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Delhi CM Kejriwal speaks up about Bulandshahr violence at the launch of 'Tirth Yatra Yojana'

Truth has won, says Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court verdict that set aside the EC recommendation disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs in an office-of-profit case, saying truth has won. “Truth has been victorious. The elected representatives of Delhi were disqualified wrongly. The High Court has provided[Read More…]

BJP threatening journalists in Gujarat, Congress tells EC

BJP threatening journalists in Gujarat, Congress tells EC

The Congress on Wednesday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was threatening journalists in Gujarat for airing Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi’s interview, and urged the Election Commission (EC) to take notice of it. Congress Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said here that some journalists were receiving threats from high-level state[Read More…]

Political consensus must to conduct simultaneous election: EC

Political consensus must to conduct simultaneous election: EC

The Election Commision will have to get the nod from recognised national and regional parties to pull off simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. “The Election Commission in its earlier responses to the government has underlined the need for political consensus. All parties have to be on[Read More…]

Pune: Woman on poll duty suffers miscarriage; husband blames and thrashes school principal for ordeal

Our EVMs are better than ones used abroad: EC tells SC

The Election Commission on Friday told the Supreme Court that its EVMs are fully tamper-proof and credible machines, which cannot be hacked. Submitting its affidavit, EC director (Law), Vijay Kumar Pandey said that all PILs claiming that EVMs are faulty machines must be dismissed as there is no evidence of[Read More…]

SC to set up norms for fair selection of CECs and ECs

SC to set up norms for fair selection of CECs and ECs

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, agreed to accord final hearing on Public Interest Litigation(PIL), after alleging that political executives have been appointing Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners in poll panel till now. The apex court stated that it is important to set norms for the appointment so that the[Read More…]

Delhi EC rejects plea to remove party symbols from EVM

The Delhi state election commission has dismissed a plea which demands the removal of candidates’ party symbols from electronic voting machines (EVM) in upcoming civic polls. The Poll panel told a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, “(Any order on) the petition would directly affect[Read More…]

EC to Cabinet Secretary: No last-minute demands to clear proposals

  Displeased with ministries bypassing the Cabinet Secretary while seeking model code approval for Cabinet proposals, the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday said it would not entertain last-minute appeals for approval. EC also clarified that the Cabinet proposals were being sent at the last minute to build pressure for approval.[Read More…]

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