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Election Commission announces bypolls in 17 states, one Union Territory on Oct 21

The Election Commission on Saturday, September 21, announced that bypolls to 64 Assembly seats in 17 states and one Union Territory (Puducherry) will be...
By-polls to two Rajya Sabha seats: SC rejects Congress plea against separate elections

By-polls to two Rajya Sabha seats: SC rejects Congress plea against separate elections

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Tuesday, June 25) rejected Congress Gujarat unit’s petition challenging Election Commission’s (EC) decision to hold separate by-polls for two...
Supreme Court & Election Commission

Supreme Court notice to EC on separate elections for two Rajya Sabha seats

Supreme Court today (Wednesday, June 19) issued notice to Election Commission of India (EC) on Gujarat Congress plea challenging decision to hold separate by-elections...
President dissolves Lok Sabha, accepts PM’s resignation; NDA to meet, re-elect PM Modi

President dissolves Lok Sabha, accepts PM’s resignation; NDA to meet, re-elect PM Modi

President Ram Nath Kovind today (Saturday, May 25) dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha with immediate effect on the Union Cabinet’s recommendation. “The President has accepted...
VVPAT EVM

EC rejects Opposition demand for counting VVPAT first, tally 100% votes in case of...

It seemed to be a logical and reasonable demand – if possibly cumbersome for the staff engaged in counting votes – but the Election...

“Anti-BJP parties not ready to digest exit poll prediction”

Just a day ahead of the counting of votes, opposition parties have claimed that the ruling party is involved in the tampering of EVM...
EVM-VVPAT

Leaders of 22 Opposition parties ask EC to count 100% VVPATs in case of...

Contending that the Supreme Court mandated matching of 5 of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) votes with Verified Voter Paper Trail (VVPAT) was only for...
EC rejects allegations of EVM swapping after videos of the machines being moved go viral

EC rejects allegations of EVM swapping after videos of the machines being moved go...

After the last phase of polling on Sunday, May 19, a number of videos surfaced showing Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) being transported and alleging...
Ashok Lavasa

His dissent unheard & unrecorded, Election Commissioner Lavasa opts out of meetings

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has reportedly opted out of Election Commission (EC) meetings on deciding Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violations over his “minority...
PM Modi promises grand statue of Vidyasagar after his bust vandalised & EC curtailed Bengal poll campaign

PM Modi promises grand statue of Vidyasagar after his bust vandalised & EC curtailed...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Thursday, May 16) said his government would build a “grand statue” of Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar at the Vidyasagar College...
Kamal Haasan booked for Godse remark, his party says comment taken out of context

Kamal Haasan booked for Godse remark, his party says comment taken out of context

A day after actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan was booked by Tamil Nadu police for hurting religious sentiments, the Delhi High Court today (Wednesday, May 15)...

‘Will soldiers take Poll Body’s permission before killing terrorists?’: PM Modi in Kushinagar

As campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls entered its final phase, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  today (Sunday, May 12) predicted defeat of the opposition...
Navjot Singh Sidhu

‘Modi like bride who makes noise with bangles but doesn’t work’: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu hit out at Narendra Modi with a sexist jibe today (Saturday, May 11) by comparing the Prime Minister to...
ex-BSF jawanTej Bahadur

Rejection of ex-BSF jawanTej Bahadur’s nomination: SC asks EC to respond by tomorrow

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Wednesday, May 8) asked the Election Commission (EC) to examine complaint of former BSF jawanTej Bahadur Yadav, whose nomination...
Election Commission & Supreme Court

SC says can’t go into merits of EC action on complaints about Modi, Shah’s...

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Wednesday, May 8) said that in the petition filed by Congress MP Sushmita Dev, it cannot go into the...

SC rejects Opposition plea for increasing VVPAT matching of EVMs

In a briefing that lasted less than a minute, as per media reports, the Supreme Court (SC) today (Tuesday, May 7) rejected a review...
Election Commission & Supreme Court

Cong says EC clean chits to Modi, Shah do not state reasons; SC asks...

The Election Commission’s (EC) decisions clearing speeches by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah without stating any reasons or details are...
PMO misusing official machinery for polls – Indira Gandhi’s election was cancelled for it

PMO misusing official machinery for polls – Indira Gandhi’s election was cancelled for it

There are a couple of days left for Election Commission to decide all the pending complaints of violation of Model Code of Conduct by...
VVPAT

Supreme Court to hear next week Opposition parties plea on matching EVMs with VVPAT

The Supreme Court today (Friday, May 3) said it would hear next week a review plea filed by 21 Opposition leaders seeking further increase...
PM Narendra Modi biopic

Biopic on PM Modi will release on May 24

The biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, starring Vivek Oberoi will release on May 24, a day after the results of the ongoing national...
Supreme Court asks EC to decide by May 6 complaints of poll code violations by Modi, Shah

Supreme Court asks EC to decide by May 6 complaints of poll code violations...

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Thursday, May 2) told the Election Commission (EC) to decide pending complaints of Model Code of Conduct violations against...
EC order for Bengal, no state place in booths, only central forces

Central Forces will maintain polling booths in West Bengal, not state Police: EC

In a major setback for the West Bengal Police and the state regime, the EC has decided to side line the Bengal police. From...
Election Commission & Supreme Court

Supreme Court notice to EC on Cong plea alleging inaction against Modi, Shah

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, April 30) issued notice to the Election Commission (EC) on the Congress’ petition seeking direction to the poll panel...
Supreme Court to hear Congress plea over EC’s inaction on Modi, Shah’s speeches

Supreme Court to hear Congress plea over EC’s inaction on Modi, Shah’s speeches

The Supreme Court today (Monday, April 29) agreed to urgently hear a Congress petition about the Election Commission of India (ECI) not taking action...
Narendra Modi

PM Modi mentions his BA and MA degrees, wife Jashodaben in affidavit

After his minister Smriti Irani refrained from mentioning her university degree in her election affidavit, there was some curiosity as to what Prime Minister...
Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

EC directs Delhi Police to file FIR against Gautam Gambhir for holding rally without...

