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Congress slams EC for allowing Modi to hold a virtual roadshow when polling in Gujarat is on

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IBNS) :  As the high voltage Gujarat election was underway, the Congress   on Thursday slammed the Election Commission for allowing Prime Minister  Narendra Modi to make a spectacle of his voting  by showing off his inked finger to the public from his car and a huge partisan and applauding crowd making the event look like a roadshow.

RK Nagar by poll: EC removes senior official over actor Vishal's disqualification row

Chennai, Dec 9 (IBNS): In a surprising move, the Election Commission removed a senior official, who was in charge of conducting the RK Nagar by poll in Tamil Nadu, after the disqualification of southern actor Vishal's nomination, media reports said.

Assam State Election Commission plans to hold panchayat poll before Feb 15

 Guwahati, Nov 29 (IBNS): Assam State Election Commission is planning to hold the panchayat poll in the state before February 15 next year.

EC declares by-poll schedule for vacant seats in Arunachal, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IBNS): The Election Commission,on Friday, not only announced the the schedule for bye-election for the much discussed Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar (RKNagar) constituency of Tamil Nadu but also for that of State Legislative Assemblies of Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Chennai: RK Nagar by poll to be held on Dec 21

Chennai, Nov 24 (IBNS): The poll in RK Nagar, a seat which fell vacant after the demise of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, will be held on Dec. 21, media reports said.

Election Commission bars Gujarat BJP from using word 'Pappu' in ad campaigns

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IBNS): The Election Commission of India has barred the Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from using word 'Pappu', which refers to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, in their advertisement campaigns, media reports said.

BJP to seek delay in Padmavati release

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IBNS) : The BJP will  write to the Election Commission, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the Central government to delay  the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period film Padmavati for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Rajputs, media reports said.    

Chidambaram takes dig on EC over Gujarat poll, BJP hits back

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IBNS): Former Union finance minister and Congress leader, P. Chidambaram, on Friday took a dig on the Election Commission of India over the delay in the announcement of the dates for Gujarat assembly election.

Varun Gandhi attacks Election Commission, calls 'toothless tiger'

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IBNS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi attacked the Election Commission of India on Friday, calling it a "toothless tiger" for not derecognising political parties which have failed to produce their poll expenditure details on time, media reports said.

Election Commission to hear AIADMK's 'two leaves symbol' case today

New Delhi, Oct 6 (IBNS): The Election Commission of India will hear the two-leaves symbol case of the AIADMK on Friday, media reports said.

Ready to hold joint election in 2018: Election Commissioner Rawat

New Delhi, Oct 5 (IBNS): Hinting at a landmark electoral reform in the country, Election Commissioner Of India, OP Rawat, on Thursday said the commission is ready to hold a joint election, Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha together, in 2018 if more machines are available.

EC to launch first time nationwide 'Voter Registration Reminder' on Facebook

New Delhi, June 28 (IBNS): The Election Commission of India (ECI) is launching a ‘Special Drive' to enroll left out electors, with a special focus on first time electors from 1st July , 2017 , so as to move in the direction of Commission’s motto that 'No Voter To Be Left Behind’ .

Madhya Pradesh Minister Narottam Mishra disqualified by EC on corruption charges

New Delhi, June 24 (IBNS) : The Election Commission of India on Saturday disqualified Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Narottam Mishra from contesting elections for three years over alleged corrupt practices and paid news during 2008 assembly polls in the state, NDTV reported.

President election on July 17, announces EC

New Delhi, June 7 (IBNS): Polling to elect the next President of India, if needed, will be held on July 17.

ECI's EVM challenge ends

New Delhi, June 3 (IBNS): The Election Commission conducted their EVM Challenge but neither of the two political parties that had volunteered to hack electronic voting machines performed it on Saturday.