India election 2019 | The Daily Star
  • Sonia Gandhi reelected Congress parliamentary party leader

    United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi was re-elected the leader of the Congress parliamentary party.

  • Indian polls: Presence of Muslim MPs higher this time

    The number of Muslim lawmakers in India’s new parliament has gone up by four compared to the previous House, with 27 candidates from the community emerging victorious in the recent national elections.

  • BJP’s Smriti Irani tweets 'new morning for Amethi'

    TV actress-turned-politician Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani tweets a message of gratitude for the people of Amethi, the parliamentary constituency where she pulled off the giant feat of defeating Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

  • Democracy, people of India have won: Modi

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to return to power with historic mandate, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sweeping over 300 seats on its own. Modi is set to become only the third Prime Minister in India and the first non-Congress leader to be elected for a second consecutive time after completing a five-year term.

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    India's foreign minister congratulates Modi on election victory

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party has won the general election, a senior party leader said today.

  • Local MP, 10 others, killed in NE India

    A state legislator in the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and at least ten others have been killed in an attack by suspected separatist militants, officials say.

  • India polls: EVM 'tampering' video goes viral

    Videos of alleged tampering of EVMs in India's Uttar Pradesh have gone viral in the social media, two days ahead of the beginning of vote counting in Indian parliamentary elections.

  • India votes in the final phase of election

    Millions of voters stand in queue in front of polling stations to exercise their franchise in the seventh and final phase of Indian parliamentary elections.

  • India oppositions doubtful about EVM use

    Raising fresh doubts about the credibility of Electronic Voting Machines being used in ongoing parliamentary elections, leaders of 21 opposition parties have demanded the Election Commission to increase the number of EVMs which are randomly verified using Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT).

  • Indian polls: ‘Pardanasheen’ booths, one-voter polling station

    Indian parliamentary elections saw voting stations for just one voter and Braille photo identity cards and ‘pardanasheen booths’ veiled Muslim women.

  • India polls: EVM glitches reported from 50 places in Andhra

    Andhra Pradesh is going to polls to elect 175 Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha members. Voters turned up in good numbers at the polling stations as the exercise began at 7:00am, even as EVM glitches were reported from some places.

  • India's giant election begins

    Voting starts across 91 constituencies spread over 20 states in the first phase of India’s marathon seven-phase parliamentary elections with an estimated 142 million people eligible to exercise their franchise.

  • Can BJP retain power in the election?

    The populist wave that swept BJP to power in 2014 Indian election, led by Mr Narendra Modi, has waned considerably after five years at

  • Modi vows citizenship to Bangladeshi minorities if re-elected

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto for upcoming parliamentary polls that says all trade movement with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan will be conducted through integrated check-posts after completion of 14 more such check-posts by next four years.

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    India's EC buried under tide of complaints

    Did Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi break election rules by addressing the nation on an anti-satellite test recently? Is it right to have a channel dedicated to the leader? Can the country's armed forces be called "Modi's soldiers"?