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Four Judges elevated to Supreme Court

Agencies

The Centre has cleared four names recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium for elevation as judges of the apex court.

The four appointed judges are Justice Aniruddha Bose, Justice A S Bopanna, Justice B R Gavai and Justice Surya Kant.

Law Ministry has issued the notification yesterday after President Ram Nath Kovind signed their warrants of appointment.

Supreme Court will reach its full sanctioned strength of 31 judges after the appointment of four new judges. As of now, the apex court is functioning with 27 judges including the Chief Justice.

World leaders congratulate PM Modi on historic victory

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, the results further reaffirm Mr Modi’s leadership of the world’s largest democracy. He said, together India and Israel will continue to strengthen the great friendship.

President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his historic victory in general elections. In a tweet, Mr Solih said, it is a strong affirmation of the Indian people’s confidence in the BJP-led government. Mr. Solih said, he looks forward to closer and enhanced ties of Maldives-India cooperation.

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli wished all success ahead to Mr. Narendra Modi and said, he looks forward to working closely with him.

The Sri Lankan government and other political leaders of the island nation have congratulated BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in his congratulatory message termed the victory as people’s re-endorsement of Mr Modi’s leadership.

He said, Colombo looks forward to continuing the warm and constructive relationship with New Delhi in future.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also said they looked forward to working with Mr Modi.

Opposition leader and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also sent heartfelt wishes and congratulations. He wished Mr Modi and people of India the very best under the Prime Minister’s dynamic leadership.

एक बार फिर मोदी सरकार, आंकड़ा 340 के पार

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लोकसभा चुनाव में मिली प्रचंड बहुमत से भाजपा खेमे में खुशी का माहौल है। अभी तक आए रुझान में भाजपानीत एनडीए को 300 ले ज्यादा सीट मिल रही हैं वहीं भाजपा अपने दम पर बहुमत के करीब है। इसी को लेकर प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने एक ट्वीट किया है।

पीएम मोदी ने लिखा, सबका साथ + सबका विकास + सबका विश्वास = विजयी भारत। पीएम मोदी ने कहा कि हम साथ में बढ़ते हैं। हम साथ में समृद्ध होते हैं। हम मिलकर एक मजबूत और समावेशी भारत का निर्माण करेंगे। भारत फिर से जीता।

इससे पहले खबर आई थी कि भाजपा ने आज संसदीय बोर्ड की बैठक बुलाई है। शाम 5.30 बजे प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी पार्टी कार्यालय में भाजपा कार्यकर्ताओं से मुलाकात करेंगे। इस बीच ये भी एलान हो चुका है कि 26 मई को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी सरकार बनाने का दावा पेश करेंगे। आज शाम 6 बजे पीएम मोदी देश को संबोधित भी करेंगे।

2014 चुनाव की तर्ज पर नरेंद्र मोदी की सुनामी की लहर पर सवार होकर 2019 का महासंग्राम भी भाजपा ने अपने नाम कर लिया। अब तक के रुझान बता रहे हैं कि भाजपा अपने सहयोगियों के साथ 300 से ज्यादा सीट हासिल करती दिख रही है। ऐसा पहली बार हो रहा है, जब बहुमत के साथ लगातार दूसरी बार कोई पार्टी सरकार बनाने की हालत में पहुंची है।

