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Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora says EVMs being 'tossed like a football' in political discourse
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Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora says EVMs being 'tossed like a football' in political discourse

The CEC said it is the stand of the Election Commission that the country will not go back to the ballot paper. "I am reiterating the stand today," he said.

Sunil Arora replaces OP Rawat as CEC, says 'free, fair, credible' polling is ECI's top priority
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Sunil Arora replaces OP Rawat as CEC, says 'free, fair, credible' polling is ECI's top priority

A 1980 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, Sunil Arora is the senior most officer in the ECI. Before moving to the ECI, Arora was Information and Broadcasting Secretary, and Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Sunil Arora set to take over as CEC on 2 December: New Election Commission chief will anchor 2019 Lok Sabha polls
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Sunil Arora set to take over as CEC on 2 December: New Election Commission chief will anchor 2019 Lok Sabha polls

A former bureaucrat, Sunil Arora was appointed as election commissioner on 31 August, 2017. He succeeds Om Prakash Rawat who retired on Saturday.

Election Commission announces poll dates; updates: Rajasthan, Telangana to vote on 7 Dec; counting on 11 Dec
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Election Commission announces poll dates; updates: Rajasthan, Telangana to vote on 7 Dec; counting on 11 Dec

Assembly Election 2018 dates LIVE updates: The Election Commission has said that the states of Rajasthan (200 seats) and Telangana (119 seats) will go to polls together on 7 December.

Election Commission delays time of announcing poll dates; Congress says presser rescheduled to accommodate Modi's Ajmer rally
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Election Commission delays time of announcing poll dates; Congress says presser rescheduled to accommodate Modi's Ajmer rally

The Election Commission, which was due to announce the polling schedule in four election-bound states at 12.30 pm on Saturday afternoon, has rescheduled the time of its press conference to 3.00 pm.

Congress alleges Amit Shah didn't disclose Rs 25 crore-worth liabilities in Rajya Sabha affidavit, petitions EC for action
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Congress alleges Amit Shah didn't disclose Rs 25 crore-worth liabilities in Rajya Sabha affidavit, petitions EC for action

The Congress alleged that BJP chief Amit Shah had taken a loan of Rs 25 crore while mortgaging a piece of land owned by him but it was not mentioned in the 'liabilities' section in the affidavit.

EC chief OP Rawat proposes one election per year as alternative to Centre's simultaneous polls proposal
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EC chief OP Rawat proposes one election per year as alternative to Centre's simultaneous polls proposal

Countering the Centre's push to hold simultaneous election, Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat proposed holding one election a year as an alternative

Election Commission will need 24 lakh EVMs in case of simultaneous elections in 2019
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Election Commission will need 24 lakh EVMs in case of simultaneous elections in 2019

If simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies are held in 2019, the Election Commission (EC) will require nearly 24 lakh EVMs, double the number required to hold only the Parliamentary polls.

Karnataka polls: Congress complains to EC against BJP's 'misleading' advertisements targetting Rahul Gandhi, Siddaramaiah
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Karnataka polls: Congress complains to EC against BJP's 'misleading' advertisements targetting Rahul Gandhi, Siddaramaiah

The Congress on Thursday complained to the Election Commission against the BJP's Karnataka unit for "getting published false and misleading advertisements"

Chengannur bypoll: Congress Ramesh Chennithala urges EC to not delay announcement of date
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Chengannur bypoll: Congress Ramesh Chennithala urges EC to not delay announcement of date

Senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala has urged the Election Commission not to delay the announcement of the date for the bypoll to Chengannur Assembly constituency in the state.

Election Commission will announce Karnataka Assembly election dates at 11 am today: Key developments
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Election Commission will announce Karnataka Assembly election dates at 11 am today: Key developments

The Election Commission of India will announce dates for the Karnataka Assembly election on Tuesday at 11 am, reports said

Election Commission in favour of simultaneous elections, but flags need to amend Constitution for implementation
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Election Commission in favour of simultaneous elections, but flags need to amend Constitution for implementation

The Union law ministry has taken advice from the Election Commission and has processed an internal note on the issue of simultaneous elections.

Karnataka Assembly polls: Opposition urges EC to restrain Siddaramaiah govt from announcing new schemes
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Karnataka Assembly polls: Opposition urges EC to restrain Siddaramaiah govt from announcing new schemes

Political parties in poll-bound Karnataka urged CEC Om Prakash Rawat to restrain ruling Congress govt from announcing new schemes in a bid to woo voters

Tripura CPM lodges complaint with EC against Arunachal CM Pema Khandu over 'poll code violation'
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Tripura CPM lodges complaint with EC against Arunachal CM Pema Khandu over 'poll code violation'

The ruling CPM in Tripura on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu for "violating Model Code of Conduct by distributing materials and delivering speech on religious lines".

Tripura Assembly polls: CPM accuses Pema Khandu of 'poll code violation', delivering speech on religious lines
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Tripura Assembly polls: CPM accuses Pema Khandu of 'poll code violation', delivering speech on religious lines

The ruling CPM in Tripura lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu for "violating model code of conduct by distributing materials and delivering speech on religious lines"

Legal framework for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections will take lot of time, says CEC OP Rawat
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Legal framework for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections will take lot of time, says CEC OP Rawat

Days after a fresh push by the prime minister on simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat on Tuesday had a word of caution saying, the legal framework required to hold the two elections together will take a "lot of time" to get ready.

President disqualifies AAP MLAs: Party says office of profit charge false as MLAs were not entitled to any benefits
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President disqualifies AAP MLAs: Party says office of profit charge false as MLAs were not entitled to any benefits

Firstpost spoke to a source close to the party to understand AAP's case and how it planned to contest the EC's decision.

OP Rawat appointed chief election commissioner: New CEC supports 'one nation, one poll,' linking Aadhaar to voter IDs
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OP Rawat appointed chief election commissioner: New CEC supports 'one nation, one poll,' linking Aadhaar to voter IDs

Om Prakash Rawat was on Sunday appointed the next chief election commissioner (CEC), a day before the present incumbent Achal Kumar Jyoti demits charge.

Om Prakash Rawat to succeed AK Joti as CEC, Ashok Lawasa new election commissioner
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Om Prakash Rawat to succeed AK Joti as CEC, Ashok Lawasa new election commissioner

Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat was appointed the new Chief Election commissioner (CEC) on Sunday while former finance secretary Ashok Lawasa was made the election commissioner, according to a report in ANI.

Former IB ministry secretary Sunil Arora appointed Election Commissioner
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Former IB ministry secretary Sunil Arora appointed Election Commissioner

Former bureaucrat Sunil Arora was on Thursday appointed Election Commissioner, the law ministry said.