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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019 – Sixth Phase: EVM glitches reported in several areas in Delhi

New Delhi: Complaints about malfunctioning EVMs poured in from several places of the national capital on Sunday where voting is underway. Adarsh Gupta, a resident of Matia Mahal area, claimed that at polling booth number 84, 85 and 86, electronic voting machines were initially not working in the morning.

Aam Aadmi Party’s Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti alleged that EVMs at booths number — 116,117 and 122 — were not functioning. “EVM in booth 132, Hauzrani is showing 50 votes without anyone casting any vote in the machine n EVMs at booths 116,117, 122 in Malviya nagar not functioning,” Bharti tweeted. However, there was no immediate reaction from the chief electoral office. Mudit Agarwal, son of Congress’ Chandni Chowk candidate JP Agarwal, alleged malfunctioning of EVMs at some booths in Matila Mahal and Ballimaran Assembly segments.

Also Read: PM Narendra Modi used hatred in elections, we used love: Rahul Gandhi

According to a police official, they received information about an EVM not working at Begum Pur in Rohini but it was rectified. AAP’s Tilak Nagar MLA Jarnail Singh alleged that EVMs at polling booth number 27 were not working in the morning. “At Prithivi Park polling booth in Tilak Nagar Assembly, EVMs had not been working since 7 am at polling booth – 27. It is the same area where AAP’s vote bank is considered,” Singh said.

He said the Election Commission claimed that faulty EVMs are changed within ten minutes, but at ground, such claims are telling a different story. Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said voters were unable to find their votes at polling booths in his Najafgarh constituency.  “Voters unable to find their votes at polling Booths. It is true that on large scale votes have been deleted. All these are resident of Jai Vihar I, Najafgarh (sic),” Gahlot tweeted.

Over 1.43 crore people in Delhi are eligible to vote in this election which will decide the fate of 164 candidates, of which 18 are women. There are 43 independent candidates. While 2,54,723 voters are in the age group of 18 and 19, there are 40,532 electorate with disability who would be provided pick up and drop facility. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.



Source: FPJ

West Bengal: BJP’s Bharati Ghosh breaks down after being manhandled by group of women at polling booth

Ghatal (West Bengal): BJP’s Ghatal candidate, Bharati Ghosh, broke down after she was manhandled by a group of women at a polling booth in the constituency as voting for the sixth phase of national elections is underway.

Bharati was cornered by alleged TMC women cadres and was stopped from visiting the polling booth after she alleged that BJP’s polling agent was not being allowed to sit at the station. The former cop’s convoy was attacked and the vehicles were vandalised, her party has blamed TMC for the assault.

“TMC knows that BJP is winning here. That is why they are in fear and TMC workers tried to prevent and threaten Bharati,” BJP state president Dilip Ghosh told media persons. Video footage of the incident shows Bharati being jostled away by alleged TMC workers even as security personnel tried to separate them. Soon after the incident, the Election Commission sought a report from district administration over the spat at booth number 206.

Recently, the Election Commission had received a report from the district administration over the seizure of Rs 1.13 lakh cash from the BJP candidate’s car who is contesting against TMC’s Dipak Adhikari. In West Bengal, voting is being across seven phases for the 42 parliamentary constituencies. Eight seats are at stake today in the sixth round polling, with results scheduled for on May 23.



Source: FPJ

Lok Sabha elections 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind, wife Savita cast vote in Delhi

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind cast their ballot on Sunday as Delhi went to polls in the penultimate phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Kovind, along with the First Lady, went to polling booth number ten in Rashtrapati Bhavan premises this morning to exercise their franchise.

Polling is being held for 59 Lok Sabha seats today to decide the fate of as many as 979 candidates. While the seven seats in the national capital are at stake, voting is taking place in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, 8 each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, and 4 in Jharkhand. The prominent among those in the fray are former chief ministers Akhilesh Yadav from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Bhupinder Singh Hooda from Sonepat in Haryana and Sheila Dikshit from North-East Delhi.

While former Union minister and RJD veteran Raghuvansh Prasad Singh is in the race from Vaishali in Bihar, Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia is contesting from Guna in Madhya Pradesh. The seventh and last phase of elections will be held on May 19 and counting of votes will take place on May 23.



Source: FPJ

PM Narendra Modi used hatred in elections, we used love: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Sunday cast his vote in Lok Sabha polls here and hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he “used hatred” during the elections but the grand old party “used love”.

Asserting that this elections saw a “good fight” between the two rival parties, Gandhi said he thought that “love is going to win”. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi used hatred, we (Congress) love. And, I think love is going to win,” he told reporters, soon after exercising his franchise. Clad in his trademark kurta-pyjama, he was accompanied by party’s New Delhi candidate Ajay Maken on way to the polling booth, a walking distance from his Tughlaq Lane residence.

“There are four issues in this election, these are not our issues but people’s issues. And most important among these is of unemployment. Then, condition of farmers, demonetisation, Gabbar Singh Tax (mocking GST), corruption and the Rafale issue,” he said.



