CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Gujarat: Court summons Kejriwal over violation of model code April 16, 2014

    A local court in Kutch district of Gujarat on Wednesday issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and asked him to appear within ten days for alleged breach of model code of conduct during his 'fact finding' tour last month. Gandhidham Judicial Magistrate K D Prasad ordered Kejriwal...
  • EC relaxes model code in Haryana after polls April 12, 2014

    The Election Commission has relaxed the model code of conduct in Haryana after polling has been completed in all 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state, a senior election official said in Chandigarh on Saturday. The relaxation is to undertake certain activities. "The Election Commission has decided to allow various activities in...
  • LS polls: EC issues show cause notice to Assam Minister April 12, 2014

    Election Commission has issued a show cause notice to Assam Food and Civil Supplies Minister Nazrul Islam for violation of the model code of conduct. "Complaints against Islam had been filed with the EC by BJP for his alleged communal remark at an election meeting in Hojai on March 21," Assam...
  • AAP's Soni Sori wears party cap while casting her vote, booked April 11, 2014

    AAP nominee from Bastar Lok Sabha seat, Soni Sori was on Friday slapped with a show cause notice for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by wearing her party's cap bearing its election symbol while casting her vote. "We have issued a show cause notice to Sori seeking her reply...
  • Campaigning for Sikkim Assembly and LS seat ends April 10, 2014

    Campaigning for the 32 assembly seats and the lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim for which polling would be held on April 12 ended Thursday evening. With support growing for the newly-formed Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), the ruling party Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) would have a tough fight to stay in...
  • Jayant Chaudhary, Hema Malini served EC notice; FIR against AAP candidate April 9, 2014

    Election Commission has taken action against four candidates of different political parties, including RLD candidate Jayant Chaudhary and BJP’s Hema Malini, for violating Model Code of Conduct. “Notices have been served on RLD candidate Jayant Chaudhary and BJP candidate Hema Malini for hiding the actual expenditure being incurred on their election,”...
  • Case against Jaya Prada for violating poll code April 9, 2014

    A case has been registered against Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Jaya Prada and party's district president Ajit Rathi for violation of Model Code of Conduct in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Wednesday. They said the yesteryear actress, who is contesting from Bijnore Lok Sabha constituency was charged for violating model code of...
  • Narendra Modi booked for violating Model Code of Conduct April 8, 2014

    A case of violation of Model Code of Conduct was registered against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and party's Godda Lok Sabha candidate Nishikant Dubey in Deogarh district. "A case has been registered with the Jasidih Police Station against Narendra Modi and Nishikant Dubey for violation of Model Code of Conduct,"...
  • EC issues notice to Amit Shah for violating model code of conduct April 7, 2014

    The Election Commission on Monday issued a notice to Bharatiya Janata Party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah for violating the model code of conduct after his "revenge" remark he made in Muzaffarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh, reports said. On Thursday, Shah had allegedly exhorted Jats in Muzaffarnagar to use the elections...
  • LS polls: Another case against Amit Shah in Shamli for his revenge remark April 6, 2014

    A case was registered on Sunday in Shamli in the district against BJP general secretary Amit Shah for allegedly inciting the public through his controversial "revenge" remark during an election rally. He was booked under section 125 of the People's Representation Act (promoting enmity between different classes), District Magistrate N P...
  • LS polls: BJP may face trouble if it releases manifesto on April 7, says EC April 5, 2014

    Patna: The BJP may land in trouble if it releases its election manifesto on April 7 as it will be in violation of the model code of conduct, Election Commissioner HS Brahma said on Saturday. "We will try to enforce the Representation of the People Act," Brahma added, making it clear...
  • EC warns Jayant, Hema for violating model code of conduct April 4, 2014

    Two high-profile candidates, Jayant Chaudhary of Rashtriya Lok Dal and BJP's Hema Malini, has been warned by the election commission for violating model code of conduct. "While RLD candidate Jayant Chaudhary has been issued warning as without prior certification of Media Certification and Monitoring Committee {MCMC}, three advertisements were published in...
  • Arunachal Congress lodges complaint against Modi for Tuki remarks April 3, 2014

    The Congress in Arunachal Pradesh has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi alleging that the BJP leader has breached the Model Code of Conduct "threatening" Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at an election rally in Itanagar in March. A delegation of state Congress submitted...
  • EC takes note of Akhilesh's endorsement of bogus voting after Narendra Bhati's remarks April 2, 2014

    The Election Commission has taken note of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's support to a party candidate who exhorted people to ensure 100 percent voting and not to fear for cases being slapped on them. Yadav supported party candidate from Noida Narendra Bhati, whose statement was caught on tape. Poll officials...
  • EC issues notice to Harish Rawat for violating poll code, seeks explanation March 31, 2014

    Noting that prima facie Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has violated the Model Code of Conduct by announcing monetary grant for a building, the Election Commission has asked him to explain his stand by Tuesday. The EC notice to Rawat said if he fails to explain his stand on the notice...
  • Beni Prasad violates poll code by using more cars than permissible, booked March 31, 2014

