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‘Tearing urgency, lightning speed’, SC questions Centre on appointment of Arun Goel as Election Commissioner

New Delhi |ย The Supreme Court on Thursday grilled the Attorney General R. Venkataramani, representing the Centre, on the appointment of Arun Goel as the Election Commissioner, saying what was the “tearing urgency, haste”, and why was the appointment made at a “lightning speed”. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice K.M. Joseph after examining the […]

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Action speaks louder than words: EC on questions over its neutrality

New Delhi | Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar, reacting to questions being raised on the autonomous status of the Election Commission, said that “actions speak louder than words”. The remarks were made by the CEC after the Congress party, following the “delay” in the announcement of dates for Gujarat Assembly polls, took a jibe […]

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Submit proof of ‘deletion of Muslim, Yadav voters’ names’ claim, EC tells Akhilesh Yadav

New Delhi |ย The Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav to submit documentary proof to substantiate his allegation that the poll panel had deliberately deleted the names of around 20,000 voters belonging to the Yadav and Muslim communities from the electoral rolls in almost all the 403 Assembly constituencies of […]

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EC proposes lowering anonymous political donations from Rs 20,000 to Rs 2,000

New Delhi |ย Aiming for reforms and transparency in donations received by political parties, the Election Commission has proposed reducing anonymous political donations from Rs 20,000 to Rs 2,000. Sources said that the poll panel wrote a letter to the Union Law Ministry recommending various amendments in the Representation of the People Act. Recently, the Commission […]

Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra addressed mediapersons on Saturday afternoon where he announced election schedule for five states

With poll announcement, Model Code of Conduct kicks in 5 states

New Delhi |ย With the announcement of the seven-phase polling for assembly elections for five states on Saturday, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has come into force with immediate effect. The Model Code of Conduct for political parties and candidates will be in force till the completion of the election in the states scheduled to […]

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EC reviews Covid situation in poll-bound states with health officials

New Delhi |ย The Election Commission on Thursday reviewed the current Covid situation in the five poll-bound states with Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, AIIMS Director, Dr Randeep Guleria, and ICMR chief Dr Balram Bhargava. Five states scheduled for Assembly polls this year are Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab, and Manipur. According to a source, the […]

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‘Release caged parrot’: Madras HC says CBI needs statutory status like Election Commission

Chennai |ย The Madras High Court has issued a series of directions to the Central government for releasing the “caged parrot”, or ensuring autonomy to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Hearing a Public Interest Litigation to transfer a case of cheating by a finance company probed by Tamil Nadu Police to the central agency, the […]

Election Commission blows bugle for Bengal bypolls

Kolkata |ย The Election Commission has finally given an initial nod to Trinamool Congress demand for conducting bypolls in several Assembly constituencies which have been lying vacant either due to resignation or death of the existing MLAs. In a letter written to the district election officers (DEOs) of five districts, the chief electoral officer (CEO) of […]