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Lok Sabha: Lower house of the Parliament of India
The Lok Sabha is the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament, with the upper house being the Rajya Sabha. Members of the Lok Sabha are elected by adult universal suffrage and a first-past-the-post system to represent their respective constituencies, and they hold their seats for five years or until the body is dissolved by the President on the advice of the council of ministers. The house meets in the Lok Sabha Chambers of the Sansad Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha polls 2019: Denied ticket from Nawada, Giriraj Singh goes into a sulk

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) had on Sunday announced the number of seats to be contested by its three constituents -- the BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) and Ram Vilas..
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha polls 2019: BJP looks at smaller parties to consolidate position in Uttar Pradesh

With the Lok Sabha elections beginning next month, the ruling party in the state plans to challenge the SP-BSP-RLD with help from its allies Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) and Apna Dal (S).
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Will curb un-verified political ads on social media: EC tells Bombay HC

The EC, through its counsel Pradeep Rajagopal, told the high court that a meeting between the commission and all social media intermediaries was scheduled for Tuesday.
DNA - Published

RJD asks Congress to scale down its demand from 11 seats to 8 or contest the Lok Sabha polls on all 40 seats in Bihar


IndiaTimes - Published

Civil society campaigns to bring Lok Sabha polls 'back to basic issues'

Madhuresh of National Alliance of People's Movement said the campaign will be held in more than 1000 places. Action programmes will be organised in various forms including Prabhat ferries, jan sabhas,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Late Cong leader Ambareesh's wife Sumalatha to contest from Mandya seat as independent candidate

Flanked by Kannada actors Yash and Darshan, Sumalatha said her decision to fight the elections from Mandya would cost the Congress dear as it would be very tough for the party to make a comeback in..
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha elections: NDA to return with 283 seats, predicts Times Now-VMR survey


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NC to contest all six seats from Jammu and Kashmir in Lok Sabha polls

The National Conference Monday decided to contest all six Lok Sabha seats in the state, but has left a slim possibility of an alliance with the Congress "based on the national scenario".
IndiaTimes - Published

National Conference to field Farooq Abdullah from Srinagar in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

The party patriarch had lost the constituency in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, but won it in a bye-election in 2017.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha polls 2019: AIMIM chief Owaisi files nomination in Hyderabad, seeks 4th term as MP

With the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) making it clear that it would back his candidature, Owaisi seems to be on a strong wicket in this Muslim-dominated segment, a stronghold of the All India..
DNA - Published

Nomination process for first phase of LS polls begins in UP

The nomination process for eight Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh going to polls in the first phase began Monday, a senior election official said.
IndiaTimes - Published

All in the family, as Tamil Nadu parties announce candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, bye-elections

The family connections were on show on candidate lists across party lines.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha poll 2019: After Left's hard stance, Congress decides to go alone in Bengal

Another state where mahagathbandhan has failed to work on the ground.
DNA - Published

AIADMK vs DMK direct fight in 8 seats in Tamil Nadu for Lok Sabha elections 2019

AIADMK and DMK are contesting in 20 seats each, and have allotted the remaining seats to their allies.
DNA - Published

Notification for first phase of 2019 Lok Sabha polls issued

Notification for the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections was issued on Monday, setting in motion the high-voltage electoral battle where the BJP seeks to return to power amid opposition's efforts to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Priyanka Gandhi begins 3-day UP visit, offers prayers at temple

During her three-day visit, Priyanka will cover a distance of 100-km by boat in Ganga from Allahabad to Varanasi -- the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hopping from one..
DNA - Published

'Enough is enough': No alliance with Congress in Delhi, says AAP

A day after declaring its candidate for the seventh Lok Sabha seat, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday made it clear that there would be neither any alliance with the Congress nor a rollback of any of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cash flow in 110 Lok Sabha seats under EC watch

The Centre for Media Studies projects that over Rs 50,000 crore will be spent on LS polls this year.
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress free to field its candidates in all Lok Sabha seats of UP: Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Monday advised the Congress to refrain from spreading confusion by leaving seven Lok Sabha seats for the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh. In a series of tweets, she said the..
IndiaTimes - Published

'You are free to contest all 80 LS seats in UP': Mayawati snubs Congress, says SP-BSP can defeat BJP on its own

Mayawati said the Congress should feel free to contest in all 80 seats in UP and should not spread the rumour of leaving 7 seats for SP-BSP-RLD alliance.
DNA - Published

JD(S) releases first list of candidates in Arunachal Pradesh

The JD(S) is for the first time contesting the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly election and in the two Lok Sabha seats in the state.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha polls: BJP launches 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' video campaign

Stepping up the efforts for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the BJP leaders have started sharing videos promoting the party's "Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign. The party leaders have been putting out..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP to contest 13 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand, AJSU gets Giridih

The BJP will contest 13 seats and AJSU from the Giridih constituency.
DNA - Published

Ahir community threatens to vote against BJP

In a move to show support, members of the Ahir community have backed disqualified Congress MLA Bhaga Barad and threatened to vote against BJP government if the it fails to withdraw the..
DNA - Published

NDA gets Bihar headstart, trumps opposition with seat list

NDA on Sunday named the Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar which the three partners, BJP, JD(U) and LJP, will contest. The candidates would be announced "in a couple of days", the NDA partners said. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019: DMK names Kanimozhi, former ministers Maran, T R Baalu among candidates

