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Post Opposition's outrage, EC announces media blackout at PM Modi's ...
New Delhi , Jan. 20 : In the wake of the massive opposition being raised to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Combined Commander's Conference in Dehradun stating it is an attempt by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take political advantage, the Election Commission on Friday said the ...

EC transfers 13 District Magistrates, 8 SSPs in UP
Lucknow , Jan. 20 : The Election Commission on Friday transferred 13 District Magistrates in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, including that of Lucknow, Satyendra Yadav.

BJP's Vikram Singh violates MCC ahead of UP polls
Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan. 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Fatehpur, Vikram Singh violated the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) ascribed by the Election Commission ahead of the Uttar Pradesh polls.

Rs. 71.32 crore cash, liquor seized in poll-bound UP
New Delhi, , Jan. 19 : The Election Commission-appointed surveillance and expenditure monitoring teams have recovered over Rs. 80.44 crore in cash, including Rs. 71.32 crore from Uttar Pradesh alone, and liquor and drugs worth over Rs. 8 crore and Rs. 6.45 crore respectively from the five ...

Chief Election Commissioner to review poll preparedness in Uttarakhand
Nainital (Uttarakhand) , Jan. 18 : Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and his fellow commissioners will be in Dehradun today to review the poll preparedness in Uttarakhand.

Always wanted Akhilesh to take over Samajwadi Party: Amar Singh
New Delhi , Jan. 17 : A day after the Election Commission allotted the 'cycle' symbol to the Akhilesh Yadav-led faction, expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, who has been blamed for causing a rift within the party, on Tuesday congratulated the former for the victory and stated that despite ...

Uttar Pradesh : Decision on SP-Cong alliance in a day or two : ...
Lucknow, Jan 17 : : A day after winning the Election Commission verdict over Samajwadi Party symbol, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said the decision on electoral tie-up with the Congress will be taken in a "day or two," reports said.

Imran Khan's PTI tenders unconditional apology to ECP after warning
Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 17 : The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which is led by former cricketer Imran Khan, has tendered an unconditional apology to the Election Commission of Pakistan for accusing the latter of bias.

Senior EC officials to visit Uttarakhand tomorrow to review poll ...
New Delhi , Jan.17 : Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Nasim Zaidi along with Election Commissioners A.K. Joti and O.P. Rawat will visit Uttarakhand on Wednesday to review the poll preparedness of the state in the forthcoming assembly elections.

Rahul's statement is violating code of conduct, draws EC attention: ...
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Jan. 17 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's statement of co-relating the symbol of Congress with religious gods such as Shiv, Guru Nanak, Buddha, Islam and Mahavir, draws Election Commission's attention as he is ...

Mulayam lost 'cycle' symbol as he did not follow EC directions: Kapil ...
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : With the Election Commission allotting the Samajwadi Party symbol 'cycle' to the Akhilesh Yadav-led faction, senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, who represented Akhilesh before the poll panel, said the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led faction lost the claim as they did not follow the panel's ...

Allotting cycle to Akhilesh is victory of truth: Samajwadi Party ...
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan. 16 : Welcoming the Election Commission of India's move of allotting the Samajwadi Party symbol 'cycle' to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's faction, party state president Naresh Uttam on Monday says that the development is the victory of truth and the ...

All is well? Post EC victory Akhilesh meets Mulayam to seek blessings
Lucknow , Jan. 16 : After the Election Commission allotted the 'cycle' symbol to his faction in the Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav met his father and party founder Mulayam to seek his blessings and begin preparations for the upcoming state elections.

Goa polls: EC summons Kejriwal for 'instigating' people to accept ...
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : The Election Commission on Monday summoned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for 'deliberately instigating' the public to accept bribes for voting during a rally in Mapusa, Bardez Taluuka and Goa on January 8.

