The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday issued show-cause notices to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi for allegedly making false statements against Prime Minister Narendra Modi while campaigning for the assembly elections in five states. On the basis of separate complaints by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the poll panel sought… Continue reading "AAP, Priyanka get EC notice for remarks on PM"
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The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought the stand of the Election Commission (EC) and the AIADMK on a petition against the approval of amendments to the “original constitution” of the party. Justice Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav issued notice on a petition by B Ramkumar Adityan and KC Suren Palanisamy, who claimed to be primary members of All India Anna Dravida… Continue reading "Delhi High Court seeks ECI’s stand in approving amendment to AIADMK law"
In a boost for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year, the Election Commission (EC) recognised it as a national party on Monday. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Communist Party of India (CPI), however, lost their national party status. The EC’s decision was based on a review of the parties’… Continue reading "AAP gets national party tag, NCP, TMC, CPI lose status"
Nearly eight months after his coup in Maharashtra’s Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde’s claim on the party’s name and bow-and-arrow symbol has been cleared by the Election Commission in a huge setback for former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. In a 78-page order on the protracted battle for control of the organisation, the commission said Mr Shinde, who became Chief Minister after… Continue reading "Shinde faction is Shiv Sena: Election Commission"
The Election Commission of India authorised Dr. A. Tamizhmahan Hussain, Presidium Chairman for all official communication on behalf of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party for limited purpose of putting up its candidate in the ongoing by-election in Erode East constituency. A letter from the ECI also mentioned Hussain, Presidium Chairman of AIADMK wherein he has forwarded… Continue reading "ECI authorises AIADMK’s presidium chairman for all official communication"
The Election Commission of India has told the Supreme Court that it does not regulate or monitor inner-party functions or internal elections of any political party as the same is neither envisaged under the Constitution of India nor under any other law. Filing an affidavit in the AIADMK leadership issue, the poll panel said the bye-laws dated July 11, 2022… Continue reading "AIADMK row: EC tells SC that it does not regulate inner-party functions"
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday announced that the by-poll for Erode (East) assembly constituency would be held on February 27. The by-poll for the constituency was necessitated following the demise of congress MLA E Thirumahan Everaa, who died due to cardiac arrest on January 4, and it would be the first by-poll for the 16th Assembly of… Continue reading "By poll for Erode East Assembly constituency to be held on 27 February"
The Election Commission of India (ECI) started the distribution and dispatch of designated ballot boxes, ballot papers, special pens and other sealed election materials to the State Legislative Assembly Secretariats including in the National Capital Territory of Delhi and UT of Puducherry for the conduct of Presidential Election 2022 scheduled on July 18. Interestingly, an air ticket has been booked… Continue reading "ECI starts distribution of ballot boxes and papers for Presidential election"
The Election Commission is holding a series of virtual meets today to decide whether the ban imposed by it on physical rallies and roadshows to prevent the spread of coronavirus should continue. Announcing dates for elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur on January 8, the Election Commission had announced a ban on physical rallies, road and bike… Continue reading "ECI to hold virtual meeting to decide on physical rallies during election"