Election Commission

Govt hired the social media firm for EC campaign during Maharashtra elections, says state poll chief amid allegations of BJP IT cell link

State chief electoral officer in his interim report clarified that the social media agency was not hired by them but the publicity department of the state government.

published on : 27th July 2020

Agency for poll ads hired by DGIPR, says Maharashtra CEO amid charges

In a statement, it also said that it was 'misleading and incorrect' to suggest that the CEO Maharashtra had engaged any agency on political considerations.

published on : 25th July 2020

Election Commission lens on ‘BJP link’ to ad campaign during Maharashtra assembly elections in 2019

RTI activist had claimed Maharashtra CEO issued ads via an agency linked to BJP IT cell.

published on : 25th July 2020

EC to announce schedule of assembly, Lok Sabha bypolls at 'appropriate time'

The announcement came after the poll panel decided to defer eight bypolls -- seven assembly and one Lok Sabha seat -- citing floods and the COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 24th July 2020

ECI defers by-elections in Tamil Nadu, 5 other states due to pandemic, flood

The condition in Assam and Bihar have worsened following heavy rainfall and flood.

published on : 23rd July 2020

Bihar opposition parties want EC to assure that assembly polls won't trigger fresh spike in COVID cases

Ahead of their virtual meeting with the Commission top brass this evening, the parties submitted a memorandum to the poll panel drawing its attention to the coronavirus situation in the state.

published on : 17th July 2020

Election Commission begins preliminary works for Assembly polls

Currently, there is no clarity on when the Covid infection could be contained completely.

published on : 14th July 2020

EC postpones elections to 11 UP Legislative Council seats amid lockdown

A graduates' constituency is one in which only graduates from any recognised Indian university, or those with an equivalent qualification, can vote.

published on : 5th April 2020

Coronavirus: EC uses constitutional powers to further defer Rajya Sabha polls to 18 seats

While 17 members from six states are retiring on April 9, one from Meghalaya is retiring on April 12.

published on : 3rd April 2020

EC defers Rajya Sabha polls scheduled for March 26 in view of coronavirus outbreak

Election to fill up 55 seats in the Upper House of Parliament was to be held on March 26, but 37 candidates have already been elected without a contest.

published on : 24th March 2020

Digvijaya exerting pressure on rebel Congress MLAs: MP BJP tells EC

Earlier in Wednesday morning, a high-voltage drama unfolded near the resort in Bengaluru where rebel Congress MLAs from Madhya Pradesh are staying, as Singh staged a protest there.

published on : 18th March 2020

Jump in TMC party membership ahead of 2021 Assembly elections.

Party high-command has identified 20,000 areas in the state where new memberships drive will be initiated.

published on : 17th March 2020

EC working group proposes cap on expenditure of political parties for electioneering

The election watchdog has been pushing for greater transparency in the election-related expenditure by parties and candidates.

published on : 9th March 2020

ROs told to follow poll guidelines issued by Election Commission

The Collector said they should be more vigilant from filing of nomination till completion of counting of votes.

published on : 9th March 2020

ECI issues notification for Rajya Sabha polls

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday issued notification for election to four vacancies in Rajya Sabha along with 55 seats in 17 States scheduled on March 26.

published on : 7th March 2020
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