The Election Commission has asked the Delhi Police to register an FIR against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gautam Gambhir for violating the Model...
Narendra Modi

Election Commission accused of Model Code of Conduct violation

The Election Commission (EC) has itself now been accused of violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for refusing to act on complaints about...
Crop damage, cattle deaths due to unseasonal rains: occasion for farmers to rate parties

Crop damage, cattle deaths due to unseasonal rains: occasion for farmers to rate parties

It should have been a reminder to political parties and an opportunity to quickly re-orient their election campaign to address farmers’ issues when unseasonal...
Poll official suspended for checking PM Modi’s chopper, Congress raises questions

Poll official suspended for checking PM Modi’s chopper, Congress raises questions

The Congress today (Thursday, April 18) criticised Election Commission of India (EC) and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the suspension of a poll...

Seems EC has got its powers now, says Supreme Court, dismisses Mayawati’s plea against...

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, April 16) expressed satisfaction with Election Commission (EC) taking action against leading political candidates for their communal speeches, soon...
Case filed against Azam Khan over sexist ‘Khaki underwear remark’, EC takes action

Case filed against Azam Khan over sexist ‘Khaki underwear remark’, EC takes action

Police have lodged an FIR against Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan for his 'khaki underwear’ comment against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada. Addressing an election rally...
Supreme Court asks EC to watch full Modi biopic, give opinion by Fri in sealed cover

Supreme Court asks EC to watch full Modi biopic, give opinion by Fri in...

The Supreme Court today (Monday, April 15) asked the Election Commission to watch the full movie ‘PM Narendra Modi’, a biopic on the Prime...
Pulled up by Supreme Court, EC bars UP CM Adityanath, BSP chief Mayawati from campaigning

Pulled up by Supreme Court, EC bars UP CM Adityanath, BSP chief Mayawati from...

The Election Commission (EC) today (Monday, April 15) barred Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath and BSP chief Mayawati from election campaigning...
No stay on Electoral Bonds scheme, parties to give details to EC by May 30

No stay on Electoral Bonds scheme, parties to give details to EC by May...

Rejecting government’s arguments for anonymous funding of political parties through electoral bonds, the Supreme Court today (Friday, April 12), however, refused to grant a...
PM Narendra Modi

As India starts voting, what Modi government doesn’t tell you: a report card

In a sign of the times to come and the things to expect if Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins the elections again, the man...
PM Modi appeal to dedicate votes to soldiers is prima facie violation of poll code: Poll officer

PM Modi appeal to dedicate votes to soldiers is prima facie violation of poll...

No Prime Minister so far and no other leader has been accused of directly/indirectly violating the poll Model Code of Conduct as Narendra Modi. Today...
Election Commission

Election Commission bans release of Modi biopic during elections

The Election Commission (EC) today (Wednesday, April 10) banned the screening of ‘PM Narendra Modi’, a biopic on the incumbent Prime Minister, during the...

Retired civil servants write to President about Election Commission’s crisis of credibility

Amid a host of instances of top politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi regularly pushing the limits, if not violating, the Model Code of...
West Bengal CM and TMC head Mamata Banerjee

‘People would seal PM’s lips with Leucoplast’: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM and TMC head Mamata Banerjee today (Tuesday, April 9) took a jibe on PM Modi, saying, people will have a solution...
Increase VVPAT verification from one to five EVMs per Assembly segment, SC tells EC

Increase VVPAT verification from one to five EVMs per Assembly segment, SC tells EC

With three days to go before voting for the first phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Supreme Court today (Monday, April 8) ordered...
President forwards EC report on poll code violation by Rajasthan Governor to Home Ministry

President forwards EC report on poll code violation by Rajasthan Governor to Home Ministry

President Ram Nath Kovind today (Thursday, April 4) forwarded to Union Home Ministry Election Commission’s report that Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh violated the Model...
Narendra Modi

Modi’s brushes with poll code of conduct: SC to hear plea against release of...

It is practically a blitz against norms of fair play, pushing the limits of model code of conduct in 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign,...
Election Commission asks Information & Broadcasting Ministry for details of NaMo TV

Election Commission asks Information & Broadcasting Ministry for details of NaMo TV

Following a complaint from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress party about NaMo TV covering live Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaigns, the Election...
Top govt functionaries from BJP push election code limit, EC to write to Prez against Rajasthan Governor

Top govt functionaries from BJP push election code limit, EC to write to Prez...

Different from all elections so far, the Lok Sabha 2019 elections also see an unprecedented number of instances of top government functionaries of BJP,...
Rafale Deal

Election Commission blocks book on Rafale deal, sits on Modi biopic release

While the Election Commission is yet to take a call on ‘PM Narendra Modi’, it moved quickly today (Tuesday, April 2) to block the...
VVPAT verification of 50% EVMs: SC seeks Oppn response to EC claim it would take 6 days

VVPAT verification of 50% EVMs: SC seeks Oppn response to EC claim it would...

The Supreme Court today (Monday, April 1) asked 21 Opposition parties to respond by April 8 to Election Commission of India (EC) affidavit saying...
BJP leader Ashwini Choubey misbehaves with government officials after alleged MCC violation

BJP leader Ashwini Choubey misbehaves with government officials after alleged MCC violation

A video has gone viral on social media showing Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Choubey misbehaving with Sub District...
Narendra Modi

Model Code of Conduct violations and EC clean chit on Modi’s A-SAT address to...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on India joining the three other countries in the elite space club with successful testing of...
Narendra Modi

After Modi biopic and pics on boarding passes, train tickets, his ASAT speech under...

Starting from timing release of a movie based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s life at the time of 2019 Lok Sabha election and then...
VVPAT

Supreme Court asks Election Commission why VVPAT audit should not be extended

The Supreme Court today (Monday, March 25) asked the Election Commission (EC) to explain by March 28 why number of random Voter Verifiable Paper...
Election commission of india

After CPI, DMK, Congress also complains to EC against pre-poll release of Modi biopic

The Congress today (Saturday, March 23) filed a complaint to the Election Commission of India (EC) against the release of movie “PM Narendra Modi”...
EVM – VVPAT: SC notice to EC on Opposition’s plea to verify 50 per cent votes

EVM – VVPAT: SC notice to EC on Opposition’s plea to verify 50 per...

