Elections 2018

With biggest election of the year, Karnataka assembly election ending in the victory of BJP, there only few elections in 2018 include some by-elections to the Lok Sabha, elections to the Rajya Sabha, elections to legislative assemblies.

These elections are widely considered crucial to the ruling National Democratic Alliance and the opposition United Progressive Alliance in lieu of the upcoming general elections in 2019. The Bharatiya Janata Party is in direct contest with the Indian National Congress where it is losing some state. After Karnataka, the election results in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are considered a barometer of the pulse of the public before the general elections. Elections to the upper house where the ruling National Democratic Alliance does not command a majority are expected to strengthen its position.





Karnataka Assembly Election Result (2018)

Party No.of.Seats
Bahujan Samaj Party1
Bharatiya Janata Party104
Indian National Congress78
Janata Dal (Secular)37
Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party1
Independent1
Total222

Upcoming Elections

S.No State End of Term Proposed Election Date Seats
1 Mizoram 15.12.2018 2018 Oct-Nov-2018 40
2 Rajasthan 20.01.2019 Dec 2018-Jan2019 200
3 Chhattisgarh 05.01.2019 Dec 2018-Jan2019 90
4 Madhya Pradesh 07.01.2019 Dec 2018-Jan2019 230



Election News

AAP holds march in support of Kejriwal, four CMs urge PM to resolve crisis (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   10:02 pm
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Sunday held a march to support Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and three of his cabinet colleagues, who have been holding a sit-in at the LG office for the last one week, even as the four non-BJP Chief Ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to immediately resolve the crisis. View More..

Shooter Adarsh bags two more gold medals

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   8:18 pm
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Haryanas Adarsh Singh claimed two more gold medals as he emerged triumphant in the 25m Standard Pistol senior and junior men's category at the KSS Memorial Shooting Championship here on Sunday evening. View More..

Karnataka seeks 50% central aid for farm loan waiver

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   7:20 pm
New Delhi/Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Flagging the agrarian crisis gripping the country, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Sunday urged the Central government to bear 50 per cent of the farm loans the state government plans to waive soon. View More..

Centre misusing Governors' office to destabilize non-BJP governments: Yechury

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   4:38 pm
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday accused the Modi government of using the Governors office to destabilise the non-BJP state governments as well as to install BJP governments despite the saffron party not winning the mandate. View More..

Those ignoring elected government will never listen to common man: AAP Minister

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   2:10 pm
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Accusing the Modi government of not paying attention to Delhi's elected government, Delhi cabinet Minister Gopal Rai said such a regime will never listen to the common man and dubbed the current situation an "undeclared Emergency". View More..

Four CMs urge PM to resolve Delhi government's problems

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   1:40 pm
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Four non-BJP Chief Ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the meeting of the NITI Aayog's fourth general council meeting here and urged him to immediately resolve the problems of the Delhi government. View More..

Four CMs express solidarity with Kejriwal, say centre crippling federal system (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   11:54 pm
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A day before the Niti Aayog meeting, four non-BJP Chief Ministers extended their support to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's sit-in protest at Lt. Governor's office, saying there is a "constitutional crisis" in the state and they will urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to solve the issue at the earliest. View More..

Four CMs meet over Kejriwal's protest, seek meeting with LG (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   10:10 pm
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In a bid to put pressure on the Centre and the BJP, four non-BJP Chief Ministers met here on Saturday and discussed a strategy to provide support to protesting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who wants IAS officers to end their non-cooperation with his government. View More..

Karnataka's Meghana, Tejas shoot gold in mixed team event

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   9:26 pm
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Asian Air Gun Championship silver medallist Meghana M. Sajjanar and Tejas Krishna Prasad of Karnataka proved to be a deadly combination for their opponents as they annexed the gold medal in the 10 metre Air Rifle mixed team senior event at the Karni Singh Shooting range here on Saturday. View More..

Four CMs meet over Kejriwal's protest

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   8:40 pm
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In a bid to put pressure on the Centre and the BJP, four non-BJP Chief Ministers met here on Saturday and discussed a strategy to provide support to protesting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who wants IAS officers to end their non-cooperation with his government. View More..

Fervour, gaiety marks Eid in Karnataka

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   7:54 pm
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) Fervour, gaiety and piety marked the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday in Karnataka after the month-long Ramadan fasting by the devout. View More..

