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Plea on hate speech: Supreme Court permits petitioner to implead Election Commission as party
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Plea on hate speech: Supreme Court permits petitioner to implead Election Commission as party

The apex court, while posting the matter for hearing on 19 May, granted liberty to the petitioner to serve a copy of the petition to the standing counsel for concerned respondents

India elected as Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities for 2022-24
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India elected as Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities for 2022-24

The decision to elect India as the new Chair of the AAEA was taken at a meeting of the Executive board and General Assembly at Manila, Philippines, which was held on 7 May, 2022

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

Ready to hold general elections if required, says Pakistan Election Commission
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Ready to hold general elections if required, says Pakistan Election Commission

The ECP's clarification came following media reports stating that the commission would not be able to conduct general elections in three months due to some procedural and legal challenges

Why AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is again taking on BJP and Narendra Modi
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Why AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is again taking on BJP and Narendra Modi

Arvind Kejriwal’s attack on the BJP inside the Delhi Assembly was measured and well strategised. This was done keeping in mind his future political endeavours

Amit Malviya singles out TMC MLA's viral video threatening voters with 'consequences' if they vote for BJP
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Amit Malviya singles out TMC MLA's viral video threatening voters with 'consequences' if they vote for BJP

The video went viral just a day after a raucous and violent altercation in the West Bengal Assembly

2022 Assembly Elections: Election Commission lifts ban on poll victory processions
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2022 Assembly Elections: Election Commission lifts ban on poll victory processions

The relaxation will be subject to existing instructions of state disaster management authorities and preventive measures imposed by concerned district authorities

UP Election Result 2022 Updates: BJP makes clean sweep in polls as saffron waves takes over state
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UP Election Result 2022 Updates: BJP makes clean sweep in polls as saffron waves takes over state

UP Election Result 2022 LIVE Updates: All set to form a majority government for the second time in a row in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has managed to increase its vote share despite a loss of over 50 seats from its tally of 2017

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
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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

Exit Poll Results 2022 Date and Time: When and where to watch exit poll result of Assembly elections
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Exit Poll Results 2022 Date and Time: When and where to watch exit poll result of Assembly elections

While results of the elections shall be declared on 10 March, all eyes have now shifted towards the exit polls

Manipur Assembly polls 2022: With deep divide between Valley and Hills, northeastern state yearns for development
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Manipur Assembly polls 2022: With deep divide between Valley and Hills, northeastern state yearns for development

While the ruling BJP is raising issues such as peace and bandh-free governance in their campaigns, Congress is emphasising on 'change' and NPP is being touted as the 'dark horse' of this election

Manipur Assembly election 2022: Former cop Thounaojam Brinda joins politics to stop drug cartel in state
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Manipur Assembly election 2022: Former cop Thounaojam Brinda joins politics to stop drug cartel in state

Contesting on a JD(U) ticket, Brinda is taking on BJP veteran Thokchom Satyabrata Singh in the Manipur polls

Assembly elections 2022:  EC orders action against political bigwigs for poll code violations; what you need to know
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Assembly elections 2022: EC orders action against political bigwigs for poll code violations; what you need to know

While Arvind Kejriwal and Sukhbir Singh Badal were pulled up for making videos containing 'false allegations', the Punjab chief minister was sent a notice for campaigning after the stipulated period

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

Model code violations in multi-phase elections: Why it’s the right time to change laws
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Model code violations in multi-phase elections: Why it’s the right time to change laws

Pragmatism demands we move with the time and adjust our regulations to the changing and evolving situations

Assembly polls: Zero tolerance for misuse of govt machinery, money power, says EC chief
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Assembly polls: Zero tolerance for misuse of govt machinery, money power, says EC chief

Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra's remarks came during a trip to poll-bound Manipur. He said that voters could report Model Code of Conduct violations on the Election Commission's cVIGIL app

UP Assembly elections: On the campaign trail with Yogi Adityanath, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Akhilesh Yadav
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UP Assembly elections: On the campaign trail with Yogi Adityanath, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Akhilesh Yadav

The first phase of polling in the western state will be held on 10 February and political parties have carried out door-to-door campaigns, massive rallies and even virtual meets all in an attempt to woo voters

Election Commission issues notice to BJP Uttarakhand for tweeting morphed photo of Harish Rawat
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Election Commission issues notice to BJP Uttarakhand for tweeting morphed photo of Harish Rawat

The explanation should reach the Commission within 24 hours of receipt of the notice, failing which it shall take appropriate decision in the matter without further reference to BJP Uttarakhand, said the ECI

ECI extends ban on roadshows, vehicle rallies for polls; relaxes norms for indoor and outdoor political meets
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ECI extends ban on roadshows, vehicle rallies for polls; relaxes norms for indoor and outdoor political meets

The five states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur and Punjab will go to polls starting 10 February

Punjab Assembly elections: Three special observers of Election Commission review poll preparedness
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Punjab Assembly elections: Three special observers of Election Commission review poll preparedness

The special observers took stock of the overall poll preparedness, including COVID-19 preparedness, staff preparedness, the SVEEP activities, the critical and vulnerable polling booths and adequate availability of electronic voting machines