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Former CEC Navin Chawla says Parliament full of 'rich people', questions whether they represent 'voice of the people'
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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.

EVM hacking charge: CEC Sunil Arora says India 'won't be intimidated, bullied' into going back to ballot papers
India

EVM hacking charge: CEC Sunil Arora says India 'won't be intimidated, bullied' into going back to ballot papers

Three days after self proclaimed cyber expert Syed Shuja claimed that EVMs could be hacked, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said there is no way the country will be "intimidated, bullied or coerced" into going back to the ballot paper system.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora says EVMs being 'tossed like a football' in political discourse
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Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora says EVMs being 'tossed like a football' in political discourse

The CEC said it is the stand of the Election Commission that the country will not go back to the ballot paper. "I am reiterating the stand today," he said.

Outgoing CEC OP Rawat says there is no integral problem with EVMs, raises concerns about fake news
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Outgoing CEC OP Rawat says there is no integral problem with EVMs, raises concerns about fake news

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat demits office on Saturday after a rather hectic term in office.

Telangana polls: CEC OP Rawat to meet 9 parties, state chief electoral officer to review poll preparedness
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Telangana polls: CEC OP Rawat to meet 9 parties, state chief electoral officer to review poll preparedness

A team headed by Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat in Telangana would be meeting nine recognised political parties Monday evening.

No material information on number of EVMs, VVPATs needed for simultaneous polls, says Election Commission
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No material information on number of EVMs, VVPATs needed for simultaneous polls, says Election Commission

Pune-based Vihar Durve, through his RTI application, had approached the Election Commission seeking to know the availability and need of EVMs and VVPAT to carry out elections across the country in 'one nation, one poll' mode.

EC announces poll dates for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Mizoram; counting on 11 Dec
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EC announces poll dates for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Mizoram; counting on 11 Dec

The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday announced the dates for the Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram Assembly polls.

Media outlets express concerns about SC judgment on disqualification of politicians facing criminal charges
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Media outlets express concerns about SC judgment on disqualification of politicians facing criminal charges

Media outlets across the country took to express their views on the Supreme Court's decision and discuss the realistic possibility of successfully implementing it.

Full text: Supreme Court judgment on disqualification of politicians facing criminal charges from contesting elections
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Full text: Supreme Court judgment on disqualification of politicians facing criminal charges from contesting elections

The Supreme Court on Tuesday left the matter of disqualification of politicians carrying criminal charges against them, to the Parliament saying that the Court cannot add to the grounds of disqualification.

Asaduddin Owaisi says BJP suffering from 'selective amnesia', Narendra Modi too had dissolved Gujarat Assembly in 2002
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Asaduddin Owaisi says BJP suffering from 'selective amnesia', Narendra Modi too had dissolved Gujarat Assembly in 2002

AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be suffering from "selective amnesia".

EC could consider scheduling Telangana polls with other states, says ex-CEC TS Krishnamurthy
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EC could consider scheduling Telangana polls with other states, says ex-CEC TS Krishnamurthy

There is a reasonable possibility of the EC considering scheduling Telangana Assembly elections along with four states where polls are due later this year.

Election Commission can hold Lok Sabha, four assembly polls simultaneously in December, says CEC OP Rawat
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Election Commission can hold Lok Sabha, four assembly polls simultaneously in December, says CEC OP Rawat

His comments came when asked whether the Election Commission was ready if the Lok Sabha elections are held in December along with Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Rajasthan.

Simultaneous elections has its advantages, but here's why one-nation-one-poll bothers Opposition
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Simultaneous elections has its advantages, but here's why one-nation-one-poll bothers Opposition

The issue of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections has turned into a raging debate, and it is slowly snowballing into a political controversy rather than a Constitutional one as it is apparently being made out to be by the political parties involved.

One Nation, One Poll: Nitish Kumar 'ideologically' favours simultaneous elections, but says execution not possible for 2019
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One Nation, One Poll: Nitish Kumar 'ideologically' favours simultaneous elections, but says execution not possible for 2019

This was not the first time when Nitish Kumar had differed in opinion with the BJP while being in an alliance with the NDA.

One Nation, One Poll: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat says more VVPAT machines needed for simultaneous elections
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One Nation, One Poll: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat says more VVPAT machines needed for simultaneous elections

A day after BJP president Amit Shah wrote to the Law Commission in favour of 'One Nation, One Poll', the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat said on Tuesday that 11 assembly polls held simultaneously with Lok Sabha elections would not be possible.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar says CEC Sardar Muhammad Raza was possibly 'asleep' on election day
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Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar says CEC Sardar Muhammad Raza was possibly 'asleep' on election day

Taking a swipe at Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retired) Sardar Muhammad Raza, Pakistan's Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said that he called him thrice on the polling day but he didn't pick up and was likely sleeping.

Pakistan chief justice 'astonished' at state of Election Commission, says CEC slept through the polls
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Pakistan chief justice 'astonished' at state of Election Commission, says CEC slept through the polls

Taking a swipe at Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza, Pakistan's Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said that he called him thrice on the polling day but he didn't pick up and was likely sleeping.

Exclusion from NRC will not mean automatic removal from voter list, says Chief Election Commissioner
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Exclusion from NRC will not mean automatic removal from voter list, says Chief Election Commissioner

Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat said that this NRC is only a draft. All these 40 lakh individuals will be informed why their names were not included.

Rahul Gandhi commends EC for providing Braille cards to visually impaired Karnataka voters
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Rahul Gandhi commends EC for providing Braille cards to visually impaired Karnataka voters

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday recommended the Election Commission for its initiative in providing Braille EPIC cards to the visually impaired in Karnataka and said such a measure would enable voting accessibility to all.

Ex-EC chiefs, poll experts back 'foolproof' EVMs, say return to paper ballots 'like going back to bullock cart'
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Ex-EC chiefs, poll experts back 'foolproof' EVMs, say return to paper ballots 'like going back to bullock cart'

Former chief election commissioners highlighted how EVMs were the better option and ballot papers would give way for malpractices.