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Odisha Bypolls: BJP Accuses BJD Ministers Of Violating Model Code Of Conduct

Bhubaneswar: State opposition party – BJP on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the chief electoral officer alleging violation of the model code of conduct by the ruling-BJD during campaigning for the upcoming by-polls in Balasore Sadar and Tirtol assembly constituencies. This is reportedly for the third time in a week that the BJP has complained […]

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Balasore Bypoll: BJP Moves CEO Over Alleged Code Of Conduct Violation By Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of the BJP on Tuesday moved the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) alleging violation of the model code of conduct (MCC) which is now in force for the ensuing by-election in the Balasore Sadar Assembly Constituency. The five-member delegation of BJP led by Jatin Mohanty submitted a memorandum and alleged that despite guidelines, […]

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Patkura Poll: BJP moves CEO alleging poll code violation by BJD

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of the BJP led by party vice president Samir Mohanty met the State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar levelling allegations of poll code violation by the ruling-BJD during campaigning for Patkuara poll. “State Ministers and legislators of BJD are camping in Patkura with the help of officers and openly distributing money […]

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EC rejects demand to record dissenting views in its orders

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday decided that all dissenting opinions and minority decisions concerning violation of model code of conduct (MCC) will not be made part of final orders and the existing procedures will be followed. “In the meeting of the Election Commission held today regarding the issue of MCC, it was decided […]

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On polling day, Modi prays at Badrinath, Kedarnath

Dehradun: After spending Saturday night meditating in a cave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines in Uttarakhand. His visit to the two shrines, nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas came, on a day when the country was witnessing the last phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections. The […]

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Congress raps government, EC over Lavasa's plaint

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora regarding his dissent in EC decisions related to the model code of conduct (MCC) going unrecorded and asked whether it was “Election Commission or Election Omission”. Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Lavasa, […]

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Clean chit to PM: Lavasa opts out of EC meetings

New Delhi: Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has decided to stay away from the meetings related to the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) due to his dissent on the clean chit given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, sources said. Election Commissioner Lavasa is learnt to have written a letter to Chief […]

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PIL filed in Delhi HC against Kamal Haasan for Godse remark

New Delhi: A PIL was filed in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday seeking action against actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan over his recent statement terming Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as the first Hindu terrorist of free India. BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay mentioned the petition which sought debarring of candidates and de-registration of parties abusing religion […]

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Rahul denies poll code violation, urges fair treatment

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has told the Election Commission (EC) that he did not violate the Model Code of Conduct and asked it to maintain a fair, non-discriminatory and non-arbitrary attitude in dealing with complaints. The EC on May 1 had sent a show-cause notice to Gandhi for his speech in Madhya Pradesh’s […]

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Respond on show cause by Friday, EC tells Rahul

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday gave another extension till Friday evening to Congress President Rahul Gandhi to respond to its show cause notice issued over his remark that the Narendra Modi government had enacted a new law which permitted tribals to be shot. “With reference to the request received for extension, the commission […]

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EC bars Sadhvi Pragya from campaigning for 3 days

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday barred Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the BJP candidate from Bhopal, from campaigning for 72 hours starting 6 a.m on Thursday, for seeking votes on religious lines thereby violating the model code of conduct (MCC). In its order issued on Wednesday, the poll panel “strongly condemned” her remarks and warned […]

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EC to decide complaints against Modi, Rahul on Tuesday

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday is set to decide on complaints of alleged violations of the model code of conduct (MCC) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congres President Rahul Gandhi and BJP President Amit Shah. While Modi and Shah have been accused of making “hate speeches” and “using” armed forces for “political propaganda” […]

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Congress moves SC as EC 'fails to act' against PM, Shah

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on Tuesday a Congress petition that claimed that the Election Commission had refused to act on a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah for making “hate speeches” and “using” armed forces for “political propaganda” during the Lok Sabha polls. The […]

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FIR against Sidhu over communal remarks

