Congress candidate Dhiraj V. Deshmukh won (File Photo/Instagram)

Maharashtra: Ex-CM’s son Dhiraj Deshmukh ‘defeats’ NOTA!

Mumbai: In probably an unprecedented instance in the nation’s electoral history, Congress candidate Dhiraj V. Deshmukh won the Latur Rural constituency in Maharashtra, getting more votes than the ‘None Of The Above’ (NOTA) option, on Thursday. His debut poll victory for the Maharashtra legislature attracted attention as he notched the third highest victory margin of […]

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62% polling in Haryana till 6 p.m.

Chandigarh: Sixty-two per cent of over 1.83 crore voters in Haryana turned out on Monday to elect 90 members of the Assembly amidst minor skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), officials said. “The voter turnout was 62 per cent till 6 p.m. Still a large number of voters are awaiting their turn to […]

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati (File Photo)

Would’ve attended meeting if it was about EVMs: Mayawati

Lucknow:  Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday said that she would have attended the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi if it was on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The BSP chief alleged that people’s faith in the EVMs had dwindled to a “worrisome level”. She described the idea of simultaneous Lok […]

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses a press conference in Kolkata on May 25, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Mamata sees foreign hand behind BJP poll win

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday saw a foreign hand behind the BJP-led NDA’s thumping win in the Lok Sabha polls, and expressed doubts over the results of seats her party lost by less than one lakh votes alleging the EVMs were programmed in the saffron outfit’s favour. “There is some suspicion in […]

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Doubting EVMs is disrespecting people’s mandate: Amit Shah

New Delhi:  BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday hit out at the opposition parties for questioning the integrity of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and said that their attempts were “tarnishing” the image of India and its democracy. “Opposing EVMs is akin to disrespecting the people’s mandate. Fearing defeat in the elections, the 22 opposition parties […]

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How EVM strong-rooms are secured as per the Election Commision

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday asserted that the transport and storage of the EVMs are well secured, dismissing the doubts raised by the Opposition over movement and alleged replacement and manipulation of these machines. In the past two days, video clips have gone viral, purportedly showing “unauthorised” transportation of the EVMs at various places. […]