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Maharashtra retains the colour saffron

BJP-Sena vote share crosses 50% for the first time since Independence A coalition of 56-opposition parties and organisations failed to stop the Narendra Modi juggernaut in Maharashtra as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena alliance was set to record a landslide victory by winning 41 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats. The total vote share […]

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BJP still has upper hand versus Sena

‘Big Brother’ posts better strike rate; partners hint at extending alliance for Assembly polls The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena alliance will likely carry forward gains from the Lok Sabha elections into the Assembly elections in October 2019. The two partners, after sweeping most of Maharashtra’s 48 seats, hinted at taking their long-standing […]

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Seven ways to unpack Modi’s handsome victory

I always believed Narendra Modi would be prime minister again and wrote as much in the pages of this newspaper last week. But, as in 2014, I was wrong — as was nearly the entire journalistic fraternity — in reading the scale of the victory and the gigantic groundswell of support. I called it the […]

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Close contest in Sikkim as SKM, SDF fight it out

CM Pawan Chamling wins both seats The trends of counting in the Sikkim Assembly elections on Thursday indicated a close contest, with the Opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) leading over the incumbent Sikkim Demorcatic Front (SDF) which has been in power in the State for 25 years. As per the trends available, Pawan Chamling’s SDF […]

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Only a marginal change in NOTA vote percentage

Wide variation seen across States; highest in Assam The percentage of votes for NOTA, or the none-of-the-above option, this year has remained virtually unchanged from last time, according to data from the Election Commission (EC) website. In 2019, about 1.04% of the voters felt that none of the candidates deserved their vote. In the 2014 […]

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Lok Sabha election results 2019: highlights

Lok Sabha election results 2019: highlights Proving exit polls right, the BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appeared set to retain power as its candidates alone led in 294 of the 541 Lok Sabha seats with its allies faring equally well across the country, stunning the opposition. Missed all the important developments […]