Elections Commission

  • PIL seeking suo motu police FIR registration against Pal filed 02-07-2014 06:04 PM

    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,...
  • EC to publish Uttarakhand panchayat polls results online 26-06-2014 11:44 PM

    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...
  • EC observers find BJP MP Ninama's election expenditure incorrect, MP denies 26-06-2014 11:12 PM

    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...
  • Mayoral polls: Nearly 18 per cent voting recorded 24-06-2014 12:17 AM

    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...
  • EC conducts final hearing in Chavan 'paid news' case 16-06-2014 08:37 PM

    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 13-06-2014 08:18 PM

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMK blames EC, AIADMK's malpractices for defeat 02-06-2014 02:42 PM

    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...
  • BSP will not contest bye-elections on 12 seats in UP: Mayawati 30-05-2014 09:01 PM

    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...
  • Ashok Chavan paid news case: EC frames five-point charges 30-05-2014 08:35 PM

    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...
  • Prime Minister Modi's wife Jashodaben given police protection 30-05-2014 07:14 PM

    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 29-05-2014 11:48 PM

    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...
  • EC to frame charges against Ashok Chavan next week 23-05-2014 07:25 PM

    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...
  • Against ward-wise counting of votes: EC tells SC 21-05-2014 02:53 PM

    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...
  • Model Code of Conduct ends 19-05-2014 05:10 PM

    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 18-05-2014 01:14 PM

    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...
  • Verdict 2014: Raje's Mission-25 accomplished, BJP raises its vote share by 19% 17-05-2014 10:20 AM

    Achieving its Mission-25, BJP not only swept 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state but also raised its poll percentage by 19.04percent 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...
  • BJP leads in 17 seats while RJD leads in 5 seats in Bihar 16-05-2014 11:34 AM

    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,...
  • Lok Sabha election counting: 55.13 crore votes to decide the fate of 8,202 candidates 16-05-2014 05:53 AM

    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 15-05-2014 10:56 PM

    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...
  • Modi wave sweeps Madhya Pradesh, BJP gets 27 of 29 seats 15-05-2014 09:32 PM

    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...
  • Counting of votes on Friday, first trends by 9:30 am 15-05-2014 08:54 PM

    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...
  • Rahul Gandhi denies he violated model code of conduct 15-05-2014 06:37 PM

    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...
  • EC has no data on status of poll code violation cases of last three LS polls 15-05-2014 06:27 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: Repolling in 8 Gurgaon polling stations today 15-05-2014 09:07 AM

    Gurgaon: Repolling is underway at eight polling stations of the Gurgaon parliamentary constituency. The polling stations include one station each of Sohna and Punhana Assembly segments and three each of Nuh and Ferozpur-Jhirka in Mewat district. The Election Commission announced the decision of repolling after taking cognisance of complaints and...
  • Union Minister asks EC to take steps to check violence on Friday 14-05-2014 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: Union minister AH Khan Chowdhury on Wednesday expressed fears of violence in West Bengal by Trinamool Congress (TMC) during counting of votes on Friday and asked the Election Commission to take preventive measures. In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath, he referred to the violent incidents...
  • Repoll recommended at five polling stations in Bihar 14-05-2014 09:21 AM

    Election officials on Tuesday recommended repoll at five polling stations of Bihar's Vaishali parliamentary constituency, which went into polls in the sixth and final phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 12. Four of the polling stations are in the Kanti Assembly segment, while another is in the Baruraj assembly...
  • LS polls: EC's curbs on candidates in vote counting centres 13-05-2014 11:55 PM

    New Delhi: A candidate with more than one securityman in toe cannot enter the vote counting centre on May 16, the day Lok Sabha elections will be declared. But a candidate enjoying SPG cover can enter the counting centre with just one securityman who is free to carry a concealed...
  • LS polls: EC orders repoll on 8 polling stations in Gurgaon 13-05-2014 06:45 PM

    Chandigarh: The Election Commission on Tuesday ordered repoll on eight polling stations falling under four different Assembly segments in the Gurgaon Parliamentary constituency. Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Walgad said that polling at these stations would be held on May 15 from 7 am to 6 pm. Walgad said the...
  • Government spent Rs 3,426 crore on LS polls to make it costliest ever 13-05-2014 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: This was the most expensive Lok Sabha elections entailing a cost of Rs 3,426 crore to the national exchequer, a substantial jump of 131 per cent over the expenses incurred in 2009. In the last Lok Sabha polls five years ago, the cost to the exchequer was Rs...
  • Paid news: EC official says will disqualify Chavan if he's guilty 13-05-2014 02:23 PM

    Jatin Desai, a member of the Maharashtra Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (an Election Commission body) has said that former CM Ashok Chavan will be disqualified if found guilty in the paid news case. "It is a clear cut case of paid news. In his election expenditure, total advertisement has...