A poll official applies indelible phosphorus ink on the fore finger of a voter (File Photo/IANS)

15 parties got fewer votes than NOTA in 2019 polls

New Delhi: Of the 36 political parties, whose representatives were elected to the 17th Lok Sabha, 15 got fewer votes than NOTA. Many of these parties contested only a handful of seats. Introduced in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the none of the above (NOTA) option, which indicates disapproval of all the candidates in a […]

LK Advani (File Photo/IANS)

17th Lok Sabha will miss prominent faces, strong voices

New Delhi: In last three decades of India’s electoral history they were the strong voices of their party, states and respective constituencies in Lok Sabha but their voices will not be heard in the 17th Lok Sabha, which gave a decisive mandate to Narendra Modi government. Prominent among them, who influenced the national politics for decades, […]

Tejashwi Yadav (File Photo)

RJD MLA asks Tejashwi to quit as Bihar opposition leader

Patna:  An opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) legislator Maheshwar Yadav on Monday demanded that Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav should resign on moral grounds after the RJD-led Grand Alliance was routed by the ruling NDA in the Lok Sabha polls. A legislator from the Gaighat assembly seat in Muzaffarpur, Maheshwar Yadav also targeted jailed RJD […]