Election Results: BJP retained power in four of the five States

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11 March, 2022

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BJP returns in Manipur

Bucking anti-incumbency, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has retained power in Manipur for a second consecutive term while the Congress, the main opposition party, failed to reach double digits.. HT

600 students to be back to India on friday from Ukraine 

Three evacuation flights carrying the last batches of Indian nationals from Ukraine including around 600 students are set to arrive in India on Friday morning, people familiar with the development said.. Deccan Herald

Mariupol siege continues

Russian forces continued their siege of the embattled city of Mariupol on Thursday, the day after a maternity hospital bombing that a Ukrainian official said killed three people, including a six-year-old child. “Bombs are falling in Mariupol all the time,” said Halyna Odnoroh, an activist who managed to leave the city but whose daughter remains inside it. “Buildings are falling to the ground as if they were made of matchsticks. We need help!”. Telegraph

TMC Leaders: Congress should merge with the TMC

After the BJP on Thursday won Assembly elections in four out of five states including Uttar Pradesh, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) once again targeted the Congress, saying that the party has “failed in taking on the BJP nationally”. TMC leaders added that the Congress should merge with the TMC and called upon its leaders to join hands under the leadership of its chairperson Mamata Banerjee, who is the “only one who can defeat BJP.” . Indian Express

BJP retained power in four of the five States

The BJP retained power in four of the five States that went to polls, while the Congress lost Punjab to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The AAP said it has emerged as the “natural, national” alternative to the BJP, even as the Congress declined to a new low. The BJP held on to power in Uttar Pradesh, where it won two-thirds of the seats, compared to three-fourths in 2017. Its vote share increased in U.P., Goa and Manipur. Hindu


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UP deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya loses

In one of the biggest upsets of UP assembly polls, Apna Dal (Kameravadi) leader Pallavi Patel contesting on Samajwadi Party symbol defeated UP deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya by a margin of 7,337 votes to bag the Sirathu seat of Kaushambi district on Thursday.

UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings on PSG president Al-Khelaifi

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi stormed the referee’s dressing room and broke equipment after his side were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid, according to the referee’s report and verified by multiple reports including ESPN .


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9 February, 2024

The latest opinion polls, including the Mood of the Nation survey by India Today, predict a comfortable victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with a projected win of 335 Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 general elections. This forecast suggests a slight decrease from the 2019 elections but still ensures a majority. The survey, involving interviews with over 149,000 respondents, reflects Modi’s enduring popularity based on his nationalist policies and economic reforms. Other polls echo these findings, although seat projections vary slightly. The opposition INDIA alliance is expected to secure a significant number of seats, yet not enough to challenge the NDA’s majority. These predictions highlight a political landscape that remains largely favorable to Modi and the BJP as the election approaches