Electoral bonds: Supreme Court seeks response from Centre, Election Commission in 2 weeks on plea seeking stay on scheme
The Supreme Court on Monday sought response of the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea seeking a stay on the electoral bond scheme meant for funding political parties.
Election Commission writes to law ministry, seeks legal powers to collect Aadhaar numbers for cleaning up voters' list
In a letter to the law ministry, the Election Commission has proposed that provisions of the Representation of the People Act be amended to allow the poll panel to seek Aadhaar numbers of those applying to be voters and those who are already part of voters list.
Union Cabinet approves amendments in UAPA and NIA acts giving more teeth to agency in probing terror cases
The Union Cabinet is learnt to have approved a proposal to amend two laws to give more teeth to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in probing terror cases in India and abroad
EC pulls up three media houses for displaying exit poll results, demands to know why no action should be taken for RPA violation
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has received complaints against three media houses with respect to displaying poll surveys, predicting results of the Lok Sabha election, the poll body said in a statement on Tuesday.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Representation of the People Act, 1951 serves as backbone of the Indian electoral system
Polling is already completed in more than half of the seats. The Lok Sabha election which began on 11 April will end on 19 May after polling in seven phases. The votes will be counted on 23 May and results will be announced thereafter.
Lok Sabha election: Representation of the People Act lays down rules to register voters, also key in deciding seats for Lower House, Assemblies
Conducting polls in an ethnically and geographically diverse country like India is a herculean task, requiring extensive preparations.
BJP leader approaches Supreme Court seeking to declare misquoting judicial orders a corrupt practice
The plea in the Supreme Court also sought a direction that the Election Commission of India should have power to refer complaints against candidates for seeking vote on the basis of religion to appropriate investigation agencies.
Hardik Patel disqualified from contesting LS polls: A look at roles judiciary, electoral law and Rahul Gandhi played
On 12 March, Patidar leader Hardik Patel joined the Congress in the presence of its president Rahul Gandhi and was all set for his electoral debut
Rajasthan BJP minister Dhan Singh Rawat booked for seeking 'Hindu votes' after campaign video goes viral on social media
At the public meeting in Banswara district on Saturday, the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator had claimed that his party was a "protector" of the "sanatan sanskriti" (traditional culture)' of India and termed the Congress a "party of Muslims".
Filing false election affidavit 'corrupt practice', but can't direct Parliament to frame law: Supreme Court
Supreme Court bench was hearing a petition filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking a direction to the Centre to take appropriate steps to make false declaration before the EC and Chief Electoral Officer an electoral offence
The commission would recommend amendments to the Constitution and the Representation of the People Act to ensure simultaneous polls.
The court was hearing Kejriwal' plea challenging the EC's 29 January order in which it had directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Goa to lodge an FIR against Kejriwal for his remarks about bribes made at poll rallies in the state on January 7-8 last year.
The Madhya Pradesh unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) demanded the Election Commission disqualify 116 BJP MLAs in the state for holding offices of profit, an allegation dismissed by the ruling party
The EC accepted that Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act does not take into account the revolution in communication technologies.
Supreme Court sought to know whether it can hear a PIL seeking a direction to Centre for ensuring compulsory voting in polls when the issue squarely fell within the domain of the legislature
The government of India has approved a proposal allowing NRIs to vote for their preferred candidates via e-postal ballots without requiring them to be physically present in their constituencies on polling day
BJP seeks cancellation of Naveen Patnaik's Assembly membership for allegedly misusing govt machinery
Opposition BJP approached the Election Commission of India with a request to cancel Naveen Patnaik's Assembly membership for allegedly misusing government machinery.
SC to hear Narottam Mishra's plea to vote in presidential election; minister was earlier disqualified by EC
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to give an urgent hearing to a plea of MP minister Narottam Mishra who was recently disqualified by the Election Commission.
Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking to declare as illegal certain sections of the Representation of People Act which disqualify candidates
Nasim Zaidi bats for cleaner polls: CEC says disqualify candidates charged with election malpractices, heinous crimes
The Election Commission wants disqualification of candidates facing charges of heinous crimes and bribing voters in a bid to cleanse the system