Tag: Election Commission

Madhu Koda barred from contesting elections for 3 years

New Delhi: The Election Commission today disqualified for three years former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda from contesting elections for failing to file details of expenses related to the 2009 Lok Sabha polls he fought. He had won the polls from the Singhbhum Lok Sabha seat in Jharkhand. An order issued by the Commission said […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
EC informed about merger, ouster of Sasikala: AIADMK

New Delhi: The Election Commission was today informed about the merger of the two factions of the AIADMK and the resolutions adopted at its general council meeting, including on the ouster of interim general secretary V K Sasikala, the party said today. An AIDMK delegation met the Commission and countered the claims of the rebel […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Orissa High Court
HC adjourns hearing on Naveen's poll expenses row

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today adjourned to Monday the hearing on a bunch of pleas alleging discrepancies in the poll expenses of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his party BJD. The bench of Justice S K Mishra adjourned the hearing till July 31 when the counsel for various parties, including the one for the […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
AAP against EVM
AAP takes EVM protest to Election Commission

New Delhi: Hundreds of AAP workers today demonstrated outside the Election Commission headquarters here demanding that voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT)- equipped EVMs be used in future elections. The protesters, including AAP MLAs and newly appointed Delhi convener Gopal Rai, alleged that the manipulation of electronic voting machines was killing democracy. “EVM manipulation is a […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Election Commission
Disqualify candidates named in charge sheets for bribing voters: EC to tell govt

New Delhi: The Election Commission is set to ask the government to amend laws to disqualify candidates listed in charge sheets for bribing candidates, a move which comes days after it cancelled a Tamil Nadu assembly bypoll following allegations of use of money to influence electors. The poll watchdog has decided to write to the […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
kashmir polls
Repoll begins in 38 polling stations of Srinagar

Srinagar: The repoll ordered by Election Commission of India in 38 polling stations of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, where the bypoll on April 9 was marred by violence, began today amidst tight security arrangements. The polling began at 7 am and will end at 4 pm. All these polling stations are located in central Kashmir’s […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Even manufacturers can't manipulate EVMs: EC

New Delhi: The EVMs are robust and tamper- proof and even the manufacturers cannot manipulate them at the time of production, the Election Commission said today, countering allegations that the machines are unreliable. With the Opposition’s questions on the reliability of the electronic voting machines getting louder, the Commission has come out with a list […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Election Commission
Ads of PM's announcement violates Model Code of Conduct: BJD

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD today alleged that the newspaper advertisement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing packages for farmers, self-help groups and others is in clear violation of the model code of conduct which is in force for the three-tier panchayat elections in Odisha. A party delegation led by vice-president S N Patro today submitted […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
BJD in favour of simultaneous elections in country

Bhubaneswar: With all eyes on 2019 elections, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today came out in favour of BJP’s push for “One Nation, One Poll” or simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the country. Odisha MSME Minister and senior BJD leader Prafulla Samal stated, “There is a need to conduct simultaneous polls as […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Three district magistrates of Odisha under ECI scanner: Brahma

Bhubaneswar: At least three District Magistrates of Odisha are under the scanner of the Election Commission of India (ECI) for their alleged partisan conduct while managing election affairs, official sources said today. “We met representatives of eight political parties today. Five of the eight parties have complained against three district magistrates engaged as election officers […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
EC expresses displeasure to Pawar over ink remark

The Election Commission on Tuesday expressed its "displeasure" over Union Minister Sharad Pawar's ink remark and asked him to be careful in future and ensure that he did not violate the Model Code of Conduct

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Electorate has grown nearly 5 times since 1951-52 polls: EC

As the nation gears up for the 16th Lok Sabha polls, India's electorate has grown nearly five times from what it was during the first general elections in 1951-52

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
81 crore voters in LS polls, 4 crore to be first timers

Over 81 crore people are expected to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, which include at least four crore first-time voters in the youth category

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Arvind Kejriwal
EC censures Kejriwal over 'communal hatred' remark

The Election Commission Friday censured AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks accusing the BJP of spreading communal hatred in the capital and asked him to be circumspect in his comments in future

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
693 candidates in fray for Delhi polls after scrutiny

A total of 693 candidates are left in the fray for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls after scrutiny of nomination papers, the Election Commission said here Thursday

  • Monday, 21 June 2021