Elections Commission

  • Karnataka bypolls: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins from Bellary Rural seat 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins Bellary Rural bypoll by a margin of 33104 votes. Congress is leading in Chikkodi-Sadalaga with 13360 votes. BJP is leading in Shikaripura. Counting of votes for the August 21 by-election to three Assembly seats from Karnataka begins today with the outcome being a test...
  • Bihar eagerly waits Assembly by-poll results 4 days ago

    Patna: The stage is all set for the results to assembly by-election on 10 seats on Monday, touted by political pundits as 'semi-final' before the full-fledged assembly elections scheduled next year. The counting centres are ready, and all eyes will be on them to know not only about the fate...
  • Karnataka bypolls results on Monday: Congress, BJP keep fingers crossed 4 days ago

    Bangalore: Counting of votes for the August 21 by-election to three Assembly seats from Karnataka will be held tomorrow with the outcome being a test of popularity and prestige for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP Vice-President BS Yeddyurappa. Both the ruling Congress and BJP fought a hard battle in the...
  • Supreme Court notice to Centre, EC on Congress plea on foreign funding 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Centre and Election Commission on Congress Party's plea challenging Delhi High Court's verdict holding it along with BJP prima facie guilty of violating the foreign funding law by receiving donations from UK-based Vedanta Resources' subsidiaries. Agreeing to hear Congress Party's appeal,...
  • Bihar Legislative Council bypolls to be held on September 11 August 20, 2014

    By-election to two Bihar Legislative Council seats, which fell vacant following the resignation of sitting members, will be held on September 11, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday. The Siwan Local Authority Constituency seat fell vacant following resignation of Manoj Kumar Singh, while a general seat fell vacant after sitting MLC...
  • Re-frame guidelines to review weapons licences during polls: HC August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to re-frame the guidelines in keeping with a directive of the Election Commission to individually review cases of licence holders of weapons during elections. Pointing out to an anomaly in the guidelines issued by the Home department on August 17, 2009,...
  • BJP requests EC to remove Madhubani SP from poll duty August 13, 2014

    A BJP delegation on Wednesday petitioned the Election Commission (EC) to take away Madhubani Superintendent of Police Mohammad Rahman from election duty. The delegation led by BJP state Vice-President and MLA Usha Vidyarthi, as well as state General Secretary Sanjeev Chaurasia met Bihar Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak and...
  • Narendra Modi gets clean chit from Gujarat Police in poll code violation case August 8, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Giving a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat police on Friday filed a closure report in a metropolitan court here in a case of alleged violation of model code of conduct during the Lok Sabha election. "We have filed a closure summary report before the metropolitan court...
  • Election Commission wants to use new machine to enhance vote secrecy August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to enhance secrecy of votes during counting, Election Commission proposes introduction of a new machine to prevent disclosure of voting pattern. The election body has submitted a proposal to the government for introduction of 'Totaliser' machine for counting of votes. "The Election Commission is of the view that by...
  • National Herald case: HC stays lower court's summons to Gandhis till August 13 August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed a lower court's summons to Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case till August 13. The Congress leaders were summoned in relation to the alleged misappropriation of assets worth Rs 2000 crore of the National Herald newspaper. Senior Congress leader...
  • Paid news case: Delhi HC stays EC notice against Ashok Chavan July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed the Election Commission showcause notice against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan. The Election Commission had issued a notice to Chavan for failing to lodge his election expenses as per law in the 2009 paid news case. The EC had on July...
  • CEC meets political parties in Jharkhand ahead of polls July 21, 2014

    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...