Chief Election Commissioner

  • MP Congress accuses BJP of cash distribution, moves CEC 05-04-2014 04:01 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress today filed a complaint with Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath, alleging that the ruling BJP was distributing cash through an NGO in the Bhind Lok Sabha constituency in the state. Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Satyadev Katare, also submitted some documents to...
  • We cannot ban opinion polls: Chief Election Commissioner 30-03-2014 08:09 PM

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath said on Sunday said the Election Commission cannot ban opinion polls as parliament has already framed a law. "Parliament has framed a law and the exit poll has been under it. But there is no prohibition on opinion poll so we cannot ban it,"...
  • CEC holds review meeting with representatives of political parties 21-03-2014 12:02 AM

    Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampat held a review meeting with representatives of different political parties in Lucknow on Thursday. Sampat along with other members of the commission arrived here today on a two-day visit to review preparations for the Lok Sabha elections, according to an official release. On the...
  • False affidavits: CEC asks Law Ministry to take preventive measures 04-01-2014 06:41 PM

    Expressing concern over the practice of candidates furnishing incorrect details in affidavits before polls, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Saturday said that he has written to Law ministry for more preventive provisions. "As part of electoral reforms, we have already recommended to the law ministry an imprisonment of up...
  • Delhi BJP files complaint against Aam Admi Party 04-09-2013 08:02 PM

    The Delhi state BJP has filed a complaint against the Aam Admi Party (AAP) with the Chief Election Commissioner for misusing the party's lotus election symbol, a BJP leader said on Wednesday. The BJP has alleged that the AAP, which is planning to contest the Delhi Assembly elections, is demeaning...
  • CEC on 2-day visit to Bhopal to review state poll preparations 21-08-2013 02:02 PM

    Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampat and Election Commissioners -H S Brahma and Dr Naseem Zaidi - would pay a two-day visit to the city from August 26 in connection with the ongoing preparations for the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections. During the visit, the three would hold discussions with administration...
  • Pakistan Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim resigns 31-07-2013 05:31 PM

    Fakhruddin G Ebrahim, ChiefElection Commissioner of Pakistan, resigned on Wednesday a day afteroverseeing the election of the new President. In his resignation letter addressed to President Asif AliZardari, Ebrahim said that he has done his job to holdelections and it was time for the new Parliament to appointhis successor, so...
  • Team Anna's conduct will be monitored: Quraishi 25-12-2011 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: Team Anna's conduct will be monitored during the assembly elections in five states, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said on Sunday, adding that its campaign against a 'particular party' could become an issue of propriety. "They (Team Anna) will be monitored like everybody else," Quraishi said. "So far...
  • Quraishi rules out 'impractical' right to recall 11-11-2011 11:24 PM

    Kolkata: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Friday ruled out social activist Anna Hazare's demand for right to recall saying this was not practical in a country like India. "We have made it clear that right to recall is not a very practical idea for India. If a representative is...
  • Anna's electoral reforms impractical: CEC 16-10-2011 07:37 AM

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare faced some more opposition as his proposed electoral reforms got a thumbs down from Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi who called them impractical. Speaking exclusively to Karan Thapar, Quraishi said it isn't possible in India. SY Quraishi: Right to recall means about 5 lakh...
  • EC dismisses charge of being biased 11-04-2011 03:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday dismissed the charge of bias in its actions and made it clear that steps for the conduct of fair and free polls are "not directed against anyone". "It is totally unwarranted. All decisions at the Commission are taken unanimously," Chief Election Commissioner SY...
  • Central forces not to camp at schools: CEC 23-03-2011 11:08 AM

    Kolkata: Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi on Thursday said that central and other paramilitary forces would not be allowed to camp inside schools where booths would be set up for the upcoming polls in West Bengal. "The central and other paramilitary forces will not be allowed to camp inside...
  • Chennai: EC to review poll preparations 12-03-2011 05:31 PM

    New Delhi: With just a week left for the poll process to begin, the full Election Commission will be travelling to Chennai on Sunday to review the preparations for the April 13 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu. Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi and other two Election Commissioners V S...
  • Election Commission visits Bihar ahead of polls 13-10-2010 11:58 AM

    New Delhi: The full Election Commission (EC) visited Bihar on Tuesday to review the poll preparations in the state which will witness six-phased Assembly polls from October 21. Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi and Election Commissioners V S Sampath and H S Brahma will be in the state for...
  • Mandatory voting an 'impossible task': CEC 25-01-2010 10:47 PM

    Gujarat CM Narendra Modi had called for making voting in local body polls compulsory. ...