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Postal ballots for Coronavirus patients, elderly people to cast votes in India

New Delhi/IBNS: In a major change brought in the electoral system by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday, people above 65 years of age and those infected with Novel Coronavirus have been allowed to avail postal ballots to cast their votes, media reports said.

Cabinet approves MoU between ECI and that of Maldives on cooperation in Electoral Management field

New Delhi/IBNS: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of the Election Commission to enter into the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Election Commission of Maldives on cooperation in the field of electoral management and administration. 

Election Commission of India rejects EVM mishandling charges

New Delhi, May 21 (IBNS):  Amid reports of alleged EVMs tampering assumes significance as there have been reports from certain places in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar that the EVMs were being transported without security, the Election Commission of India on Tuesday clarified that such allegations are 'false' and 'incorrect'.

Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress writes to ECI over PM’s Kedarnath visit

Kolkata, May 19 (UNI) The TMC wrote to the Election Commission on Sunday, alleging the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath is a violation of the model code of conduct.

Allegations fly as ECI cuts short poll campaigning in West Bengal

Kolkata, May 15 (IBNS): Allegations flew thick and fast following the Election Commission's decision to end election campaigning on Thursday night, instead of Friday, because of the absence of "a level playing field to all candidates" owing to state government pressure. The decision comes a day after a rally led by Amit Shah turned violent on Tuesday with BJP cadres clashing with Trinamool ones in North Kolkata.

Election Commission's reward for Modi for breaking Vidyasagar statue: Mamata

Kolkata, May 15 (IBNS): Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday evening said the ending campaigning a day ahead of schedule was the Election Commission's reward for Narendra Modi for smashing a statue of Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar.

Poll campaign in Bengal cut short as EC cracks whip following violence

New Delhi, May 15 (UNI/IBNS): Election Commission of India on Wednesday cut short the campaign in West Bengal by almost a day from 10 pm on Thursday for the Lok Sabha elections in the state for the seventh and final phase of the polls on May 19. The move followed unprecedented violence in a roadshow of BJP national president Amit Shah a day ago.

Poll panel showcauses media houses for publishing surveys during polls

New Delhi, May 14 (UNI): Pointing out violation of provisions in the Representation of People Act, 1951, the Election Commission on Tuesday issued show cause notice to media houses, which published poll surveys predicting results of ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Poll panel showcauses media houses for publishing surveys during polls

New Delhi, May 14 (UNI): Pointing out violation of provisions in the Representation of People Act, 1951, the Election Commission on Tuesday issued show cause notice to media houses, which published poll surveys predicting results of ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Tripura: BJP moves ECI, seeks removal of Chief Electoral Officer

Agartala, May 3 (UNI): The controversy over election in West Tripura parliamentary constituency in first phase has taken its toll further following BJP accusing Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti alleging him of conspiring against the government with opposition parties.

EC's second clean chit to PM Modi, says no poll code violation on Pulwama, Balakot remarks

New Delhi, May 1 (UNI): Second day in a row, the Election Commission on Wednesday gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his speech about Pulwama terror attack and the Balakot air strike, at Latur in Maharashtra on April 9, and said there was no violation of Model Code of Conduct.

ECI asks police to file FIR against BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir for code violation

New Delhi, Apr 27 (UNI) The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday directed the Delhi Police to register an FIR against former cricketer and BJP's East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir for violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), after he conducted a road show without permission.

Don't criticise private lives of political leaders and workers: Election Commission

Shimla, Apr 22 (UNI): Election Commission of India today issued warning to BJP state president Satpal Singh Satti and asked him to refrain from criticising the private life of leaders and workers of other political parties.

ECI clarifies suspension of Karnataka cadre IAS officer who checked PM's chopper, asked to report to CEO

New Delhi, Apr 22 (UNI) The Election Commission on Monday clarified that it did not revoke the suspension of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Mohammed Mohsin, but asked him to report to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka.

Situation in Bengal is currently like what prevailed in Bihar 10 years ago: EC special observer Ajay Nayak

Kolkata, Apr 20 (IBNS):  Describing the law and order condition of West Bengal, EC special observer Ajay V Nayak on Saturday said situation in Bengal is like what Bihar used to be 10 years ago and hence more central forces are deployed in the booths in the state during Lok Sabha polls this time.