Election commission

Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra set to be next chief election commissioner

Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on February 14, 2019 ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. He would demit office on May 14, 2022.

published on : 11th April 2021

'EC trying to suppress facts by barring entry of politicians': Mamata on Cooch Behar firing

Four persons died on Saturday when CISF personnel opened fire allegedly after coming under attack from locals, who 'attempted to snatch their rifles', the police had said.

published on : 11th April 2021

'Rename Model Code of Conduct as Modi Code of Conduct': Mamata's jibe at EC

Mamata Banerjee had said that she will hold a protest rally in Cooch Behar on Sunday against the firing incident and visit the homes of the deceased.

published on : 11th April 2021

Bengal polls: Bombs, gun powder, bullets recovered in Bhatpara ahead of sixth phase

Police registered a case under the Explosive Substances Act and Arms Act. Further investigation is underway.

published on : 11th April 2021

Election Commission to cancel poll rallies if COVID norms violated

The letter pointed out instances of star campaigners and leaders or candidates not observing Covid-19 protocols.

published on : 11th April 2021

West Bengal polls: EC bans entry of politicians in Cooch Behar district for 72 hours

In a first major outbreak of violence during the West Bengal polls, five persons were killed and five candidates were attacked during the fourth phase of the elections.

published on : 10th April 2021

'Did not violate model code, IPC': West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to EC on her remarks on CAPF

Banerjee also urged the poll watchdog to rescind its notice, contending she has not violated the model code or the various sections of the Indian Penal Code.

published on : 10th April 2021

Bengal polls 2021: PM Modi condoles death in CISF firing, blames Trinamool Congress for violence

He also accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of instigating people against the central forces.

published on : 10th April 2021

West Bengal elections: EC orders adjournment of polls at polling station no 126 at Sitalkuchi

The decision comes against the backdrop of four persons being killed as central forces allegedly opened fire after coming under attack from locals.

published on : 10th April 2021

West Bengal poll firing: Trinamool Congress seeks explanation from EC over death of four

TMC Rajya Sabha MP Dola Sen said that when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had pointed to the excesses of the central forces, she was twice issued a showcause notice.

published on : 10th April 2021

TMC asks EC to act against BJP 'goons' creating 'ruckus' in Cooch Behar

In the mail signed by TMC MP Derek O'Brien, the party said that 'BJP goons' were 'preventing' TMC agents from entering the booths.

published on : 10th April 2021

Rajya Sabha election to be held on time, EC tells HC

According to the EC, the fixing of the schedule of the election is exclusively within the domain of the commission.

published on : 10th April 2021

EC flags instances of star campaigners, leaders not wearing masks while campaigning

In a letter to leaders of all recognised political parties, the poll panel said, 'It is widely known that in the recent weeks, COVID cases are being reported in larger numbers.'

published on : 9th April 2021

TN assembly polls: Repoll likely in booth No 92-M in Velachery constituency 

Following complaints from Congress and DMK on unauthorised transportation of EVMs and a VVPAT machine, the Chennai Corporation suspended the staff involved.

published on : 9th April 2021

EC issues notice to Mamata, seeks explanation on statements against Central forces

Banerjee had alleged that the Central forces favoured the Bharatiya Janata Party during the polling in the first and second phase of West Bengal assembly elections.

published on : 9th April 2021
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