Ram Gopal hints at 'Mahagathbandan' with Congress ahead of UP polls
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : Brimmed with confidence ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls after the Election Commission today entitled the Akhilesh Yadav camp the Samajwadi Party's 'cycle' symbol, Ram Gopal Yadav, who is the close aide of the Chief Minister hinted a pre-poll alliance with the ...

Son beats father in 'cycle' race as EC allots party symbol to Akhilesh
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : The Election Commission of India on Monday entitled Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav the Samajwadi Party 'cycle' symbol, giving a major shot in the arm for the Akhilesh camp ahead of the assembly polls.

Mulayam must give his blessings to Akhilesh and set out campaigning: ...
Patna , Jan. 16 : With the Election Commission allotting the 'cycle' symbol to the Akhilesh Yadav-led faction of the Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday advised Mulayam Yadav to let bygones be bygones and give Akhilesh his blessings.

SP feud: EC likely to pronounce order on 'cycle' today
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : The Election Commission is likely to pronounce its order on Monday regarding the Samajwadi Party factions i.e. of party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and the other of his son Akhilesh Yadav, staking claims over the party symbol 'cycle'.

BJP files complaint with EC against Rahul Gandhi for hurting ...
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan. 13 : Days after the Election Commission warned all political parties from making statements based on religion or face stern action, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday filed a complaint with the poll panel against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for ...

Samajwadi Party symbol war: EC reserves order on 'Cycle'
New Delhi , Jan. 13 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday reserved its order on the issue surrounding the ownership of the Samajwadi Party symbol- the cycle.

EC to decide on Samajwadi Party symbol today
New Delhi, Jan 13 : : Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav reached the Election Commission office as the poll panel is set to decide on Friday which of the two warring factions of Uttar Pradesh's ruling party will own the election symbol, 'cycle.'

'Cycle' war: Netaji, Akhilesh at EC office as poll body set to take ...
New Delhi , Jan. 13 : With the Election Commission all set to begin its first hearing on the dispute in the Samajwadi Party with regard to the symbol 'cycle', party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief MinisterAkhilesh Yadav on Friday arrived at the office of the poll ...

JD (U) welcomes EC's decision, says Sakshi Maharaj a habitual offender
New Delhi , Jan. 13 : Welcoming the Election Commission's decision of censuring Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) Sakshi Maharaj, the Janata Dal (United) JD (U) on Friday termed him a habitual offender

EC has given Sakshi Maharaj a rap on the knuckles: Swamy
New Delhi , Jan. 13 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) Subramanian Swamy on Friday said the Election Commission's decision to censure the saffron party's MP Sakshi Maharaj was good adding that it had given him a rap on the knuckles.

EC censures Sakshi Maharaj for violating Model Code of Conduct
New Delhi , Jan. 12 : The Election Commission of India on Wednesday censured Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj for violating the Model Code of Conduct and the Supreme Court's decision not to seek votes in the name of religion.

EC warns all political parties, says won't be "silent spectator" if ...
New Delhi , Jan. 10 : Ahead of the upcoming polls in five states, the Election Commission on Tuesday issued an advisory to all political parties calling on them to refrain from making statements based on religion, or face stern action.

Budget date: Election Commission examines Cabinet Secretary's response
New Delhi , Jan. 10 : The Election Commission on Tuesday received the response from the Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha over postponement of the Budget presentation date.

EC orders removal of PM's pictures from hoardings in poll-bound states
New Delhi, Jan 10 : : The Election Commission on Tuesday ordered that pictures of the Prime Minister be removed from all the hoardings in the poll-bound states, reports said.

EC issues notice to BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj for his alleged remarks ...
New Delhi, Jan 10 : The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday has issued notice to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakhshi Maharaj for his remarks against minorities, according to media reports.

BSP not a party of 'Dalits', but for all under one umbrella, says ...
New Delhi , Jan. 10 : After a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader moved the Election Commission (EC) against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati accusing her of seeking votes in the name of caste and demanded that her party be debarred from contesting elections, party leader Sudhindra ...

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