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.

Election Analysis 2017

A to D war in U.P

The whole political war in Uttar Pradesh is revolving from A to D. A stands for Akhilesh Yadav and his development initiatives, B stands for BJP which is waiting in the wings...Read More

Will anti-incumbency be a factor in 5 poll bound states?

Will anti-incumbency be a factor work in 5 states which goes to polls in 2017 or there are other factors which play a crucial role... Read More

5 States Assembly Election Schedule 2017

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


Election News

AAP slams Modi, Rajnath over Ramjas violence

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   5:06 pm
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Advocating debate and shunning of violence by students, the AAP on Thursday held Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh responsible for violence at Delhi University's Ramjas College here a day earlier. View More..

Modi slams Akhilesh for his 'donkey' jibe

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   5:00 pm
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday returned fire to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on his "Gujarat donkeys" jibe, saying there was no need to be afraid of the animal that lived thousands of kilometres away. View More..

Hundreds of thousands vote in Uttar Pradesh

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   12:38 pm
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people on Thursday voted across 53 constituencies in the fourth phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, officials said. View More..

Bharti Airtel to buy out Telenor India

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   11:52 am
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) India's largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced that it has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Telenor (India). View More..

10.23% voting till 9 a.m. in UP

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   10:44 am
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Moderate voting of 10.23 per cent is reported in the first two hours from most places across the 53 assembly seats in the fourth phase of polls in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, a poll official said. View More..

Bharti Airtel to buy Telenor India

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   10:38 am
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India's largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced that it has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Telenor (India). View More..

SP candidate's son shot in UP

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   8:14 am
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) The son of a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate was shot and seriously injured in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba district on Thursday morning, police said. View More..

Voting begins for 53 seats in fourth phase UP polls

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   7:10 am
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Voting in 53 assembly constituencies in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh elections began at 7 a.m on Thursday amid tight security, officials said. View More..

Varun Gandhi questions own government's accomplishments

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   10:28 pm
Indore, Feb 22 (IANS) In a fierce attack on his own party's government, BJP MP Varun Gandhi said that in the last two years, over 50,000 debt-ridden farmers had committed suicide while nothing had been done about business tycoon Vijay Mallya who had fled with a Rs 10,000 crore loan unpaid. View More..

Sonia's absence in UP clear sign of generational shift: Congress

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   10:02 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Remaining silent on party President Sonia Gandhi's absence from poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Wednesday said "it was a clear sign of generational shift" in the Grand Old Party. View More..

Drug racket busted: Rs 12 crore worth heroin seized, 2 held

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   10:02 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Delhi Police claimed to have busted a syndicate of international drug suppliers and arrested its two members with three kg of high-grade heroin valued at Rs 12 crore in the international market. View More..

HIL: UP Wizards seal semi-final spot after 4-4 draw against Mumbai

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   9:14 pm
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Wizards and Dabang Mumbai played out a 4-4 draw as the hosts sealed a spot in the semi-finals of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) here on Wednesday. View More..

UP needs to get rid of 'KaSaB', says Amit Shah

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   9:04 pm
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Coining an acronym to denote the Congress, the SP and the BSP with the name of the executed 26/11 attacker, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said that the time had come to rid Uttar Pradesh of "KaSaB". View More..

Five days later, CA student still missing

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   8:54 pm
Hathras (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 22 (IANS) A bright and young final year student pursuing Chartered Accountants's course in Delhi remains untraced, five days after he went missing on the Yamuna Expressway. View More..

Third anniversary event to portray Modi as 'messiah of poor'

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   7:34 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The BJP-led government is planning nationwide functions on the completion of its three years in power in May, projecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "messiah of the poor". View More..

Madhya Pradesh's Rs 500 crore hawala accused dead, says police

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   6:56 pm
Katni (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 22 (IANS) An accused wanted in the Rs 500-crore hawala scam unearthed in Katni district died at Haridwar in Uttar Pradesh, a senior police officer said on Wednesday. View More..

HC reserves order on EC's plea to cancel Mukhtar Ansari's parole

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   6:52 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a plea of Election Commission seeking cancellation of custody parole granted by the trial court to gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari for canvassing in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh polls. View More..

Student community in Bengal to help conserve Gangetic river dolphin

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   6:48 pm
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) School and college students in West Bengal will be among key stakeholders in the national project to develop a conservation action plan for the Gangetic River Dolphin to save the national aquatic animal from extinction, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

4 UP policemen get life term for Bhojpur shootout

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   5:58 pm
Ghaziabad, Feb 22 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to four policemen who were involved in killing four men in an over two-decade-old staged shootout in Bhojpur, in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh. View More..

