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

Gujarat Assembly Election Results 2017

Party Won Leadings Total
Bharatiya Janata Party 99 0 99
Indian National Congress 77 0 77
Nationalist Congress Party 1 0 1
Bhartiya Tribal Party 2 0 2
Independent 3 0 3
Total 160 22 182

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2017

Party Won Leadings Total
Bharatiya Janata Party 44 0 44
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 0 1
Indian National Congress 21 0 21
Independent 2 0 2
Total 68 0 68



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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   7:52 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   7:32 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   6:44 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   6:04 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   5:54 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   5:12 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   4:54 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   4:20 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   4:00 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   2:28 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   2:18 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   12:16 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   11:34 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   10:50 pm
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Shami allowed to rejoin Delhi Daredevils by Kolkata Police

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   8:24 pm
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Six more states to roll out intra-state e-way bill

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   8:08 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   4:10 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   12:34 am
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    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   12:20 am
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   10:32 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   10:26 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   10:10 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   8:18 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   7:36 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   5:40 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   4:16 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   3:38 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   1:42 pm
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Modi warns Pakistan on terrorism, expresses concern over rape incidents (Roundup)

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   1:26 am
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Congress should apologise for 'Hindu terror' charge: Shah

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   1:14 am
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Only 29 candidates file nominations for Karnataka assembly polls

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   11:02 pm
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HC extends stay on Bengal Panchayat polls process by another day

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   7:22 pm
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Rakesh Singh new MP BJP chief, Shekhawat to head Rajasthan unit

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   7:16 pm
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Chandy, Chennithala to meet Rahul

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   4:14 pm
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Rakesh Singh is new Madhya Pradesh BJP President

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   2:46 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   1:32 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   12:58 pm
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