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Milind Deora Column: For real electoral reform, Election Commission should focus on financial transparency, its own independence
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Milind Deora Column: For real electoral reform, Election Commission should focus on financial transparency, its own independence

The need of the hour is for the Election Commission to implement reforms and measures to streamline its processes on an urgent basis, particularly in light of the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

Election Commission will announce Karnataka Assembly election dates at 11 am today: Key developments
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Election Commission will announce Karnataka Assembly election dates at 11 am today: Key developments

The Election Commission of India will announce dates for the Karnataka Assembly election on Tuesday at 11 am, reports said

President disqualifies AAP MLAs: Party says office of profit charge false as MLAs were not entitled to any benefits
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President disqualifies AAP MLAs: Party says office of profit charge false as MLAs were not entitled to any benefits

Firstpost spoke to a source close to the party to understand AAP's case and how it planned to contest the EC's decision.

'Arvind Kejriwal has no right to be in power,' Oppn seeks Delhi CM's resignation after EC recommends AAP MLAs' disqualification
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'Arvind Kejriwal has no right to be in power,' Oppn seeks Delhi CM's resignation after EC recommends AAP MLAs' disqualification

The Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs gave a ray of hope to the beleaguered Congress and BJP in Delhi as they were quick to demand the resignation of Arvind Kejriwal as chief minister

20 AAP MLAs' imminent disqualification is body blow to party: Bypolls could be nightmare for Kejriwal
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20 AAP MLAs' imminent disqualification is body blow to party: Bypolls could be nightmare for Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal’s generosity in letting 21 MLAs of his party enjoy the perks of power by occupying the posts of parliamentary secretaries has cost him heavily.

AAP MLAs' disqualification row: CEC AK Joti 'repaying debt' to Narendra Modi before retiring, says Saurabh Bharadwaj
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AAP MLAs' disqualification row: CEC AK Joti 'repaying debt' to Narendra Modi before retiring, says Saurabh Bharadwaj

Launching an attack on CEC AK Joti after the Election Commission recommended disqualification of 20 of its lawmakers, the AAP on Friday said the poll panel head was "repaying the debt" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi before his retirement.

Electoral bonds will not solve transparency issues in political funding: CEC AK Joti
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Electoral bonds will not solve transparency issues in political funding: CEC AK Joti

Joti's remarks come nearly eights months after the Election Commission had told a parliamentary committee that electoral bonds introduced by the government is a "retrograde" step.

Congress 'hopeful' of poll victory in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura after date announcement
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Congress 'hopeful' of poll victory in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura after date announcement

The Congress said it was confident of retaining power in Meghalaya, and winning in Nagaland and Tripura as poll dates for the three northeastern states were announced on Thursday.

EC team to visit Meghalaya to review poll preparedness, meet political leaders before announcing election dates
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EC team to visit Meghalaya to review poll preparedness, meet political leaders before announcing election dates

An Election Commission team led by Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti will visit Meghalaya later this week to review the preparedness of the state to hold assembly elections due early next year

Unlike Gujarat polls, EC did not delay announcement of election dates for flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir in 2014
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Unlike Gujarat polls, EC did not delay announcement of election dates for flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir in 2014

Unlike Gujarat polls, EC made no exception and flood relief and rehabilitation in Jammu and Kashmir 2014 elections wasn't affected by Model Code of Conduct.

Sharad Yadav says Opposition leaders to discuss strategies to prevent EVM tampering in Gujarat polls
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Sharad Yadav says Opposition leaders to discuss strategies to prevent EVM tampering in Gujarat polls

Sharad Yadav said that leaders of the opposition parties would be meeting in the next two days to discuss a strategy to prevent the tampering of EVMs in the Gujarat polls

Gujarat election 2017: Election Commission reviews poll preparations in state, says 'will ensure fair, transparent' voting
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Gujarat election 2017: Election Commission reviews poll preparations in state, says 'will ensure fair, transparent' voting

Gujarat will vote in two phases — on 9 and 14 December — to elect a new 182-member Assembly.

Election Commission to get 40 lakh VVPAT machines and EVMs by September 2018 for 2019 General Election
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Election Commission to get 40 lakh VVPAT machines and EVMs by September 2018 for 2019 General Election

EC will get 40 lakh VVPAT machines and EVMs by September 2018 for use in the 2019 general elections, CEC AK Joti said on Wednesday

EC says Nagaland Assembly polls to be held as per schedule, conducts meetings with all recognised parties
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EC says Nagaland Assembly polls to be held as per schedule, conducts meetings with all recognised parties

The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday said the Nagaland Assembly election would be held as per the schedule.

Congress accuses BJP of trying to smuggle liquor in poll-bound Gujarat, asks EC to keep vigil on state borders
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Congress accuses BJP of trying to smuggle liquor in poll-bound Gujarat, asks EC to keep vigil on state borders

Congress Gujarat unit president Bharatsinh Solanki on Thursday accused the BJP of planning to smuggle in liquor in large quantities into poll-bound Gujarat.

BJP leads in fielding candidates with criminal past in Himachal polls; reluctance to support lifetime ban is expected
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BJP leads in fielding candidates with criminal past in Himachal polls; reluctance to support lifetime ban is expected

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court toughened its stand on the issue, ordering the government to expedite trials of pending 1,581 cases against MPs and MLAs and to create special courts for the same.

Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Opinion polls suggest comfortable win for BJP; party likely to improve vote share, seats tally
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Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Opinion polls suggest comfortable win for BJP; party likely to improve vote share, seats tally

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking at a comfortable victory in the upcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat, an opinion poll conducted by Times Now-VMR has revealed

EC announces Gujarat Assembly poll dates, blames 'unprecedented rain, relief work and festivities' for delay
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EC announces Gujarat Assembly poll dates, blames 'unprecedented rain, relief work and festivities' for delay

The Election Commission of India (EC) finally announced the polling dates for Gujarat on Wednesday, close to two weeks after the announcement of dates for Himachal Pradesh.

Gujarat Assembly election dates announced highlights: State will go to polls on 9, 14 Dec; counting on 18 Dec, says Election Commission
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Gujarat Assembly election dates announced highlights: State will go to polls on 9, 14 Dec; counting on 18 Dec, says Election Commission

Amid the row over delays in declaring the Gujarat Assembly elections, the Election Commission (EC) is likely to announce the schedule for a two-phase poll in the state on Wednesday, officials said on Tuesday

CEC AK Joti reacts to Opposition's remarks on poll date announcement, says 'they are free to air their views'
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CEC AK Joti reacts to Opposition's remarks on poll date announcement, says 'they are free to air their views'

Under attack from the Opposition, Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti on Monday defended the decision of announcing Himachal Pradesh's poll schedule before that of Gujarat, saying that multiple factors including the weather, flood relief work and festivities were considered before taking a call on election dates.