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  • Allahabad HC issues fresh notices to political parties, CEC on caste-based rallies Dec 04, 2022 09:20 PM IST

    Allahabad HC issues fresh notices to political parties, CEC on caste-based rallies

    A bench of Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Jaspreet Singh passed the order recently on an old PIL filed by local lawyer Motilal Yadav. The petitioner had sought a ban on caste-based rallies in Uttar Pradesh.

  • EC to hear Shiv Sena factions on December 12 Nov 29, 2022 01:50 PM IST

    EC to hear Shiv Sena factions on December 12

    Earlier this month, the Commission had asked the Shiv Sena factions to submit fresh documents to back their claim to the party's name and its symbol by November 23.

  • Gujarat Assembly polls: Cash, jewellery worth Rs 10.5 crore seized by EC since Nov 3 Nov 26, 2022 08:36 AM IST

    Gujarat Assembly polls: Cash, jewellery worth Rs 10.5 crore seized by EC since Nov 3

    The model code of conduct has been in force since November 3 in the state where elections will be held in two phases – on December 1 and 5.

  • 788 in fray for 89 seats in first phase of Gujarat Assembly polls on December 1 Nov 18, 2022 08:36 PM IST

    788 in fray for 89 seats in first phase of Gujarat Assembly polls on December 1

    These include candidates from 39 parties and 339 independents, a release from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) for Gujarat informed.

  • Political parties and election finance need more regulations Nov 16, 2022 11:55 AM IST

    Political parties and election finance need more regulations

    Funding of election campaigns come with the inevitable apprehension of blurred lines, which should glow bright red between private and public interest, especially once political parties form the government

  • Shiv Sena row: Why not await EC decision on 'bow and arrow' election symbol, asks HC Nov 14, 2022 05:21 PM IST

    Shiv Sena row: Why not await EC decision on 'bow and arrow' election symbol, asks HC

    Justice Sanjeev Narula observed that the court would ask the EC to decide the issue of allotting the 'bow and arrow' symbol in a time-bound manner and both factions can put their contention before the election panel.

  • Himachal Congress urges EC to take action against carrying of EVMs in private car Nov 13, 2022 08:10 AM IST

    Himachal Congress urges EC to take action against carrying of EVMs in private car

    Shimla, Nov 12 The Congress on Saturday complained to the Election Commission against carrying of EVMs in private vehicles which is in violation of the..

  • EC rejects BJP request to accept poll nominations on November 12. Here's why Nov 07, 2022 09:53 PM IST

    EC rejects BJP request to accept poll nominations on November 12. Here's why

    The Election Commission said no to this request because it is a public holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act

  • Morbi bridge collapse a factor in delay in Gujarat poll announcement: CEC Nov 03, 2022 08:11 PM IST

    Morbi bridge collapse a factor in delay in Gujarat poll announcement: CEC

    CEC Rajiv Kumar said that the commission would also examine whether the release of the inquiry report into the Morbi tragedy would disturb the level playing field in the two-phase elections scheduled for Gujarat on December 1 and December 5.

  • EC likely to announce Gujarat poll schedule this week Oct 30, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    EC likely to announce Gujarat poll schedule this week

    Citing the convention followed in 2017, the poll panel had not announced the Gujarat poll schedule when it came out with Himachal Pradesh election dates earlier this month.

  • SC to hear on Monday plea for replacing party symbols on EVMs with age, educational qualification of candidates Oct 29, 2022 03:11 PM IST

    SC to hear on Monday plea for replacing party symbols on EVMs with age, educational qualification of candidates

    The plea said such a move will help electors vote and support intelligent, diligent and honest candidates and ''control the dictatorship of political party bosses in ticket distribution''.

  • Pakistan's Election Commission disqualifies former PM Imran Khan on charges of concealing assets Oct 21, 2022 02:56 PM IST

    Pakistan's Election Commission disqualifies former PM Imran Khan on charges of concealing assets

    The ruling coalition government lawmakers had filed a case with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in August against Khan, seeking his disqualification for failing to reveal the proceeds from the sale of gifts that he purchased at a discounted price from the state repository, also called Toshakhana.

  • Explainer: 2017 redux: EC holds off announcing Gujarat polls along with Himachal Pradesh Oct 15, 2022 06:33 PM IST

    Explainer: 2017 redux: EC holds off announcing Gujarat polls along with Himachal Pradesh

    Though the opposition says that this gives the incumbent BJP an unfair advantage in Gujarat, analysts say that the poll schedule does not influence the electoral outcome

  • BJP, Congress welcome EC announcing Himachal polls Oct 14, 2022 07:07 PM IST

    BJP, Congress welcome EC announcing Himachal polls

    BJP president J P Nadda appealed to people to elect a government which contributes to the state’s progress. ”Election is the biggest celebration of democracy.

