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Maharashtra Congress lodges formal plaint with EC against Devendra Fadnavis, claims he violated poll codes
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Maharashtra Congress lodges formal plaint with EC against Devendra Fadnavis, claims he violated poll codes

Maharashtra Congress has lodged a formal complaint with the Election Commission alleging Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of violating poll codes.

CEC OP Rawat says identity of those exposing electoral malpractices through EC's mobile app will be protected
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CEC OP Rawat says identity of those exposing electoral malpractices through EC's mobile app will be protected

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat on Saturday assured that the identity of those exposing electoral malpractices through the commission's mobile app will be protected.

Election Commission will need 24 lakh EVMs in case of simultaneous elections in 2019
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Election Commission will need 24 lakh EVMs in case of simultaneous elections in 2019

If simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies are held in 2019, the Election Commission (EC) will require nearly 24 lakh EVMs, double the number required to hold only the Parliamentary polls.

Karnataka elections: JD(S) claims Congress breached Model Code of Conduct, submits memorandum to poll panel
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Karnataka elections: JD(S) claims Congress breached Model Code of Conduct, submits memorandum to poll panel

The Janata Dal-Secular has submitted a memorandum to the chief election commissioner of India demanding free and fair Assembly elections in Karnataka.

CEC OP Rawat says 'real action' not 'tokenism' required for electoral participation of disabled
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CEC OP Rawat says 'real action' not 'tokenism' required for electoral participation of disabled

There is a need for "real action" and not mere "tokenism" to enable people with disabilities to have a meaningful participation in electoral processes, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat said Wednesday.

Legal framework for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections will take lot of time, says CEC OP Rawat
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Legal framework for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections will take lot of time, says CEC OP Rawat

Days after a fresh push by the prime minister on simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat on Tuesday had a word of caution saying, the legal framework required to hold the two elections together will take a "lot of time" to get ready.

Achal Kumar Joti retires as Chief Election Commissioner after heading EC for six months
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Achal Kumar Joti retires as Chief Election Commissioner after heading EC for six months

Achal Kumar Joti on Monday demitted the office of the Chief Election Commissioner after heading the poll body for six months

Simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections not possible before 2024, says former CEC TS Krishnamurthy
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Simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections not possible before 2024, says former CEC TS Krishnamurthy

The holding of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections may not be possible before 2024, and a Constitutional amendment is required to conduct such a synchronised exercise, former poll panel chief TS Krishnamurthy said.

OP Rawat appointed chief election commissioner: New CEC supports 'one nation, one poll,' linking Aadhaar to voter IDs
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OP Rawat appointed chief election commissioner: New CEC supports 'one nation, one poll,' linking Aadhaar to voter IDs

Om Prakash Rawat was on Sunday appointed the next chief election commissioner (CEC), a day before the present incumbent Achal Kumar Jyoti demits charge.

Om Prakash Rawat to succeed AK Joti as CEC, Ashok Lawasa new election commissioner
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Om Prakash Rawat to succeed AK Joti as CEC, Ashok Lawasa new election commissioner

Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat was appointed the new Chief Election commissioner (CEC) on Sunday while former finance secretary Ashok Lawasa was made the election commissioner, according to a report in ANI.

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.

SC may seek Attorney General's assistance on plea on removability of Election Commissioners
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SC may seek Attorney General's assistance on plea on removability of Election Commissioners

SC said a copy of the plea seeking treatment of two Election Commissioners at par with the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in the matter of removability, be served upon the Attorney General of India.

Election Commission of India team arrives to oversee preparations of Tripura Assembly elections
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Election Commission of India team arrives to oversee preparations of Tripura Assembly elections

A high-level Election Commission of India (ECI) team led by Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti arrived to oversee the preparation for Tripura Assembly elections scheduled to be held in February next year.

Supreme Court may appoint former footballer as AIFF ombudsman to overlook framing of constitution
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Supreme Court may appoint former footballer as AIFF ombudsman to overlook framing of constitution

The bench also asked lawyer Rahul Mehra, who had filed the plea in the High Court, to give suggestions so that the status of Indian football gets a boost.

AK Joti rubbishes Opposition allegation on Gujarat poll date announcement, says 'collusion' with BJP 'out of question'
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AK Joti rubbishes Opposition allegation on Gujarat poll date announcement, says 'collusion' with BJP 'out of question'

The Election Commission on Wednesday rejected suggestions that there was a "collusion" between it and the government to delay the announcement of the Gujarat elections to give the ruling party time to announce new projects in the poll-bound state.

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.

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.

Former CEC TS Krishnamurthy joins Opposition, asks poll panel why different schedules for Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh
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Former CEC TS Krishnamurthy joins Opposition, asks poll panel why different schedules for Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh

Former chief election commissioner TS Krishnamurthy has termed the Election Commission's decision of announcing poll schedule for Himachal Pradesh but not for Gujarat as an "avoidable controversy".

Mukul Roy meets Chief Election Commissioner, expresses concern over fair elections in West Bengal
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Mukul Roy meets Chief Election Commissioner, expresses concern over fair elections in West Bengal

Roy hailed the poll panel for taking positive steps in the elections and described its actions as one of the factors responsible for the political change in Bengal in 2011, when the Left Front was ousted from power.

Different dates for Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections is EC's missed opportunity to try simultaneous polls
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Different dates for Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections is EC's missed opportunity to try simultaneous polls

By setting different dates for Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat Assembly polls and not considering Meghalaya, Tripura, and Nagaland in the picture, the Election Commission has failed to live up to the simultaneous poll hype