2014 चुनाव की तर्ज पर नरेंद्र मोदी की सुनामी की लहर पर सवार होकर 2019 का महासंग्राम भी भाजपा ने अपने नाम कर लिया। अब तक के रुझान बता रहे हैं कि भाजपा अपने सहयोगियों के साथ 330 से ज्यादा सीट हासिल करती दिख रही है। लेकिन मोदी की सुनामी के बीच कुछ ऐसे राज्य भी रहे जहां उनका जादू नहीं चल सका। ये तीनों राज्य दक्षिण भारत से हैं।
आंध्र प्रदेश
इस प्रदेश में भाजपा और मोदी का असर काम नहीं आया। सीएम चंद्रबाबू नायडू ने भाजपा और मोदी के खिलाफ जबरदस्त मुहिम छेड़ी थी। हालांकि नायडू को खुद इसका फायदा नहीं हुआ और बाजी जगनमोहन रेड्डी बाजी मार ले गए। उन्होंने लोकसभा चुनाव में सबसे ज्यादा सीटें तो जीती हीं, विधानसभा चुनाव में भी प्रचंड बहुमत हासिल किया। नायडू दिल्ली में भागदौड़ करते रहे और उनकी कुर्सी जाती रही।
तमिलनाडु
इस राज्य में भी मोदी का जादू नहीं चल सका। भाजपा ने यहां अन्नाद्रमुक के साथ मिलकर चुनाव लड़ने का फैसला किया था। लेकिन ये फैसला सही साबित नहीं हुआ। विपक्षी द्रमुक ने कांग्रेस के साथ मिलकर भाजपा-अन्नाद्रमुक को धूल चटा दी। भाजपा को इस समझौते का कोई फायदा नहीं मिला। ऐन वक्त पर राहुल गांधी का फैसला कांग्रेस के लिए सही साबित हुआ अन्यथा यूपीए का ग्राफ और नीचे चला जाता।
केरल
केरल में भी भाजपा को कोई फायदा नहीं हुआ। कयास लग रहे थे कि इस बार मोदी मैजिक के सहारे केरल में भाजपा मजबूत मौजूदगी दर्ज कराएगी। लेकिन ये सिर्फ कयास ही साबित हुए। केरल में भाजपा और संघ की मेहनत का फिलहाल कोई नतीजा नहीं निकला है।
विज्ञापन

2014 में भी भाजपा ने इन राज्यों में इसी तरह का प्रदर्शन किया था। हालांकि उसने कर्नाटक में शानदार प्रदर्शन किया है। एक तरह से भाजपा को दक्षिण में अपनी पैठ बनाने के लिए अभी लंबा सफर तय करना होगा तभी वह सही मायनों में अखिल भारतीय पार्टी बन सकेगी।

लोकसभा चुनाव के रुझानों में बीजेपी और एनडीए की बड़ी जीत की ओर बढ़ने के संकेत मिलने के बाद कांग्रेस ने कहा कि वह रुझानों से निराश है, लेकिन मतगणना संपन्न होने तक किसी निष्कर्ष पर पहुंचना ठीक नहीं है. पार्टी प्रवक्ता जयवीर शेरगिल ने संवाददाताओं से कहा, ‘‘रुझानों में जो दिख रहा है उससे हम निराश हैं. यह हमारी उम्मीद के मुताबिक नहीं है. लेकिन जब तक मतगणना संपन्न नहीं हो जाती तब तक किसी निष्कर्ष पर पहुंचना ठीक नहीं होगा.” गौरतलब है कि दोपहर एक बजे तक के रुझानों के मुताबिक एनडीए 300 से अधिक सीटों पर आगे चल रहा है, जबकि कांग्रेस के नेतृत्व वाला संप्रग 100 का आंकड़ा भी छू नहीं पाया है.

Congress-led UDF leads in all 20 seats in Kerala

 

Thiruvananthapuram

As the vote count for the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala progressed on Thursday, the Congress and its allies had forged ahead everywhere, according sources.

The BJP candidate in Thiruvananthapuram, after showing initial promise, slipped to the second position behind Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor, who led by over 1,700 votes.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi was leading in Wayanad by over 25,000 votes, the sources said.

The Left candidates, after leading initially in seven seats, slipped to the second spot in most places.

In all there will be 14 rounds of counting.

In 2014, the Congress-led UDF won in 12 and the Left in 8 seats.

“India Wins Yet Again”, Tweets PM Modi After Big Victory

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A victorious Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said “India wins yet again” with his party, the BJP, set for a landslide victory in the national elections. Leads show that the BJP will again get a clear majority on its own by winning 294 seats, which is better than the 282 seats it had won in the 2014 general elections.

“Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again! #VijayiBharat,” PM Modi tweeted this evening.

