Assembly Election 2017

2017 will set the tone for setting up of new government in 5 states of the country. These states are Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Election Commission of India has declared the poll dates for the State Legislative Assembly for Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh will be held between February 4 and March 8, 2017. The Vote counting will be take place for the all the five states on March 11, 2017. Will anti-incumbency be a factor in 5 poll bound states? - Election Analysis

5 States Assembly Election Schedule 2017

State Election Date Count Date
Uttarpradesh
Phase-I Phase-II Phase-III Phase-IV Phase-V Phase-VI Phase-VII Mar 11
Feb 11, 2017 Feb 15, 2017 Feb 19, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Feb 27, 2017 Mar 4, 2017 Mar 8, 2017
Uttarakhand
Phase-I
Feb 15, 2017
Goa
Phase-I
Feb 04, 2017
Punjab
Phase-I
Feb 04, 2017
Manipur
Phase-I Phase-II
Feb 04, 2017 Mar 08, 2017


Election News

Mulayam's second daughter-in-law in SP list

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   7:30 pm
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party has fielded Aparna Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's step-brother Prateek Yadav, from Lucknow Cantt. View More..

Train accident averted in Bihar; sabotage suspected

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   7:20 pm
Hajipur (Bihar), Jan 23 (IANS) A train accident was averted between Sathajagat and Dalsinghsarai railway stations near Samastipur in Bihar, a railway official said on Monday. View More..

Republic Day rehearsal causes traffic jams

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   2:02 pm
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The final rehearsal of the Republic Day parade on Monday caused massive traffic jams, with motorists struck for long hours due to diversions and clogged streets. View More..

NIA visits train derailment site, toll is 41

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   12:44 pm
Vizianagaram (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 23 (IANS) The death toll in the train derailment in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district rose to 41 as NIA and CID teams visited the scene on Monday to study if there was sabotage. View More..

Demonetisation: Farm to loom, textiles totter (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   12:38 pm
Mumbai, Bhiwandi & Ahmedabad: Since the turn of the century, Bhiwandi -- once called the Manchester of Asia -- has wilted against competition from Bangladesh and Vietnam. Bhiwandi holds more than a sixth of India's 6.5 million power looms -- machines that manufacture fabric from yarn. View More..

This octogenarian poet seeks new ways to promote Punjabi literature

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   11:42 am
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) After making a name in the world of Punjabi literature, an octogenarian poet, short-story writer and editor is now seeking to promote more collaborative ventures among Punjabi authors so that they get a better deal. View More..

Prakash Ambedkar dares government to do away with reservations

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   11:40 pm
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Prakash Ambedkar on Sunday dared the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government to do away with the reservations for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. View More..

Congress releases first list of 41 candidates for UP

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   11:04 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday announced its first list of 41 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on Sunday -- the day it patched up an alliance with the ruling Samajwadi Party. View More..

BJP announces second list for UP, 'star kids' find place

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   10:50 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Sunday released its second list of 155 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, which features children of at least three party bigwigs and a few defectors from other parties. View More..

Priyanka negotiated deal with SP, says Congress

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   10:26 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In what could be seen as an announcement of Priyanka Gandhi's arrival, several senior Congress leaders on Sunday acknowledged the role of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in striking an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh. View More..

No 'lightweights' in talks with SP: Ahmed Patel

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   9:36 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday denied that it sent "political lightweights" for talks to strike an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) for Uttar Pradesh (UP) assembly elections. View More..

SP, Congress to jointly contest UP polls

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   8:36 pm
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party and the Congress will jointly contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on 298 and 105 seats, respectively, the two parties announced at a joint press conference here on Sunday. View More..

UP criminal held in Delhi

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   7:58 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A criminal from Uttar Pradesh wanted in 18 cases of attempt to murder and robbery has been arrested in Delhi, police said on Sunday. View More..

Mamata conveys support to Congress-SP alliance in UP

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   7:54 pm
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Sunday expressed her party's "full support" to the alliance between the Indian National Congress and Samajwadi Party for the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh. View More..

Major train accidents in recent times

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   7:22 pm
At least 39 people were killed and 50 others injured when the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district on Saturday night. Here are some major train accidents taking place in the country in the recent times and their death figures: View More..

BJP list: Rajnath's son to contest in Noida

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   7:20 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday released its second list of 155 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, fielding Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh from Noida. View More..

SP, Congress to jointly contest UP polls

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   6:38 pm
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party and the Congress will jointly contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly election on 298 and 105 seats respectively, the two parties announced on Sunday. View More..

SP, Congress to jointly contest UP election

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   6:28 pm
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party and the Congress announced on Sunday that they will jointly contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly election. View More..

Time to revamp railways infrastructure, say experts

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   6:14 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Frequent train accidents in the past few months have once again brought to fore issues of maintenance, infrastructure up-gradation and safety in the Indian Railways. View More..

