In November 2019, the chief minister had allegedly appealed to the Veerashaiva Lingayat community not to split votes while campaigning for a BJP candidate in Gokak.
Amid voting in Delhi, BJP's Parvesh Verma urges people to vote for 'patriotic' party, queue up at polling booths and shout 'Jai Shri Ram'
BJP leader Parvesh Verma urged Delhi voters to vote for the "nationalist" party while claiming that voters "of a particular community" in localities like Shaheen Bagh are repaying their debt to the Aam Aadmi Party for serving them "biryani" and "giving money"
Delhi HC seeks response from EC, police and govt over auto driver's plea challenging challan of Rs 10,000 for 'I Love Kejriwal' ad
An auto-rickshaw driver moved the Delhi High Court after he was issued a challan of Rs 10,000 for displaying 'I love Kejriwal' and 'sirf Kejriwal' messages on his auto
AAP releases full list of 70 candidates for Delhi Assembly polls, drops 15 sitting MLAs, brings in 6 new faces; Arvind Kejriwal to contest from New Delhi
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday released the full list of 70 candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly election, in which the Arvind Kejriwal-led party will seek a second consecutive term. The National Capital is likely to see a three-cornered fight between the ruling AAP, the Congress, and BJP.
TN Seshan, former CEC known for bringing wide-ranging electoral reforms, passes away in Chennai due to cardiac arrest
Former chief election commissioner (CEC) TN Seshan passed away at his residence in Chennai due to a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening
Maharashtra Assembly polls: Pune district administration orders removal of Narendra Modi's hoardings from public places
The order came after the Maharashtra Congress wrote to the Election Commission, demanding removal of the prime minister's photos from petrol pumps, public places and vehicles in view of the poll code coming into force last Saturday
Model Code of Conduct takes effect after EC announces Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly poll dates: Rules for parties, candidates during campaign
The Model of Code of Conduct covers a wide range of possible violations that a political candidate may commit. Under the code of conduct, candidates are barred from making communally provocative speeches, appealing to a particular community for electoral gains, and targeting rivals over their personal lives.
'Mann Ki Baat': Narendra Modi speaks about Emergency in first address after re-election, lauds 'resilience of democracy'
On Sunday when Modi returned with his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ one of the first things he talked about was the "strength of India’s electoral system" and "resilience of democracy".
At a conceptual level, there is nothing wrong with Ashok Lavasa’s demand for making dissenting notes public.
Ashok Lavasa's demand to make dissent note public is critical to natural justice, transparency and strengthening democratic institutions
The ongoing controversy over Ashok Lavasa’s minority opinion is a reflection of a broader issue of the need for transparency within key democratic institutions.
'I still say transparency is important,' Ashok Lavasa after EC rejects demand to make dissent note public
On a day Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and fellow commissioner Sushil Chandra turned down his demand to incorporate minority view in orders relating to model code violations, Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa Tuesday said he still believes that transparency is important and such cases should be dealt in a time-bound manner
Ashok Lavasa’s claim of dissent being stifled in EC disingenuous, goes against poll body's conventions
Ashok Lavasa did not agree with the other two commissioners, Sunil Arora and Sushil Chandra, in finding Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah not guilty of MCC violations
Lok Sabha polls: Dissent, minority views in poll code violation cases will not be made public, says Election Commission
Rejecting the demand of Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, the 'full commission' Tuesday ruled that dissents and minority views in EC orders in cases of model code violations would not be made public
PM Narendra Modi, also starring Zarina Wahab and Boman Irani, is directed by Omung Kumar.
Trinamool takes umbrage to media coverage of Narendra Modi's Kedarnath visit, writes to EC alleging poll code violation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday thanked the Election Commission for granting him permission to visit the Kedarnath shrine at a time when the model code of conduct is in force.
BJP accuses TMC of intimidating voters in West Bengal during Phase 7, asks EC to deploy Central security forces till poll code ends
The BJP on Sunday urged the Election Commission to order the presence of central armed police forces in West Bengal till the Model Code of Conduct period ends, as it expressed concern that the state's ruling TMC may target a section of voters after polling is over
'TMC shouldn't act like a cry baby': Babul Supriyo criticises party for complaint against coverage of Narendra Modi's Kedarnath trip
Union minister Babul Supriyo on Sunday hit out at the Trinamool Congress for its complaint against the wide-scale media coverage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kedarnath saying, "TMC should not behave like a cry baby."
Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's 'dissent' is reflective of a strong democracy and not of cracks in the institution
While dissent is at the core of democracy, it becomes problematic when it claims to be the sole representative of truth.
As Bengal govt mocks MCC by denying BJP leaders permission to hold rallies, EC's silence raises questions over its intentions
One of the most important reason for imposing Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during elections is that the party in power cannot misuse the state machinery for its benefit, something the West Bengal govt has mocked many times in the recent past
AIADMK legislator KT Rajendra Balaji on Monday said that Kamal Haasan's tongue should be cut off for his remarks on Nathuram Godse stating that the comments were made to gain votes of minorities