 

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance or NDA is ahead in 345 seats, leads show, while the Congress-led UPA is leading in 91 seats. In 2014, the NDA had won 336. It was the first time in more than three decades that a single party won majority on its own.

BJP chief Amit Shah today said the massive win is the victory of PM Modi’s development and the people’s trust in him.

“This victory is India’s victory. This is the victory of the hopes of youths, the poor, and farmers. This massive win is the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development and the people’s trust in him. On the behalf of crores of BJP workers, I congratulate Narendra Modi,” Mr Shah tweeted.

The leads show that the BJP will manage to keep its core states – the Hindi heartland, Gujarat and Maharashtra – while posting fresh victories in Bengal, Odisha and the northeast. It has also scored a huge win in Karnataka – a state the Congress rules jointly with HD Kumaraswamy.

The final results will be declared only by late evening.

UP: Mayawati-Akhilesh Alliance, Congress Fail To Hit BJP

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The BJP march is continuing through Uttar Pradesh, though at a slower pace. The party, which won 73 of the state’s 80 seats in 2014 along with ally Apna Dal, is now leading in more than 50 seats. The balance is shared between the Mayawati-Akhilesh Yadav alliance and the Congress, which is ahead in only two seats.

BJP stalwarts, including Union ministers Maneka Gandhi in Sultanpur and Santosh Gangwar in Bareilly, are ahead of their rivals after the first round of counting of ballots, reported news agency Press Trust of India, quoting the Election Commission.

The BJP’s Varun Gandhi, who contested from his mother’s constituency in Pilibhit and state minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi, contesting from Allahabad, are also ahead of their nearest rivals.

The state’s first family in politics – the family of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav – is doing well. Mulayam Yadav has forged ahead in Mainpuri and Akhilesh Yadav is leading in Azamgarh.

Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav, who is seeking re-election from Kannauj, is also leading.

For the alliance, which hoped to win more than 50 seats, with the backing of the Yadavs and the Muslims, the outcome is humiliating. For the Congress, which contested most of the state’s 80 seats and conducted a high-powered campaign after inducting Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, it is more so.

It was expected that Priyanka Gandhi, who was put in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, would rejuvenate the party in the area where Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi and Gorakhpur, the stronghold of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is located.

But leads so far indicate that the Priyanka Gandhi factor has had no effect.

It is Modi Lahar again…NDA is leading in 327

 

Our Correspondents / agencies

Counting of votes for the 17th Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh is underway amidst tight security.

Trends are available from all the 542 Lok Sabha constituencies. NDA is leading in 327, UPA 104 and others __111 _. BJP alone is leading in _294_ seats and Congress 49. DMK 22, JDU 16, Shiv Sena 20, YSR Congress 25, TRS 8, BSP 11, SP 8, Trinamool Congress 23, Biju Janata Dal 14 and others 5.

Prominent candidates who are leading include Senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Party Chief Amit Shah, Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Hansraj Ahir, Poonam Mahajan and UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi.

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading in Varanasi after the first round of counting, Party Chief Amit Shah is ahead in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, Rajnath Singh in Lucknow, Smriti Irani in Amethi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Raebareli, Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad in Kerala and Shashi Tharoor in Thiruvananthapuram.

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Congress candidate Ashok Chavhan is trailing in Nanded and party candidate Shailja Kumari in Ambala seat in Haryana.

In Uttar Pradesh, Union Ministers Sanjeev Kumar Balyan is leading in Muzaffar Nagar, V K Singh in Ghaziabad, Mahesh Sharma in Gautam Buddha Nagar, Santosh Kumar Gangwar in Bareilly, Manoj Sinha in Ghazipur, Anupriya Patel in Mirzapur, Niranjan Jyoti in Fatehpur, Maneka Gandhi in Sultanpur, Party leader Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi in Kanpur, State Cabinet Minister Reeta Bahuguna Joshi in Allahabad, Feroze Varun Gandhi in Pilibhit, Film Actor Hema Malini in Mathura and Jagdambika Pal in Dumaria Ganj. The State Congress Chief Raj Babbar is ahead in Fatehpur Sikri, Senior Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri, Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav in Azam Garh and Dimple Yadav in Kannauj. Party candidate Poonam Sinha is trailing in Lucknow.

