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ECI Team To Visit Poll Bound Telangana For 3 Days On October 3

A team of the Election Commission of India (ECI) will undertake a three-day visit to Telangana from October 3 to assess poll preparedness. Telangana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vikas Raj said that the visit aims to engage with various stakeholders, assess poll preparedness, and interact with the local community. During the visit, the ECI will hold a crucial meeting with national and state-recognized political parties, and enforcement… read-more

Mon, 18 Sep 2023 - 04:44 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: ECI team, Telangana, Poll, Election Commission, Assembly Elections

Courtesy: The Statesman


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Congress Alleges Interference Of BJP In Election Commission Of India

The Congress alleged that the Modi government wants to ensure control over the Election Commission in a poll year. Sharing a letter written in June 2012 by veteran BJP leader L K Advani to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said even he had said that the appointments to constitutional bodies should be done in a bipartisan manner to remove any impression of bias.

Fri, 11 Aug 2023 - 11:26 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Election Commission, BJP, Congress, politics, allegations


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TRS Team Visits Delhi To Submit BRS Resolution Copy to ECI

After Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao announced TRS as a national party, the Bharat Rashtra Samithi, the party leaders went to Delhi to present the BRS resolution to the Central Election Commission. The team included Vice President of Planning Commission Boinapally Vinod Kumar and Party General Secretary MLC Srinivas Reddy handed over the copy to Central Election Commission Deputy Commissioner Dharmendra Sharma.

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 - 06:25 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Telangana, BRS, K Chandrashekhar Rao, Election Commission, National Party

Courtesy: The Hans India

Supreme Court

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SC Directs EC To Hold Decision Over Eknath Shinde's Shiv Sena Symbol Plea

The Supreme Court, which reviewed the plea of Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena, over symbol battle, asked the Election Commission not to take any decision for now on the Eknath Shinde faction's plea. The bench led by CJI NV Ramana directed the EC to hold the decision regarding the symbol grant on Shinde's plea until next hearing. The bench would take a call regarding the Maharashtra political crisis on August 8.

Thu, 04 Aug 2022 - 02:00 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Shiv Sena, Supreme Court, Eknath Shinde, Uddhav Thackeray, Election Commission

Supreme Court

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SC Lashes Out At Election Commission To Re-Notifying Local Bodies Polls, Says Can't Do That

The Supreme Court, reviewed a petition filed against the rescheduling of Maharashtra Local Bodies elections.  It criticised the Maharashtra Election Commission for re-scheduling polls for 367 local bodies, which was notified to grant OBC reservations, earlier. Furthermore, the Apex Court said election commission cannot interfere with polls, already notified. The top court said, "Election commission cannot re-notify polls and if they do, it'd… read-more

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 - 02:39 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Maharashtra , Election Commission, Local Bodies elections, Supreme Court, Rescheduling


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Haryana Civil Polls Underway, 12.60 Lakh Voters Eligible

Haryana Municipal committees and municipal council elections for 28 and 18 seats respectively are underway on June 19. Scheduled between 7am-6pm, the polling will be held in 1,290 (municipal councils) and 671 stations (municipalities). In addition, 12.60 lakh voters are eligible in municipal councils, and 5.70 lakh in the municipality. Furthermore, over 14,000 polling staff and police were deployed for election security. The election results… read-more

Sun, 19 Jun 2022 - 02:16 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Haryana, Civic Polls, Election Commission, Voters, Political Parties


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Tripura Violence: 6 MP Delegation Visits Election Commission To Submit Deputation

A six MP delegation of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party visited the Election Commission of India to submit a deputation in connection to the case of violence in Tripura. It was alleged that the violence erupted due to "BJP-sponsored goons". Reportedly, two AITC workers were allegedly beaten up in the Surma assembly constituency ahead of the bypolls. Furthermore, it is alleged that the police were restricted from reaching the spot.

Thu, 16 Jun 2022 - 04:39 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Tripura, Tripura Violence, TMC, BJP, Election Commission

Courtesy: ANI

Supreme Court

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Disqualified Elected Karnataka Municipality Members Challenge HC Order In SC

Challenging a Karnataka HC order in disqualifying elected members of state Municipality, an appeal has been filed in Supreme Court. The Karnataka Election Commission had disqualified those councilors who failed to submit their explanations for election expenditure. Aggrieved by the order of the Election Commission, the petitioners had approached HC alleging that a fair opportunity was not given to be heard. An appeal is filed after HC… read-more

Tue, 07 Jun 2022 - 08:19 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Karnataka, High Court, Supreme Court, Election Commission, Election Expenditure

Courtesy: ANI

Imran Khan

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Pakistan Elections In 3 Months Logistically Impossible: Election Commission

Addressing the media, Election Commission of Pakistan denied the possibility of holding fresh elections in just three months. On April 5, a senior official of the EC said, "Delimitation is a time-consuming exercise where the law provides for one month's time just to invite objections". Notably, on April 4, Pakistan Pesident denied "No-Trust-Vote" and dissolved the 342 member National Assembly. He further asked to conduct fresh elections in 90… read-more

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 - 09:03 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Imran Khan Government, Assembly, Fresh Elections, Election Commission, Pakistan

Courtesy: Zee News

Uttarakhand High Court

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Khanpur MLA Umesh Kumar's Election Challenged In HC: Uttarakhand

A suit has been filed in the Uttarakhand High Court challenging the election of Umesh Kumar, who has been elected as an independent MLA from Khanpur. The petition alleged that out of 29 pending cases against Umesh Kumar, only 16 have been furnished in the affidavit before the election authorities, concealing the important ones. The Petitioner further requested the court to take action under Representation of the People Act.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 - 10:35 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Khanpur, Uttarakhand, Election Commission, Umesh Kumar, MLA