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

Nepal invites Indian investment for economic growth (Second Lead, correcting figure in para 6)

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   11:52 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On the verge of a growth take-off after years of instability, Nepal on Wednesday invited Indian industry to invest in the country to help create jobs and boost economic growth in the Himalayan nation. View More..

Nepal invites Indian investment for economic growth

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   11:28 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On the verge of a growth take-off after years of instability, Nepal on Wednesday invited Indian industry to invest in the country to help create jobs and boost economic growth in the Himalayan nation. View More..

Shiksha Mitras delegation meets Adityanath to seek help

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   11:24 pm
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) A delegation of 'Shiksha Mitras' called on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday and sought his intervention in the impasse over their assimilation into jobs after an adverse Supreme Court ruling, an official said. View More..

Rahul slams government for train accidents

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   9:38 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at the Modi government for recurring train accidents, asking "how many more casualties it will take for the BJP to do something about it". View More..

Low turnout in Delhi bypoll, AAP questions voting on working day

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   9:36 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A low turnout of voters was registered in the Bawana Assembly bypoll on Wednesday, with the AAP questioning the scheduling of the election on a working day. View More..

In flood-hit UP, water starts receding in some rivers

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   8:32 pm
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) The water level in some rivers in Uttar Pradesh which were in spate has started receding, an official of the Irrigation Department said on Wednesday. View More..

PM will take a call on Prabhu: Jaitley

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   8:18 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a decision on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's offer to resign in the wake of railway accidents. View More..

Bengal government forced farmers to sell paddy at lower rate: BJP

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   8:00 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The BJP Kisan Morcha, the farmers wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on Wednesday accused the West Bengal government of compelling farmers in the state to sell paddy at a lower rate than the MSP set by the central government. View More..

74 injured, four critically, as another train derails in UP

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   7:56 pm
Lucknow/New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 74 persons were injured when 12 coaches of the Kaifiyat Express derailed on Wednesday morning in Auraiya district in the second such accident in Uttar Pradesh in five days, authorities said. View More..

Court of Inquiry ordered into death of IMA cadets

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   6:32 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been ordered into the death of two Indian Military Academy (IMA) cadets in Dehradun, informed sources here said on Wednesday. View More..

Railway Minister offers to quit, Board Chairman replaced (Roundup)

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   6:18 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With heads rolling in the Railways after two train accidents in five days, the government on Wednesday replaced its Board Chairman A.K. Mittal with Air India chief Ashwani Lohani even as Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offered to quit on moral grounds. Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Prabhu to "wait". View More..

Air India chief Ashwani Lohani to head Railway Board

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   5:56 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Air India chief Ashwani Lohani was on Wednesday named Chairman of the Railway Board to succeed A.K. Mittal, who stepped down in the wake of repeated train accidents. View More..

Modi should sack Prabhu: Congress

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   5:54 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should either sack Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu or accept his resignation over the train accidents, adding that he should also lay down a roadmap for safety. View More..

BJP has failed to curb crime in UP: Mulayam

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   5:20 pm
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party mentor Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh has failed to curb crime and maintain law and order. View More..

Air India chief Ashwani Lohani to head Railway Board

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   5:04 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Air India chief Ashwani Lohani was on Wednesday named the Chairman of the Railway Board to succeed A.K. Mittal, who stepped down in the wake of repeated train accidents. View More..

Heavy rains lash Lucknow, bring relief from humidity

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   4:40 pm
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed the Uttar Pradesh capital on Wednesday, bringing respite from humidity. View More..

BJP sends relief material to flood-affected villages in UP

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   4:34 pm
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday flagged off vehicles carrying flood relief material for the aid of those marooned in the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh. View More..

Congress demands Prabhu's resignation

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   4:30 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over the train accidents. View More..

Prabhu offers to quit after train derails, PM asks him to wait

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   3:22 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and offered to resign "taking full responsibility" for train accidents and said Modi had asked him to "wait". View More..

Prabhu meets PM, takes 'moral responsibility' for accidents

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   3:08 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday that he took "full moral responsibility" for the railway accidents. View More..

One selfie translates into 20 votes, says Parrikar after by-poll

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   11:46 pm
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday propounded a new genre of electoral mathematics, claiming that one selfie taken on polling day translates into as many as 20 votes in the kitty. View More..

