Code Of Conduct

  • Probe ordered into violation of code of conduct by MPCC president March 13, 2014

    The district electoral officer ordered a probe into reports of MPCC President Arun Yadav violating the Model Code of Conduct by allegedly doling out cash to a person during the Bhagoria weekly market in Jhirniya village during the Holi festival. Yadav, who arrived here to take part in a party programme...
  • Take permission for organising chai pe charcha, EC warns booked BJP leaders March 12, 2014

    The Election Commission on Wednesday asked the BJP to take prior permission for organising its "chai pe charcha" programme and ensure that the model code of conduct is not violated at any cost. "The Commission has issued an advisory that the chai pe charcha programme shall be organised only after the...
  • Akhilesh Yadav hoardings go down as code of conduct comes into force March 9, 2014

    Soon after the general elections were announced, hundreds of billboards promoting Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav put up across the length and breadth of Uttar Pradesh were dismantled in a tearing hurry. All of them carried a beaming face of the 41-year-old chief minister and details of all the good work his...
  • Sandeep Dikshit served notice by Election Commission March 7, 2014

    Congress MP from East Delhi Sandeep Dikshit was on Friday served a notice by Delhi Election Commission for alleged violation of model code of conduct which came to force since the day the Lok sabha election dates were announced. The notice has been issued by Returning Officer of East Delhi Niharika...
  • By calling for state-wide bandh, BJP violated model code of conduct: Congress March 7, 2014

    The opposition Congress accused the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh of violating the model code of conduct by organising statewide shut down. State Congress spokesperson Narendra Saluja said in Indore on Thursday that BJP leaders organised vehicle processions, demonstrations, road blockades and rallies during the strike, thus violating the model code...
  • AAP-BJP tussle intensifies, Kejriwal flays Modi's Gujarat model March 7, 2014

    Kutch/New Delhi: The tussle between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party has intensified as the Gujarat government filed an FIR against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for violating of the Model Code of Conduct. The action came after the BJP workers alleged that Kejriwal used a microphone in Gandhidham...
  • Rs 58 lakh unaccounted cash seized in Rajasthan March 6, 2014

    A flying squad formed to ensure enforcement of model code of conduct has seized an unaccounted cash amounting Rs 58 lakh from four persons in Srigangangar district. On a tip-off, the officials on Wednesday stopped a car and on search recovered the cash. Three men and one woman who were travelling in...
  • 'Appropriation Bill passed in Jharkhand Assembly; Model Code not violated' March 6, 2014

    Appropriation Bill was on Wednesday approved by the Jharkhand Assembly, paving the way for expenditure for next fiscal with Speaker Sashank Sekhar Bhokta clarifying that the exercise did not come under Model Code of Conduct though it coincided with the announcement of general elections. Bhokta told media that passing of the...
  • Lok Sabha polls likely in seven phases from April 2nd week March 2, 2014

    Polling in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections is likely to commence in the second week of April and may be spread over seven phases, the longest so far, highly placed sources said on Sunday. The probable dates for the commencement of polling are between April 7 and 10, the sources in...
  • India U-19 captain Vijay Zol suspended for a match, Aamir Gani reprimanded February 23, 2014

    Dubai: India's Under-19 captain Vijay Zol has been suspended for one match, while off-spinner Aamir Gani has been reprimanded after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against England. Zol was found to have breached Article 2.2.8 of the...
  • Poll code violation case: Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid fails to appear in court December 10, 2013

    The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Tuesday failed to appear before a court in Muzaffarnagar in a case related to alleged violation of model code of conduct during 2007 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Chief Judicial Magistrate KP Singh in September had issued non bailable warrant against...
  • Delhi records highest poll code violations in history December 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi on Wednesday recorded the highest number of violations of the Model Code of Conduct in the history of assembly elections, the Election Commission said. The number of First Information Reports (FIRs) against political parties this time was the highest at 346. Of the total, 105 were against Aam Aadmi...
  • Congress candidate booked, BSP workers arrested with liquor December 4, 2013

    Two BSP workers have been arrested for allegedly trying to lure voters by distributing liquor in Alipur area of north-West Delhi, while Congress candidate Sushil Kumar Gupta has been booked on charges of holding an illegal political meeting at a banquet hall. Congress MLA from Kondli, Amrish Singh Gautam, has also...
  • Jayalalithaa replies to EC notice, says didn't violate code of conduct December 3, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha on Monday replied to the Election Commission notice for prima facie violation of the Model Code of Conduct by announcing new schemes ahead of December 4 Yercaud Assembly bypoll. The Commission asked her to reply to its notice by 5 pm on Tuesday...
  • EC gives Arvind Kejriwal two days more to file reply November 26, 2013