In Uttarakhand, BJP is leading in all the five seats. They include Union Minister Ajay Tamta, State BJP Chief Ajay Bhatt, Udham Singh Nagar and Ramesh Pokhrial Nishank.

In Gujarat, BJP is leading in all the 26 seats in the state as per the available trends. The party is also leading in all the 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi. Prominent among them are former cricketer Gautam Gambhir is leading in East Delhi, State BJP President Manoj Tewari in North East Delhi, Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan in Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seats.

In Goa, BJP candidate and Union Minister Shripad Naik is leading in the North Goa and Congress leader Francisco Sardinha in South Goa constituency.

In Punjab, BJP’s Sunny Deol is leading from Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Sukhbir Singh Badal in Firozpur and Sitting MP and AAP candidate Bhagwant Mann in Sangrur.

In West Bengal, trends are available from almost all the 42 constituencies. All India Trinamool Congress is leading in 25, BJP in 15 and Congress in one. Prominent leading candidates are Union Ministers Babul Supriyo Baral in Asansol and S.S. Ahluwalia in Burdwan-Durgapur and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of Congress Baharampur. Trinamool leaders who are marching ahead include Satabdi Ray, Saugata Ray and Sudeep Bandopadhyay. In Midnipur constituency, State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh has taken a marginal lead over Manas Ranjan Bhunia of All India Trinamool Congress candidate.

After the first round of counting from Hamir Pur Parliamentary constituency in Himachal Pradesh BJP’s Anurag Thakur is leading.
In Sikkim, Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) and Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) are neck and neck. In Nagaland also it is a close contest between Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party and Indian National Congress.

In Meghalaya, as per the latest trends, the National People’s Party, NPP’s Agatha Sangma is leading over her Congres rival Mukul Sangma in Tura.

In Jammu & Kashmir, National Conference leader Farooq Abdulla is leading in Srinagar and BJP candidates Dr. Jitendra Singh in Udhampur and Jugal Kishore in Jammu.

In Tamil Nadu, the UPA consisting of the DMK, Congress and the Left are having a phenomenal lead whereas in the Assembly bye-polls, the ruling AIADMK and main opposition DMK are racing neck and neck. The UPA is leading in 38 out of 38 seats while AIADMK and the PMK of the NDA are leading in one seat each. Notable among the candidates who are leading include Ms Kanimozhi of DMK, state BJP President Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, Former Union Ministers from the DMK, TR Baalu, Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja and SS Palanimanickam. Union Minister and BJP candidate in Kanyakumari seat Mr Pon Radhakrishnan is trailing. Former Union Minister and PMK candidate in Dharmapuri Dr Anbumani Ramadoss is leading against his DMK opponent.

In Telangana, TRS is leading at Karimnagar, Mahabubabad, Malkajgiri, Nagarkurnool, Nalgonda, Warangal, Zahirabad and Medak while BJP is ahead at Adilabad.

In Chhattisgarh, Vijay Bhagel of BJP in Durg constituency and Jyotsna Charandas Mahant of Congress in Korba constituency are leading.

In Madhya Pradesh, BJP leaders Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is leading in Bhopal and Nandkumar Singh Chouhan in Khandwa constituency.

In Andaman & Nicobar islands BJP is leading in the lone seat.

In Kerala, CPIM leading at Vadakara, Kasaragod, Alappuzha and Kozhikode. IUML is ahead at Malappuram and Ponnani. While BJP is leading at Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram and Congress is ahead at Idukki.

In Tamil Nadu, DMK is leading at Erode, Cuddalore, Tenkasi and Tirunelveli. Congress is leading at Virudhunagar.

In Karnataka, BJP is leading at Bangalore North, Bangalore Central, Bangalore South, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamarajanagar, Chikballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Haveri, Uttara Kannada and Koppal. JD(S) is leading at Hassan and Tumkur. Congress is leading in Puducherry.

