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...
  • Any indiscipline by AAP, BJP will not be tolerated: EC HS Brahma 06-03-2014 04:46 PM

    Election Commissioner HS Brahma talking exclusively to CNN-IBN has said the kind of indiscipline displayed by the AAP and the BJP on the streets of Delhi will not be tolerated. "EC will be issuing instructions to electoral officers on field in 35 states that issue of law and order be...
  • EC hints at 6-phase Lok Sabha polls, dates by Feb end or early March 13-01-2014 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has said that Lok Sabha elections will be held in five or six phases and the dates will most probably be announced in the last week of February or early March, "We will announce the election dates in the end of February like we did...
  • 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...
  • Election Commissioner VS Sampath signs MoU with Yemen 24-12-2013 03:44 PM

    India has offered its expertise to Yemen in election management and electoral roll preparations. An MoU in this regard was signed between the two nations during a visit by India's Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath to Yemen. He is currently on a visit to the country at the invitation...
  • 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...
  • AP: 88 per cent voting in second phase of panchayat elections 27-07-2013 10:30 PM

    Hyderabad: The ruling Congress recovered a bit in the second phase of elections to gram panchayats in Andhra Pradesh by securing a lead in 10 districts while main opposition Telugu Desam continued its good run emerging on top in nine districts as per the trends available this evening. Trouble, however,...
  • Efforts will be made to ensure free, fair polls in K'taka: CEC 09-04-2013 07:52 PM

    Bangalore: All efforts will be made to ensure free and fair Assembly polls in Karnataka, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said on Tuesday after reviewing arrangements with the state administration. On the suggestion of political parties and in view of the severe hot conditions, the EC has decided to advance...
  • EC to review poll arrangements in Karnataka 08-04-2013 08:37 AM

    Bangalore: Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath will visit Bangalore on Monday to assess the city's poll preparedness for the May 5 Assembly elections. Sampath along with Election Commissioners HS Brahma and SNA Zaidi will hold a meeting with representatives of all political parties on Monday and hear their grievances. They...
  • 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...
  • Flying squads in Puducherry to be increased 16-03-2011 02:42 PM

    Puducherry: In a bid to curb malpractices ahead of the April 13 polls in Puducherry, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Qureshi on Tuesday said the number of flying squads in the Union Territory would be increased to 30 from ten. Talking to reporters after meeting political party leaders and officials,...
  • 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...
  • Imprisoned Fonseka now loses parliamentary seat 07-10-2010 05:07 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka's brief stint as an MP has come to a sudden end in the wake of his 30-month imprisonment for corruption in defence deals, amid reports that the President may consider pardoning him if a plea is made personally by him or a...
  • Brahma is new Election Commissioner 25-08-2010 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: Former bureaucrat Harishankar Brahma has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner. His appointment comes after the elevation of S.Y. Quraishi as the commission's head. Brahma (60) is a1975 batch IAS officer from Andhra Pradesh cadre. Brahma, who is a former Union power secretary, hails from Assam. "The...
  • 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. ...