The notification for calling the 16th Vice Presidential election will be issued on July 5 by the Commission
The poll panel has convened a press conference at 3 pm to announce the schedule.
Bhubaneswar, May 16 The opposition BJP has released a list of 40 star campaigners including five Union Ministers who will campaign for the party can..
New Delhi, May 13 Bypoll to fill up a vacant Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha will be held on June 13, the Election Commission said on Friday. The se..
Rajiv Kumar will take up the post after incumbent Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra demits his office on May 14, 2022
Arora has also served as secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Senior AAP leader Atishi appealed to the SEC to conduct the municipal polls, saying postponement of the announcement of its schedules has raised a question mark on the “functioning and integrity” of the poll panel.
In a statement, the poll panel said keeping in mind the current status of COVID-19 in these states, it has "decided to relax the guidelines on victory processions during and after the counting and has withdrawn the blanket ban on victory procession."
The ECI added that the EVMs are kept under 3-layer security and under 24×7 CCTV supervision. Also, serial number of of each EVM has been shared with political parties, the commission added.
Akhilesh Yadav, the chief of the state's primary opposition Samajwadi Party, had demanded the Election Commission to launch in inquiry into the manner in which the EVMs were transported in Varanasi.
The exit poll suggest that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is headed for a decisive victory in Punjab while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to come back to power in Uttar Pradesh. In India, exit polls are usually conducted by CVoter, Chanakya, and MyAxis India, along with a couple of others. The survey will predict the fate of parties.
The participants will be showcased a recorded broadcast from select polling stations in each of the five states where polls have taken place as well as live streaming from polling stations in Varanasi
The commission also allowed political parties and candidates to hold meetings and rallies with the restriction of using only 50 per cent capacity of space being relaxed.
The Election Commission has said that now the maximum limit on the number of star campaigners for recognised national and state political parties "shall be 40 and for other than recognised political party it shall be 20."
The action was taken on the basis of a complaint filed by Akali Dal leader Arshdeep Singh, who accused Kejriwal of attempting to malign the state's political parties.
Take a quick look at all the major updates on assembly elections in five states -- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur
A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices A S Bopanna and Hima Kohli sought the response in four weeks on the PIL filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay.
Take a quick look at all the major updates on upcoming assembly elections in five states -- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.
Teams of "digital warriors" — video editors, content writers, graphic designers, cartoonists and volunteers — of these parties, including the ruling Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), are busy planning social media campaigns through video clips and graphics for the February 20 Punjab Assembly polls.
The decision has been taken in view of the birth anniversary celebration of Guru Ravidas.
"These reports have a very high tendency to start a mis-information campaign in the midst of a pandemic," the Union Health Ministry said in a statement.
The decision of the government is based on the recommendation made by the poll panel.
Assembly elections 2022 are due in five states, namely, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab, and Manipur.
The commission also met top officials of ITBP, BSF and SSB and pressed for maintaining strict vigil on international borders some of the poll-going states share.
Here is a primer detailing the proposed law, which has faced objections from Opposition and civil society activists, who say it violates fundamental rights by harming the privacy of citizens.