Out of the total 543 Parliamentary seats, elections were held in 542 constituencies. Over eight thousand candidates are in the fray. The elections to the Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu was cancelled on the grounds of excessive use of money power.

The results are expected by late evening due to tallying of Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail slips, VVPAT with the Electronic Voting Machines. This is the first time that in General Elections results of voting machines will be matched with slips generated by paper trail machines.

The exercise is taking place in five polling stations selected randomly per Assembly segment.

In Odisha, simultaneous counting of votes for the elections to 21 Lok Sabha and 146 Assembly seats are taking place at 63 centres in 22 districts. Ruling BJD is leading 16 assembly seats and BJP in 5. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is leading in Bijapur.

In Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections YSRCP is leading in 30 seats and TDP is leading SIX as per latest trends.

A 24-hour EVM Control Room has been set up at Nirvachan Sadan in New Delhi to monitor complaints related to polled EVMs. The Control Room contact number is 011-23052123.

IAF successfully fires BrahMos air version missile from frontline Su-30 MKI fighter

 

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Indian Air Force today successfully fired the BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.

Defence Ministry said in a release that the launch from the aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target. AIR correspondent reports that, the air launched BrahMos missile is a 2.5 ton supersonic air to surface cruise missile.

The Inidan Air Force became the first Air Force in the world to have successfully fired an air launched 2.8 Mach surface attack missile of this category on a sea target on Novemebr 2017. Today’s was the second such live launch of the weapon.

The BrahMos missile provides Indian Air Force a much desired capability to strike from large stand-off ranges on any target at sea or on land with pinpoint accuracy by day or night and in all weather conditions.

 

INDIA EAGERLY AWAITS RESULTS OF LOK SABHA POLLS

Counting of votes for 542 Lok Sabha seats and four states begins today

 

WEB DESK

India is waiting eagerly for the results of Lok Sabha election as counting of votes began today. Over eight thousand candidates are in the fray for 542 seats.

Out of the total 543 Parliamentary seats, elections were held in 542 constituencies as the Election Commission had cancelled polls to the Vellore seat in Tamil Nadu on the grounds of excessive use of money power. The fresh date for elections in Vellore is yet to be announced.

Counting will also take place for four state assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. The results are expected only by late evening due to tallying of Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail slips with the Electronic Voting Machines.

This is the first time that results of voting machines will be matched with slips generated by paper trail machines. The exercise will take place in five polling stations selected at random per Assembly segment. This effectively means the EVM-VVPAT matching will take place in 20,600 out of nearly 10.3 lakh polling stations.

As per procedure, postal ballots would be the first to be counted.

Service voters stood at 18 lakh. Out of 18 lakh registered voters, 16.49 lakh have already sent their postal ballots to their respective returning officers.

Meanwhile, a 24- hour EVM Control Room has been set up at Nirvachan Sadan in New Delhi to monitor complaints relating to polled EVMs. The Control Room contact number is 011-23052123.

In all, 67.11 per cent of the 90.99 crore electors exercised their franchise in the seven-phase long polling process. This is the highest ever voter turnout in Indian Parliamentarian elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues including Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Radha Mohan Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Narendra Singh Tomar along with Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbeer Singh Badal and his wife and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal; Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, former Chief Ministers Digvijay Singh, Sheila Dikshit, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former Union Ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia, Pawan Kumar Bansal and Manish Tewari, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh’s wife Preneet Kaur; Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav and party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav are among the prominent candidates in the fray.

Elaborate arrangements made at counting centres across the country. In Uttar Pradesh, stage is all set for counting for 80 Lok Sabha seats of the state. Election commission has made arrangements for transparent counting in 75 districts. Counting for Agra north and Nighasan assembly seats will also take place tomorrow.

Strict security measures are at place, Section 144 has been imposed around the counting center area, liquor shops will be closed and traffic has been diverted where counting will take place. Counting tables are in place and special cabins have been formed for matching of VVPAT slips. The fate of many high profile leaders including Senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and many present and former union ministers will be decided tomorrow. Additional Chief Election officer of state Dr. Brahmdev Ram Tiwari told AIR that whole counting process is highly transparent and will be in public domain.