    Union Steel Minister and Congress candidate Beni Prasad Verma has been booked for the violation of Model Code of Conduct, the District Magistrate said on Monday. Beni organised a roadshow in Tarabganj tehsil on Sunday evening, in which the number of vehicles was beyond permissible limit, DM Vikas Gothalwal said. The vehicles...
  • EC asks Harish Rawat to explain stance on announcement of grant March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Noting that prima facie Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has violated the Model Code of Conduct by announcing monetary grant for a building, the Election Commission has asked him to explain his stand by Tuesday. The EC notice to Rawat said if he fails to explain his stand on...
  • J&K minister Sakina seen in a video forcing an old man to vote for her March 30, 2014

    Srinagar: In an embarrassment for the National Conference party, a video that has recently surfaced, reportedly shows Jammu and Kashmir Social Welfare Minister Sakina Itoo forcing an old man to swear in the name of Allah to vote for her. Sakina, the only woman minister in the Omar Abdullah government, along...
  • Over 315 model code violations registered in Bihar March 29, 2014

    More than 315 violations of the model code of conduct by candidates and political parties have been registered in Bihar till date, an official said on Saturday. Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshmanan said candidates from all political parties have been found violating the model code during campaigning for the Lok...
  • Shazia Ilmi booked for poll code violation; complaints against VK Singh March 28, 2014

    Cases have been registered against AAP and BSP Lok Sabha candidates from Ghaziabad Shazia Ilmi and Mukul Upadhyay, even as there were complaints against BJP nominee VK Singh for violating the Model Code of Conduct. Ilmi and Upadhyay were booked for conducting poll rallies beyond the stipulated time, while complaints against...
  • Khurshid hits out at UP police over poll code violation case March 28, 2014

    Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday attacked Uttar Pradesh police for lodging a case of violation of model code of conduct against him, saying he would have taken the police team "hostage" as it had entered the premises without any warrant. "Had I been present in the hospital, I would have...
  • Congress complains to EC on BJP using religion for electoral gains March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has complained to the Election Commission of India (ECI) against the BJP office bearers, candidates, workers and supporters using religion and religious places, in violation of the Model Code of Conduct. Full text of the complaint "It is understood, that the Commission has been monitoring all...
  • Raj Babbar booked for violating Model Code of Conduct March 27, 2014

    An FIR has been registered against Congress candidate from Ghaziabad, Raj Babbar for carrying his roadshow beyond the stipulated time in Pilakhua area of the constituency in violation of the Model Code of Conduct. Police said that the actor-turned-politician had sought permission to organise his roadshow till 10 PM last night,...
  • Rajmohan Gandhi, Sandeep Dikshit served notice for suspected paid news March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Election Commission has issued show cause notices to three prominent leaders in the poll fray from East Delhi constituency in connection with cases of "suspected" paid news. Sitting MP and Congress candidate Sandeep Dikhsit, AAP candidate Rajmohan Gandhi and BJP nominee Maheish Girri have been served show...
  • Don't hold discussion with workers through video conference: EC to Akhilesh Yadav March 26, 2014

    The Election Commission has barred Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his cabinet colleague from holding discussion with officials of various departments through video conferencing till the elections are over. A direction to this effect was issued by Chief Electoral Officer of Uttar Pradesh Umesh Sinha. "During the Model Code of Conduct, no...
  • Madras HC upholds EC decision to hide AIADMK symbol on buses March 25, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High court has upheld the Election Commission's decision to conceal the two leaves symbol on mini buses plying across the state capital. The decision came after a petition was filed by DMK treasurer MK Stalin demanding that the two leaves symbol on mini buses and pictures of Chief...
  • BSP candidate booked for violating Model Code of Conduct March 24, 2014

    An FIR has been lodged against BSP candidate from Ghaziabad Mukul Upadhyay for using loudspeakers at a meeting in Nasirpur in the constituency in violation of the Model Code of Conduct. Another complaint of model code violation against Upadhyay was being investigated, said Ghaziabad ADM and in-charge of the poll panel's...
  • Case against Kumar Vishwas for violating Model Code of Conduct March 22, 2014

    An FIR was on Saturday lodged against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas and his 40 supporters at Shukul Bazar police station for violating Model Code of Conduct. Vishwas and his supporters violated Section 144 (unlawful assembly) and Model Code of Conduct while on their way to offer "chadar" at the shrine of...
  • RLD LS candidate Kartar Singh Bhadana booked for violating Model Code of Conduct March 21, 2014

    A case of violation of the election Model Code of Conduct has been registered against the Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate for Kairana constituency, Kartar Singh Bhadana, and two others, police said. Also, district authorities said that Rs 1.23 crore in cash was seized from a car in the area on Thursday...
  • Goa: EC takes cognisance of complaint against Manohar Parrikar March 19, 2014

    The Election Commission in Goa has sought a reply from the state government in connection with a complaint against Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for alleged violation of the model code of conduct. The state unit of Congress had accused Parrikar of violating the code of conduct after he allegedly tweeted about...