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Friday, March 15) issued notice to the Election Commission (EC) on a petition filed by 21 political parties seeking...
Lok Sabha polls: EC to monitor social media activity of leaders and political parties

Lok Sabha polls: EC to monitor social media activity of leaders and political parties

Introducing some new features and guidelines to ensure fair play in Lok Sabha election 2019, the Election Commission of India (EC) has laid down...
ECI

Stop using photos of defence personnel for campaigning: EC to political parties

Political parties cannot use photos of any defence personnel or any defence action for their political campaigning in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the...
Indian Navy

Ex-Navy chief urges EC to prevent ‘misuse of armed forces’ by the political parties

Former Indian Navy chief (Retired) Admiral L Ramdas has urged Election Commission to prevent the political parties from ‘misusing the armed forces’ for gaining...
Sunil Arora

Lok Sabha polls will be held on time: Chief Election Commissioner

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora today (Friday, March 1) said that Lok Sabha Eletions will be held on time, amid tensions between India and...
Chief election officer of poll-bound Mizoram replaced following protests

Chief election officer of poll-bound Mizoram replaced following protests

Days before Assembly elections in Mizoram, the Election Commission (EC) today (Thursday, Nov 15), replaced state’s Chief Electoral Officer SB Shashank following widespread protests...
Supreme Court dismisses Congress plea on voters list for MP and Rajasthan

Supreme Court dismisses Congress plea on voters list for MP and Rajasthan

The Supreme Court today (Friday, October 12) dismissed two separate petitions of senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot seeking directions to the...
Election dates announced for Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan & Telangana; Results on December 11

Election dates announced for Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan & Telangana; Results on December...

The Election Commission today (Saturday, October 6) announced dates for the Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana Assembly elections. The Model Code of...
Five states make or break for Rahul, dress rehearsal for general election

Five states make or break for Rahul, dress rehearsal for general election

Mudda grapples with the big question of who will win the assembly polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh and Telangana The Election Commission is...
EC debunks Congress claim of 60 lakh fake voters in MP

Congress questions EC for changing time of announcing poll schedule, sees link to Modi...

The Congress today, (Saturday, October 6) questioned the independence of the Election Commission when the poll panel changed the timing of its press conference...
Election Commission condemn Telangana CM’s election schedule remarks

Election Commission condemn Telangana CM’s election schedule remarks

In one of the unprecedented controversy between Election Commission and a sitting political leader about the election schedule, Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat...
KCR dissolves Telangana assembly 8 months before full term to have polls by year-end

KCR dissolves Telangana assembly 8 months before full term to have polls by year-end

Telangana council of ministers headed by chief minister K Chandrasekhara Rao, commonly called simply KCR, on Thursday, September 6 approved a resolution to dissolve...
EC holds all-party meet; Opposition wants ballot papers, cap on poll expense, but BJP doesn’t

EC holds all-party meet; Opposition wants ballot papers, cap on poll expense, but BJP...

The Election Commission (EC) has said that it would provide a “satisfactory solution” to concerns of political parties about the electronic voting machines (EVMs). Many...
Evms, Paper Ballot, Election Commission, Elections, Polls

Paper ballot or EVMs? How should India vote?

Mudda speakers divided; while some feel motherboard-tinkering to rig elections impossible, others say older process a safer bet; but should conspiracy theories form the...
Now an app to help voters rate their political leaders, also provide a ready opinion poll

Now an app to help voters rate their political leaders, also provide a ready...

Seen to be a game changer for psephology and termed a “milestone” by former President Pranab Mukherjee, a young developer has made an app...
No chance, says CEC about holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and all state assembly elections

No chance, says CEC about holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and all state assembly elections

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on Thursday, August 23, firmly ruled out any possibility of holding simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and the state...
Can hold Lok Sabha election along with polling for four state assemblies in December: EC

Can hold Lok Sabha election along with polling for four state assemblies in December:...

The Election Commission (EC) can hold the Lok Sabha elections along with polls to four state assemblies in December, if the parliamentary elections are...
Election Commission puts Constitutional block on BJP push for simultaneous polls

Election Commission puts Constitutional block on BJP push for simultaneous polls

As the BJP got down in earnest to push for simultaneous polls, with party chief Amit Shah writing to Law Commission in favour of...
“Simultaneous polls will help save money”

“Simultaneous polls will help save money”

Panellists feel that though multiple polls are a huge drain on the nation, the move needs to be carefully examined The Centre is planning to...
Can vote even if not in NRC, says chief election commissioner

Can vote even if not in NRC, says chief election commissioner

A person whose name does not figure in the final National Register of Citizens in Assam can still vote if his/her name is on...
Simultaneous polls: four parties for, nine against; BJP, Congress views to come later

Simultaneous polls: four parties for, nine against; BJP, Congress views to come later

As the two-day consultation held by Law Commission on the issue of holding Lok Sabha and assembly polls simultaneously ended on Sunday, four political...
EC debunks Congress claim of 60 lakh fake voters in MP

EC debunks Congress claim of 60 lakh fake voters in MP

The Election Commission has said it has did find any substance in Congress' allegation of about 60 lakh bogus voters in the electoral rolls...
EC orders re-poll in 73 booths, allegations of malfunctioning EVMs mar by-polls

EC orders re-poll in 73 booths, allegations of malfunctioning EVMs mar by-polls

The Election Commission claimed that complaints were exaggerated In a scenario where every seat counts, every election is seen as an indicator of public mood,...
India hails US designating Hafiz Saeed's LeT front MML as terrorist outfit

India hails US designating Hafiz Saeed’s LeT front MML as terrorist outfit

India on Tuesday, April 3, welcomed US decision to designate Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LeT) political front, the Milli Muslim League (MML), as well as another front...
Karnataka state assembly

EC announces Karnataka election schedule, promises action on its leakage

Elections to Karnataka state assembly will be held in a single phase on May 12 and the results will be declared on May 15,...
Delhi HC quashes President's order disqualifying AAP MLAs

Delhi HC quashes President’s order disqualifying AAP MLAs

The Delhi High Court on Friday, March 23, set aside Presidential notification disqualifying 20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs from Delhi legislative assembly. The President, on...
Facebook-With-Narendra-Modi

Cambridge Analytica’s India connection: IT Minister Prasad accuses Congress of links with the firm

Reacting swiftly to Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari's statement calling for investigation by Election Commission to see if any political party had links with disgraced...
AAP MLAs leave the Election Commission office. Photo: UNI

AAP MLAs’ disqualification: Delhi HC hears the specific rules on office of profit

The case of the 20 AAP MLAs’ disqualification by the Election Commission (EC) for holding “office of profit” a, disqualification thereafter ratified by President...