  • Election Commission announces dates for Himachal Pradesh assembly polls. Check details Oct 14, 2022 03:32 PM IST

    Election Commission announces dates for Himachal Pradesh assembly polls. Check details

    According to the Election Commission, Himachal Pradesh will go to polls on November 12, 2022; vote counting will be done on December 8, 2022, and the entire process will conclude by December 10, 2022.

  • EC likely to announce poll schedule for Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh Oct 14, 2022 10:35 AM IST

    EC likely to announce poll schedule for Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh

    The poll body has convened a press conference at 3 pm but has not yet announced the reason.

  • EC allots 'two swords and shield' symbol to Eknath Shinde's Shiv Sena faction Oct 11, 2022 06:31 PM IST

    EC allots 'two swords and shield' symbol to Eknath Shinde's Shiv Sena faction

    The poll panel's decision came a day after the it granted the flaming torch symbol to the rival Sena faction, headed by Uddhav Thackeray.

  • Uddhav Thackeray gets 'flaming torch' as poll symbol; EC asks Eknath Shinde to submit fresh list Oct 10, 2022 08:26 PM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray gets 'flaming torch' as poll symbol; EC asks Eknath Shinde to submit fresh list

    In an order on the dispute in the Shiv Sena, the Election Commission allotted ShivSena - Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray' as the party name for the Thackeray faction and Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena' (Balasaheb's Shiv Sena) and the name for the Eknath Shinde group of the party.

  • EC asks team Thackeray to respond as Shinde camp claims Sena's 'bow and arrow' symbol Oct 07, 2022 05:53 PM IST

    EC asks team Thackeray to respond as Shinde camp claims Sena's 'bow and arrow' symbol

    The Commission's directive to the Thackeray faction came on Friday, when the Shinde faction submitted a memorandum seeking allocation of the bow and arrow' election symbol as the Andheri East assembly bypoll approaches.

  • Offering free laptops? Election Commission wants political parties to spell out cost of poll promises first Oct 06, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    Offering free laptops? Election Commission wants political parties to spell out cost of poll promises first

    The poll panel's plan to ask political parties how they will finance their "freebies" moves the needle forward on political transparency but may not have any near-term impact on government finances.

  • EC asks YSRCP to clarify on Jagan Mohan Reddy being made party's 'permanent president for life' Sep 21, 2022 07:23 PM IST

    EC asks YSRCP to clarify on Jagan Mohan Reddy being made party's 'permanent president for life'

    "Any action which denies the periodicity of elections, is in complete violation of the extant instructions of the Commission," the EC said in a letter sent to the YSRCP.

  • Election Commission team holds meetings in Gujarat to review preparedness for Assembly polls Sep 19, 2022 09:33 AM IST

    Election Commission team holds meetings in Gujarat to review preparedness for Assembly polls

    Elections in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Gujarat are due later this year. A team of nine senior officials appointed by the ECI visited Ahmedabad between Friday and Sunday and reviewed preparations for the state elections, a government release said.

  • SC orders status quo on Maharashtra local bodies polls, says it would set up special bench Aug 22, 2022 12:14 PM IST

    SC orders status quo on Maharashtra local bodies polls, says it would set up special bench

    A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Abhay S Oka and J B Pardiwala took up the plea of the Maharashtra government seeking a recall of the apex court order by which it had directed the SEC not to re-notify the poll process to 367 local bodies, where it has already commenced, in order to provide reservation to OBCs.

  • PIL on freebies: States have nearly Rs 60 L crore liability as on March 31, 2021 Aug 11, 2022 08:20 PM IST

    PIL on freebies: States have nearly Rs 60 L crore liability as on March 31, 2021

    The PIL petitioner said Election Commission has not been able to regulate the promises made by political parties in their manifestos despite the apex court's direction in earlier judgements.

  • EC welcomes SC suggestion of expert panel on freebies, but does not want to be part of it Aug 11, 2022 12:35 PM IST

    EC welcomes SC suggestion of expert panel on freebies, but does not want to be part of it

    The Election Commission Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it welcomed the suggestion of setting up an expert panel to brainstorm the issue of freebies announced during elections, but it being a "constitutional authority," be not made part of it which may have some government bodies.