'You didn’t act when in office': EC counters ex-CEC SY Quraishi's charge that it did not go all out to punish hate speeches during Delhi Assembly polls
EC has countered the charge of former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) SY Quraishi that it did not go the distance in punishing hate speeches during the campaigning for the Delhi Assembly election
Congress to finalise candidates for Haryana Assembly polls today, interim party president Sonia Gandhi to chair meet
The Central Election Committee of Congress will meet on 30 September to finalise the list of candidates for the Assembly elections. Interim president Sonia Gandhi will chair the meet.
Maharashtra Assembly polls: Congress clears names of 100 candidates; Prithviraj Chavan may contest Satara bypoll, say sources
The Central Election Committee of the Congress on Thursday met for a second time to select candidates for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly polls and is learnt to have finalised nominees in about 100 constituencies so far
JNUSU polls 2019 sees highest voter turnout in 7 years; Delhi HC orders stay on announcement of results
Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union polls witnessed a 67.9 per cent voter turnout on Friday, believed to be the highest in seven years, even as the Delhi High Court ordered a stay on the announcement of results.
EC refuses to disclose Ashok Lavasa's dissent notes in 'MCC violation' cases, cites danger to 'life or physical safety'
The EC has refused to disclose the dissent notes of its commissioner Ashok Lavasa on decisions pertaining to Narendra Modi's speeches which were alleged to have violated the model code, saying it was exempted information which may 'endanger the life or physical safety' of an individual.
Ex-CEC SY Quraishi slams media for 'biased' reportage of Lok Sabha election, says only Opposition leaders were questioned over failures
Former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi on Monday took a critical view of the media's role during the recently held Lok Sabha elections, alleging that instead of 'asking tough questions to leaders of the day', it was "only questioning" the Opposition parties.
Lok Sabha Election: Congress terms EC's refusal to make Ashok Lavasa's dissent notes public a 'constitutional travesty'
On Tuesday, the poll panel rejected with a majority vote Lavasa's demand that dissent notes should be recorded in its orders on model code violations that happened during the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, days after the simmering tension within the EC over the issue came out in the open.
YSR Congress writes to Election Commission raising concerns about violence planned by ruling TDP during counting
YSR Congress has written to the Election Commission highlighting the party's apprehensions about violence planned during the counting of votes and requesting special measures.
Opposition complains against BJP to Election Commission, claims EVMs in West Bengal had party name beside symbol
Opposition parties on Saturday approached the Election Commission alleging display of party name only under the BJP symbol on EVMs during a mock poll in West Bengal's Barrackpore constituency, but the poll panel said the same insignia has been under use since 2013.
NDA's Wayanad candidate demands review of Rahul Gandhi's candidature citing his 'dual citizenship', writes to EC
In his letter written through his advocate Sinil Kumar G, Vellappally claimed that Rahul is "not eligible to contest" the Lok Sabha elections because he holds dual passports and "is not a citizen of India."
Investigation in election-related matters purview of Election Commission: AAP-BJP friction exposes lack of faith in autonomous body
A delegation led by Union Minister Vijay Goel called on the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and submitted a memorandum alleging that the Aam Aadmi Party's government was misusing its official position. The delegation accused AAP workers of making phone calls to voters stating that their names had been deleted from the voter's list and that they (AAP) can help voters get their names restored.
The Election Commission of India Tuesday said that almost all political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have expressed full faith in the ECI and batted for holding state Assembly polls simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections.
CEC Sunil Arora says Lok Sabha election will be held on time, announces 1,63,331 polling centres to be used in polls
"The election in the country will be held on time," Arora told reporters in Lucknow when asked about the poll schedule in the wake of tensions between India and Pakistan
Allow only members, family to donate to political parties, says TS Krishnamurthy; ex-CEC suggests creation of national election fund
Political parties should be barred from accepting donations, except from their members and family, former CEC TS Krishnamurthy said as he pushed for creation of a national election fund
Mamata Banerjee apologises after CEC asks Bengal govt to explain Kolkata police chief's absence at election preparedness meeting
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she was "sorry" that Commissioner of Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar was not present at a meeting with the Election Commission of India (ECI) a day ago.
Asked whether there are any chances of simultaneous polls of the Lok Sabha and the Jharkhand Assembly, the CEC said there was neither formal nor informal information on it
Former CEC Navin Chawla says Parliament full of 'rich people', questions whether they represent 'voice of the people'
Former chief election commissioner of India Navin Chawla on Saturday posed several questions regarding the election processes in the country, ranging from conflict of interest to need for reforms.
A 1980 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, Sunil Arora is the senior most officer in the ECI. Before moving to the ECI, Arora was Information and Broadcasting Secretary, and Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat demits office on Saturday after a rather hectic term in office.
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