Bengaluru to get potholes fixed through e-complaint

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   7:30 pm
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) In a novel initiative, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara asked people to report about potholes in Bengaluru via Whatsapp message, call or e-complain on the civic body's website to get them repaired at the earliest. View More..

Caution sounded after tigers spotted near Goa-Karnataka border

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   7:04 pm
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) In a warning to tourists and travellers, the Railways on Saturday issued a public caution stating that tigers and leopards have been sighted along the Castlerock-Kulem rail section near the Goa-Karnataka border. View More..

Karnataka to build 5 lakh houses for poor

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   9:56 pm
Bengaluru, June 15 (IANS) Katnataka's ruling JD-S-Congress has set a target of constructing 5 lakh houses across the state, including 2 lakh in Bengaluru, for poor families over the next five years, said an official on Friday. View More..

Flood alert in Karnataka's rain-hit Mysuru

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   8:30 pm
Bengaluru, June 15 (IANS) A flood alert has been issued for low-lying areas in Mysuru district where water in the Kabini reservoir is nearing its maximum capacity following heavy rains this week in its catchment area, a district official said on Friday. View More..

Mahila Congress chief of Manipur named

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   5:30 pm
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday appointed Mutum Sarma Devi as the President of Manipur unit of Mahila Congress, while naming Sandhya Sawalakhe as the women wing's secretary in-charge of Maharashtra. View More..

More parties back Kejriwal in his stand-off with Lt Gov, Centre

    Updated On : Jun 14,2018   11:58 pm
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) More parties and leaders have come out in support of the sit-in by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, with Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, actors-turned-politicians Kamal Hassan and Shatrughan Sinha, the CPI-M and the CPI the latest. View More..

Opposition unity gaining strength, SP with us: Congress

    Updated On : Jun 14,2018   11:28 pm
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Though Congress President Rahul Gandhi's Iftar party was not attended by many heavyweight opposition leaders, the party said the "opposition unity was gaining strength" and many leaders could not come as they were in their state capitals. View More..

Congress, JD-S to form sub-panel to draft Karnataka common minimum programme

    Updated On : Jun 14,2018   10:50 pm
Bengaluru, June 14 (IANS) Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government would soon set up a sub-committee to draft a common minimum programme (CMP) from the poll manifestos of the alliance parties, said Coordination Committee chairman Siddaramaiah on Thursday. View More..

Congree, JD-S to form sub-panel to draft Karnataka common minimum programme

    Updated On : Jun 14,2018   10:10 pm
Bengaluru, June 14 (IANS) Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government would soon set up a sub-committee to draft a common minimum programme (CMP) from the poll manifestos of the alliance parties, said the Coordination Committee chairman Siddaramaiah on Thursday. View More..

At NITI meet, Modi moots double digit growth, linking MNREGA to agriculture (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   11:12 pm
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The fourth annual meeting of the NITI Aayog's Governing Council was conducted on Sunday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who chaired the meet, gave the target of achieving double digit economic growth as well as the idea to link MNREGA employment with agriculture, among other things. View More..

Modi reiterates call for simultaneous polls, seeks debate

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   5:56 pm
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated his call for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and Assemblies and called for a widespread debate and consultations over the issue. View More..

Law and order issues in Bengal, says Union Minister

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   10:40 pm
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir on Friday said there are problems with the law and order situation in West Bengal, citing the killing of BJP activists during the recent panchayat polls. View More..

Will oppose President's Rule in Delhi: Congress

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   9:18 pm
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said it does not want the elected government of the national capital to be removed and it will oppose any move for President's Rule. View More..

Kirti Azad hints at contesting as Congress candidate in 2019

    Updated On : Jun 14,2018   9:26 pm
Patna, June 14 (IANS) Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad on Thursday said he will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls but not as a BJP candidate, hinting his inclination towards the Congress. View More..

Bihar BJP President talks of action against Shatrughan Sinha

    Updated On : Jun 14,2018   3:28 pm
Patna, June 14 (IANS) A day after actor-turned-politician and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha attended the Iftar party hosted by the opposition RJD here and skipped the party of ally JD-U, Bihar BJP President Nityanand Rai on Thursday threatened Sinha by saying that action will be taken against him. View More..