    The Election Commission (EC) on Monday gave two more days to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal to reply to its notice for violation of the model code of conduct. "The commission has considered your request for extension of time for reply to notice dated Nov 20, 2013, for filing...
  • Rajasthan police vigilant about SMSes violating code of conduct November 25, 2013

    Rajasthan is keeping a watch over any SMSes being sent to the voters in violation of the model code of conduct for the December 1 polls in the state. Any SMS violating the model code of conduct, election commission's directions and guidelines and Conduct of Election Rules 1961 will be treated...
  • Michael Clarke fined for sledging James Anderson November 25, 2013

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has been fined 20 percent match fee for using offensive language against England paceman James Anderson during the first Ashes Test at the Gabba, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. Clarke was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct relating to "using language...
  • Not satisfied with explanation over 'khooni panja' remark: EC to Modi November 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday rapped Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra modi saying that it is not satisfied with the explanation given by him over his 'khooni panja' barb. It has expressed strong disapproval over Modi's remark and also asked him to...
  • Congress levelling false charges, hitting below the belt: Shivraj Singh Chouhan November 21, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday alleged that the Congress not only levelled false charges against him but also hit him below the belt to prevent him from scoring a hat-trick in the state and getting re-elected. "Congress leaders are enraged these days as they are aware that...
  • War of words: Rahul, Modi battle puts EC in tough spot November 20, 2013

    It seems for every 'khooni panja' there is an 'ISI agent'. The level of political discourse ahead of the 2014 elections has reached an all time low. With personal barbs flying thick and fast from both sides, the Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath must feel like an umpire in an...
  • Derecognise Congress as a national party, BJP tells EC November 20, 2013

    A party delegation met the Chief Election Commissioner and lodged a complaint against Rahul for allegedly equating BJP government in Chhattisgarh with "thieves and looters" at a rally on November 16. The delegation led by BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also complained against him for alleging in a rally in...
  • Congress moves EC over Modi's 'khooni panja' barb November 10, 2013

    Congress, on Saturday, moved the Election Commission over Narendra Modi's controversial "khooni panja" barb at the party during a rally in Chhattisgarh, seeking "stern action" against BJP's prime ministerial candidate. Slamming Modi for his alleged "intemperate, malicious and defamatory" remarks, Congress party in its communication to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath...
  • BJP accuses Gehlot of flouting Model Code of Conduct, demands action November 6, 2013

    Rajasthan BJP on Wednesday filed a complaint against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, accusing him of flouting the Model Code of Conduct while delivering a speech in Jodhpur on November 3, and demanded immediate action against him. In complaints filed with the Election Commission and the Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer, the BJP...
  • Congress asks Modi to address Rahul with respect October 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking strong exception to Narendra Modi addressing Rahul Gandhi as "Shehzada", Congress, on Saturday, did some tough talking as it threatened that its workers were capable of stopping such "undignified" language but were restrained due to respect for laws and the Model Code. The ruling party said its Vice...
  • BJP leader Anchal Sonkar under scanner for tossing currency notes in air October 21, 2013

    Jabalpur: Authorities have sought explanation from the former Madhya Pradesh minister and BJP leader Anchal Sonkar for allegedly tossing currency notes in the air -- and violating the Model of Code of Conduct -- at a programme in Jabalpur. Assembly polls would be held in the state next month. Video footage...
  • Delhi: 219 FIRs against parties for poll code violations, AAP tops the list October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: With just weeks to go before the Delhi assembly elections, 219 FIRs have been registered against various political parties for alleged violations of the model code of conduct in New Delhi. The FIRs have been registered since October 4, when the model code came into effect with the...
  • ICC acts tough on ball tampering June 29, 2013

    London: The International Cricket Council (ICC) in its bid to crack down on ball tampering is all set to bring in strict rules in the form of run penalty and reporting the captain under Code of Conduct. The ICC Board during its annual conference, that concluded here Saturday, accepted its Chief...
  • Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan fined for showing dissent May 6, 2013

    Dubai: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was on Monday fined 75 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's loss in the second one-day international against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo. Shakib was fined after he pleaded guilty to a Level 2 breach of...
  • EC cautions Tripura CM for misusing official machinery February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday cautioned Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar against misuse of official machinery for political purposes in violation of the Model Code of Conduct. The action against Sarkar was taken at a meeting of the Election Commission chaired by Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath in New...
  • Tripura to vote on Feb 14; Nagaland, Meghalaya on Feb 23 January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Friday announced the dates for polling in the three north eastern states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya. Polling will be held in Tripura on February 14, while in Meghalaya and Nagaland, the polling will be held on February 23. The counting of the...