Elections 2019: Sonia Gandhi Writes to People of Rae Bareli

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections ended with a thumping victory for the BJP-lead NDA, as it managed to outperform itself as compared to 2014. The NDA secured 353 seats, while the UPA managed just above 90.

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'Have Submitted My Resignation': Ashok Chavan

Maharashtra’s Congress chief Ashok Chavan on Saturday, 25 May, confirmed that he has offered to resign from the position.

“I have submitted my resignation and now it's up to Congress President Rahul Gandhi to take a call on whatever reshuffle and changes he wants to make. We fully authorise him to take call on this. I will be meeting Rahul Gandhi soon,” he said.

(Source: ANI)

Jagan Reddy to Meet PM Modi Today

Andhra Chief Minister-designate YS Jaganmohan Reddy will make a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, 26 May.

He was unanimously elected YSRC legislature party leader on Saturday.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

Surendra Singh Shot Dead at His Residence in Amethi

Surendra Singh, former head of Baraulia village in Amethi District, said to be a close aide of Smriti irani, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at his residence, last night.

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BJP's CM Raman meets Nitin Gadkari in Delhi

BJP National Vice President and former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh met party leader Nitin Gadkari today in Delhi.

(Source: ANI)

Saudi Crown Prince, Sri Lanka President Congratulate Modi Over Victoty

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman congratulated PM Narendra Modi, in a telephonic conversation, on his victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Yesterday, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena had congratulated him as well.

(Source: ANI)

Not Possible People Didn't Vote For Us: TTV Dhinakaran

TTV Dhinakaran, AMMK chief said that there are instances where no votes have been cast for his party and the Election Commission must look into it.

“It's very strange that many of our supporters had voted for our party but their votes have not been registered, there are instances where no votes were cast for our party. How can it be possible? EC has to clarify,” he said.

“We are collecting the details of booths and we will file a complaint at the Election Commission later,” he added.

JD(S) Asks Leaders To Not Participate in TV Debates

JD(S) working president MS Narayanrao issues circular to all leaders, spokespersons and MLAs of the party asking them to not participate in TV debates and give any statements to media.

Palaniswami Must Take Responsibility of AIADMK's Defeat and Resign: Dayanidhi Maran

Chennai Central MP and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran said that Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami must take responsibility for AIADMK’s defeat and resign from his post.

“Edappadi K Palaniswami must take moral responsibility for the defeat of AIADMK in Lok Sabha elections, the party managed to win on one seat in general elections because of money power. Palaniswami must tender his resignation,” he said.

Alka Lamba to Leave AAP in 2020

Disgruntled Aam Aadmi Party legislator Alka Lamba has announced that she would leave the party next year.

"My journey started with you in 2013 will end in 2020. My best wishes will be with the dedicated revolutionary ground workers of the party, hopefully you will remain a strong alternative in Delhi. The last six years have been memorable and I have learnt a lot from you," the Chandni Chowk MLA said in a tweet.

She did not say whether she would quit AAP before or after the assembly election due in Delhi next year.

Lamba has been at odds with the party for some time now.

Jaganmohan Reddy Meets PM Modi, Discusses SCS for Andhra

YSR Congress Party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Y S Jaganmohan Reddy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday and discussed the issue of according the special category status to the state.

He later also met BJP president Amit Shah and sought his support for the state's key demands.

The SCS is a major demand of the YSRCP and Reddy, during his election campaign, had said he would support the party at the national level which promises to grant the status to Andhra Pradesh.

(Source: PTI)

BJP to Introspect Panaji Bypoll Defeat, Says Parrikar's Son

Former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal Parrikar on Sunday said the BJP will introspect its defeat in the by-election to the Panaji Assembly seat, which was held by his father for long.

Congress leader Atanasio Monserratte on Thursday won the Panaji bypoll, necessitated due to the death of sitting MLA Manohar Parrikar in March.

(Source: PTI)

Naveen Patnaik Meets Governor Ganeshi Lal

Naveen Patnaik meets governor Ganeshi Lal and stakes claim to form government in Odisha for fifth consecutive times.

(Source: The Times of India)

BJP's R Ashok Denies 'Friendship' With Congress' Ramesh Jarkiholi & Dr Sudhakar

BJP leader R Ashok on Saunday said “I came to meet SM Krishna Ji to discuss party matters. I have no friendship with Congress leaders Ramesh Jarkiholi and Dr Sudhakar.”

Jarkiholi and Dr Sudhakar met Ashok at BJP leader SM Krishna's residence in Bengaluru, today. Ramesh Jarkiholi says, "It was not a political meeting. We wanted to wish SM Krishna Ji after BJP won 25 seats in Karnataka. It was a courtesy call."

(Source: ANI)

Had BJP Won Just 250 Seats, Situation Would Have Been Different: Reddy on Special Category Status to AP

Jagan Mohan Reddy, YSRCP on Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh said “the situation would have been different had they (BJP) won just 250 seats (in Lok Sabha elections). We would have then supported BJP only after they signed the Special Category Status document.”

He added “if the BJP would've been limited to 250 seats, we wouldn't have had to depend so much on the central govt. But now, they don't need us. We did what we could do and told him (PM) of our situation.”

(Source: ANI)

NOTA: Marginal Hike in Delhi's Satellite Constituencies

Delhi's satellite districts of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar witnessed a marginal hike in NOTA voters in the Lok Sabha elections, accounting for 26,241 votes, according to official data.

The maximum None Of The Above (NOTA) voters were from Gautam Buddh Nagar, while Gurgaon had the lowest NOTA numbers, the Election Commission data showed.

(Source: PTI)

Trouble for MGB in Bihar as 3 RLSP Members Join JD(U)

In another blow to Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, two Rashtriya Lok Samta Party MLAs and one MLC joined Janata Dal (United) on Sunday.

(Source: CNN News18)

EC Announces End of Operation of Model Code of Conduct

The Election Commission on Sunday said “model code of conduct has ceased to be in operation with immediate effect after results of the Lok Sabha elections and Legislative assemblies in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim.”

(Source: ANI)

BJP, Cong Hope to Consolidate Position in T'Gana; TRS 'Ready' for Challenge

The impressive gains made by the BJP and the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls in Telangana have reinvigorated the parties after their dismal showing in last year's state assembly polls.

The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party swept the December 2018 assembly polls by winning 88 of 119 seats. Many exit polls had predicted that it would also do well in the Lok Sabha polls and could win 13-16 seats.

(Source: PTI)

Arunachal CM Submits Resignation to Governor

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his Council of Ministers on Sunday, 26 May, submitted their resignation to Governor Brig (retd) BD Mishra and requested him to dissolve the sixth Legislative Assembly of the state, officials said.

The governor accepted the resignation and requested Khandu and the Council of Ministers to continue till a new government is sworn in, an official release said, as per PTI.

Karnataka CLP Meet on 29 May

Karnataka Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting will be held on 29 May in Bengaluru.


Sonia Gandhi Thanks People of Rae Bareli for Support

UPA Chairperson and elected MP from Rae Bareli Sonia Gandhi, wrote to the people of her constituency. In her letter, Gandhi also thanked the workers of Congress, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Swabhiman Dal for their contribution in her win.


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