   8:20 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Delhi BJP on Sunday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, accusing him of violating the Model Code of Conduct during the civic polls. View More..

Driven by sense of duty, elderly brave scorcher to vote

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   7:54 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Braving scorching heat and disregarding failing health, senior citizens on Sunday turned out in large numbers for the Delhi civic polls, though most admitted that they do not have much expectations from candidates they voted for. View More..

Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   6:28 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of men and women on Sunday voted amid EVM glitches to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP. View More..

Delhi EC hauls up news channels over MCD pre-poll survey

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   5:22 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Delhi State Election Commission on Sunday asked two major news channels to explain the reason for the telecast of the survey they made ahead of the MCD polls, in which they had projected a big BJP win. View More..

BJP will oust Left in Tripura: Ram Madhav

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   4:00 pm
Dharmanagar (Tripura), April 23 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday vowed to oust the Left from power in Tripura in the 2018 assembly elections "to script history". View More..