Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on 14 February, 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. He will demit office on 14 May, 2022.
Mamata Banerjee injured: TMC, BJP leaders meet EC separately over 'attack'; Bengal CM discharged from hospital
Additionally, a delegation of the BJP, which included Union minister Piyush Goyal and party general secretary Bhupender Yadav, also met the EC in Delhi and demanded an independent inquiry into the incident
Assembly Elections 2021: No postal ballot facility for overseas Indian voters in upcoming polls, says EC
CEC Sunil Arora said that a broad spectrum meeting of all stakeholders on extending the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPSB) facility to overseas voters in future elections could take place within a month
Delhi Assembly election: Protest sites like Shaheen Bagh ‘under watch’ ahead of polling day to ensure voters, personnel face no obstruction, observers tell EC
Protest sites in Delhi are 'under watch' to ensure that the polling personnel or voters face no obstruction on 8 February, which is when the polling is scheduled to take place, observers deployed told the Election Commission on Monday.
Delhi Assembly election: ED issues notice to BJP’s Arun Singh over print ad against Congress, asks for response before 31 Jan
The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to BJP national general secretary Arun Singh for prima facie violating a provision of the Model Code of Conduct relating to making unverified allegations against rival parties and candidates. The Commission has asked him to respond to the notice before noon of 31 January.
EC freezes Kerala Congress (Mani)’s ‘two leaves’ symbol amid dispute between two factions of party ahead of local body polls
The Election Commission has temporarily frozen the 'two leaves' symbol of the Kerala Congress (Mani) as it is inquiring into the dispute between two factions claiming ownership of the party, a senior EC official said on Thursday.
Ashok Lavasa may be guilty but timing and nature of probe likely to threaten the very edifice of Election Commission
A confidential letter to 11 Public Sector Undertakings from the government to look into an any exercise of 'undue influence' by Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa during his tenure in the Power Ministry from 2009 to 2013 brings back focus on the official, whose family has been under the scanner of various government agencies
Tamil Nadu Assembly bypolls on 21 Oct: Congress fields Ruby Manoharan from Nanguneri seat after Sonia Gandhi approves candidature
Apart from Nanguneri, Vikravandi constituency will also go to polls bypolls in October. The Assembly election for both the two seats — Vikravandi and Nanguneri – are scheduled to be conducted on 21 October. The counting of votes will be on 24 October.
Maharashtra, Haryana election 2019: Farmer suicides, corruption, joblessness to be top Congress agenda in upcoming Assembly polls
The Congress on Saturday said it will raise suicides by farmers and "pro-people" issues such as corruption and loss of jobs in the Assembly polls next month, that the governments in Maharashtra and Haryana are trying to deflect.
EC announces Assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra on 21 Oct; Amit Shah asks electorate to vote for 'strong govt'
The Election Commission on Saturday announced that the voting will take place for Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections on 21 October, while counting of votes will be held on 24 October
Ex-CEC SY Quraishi slams media for 'biased' reportage of Lok Sabha election, says only Opposition leaders were questioned over failures
Former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi on Monday took a critical view of the media's role during the recently held Lok Sabha elections, alleging that instead of 'asking tough questions to leaders of the day', it was "only questioning" the Opposition parties.
At a conceptual level, there is nothing wrong with Ashok Lavasa’s demand for making dissenting notes public.
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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
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.
CEC Sunil Arora reacts to reports of Ashok Lavasa’s recusal from EC meetings on MCC violations; calls controversy ‘unsavoury, avoidable’
Chief EC Sunil Arora on Saturday described as 'unsavory' and 'avoidable' reports that fellow commissioner Ashok Lavasa has decided to recuse himself from meetings related to model code violations till he is not allowed to record his dissent
YSR Congress writes to Election Commission raising concerns about violence planned by ruling TDP during counting
YSR Congress has written to the Election Commission highlighting the party's apprehensions about violence planned during the counting of votes and requesting special measures.