DMK Sunday announced former union ministers Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja and T R Baalu and its Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi among its candidates for the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies it is contesting in Tamil..
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: AIADMK announces 20 candidates in Tamil Nadu

The AIADMK on Sunday announced the names of 20 candidates that will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Cong seat-sharing plan with Left falls apart in West Bengal

"It has been decided by our party unit that we don't want any adjustment or alliance by compromising our dignity. The Left can't dictate us on who will be candidate and who won't. We will fight alone..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Raj Thackeray's MNS won't contest Lok Sabha polls

Raj Thackeray-led MNS, which is struggling to stay relevant in the state politics, would not contest next month's Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra.
DNA - Published

BJP shortlists candidates for all 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka


IndiaTimes - Published

Modi has addressed rallies, party workers in 100 LS seats in last few weeks: BJP

While Modi has relied on rallies and addressing party workers and beneficiaries of his government's schemes through video- conferences for his campaign, party president Amit Shah has done so by holding..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Transfer of votes a challenge for JDS-Congress alliance in Karnataka, agrees JDS leader

The Congress and the JD(S), which had bitterly fought each other in the May 2018 assembly polls, had sewed up a post-election alliance after a hung verdict with the BJP emerging as the single largest..
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Small parties flaunt 'decisive' vote bank to stay relevant in UP battlefield

With political giants ready to battle it out in the Lok Sabha polls against each other in the electorally crucial state of UP, the small parties are hankering for political space and claiming that..
DNA - Published

YSR Congress releases full list of candidates for Lok Sabha, Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh

YSRC chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy released the list after paying homage to his late father and former chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy at their family estate in Idupulapaya of Kadapa district.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Congress leaves seven LS seats in Uttar Pradesh for SP, BSP and RLD

The Congress, which had earlier announced its intentions to contest from all 80 LS seats in UP, announced that it will leave vacant 7 seats for SP, BSP and RLD. "These include Mainpuri, Kannauj,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha polls: Election Commission asks ATCs to share details of chartered flights, choppers

The Air Traffic Control (ATC) officials have also been instructed to share the data with the district election officers (DEOs) where the airports are located.
DNA - Published

Bihar Lok Sabha polls: BJP, JD(U) & LJP announce distribution of constituencies


IndiaTimes - Published

Bihar NDA announces seat distribution for Lok Sabha polls; 5 sitting BJP MPs to make way for JD(U), LJP

According to the NDA seat-sharing formula, the BJP and the JD(U) will contest 17 seats each, while the remaining six would be fought by the LJP.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha polls: 11,558 political ads, posters removed in Mumbai

16 police complaints of such unauthorised boards have also been filed in the last one week.
DNA - Published

PM changes name on Twitter to 'Chowkidar Narendra Modi', other BJP leaders follow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday renamed his Twitter handle to "Chowkidar Narendra Modi" in a bid to amplify the BJP's campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Soon after this, BJP leaders,..
IndiaTimes - Published

MP BJP leaders back Shivraj Singh Chouhan's wife Sadhna Singh for Vidisha Lok Sabha seat

Sadhna Singh's name for the seat came up after Chouhan decided not to contest the Lok Sabha polls.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha polls: Maharashtra adds 1.19 crore new young voters

Lok Sabha polls to 48 seats in Maharashtra will be held in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Polls: BJP to release first list of candidates today; Bihar leaders may be in for surprise

While some sitting BJP MPs may be shifted to different seats, some leaders who were hoping for ticket are likely to be left disappointed.
DNA - Published

Election Commission to meet with India heads of social media firms to discuss action over content violative of poll code

EC will discuss with the companies the issue of takedown of content violative of MCC during the Lok Sabha elections, pre-certification process for political ads among other issues.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Giriraj vs Kanhaiya in Begusarai?

Radha Mohan Singh is likely to be fielded from East Champaran (Motihari), RK Singh from Ara, Ashwini Kumar Choubey from Buxar and Ram Kripal Yadav from Patliputra.
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha 2019: BJP loses two MPs, gains one

Prayagraj Shyam Charan Gupta crossed over to Samajwadi Party on Wednesday, on a day Ram Prasad Sarmah - another sitting MP from Assam's Tezpur - too left the saffron party.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha 2019: Mamata Banerjee eyes Delhi, BJP Bengal as Red tide ebbs

With support base of the Left and Congress rapidly on the wane, fight this time will largely be two way - between the Trinamool and the saffron camps
DNA - Published

Maya, Akhilesh may not contest Lok Sabha polls

The hectic campaign schedule, which will leave them with little time to canvass for themselves, is purportedly why Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav are rethinking their candidature. Akhilesh had earlier..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Cong releases fourth list; Ernakullum sitting MP dropped, Tharoor re-nominated

Prominent among them are Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor who will contest from the seat, and former Arunachal Pradesh CM Nabam Tuki, who will contest the Arunachal West seat, whose sitting MP is..
DNA - Published

Cong seals alliance with Apna Dal, gives 2 Lok Sabha seats in UP

The Congress on Saturday finalised the seat-sharing agreement with the Apna Dal led by Krishna Patel and allocated it two Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.
IndiaTimes - Published

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