Barely a year to go for LS polls, Modi tightens up Ministers

    Updated On : Jun 13,2018   11:58 pm
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) As the NDA government enters its final year before the next Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday convened a meeting of his Council of Ministers wherein he is said to have tightened up the Ministers, according to informed sources. View More..

Shah meets Rajasthan BJP leaders to chalk out polls strategy, stresses unity

    Updated On : Jun 13,2018   10:30 pm
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday asked the party's Rajasthan leaders to keep their internal fights aside and prepare for the upcoming assembly elections in the state unitedly. View More..

Karni Sena threatens to chop off Rajasthan minister's nose and ears over remark

    Updated On : Jun 13,2018   9:12 pm
Jaipur, June 13 (IANS) The Shree Rajput Karni Sena has threatened to chop off Rajasthan Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari's nose and ears for allegedly equating Rajputs with "rats". View More..

Kerala legislator accused of manhandling youth, abusing woman

    Updated On : Jun 13,2018   6:36 pm
Kollam (Kerala), June 13 (IANS) A woman and her son on Wednesday filed a police complaint against four-time Kerala legislator and former minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar for manhandling the youth and abusing the woman for not letting his car pass. View More..

Sudheeran attacks Chandy again

    Updated On : Jun 13,2018   2:44 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) The anger in the Congress over the gifting away of a Rajya Sabha seat to Kerala Congress (Mani) continued on Wednesday, with former party president V.M. Sudheeran lashing out at former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for a third day in succession. View More..

Sudheeran blamed for Congress defeat in 2016 Kerala assembly polls

    Updated On : Jun 12,2018   7:50 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, June 12 (IANS) Sparks flew thick and fast at the Executive Committee meeting of the Congress's Kerala unit on Tuesday where former state chief V.M. Sudheeran came under severe attack, with some attributing the party's loss in 2016 assembly polls to his leadership. View More..

Modi will be NDA's face in 2019: Bihar Minister

    Updated On : Jun 12,2018   3:14 pm
Patna, June 12 (IANS) BJP leader and Bihar Minister Prem Kumar on Tuesday rejected claims that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be the NDA's face in the state in the next Lok Sabha polls, saying only Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be projected by the coalition. View More..

Kushwaha to join Grand Alliance soon: Manjhi

    Updated On : Jun 11,2018   8:12 pm
Patna, June 11 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday claimed that BJP ally and RLSP chief and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha will join the Grand Alliance soon. View More..

Poll panel keen for maximum voting by disabled voters

    Updated On : Jun 11,2018   7:24 pm
Agartala, June 11 (IANS) The Election Commission, through its state panels, would conduct intensive mapping aiming at getting the maximum number of disabled eligible voters to exercise their franchise in future elections including the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, an official said here on Monday. View More..

Nitish denies rift over seat sharing in NDA in Bihar

    Updated On : Jun 11,2018   6:16 pm
Patna, June 11 (IANS) In a bid to downplay reports of growing restlessness over seat sharing for the 2019 elections among the allies of the BJP-led NDA in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday denied any rift in the ruling alliance. View More..

RJD invites BJP ally RLSP to join Grand Alliance

    Updated On : Jun 10,2018   8:38 pm
Patna, June 10 (IANS) The opposition Rashtriya Janta Dal in Bihar on Sunday invited BJP ally RLSP chief and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, who had skipped an NDA meeting here this week, to join the Grand Alliance in the state. View More..

UP CM meets Sanjay Dutt for 'Sampark for Samarthan' campaign

    Updated On : Jun 09,2018   7:42 pm
Lucknow, June 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday met Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to discuss 'Sampark for Samarthan' (contact for support), a personal outreach programme to highlight the achievements of the Narendra Modi-led government in the last four years. View More..

Maharashtra Congress moots 'grand alliance' for 2019 polls

    Updated On : Jun 09,2018   7:12 pm
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan on Saturday mooted a "Maha Aghadi" (grand alliance) of all like-minded parties to challenge the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2019 parliamentary and state assembly elections. View More..

Mani's son Jose to contest Rajya Sabha polls

    Updated On : Jun 08,2018   11:22 pm
Pala (Kerala), June 8 (IANS) After getting a windfall in the form of a Rajya Sabha seat, Kerala Congress-Mani on Friday night named party supremo K.M. Mani's son Jose K. Mani, the sitting Kottayam Lok Sabha member, as its candidate. View More..