Punjab contest no longer bipolar, but BJP clear winner: Jaitley

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   5:36 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said though the contest in the February 4 Punjab assembly elections was no longer bipolar with the "advent of new smaller parties", the BJP will nevertheless emerge clear winner. View More..

SC junks plea for deferring Union budget

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   7:58 pm
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea for deferring the Union budget 2017-18, in view of assembly polls in five states, holding that the presentation has to be done before the start of the financial year (FY) -- from April 1 -- and not during the FY. View More..

BJP sends 250 bikers to 'expose' AAP in Punjab

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   6:16 pm
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of not fulfilling his poll promises for the national capital and sent a team of 250 bikers to Punjab to "expose the lies". View More..

BJP attacks Kejriwal for questioning EC's independence

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   6:04 pm
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The BJP on Monday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for questioning the independence of the Election Commission (EC). View More..

SC junks plea for deferring Union budget

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   5:04 pm
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea for deferring the Union budget 2017-18, in view of assembly polls in five states, holding that the presentation has to be done before the start of the financial year (FY) -- from April 1 -- and not during the FY. View More..

Goa polls: Tale of two failed coalitions and a barely-there third (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   3:22 pm
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) For a state known for its casinos, the February 4 assembly elections are shaping up like a game of poker, with more than 10 political parties in the fray and all of them holding their cards close to their chests. View More..

BJP releases list of 31 for Manipur polls

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   2:50 pm
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The BJP on Monday released its first list of 31 candidates for the Manipur assembly elections on March 4 and March 8. View More..

Church slams BJP digitalisation agenda in Goa

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   12:04 pm
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Days after a spokesperson for Goa's archbishop denied allegations that the influential Roman Catholic Church was indulging in politics ahead of theFebruary 4 assembly polls, its social arm has taken direct pot shots at the ruling BJP, accusing it of misgovernance and corruption and calling the nationwide digitalisation initiative a "disturbing development". View More..

Hamon, Valls qualify to France's Left primary run-off (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   5:46 am
Paris, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Education Minister Benoit Hamon and former Prime Minister Manuel Valls topped the list after the first round of the French Socialist Party primaries held on Sunday. View More..

Hamon, Valls top the list in French Socialist Party primaries

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   2:34 am
Paris, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Education Minister Benoit Hamon and former Prime Minister Manuel Valls topped the list after the first round of the French Socialist Party primaries held on Sunday, according to early counts. View More..

1 million French voters cast ballots in Left primary's first round

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   12:30 am
Paris, Jan 23 (IANS) About 1 million left-wing French voters on Sunday headed to polling stations to cast ballots in a presidential primary, organisers said. View More..

BJP announces second list for UP, 'star kids' find place

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   10:50 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Sunday released its second list of 155 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, which features children of at least three party bigwigs and a few defectors from other parties. View More..

Priyanka negotiated deal with SP, says Congress

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   10:26 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In what could be seen as an announcement of Priyanka Gandhi's arrival, several senior Congress leaders on Sunday acknowledged the role of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in striking an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh. View More..

No 'lightweights' in talks with SP: Ahmed Patel

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   9:36 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday denied that it sent "political lightweights" for talks to strike an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) for Uttar Pradesh (UP) assembly elections. View More..

SP, Congress to jointly contest UP polls

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   8:36 pm
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party and the Congress will jointly contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on 298 and 105 seats, respectively, the two parties announced at a joint press conference here on Sunday. View More..

Voting starts in France's left-wing presidential primary

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   8:18 pm
Paris, Jan 22 (IANS) The first round of France's Left primary kicked off on Sunday morning with the competition to be a three-horse race among former Prime Minister Manuel Valls and his main rivals Arnaund Montebourg and Benoit Hamon, both former ministers in his government in 2014. View More..

BJP list: Rajnath's son to contest in Noida

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   7:20 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday released its second list of 155 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, fielding Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh from Noida. View More..

SP, Congress to jointly contest UP polls

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   6:38 pm
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party and the Congress will jointly contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly election on 298 and 105 seats respectively, the two parties announced on Sunday. View More..

Congress first list for Uttarakhand out, workers protest

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   6:22 pm
Dehradun/New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday released its first list of 63 candidates for the Uttarakhand assembly polls, triggering anger among some activists who vandalised the party office in Dehradun. View More..

Amarinder gives ultimatum to rebels to quit polls race

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   4:00 pm
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh on Sunday warned dissidents that they will be expelled from the party if they did not withdraw their nominations for the polls by Tuesday evening. View More..

CEC reviews poll preparations in Goa

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   1:38 pm
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Abuse of money, distribution of gifts and the ruling party's misuse of government beneficiary database to lure voters are some of the complaints received by election authorities in Goa, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said on Sunday. View More..