Election Commission

  • Come forward to help those devastated by J&K floods September 10, 2014

    The death toll is well above 200 in the Jammu and Kashmir floods even as more than 90,000 people have now been rescued by the Indian Army and the National Disaster Response Force. However, lakhs still remain stranded. CNN-IBN tries to do its bit to help you connect with your...
  • Paid news: EC official says will disqualify Chavan if he's guilty May 13, 2014

    Jatin Desai, a member of the Maharashtra Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (an Election Commission body) has said that former CM Ashok Chavan will be disqualified if found guilty in the paid news case. "It is a clear cut case of paid news. In his election expenditure, total advertisement has...
  • 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...
  • BJP should look at its track record before attacking EC: Sharad Yadav May 10, 2014

    JDU chief Sharad Yadav on Saturday criticised the BJP for attacking the Election Commission over the denial of permission for a rally by Narendra Modi. He said the BJP unnecessarily inflated the issue. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 9, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Kejriwal's show of strength takes to the streets of Varanasi May 9, 2014

    After BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's grand roadshow in Varanasi on Thursday, it is his competitor Arvind Kejriwal who is all set to hit the streets of the temple town on Friday. Kejriwal's roadshow is likely to begin around 3 pm from the main gate of Benaras Hindu University. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Arvind Kejriwal urges people to end elitist politics May 9, 2014

    After BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's grand roadshow in Varanasi on Thursday, it is his competitor Arvind Kejriwal who is all set to hit the streets of the temple town on Friday. Kejriwal's roadshow is likely to begin around 3 pm from the main gate of Benaras Hindu University. ...
  • 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....
  • Modi attacks EC again, says poll body not doing its work properly May 8, 2014

    The BJP on Thursday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission over no permission being given to Narendra Modi's rally in Varanasi. The EC clarified that Modi's rally was cancelled for security reasons. Modi slammed the poll panel saying it is not doing its job properly. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is the high voter turnout the X-factor this election? May 7, 2014

    Voting for 502 seats in the Lok Sabha elections ended with a high voter turnout in 64 seats which went to polls in the eighth phase on Wednesday. According to the Election Commission, 66 per cent polling has been registered till the eighth phase in the polls. ...
  • News 360: EC says no to Modi rally in Varanasi, BJP calls for protest May 7, 2014

    Soon after the Election Commission denied permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold a rally in Varanasi, the party lashed out at the Returning Officer in Varanasi for his biased behaviour. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is UP being polarised on religious lines in election 2014? May 5, 2014

    The BJP squarely put the onus on the local organisers in Faizabad for putting the image of Hindu god Ram at party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's election rally. In an interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said, "I firmly believe myself that the local organisers...
  • News 360: Modi attacks Rahul, calls Amethi the worst constituency in UP May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. ...
  • Watch: Is there Modi Wave in Faizabad? May 5, 2014

    Two more phases of elections are left in Uttar Pradesh and all eyes are on what happens to the politically crucial belt of Poorvanchal. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey visited the constituency where the BJP took its first steps towards national prominence, Ayodhya's twin city Faizabad. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Narendra Modi campaigns Smriti Irani in Amethi May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. ...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...
  • News 360: Voters beat the heat, high turnout in phase 7 of LS polls April 30, 2014

    Good turnout in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections as voters brave the heat to vote across 89 Constituencies in 7 States and 2 Union Territories. West Bengal records a high of 83 per cent and heavy in Telangana and Punjab. ...
  • A Billion Votes: FIRs against Modi for model code of conduct violation 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...
  • Has Ramdev become an embarrassment for the BJP? April 29, 2014

    There is no stopping Baba Ramdev. The popular yoga expert on Tuesday held yet another press conference in Himachal Pradesh, despite a ban on his campaigns by Election Commission in the state. At the press conference in Chamba, Ramdev accused the Congress of pressuring the Election Commission to act against...
  • Watch: 'The Election That Isn't' with Cyrus Broacha April 27, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Election That Isn't', Cyrus Boracha takes on Mumbai on Friday finally recorded a medium turnout of 53 per cent, Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam's communal remark, He also speaks to some voters on their issues and those who couldn't cast their vote. ...
  • Cyrus speaks to disappointed voters who couldn't cast their votes April 27, 2014

    After much debate over the maximum city's dismal voter turnout in the past, Mumbai on Friday finally recorded a medium turnout of 53 per cent. However, thousands people returned home without casting their votes as their names were not on the voters list. A PIL will be filed on Monday...
  • Cyrus Broacha in conversation with voters at a Mumbai booth April 27, 2014

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Cyrus Broacha visits a polling booth in South Mumbai on voting day and takes some voters with their issues. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey April 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Names missing in Mumbai voters list: Conspiracy or error? April 25, 2014

    After much debate over the maximum city's dismal voter turnout in the past, Mumbai on Friday finally recorded a medium turnout of 53 per cent. However, thousands people returned home without casting their votes as their names were not on the voters list. A PIL will be filed on Monday...
  • Mumbaikars missing in voter list, EC apologises but says no re-poll April 25, 2014

    In the sixth phase of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Mumbai saw its largest voter turnout since 1991. 53 per cent Mumbaikars came out to vote. But the numbers could have been higher. Thousands of Mumbaikars are complaining that their names were missing from the voters list. A PIL...