Gujarat poll results: Gujarat HC issues notice to Election Commission

Gujarat High Court on Friday, Feb 23, issued notices to the Election Commission of India and BJP leaders on petitions challenging the results of...
EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, Photo Credit: Agencies Election Commission backs proposal for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls but says 5 Articles under the...

Delhi HC tells EC not to initiate by-poll process till AAP MLAs pleas are...

A division bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and AK Chawla of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday (January 24), issued notices to the Election Commission...
AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

In an expected move, the 20 former Aam Aadmi Party legislators who lost their seats in the State Assembly last week after President Ram...
President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

EC sought disqualification claiming they had held offices of profit by occupying parliamentary secretaries’ position President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Election Commission’s recommendation...
EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for Office Of Profit

EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for Office Of Profit

Disqualification of 20 MLAs will leave AAP with a reduced strength of 42 in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, still in majority, while by-polls would...
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Assembly polls for Tripura on Feb 18, Nagaland and Meghalaya on Feb 27

Assembly polls for Tripura on Feb 18, Nagaland and Meghalaya on Feb 27

Result for the Assembly polls to the three north-eastern states to be declared on March 3, BJP eying big gains in last standing Left,...
Did Facebook help Modi create Troll Armies for digital propaganda in 2014 polls?

Did Facebook help Modi create Troll Armies for digital propaganda in 2014 polls?

~By Shelley Kasli A recent Bloomberg report has revealed how a secret unit of Facebook has helped create troll armies for governments around the world including...
“Go to the Supreme Court, but do not cast doubt on election process”

“Go to the Supreme Court, but do not cast doubt on election process”

Mudda examines Congress accusation of bias at the Election Commission after the prime minister greets crowds after casting vote in second phase of Gujarat...
Election Commission decision on Gujarat poll dates under cloud?

Election Commission decision on Gujarat poll dates under cloud?

Election Commission of India’s (EC) reasons for its decision to defer announcement of Gujarat election dates have come under a cloud following information obtained...
Uttar Pradesh civic polls: BJP indeed was a clear winner, but...

Uttar Pradesh civic polls: BJP was ahead of rival parties, BUT…

In the noise about BJP ‘sweeping’ the Uttar Pradesh civic body elections on Friday, some aspects got overlooked in the initial reports. Elections to...
palaniswamy

OPS EPS faction of AIADMK get two leaves symbol and recognition as original party

The ruling faction of the AIADMK has been recognised as the ‘real’ AIADMK and awarded the party’s two leaves symbol by the Election Commission...
Gujarat Election 2017

BJP announces first list of Gujarat poll candidates, Congress to follow

The BJP, letting a day go by after the meeting of BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) in New Delhi, on Friday released the first...

Modi to inaugurate big ticket projects in poll-bound Gujarat tomorrow

Election Commission, which has drawn flak for not delay in announcing Gujarat assembly poll schedule, likely to declare election dates by Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram

EC has authorised PM Modi to announce Guj poll dates: Chidambaram

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram takes a swipe at PM Modi, EC over delay in announcement of Gujarat assembly poll schedule Former Union finance...
Setback for Dhinakaran as SC refuses to grant time for filing claim to AIADMK poll symbol

Setback for Dhinakaran as SC refuses to grant time for filing claim to AIADMK...

The rebel AIADMK deputy general secretary has been embroiled in a tug of war with OPS-EPS faction to reclaim party’s leadership Rebel AIADMK leader T...
Will simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies become a reality by Feb-March 2019?

Will simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies become a reality by Feb-March...

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Lok Sabha deputy Speaker M Thambidurai writes to CMs seeking views on holding federal and provincial polls together, EC says it’ll...
OP Rawat

Winning elections at all costs without ethics is new normal in politics: EC

The comments by Election Commissioner OP Rawat come in the backdrop of the recent Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat where the Congress and other...
BJP bags over Rs 705 crore in corporate doles since 2012

BJP bags over Rs 705 crore in corporate doles since 2012, Congress distant second...

Analysis by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) of donations received by five national political parties between financial year 2012-2013 and 2015-16 shows that...
AK Joti to be the next Chief Election Commissioner

AK Joti to be the next Chief Election Commissioner

President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared Joti’s appointment Achal Kumar Joti, a former Gujarat Chief Secretary has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)...
Vice-presidential elections on August 5

Vice-presidential elections on August 5

After completing two terms, Hamid Ansari to retire on August 10 The Election Commission on Thursday announced that the election for the 13th Vice-President of...

EVM hackathon from June 3 onwards, AAP get its big chance

Chief Election Commissioner said parties will get four hours each to demonstrate EVMs can be hacked. The Election Commission of India on Saturday said the...
Opp wants paper ballot back

Opp wants paper ballot back

Leaders meet CEC, discuss EVM tampering By APN Bureau A delegation comprising representatives of 16 opposition parties have met the Election Commissioner on April 10 and...
Sasikala’s party, AIADMK (Amma), has been indicted by the EC for trying to influence the outcome of the RK Nagar by-polls

Sasikala camp caught ballot-buying

I-T seizures force EC to cancel April 12 bypolls at Jaya seat Forty-eight hours after the income tax department raided Tamil Nadu health minister and...
Electronic Voting Machine

BSP’s EVM complaint legally untenable

The Election Commission has not found any merit in the concerns of vote-tampering raised by the BSP in the recently-concluded assembly elections By Abu Turab The...
villagers boycott polls

Six villages boycott UP polls

Residents protest lack of roads, electricity By an APN correspondent At a time when the Election Commission is encouraging more and more people to exercise their...