Source: FPJ

Don’t vote for those who are spreading hatred, stopping Delhi’s works: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to people on Sunday morning to vote for those who have done work and not for those spreading “hatred” and “venom” as polling in seven Lok Sabha constituency got underway.

The chief minister asked people not to vote for those who are stopping the works of Delhi. “Good morning Delhi. Please vote. Vote for those who have done your works. Don’t vote for those who are spreading hatred and venom and also stopping Delhi’s works. Your vote can change the country,” Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi. Voters queued up outside polling booths on Sunday morning in all seven Lok Sabha constituencies of the city where former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Union minister Harsh Vardhan and cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir are among those in the fray.

Voting began at 7 am and among the early voters were Dikshit, party’s New Delhi candidate Ajay Maken, Union minister Vardhan, BJP’s East Delhi candidate Gambhir, and BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) Ram Lal. Over 1.43 crore people in Delhi are eligible to vote in this election which will decide the fate of 164 candidates, of which 18 are women. There are 43 independent candidates. While 2,54,723 voters are in the age group of 18 and 19, there are 40,532 electorate with disability who would be provided pick up and drop facility.



Source: FPJ

Jammu and Kashmir: Two militants killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian

Srinagar: Two militants were Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, an army official said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hindsitapur area of Shopian district in south Kashmir following specific information about the presence of militants there, the official said. As the forces were conducting the search operations, the militants fired upon them, which led to a gun battle in which the two militants were killed, he said. Weapons and other materials have been seized from the site of the encounter, the official added. He said the operation is in progress.



Source: FPJ

Lok Sabha elections 2019 – Sixth Phase Live Updates: Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Sushma Swaraj cast their vote in Delhi

Voting began on Sunday across 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over seven states, largely in the Hindi heartland, as the sixth and penultimate round of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off. This phase covers 14 constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, eight each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal and four in Jharkhand. Voting also began in all 10 seats of Haryana and seven in Delhi.

Here are the Live Updates for the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019:

10.50 am: Delhi’s oldest voter, 111-year old Bachan Singh after casting his vote at a polling booth in Sant Garh.

10.50 am: Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj after casting her vote at a polling booth in NP Senior Secondary School in Aurangzeb Lane.

10.45 am: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal casts his vote at a polling booth in Civil Lines.

10.45 am: Congress President Rahul Gandhi after casting his vote: The election was fought on key issues including demonetization, farmer problems, Gabbar Singh Tax and corruption in #Rafale. Narendra Modi used hatred in the campaign and we used love and I am confident love will win.

10.30 am: AAP Candidate from East Delhi, Atishi after casting her vote at a polling booth in Kamla Nehru Govt Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in Jangpura. She is up against BJP’s Gautam Gambhir and Congress’s Arvinder Singh Lovely.

10.15 am: Delhi BJP Chief & party’s candidate from North-East Delhi Manoj Tiwari casts his vote at polling booth number 60 in Yamuna Vihar. He is up against Congress’s Sheila Dikshit and AAP’s Dilip Pandey.

10.00 am: Voting percentage till 9 am: Bihar-9.03, Haryana- 3.74, Madhya Pradesh- 4.01, Uttar Pradesh- 6.86, West Bengal- 6.58, Jharkhand- 12.45, Delhi- 3.74.

9.45 am: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar casts his vote at a polling booth in Karnal.

9.30 am: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia after casting his vote at a polling booth in Pandav Nagar, in East Delhi Constituency.

9.15 am: Delhi: President Ramnath Kovind casts his vote at a polling booth in Rashtrapati Bhawan

9.00 am: Minor argument between Union Minister and BJP’s candidate from Sultanpur Maneka Gandhi and Mahagathbandhan candidate Sonu Singh after Gandhi alleged that Singh’s supporters were threatening voters.

8.45 am: Delhi: Former Delhi CM and Congress’s candidate from North-East Delhi, Sheila Dikshit after casting her vote at a polling booth in Nizamuddin (East).

8.30 am: Uttar Pradesh Minister Sidharth Nath Singh after casting his vote at a polling booth in Prayagraj.

8.15 am: Jharkhand: A first time voter, Rita Kumari from Dhanbad.

8.00 am: BJP Candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir casts his vote at a polling booth in Old Rajinder Nagar. He is up against AAP’s Atishi and Congress’s Arvinder Singh Lovely.

7.45 am: Haryana: Team India Captain Virat Kohli after casting his vote at a polling booth in Pinecrest School in Gurugram.

7.30 am: Madhya Pradesh: BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur after casting her vote. Digvijaya Singh is the Congress candidate from the constituency.

