Monday, August 31, 2009

Maharashtra Assembly Elections Schedule

Here are the details of the 2009 Maharashtra Assembly Elections Schedule as announced by the Election Commission of India. The current State Legislative Assembly is due to expire on the 3rd of November 2009. Kindly download the detailed notification at:

There are total 288 AC in Maharashtra of which 29 are reserved for SCs and 25 for STs. As per the latest records there are 7,56,34,525 electors in the State who will be eligible to vote in one of the 82,028 polling stations.

Complete Schedule of 2009 Maharashtra Assembly Elections:
Date of issue of notification : Friday, the 18th September 2009
Last date for nominations : Friday, the 25th September 2009
Date for scrutiny of nominations : Saturday, the 26th September 2009

Last date for withdrawal of candidatures : Tuesday, the 29th September 2009
Date of poll if necessary Tuesday, the 13th October 2009
Date before which the election shall be completed : Sunday, the 25th October 2009

Counting of the votes shall be on 22nd October 2009, Thursday. The results can be expected on the same day.

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections Schedule

Schedule of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections

The election commission has released the schedule of assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh. As you know the present Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh is due to expire on 24 Oct 2009. There are total 60 Assembly Constituencies in the state that will go for poll in single phase.

As per the there are 7,50,575 electors in the State of Arunachal Pradesh who will be voting in the 2,061 polling stations.

For more details on the schedule of elections, date of issue of notificaiton and polling dates kindly view the notification released by the election commission of India at:

Saturday, August 22, 2009

By Election Schedule and Notification for State Legislative Assemblies

2009 By Election Schedule and Dates for the State Legislative Assemblies

Find here the Schedule of 2009 By Election Schedule and Notification in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and NCT of Delhi. These are for the local Legislative Assembly Elections to fill in some seats.

Here are the list of states and the Assembly constituencies (along with number) in each state that are going for the by election polls:

1. Andhra Pradesh 122-Tekkali

2. Bihar
60 Bochaha (SC)
62 Aurai
93 Kalyanpur
94 Warisnagar (SC)
210 Ramgarh
213 Chainpur
215 Chenari (SC)

3. Gujarat
10 Chotila
16 Jasdan
22 Dhoraji
47 Kodinar
66 Dehgam
93 Sami
102 Danta

4. Madhya Pradesh
13 Gohad
120 Tendukheda

5. Sikkim
11 Namchi Singithong

6. Uttarakhand
11 Vikasnagar

7. NCT of Delhi
33 Dwarka

Schedule of 2009 By Elections

1. Issue of Notification 17.08.09 (Monday)
2. Last date of making Nominations 24.08.09 (Monday)
3. Scrutiny of Nominations 25.08.09 (Tuesday)
4. Last date for withdrawal of Candidatures 27.08.09 (Thursday.)
5. Date of Poll 10.09.09 (Thursday)
6. Counting of Votes 14.09.09 (Monday)
7. Date before which election shall be completed 17.09.09 (Thursday)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tamil Nadu By Election Results

2009 Tamil Nadu By Election Results for Assembly Constituencies

As expected the ruling DMK and Congress is all set for a complete sweep of the recently concluded By Elections in Tamil Nadu. These were for the 5 Assembly constituencies in the state. As you know the main opposition party in the state AIADMK has boycotted these by elections in TN.

As per the latest reports available the ruling DMK candidates have a clear lead in the Assembly constituencies of Cumbum, Burgur and Ilayankudi and its UPA partner Congress is leading in Srivaikuntam and Thondamuthur.

Keep watching for more latest trends and results of 2009 By Elections in TN.

Karnataka By Election Results

Karnataka By Election Results 2009 for Assembly Constituencies

Here are the latest Results and Trends of Karnataka By Election Results to the 5 Assembly Constituencies that went to polls recently. Here is the list for the same, AC wise - first name is the leading candidate and second name is the trailing candidate along with the party name.

