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West Bengal: EC Declines Possibility Of All Phases Election Into One

The Election Commission of India on April 15, put an end to all the speculations of uniting the remaining four phases of assembly elections in West Bengal. The officials stated that polling for the remaining phases will be held as scheduled. Besides, an all-party meeting will be conducted on April 16, conducted by the West Bengal Chief Electoral officer Aariz Aftab. Reportedly, the votes will be counted on May 2.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 08:20 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: West Bengal, West Bengal Election, Election Commission, Election Commission Of India

Courtesy: Times Now

Mamata Banerjee

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WB Polls: Mamata Banerjee Stages Dharna Over EC's Ban On Her Campaign

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee staged a dharna at Gandhi Murthi in Kolkata on April 13, against the EC's decision to ban her from campaigning. Banerjee stated that EC's decision is 'undemocratic and unconstitutional'. However, the EC has prohibited Banerjee for 24-hours citing her comments on central forces and alleged religious overtones. TMC vice-president, Yashwant Sinha alleged that EC's actions are in favour of BJP.

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 04:57 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: West Bengal Assembly Elections, CM Mamata Banerjee, Kolkata, Election Commission

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Sushil Chandra

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EC Sushil Chandra To Serve As The Next Chief Election Commissioner

The Election Commission of India may likely to appoint Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra as the next Chief Election Commissioner. Reportedly, the officials at the ‘Nirvachan Sadan’ has cleared Chandra’s name for the top official post. Appointed as EC ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Chandra qualified for the top post in the three-member poll regulator body. Meanwhile, the current CEC Sunil Arora will retire from his post on April 30.

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 02:46 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Elections, CEC Sunil Arora, Election Commission, Eelection 2020

Courtesy: India Today

Nandigram polls.

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EC Rejects CM Mamata's Outsider Claims At Nandigram Polling Booth

The Election Commission wrote to Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee rejecting her claims of outsiders at Nandigram polling booth. Terming her apprehensions as ‘factually incorrect’ and ‘devoid of substance’ EC’s Umesh Sinha said that her claims are examined under Representation of People Act and Model Code of Conduct. Earlier, Banerjee had stated that the outsiders were creating trouble, and blamed EC for not taking any measures.

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 - 07:23 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: West Bengal Assembly Polls, Mamata Banerjee, Election Commission, West Bengal

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Election Commission

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EC Replaces Over 10 Officials In West Bengal After They Test COVID+

The Election Commission has replaced over 10 election officials in West Bengal after they tested positive for COVID-19. The replacement was done of some observers and a returning officer. An official stated, "We have asked everyone to wear masks and maintain physical distancing." The third phase of the State Assembly elections is slated for April 6, where 78,52,425 voters will decide the fate of 205 candidates in 31 constituencies.

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 - 10:20 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Election Commission, West Bengal, Election Commission Of India, Coronavirus


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Assam: Repoll Ordered In Ratabari After EVMs Found In BJP Member's Car

The Election Commission on April 2 ordered a re-voting for a polling booth in Assam's Ratabari constituency. The decision came after a video went viral which showed EVMs in BJP candidate Krishnendu Paul's car. Besides, the EC has also suspended the… read-more

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 02:24 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Assam, Election Commission, Elections, politics

A Raja.

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TN Polls: DMK's A Raja Barred From Campaigning

Ex-Union Minister and DMK MP A Raja has been halted from campaigning for 48 hours by the Election Commission (EC). The EC deemed Raja's statement towards Chief Minister K Palaniswamy to be obscene, derogatory and against the dignity of motherhood of women. Meanwhile, Raja defended his statement that he was misunderstood and had apologised for his words. However, the EC stated his response as unsatisfactory.

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 04:43 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Election Commission, Elections, campaign

Courtesy: NDTV


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Bengal: EC Vehicle Set On Fire Hours Before First Phase Elections

Hours before the first-phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls, a vehicle on election duty was set on fire late on March 26 at Bandwan in Purulia district. Reportedly, a group of people emerged from the forest and threw petrol-soaked material on the vehicle and then burned it in once Maoist-affected 'Janhalmahal' belt. However, no casualty has been reported in the incident. The vehicle was returning after dropping election officials at a… read-more

Sat, 27 Mar 2021 - 10:38 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Indian Politics, West Bengal, Election Commission, set ablaze

Voter ID

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Kerala: SEC Suspends Officer Who Approved 5 Voter IDs For One Person

The Kerala State Election Commission has suspended a deputy tehsildar level officer, who was assigned a poll duty, for approving five voter IDs to one person. Reportedly, the Chief Electoral Officer has ordered a thorough investigation in all 140 constituencies of the state. However, the commission has not found any political motive behind the approval yet and has assured strict action if the approval is found to be intentional.

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 05:21 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Kerala, Kerala Assembly Elections, Election Commission, Suspended

Courtesy: Latestly

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Twitter Announces Election Related Initiatives Ahead Of Assembly Polls

Twitter has notified about an array of initiatives to propel voter literacy and conversation viewing the upcoming assembly elections in India. Strikingly, in collaboration with the Election Commission of India and its state complements, the microblogging platform will release an information search cue, besides a pre/de-bunking series to counter misinformation. Other initiatives include a custom emoji, a multilingual youth discussion series… read-more

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 09:49 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Twitter, Assembly Elections, voter literacy, Election Commission

Courtesy: Gadgets 360