May 02, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Kishor, apart from announcing his decision to quit, called upon all political parties to "unite against the Election Commission".
- May 02, 2021 01:20 PM IST
Respective state chief secretaries have been asked to take immediate action to stop gatherings following declaration of election results.
- Apr 28, 2021 03:32 PM IST
All forms of public gathering outside the counting centres has also been barred by the Election Commission to prevent the violation of social distancing norms.
- Apr 28, 2021 01:25 PM IST
In India, COVID-19 cases started rising from the end of February and early March. With little or no social distancing, cases increased in all the states where polling took place. But, while the polls and rallies are being blamed for the surge in these battleground states, Maharashtra and Delhi are the two worst-affected states, which have seen a humongous rise in cases without having any polls or religious events.
- Apr 23, 2021 09:00 AM IST
On April 16, the state reported 6,910 fresh cases, 26 deaths and 41,047 total active cases at a test positivity rate of 17 percent. The figures today are roughly 75 percent up since.
- Apr 16, 2021 07:49 PM IST
It also extended the silence period from 48 hours to 72 hours in each of the remaining three of the eight phases of the West Bengal polls to be held on April 22, 26 and 29.
- Apr 16, 2021 04:46 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee, during a public meeting in Nadia district, said the BJP brought people from "worst-hit" states like Gujarat for erecting marquees for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's poll rallies.
- Apr 15, 2021 07:13 PM IST
Both the incumbent Trinamool Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party are engaged in a fierce battle to win the 2021 Bengal Assembly polls at a time India is grappling with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with over two lakh COVID-19 cases being added on April 15.
- Apr 13, 2021 01:09 PM IST
The Election Commission told Suvendu Adhikari to refrain from using statements with alleged communal overtones when the Model Code of Conduct is in force.
- Apr 12, 2021 09:10 PM IST
The Election Commission has imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on Mamata Banerjee after her remarks were found by the polling body as violative of the Model Code of Conduct.
- Apr 12, 2021 07:41 PM IST
The action was taken against Banerjee for the violation of Model Code of Conduct, the polling body said.
- Apr 09, 2021 01:26 PM IST
The notice was issued after the poll panel received a complaint from Kavita Krishnan of CPI-ML Central Committee.
- Apr 08, 2021 12:30 PM IST
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh issued notice to the Centre and the EC and sought their response to the application by Vikram Singh, the former DGP of Uttar Pradesh and also the chairman of think tank Centre for Accountability and Systemic Change (CASC).
- Apr 06, 2021 01:07 PM IST
The Congress-led Opposition has been raising questions over the EC's neutrality and functioning in the Assam polls.
- Apr 03, 2021 04:54 PM IST
He was on Friday initially barred from campaigning related activities till April 4 for allegedly making threatening remarks against Bodoland People's Front chief Hagrama Mohilary.
- Apr 02, 2021 01:41 PM IST
A video shared by an Assam-based journalist alleged that the EVMs were being transported in a private Mahendra Bolero car allegedly owned by Krishnendu Paul, BJP MLA and candidate from Patharkandi seat.
- Mar 28, 2021 08:39 PM IST
In a complaint to the Election Commission (EC), Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala, Ajay Maken and Mukul Wasnik sought directions and action against top BJP leaders for giving advertisements in newspapers claiming victory in all upper Assam seats.
- Mar 28, 2021 04:34 PM IST
According to a March 2009 rule by the EC, polling agents who are appointed by the contesting candidates shall have to be electors in the same polling stations or from neighbouring polling stations falling in the same constituency.
- Mar 26, 2021 04:15 PM IST
The court, after taking note of the charges levelled by the petitioner, asked the Election Commission to submit a report by April 2.
- Mar 22, 2021 06:24 PM IST
In a directive issued to chief electoral officers of poll-bound West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Puducherry, the poll body pointed out that it has been brought to its notice that "in some places bikes are used by anti-social elements to intimidate the voters before the poll day and/or on poll day.”
- Mar 19, 2021 11:30 AM IST
The status of money and other electoral inducements captured by authorities, once the ballot has been cast, remains largely opaque, despite petitions to the apex court and filing of several RTI queries
- Mar 19, 2021 08:56 AM IST
Assembly Election 2021: The Model Code of Conduct is a set of guidelines issued by the Election Commission with the intention of regulating political parties and candidates prior to and during elections. This is done to ensure that polling is held in a free and fair manner.
- Mar 15, 2021 12:00 PM IST
A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian issued notices to the Ministry of Law and Justice and theElection Commission of India while seeking their replies on the plea.
- Mar 14, 2021 02:36 PM IST
After reviewing the reports sent by its two special poll observers and the state government, the Commission concluded that Banerjee sustained injuries due to lapse on part of her security in charge.
- Mar 13, 2021 10:51 PM IST
The last date of nomination for 39 constituencies of the second phase was Friday, scrutiny is on March 15 and withdrawal is March 17. Polling for this phase will be held on April 1.