Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora again spoke of the contentious ‘One Nation One Poll’ idea in Ahmedabad on Saturday (November 16), saying that even though the Election Commission would “prefer it”, but he did not see it “happening very shortly”. “Yes, we would also prefer it (simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and state legislative Assemblies). And this is not a bureaucratic statement, just saying we agree in principle, etc.,” Arora said. “However, it is for the political parties to sit together and evolve some consensus. Do the requisite amendments in the law, so that (poll) cycle can be brought together. Unless this is done, it is a good thing to talk at seminars, but it is not happening very shortly.” ‘One Nation One Poll’ (or ‘One Country, One Election’) has been a pet idea of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s, one that he has repeatedly pushed. Soon after being reelected in the summer, … [Read more...] about Explained: Why does CEC say simultaneous LS and Assembly polls won’t happen soon?
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RANCHI: Congress on Sunday released its fifth list of three candidates who will be contesting in the upcoming Jharkhand assembly election, taking the total number of candidates announced till now to 30. Sona Ram Sinku has been fielded from Jaganath ST assembly seat while Suresh Baitha, who will be contesting the poll in place of Rajiv Kumar has been given a party ticket from Kanke SC. Sunny Toppo will contest from Mandar assembly seat. Congress on Saturday released its fourth list two candidates who have been given a party ticket for the upcoming assembly poll in Jharkhand, scheduled to take place in five phases starting November 30. The counting of the votes will take place on December 23. National spokesperson of Congress Gourav Vallabh has been fielded against Jharkhand Chief Minister and BJP leader Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur East assembly seat for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Further, Mamta Devi will contest from Ramgarh constituency from a Congress ticket. … [Read more...] about Congress releases fifth list of three candidates for upcoming Jharkhand assembly election
RANCHI: The Congress has decided not to field its own candidate against the BJP from the much contentious seat of Ranchi in the upcoming assembly election in Jharkhand, scheduled to take place in five phases. Instead, Congress's ally Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has been given the prestigious seat of Ranchi. JMM leader Mahua Maji will be contesting against BJP leader CP Singh. Notably, BJP has won from Ranchi's seat for six consecutive times in state assembly elections. Live TV According to reports, Congress has also faced opposition from its party workers over its decision of leaving the Ranchi seat. In the 2014 Jharkhand assembly election, JMM had nominated Mahua Majhi only as its candidate from Ranchi constituency. She was defeated by BJP leader CP them Singh by a margin of 59,000 votes. In the 2014 assembly election, Congress candidate Surendra Singh had got only 7,935 votes from Ranchi seat, and he also lost his deposit. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), the Congress and Lalu … [Read more...] about Jharkhand assembly election: Congress takes a backseat in Ranchi, fields JMM member against BJP
New Delhi: Better employment opportunities, better healthcare and drinking water are the top priorities for the voters at the all-India level, as per a survey by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR). According to the All India Survey 2018, in all the 10 areas that were the priority for the voters, the government's rating was "below average". "The significance of better employment opportunities as voters' highest priority has increased by 56.67 per cent from 30 per cent in 2017 to 47 per cent in 2018. At the same time, the performance of the government on this issue declined from 3.17 to 2.15 on a scale of five," the ADR survey noted. The three main objectives of the ADR survey were to identify voters' priorities on specific governance issues, voters ratings of the government's performance on those issues, and factors affecting the voting behaviour. According to the survey, better employment opportunities (46.80 per cent), better healthcare (34.60 per cent) and drinking … [Read more...] about Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Jobs, healthcare, drinking water top priorities for voters, says ADR survey