Tag: Election Commission

Assembly elections 2018: Cong leads in Rajasthan, trails in Telangana, stiff fight in MP

New Delhi: The Congress took early significant leads in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and was locked in a close fight in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as officials counted the millions of votes polled in Assembly elections in five states. Election Commission officials also said on the basis of preliminary trends that the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
EC issues notice to C.P. Joshi over 'Brahmin' remark

Jaipur: The Election Commission (EC) has issued a notice to senior Congress leader C.P. Joshi after the state’s BJP unit submitted a written complaint against him for making caste-based remarks at a public gathering in Rajasthan. The Bharatiya Janata Party submitted the complaint on Friday for his comment that “only Brahmins have the right to […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Over 12 lakh Rajasthan farmers to get free electricity

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday announced free electricity for farmers up to Rs 10,000, hours before the Election Commission announced schedule for upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Addressing a public meeting in Ajmer, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister made the announcement. According to the announcement, […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
EC announces dates for Assembly polls in five states

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday announced the dates for the Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram Assembly polls. While Chhattisgarh will go to the polls in two phases on November 12 and 20, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram Assembly elections will be held on November 28. Polling in Rajasthan and Telangana will […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
SC wants law against criminals entering legislatures, orders parties to give wide publicity

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today declined to disqualify candidates against whom cognisance of chargesheet have been taken by courts, saying no further disqualification under the law could be added but urged Parliament to enact a law to address the malaise of criminals entering legislatures. At the same time, the apex Court directed political parties […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Maldives' opposition candidate decalred winner of presidential election

Male: The Election Commission of Maldives on Monday declared opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party as the winner of the presidential election in the country that has been gripped by political upheaval. The Commission spokesman Ahmed Akram said that Solih obtained 134,616 or 58.3 per cent of the votes polled, as […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Poll body may act against Imran, Shehbaz for post-vote comments

Islamabad: The Election Commission on Wednesday took notice of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif delivering speeches after casting their votes in the 11th general elections, which it termed as “violation of the code of conduct”. The poll panel spokesperson Nadeem Qasim told Express News that actions may […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
BJP seeks countermanding of Bengaluru seat poll over 'fake' voter IDs

Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to countermand the Assembly election in the Rajarajeshwari Nagar segment of the city’s southwest suburb after about 10,000 allegedly fake voter IDs were allegedly found in the locality. “The BJP demands countermanding of elections in Rajarajeshwari Nagar in light of latest revelations of […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Delhi High Court sets aside disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

New Delhi: In a major relief to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the High Court on Friday set aside the Election Commission recommendation disqualifying 20 ruling party MLAs in an office-of-profit case. The court asked the Election Commission to hear the case afresh because the MLAs were not given proper hearing before the poll panel […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Election to 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23

New Delhi: Biennial election for 58 seats of Rajya Sabha from 16 states will be held on March 23, the Election Commission announced on Friday. While the last date of nomination is March 12, counting of votes for all seats will be held on March 23, it said in a statement. The term of 58 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
CEC seeks report on shoe hurling at CM Naveen

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Wednesday sought a report from the Odisha State Election Commissioner (SEC) on the incident of shoe hurling at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the by-election campaign in Bijepur on Tuesday. A delegation of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), led by party MP Pinaki Mishra, met the CEC […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Facebook, EC roll out National Voters' Day pledge

New Delhi: To encourage young voters in the country, social media giant Facebook and the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday rolled out the National Voters’ Day pledge feature on the platform that will send a reminder to users aged 18 years and above to take the pledge on Thursday. National Voters’ Day is marked on […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Poll Commission wants 20 AAP MLAs disqualified

New Delhi: The Election Commission is understood to have recommended disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs on grounds of holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries. The Election Commission gave its opinion to the President on a complaint by the Congress in June 2016, seeking disqualification of the AAP MLAs. Under the Constitution, […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Jaya video clip triggers row ahead of Chennai by-election

Chennai: A day ahead of a critical by-election here, sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran’s faction on Wednesday triggered a major row by releasing a video clip of the late J. Jayalalithaa purportedly on her hospital bed, forcing the Election Commission to tell TV channels not to telecast it. The ruling AIADMK cried foul and asked […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
EC announces dates for Gujarat Assembly poll

New Delhi:The Gujarat Assembly elections will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday. The Commission had already announced that the results for Gujarat polls will be announced along with that of Himachal Pradesh on December 18. The first phase of the Gujarat election will cover 89 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021