Election Commission

  • CEC meets political parties in Jharkhand ahead of polls 4 days ago

    The BJP on Monday raised its apprehensions of a large number of Bangladeshi infiltrators getting into voter's list and urged the Election Commission to take cognisance of the matter before the upcoming assembly elections in Jharkhand. Representing the party in the scheduled meeting with the ECI team headed by CEC VS...
  • Voters may enroll until last date of filing nominations: EC July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 19.31 lakh applications have been registered so far as part of the ongoing summary revision of electoral rolls in Maharashtra and voters would have the opportunity to enroll themselves until the last date of filing of nomination papers, the Election Commission of India said on Tuesday. The...
  • Maharashtra Assembly Polls: EC to review preparedness July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the Election Commission of India has decided to send a team to the state to review the preparedness. The team is scheduled to meet top officials of the state administration on Tuesday. The assembly elections are due in October this year. ...
  • Paid news: Have done no wrong, will respond to EC notice, says Ashok Chavan July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has claimed that the Election Commission has not found him guilty of paid news. Defending himself, he said that he will respond to the EC notice. "I have done no wrong, the EC has categorically ruled out the paid news controversy, please refer...
  • Election Commission cautions media on 'paid news' July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday cautioned the media on the issue of 'paid news' by asking it to show "greater responsibility" with suitable disclaimers, particularly during election time. "The minimum that is expected of ethical journalism is that the reader is cautioned by suitable disclaimers while such articles are...
  • EC to visit Maharashtra on Monday for Assembly polls preparation July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Setting the ball rolling for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the full panel of the Election Commission (EC) will visit the state on Monday. The Election Commission team, led by Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath and Election Commissioners HS Brahma and S NA Zaidi, will meet top officials...
  • EC rejects Ashok Chavan's explanation in paid news case July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In fresh trouble for former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Election Commission on Sunday rejected his explanation in the paid news case and asked him to submit his representation within 20 days. slapped a show cause notice on him for failing to lodge his election expenses as per...
  • PIL seeking suo motu police FIR registration against Pal filed July 2, 2014

    Kolkata: A PIL was filed before the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday seeking suo motu registration of FIR by the West Bengal Police and penal action against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal who is in the eye of a storm over his derogatory comments against women. Samit Sanyal, a lawyer, filed...
  • EC to publish Uttarakhand panchayat polls results online June 26, 2014

    For the first time, Uttarakhand panchayat poll results will be available on the internet and mobile phones. With the help of National Informatics Centre, the Election Commission will for the first time display the panchayat poll results on the internet and mobile, State Election Commissioner Subardhan said while reviewing preparations for...
  • EC observers find BJP MP Ninama's election expenditure incorrect, MP denies June 26, 2014

    Expenditure observers of the Election Commission claimed to have found that the affidavit filed by BJP MP Manshankar Ninama from Banswara with regard to his election expenditure incorrect and the expenditure exceeded the limits but the lawmaker rejected the claim. The observers in their report claimed "the candidate has not maintained...
  • Mayoral polls: Nearly 18 per cent voting recorded June 24, 2014

    A mere 17.72 per cent voting was recorded in Ranchi Mayoral polls on Monday, a sharp decline from the scrapped April 8 polls last year.  The counting will be taken up on June 27, State Election Commission (SEC) sources said here. In all, 14 candidates were in the fray, including Rama...
  • EC conducts final hearing in Chavan 'paid news' case June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Election Commission today conducted the final hearing in the case of alleged "paid news" and furnishing of "incorrect" election accounts against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan. The full bench of the EC comprising Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V S Sampath and Election Commissioners H S Brahma and...
  • Election Commission announces AP Rajya Sabha bypoll on July 3 June 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Election Commission announced on Friday that the bypoll to the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh to fill a vacancy caused by the death of N Janardhana Reddy would be held on July 3. The term of Reddy, who passed away on May 9, was scheduled to end on June...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMK blames EC, AIADMK's malpractices for defeat June 2, 2014

    Chennai: DMK on Monday alleged that use of money, muscle power and misuse of official machinery by the ruling AIADMK were responsible for the party's worst-ever performance in the recent Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, where it drew a blank. A brainstorming session of the party's high level working committee...
  • BSP will not contest bye-elections on 12 seats in UP: Mayawati May 30, 2014