Varied voter turnout in assembly bypolls in three states (Roundup)

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   10:40 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The assembly polls in four constituencies falling in Delhi, Goa and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday witnessed a varied turnout with various contestants including Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar expressing confidence about their victory. View More..

FIRs against AAP, Delhi minister for using religion to seek votes

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   9:26 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Two FIRs have been filed against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi Minister Imran Hussain for allegedly asking for votes in the name of religion here, police said on Wednesday. View More..

75% voting recorded in Goa by-polls; Congress, BJP claim victory

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   8:16 pm
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Nearly 75 per cent voting was recorded in Wednesday's by-poll in Goa's two assembly constituencies, Panaji and Valpoi, with both the BJP and the Congress claiming victory in both seats. View More..

Court to frame defamation charges against Kejriwal

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   7:46 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday said it will frame on September 14 charges against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in a criminal defamation complaint. View More..

Shiv Sena accuses BJP of using 'money & Muni' to win civic polls

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   3:04 pm
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Two days after the BJP swept the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) elections, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday accused its ally of winning the polls with the help of "money and Muni" (monk). View More..

Brisk voting in Goa bypolls

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   2:24 pm
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Brisk polling was witnessed for the Panaji and Valpoi assembly bypolls in Goa on Wednesday with around 40 per cent polling being registered, an election official here said. View More..

Voting underway for two constituencies in Goa bypoll

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   8:24 am
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Polling for the by-election in two assembly constituencies in Goa is underway after voting began at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. View More..

Manoj Tiwari accuses Kejriwal of unfair poll campaign

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   8:20 pm
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A day before the Bawana bypoll, the BJP on Tuesday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the AAP of running an unfair election campaign. View More..

Congress legislator dies in Odisha

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   4:00 pm
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Congress MLA Subal Sahu from Bijepur constituency in Odisha died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here on Tuesday. He was 56. View More..

Tainted Goan neta holds key to Parrikar's bypoll victory (Curtain-raiser)

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   2:22 pm
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) Atanasio Monserrate, a politically promiscuous former cabinet minister who was booked in a minor's rape case last year, may hold the key to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's winning margin and electoral comeback in state politics as a legislator in the August 23 assembly bypoll. View More..

Gujarat HC notice to EC over Ahmed Patel victory

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   10:04 pm
Ahmedabad, Aug 21 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Monday issued notice to the Election Commission and the winners of the August 8 Rajya Sabha polls in the state following a petition seeking to cancel the election of Congress heavyweight Ahmed Patel. View More..

Lotus blooms in Mira-Bhayander polls, Shiv Sena jolted

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   8:56 pm
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Continuing its winning spree in local bodies polls, Maharashtra's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday swept the elections to Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC), while its ally Shiv Sena suffered a huge setback despite improving its tally. View More..

AIADMK expected to join NDA, cabinet reshuffle on the cards

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   8:38 pm
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) An early reshuffle of the Union Cabinet appears to be on the cards with a united AIADMK expected to join the National Democratic Alliance in the next few days and JD-U having already having decided to join the ruling alliance at the Centre. View More..

Modi, Shah meet BJP Chief Ministers

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   7:40 pm
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on Monday met Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states. View More..

Nepal to hold parliamentary polls on November 26

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   7:28 pm
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) Nepal will hold the Provincial and Federal House of Representatives elections on November 26, a government spokesman announced here on Monday. View More..

BJP sweeps Mira-Bhayander civic polls, Sena suffers big jolt

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   6:54 pm
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Continuing its winning spree in local bodies polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday swept the elections to Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC), while its ally Shiv Sena suffered a huge setback. View More..

Modi, Shah to meet BJP-ruled states' CMs

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   1:02 pm
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will on Monday meet Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of the BJP-ruled states to discuss the implementation of the central government's welfare schemes. View More..

Facebook, WhatsApp will be misused ahead of by-poll, cautions Parrikar

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   12:10 am
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) Social media platforms WhatsApp and Facebook will be misused extensively ahead of the August 23 by-polls to Panaji assembly constituency, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday. View More..

From RM to CM: Parrikar trades Tejas for tomatoes, surgical strikes for papad dough

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   11:32 am
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Until some months ago, as Raksha Mantri, Manohar Parrikar, with his trademark fidgety eloquence, could explain the flaws in the LCA Tejas or confidently hold fort on the now-fabled surgical strikes against Pakistan. View More..