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  • Have faith in constitutional bodies: VS Sampath May 15, 2014

    Amid allegations of bias being levelled by BJP, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Thursday advised political parties to have faith in constitutional bodies. "Have faith in constitutional bodies. Sampath may come and go. The institution (EC) will be there forever," Sampath said. He was responding to questions on BJP's...
  • Hope EC ensures fair polling in West Bengal: Brinda Karat May 12, 2014

    Left leader Brinda Karat says that the Election Commission should ensure fair polling in West Bengal. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 8, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Has the EC been biased and inefficient as alleged by BJP in 2014? May 8, 2014

    Narendra Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, held a massive roadshow in Varanasi on Thursday in protest against the Election Commission after one of his rallies in the city was cancelled by the district administration. The roadshow came shortly after the EC slammed the BJP for "disrespecting" the poll panel. ...
  • News 360: Modi slams EC, holds massive road show in Varanasi May 8, 2014

    Denied permission to hold a rally at a venue of its choice in Varanasi, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi launched a vehement attack on the Election Commission accusing it of working under pressure. The Election Commission hit back by rejecting BJP's accusations of bias in denying permission to Modi's...
  • A Billion Votes: Modi questions EC's neutrality, commission hits back May 8, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial pick Narendra Modi held a massive roadshow in Varanasi on Thursday in protest against the Election Commission after one of his rallies in the city was cancelled by the district administration. The roadshow came shortly after the EC slammed the BJP for "disrespecting" the poll panel. ...
  • EC will look into our complaint: BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi May 8, 2014

    A delegation of the BJP leaders met the Election Commission officials in New Delhi and lodged a complaint against the Returning Officer who barred Narendra Modi from holding a rally in Varanasi. BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said the Returning officer violated EC guidelines and was hindering free and fair elections....
  • Watch: Chaotic scenes outside BHU where BJP is protesting against EC May 8, 2014

    With the BJP holding protests against denial of permission to Narendra Modi's rally in Varanasi, chaotic scenes prevailed outside the BHU campus in the temple town. ...
  • BJP protests at EC office over no permission to Modi rally in Varanasi May 8, 2014

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders including Ravi Shankar Prasad are holding demonstrations outside the Election Commission office in Delhi against denial of permission to Narendra Modi's rally in Varanasi. ...
  • BJP dares EC, to hold massive protests in support of Modis Varanasi rally May 7, 2014

    As the election enters its last lap, it is the BJP versus Election Commission. The party is all set to protest after Narendra Modi was denied permission to hold a rally in Varanasi. ...
  • Modi pays no heed to EC directives: BSPs Sudhindra Bhadoria May 7, 2014

    Reacting to Narendra Modi's rallies in Varanasi, Bahujan Samaj Party leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that the Gujarat CM paid no heed to the Election Commission directives. ...
  • Modi invokes Ram at Faizabad rally, EC seeks report May 5, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi courted another controversy while addressing a rally in Faizabad, a town less than five kilometres from Ayodhya. The BJP strongman addressed the rally with the backdrop of the image of lord Ram. The Uttar Pradesh Election Commission sources have said that the EC has...
  • BJP backs Modi's allegations of EC being impartial May 4, 2014

    BJP defended its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks on EC that it was not acting impartially. "Modi is making a suggestion which I think other political parties in West bengal have also made. That is because people have seen the situation on the ground," said BJP leader MJ Akbar. ...
  • Watch: 'The Election That Isn't' with Cyrus Broacha May 4, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Election That Isn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on 2 FIR filed against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for violating the model code of conduct, Ramdev's controversial 'Honeymoon' remark against Rahul Gandhi and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh admits his affair with TV journalist. He also spoke...
  • 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...
  • System of registering names in voters list must be reviewed: Former CEC April 25, 2014

    Former Chief Election Commissioner TS Krishnamurthy said that the system of registering and deleting names in the voters list should be reviewed. His statement came a day after thousands of Mumbaikars complained that their names were missing from the voters list and a PIL will be filed in the Bombay...
  • Hate speeches a matter of great concern: CEC April 12, 2014

    In the wake of the recent hate speeches by SP leader Azam Khan and BJP leader Amit Shah, Election Commissioner VS Sampath said that it was a matter of serious concern. "EC has written a strong letter to the UP government. The state government needs to file an FIR for...
  • Amitabh refuses to comment on controversial remarks of politicians April 11, 2014

    Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan said his latest movie Bhoothnath Returns starts from where its sequel, Bhoothnath ended. The film is directed by Nitish Tiwari and it casts a satirical eye on the messy business of Indian politics and the workings of election campaigns. While talking to CNN-IBN, Amitabh denied commenting...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey April 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Congress moves EC over Modi hiding his marital status April 11, 2014

    The Congress has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for hiding his marital status. On behalf of the Congress, Union Minister Kapil Sibal has approached the EC stating that Modi filed "wrong affidavits till 2012" and has urged the EC...
  • EC directive to West Bengal government not proper: Firhad Hakim April 8, 2014

    TMC leader Firhad Hakim said the directive given to the West Bengal government by the Election Commission was not proper. He went on to say that the state government respected the EC and the commission should also respect the government. The TMC leader's statement came after the EC ordered the...
  • EC ropes in Euphoria to urge Delhiites to vote March 31, 2014

    The Delhi Election Commission held a unique music concert on Sunday night with Indie band Euphoria. The entry to the concert was free for all Delhiites and the message to the 8000 strong crowd was clear - go out and vote on April 10. ...
  • Khurshid mocked EC as he knew Congress will lose elections: Modi March 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi has hit out at External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid for speaking against the Supreme Court and the Election Commission of India in a foreign land. ...
  • LS polls: EC to conduct special camps at every polling booth on March 9 March 8, 2014

    In the run upto the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission has decided to conduct special camps on March 9 at every polling booth across the country. Election Commissioner HS Brahma said that if an individual's name is not in the list then he/she can fill the required form...
  • If oil companies discontinue price hikes, EC will question it: HS Brahma March 6, 2014

    With the moral code of conduct in place, the Election Commission has said its keeping a close eye on government's decisions. "Commission does not interfere in the routine process of the government, but if oil companies discontinue price hikes then the poll panel will question it," said Election Commissioner HS...
  • The Last Word: What does Suu Kyi's victory mean for Burma? April 2, 2012

    The Myanmar Union Election Commission said Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy secured 40 of the 45 available legislative seats. ...
  • News 360: CBI registers FIR against BEML and Vectra March 30, 2012

    An FIR has been filed against Vectra, the company providing parts to BEML. Its Chief Ravi Rishi has been called for questioning. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 14, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • India @ 9 with Veeraraghav, Suhasini Haidar February 13, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Veeraraghav and Suhasini Haidar. ...
  • Should Salman Khurshid apologise to the EC? February 13, 2012

    Action against Khurshid as demanded by the Election Commission for his defiance on the subquota issue appears unlikely. ...