Supreme Court directs all political parties to upload details of pending criminal cases against candidates on their websites
The Supreme Court on Thursday directed all political parties to upload on their website details of pending criminal cases against candidates contesting polls, noting that there has been an alarming increase in criminalisation of politics.
Lok Sabha Election 2019 Final Phase voting Updates: Polling ends; Rahul Gandhi says EC's 'capitulation before Modi and gang' obvious to all
Lok Sabha Election 2019 Final Phase Voting LIVE News and Updates: After the end of polling, Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter that the Election Commission's "capitulation before Modi and gang is obvious to all Indians".
West Bengal Lok Sabha Election 2019 voting Updates: Crude bombs, bricks hurled at TMC leader Madan Mitra's car in 24 North Parganas
West Bengal Lok Sabha Election voting updates: The seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha election in West Bengal is half-way concluded in the nine seats that went to polls on Sunday.
Voting underway in final phase 2019 Lok Sabha election; Narendra Modi, Sunny Deol, Ravi Shankar Prasad among key candidates
Polling began on Sunday morning for 59 Lok Sabha seats in the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls to decide the fate of 918 candidates including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking to retain the Varanasi seat in Uttar Pradesh.
LS polls: Mamata takes politics of grievance too far in West Bengal, allows Modi and Shah to turn tables
Mamata Banerjee seems to be taking her politics of grievance a bit too far.
EC invokes Article 324 in West Bengal: Legal precedents show Mamata Banerjee's allegations against election body ill-founded
In Independent India, Election Commission has time and again asserted its power to ensure this impartiality and what it did in West Bengal was part of its core responsibility. Mamata Banerjee's targeting of ECI on this ground is completely ill-founded as constitutional provisions, landmark judgments and legal precedents are all in favour of the election watchdog
VS Sampath says first prove that EVMs can be manipulated; on National Voters Day, ex-CEC supports empowering NOTA
With the Opposition raising concerns over alleged manipulation of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission is facing one of the toughest challenges in the last seven decades.
Electronic Voting Machine and its history with India: Controversy over EVMs malfunctioning, rigging allegations are not new
EVMs were used on an experimental basis for the first time in elections to 16 Assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh (5), Rajasthan (5) and Delhi (6) held in November, 1998. The 2004 Lok Sabha election was conducted entirely on EVMs
Rajasthan takes MP, Chhattisgarh route on farm loan waiver: Ahead of 2019, states pile upon freebies; here's what's been promised so far
'Tis the season for sops. Or that's what it looks like in the run-up t0 the 2019 general elections
BJP govts announce sops in Assam, Gujarat: Has the season of freebies started ahead of 2019 elections?
BJP cannot deny that farmers issue and the agrarian distress will be the biggest poll issue that they will be fighting the 2019 Lok Sabha election on, and hence can't be left far behind.
Google introduces tracker to see who paid for election ads in US midterms, but replicating model for LS polls will be tricky
Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha election in 2019, Google has approached the Election Commission to track funding of political ads during the polls. An exercise which was recently launched and concluded during the US midterm elections, Google hopes to replicate the system in India and plans to establish tools to check spread of fake news, pertaining to elections.
The family of Durgawati Singh, whose voter card displayed an image of a woman resembling Sunny Leone, has threatened legal action against authorities responsible.
Simultaneous elections must for India: Perpetual electoral season dilutes govt policies with political gains
A laser focus on winning elections means that leaders take shortcuts, and the focus lies on redistribution of wealth through welfare schemes (or even bribery). While income inequality is a reality in India, for wealth to be redistributed, there needs to be greater focus on its generation.
Indians still vote on communal lines, suggests survey; upper caste voters most mistrustful of leaders outside own community
A majority of Indians prefer political leaders from their own caste, tribe or religion, according to a 2018 study, indicating how identity politics plays a significant role in state and general elections
Ornit Shani’s 'How India Became Democratic: Citizenship And The Making Of The Universal Franchise' tells the fascinating story of independent India’s first general election. The Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy Blog is discussing the book in a four-part series that we're republishing here
How India became democratic - Part III: The Constitution as an instrument of foundational, radical change
Ornit Shani’s account of independent India’s first general election is invaluable: it is a point of departure for all of us to think more deeply about what 1947 meant, and how the transformative character of that moment ought to map onto how we think about our Constitution, our citizenship, and our rights
How India became democratic - Part II: On the preparation of the electoral roll as a state building project
In her book, Ornit Shani examines the role adult franchise played in India, in connecting the people to a popular democratic imagination
With RSS backing BJP, Congress stands no chance in Tripura, former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi tells Firstpost
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) election machinery is much better, said Tarun Gogoi, who led the Congress to a record three consecutive electoral victories in Assam. "With RSS backing them and the fact that they take elections so seriously, BJP's election strategy is formidable."
Modi-Shah prep for pre-election show in Karnataka; Siddaramaiah adopts BJP tact, proves tough nut to crack
While no CM has returned to power in Karnataka since 1985, Siddaramaiah's aggressive countering has surprised even BJP strategists.
After Rajasthan bypolls rout, state BJP leaders write to Amit Shah demanding Vasundhara Raje's ouster
Rajasthan BJP leaders have written to party president Amit Shah, demanding the ouster of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje following the recent bypolls rout.