Tag Archives: Election Commission
Poll Panel Intentionally Delaying Gujarat Polls To Favour BJP: Congress
The Congress on Monday accused the Election Commission of "intentionally delaying" announcement of Gujarat assembly elections to favour Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, the party said, was afraid of defeat after the Congress's emphatic win in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-election. "The EC has inte..
BJP Denigrating Power Of Poll Panel; Accuses BJP Of Pressure Tactics: Congress
The Congress today attacked the BJP for denigrating the authority of the Election Commission and alleged that "past practices, conventions and precedents" were being set aside to help the ruling party in Gujarat. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi accused the BJP of pressure tactics to conver..
BJP, Congress Clash Over EC Not Declaring Gujarat Poll Dates
The BJP and Congress clashed on Friday over the Election Commission not declaring the poll schedule for Gujarat, with the Left joining the Congress in criticising the poll body as well as the government. The Congress accused the Modi government of "grossest interference" in the working of the Ele..
Central Government Pressurising ECI Over Gujarat Poll Dates: Congress
The Congress on Thursday accused the BJP-led central government of exerting pressure on the Election Commission to defer the announcement of the Gujarat assembly polls, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit the state early next week to announce "sops and jumlas". Congress leader Randeep..
Himachal Assembly Polls On Nov 9, Gujarat Date Later
Assembly polls in Congress-ruled Himachal Pradesh will be held on November 9, the Election Commission announced on Thursday, but gave no dates for BJP-governed Gujarat whose assembly term also ends in January. The result for the election in Himachal Pradesh will be announced on December 18. An..
Gujarat Assembly Elections To Be Held In December: Election Commission
The Election Commission on Tuesday said the assembly elections in Gujarat will be held in December. "I cannot confirm the dates yet, but the (assembly) elections will be held in December," Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti told the media here. The last elections to the 182-member assembly ..
Restore AIADMK Symbol, Name To Combined Party: TN CM, Dy CM Tell EC
The battle for supremacy in the AIADMK intensified on Friday with the merged factions of the party moving the Election Commission seeking the lifting of the freeze on the party symbol "Two Leaves" and restoring it and the name to the combined party. A communication addressed to the Chief Election..
JD-U Asks Sharad Yadav To Join Lalu’s RJD
Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Wednesday asked its senior rebel leader Sharad Yadav to join the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of Lalu Prasad. "Sharad Yadav should formally join the RJD and accept the party symbol Lantern as its own without any further delay," JD-U spokesperson..
Sharad Yadav Faction To Approach EC Over JD-U Symbol
The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) faction led by Sharad Yadav is to approach the Election Commission to stake claim over the party symbol 'arrow', a party leader said. "We will soon knock on the door of the Election Commission to stake claim over the party symbol 'arrow' and inform (people) that the r..
Paper Trail To Be Used In All Future Elections: Election Commission
All future elections will be held using voter verifiable paper audit trail or VVPAT machines, along with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission of India (EC) announced on Friday. Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti on Friday told the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of states..