ELECTION COMMISSION

  • Delhi elections: Over 110 FIRs lodged against political parties for violating model code 5 days ago

    New Delhi: As many as 111 FIRs have so far been registered against different political parties for violating the model code of conduct in the run up to Delhi Assembly elections. According to the office of Delhi Chief Electoral Officer, out of 111 FIRs, 48 have been lodged against Aam...
  • EC issues notice to Arvind Kejriwal for instigating public to take bribes from BJP, Congress 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Election Commission on Tuesday issued notice to AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal for instigating public to take bribes from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress. The notice was sent on a complaint from Congress Legal Department Secretary KC Mittal alleging deliberately and intentionally instigaing the public during a public...
  • Delhi elections: EC asks CEO to take measures for differently abled to cast vote 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday asked the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer to put in place a variety of measures to ensure that differently abled voters do not face problems while casting their ballot in the Assembly polls here on February 7. In a letter to CEO Delhi Chandra...
  • Arvind Kejriwal slapped with show cause notice by EC on BJP complaint January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday issued a showcause notice to Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal for "prima facie" violating the Model Code of Conduct with his remarks alleging that BJP is trying to incite communal violence in the capital city. The EC gave the former Delhi Chief Minister...
  • Delhi elections: I-T Department launches black money complaint centre January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department has set up a toll-free control room for the general public to alert it about any suspicious movement of "large sums of cash" in the national capital in the run up to the Assembly polls. The investigation wing of the department has set up...
  • No regrets for refusing to allow PM Modi's rally in Varanasi during LS polls: VS Sampath January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Outgoing Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath has no regrets about the decision to go by the district authorities in the high-profile Varanasi constituency where a BJP rally of Narendra Modi was refused during the Lok Sabha polls last year. "The question of avoiding does not arise. Election is an...
  • Delhi BJP chief slaps legal notice on Arvind Kejriwal January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay on Thursday slapped a legal notice on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and approached the Election Commission, accusing him of making "baseless" allegation that he had a nexus with power distribution company BSES. In the legal notice, Upadhyay asked the AAP leader to provide proof...
  • Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath retires on Thursday January 15, 2015

    Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath retired on Thursday. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Marya Shakil , he said its not necessary for retired people to seek constitutional posts to do public service. ...
  • HS Brahma appointed new Chief Election Commissioner; will assume charge on Friday January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has appointed HS Brahma as the next Chief Election Commissioner in place of VS Sampath who demits office on Thursday. The appointment of Brahma has been made keeping with the convention of elevating the senior-most Election Commissioner as the CEC, a recommendation the Law Ministry had made...
  • HS Brahma may be the next Chief Election Commissioner January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Government may be all set to appoint Election Commissioner HS Brahma as the next Chief Election Commissioner in place of VS Sampath who demits office on Thursday. If Brahma is elevated, then it will be in keeping with the convention of elevating the senior-most Election Commissioner as the...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 12, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Mission Delhi: Can Kejriwal stop Modi juggernaut? January 12, 2015

    It is now 'muffler man' Arvind Kejriwal versus 'magic man' Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital Delhi. Both have already sounded the poll bugle. The 49-day chief minister of Delhi, Kejriwal has been relentlessly campaigning for his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for over two months. PM Modi sounded...
  • Mission Delhi: Who will win the battle? January 12, 2015

