The third phase voting was underway at 18,495 booths in 1,382 Gram Panchayats under 63 blocks of 29 districts. As many as 679 candidates are in the fray for the 171 Zilla Parishad seats.
It has been confirmed that the ballot paper was from Zone-II of Naktideula Block. The ballot paper bears a serial number as well as the signature of the presiding officer.
The State Election Commission (SEC) today revised the scale of payment of ex-gratia and compensation amounts in case of deaths and injuries due to any violent act of anti-socials in road mines, bomb blast and Covid-19 during election duty.
Mumbai: The Election Commission on Wednesday ruled out the use of ballot papers in next month’s Maharashtra Assembly elections, terming them “history” and defended EVMs, saying these machines cannot be tampered with. Addressing reporters after reviewing poll preparedness in the state, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora also said the Assembly poll expenditure limit of candidates […]
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has demanded return of ballot papers in place of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and said electoral reforms are required in the country to save democracy and stop the use of black money during polls. Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, also demanded state funding of elections. “Do not […]
Kanchrapara (West Bengal): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday intensified her demand for the return of the ballot paper system in polling and said her party will start a movement with this demand on the July 21 Martyr’s Day Rally. Accusing the BJP of programming the EVMs used in the 2019 polls, the […]
Lucknow: Citing “doubts and controversy” surrounding EVM machines, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav has requested Election Commission to conduct next polls through ballot papers. “The SP has asked the EC to conduct next elections through ballot papers. There are doubts and controversy related to EVMs that have raised question mark on entire democratic exercise of […]
Jajpur: A woman teacher of a government run school was arrested today for allegedly tearing ballot papers during the panchayat polls in Jajpur district yesterday. The arrested teacher has been identified as Sarojini Jena of Kadampal village, police said. Jena had entered booth No-10 of Kadampal panchayat under Dharmasaal block in the district yesterday to […]