'Election Commission' - 107 News Results

Election Commission announces bypolls in 17 states, one Union Territory on Oct 21

The Election Commission on Saturday, September 21, announced that bypolls to 64 Assembly seats in 17 states and one Union Territory (Puducherry) will be...
By-polls to two Rajya Sabha seats: SC rejects Congress plea against separate elections

By-polls to two Rajya Sabha seats: SC rejects Congress plea against separate elections

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Tuesday, June 25) rejected Congress Gujarat unit’s petition challenging Election Commission’s (EC) decision to hold separate by-polls for two...
Supreme Court & Election Commission

Supreme Court notice to EC on separate elections for two Rajya Sabha seats

Supreme Court today (Wednesday, June 19) issued notice to Election Commission of India (EC) on Gujarat Congress plea challenging decision to hold separate by-elections...
President dissolves Lok Sabha, accepts PM’s resignation; NDA to meet, re-elect PM Modi

President dissolves Lok Sabha, accepts PM’s resignation; NDA to meet, re-elect PM Modi

President Ram Nath Kovind today (Saturday, May 25) dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha with immediate effect on the Union Cabinet’s recommendation. “The President has accepted...
VVPAT EVM

EC rejects Opposition demand for counting VVPAT first, tally 100% votes in case of...

It seemed to be a logical and reasonable demand – if possibly cumbersome for the staff engaged in counting votes – but the Election...

“Anti-BJP parties not ready to digest exit poll prediction”

Just a day ahead of the counting of votes, opposition parties have claimed that the ruling party is involved in the tampering of EVM...
EVM-VVPAT

Leaders of 22 Opposition parties ask EC to count 100% VVPATs in case of...

Contending that the Supreme Court mandated matching of 5 of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) votes with Verified Voter Paper Trail (VVPAT) was only for...
EC rejects allegations of EVM swapping after videos of the machines being moved go viral

EC rejects allegations of EVM swapping after videos of the machines being moved go...

After the last phase of polling on Sunday, May 19, a number of videos surfaced showing Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) being transported and alleging...
Ashok Lavasa

His dissent unheard & unrecorded, Election Commissioner Lavasa opts out of meetings

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has reportedly opted out of Election Commission (EC) meetings on deciding Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violations over his “minority...
PM Modi promises grand statue of Vidyasagar after his bust vandalised & EC curtailed Bengal poll campaign

PM Modi promises grand statue of Vidyasagar after his bust vandalised & EC curtailed...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Thursday, May 16) said his government would build a “grand statue” of Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar at the Vidyasagar College...
Kamal Haasan booked for Godse remark, his party says comment taken out of context

Kamal Haasan booked for Godse remark, his party says comment taken out of context

A day after actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan was booked by Tamil Nadu police for hurting religious sentiments, the Delhi High Court today (Wednesday, May 15)...

‘Will soldiers take Poll Body’s permission before killing terrorists?’: PM Modi in Kushinagar

As campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls entered its final phase, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  today (Sunday, May 12) predicted defeat of the opposition...
Navjot Singh Sidhu

‘Modi like bride who makes noise with bangles but doesn’t work’: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu hit out at Narendra Modi with a sexist jibe today (Saturday, May 11) by comparing the Prime Minister to...
ex-BSF jawanTej Bahadur

Rejection of ex-BSF jawanTej Bahadur’s nomination: SC asks EC to respond by tomorrow

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Wednesday, May 8) asked the Election Commission (EC) to examine complaint of former BSF jawanTej Bahadur Yadav, whose nomination...
Election Commission & Supreme Court

SC says can’t go into merits of EC action on complaints about Modi, Shah’s...

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Wednesday, May 8) said that in the petition filed by Congress MP Sushmita Dev, it cannot go into the...

SC rejects Opposition plea for increasing VVPAT matching of EVMs

In a briefing that lasted less than a minute, as per media reports, the Supreme Court (SC) today (Tuesday, May 7) rejected a review...
Election Commission & Supreme Court

Cong says EC clean chits to Modi, Shah do not state reasons; SC asks...

The Election Commission’s (EC) decisions clearing speeches by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah without stating any reasons or details are...
PMO misusing official machinery for polls – Indira Gandhi’s election was cancelled for it

PMO misusing official machinery for polls – Indira Gandhi’s election was cancelled for it

There are a couple of days left for Election Commission to decide all the pending complaints of violation of Model Code of Conduct by...
VVPAT

Supreme Court to hear next week Opposition parties plea on matching EVMs with VVPAT

The Supreme Court today (Friday, May 3) said it would hear next week a review plea filed by 21 Opposition leaders seeking further increase...
PM Narendra Modi biopic

Biopic on PM Modi will release on May 24

The biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, starring Vivek Oberoi will release on May 24, a day after the results of the ongoing national...
Supreme Court asks EC to decide by May 6 complaints of poll code violations by Modi, Shah

Supreme Court asks EC to decide by May 6 complaints of poll code violations...

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Thursday, May 2) told the Election Commission (EC) to decide pending complaints of Model Code of Conduct violations against...
EC order for Bengal, no state place in booths, only central forces

Central Forces will maintain polling booths in West Bengal, not state Police: EC

In a major setback for the West Bengal Police and the state regime, the EC has decided to side line the Bengal police. From...
Election Commission & Supreme Court

Supreme Court notice to EC on Cong plea alleging inaction against Modi, Shah

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, April 30) issued notice to the Election Commission (EC) on the Congress’ petition seeking direction to the poll panel...
Supreme Court to hear Congress plea over EC’s inaction on Modi, Shah’s speeches

Supreme Court to hear Congress plea over EC’s inaction on Modi, Shah’s speeches

The Supreme Court today (Monday, April 29) agreed to urgently hear a Congress petition about the Election Commission of India (ECI) not taking action...
Narendra Modi

PM Modi mentions his BA and MA degrees, wife Jashodaben in affidavit

After his minister Smriti Irani refrained from mentioning her university degree in her election affidavit, there was some curiosity as to what Prime Minister...
Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

EC directs Delhi Police to file FIR against Gautam Gambhir for holding rally without...

