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EC allots new party symbol to Sharad Pawar's NCP faction

New Delhi/IBNS: Days after the Election Commission awarded the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) name and the 'clock' symbol to the Ajit Pawar faction, a new symbol has been allotted to the camp led by the party's founder and vertan politician Sharad Pawar.

Poll body chief says EC will follow SC's direction on electoral bonds

Bhubaneswar: Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said on Saturday the Election Commission (EC) will follow the direction issued by the Supreme Court on the electoral bonds and take action accordingly.

BJP received Rs 1,294 cr via electoral bonds in FY23; Congress's share shrank to Rs 171 cr

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) garnered Rs 1,294.14 crore via electoral bonds in the fiscal year 2022-23, constituting nearly 54% of its overall income for the year.

Election Commission assigns new name to Sharad Pawar's party

Mumbai/IBNS: Veteran politician Sharad Pawar's faction has a new name now- Nationalist Congress Party Sharadchandra Pawar- the Election Commission said Wednesday, a day after it declared that the group led by his nephew, Ajit Pawar, is the 'real' NCP and will be allotted its name and symbol (a clock).

NCP's Ajit Pawar faction files caveat application in Supreme Court after EC order

New Delhi/IBNS: The Ajit Pawar faction of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday filed a caveat application in the Supreme Court, praying that no order should be passed by the top judiciary without hearing them on any possible plea by the rival Sharad Pawar faction against the Election Commission of India (ECI) order related to the party.

In setback for Sharad Pawar, EC names Ajit's faction as 'real' NCP

New Delhi/IBNS: In a setback for veteran politician Sharad Pawar, the election commission has declared that his nephew Ajit Pawar-led faction is the "real" Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)

Delhi HC directs Election Commission to act against Rahul Gandhi on 'pickpockets' remark on PM Modi, AmitShah, Adani

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Election Commission of India to take appropriate legal action against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi for referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and businessman Gautam Adani as 'pickpockets,' media reports said.

Lok Sabha clears three contentious bills on appointment of Election Commissioner

New Delhi: The controversial Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023, was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Election Commission asks Telangana govt to suspend disbursement of farmers' aid

New Delhi/IBNS: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked the Telangana government to pause the disbursement of the monetary aid to the farmers citing violation of the model code of conduct, media reports said.

Rajasthan elections 2023: 24.74 pc votes polled for 199 seats till 11 am

Jaipur/UNI: Around 24.74 percent votes out of more than 5.26 crore were polled till 11 am and polling for 199 out of 200 seats in Rajasthan Assembly continued smoothly and peacefully on Saturday.

EC issues show cause notice to Rahul Gandhi over remarks against PM Modi

New Delhi/UNI: The Election Commission of India on Thursday issued a show cause notice to Congress MP Rahul Gandhi for his alleged "Jaibkatra" and "Panauti" jibes at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

AAP lodges complaint with EC against BJP over trying to 'tarnish' Arvind Kejriwal's image

New Delhi/IBNS/UNI: The Aam Aadmi Party Thursday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India against the Bharatiya Janata Party for alleged violation of the Electoral laws, Representation of Peoples Act, 1951 and Model Code of Conduct.

EC issues notices to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Arvind Kejriwal over remarks on PM Modi during poll campaign

New Delhi/IBNS: The Election Commission Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for allegedly making "unverified and false statements" about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Centre's plan to rope in bureaucrats as 'Rath Prabharis' hits roadblock from Election Commission

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre's plan to rope in bureaucrats for a countrywide mega rally to highlight the BJP-led central government's achievements has hit a hurdle with the Election Commission banning the yatra in five states where elections are due by the year-end.

Election Commission appoints actor Rajkummar Rao as it National Icon for upcoming polls

New Delhi/UNI: In a bid to improve the electoral participation in the upcoming Five state assembly elections and the 2024 general elections, the Election Commission of India( ECI) on Thursday appointed actor Rajkummar Rao as its National Icon.