    Delhi will vote for a new Assembly in a single phase on February 7 while counting will take place on February 10. President's Rule in Delhi ends on February 15 and the Election Commission said the new Assembly will be constituted before that date. ...
  • Election officials gear up: Panels formed for Delhi polls January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: With the declaration of the date for Assembly polls in Delhi, the Model Code of Conduct on Monday came into force even as election officials set up various committees to look into issues related to the upcoming exercise. The polls, which is being touted as a direct contest between...
  • AAP, BJP, Congress confident of getting a majority in Delhi elections January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Major political parties in the capital including BJP, Aam Aadmi Party and Congress exuded confidence of getting a "majority" in the Delhi Assembly elections, the date of which was announced by Election Commission on Monday. The EC announced the much-awaited Delhi Assembly polls schedule, according to which voting...
  • EC issues stern warning over hate speeches January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Warning political leaders against making hate speeches, the Election Commission on Monday said there will be strict and "ruthless" enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct during Delhi polls and it will have zero tolerance against such occurrences. "Any statement made before the Model Code is one thing. Any...
  • Political parties welcome announcement on Delhi poll dates: Who said what January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: All major parties welcomed the announcement of dates for Delhi Assembly elections and claimed they are ready for the battle. Delhi will vote in a single phase on February 7 and counting will take place three days later on February 10, according to the schedule announced by Chief...
  • EC announces dates for by-elections in WB, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and AP January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Monday announced the dates for by-elections to fill vacancies in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies of West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The by-elections will take place on February 13 and the counting of votes will take...
  • EC announces Delhi Assembly election dates; voting on February 7, counting on February 10 January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi will vote for a new Assembly in a single phase on February 7 while counting will take place on February 10. President's Rule in Delhi ends on February 15 and the Election Commission said the new Assembly will be constituted before that date. The date of notification is...
  • Live: Delhi Assembly election on February 7, counting on 10, says EC January 12, 2015

    The Election Commission will announce the schedule for elections to the Delhi Assembly on Monday. Polls were necessitated in the national capital as the term of President's Rule was due to expire in February. The AAP formed the government with the outside of the Congress in December 2013 but served...
  • Accept EC's recommendation to extend voting rights to NRIs: Centre to SC January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that the Election Commission's (EC) recommendation to extend voting rights to NRIs through postal ballots have been accepted in letter and spirit. Taking note of the submissions, a bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and AK Sikri asked the Centre...
  • EC to announce dates for Delhi Assembly elections at 4:30 PM today January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission will announce dates for Delhi Assembly elections at 4:30 PM on Monday at a press conference after the meeting over the preparations for the polls. The one-day election to the 70-member Assembly is likely to be held in mid-February. The schedule for the election, sources said,...
  • EC likely to announce dates for Delhi Assembly elections today January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission will meet on Monday to discuss preparations for the Delhi Assembly elections and the date for the one-day election to the 70-member Assembly is likely to be announced today. The elections are expected to be held in mid-February. The schedule for the election, sources said, will...
  • Over 1.2 lakh duplications found in Delhi electoral rolls: EC January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Over 1.2 lakh duplications have been detected in the electoral rolls of Delhi, the Election Commission said on Sunday while asserting that a variety of steps have been taken to prevent bogus voting in upcoming assembly polls. The EC's response came on complaints by Aam Aadmi Party and...
  • AAP's Kejriwal withdraws application for change of address in voter card January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has reportedly withdrawn an application for transfer of address in voter identity card after an NGO approached the Election Commission, saying he is a resident of Ghaziabad and his request should not be entertained. Status of Kejriwal's application (no: 467402) for transfer of...
  • Election Commission to discuss on Friday preparations for Delhi elections January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: In the run up to the Delhi Assembly election expected to be held in mid-February, a meeting of the 'full' Election Commission will be held on Friday to discuss the preparations for the electoral exercise. "Yes, the full Commission is meeting tomorrow as it meets on every Tuesday and...
  • AAP alleges anomalies in Delhi voters list January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday approached the Election Commission seeking removal of anamolies in the voters list of Delhi and said free and fair polls will not be possible if such discrepancies exist. Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who met the Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath and also...
  • Around 1.72 lakh first time voters for Delhi polls January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Around 1.72 lakh first time voters in the age group of 18 to 19 will be able to exercise their franchise in the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls. As per the electoral roll published today, the total number of voters in the city have been estimated at 1,30,85,251 out...
  • Assembly polls in Delhi likely to be held by mid-February January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Assembly elections in Delhi, where the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are raring for another face off, are likely to be held by the middle of February. Authoritative sources in the Election Commission said the announcement for the one-day poll...
  • Election Commission holds review meeting on Delhi Assembly poll preparedness December 24, 2014

    New Delhi The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday held a meeting to review poll preparedness of all agencies, including the police department, for smooth conduct of Assembly polls in Delhi. The meeting, held at the EC headquarters here, was chaired by Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi with the CEO and other...