Patna: An FIR was lodged against Congress leader and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for violating the model code of conduct by exhorting Muslim voters in a Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar to vote en bloc to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer here, the FIR was […]

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EC cracks whip, bars Yogi, Mayawati, Azam, Maneka

New Delhi: After Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Election Commission (EC) on Monday barred Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and Samajwadi Party leader Mohammed Azam Khan from campaigning in the Lok Sabha elections for 48 houres and 72 hours, respectively. While Gandhi was barred for asking Muslims in […]

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Odisha Govt logo on BJD Manifesto? BJP alleges MCC violation

Bhubaneswar: A BJP delegation on Wednesday met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) accusing the BJD of violating the model code of conduct (MCC). The BJP alleged that the ruling-party has violated the MCC by putting Odisha government’s logo and website number in its manifesto for the ensuing polls. The delegation led by Odisha BJP vice-president, […]

Election Commission finds NITI Aayog VC guilty of violating poll code

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday found NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar’s remarks on the Congress’ promise of minimum income guarantee scheme “Nyay” as a violation of the model code of conduct (MCC) and asked him to “exercise caution” in the future. “The Commission has come to the conclusion that your comments […]

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EC squad restricts road show of BJD Sundergarh LS candidate Sunita Biswal

Sundergarh: The Static Surveillance Squad of Election Commission today restricted BJD Sundergarh Lok Sabha candidate Sunita Biswal’s road show near Purunapani under Nuagaon block in the district on charges of not obtaining prior permission from the competent authority. As per reports, Biswal was scheduled to attend public meetings and road shows at various places of […]

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Congress MLA candidate Mala Madhi admits mistake after allegations of poll code violation

Malkangiri: Congress MLA candidate from Malkangiri, Mala Madhi on Thursday admitted his mistake for taking out a party procession with vehicles, mike and loudspeaker to file nomination papers on March 18 without taking permission from Election Commission. Madhi in his response to a show-cause notice issued by Malkangiri Sub-collector, stated that the previous day of […]

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Odisha Elections 2019: Income Tax dept & Police gear up to ensure free & fair polls

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: With the model code of conduct coming into effect after the announcement of the 2019 general poll dates, the Odisha Income Tax (IT) department and the State Police have geared up to ensure free and fair elections across the State beginning April 11. The IT department has set up a 24X7 functional control room […]

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Authorities begin eviction drive on political hoardings as MCC comes into effect

Puri: As the model code of conduct (MCC) comes into effect with the announcement of general elections in Odisha and other parts of the country on Sunday, district administrations in the State have begun eviction drive to remove all hoardings, banners and posters of political parties and their leaders. As per reports, the Enforcement team […]

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Rs 10 crore seized from car in poll-bound Telangana

Hyderabad: In a major haul, police in Telangana on Friday seized Rs 10 crore cash from a car. The cash was seized during checking of vehicles by the police in Adilabad district of Telangana, which is going to polls on December 7. Several wads of currency notes, all in Rs 500s, were recovered from the […]

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Bijepur bypoll: BJP charges four bureaucrats with code violation

Bhubaneswar: Alleging violation of model code of conduct which is in force for Bijepur bypoll, the Odisha unit of BJP today lodged a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)  against four senior bureaucrats demanding action against them for a free and fair election. The four officers are – V K Pandian, private secretary to […]

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Bijepur bypoll: BJP levels code violation charges against BJD

Bhubaneswar: Demanding stern action, the State unit of BJP today moved the State Election Commission with charges of violation of model code of conduct against ruling party legislator Arun Sahoo while he was campaigning for the bypoll to the Bijepur Assembly constituency. The BJP stated Sahoo lured voters with cheap rice and old age pension […]

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EC notice to Rahul Gandhi over TV interviews

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday shot off a notice to Congress President- elect Rahul Gandhi for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by giving election-related interviews to TV channels a day prior to the second phase polling in Gujarat, and asked him to respond by December 18. “The […]