The Election Commission has asked the Delhi Police to register an FIR against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gautam Gambhir for violating the Model...
Narendra Modi

Election Commission accused of Model Code of Conduct violation

The Election Commission (EC) has itself now been accused of violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for refusing to act on complaints about...
Crop damage, cattle deaths due to unseasonal rains: occasion for farmers to rate parties

Crop damage, cattle deaths due to unseasonal rains: occasion for farmers to rate parties

It should have been a reminder to political parties and an opportunity to quickly re-orient their election campaign to address farmers’ issues when unseasonal...
Poll official suspended for checking PM Modi’s chopper, Congress raises questions

Poll official suspended for checking PM Modi’s chopper, Congress raises questions

The Congress today (Thursday, April 18) criticised Election Commission of India (EC) and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the suspension of a poll...

Seems EC has got its powers now, says Supreme Court, dismisses Mayawati’s plea against...

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, April 16) expressed satisfaction with Election Commission (EC) taking action against leading political candidates for their communal speeches, soon...
Case filed against Azam Khan over sexist ‘Khaki underwear remark’, EC takes action

Case filed against Azam Khan over sexist ‘Khaki underwear remark’, EC takes action

Police have lodged an FIR against Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan for his 'khaki underwear’ comment against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada. Addressing an election rally...
Supreme Court asks EC to watch full Modi biopic, give opinion by Fri in sealed cover

Supreme Court asks EC to watch full Modi biopic, give opinion by Fri in...

The Supreme Court today (Monday, April 15) asked the Election Commission to watch the full movie ‘PM Narendra Modi’, a biopic on the Prime...
Pulled up by Supreme Court, EC bars UP CM Adityanath, BSP chief Mayawati from campaigning

Pulled up by Supreme Court, EC bars UP CM Adityanath, BSP chief Mayawati from...

The Election Commission (EC) today (Monday, April 15) barred Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath and BSP chief Mayawati from election campaigning...
No stay on Electoral Bonds scheme, parties to give details to EC by May 30

No stay on Electoral Bonds scheme, parties to give details to EC by May...

Rejecting government’s arguments for anonymous funding of political parties through electoral bonds, the Supreme Court today (Friday, April 12), however, refused to grant a...
PM Narendra Modi

As India starts voting, what Modi government doesn’t tell you: a report card

In a sign of the times to come and the things to expect if Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins the elections again, the man...
PM Modi appeal to dedicate votes to soldiers is prima facie violation of poll code: Poll officer

PM Modi appeal to dedicate votes to soldiers is prima facie violation of poll...

No Prime Minister so far and no other leader has been accused of directly/indirectly violating the poll Model Code of Conduct as Narendra Modi. Today...
Election Commission

Election Commission bans release of Modi biopic during elections

The Election Commission (EC) today (Wednesday, April 10) banned the screening of ‘PM Narendra Modi’, a biopic on the incumbent Prime Minister, during the...

Retired civil servants write to President about Election Commission’s crisis of credibility

Amid a host of instances of top politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi regularly pushing the limits, if not violating, the Model Code of...
West Bengal CM and TMC head Mamata Banerjee

‘People would seal PM’s lips with Leucoplast’: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM and TMC head Mamata Banerjee today (Tuesday, April 9) took a jibe on PM Modi, saying, people will have a solution...
Increase VVPAT verification from one to five EVMs per Assembly segment, SC tells EC

Increase VVPAT verification from one to five EVMs per Assembly segment, SC tells EC

With three days to go before voting for the first phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Supreme Court today (Monday, April 8) ordered...
President forwards EC report on poll code violation by Rajasthan Governor to Home Ministry

President forwards EC report on poll code violation by Rajasthan Governor to Home Ministry

President Ram Nath Kovind today (Thursday, April 4) forwarded to Union Home Ministry Election Commission’s report that Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh violated the Model...
Narendra Modi

Modi’s brushes with poll code of conduct: SC to hear plea against release of...

It is practically a blitz against norms of fair play, pushing the limits of model code of conduct in 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign,...
Election Commission asks Information & Broadcasting Ministry for details of NaMo TV

Election Commission asks Information & Broadcasting Ministry for details of NaMo TV

Following a complaint from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress party about NaMo TV covering live Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaigns, the Election...
Top govt functionaries from BJP push election code limit, EC to write to Prez against Rajasthan Governor

Top govt functionaries from BJP push election code limit, EC to write to Prez...

Different from all elections so far, the Lok Sabha 2019 elections also see an unprecedented number of instances of top government functionaries of BJP,...
Rafale Deal

Election Commission blocks book on Rafale deal, sits on Modi biopic release

While the Election Commission is yet to take a call on ‘PM Narendra Modi’, it moved quickly today (Tuesday, April 2) to block the...
VVPAT verification of 50% EVMs: SC seeks Oppn response to EC claim it would take 6 days

VVPAT verification of 50% EVMs: SC seeks Oppn response to EC claim it would...

The Supreme Court today (Monday, April 1) asked 21 Opposition parties to respond by April 8 to Election Commission of India (EC) affidavit saying...
BJP leader Ashwini Choubey misbehaves with government officials after alleged MCC violation

BJP leader Ashwini Choubey misbehaves with government officials after alleged MCC violation

A video has gone viral on social media showing Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Choubey misbehaving with Sub District...
Narendra Modi

Model Code of Conduct violations and EC clean chit on Modi’s A-SAT address to...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on India joining the three other countries in the elite space club with successful testing of...
Narendra Modi

After Modi biopic and pics on boarding passes, train tickets, his ASAT speech under...

Starting from timing release of a movie based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s life at the time of 2019 Lok Sabha election and then...
VVPAT

Supreme Court asks Election Commission why VVPAT audit should not be extended

The Supreme Court today (Monday, March 25) asked the Election Commission (EC) to explain by March 28 why number of random Voter Verifiable Paper...
Election commission of india

After CPI, DMK, Congress also complains to EC against pre-poll release of Modi biopic

The Congress today (Saturday, March 23) filed a complaint to the Election Commission of India (EC) against the release of movie “PM Narendra Modi”...
EVM – VVPAT: SC notice to EC on Opposition’s plea to verify 50 per cent votes

EVM – VVPAT: SC notice to EC on Opposition’s plea to verify 50 per...