    BSP will not contest bye-elections on 12 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh and instead prepare for mid-term polls as the Akhilesh Yadav government "might fall within a year", party supremo Mayawati said on Friday. "We will do preparations for Assembly polls. There is a possibility that this (SP) government may fall...
  • Ashok Chavan paid news case: EC frames five-point charges May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday framed five specific charges against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the alleged 'paid news' case and furnishing of 'incorrect' election accounts case against him. The EC, after framing the charges, also asked the complainants in the case to furnish all their...
  • Prime Minister Modi's wife Jashodaben given police protection June 14, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben, who lives in Brahmanwada village of Unjha town of Mehsana district, has been given round-the-clock police protection by the Mehasana police. Since Thursday, five policemen of Mehsana police headquarters were deployed outside her house. "Based on orders given to us by our superiors,...
  • EC withdraws decision to hold bypoll to Jharkhand RS seat May 29, 2014

    The Election Commission on Thursday withdrew its decision to hold bypoll to a Rajya Sabha seat in Jharkhand which fell vacant following the resignation of a TMC member after it was brought to its notice that a petition against the election is pending in the High Court. "It has been brought...
  • EC to frame charges against Ashok Chavan next week May 23, 2014

    The Election Commission on Friday decided to frame charges against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan and begin a regular hearing from May 30 in the alleged 'paid news' and furnishing of 'incorrect' election accounts case against him. A team of lawyers of Chavan, who recently won the Lok Sabha polls...
  • Against ward-wise counting of votes: EC tells SC May 21, 2014

    Election Commission on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it is against ward-wise declaration of vote count in election as is currently done and has asked the Centre to introduce cluster counting to protect right to privacy attached to voting. The EC informed a bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra that...
  • Model Code of Conduct ends May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After being in force for over two months, the Model Code of Conduct has ended during which the Election Commission took several major decisions, including giving the nod to the government to appoint the next Navy and Army chiefs and asking it to defer notifying doubling of prices...
  • EC website recorded 45 crore hits on counting day May 18, 2014

    Unlike in 2009 when it crashed within minutes, it was a smooth operation this time when the Election Commission website recorded 45 crore hits on the morning of the vote count on Friday, making it the highest number of hits on any Indian website ever in a single day. Unable to...
  • Verdict 2014: Raje's Mission-25 accomplished, BJP raises its vote share by 19% May 17, 2014

    Achieving its Mission-25,  BJP not only swept 25 Lok  Sabha seats in the state but also raised its poll percentage by 19.04 percent over the 2009 general elections, according to Election Commission statistics. BJP this time secured 55.614 per cent of the votes as against 36.57 percent in 2009. The voter turnout...
  • BJP leads in 17 seats while RJD leads in 5 seats in Bihar May 16, 2014

    BJP is leading in 17 seats while Lalu Prasad's RJD is leading in 5 seats in the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. LJP and JD(U) were leading in 2 seats each while Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), an ally of BJP, in one seat. In the high-profile Saran seat, Lalu Prasad's...
  • Lok Sabha election counting: 55.13 crore votes to decide the fate of 8,202 candidates May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: In a couple of hours counting for Lok Sabha elections in all the 543 seats will begin which will decide the fate 8,202 candidates. Election Commission officials will start the counting process across India at 989 centres at 8 AM with postal ballots being taken first and at...
  • LS polls counting: Congress nowhere in Uttarakhand as BJP bags all the 5 seats May 16, 2014

    Election Commission of India is gearing up for the counting day on Friday. Security will be tight across the state as counting for the 5 seats begins at 8 am. ALSO READ: 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Key contests in Uttarakhand Votes polled in the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections will be counted on Friday...
  • Modi wave sweeps Madhya Pradesh, BJP gets 27 of 29 seats May 16, 2014

    Election Commission of India is gearing up for the counting day on Friday. Security will be tight at 51 counting centres across the state as counting for the 29 seats begins at 8 am. Elaborate arrangements have been made for counting of votes for the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya...
  • Counting of votes on Friday, first trends by 9:30 am May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Counting of votes, the grand finale in the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections, will be taken up on Friday across the country and final results will be available by 4 pm. The Election Commission said the counting exercise to be held at 989 counting centres is likely to be completed...
  • Rahul Gandhi denies he violated model code of conduct May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is understood to have denied violation of the model code of conduct in his reply to the Election Commission's show cause notice for his reported remarks that if the BJP comes to power, 22,000 people will be killed in violence. Rahul is learnt to...
  • EC has no data on status of poll code violation cases of last three LS polls May 15, 2014

    The Election Commission of India (ECI) has no data or records on 'status' of various cases pertaining to violations of the model code of conduct in last three Lok Sabha elections, an RTI query has revealed. City-based activist Anil Galgali had filed an RTI query in this regard. He also sought...