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Detractors say ‘Hooda will lead us to defeat’ - Manoj CG, Indian Express
The intense infighting in the Haryana Congress on Friday played out before the A K Antony committee which is probing the reasons for debacle in Lok Sabha polls. Several leaders from the state told the panel that if Bhupinder Singh Hooda leads the party into the Assembly elections due later this year, the outcome is going to be disastrous.
BJP has big plans for Maharashtra polls - Kunal Purohit, Hindustan Times
The BJP is working on a massive outreach programme in Maharashtra to take poster boy Narendra Modi to the state’s electorate ahead of the assembly polls. Winning Maharashtra is crucial for the party and Modi. For one, a victory would be a huge boost to his image as a popular leader as it would be the first state going to polls after he took over as prime minister. Conversely, a defeat could give a lease of life to the Congress.
BJP scales up Maha ambition, sets tone for split with Sena - Ambarish Mishra, Indian Express
A large section of the BJP appears to be in favour of ending its two decade-plus poll alliance with the Shiv Sena ahead of the state assembly elections in October. The BJP's central leadership has endorsed the state unit's move to cut the Sena to size, sources said.
Shrill demand in BJP: ‘Break ties with Sena, fight polls alone’ - Shubhangi Khapre, Indian Express
With assembly elections just a few months away, demands in the Maharashtra BJP to break the alliance with Shiv Sena and go it alone are growing louder by the day. At the BJP state council meeting here on Thursday, several speakers mounted pressure on the state leadership to take an immediate decision to break the decades-old alliance with Sena to ensure electoral expansion of the party by contesting all 288 seats in the October elections.
Ajai Rai, Kejriwal top spenders in Varanasi polls, Modi third - Mohammad Hamza Khan, IndianExpress
In Varanasi, a cash-strapped Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal ran a spirited campaign against Narendra Modi and went on to spend as much as half-a-crore rupees, but, as is now history, lost to him by a huge margin of 3.71 lakh votes. With major parties having submitted their campaign expenditure in Varanasi, AAP and Congress surpassed Modi on this front.
EC wants parties to disclose poll spend - Pradeep Thakur, Times of India
The Election Commission, which has been seeking a cap on expenditure of political parties during polls, is likely to tell the Delhi High Court that it favours disclosure of election spending of parties and submission of their final accounts soon after the conclusion of polls.
Three elections, one story - Vijay Prashad, Hindu
Within a month, Algeria, Egypt and Syria held presidential elections. In all three cases, despite nominal challenges, the elections had only one candidate on the ballot: in Algeria it was Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in Egypt it was the former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and in Syria it was the incumbent Bashar al-Assad. On the day of the Syrian election, Beirut’s al-Akhbar ran a headline that said, “Assad to be elected today.” No one expected any other result in any of these countries.
Paswan’s prediction of possible election for Bihar Assembly seems a likely situation - NitiCentral
Union Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Ram Vilas Paswan has predicted that JDU Government in Bihar will collapse soon and the State will witness Assembly poll within six months. He has also said that the ruling party will be completely decimated in the Assembly election too.
BJP faces leadership deficit - Rohit Chandavarkar, Economic Times
The BJP faces a leadership crisis in Maharashtra just four months ahead of the assembly elections. Senior leader Gopinath Munde's sudden death and Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari's reluctance to work at the state level has posed a challenge to the party just when it wanted to project itself as the big bother against its alliance partner Shiv Sena and claim a stake for the chief minister's position. 
After the victory, the new targets - Archna Shukla, Indian Express
The Team that ran Narendra Modi’s poll campaign is back at work, its next target being assembly elections due this year. Prime Minister Modi, it has been learnt, has asked his campaign strategists to stop celebrating the victory and begin ground work for the upcoming “challenges”.
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Election Calendar 2012

By-Elections   June 2

Assembly Constituencies

Neyyanttinkara

Kerala

Cortalim

Goa

By-Elections   June 12

Parliamentary Constituency

Nellore

Andhra Pradesh

Assembly Constituencies

Maheshwar (SC)

Madhya Pradesh

Nalchar (SC)

Tripura

Daspur

West Bengal

Bankura

West Bengal

Mant

Uttar Pradesh

Pudukkottai

Tamil Nadu

Tirupati

Andhra Pradesh

Allagadda

Andhra Pradesh

Rajampet

Andhra Pradesh

Rayachoti

Andhra Pradesh

Parkal

Andhra Pradesh

Ongole

Andhra Pradesh

Narasannapeta

Andhra Pradesh

Payakaraopet (SC)

Andhra Pradesh

Anantapur Urban

Andhra Pradesh

Yemmiganur

Andhra Pradesh

Rayadurg

Andhra Pradesh

Kodur (SC)

Andhra Pradesh

Udayagiri

Andhra Pradesh

Narasapuram

Andhra Pradesh

Prathipadu (SC)

Andhra Pradesh

Ramachandrapuram

Andhra Pradesh

Macherla

Andhra Pradesh

Polavaram (ST)

Andhra Pradesh

Kaij (SC)

Maharashtra

Hatia

Jharkhand

Presidential Election:

To be held before July 24

Vice- Presidential Election:

To be held before  August 10

International Elections

Egypt

Presidential 1st  Round

23-May

Presidential 2nd Round

16-Jun

Mexico

Presidential

1-Jul

Venezuela

Presidential

7-Oct

United States

Presidential

6-Nov

South Korea

Presidential

Dec

 
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