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Friday, March 15) issued notice to the Election Commission (EC) on a petition filed by 21 political parties seeking...
Lok Sabha polls: EC to monitor social media activity of leaders and political parties

Lok Sabha polls: EC to monitor social media activity of leaders and political parties

Introducing some new features and guidelines to ensure fair play in Lok Sabha election 2019, the Election Commission of India (EC) has laid down...
ECI

Stop using photos of defence personnel for campaigning: EC to political parties

Political parties cannot use photos of any defence personnel or any defence action for their political campaigning in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the...
Indian Navy

Ex-Navy chief urges EC to prevent ‘misuse of armed forces’ by the political parties

Former Indian Navy chief (Retired) Admiral L Ramdas has urged Election Commission to prevent the political parties from ‘misusing the armed forces’ for gaining...
Sunil Arora

Lok Sabha polls will be held on time: Chief Election Commissioner

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora today (Friday, March 1) said that Lok Sabha Eletions will be held on time, amid tensions between India and...
Chief election officer of poll-bound Mizoram replaced following protests

Chief election officer of poll-bound Mizoram replaced following protests

Days before Assembly elections in Mizoram, the Election Commission (EC) today (Thursday, Nov 15), replaced state’s Chief Electoral Officer SB Shashank following widespread protests...
Supreme Court dismisses Congress plea on voters list for MP and Rajasthan

Supreme Court dismisses Congress plea on voters list for MP and Rajasthan

The Supreme Court today (Friday, October 12) dismissed two separate petitions of senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot seeking directions to the...
Election dates announced for Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan & Telangana; Results on December 11

Election dates announced for Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan & Telangana; Results on December...

The Election Commission today (Saturday, October 6) announced dates for the Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana Assembly elections. The Model Code of...
Five states make or break for Rahul, dress rehearsal for general election

Five states make or break for Rahul, dress rehearsal for general election

Mudda grapples with the big question of who will win the assembly polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh and Telangana The Election Commission is...
EC debunks Congress claim of 60 lakh fake voters in MP

Congress questions EC for changing time of announcing poll schedule, sees link to Modi...

The Congress today, (Saturday, October 6) questioned the independence of the Election Commission when the poll panel changed the timing of its press conference...
Election Commission condemn Telangana CM’s election schedule remarks

Election Commission condemn Telangana CM’s election schedule remarks

In one of the unprecedented controversy between Election Commission and a sitting political leader about the election schedule, Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat...
KCR dissolves Telangana assembly 8 months before full term to have polls by year-end

KCR dissolves Telangana assembly 8 months before full term to have polls by year-end

Telangana council of ministers headed by chief minister K Chandrasekhara Rao, commonly called simply KCR, on Thursday, September 6 approved a resolution to dissolve...
EC holds all-party meet; Opposition wants ballot papers, cap on poll expense, but BJP doesn’t

EC holds all-party meet; Opposition wants ballot papers, cap on poll expense, but BJP...

The Election Commission (EC) has said that it would provide a “satisfactory solution” to concerns of political parties about the electronic voting machines (EVMs). Many...
Evms, Paper Ballot, Election Commission, Elections, Polls

Paper ballot or EVMs? How should India vote?

Mudda speakers divided; while some feel motherboard-tinkering to rig elections impossible, others say older process a safer bet; but should conspiracy theories form the...
Now an app to help voters rate their political leaders, also provide a ready opinion poll

Now an app to help voters rate their political leaders, also provide a ready...

Seen to be a game changer for psephology and termed a “milestone” by former President Pranab Mukherjee, a young developer has made an app...
No chance, says CEC about holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and all state assembly elections

No chance, says CEC about holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and all state assembly elections

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on Thursday, August 23, firmly ruled out any possibility of holding simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and the state...
Can hold Lok Sabha election along with polling for four state assemblies in December: EC

Can hold Lok Sabha election along with polling for four state assemblies in December:...

The Election Commission (EC) can hold the Lok Sabha elections along with polls to four state assemblies in December, if the parliamentary elections are...
Election Commission puts Constitutional block on BJP push for simultaneous polls

Election Commission puts Constitutional block on BJP push for simultaneous polls

As the BJP got down in earnest to push for simultaneous polls, with party chief Amit Shah writing to Law Commission in favour of...
“Simultaneous polls will help save money”

“Simultaneous polls will help save money”

Panellists feel that though multiple polls are a huge drain on the nation, the move needs to be carefully examined The Centre is planning to...
Can vote even if not in NRC, says chief election commissioner

Can vote even if not in NRC, says chief election commissioner

A person whose name does not figure in the final National Register of Citizens in Assam can still vote if his/her name is on...
Simultaneous polls: four parties for, nine against; BJP, Congress views to come later

Simultaneous polls: four parties for, nine against; BJP, Congress views to come later

As the two-day consultation held by Law Commission on the issue of holding Lok Sabha and assembly polls simultaneously ended on Sunday, four political...
EC debunks Congress claim of 60 lakh fake voters in MP

EC debunks Congress claim of 60 lakh fake voters in MP

The Election Commission has said it has did find any substance in Congress' allegation of about 60 lakh bogus voters in the electoral rolls...
EC orders re-poll in 73 booths, allegations of malfunctioning EVMs mar by-polls

EC orders re-poll in 73 booths, allegations of malfunctioning EVMs mar by-polls

The Election Commission claimed that complaints were exaggerated In a scenario where every seat counts, every election is seen as an indicator of public mood,...
India hails US designating Hafiz Saeed's LeT front MML as terrorist outfit

India hails US designating Hafiz Saeed’s LeT front MML as terrorist outfit

India on Tuesday, April 3, welcomed US decision to designate Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LeT) political front, the Milli Muslim League (MML), as well as another front...
Karnataka state assembly

EC announces Karnataka election schedule, promises action on its leakage

Elections to Karnataka state assembly will be held in a single phase on May 12 and the results will be declared on May 15,...
Delhi HC quashes President's order disqualifying AAP MLAs

Delhi HC quashes President’s order disqualifying AAP MLAs

The Delhi High Court on Friday, March 23, set aside Presidential notification disqualifying 20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs from Delhi legislative assembly. The President, on...
Facebook-With-Narendra-Modi

Cambridge Analytica’s India connection: IT Minister Prasad accuses Congress of links with the firm

Reacting swiftly to Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari's statement calling for investigation by Election Commission to see if any political party had links with disgraced...
AAP MLAs leave the Election Commission office. Photo: UNI

AAP MLAs’ disqualification: Delhi HC hears the specific rules on office of profit

The case of the 20 AAP MLAs’ disqualification by the Election Commission (EC) for holding “office of profit” a, disqualification thereafter ratified by President...

