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 […]

Unnao: A lady casts her vote during the fourth phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh on April 29, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Uttar Pradesh’s final phase is biggest of them all

Lucknow:  The final phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh will decide the fate of the country as well as the country’s most populous state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, state BJP president Mahendra Nath Pandey, union Ministers Manoj Sinha and Anupriya Patel and former Minister R.P.N. Singh are among the high-profile ontestants in this phase. The […]