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Congress objects to Gujarat Chief Minister Rupani's voice message about virus, writes to ECI
Rupani has "affirmatively committed an act of undue influence on the voters in the name of religion by displaying and publishing his speech as a caller tune prior to ringing of the mobile phone of all mobile telephone operators," said the complaint, dated Friday.
BJP leader seeks de-recognition of Mehbooba-led PDP over 'anti-national' remarks
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister on Friday had sa...
Women will be in the vanguard of governance: Kiran Bedi
Once representatives for civic bodies were elected by the people, there might be no n...
What is likely to affect EC's reading of BJP's vaccine promise
While the opposition has demanded sou moto action by Election Commission on the BJP promising free Covid-19 vaccines in its Bihar poll manifesto, the poll panel is said to be closely looking at a 2019 precedence and provisions of the Representation of People’s Act, 1950 on the issue which do not warrant so.
Election Commission issues notice to Kamal Nath on 'item' jibe
Addressing a poll meeting on Sunday in Gwalior's Dabra town, where the BJP has fielded Imarti Devi, Kamal Nath had said the Congress candidate was a "simple person" unlike his opponent who was an "item".
View: Democratic exercise prevails despite Covid-19
A month ago, there was a virtual mode discussion among election management bodies from about 50 countries on the predicament thrown up by Covid-19. The Association of World Election Bodies, with India as the chair, appeared determined not to let democratic elections go into a quarantine.
10% hike in expenditure cap for election candidates ahead of polls
The Ministry of Law and Justice notified the amendment to the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961 on Monday to effect the increase which was sought by various political parties including the BJP, ahead of Bihar elections.
Bihar polls largest electoral exercise amid COVID-19, be extra careful: CEC to observers
Addressing a briefing of election observers being deployed in Bihar, Arora said the strength of democracy rests in its primary stakeholder -- the voters. "All efforts must be made to instil confidence in the voter to come to the polling station on election day to cast her/his vote safely and freely," an Election Commission statement said quoting him.
Rajasthan panchayat polls: Voting begins for last phase
Polling for the fourth and last phase of panchayat elections in Rajasthan, covering 897 gram panchayats, began on Saturday morning amid tight security. State Election Commission secretary Shyam Rajpurohit said the polling to elect sarpanch and panch began at 7.30 am and is going on peacefully.
Assam decides to make Bodo an associate official language; creates Bodo Kachari Welfare Council
“The state cabinet has taken two important decisions - 1.Bodo will be the Associate official language for the state of Assam. 2. Bodo Kachari autonomous welfare Council outside 6th schedule area for welfare of Bodo community,” tweeted Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam's Finance Minister.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in full election mode, holds party meet every day
Party insiders said he had been discussing the campaign in each assembly constituency with other leaders and making localised plans. Apart from the party workers, CM Kumar has been regularly holding meetings with ‘Kshetriya Prabharies’ (regional coordinators) who handle party affairs in three-four districts.
Elections for 4 vacant Legislative Council seats in Karnataka to be held on Oct 28
The EC had put the elections on hold for an undeclared period due to the coronavirus scare though the tenure of the four incumbents ended on June 30.
Sharad Yadav will work with opposition parties in Bihar: Loktantrik Janata Dal
The party's office bearers held a meeting here in which they also paid homage to singer S P Balasubrahmanyam and former Union minister Jaswant Singh.Yadav, who is ill, is the party's patron.
EC makes procedure to opt for postal ballot by elderly, people with disabilities friendlier
The form required to opt for the postal ballot would be delivered at the residence of all those above 80 years of age and people with disabilities by the booth level officer under his polling station.
Several local leaders from by-poll bound Sira join BJP, party confident about win
The Election Commission on Tuesday had announced the schedule for the by-election to Sira assembly constituency in Tumakuru district and Rajarajeshwari Nagar (R R Nagar) in the city, for which the last date for filing of nomination is October 16. Results will be declared on November 10.