Sonia takes on Modi

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   5:16 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Ahead of the fourth phase of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of depriving people of their welfare schemes. View More..

BJP may edge out NCP in Pune civic polls

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   3:26 pm
Pune, Feb 23 (IANS) In what could be a huge setback to the Pawar family, the Bharatiya Janata Party raced towards victory in Pune Municipal Corporation elections by notching comfortable leads in 65 of the 162 wards, pushing the ruling Nationalist Congress Party to a distant second at 32 here on Thursday. View More..

Shiv Sena notches early leads in BMC polls

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   11:38 am
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The Shiv Sena notched early leads in 30 wards while the BJP was leading in 20 wards as counting of votes cast in the elections to the 227-seat BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, the country's biggest civic body, got underway, officials said here on Friday. View More..

10.23% voting till 9 a.m. in UP

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   10:44 am
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Moderate voting of 10.23 per cent is reported in the first two hours from most places across the 53 assembly seats in the fourth phase of polls in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, a poll official said. View More..

Voting begins for 53 seats in fourth phase UP polls

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   7:10 am
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Voting in 53 assembly constituencies in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh elections began at 7 a.m on Thursday amid tight security, officials said. View More..

France's Le Pen's 2 aides in custody over fake job allegations

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   3:12 am
Paris, Feb 23 (IANS) Two aides of Marine Le Pen, far-right National Front candidate for the presidential election, were placed into custody over allegations of misusing European Parliament funds, media reports said. View More..

Swaraj India releases first list for Delhi municipal polls

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   10:56 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Swaraj India, the newly-formed political party led by former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav, on Wednesday released its first list of candidates for the upcoming municipal elections in Delhi. View More..

Third anniversary event to portray Modi as 'messiah of poor'

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   7:34 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The BJP-led government is planning nationwide functions on the completion of its three years in power in May, projecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "messiah of the poor". View More..

HC reserves order on EC's plea to cancel Mukhtar Ansari's parole

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   6:52 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a plea of Election Commission seeking cancellation of custody parole granted by the trial court to gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari for canvassing in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh polls. View More..

Sonia takes on Modi

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   5:16 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Ahead of the fourth phase of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of depriving people of their welfare schemes. View More..

Patnaik asks BJD to perk up, not lose heart over poll losses

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   5:10 pm
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the party legislators not to get disheartened with the dismal performance of the party in some districts in the panchayat polls in the state. View More..

53 seats to go for polls in UP on Thursday

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   1:54 pm
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Fifty-three constituencies will see polling on Thursday in the fourth phase of staggered assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. View More..

Shurhozelie sworn in as Nagaland Chief Minister

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   12:50 pm
Kohima, Feb 22 (IANS) Naga People's Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Wednesday sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of Nagaland following the resignation of T.R. Zeliang. View More..

Millions vote in crucial Maharashtra civic elections (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   10:06 pm
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Millions of voters exercised their franchise on Tuesday in Maharashtra to elect members of 10 major civic bodies, including India's largest and richest civic body BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) where many Bollywood celebrities cast their votes. View More..

Madhesi Morcha boycotts meeting called by Prachanda

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   9:20 pm
Kathmandu, Feb 21 (IANS) Leaders of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) were conspicuous by their absence at an all-party meeting held here on Tuesday to have the constitution amendment motion discussed in Parliament in view of the government's announcement for local election. View More..

Congress demands CBI probe into murder allegations against Goa BJP leader

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   8:54 pm
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged murder of a local youth in 2006, allegedly by a BJP leader, after a video surfaced on social media in which a former associate of the politician claimed he was an eye-witness to the alleged crime. View More..

Millions vote in Maharashtra in crucial civic polls (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   7:30 pm
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Millions voted on Tuesday in Maharashtra to elect 10 major civic bodies, including the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India's largest and richest civic body. View More..

France's Le Pen cancels meeting with Lebanon's Grand Mufti over headscarf

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   6:56 pm
Beirut, Feb 21 (IANS) Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen cancelled a meeting with Lebanon's Grand Mufti on Tuesday after refusing to wear a headscarf. View More..

Panchayat polls conclude in Odisha

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   6:22 pm
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) The fifth phase of panchayat polls in Odisha came to an end peacefully on Tuesday. View More..

Rahul, Akhilesh, Amit Shah hold road shows

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   5:46 pm
Allahabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Hundreds and thousands on Tuesday joined the roadshow of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here on Tuesday. BJP President Amit Shah also staged a show of strength in the same city. View More..

Campaigning for UP's fourth phase polling on Feb 23 ends

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   5:28 pm
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Campaigning in elections for 53 assembly seats from 12 districts of Uttar Pradesh, which will go balloting in the fourth phase on February 23, ended on Tuesday evening. View More..