In Bihar tight security arrangements have been made for tomorrow polls. Counting of votes of 40 Lok Sabha constituencies will be at 34 counting centres of the state. AIR correspondent reports that counting of two parliamentary constituencies will be undertaken at each of the seven district headquarter including Patna. Over 17 thousand staffs have been pressed into counting of votes .

Polling agents of contesting political parties will be at counting centres. Three tier security arrangements have been made to ensure trouble free counting process. The state government has instructed to keep vigil on victory procession. Counting staffs will take oath of secrecy before starting counting. CCTV camera will monitor activities in and around the counting centres .There will be videography of counting process.

Counting of votes for 14 Lok Sabha seats of Jharkhand will start tomorrow from 8 a.m. along with counting of other seats of the country.

Election Commission has made arrangements for transparent counting in the state. 14 different counting centres in 14 districts will have separate halls for every Assembly segments in the Lok Sabha constituencies and each hall will have fixed number of tables as per rounds of counting. The standard of transparency and neutrality is to be a strictly maintained. All the strong rooms locks will be opened in front of representatives of political parties or candidates and the observers of the Election Commission. Tight security will be maintained in all the counting centres.

In Tamil Nadu, all preparatory arrangements have been made at 45 counting centres for the counting of votes polled for the 38 Lok Sabha seats and the 22 Assembly seats that witnessed bye-polls. AIR correspondent reports that security has been tightened around all the 45 counting centres and other sensitive pockets across the state in view of the Union Home Ministry’s nationwide .

Randomization of counting staff has been completed. The counting process as a whole will be monitored from the control room set up by the Election Department at the state secretariat in Chennai. The number of rounds of counting varies from a minimum of ninteen in Central Chennai and a maximum of 34 in Tiruvallur, based on the number of voters.

In Rajasthan, 25 counting centers have been set up for 25 parliamentary constituencies. Chief Electoral Officer Anand Kumar told that all arrangements are in place for counting which is scheduled to start by 8 AM tomorrow.
Political fate of 249 candidates including 23 women is to be decided tomorrow which include some prominent faces.

These are Central Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, Arjun Ram Meghwal, P.P.Chaudhary, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Former Central Ministers Nihal Chand Meghwal, Jaskaur Meena, Jitendra Singh and Subhash Mahariya, RLP Chief Hanuman Beniwal and olympion Krishna Poonia. Some seats are of attraction for everyone which include Jodhpur, Nagaur, Jaipur Rural, Dausa and Bikaner.

In Gujarat, the Counting of votes for 26 Lok Sabha seats and by-poll of 4 assembly seats will take place at 28 centers across the State from tomorrow morning. Each counting centre will have 14 tables in addition to one table for Returning Officer. Apart from Election officer, 182 assistant election officers, 122 additional assistant election officers, 41 observers will remain on duty during the counting of votes. Counting table will have one counting supervisor, one assistant and one micro observer. Staff of more than 300 will be on duty for counting of postal ballots. The counting centers will have three-layer security.

 

राजस्थान के बाहरवीं कला वर्ग के परीक्षा परिणाम मे भी मुस्लिम बेटियो ने कमाल किया।

अशफाक कायमखानी / जयपुर

शेक्षणिक तौर पर कमजोर माने जाने मुस्लिम समुदाय की बेटियों ने पहले सिनियर विज्ञान के आये परीक्षा परिणाम मे एवं अब आज आये बाहरवीं कला के परीक्षा परिणाम मे अच्छे अंक पाकर पूरे समुदाय को अंधेरे से उजाले की तरफ दखेलने की भूमिका मे नजर आने लगी है। बोर्ड के जारी परिणाम मे छात्राओं का परिणाम 90.81 प्रतिशत रहा है। जबकि हजारों मुस्लिम छात्राओं ने नब्बे व नब्बे से अधिक प्रतिशत अंक पाकर समुदाय का मान बढाया है।

