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Election Commission Has Become Modi’s ‘Captive Puppet’: Congress
The Congress on Thursday accused the Election Commission of becoming a "captive puppet" in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who it said was brazenly breaking rules in a final bid to save the BJP's "sinking ship" in Gujarat. Charging the poll panel with not acting on Congress complaints ..
Election Commission Sends Notice To Rahul Gandhi Over TV Interviews
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday shot off a notice to Congress President- elect Rahul Gandhi for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by giving election-related interviews to TV channels a day prior to the second phase polling in Gujarat, and asked him to respond by..
Candidate Should Not Contest Two Seats, Election Commission Tells Supreme Court
The Election Commission on Monday told the Supreme Court that a candidate should not contest from two constituencies as the court sought Attorney General K.K. Venugopal's assistance in the matter. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud directe..
Congress Alleges EVM Glitches In Gujarat; Complaints To Election Commission
The Congress party on Saturday urged the Election Commission to look into the malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines as Gujarat began its first phase polling. Senior party leader from the state Ahmed Patel requested quick action. "There are reports of EVM malfunctioning in several polling s..
Ahead Of Gujarat Polling, EC Seeks To Allay Fears On EVMs Integrity
A day before the first phase of polling in Gujarat, the Election Commission on Friday sought to allay apprehensions vis-a-vis the integrity of its EVMs by saying that it has put in place "an elaborate framework of system, security protocols and procedural checks" to prevent any "possible misuse" of ..
Election Commission, Facebook Join Hands To Encourage Youth To Vote
The Election Commission and Facebook on Monday announced a pact under which the social media giant will remind the youth who recently turned 18 to register to vote by sending them reminders on their Facebook profile. Under the campaign, all users who are going to turn 18 between now and December ..
Congress Demands EC Probe Over Bribery Allegations Made By Hardik Patel
The Congress on Thursday said the Election Commission should investigate the allegations made by PAAS leader Hardik Patel that he was offered Rs 1,200 crore by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's Chief Principal Secretary K. Kailashnathan, when he was in jail. The party also claimed that the Bh..
Gujarat Poll Panel Chief Orders Probe Against Controversial Video
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat has ordered the cyber crime cell of Ahmedabad to probe a complaint filed by a rights activist about a video that's viral on social media, alleging it was made with an intention to cause communal divide in the context of the Gujarat Assembly elections. ..
Sharad Yadav Questions EC Decision On JD-U Symbol, Vows To Fight On
Senior socialist leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday questioned the Election Commission's decision to grant the "Arrow" symbol to the Nitish Kumar-led faction of Janata Dal-United and vowed to fight it both legally and democratically. "The decision has not meted out justice. The EC..
Nitish Kumar’s JD-U Is Real Party, Entitled Yo Use ‘Arrow’ Symbol
In a major setback to rebel Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav, the Election Commission on Friday ruled that the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the "real party" and also entitled to use the party's "Arrow" symbol. In its order, the poll panel said: "The respondent group led..