Code Of Conduct

  • Notice issued to organisers of Amit Shah's visit over model code of conduct violation 1 week ago

    The district administration has issued a notice to the organisers of BJP president Amit Shah's Lucknow visit for alleged violation of model code of conduct in place ahead of by-polls on Wednesday. "A simple notice has been issued to the organisers seeking explanation within three days that why use of festoons,...
  • Modi, Advani among ten Gujarat MPs facing criminal cases May 19, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi and veteran BJP leader LK Advani are among the ten MPs elected from Gujarat, who are facing criminal charges. Out of the 66 candidates from Gujarat, who faced criminal charges ranging from poll code violation to attempt to murder, ten won the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls from...
  • Model Code of Conduct ends May 19, 2014

    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 has no data on status of poll code violation cases of last three LS polls May 15, 2014

    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 sought...
  • No violation of model code of conduct by the BJP: EC May 11, 2014

    After the election commission searched the BJP office in Gulab Bagh in Varanasi on Sunday, Election Commission's special observer Praveen Kumar has now said that there has been no violation of the model code of conduct. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Praveen Kumar said that the flying squad got the...
  • EC issues notice to Arvind Kejriwal for remarks against Congress, BJP May 11, 2014

    The Election Commission has issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal for violation of the model code of conduct. The notice comes after Kejriwal while campaigning in Amethi, had reportedly said that voting for the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party is akin to betraying the nation...
  • EC orders further probe to see if Rahul violated poll law May 9, 2014

    Amid BJP's criticism, the Election Commission on Friday ordered further probe to ascertain whether Rahul Gandhi violated electoral law by entering the EVM area of polling booths during balloting in his constituency Amethi on Wednesday. The Commission is expecting a report by Monday and could consider the issue the same day. After...
  • Amethi: AAP complains to EC against Rahul for poll code violation May 7, 2014

    Lucknow: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday complained to the Election Commission (EC) against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. The AAP alleged that Rahul was travelling in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh with a large number of vehicles on polling day. The AAP accused Rahul of violating the model...
  • LS polls: Over 3000 complaints of Model Code violation received, says EC May 6, 2014

    Coimbatore: The state Election Commission has received over 3000 complaints of Model Code violation in Tamil Nadu and efforts are on to file maximum chargesheets before May 16, state Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar said on Tuesday. Of over 3000 various types of cases received, chargesheets for 1,000 to 1,200 were...
  • Mayawati seeks ban on Amit Shah's poll campaigning May 5, 2014

    Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Monday said BJP general secretary Amit Shah's remarks that Azamgarh was a haven for terrorist were "baseless", and urged the poll panel to ban his poll campaigning in Uttar Pradesh. At a rally in Azamgarh Sunday, Shah alleged that most terrorists were from Azamgarh. Mayawati told...
  • Cong seeks transfer of case against Modi outside Gujarat May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday claimed the Gujarat Police was trying to "hush up" the case registered against Narendra Modi for poll code violation and urged the Election Commission to transfer the case to an agency outside the state. On April 30, an FIR was registered against Narendra Modi by the...
  • Former DMK minister held for 'violating' model code of conduct May 4, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Former DMK minister Suba Thangavelan was arrested on Sunday under provisions of Motor Vehicles Act for violating the poll code and canvassing for the party candidate in a convoy of over 12 vehicles, police said. Thangavelan was canvasing for party candidate Mohamed Jaleel on Arpil 20 at Kulanur for the...
  • Watch: Cyrus in conversation with 'EC' over FIRs against Modi in Gujarat May 4, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is in trouble after two FIRs were registered against him by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch on Wednesday for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and the Representation of the People Act. Modi came under fire from the opposition for waving BJP's...
  • FIR against Modi: Police summon TV channel representatives May 4, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad police, which has initiated a probe against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for alleged violation of election laws, has asked representatives of some news channels to appear for recording statements. Modi had sparked a controversy when he addressed the media and flashed the party symbol lotus near...
  • EC announces partial relaxation of Model Code of Conduct in Chhattisgarh May 1, 2014

    The Election Commission on Thursday announced partial relaxation of the Model Code of Conduct for five states including Odisha by allowing the state governments to undertake administrative and developmental works, official sources said. The state governments of Maharastra, Chhattishgarh, Goa, Jharkhand and Odisha can now take up certain works which were...
  • EC censures Beni for 'highly insulting' remarks against Modi May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing "serious concern" over repeated violation of the Model Code of Conduct by Union minister Beni Prasad Verma, the Election Commission on Thursday censured him for making "highly insulting" remarks against Narendra Modi while addressing an election rally in Kanpur. Not satisfied with his reply to the show cause...
  • Is Narendra Modi violating the code of conduct on poll days? April 30, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is in trouble after two FIRs were registered against him by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch on Wednesday for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and the Representation of the People Act. Modi came under fire from the opposition for waving BJP's...
  • Two FIRs against Modi for poll code violation April 30, 2014

    The Ahmedabad Crime Branch on Wednesday filed two FIRs against Narendra Modi, BJP's prime ministerial candidate for violating model code of conduct. ...
  • Election Comission issues notice to Parkash Singh Badal April 30, 2014

    New Delhi The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for violating the model code of conduct. Badal had on April 12 in an election meeting said that crores of rupees are spent on campaigning though less is shown in expenditure details. The commission took...
  • Odisha: 86 government employees booked for violation of Model code April 29, 2014

    Kendrapara: The district administration of Kendrapara has registered cases against 86 government employees on charge of violation of model code of conduct under Representation of the People Act. "The district election office submitted a report of negligence of general election duty against the 86 employees. Legal action is being initiated against...
  • AAP Nainital candidate Balli Singh Cheema released April 29, 2014

    AAP Nainital candidate Balli Singh Cheema was released on Monday after People's Union for Civil Liberty held a demonstration in Jaipur demanding Cheema's release, who was arrested and lodged in Haldwani jail for alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct. PUCL convenor Kavita Srivastava-led protesters, who were sporting signature AAP caps and holding...
  • EC lets off Mulayam with warning for threatening school teachers to vote for SP April 25, 2014

    The Election Commission on Friday let off Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav with a 'warning' for threatening school teachers appointed on contract by Uttar Pradesh government to either vote for his party in Lok Sabha polls or risk losing permanent status. The EC's decision came after Yadav assured it that...
  • Law will take its own course against Prabhunath: EC April 24, 2014

    The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday said "law will take its own course" in cases against RJD candidate from Maharajganj Lok Sabha constituency Prabhunath Singh. "The non-bailable warrants are already there against him. The district administration is free to take action. The law will take its own course in the matter....
  • RLD, AAP candidates booked for violating Model Code of Conduct April 22, 2014

    Sitting MP and Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate from Mathura LS seat Jayant Chaudhary and AAP nominee Anuj Garg have been booked for alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct, police said. In the first incident, a case was registered against Chaudhary after Sub Divisional Magistrate (Sadar) Rajesh Kumar found that he...
  • Second FIR lodged against Giriraj Singh in Jharkhand April 21, 2014

    A second FIR was lodged on Monday against BJP leader Giriraj Singh in Jharkhand for his controversial remarks that those opposing Narendra Modi should go to Pakistan, while the EC ordered filing of another one against him in Bihar. The second FIR was filed at the Harla police station in Jharkhand's...
  • Kerala to demand relaxation in Model Code of Conduct April 16, 2014

    Kerala government has decided to demand a relaxation in the Model Code of Conduct issued by the Election Commission, for the smooth conduct of administrative affairs of the state, where the Lok Sabha polls were held on April 10. During the cabinet briefing in Kerala on Wednesday, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy...
  • 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...