A total of 77 candidates are in the fray for the February 27 byelection to the Erode (East) Assembly seat, with the Election Commission allowing the faction-ridden main Opposition AIADMK to contest in its popular ‘Two Leaves’ symbol after it decided to field a ‘united’ candidate for this polls on a request by the BJP, its key ally. Of the… Continue reading "77 candidates in fray for Erode East Assembly bypoll"
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The Election Commission of India (ECI) has practically dismissed the speculation that assembly elections in five states may be deferred due to rising Covid-19 cases in the country. After a visit to Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission said all the political parties from the state “want polls to be held on time”. “Representatives of all political parties met us and… Continue reading "ECI dismisses speculations about cancellation of polls in five states"
Concerned over the colossal surge in cases, the ECI, on Tuesday announced that no political parties should hold victory rallies on 2 May after the counting of votes in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry. “In view of the surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the country, the Election Commission of India has decided to make more stringent provision… Continue reading "Election Commission of India bans victory processions over poll results"
West Bengal chief electoral officer (CEO) Aariz Aftab Wednesday called an all party meeting on April 16 following the Calcutta High Court direction to the Chief Electoral Officer and all district magistrates in the state to ensure strict implementation of COVID-19 protocol during campaigning for the remaining four phases of the state election, an Election official said. All political parties… Continue reading "Election Commission to ensure implementation of Covid 19 protocol in West Bengal"
The Election Commission (EC) on Monday declared that polls to the three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala falling vacant later this month will be held on 30 April. The poll panel issued a detailed press note for “conduct of biennial election to the council of states from Kerala to fill the seats of members retiring on April 21”. Those retiring… Continue reading "Polls to three Rajya Sabha seats in Kerala to be held on 30 April"
Amid a political outcry and trading of charges, the Election Commission on Friday ordered suspension of four polling personnel in Ratabari (SC) assembly constituency in Assam after they violated EVM transport protocol by hitching a ride with machines following Thursday’s polling in a private car belonging to the wife of a BJP candidate from another constituency. The EC said the personnel — presiding officer Sahab Uddin Talukdar and… Continue reading "ECI suspends four officials in Assam"
The Election Commission has asked DMK leader A Raja to explain his stance over his remarks against Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami’s mother. He has been asked to give an explanation on or before 6 pm on 31 March. Tamilnadu Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo has sent a report to the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding the derogatory… Continue reading "ECI asks Raja to explain his stance on remarks against CM’s mother"