7.00 am: Voting begins for 59 parliamentary constituencies in the 6th phase of polling across Bihar, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and



Source: FPJ

Lok Sabha elections 2019 – Sixth Phase: Gautam Gambhir, Ajay Maken, Arvinder Singh Lovely cast vote in Delhi

New Delhi: As polling for the seven Lok Sabha seats were underway in the national capital on Sunday, cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, former Union Minister Ajay Maken and MLA Arvinder Singh Lovely exercised their franchise.

Gambhir is pitted against Lovely and the Aam Aadmi Party’s Atishi from East Delhi, while Maken is in the fray from the New Delhi seat against outgoing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Meenakshi Lekhi and the AAP’s Brijesh Goyal. Maken cast his vote at a polling booth in the Rajouri Garden, while Gambhir and Lovely voted in Gandhinagar and old Rajendra Nagar areas, respectively.

After voting, Lovely told the media that issues like lack of sanitation, pollution, public mode of transport were among the major problems in East Delhi. Hitting out at the outgoing BJP MP Maheish Girri, who was denied a ticket ticket this year, the Congress leader said: “The biggest problem that the people faced in last five years was the non availability of their MP. Even the BJP while denying ticket to Girri said that he did not meet the people of his constituency.

“And people are expecting the same from Gambhir. So people living across the Yamuna have got the opportunity to elect someone who is a local and that is why I am saying that this election has become the election of the people.” Polling is on for the Chandni Chowk, East Delhi, New Delhi, North East Delhi, West Delhi, South Delhi, North West Delhi seats.



Source: FPJ

Mother’s Day 2019: Single moms of Bollywood redefining women empowerment

As Mother’s Day 2019 rings in, we take a look at ten women in Bollywood who have not just earned their well-deserved fame, but have also broken barriers of stereotypical parenting. Be it adoption or surrogacy, or simply having a child out of wedlock, these women have time and again proven to the society that motherhood knows no bounds.

From Sushmita Sen to Neena Gupta, here are ten women of Bollywood who parented their kids all on their own and raised them as strong and as fierce as a lioness is with her cubs.

Karisma Kapoor

Karisma is a mom of two kids Samiera and Kiaan. Just like her mom and veteran actress Babita, Lolo took charge of her kids after parting ways with former husband Sanjay Kapur (who recently had a kid with his present wife).

Sushmita Sen

The former Miss Universe is truly an inspiring mother. Her social media has witnessed some of the most strengthening posts from her perspective as she take on a different ride each day whilst parenting her two adoptive daughters. Sushmita’s eldest daughter Renee is 19, while her younger one Alisah is ten.

Ekta Kapoor

Following the footsteps of younger brother, Ekta Kapoor opted for surrogacy and become a mother to a baby boy, this year. Ekta also went on to reveal that she wanted to have kids for a long time but couldn’t conceive, hence went in for surrogacy. She named her son Ravie after her father Jeetendra.

Neena Gupta

When Neena Gupta starred in 2018 film Badhaai Ho, where she played the role of a woman who gets pregnant at the age of 50, many people applauded her for being a rebel. However, she has been one for a long time. Neena was one of the few women who chose to have daughter Masaba Gupta out of wedlock with West Indies cricketer Vivian Richards, and did it with utmost integrity and pride.

Raveena Tandon

Raveena Tandon was at the peak of her career when she adopted two girls, Pooja and Chhaya, as a single mother in 1995 when they were 11 and 8 year old, respectively. She then went on to get married to Anil Thadani and has a daughter and a son.

Amrita Singh

Saif Ali Khan’s former wife Amrita Singh, parted ways from the Nawab, but took full responsibility of her kids when it came to parenting. Newbie Sara is indeed close to both her parents, but it is Amrita’s upbringing that reflects in her personality.

Neelima Azeem

Telly actress Neelima married Pankaj Kapur and had Shahid Kapoor. The duo parted ways and both Pankaj and Neelima got married to their respective spouses giving themselves a second chance. Neelima married Rajesh Khatter and had Ishaan (also an actor). However, once again she parted ways. But amid the ups and downs in her own life, she cared well for her two sons and is now also sharing an amazing bond with her grandchildren Misha and Zain.

Sakshi Tanwar

Popular TV actress Sakshi Tanwar recently welcomed a baby girl. The 43-year-old unmarried actress brought happiness in her life by adopting a nine-month-old baby girl, whom she has named Dityaa. The Dangal actress feels that the baby is a blessing and therefore has named her Dityaa which means Goddess Lakshmi.

Malaika Arora

Malaika Arora was never a part of this list until she called it quits with her former husband Arbaaz Khan. The duo however have agreed to co-pareting their son Arhaan Khan. While Malaika is rumoured to be dating actor Arjun Kapoor, Arbaaz has admitted that he is dating Georgia Andriani.

Pooja Bedi

Pooja Bedi first got married to Farhan Ebrahim Furniturewalla in 1990. She has two kids with him, daughter Alaia and son Omar Ebrahim. Alaia is soon to debut in her first Bollywood film alongside Saif Ali Khan and Tabu. As of now, Pooja got engaged to Maneck Contractor in February this year.



Source: FPJ