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Arun Goel appointment controversy: Know how EC nomination works
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Arun Goel appointment controversy: Know how EC nomination works

A five-judge bench led by Justice KM Joseph while hearing a plea seeking reforms in the appointment of Election Commissioners observed that Goel’s file was moved within just 24 hours

Gujarat: IAS officer sacked from poll duty over Insta post, EC says 'publicity stunt'
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Gujarat: IAS officer sacked from poll duty over Insta post, EC says 'publicity stunt'

An Uttar Pradesh IAS officer has been removed as a general observer for Gujarat assembly polls by the Election Commission for indulging in a "publicity stunt" by posting pictures

Eknath Shinde’s Sena faction submit ‘peepal tree’, ‘a shining sun’ and ‘shield and sword’ as poll symbols
Politics

Eknath Shinde’s Sena faction submit ‘peepal tree’, ‘a shining sun’ and ‘shield and sword’ as poll symbols

Earlier on Saturday, the Commission had barred both the Uddhav Thackeray and Shinde factions from using the erstwhile party name and its well-known ‘bow and arrow’ symbol for the upcoming November 3 Andheri East assembly bypoll

EC asks Uddhav Thackeray to respond to Shinde faction's claim on Shiv Sena poll symbol
Politics

EC asks Uddhav Thackeray to respond to Shinde faction's claim on Shiv Sena poll symbol

The fresh claim to the ‘bow and arrow’ election symbol by the Shinde faction is seen as an attempt to deny its use by the Thackeray group which has decided to field Rutuja Latke, the widow of MLA Ramesh Latke, for the November 3 by-poll

EC needs a model code of conduct too: Kapil Sibal on poll watchdog’s freebies letter
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EC needs a model code of conduct too: Kapil Sibal on poll watchdog’s freebies letter

In a letter to all recognised national and state parties, the Election Commission (EC) had said empty poll promises have far-reaching ramifications, adding it cannot overlook the undesirable impact inadequate disclosures on election promises have on financial sustainability

Jharkhand CM seeks 4-week extension of time from EC to reply to notice over mine lease
India

Jharkhand CM seeks 4-week extension of time from EC to reply to notice over mine lease

The EC had on 2 May issued the notice to Hemant Soren, asking him to reply to it by 10 May

Assembly elections 2022: Nothing new in Akhilesh Yadav's EVM fraud claim; a look back at the use of EVMs and the many tampering allegations
Politics

Assembly elections 2022: Nothing new in Akhilesh Yadav's EVM fraud claim; a look back at the use of EVMs and the many tampering allegations

The veracity of Electronic Voting Machines, first used as an experiment in 1982 in India, has been questioned several times in the past — from LK Advani in 2009 to the Opposition in 2017 during the Assembly elections

2022 Assembly polls: EC restores number of star campaigners as COVID cases wane
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2022 Assembly polls: EC restores number of star campaigners as COVID cases wane

Now, recognised national and state parties can field a maximum of 40 star campaigners. Other parties which are registered but not recognised can now have 20 star campaigners

EC extends ban on roadshows, processions in poll-bound states, allows physical campaigning events
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EC extends ban on roadshows, processions in poll-bound states, allows physical campaigning events

The new relaxations will help political parties hold bigger physical campaigning events in the run up to the polls in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur.

Election Commission extends ban on roadshows, 'padyatras', vehicle rallies till 11 February
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Election Commission extends ban on roadshows, 'padyatras', vehicle rallies till 11 February

The commission has also enhanced the limit for door-to-door campaigns and instead of 10 persons, now 20, excluding security personnel, will be allowed

Election commission to review ban on physical rallies tomorrow
India

Election commission to review ban on physical rallies tomorrow

The commission may also decide on whether fresh relaxations can be extended to political parties and candidates in holding physical campaigning events

Uttar Pradesh elections: Election Commission issues notification for third-phase polling
India

Uttar Pradesh elections: Election Commission issues notification for third-phase polling

In the third of the seven-phase elections, polling will be held in 59 Assembly seats spread over 16 districts on 20 February

Ban on election rallies extended till 31 Jan; EC relaxes curbs for phase 1, 2
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Ban on election rallies extended till 31 Jan; EC relaxes curbs for phase 1, 2

Initially, election rallies and roadshows were banned until 15 January and were later extended till 22 January

Ahead of Punjab polls, Election Commission transfers two DCs, eight SSPs
India

Ahead of Punjab polls, Election Commission transfers two DCs, eight SSPs

Giving details, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab Dr S Karuna Raju said that the ECI has appointed Girish Dayalan as DC-cum-DEO Ferozepur, while Vineet Kumar will be the new DC-cum-DEO for Bathinda

BJP retools campaign strategy amid COVID-19 wave and EC ban on rallies, plans more booth-level meets
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BJP retools campaign strategy amid COVID-19 wave and EC ban on rallies, plans more booth-level meets

BJP national president JP Nadda has formed teams who will ensure maximum voters are reached out and top leadership conducts meetings at the booth level in five poll-bound states

Mandatory for parties to explain selection of candidates with criminal record, says EC
India

Mandatory for parties to explain selection of candidates with criminal record, says EC

The poll panel on Saturday announced Assembly election schedule for Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa

Assembly Election 2022: No public rallies or road shows in 5 poll-bound states till 15 Jan, says EC
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Assembly Election 2022: No public rallies or road shows in 5 poll-bound states till 15 Jan, says EC

Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said the poll authority will review the COVID-19 situation on 15 January and take a further call on allowing public rallies

EC asks health secretary to expedite vaccination programme in poll-bound states
Health

EC asks health secretary to expedite vaccination programme in poll-bound states

Sources aware of the meetings said Health Secretary Bhushan briefed the poll panel for nearly an hour on the COVID situation in the country

Health secy to brief EC on COVID-19 situation tomorrow ahead of next year's Assembly polls
India

Health secy to brief EC on COVID-19 situation tomorrow ahead of next year's Assembly polls

An Allahabad High Court bench had urged the government and the poll panel to consider postponing the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections for a month or two and banning all political rallies amid fears of an impending third wave of COVID-19

Final decision after next week visit: EC reply to Allahabad HC’s appeal to postpone UP polls amid Omicron threat
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Final decision after next week visit: EC reply to Allahabad HC’s appeal to postpone UP polls amid Omicron threat

A bench of Justice Shekhar Yadav had on Thursday urged the government and the poll panel to consider postponing the UP assembly elections for a month or two and banning all political rallies amid the fears of an impending third wave of Covid.