Gujarat poll results: Gujarat HC issues notice to Election Commission

Gujarat High Court on Friday, Feb 23, issued notices to the Election Commission of India and BJP leaders on petitions challenging the results of...
EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, Photo Credit: Agencies Election Commission backs proposal for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls but says 5 Articles under the...

Delhi HC tells EC not to initiate by-poll process till AAP MLAs pleas are...

A division bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and AK Chawla of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday (January 24), issued notices to the Election Commission...
AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

In an expected move, the 20 former Aam Aadmi Party legislators who lost their seats in the State Assembly last week after President Ram...
President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

EC sought disqualification claiming they had held offices of profit by occupying parliamentary secretaries’ position President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Election Commission’s recommendation...
EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for Office Of Profit

EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for Office Of Profit

Disqualification of 20 MLAs will leave AAP with a reduced strength of 42 in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, still in majority, while by-polls would...
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Assembly polls for Tripura on Feb 18, Nagaland and Meghalaya on Feb 27

Assembly polls for Tripura on Feb 18, Nagaland and Meghalaya on Feb 27

Result for the Assembly polls to the three north-eastern states to be declared on March 3, BJP eying big gains in last standing Left,...
Did Facebook help Modi create Troll Armies for digital propaganda in 2014 polls?

Did Facebook help Modi create Troll Armies for digital propaganda in 2014 polls?

~By Shelley Kasli A recent Bloomberg report has revealed how a secret unit of Facebook has helped create troll armies for governments around the world including...
“Go to the Supreme Court, but do not cast doubt on election process”

“Go to the Supreme Court, but do not cast doubt on election process”

Mudda examines Congress accusation of bias at the Election Commission after the prime minister greets crowds after casting vote in second phase of Gujarat...
Election Commission decision on Gujarat poll dates under cloud?

Election Commission decision on Gujarat poll dates under cloud?

Election Commission of India’s (EC) reasons for its decision to defer announcement of Gujarat election dates have come under a cloud following information obtained...
Uttar Pradesh civic polls: BJP indeed was a clear winner, but...

Uttar Pradesh civic polls: BJP was ahead of rival parties, BUT…

In the noise about BJP ‘sweeping’ the Uttar Pradesh civic body elections on Friday, some aspects got overlooked in the initial reports. Elections to...
palaniswamy

OPS EPS faction of AIADMK get two leaves symbol and recognition as original party

The ruling faction of the AIADMK has been recognised as the ‘real’ AIADMK and awarded the party’s two leaves symbol by the Election Commission...
Gujarat Election 2017

BJP announces first list of Gujarat poll candidates, Congress to follow

The BJP, letting a day go by after the meeting of BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) in New Delhi, on Friday released the first...

Modi to inaugurate big ticket projects in poll-bound Gujarat tomorrow

Election Commission, which has drawn flak for not delay in announcing Gujarat assembly poll schedule, likely to declare election dates by Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram

EC has authorised PM Modi to announce Guj poll dates: Chidambaram

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram takes a swipe at PM Modi, EC over delay in announcement of Gujarat assembly poll schedule Former Union finance...
Setback for Dhinakaran as SC refuses to grant time for filing claim to AIADMK poll symbol

Setback for Dhinakaran as SC refuses to grant time for filing claim to AIADMK...

The rebel AIADMK deputy general secretary has been embroiled in a tug of war with OPS-EPS faction to reclaim party’s leadership Rebel AIADMK leader T...
Will simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies become a reality by Feb-March 2019?

Will simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies become a reality by Feb-March...

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Lok Sabha deputy Speaker M Thambidurai writes to CMs seeking views on holding federal and provincial polls together, EC says it’ll...
OP Rawat

Winning elections at all costs without ethics is new normal in politics: EC

The comments by Election Commissioner OP Rawat come in the backdrop of the recent Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat where the Congress and other...
BJP bags over Rs 705 crore in corporate doles since 2012

BJP bags over Rs 705 crore in corporate doles since 2012, Congress distant second...

Analysis by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) of donations received by five national political parties between financial year 2012-2013 and 2015-16 shows that...
AK Joti to be the next Chief Election Commissioner

AK Joti to be the next Chief Election Commissioner

President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared Joti’s appointment Achal Kumar Joti, a former Gujarat Chief Secretary has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)...
Vice-presidential elections on August 5

Vice-presidential elections on August 5

After completing two terms, Hamid Ansari to retire on August 10 The Election Commission on Thursday announced that the election for the 13th Vice-President of...

EVM hackathon from June 3 onwards, AAP get its big chance

Chief Election Commissioner said parties will get four hours each to demonstrate EVMs can be hacked. The Election Commission of India on Saturday said the...
Opp wants paper ballot back

Opp wants paper ballot back

Leaders meet CEC, discuss EVM tampering By APN Bureau A delegation comprising representatives of 16 opposition parties have met the Election Commissioner on April 10 and...
Sasikala’s party, AIADMK (Amma), has been indicted by the EC for trying to influence the outcome of the RK Nagar by-polls

Sasikala camp caught ballot-buying

I-T seizures force EC to cancel April 12 bypolls at Jaya seat Forty-eight hours after the income tax department raided Tamil Nadu health minister and...
Electronic Voting Machine

BSP’s EVM complaint legally untenable

The Election Commission has not found any merit in the concerns of vote-tampering raised by the BSP in the recently-concluded assembly elections By Abu Turab The...
villagers boycott polls

Six villages boycott UP polls

Residents protest lack of roads, electricity By an APN correspondent At a time when the Election Commission is encouraging more and more people to exercise their...

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