Looks like BJP and JD(S) are sharing the seats between them with the Congress party having the chances in one.

Ramnagaram K.RAJU(JD(S)) C M Lingappa(INC)
Channapatna Ashwath M C(JD(S)) C P YOGESHWARA(BJP)
Kollegal G.N.Nanjundaswamy(BJP) S. Jayanna(INC)

You can find the detailed By Election Results here

Keep checking this post for details updates on the same.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Crisis in Rajasthan BJP | Vasundhara Raje episode

Vasundhara Raje vs BJP Crisis continues

Crisis in Rajasthan BJP Unit increased further as Vasundhara Raje is taking a stand of not stepping down as the opposition leader of Rajasthan Assembly. BJP President has made it very clear that she needs to step down.

A close support of Vasundhara Raje, BJP leader LK Advani has refused to meet the MLA's who went to Delhi in support of Raje. This further deepened the crisis and now she has been asked to come to New Delhi to meet the central leadership.

So looks like the time is bad for BJP, which is already struggling to keep the momentum and for the first time we are seeing that there are too many internal problems for the Bharatiya Janata Party. How all of these will affect the coming assembly elections in some states need to be seen.

For updated news from Rajasthan kindly check

India Independence Day Greetings and Celebrations

India Independence Day Greetings, Celebrations - Some facts and the First President of India

August 15th is the Indian Independence Day and here are my wishes to all the Indians all over the world. Every year the celebrations will take place all over the country with the Indian Central Government, State government having functions on this day.

Here are some facts I would like to share on this occasion:

India's first president was Rajendra Prasad. Here is the list of all the Presidents of Independent India

1 Rajendra Prasad 26 January 1950 - 13 May 1962

2 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - 13 May 1962 - 13 May 1967

3 Zakir Hussain 13 May 1967 - 3 May 1969

4 Varahagiri Venkata Giri 24 August 1969 - 24 August 1974

5 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 24 August 1974 - 11 February 1977

6 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 25 July 1977 - 25 July 1982

7 Giani Zail Singh 25 July 1982 - 25 July 1987

8 Ramaswamy Venkataraman 25 July 1987 - 25 July 1992

9 Shankar Dayal Sharma 25 July 1992 - 25 July 1997

10 Kocheril Raman Narayanan 25 July 1997 - 25 July 2002

11 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam 25 July 2002 - 25 July 2007

12 Pratibha Patil 25 July 2007 till date

Send Independence Day greetings and messages to all Indians.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Highlights of Direct Tax Code by Finance Minister

Highlights of Direct Tax Code by UPA government's Finance Minister

As you all know the finance minister Pranab Mukerjee has unveiled the Direct Tax Code today with the home minister and former Finance minister P Chidambaram to his side. Experts are saying that this will make the tax structure much simpler than what it is now and will make the life of tax payers simpler.

This is one of the promise that the Finance minister has kept when he mentioned in the budget speech that within 45 days he will come up with the draft Direct Tax Code

This new Direct Tax code will be open for review for all the stake holders

Some of the highlights of the Direct Tax Code (source:

Key proposals for investors:
- Rates of tax to be uniform
- Security transaction tax to be abolished
- Business losses can be carried forward indefinitely
- Effective corporate tax rate at 25%
- To scrap long, short-term capital gains distinction
- No tax deduction on interest payable on any government security
- Base year for calculation of capital gains tax moved to April '00
- Tax deduction limit on savings to be hiked to Rs 3 lakh
- Wealth tax liability to be discharged by payment of pre-paid taxes
- Income from certain transfers not be treated as capital gains
- Income tax slabs proposed to be changed; highest tax rate of 30% for individuals to be applicable for income over Rs 25 lakh

Key proposals for businesses:
- Taxation of all non profit organizations rationalized
- Profits of non-life insurance business to be disclosed annually
- Government may enter overseas agreements for double taxation avoidance
- No tax deduction on interest payable to banking companies, insurers