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SC remands poll affidavit case against Fadnavis to trial court: Beyond optics and ammo for opposition, case won't dent CM's poll prospects
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SC remands poll affidavit case against Fadnavis to trial court: Beyond optics and ammo for opposition, case won't dent CM's poll prospects

The judgment has come at a time when the Election Commission announced the dates for Maharashtra Assembly elections and Fadnavis is the incumbent chief minister and face of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) campaign in the state. While it might 'politically' harm his prospects, legally it would not help opposition much beyond creating some high-decibel noise.

Manipur Election 2017: BJP blames Manipur CEO for ads goof-up, set to file counter FIR
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Manipur Election 2017: BJP blames Manipur CEO for ads goof-up, set to file counter FIR

The Manipur unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to file a counter-FIR against the State Election Commission (SEC) for "mentally harassing" the party's office bearers, and for allegedly creating confusion with regards to advertisements that were published in local dailies in Imphal, Manipur, on 3 March.

UP Election 2017: BJP state chief Keshav Maurya booked for violating poll code
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UP Election 2017: BJP state chief Keshav Maurya booked for violating poll code

An FIR was lodged against BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya on Saturday for allegedly violating the model code of conduct.

There are no laws governing social media statements of the government
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There are no laws governing social media statements of the government

The result of a lack of rules is that there is no legal obligation on the government to make accurate public statements, or keep a record of the statements.

Poll campaign cut-off is a fiction, run right into the voting hour
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Poll campaign cut-off is a fiction, run right into the voting hour

One reason for the bar against canvassing for votes after a specified cut-off time is to provide the voter an opportunity to contemplate all options the options about a party and a candidate without the intrusion of the ever-increasing volume of campaign noise that pester, seeking the voters’ favour.

SC approves amendment to RPA, those in jail can now contest polls
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SC approves amendment to RPA, those in jail can now contest polls

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed Centre's plea seeking review of its judgement debarring arrested persons from contesting polls, saying it is not necessary to look into the issue in view of amendment in law by Parliament.

President should send ordinance back to govt, says Arvind Kejriwal
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President should send ordinance back to govt, says Arvind Kejriwal

Holding that the ordinance on convicted MPs and MLAs has created discontentment among people, Aam Aadmi Party leaders on Friday met President Pranab Mukherjee and requested him to send it back to the government for reconsideration.

Compulsory voting will draw young voters and is welcome: Loksatta chief
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Compulsory voting will draw young voters and is welcome: Loksatta chief

Loksatta party chief Jayaprakash Narayan talks about why the current political system is flawed and what can be done to improve this.

Review plea in SC on debarring arrested persons from contesting polls
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Review plea in SC on debarring arrested persons from contesting polls

Petitions seeking review of two land mark judgements of Supreme Court disqualifying MPs and MLAs on being convicted and debarring arrested people from contesting polls have been filed in the apex court.

Persons in custody cannot contest polls in legislative bodies: Supreme Court
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Persons in custody cannot contest polls in legislative bodies: Supreme Court

In another pathbreaking verdict to prevent criminal elements from entering Parliament and state assemblies, the apex court ruled that only an "elector" can contest the polls and he/she ceases the right to cast vote due to confinement in prison or being in custody of police.

SC landmark judgement: Convicted MPs, MLAs must go
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SC landmark judgement: Convicted MPs, MLAs must go

In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Wednesday has termed as ultra vires a section of Representation of the People Act that allows a convicted lawmaker to remain in office till pendency of cases against him.

Elections can't be fair with parties promising freebies in manifestos: SC
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Elections can't be fair with parties promising freebies in manifestos: SC

The bench, however, concluded that the promises in an manifesto under the present law cannot be declared corrupt practice but has asked the Election Commission to act on it.

Political parties shouldn't promise freebies, rules SC
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Political parties shouldn't promise freebies, rules SC

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Election Commission to frame guidelines to restrain political parties from promising freebies to voters in their election manifestos.