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Don't take any decision for now, says SC to ECI on Eknath Shinde camp's plea to be considered real Shiv Sena
India

Don't take any decision for now, says SC to ECI on Eknath Shinde camp's plea to be considered real Shiv Sena

The Supreme Court heard the petitions filed by Shiv Sena and its rebel MLAs during the recent Maharashtra political crisis, which raised constitutional issues including those related to splits, mergers of political parties, defections, and disqualifications

Offering freebies either before or after election is policy decision of the party concerned: ECI to SC
India

Offering freebies either before or after election is policy decision of the party concerned: ECI to SC

Earlier, petitioner lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay in his plea had sought direction from the Centre and Election Commission of India to take steps to regulate political parties and to make them accountable for their manifesto promises

National Voters Day 2022: History, significance and how the day is celebrated
India

National Voters Day 2022: History, significance and how the day is celebrated

National Voters Day was first celebrated in 2011 and was initiated by then-President Pratibha Devi Patil on Election Commission's 61st foundation day.

Curbs on poll rallies till 15 Jan amid Omicron scare: A look at how EC plans to ensure Covid-safe elections
Politics

Curbs on poll rallies till 15 Jan amid Omicron scare: A look at how EC plans to ensure Covid-safe elections

Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said that all EC officials and employees are to be treated like frontline workers and are eligible for the 'precaution dose' of COVID-19 vaccines

West Bengal polls 2021: EC bans roadshows, rallies ahead of phase 7 and 8; only 500 allowed in public meetings
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West Bengal polls 2021: EC bans roadshows, rallies ahead of phase 7 and 8; only 500 allowed in public meetings

The EC order came on a day West Bengal reported its highest single-day spike of 11,948 COVID-19 cases and 56 fresh deaths

Assembly Elections 2021: What are EVMs, how are they used? All you need to know about electronic voting
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Assembly Elections 2021: What are EVMs, how are they used? All you need to know about electronic voting

Even though the initial investment in EVMs was heavy, it has since been expected to save costs of production and printing of crores of ballot papers, their transportation and storage, substantial reduction in the counting staff and the remuneration paid to them.

Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh promises single-phase polls in state if voted to power
India

Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh promises single-phase polls in state if voted to power

Ghosh's remarks have come amid Mamata Banerjee's allegations that West Bengal Assembly polls are being held in eight phases to allow for better management of the BJP's poll campaign in the state

Assembly Elections 2021: No postal ballot facility for overseas Indian voters in upcoming polls, says EC
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Assembly Elections 2021: No postal ballot facility for overseas Indian voters in upcoming polls, says EC

CEC Sunil Arora said that a broad spectrum meeting of all stakeholders on extending the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPSB) facility to overseas voters in future elections could take place within a month

Assam Assembly election: Election Commission team reviews poll preparedness in state
India

Assam Assembly election: Election Commission team reviews poll preparedness in state

The team reviewed the follow-up action taken after the chief election commissioner's visit to the state from 18 to 20 January

National Voters Day 2021: PM Modi laud EC's role in 'strengthening democratic fabric'; theme and importance of day
India

National Voters Day 2021: PM Modi laud EC's role in 'strengthening democratic fabric'; theme and importance of day

According to the Election Commission, the main purpose of the day is to 'encourage, facilitate and maximise enrolment, especially for the new voters'

West Bengal polls: TMC accuses BSF of threatening voters in border areas, lodges complaint with CEC
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West Bengal polls: TMC accuses BSF of threatening voters in border areas, lodges complaint with CEC

Denying TMC's 'baseless' allegations, the Border Security Force said it is a professional border guarding force actively checking illegal infiltration and smuggling

Polling for 12 legislative council seats in Uttar Pradesh to be held on 28 Jan, says Election Commission
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Polling for 12 legislative council seats in Uttar Pradesh to be held on 28 Jan, says Election Commission

Nominations can be filed till 18 January, scrutiny of nominations will be held on 19 January, and withdrawal of names can be done till 21 January

BJP leader files complaint with ECI, seeks de-recognition of PDP over Mehbooba Mufti's 'anti-national' remarks
India

BJP leader files complaint with ECI, seeks de-recognition of PDP over Mehbooba Mufti's 'anti-national' remarks

The PDP chief on Friday said she will not unfurl the national flag until the flag of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir is brought back

Madhya Pradesh to move SC against HC order restricting physical political rallies in state, says CM
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Madhya Pradesh to move SC against HC order restricting physical political rallies in state, says CM

The Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday had ordered nine districts under its jurisdiction to grant permission for public rallies only if virtual meetings were not possible

SC dismisses PIL for deferring Bihar polls, says COVID-19 can't be ground for postponing elections
India

SC dismisses PIL for deferring Bihar polls, says COVID-19 can't be ground for postponing elections

The bench said it is a premature petition as no notification for the Assembly polls has been issued till now

Delhi government formation Latest Updates: Manoj Tiwari offers to quit after BJP scores in single digit in Assembly polls
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Delhi government formation Latest Updates: Manoj Tiwari offers to quit after BJP scores in single digit in Assembly polls

Delhi government formation Latest Updates: BJP Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari has offered to quit after his party's poor performance in elections.

Election Commission tells SC that political parties should not give tickets to candidates with criminal backgrounds
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Election Commission tells SC that political parties should not give tickets to candidates with criminal backgrounds

The Election Commission of India told the Supreme Court that its 2018 direction asking poll candidates to declare their criminal antecedents in electronic and print media has not helped curb criminalisation of politics.

NCP writes to Maharashtra election commission seeking order to stop internet services around polling booths, claims EVMs can be 'hacked'
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NCP writes to Maharashtra election commission seeking order to stop internet services around polling booths, claims EVMs can be 'hacked'

The NCP wrote to the Maharashtra State Election Commission seeking an order to stop internet services within a three-kilometre radius of every poll booth and strong room in the poll-bound state.

Congress to finalise candidates for Haryana Assembly polls today, interim party president Sonia Gandhi to chair meet
India

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.

EC terms reports of 'ghost voters' in recent polls incorrect, says data published on website is 'provisional'
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EC terms reports of 'ghost voters' in recent polls incorrect, says data published on website is 'provisional'

'The provisional voter turnout data reported on ECI website is only the tentative number of voters and not the final numbers,' the EC said.