राजस्थान बोर्ड आफ सेकण्डरी, अजमेर द्वारा कक्षा बाहरवीं कला वर्ग के जारी आज परिणाम मे मुस्लिम बेटियों ने अभावो मे शिक्षा पाते हुये भी अच्छे अंक पाकर आने वाली अपनी पीढी को सूनहरे रास्ते को अपनाकर कामयाबी की मंजिल पाने की ओर साफ ईशारा किया है।

पकते चावल मे से दो-चार चावल को बानगी के तौर पर निकाल कर पकने का तय करने की तरह आज के परिणाम मे उदाहरण के तौर पर कुछ बेटियो का परिणाम देखते है तो डीडवाना के धणकोली गावं की समीरा बानो के 92.60, डीडवाना के ही बेरी छोटी गावं की आरिहा खानम के 92.20 प्रतिशत, झूंझनू की नौसीन के 92.20 प्रतिशत व झूंझुनू के पीथूसर गावं की सलमा बानो के 91.20 , झूंझुनू के इटावा कला गावं की नाजिया बानो के 90.40 के अलावा छोटी छापरी, डीडवाना की मुस्कान के 88.40 व सीकर जिले के दाड़ूण्दा गावं की नाजमीन बानो के 88.20 प्रतिशत अंक आये है। इनके अतिरिक्त नब्बे व नब्बे से ऊपर प्रतिशत अंक पाने वाली मुस्लिम बेटियों की बडी तादाद के साथ साथ पिच्यासी व पिच्यासी से नब्बे प्रतिशत अंक पाने वाली हजारो बेटियों मे से अधीकांश बेटीयाँ सिविल सेवा, न्यायीक सेवा के अलावा कालेज लेक्चरर बनने की बात कहती है।

राजस्थान मे आज भी मुस्लिम बेटियो को शिक्षा के क्षेत्र उतने अवसर देने को समुदाय तैयार नजर नही आता है, जितने अवसर बेटियो को मिलने चाहिये। फिर भी परिवार व समुदाय की तरफ से सिमित सुविधाएं मिलने के बावजूद बेटीयाँ इक्कीस रजल्ट दे रही है। राजस्थान की सिविल व न्यायीक सेवा के अलावा शैक्षणिक व चिकित्सा सेवा मे बेटियों ने काफी आगे कदम बढा लिया है। इसके अतिरिक्त असलम खान व फराह खान ने भारतीय सिविल सेवा परीक्षा पास करके बडा नाम कमाया है। इशरत बानो ने आर्मी अधिकारी व रुखसार खान ने नेवी मे अधिकारी बनकर बहनो को नया पाठ पढाया है।

कुल मिलाकर यह है कि काफी अवरोधकों को पार करते हुये मुस्लिम समुदाय की बेटीया शैक्षणिक क्षेत्र मे बहुत अच्छा नाम कमा रही है। अगर समाजी स्तर पर महिला शिक्षा को ठीक से प्रोत्साहन व गाइडेंस मिलने लगे तो यह बेटीया आसमान से तारे तोड़कर लाने की कहावत को सभी स्तर पर सिद्ध करती नजर आये। राजस्थान के शेखावाटी जनपद मे मयारी गलर्स ऐजुकेशन मे तेजी के साथ इजाफा होने के कुछ कारणो मे अवल कारण तो यह है कि वाहिद चौहान जैसे अनेक समाजी लोग शैक्षणिक क्षेत्र मे जीवन व जीवन मे कमाया धन लगा कर जेहनी शकून पा रहे है। दूसरा कारण यह है कि देहाती परिवेष मे रहने वाले मुस्लिम समुदाय के परिवार के पड़ोसी व गावं की जाट बीरादरी की बेटियों ने जब शैक्षणिक क्षेत्र मे धूम मचाई तो उनका कुछ असर मुस्लिम परिवारों पर पड़ने से उन्होंने भी अपनी बेटियों को शिक्षा दिलाने के लिये देखा देखी कदम बढाना तय किया।