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    EC launches voter awareness campaign with RED FM
    Kolkata, April 19 : The Election Commission Saturday launched a voter awareness campaign in partnership with 93.5 RED FM here as part of its Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) activities.

    Poll panel chief refuses to respond to Azam Khan's allegation
    Hyderabad, April 19 : Chief Election Commissioner V.S.Sampath Saturday declined to comment on the allegations by Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan that the poll panel is biased towards the BJP as it allowed Amit Shah to go scot free while not lifting ban on his election meetings in Uttar Pradesh.

    EC seeks report on Arms Act case against Babul Supriyo
    Kolkata, April 19 : The Election Commission Saturday sought an urgent report from the Burdwan district magistrate following a complaint from the BJP that its candidate for Asansol Lok Sabha constituency Babul Supriyo - a noted Bollywood singer - has been "falsely implicated" in a case under the ...

    Awaiting report on Ajit Pawar's alleged threat: EC
    Hyderabad, April 19 : The Election Commission Saturday said it was looking into reports that Maharshtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar threatened voters in Baramati Lok Sabha constituency.

    Unrepentant SP seeks to play minority-victim card (Election Special)
    By Mohit Dubey, Lucknow, April 19 : An unrepentant Azam Khan, Uttar Pradesh's loud-mouth urban development minister, continues to justify his acerbic speeches and acid-laced comments on political opponents and has now - with the party's ostensible backing - decided to turn the heat on the Election ...

    Samajwadi Party appeals to EC to keep ban on Amit Shah
    Lucknow, Apr.18 : The Samajwadi Party on Friday appealed to the Election Commission to reconsider its decision to lift the ban on BJP general secretary Amit Shah in connection with a poll code violation during public meetings in Uttar Pradesh.

    Don't allow yoga camps if possibility of misuse, poll officials told
    New Delhi, April 18 : The Election Commission Friday asked district election officers not to grant permission for activites like yoga camps if there was possibility of their misuse for political campaigning.

    Bengal LS polls: Over two percent increase in first phase turnout
    Kolkata, April 18 : West Bengal recorded more than two percent increase in average voter turnout in the first phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state compared to the 2009 election, an Election Commission official said Friday.

    Azam Khan slams EC for banning him
    Lucknow, Apr 18 : A day after the Election Commission (EC) lifted the ban on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s general secretary Amit Shah, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Friday slammed the poll panel.

    EC lifts ban on Amit Shah, allows him to campaign in UP
    New Delhi, Apr.18 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) has lifted its ban and allowed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah to resume his campaign in Uttar Pradesh for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

    EC to look into Trinamool complaint about Mamata's hotel room fire
    Kolkata, April 18 : The Election Commission is looking into the complaint lodged by Trinamool Congress against the poll panel for failing to ensure West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's safety and security after a fire broke out in her hotel room, an official said Friday.

    EC's decision on Amit Shah rakes controversy
    New Delhi, April 18 : The Samajwadi Party and the Congress Friday opposed the Election Commission's decision to revoke a ban on campaigning and public rallies by BJP general secretary Amit Shah, raking up a controversy.

    EC prepares for next phases of polling in Uttar Pradesh
    Lucknow, April 18 : The Election Commission Friday will hold a review meeting of the preparations for the crucial third and fourth phases of the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

    Uttar Pradesh advocate general hauled up for campaigning for ...
    Lucknow, April 18 : The Election Commission has indicted the advocate general of Uttar Pradesh for using the state chopper and addressing an election rally favouring the ruling Samajwadi Party.

    Ajit Pawar threat video: AAP complains to EC
    Mumbai, Apr 18 : Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has complained to the Election Commission after a video surfaced showing Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar threatening Baramati villagers to vote for his ...

    Samajwadi Party asks EC to lift ban on Azam Khan
    Lucknow, Apr 18 : A day after the Election Commission (EC) lifted the ban on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s general secretary Amit Shah, the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday urged the autonomous authority to allow its leader Azam Khan to hold poll rallies too.

    Poll panel allows Amit Shah to resume campaign
    New Delhi, April 18 : The Election Commission Thursday allowed BJP leader Amit Shah, a close aide of the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, to resume campaign in Uttar Pradesh after he promised not to use derogatory language or do anything violative of the poll code.

    FIR against Rakhi Birla for poll violation
    New Delhi, April 17 : An FIR has been filed against AAP candidate Rakhi Birla for violating the model code of conduct, the Election Commission (EC) said Thursday.

    Amit Shah allowed to campaign in UP
    New Delhi,Apr 17 : In a significant development, the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday lifted ban on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s general secretary Amit Shah on campaigning in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh.

    Left parties cry rigging, urges EC to act
    Kolkata, Apr 17 : As polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections continued in four North Bengal districts today, the opposition Left Front alleged 'a reign of terror' unleashed by ruling Trinamool Congress activists and urged the Election Commission to ensure free and fair polling.

    EC to take step only on specific complaint : Spl Observer
    Kolkata, Apr 17 : Election Commission Special Observer Sudhir Kumar Rakesh today categorically denied that there was any 'specific complaint' about major malpractices in today's elections in any of the four constituencies in North Bengal where over 70 per cent votes were polled till 1500 hours.

    CEO serves show-cause to polling officials in proxy voting case in ...
    Agartala, Apr 17 : While seeking advice from Election Commission (EC) on allegation of electoral malpractice in Lok Sabha poll in Tripura, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ashutosh Jindal served a show-cause notice to presiding officer and election officials of a polling station of Bishalgarh in West ...

    Opposition CPI(M) and RSP candidates allege harassment by AITC
    Siliguri, Apr 17 : CPI(M) sitting MP Mahendra Roy contesting the Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha seat today complained with the Election Commission (EC) alleging that the ruling All India Trinamool Congress supporters were harassing his polling agents and manhandled them in some booths.

    EVMs are tamper-proof, poll paneI reiterates
    Aizawl, Apr 16: The Election Commission of India today reasserted that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) cannot be tampered with, amidst growing mistrust on the electronic devices in Mizoram.

    EC deputes special observer for Bengal polls
    Kolkata, April 17 : The Election Commission has deputed a special observer for the Lok sabha polls in West Bengal, in a replay of the step it had taken to supervise the general election in the state 10 years back.

    Election Commission censures Amit Shah, Azam Khan, warns Beni Prasad
    New Delhi, April 16 : The Election Commission Wednesday censured BJP leader Amit Shah and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for their alleged hate speeches during the Lok Sabha election campaign.

    Mulayam justifies Azam Khan's controversial remark
    Agra, April 16 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday justified party leader Azam Khan's recent controversial statement which invited the wrath of the Election Commission.

    EC censures Amit Shah, Azam Khan, Beni Prasad
    New Delhi, April 16 : The Election Commission Wednesday censured BJP leader Amit Shah and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for their alleged hate speeches during the Lok Sabha election campaign.

    NGO seeks EC's help to protect Darjeeling's strays
    Siliguri, (West Bengal) April 16 : Apprehending that paramilitary troopers deployed for the Lok Sabha election may harm stray dogs, an NGO has written to the Election Commission officials in Darjeeling to protect the animals.

    Sibal moves EC against Swamy, seeks FIR
    New Delhi, April 16 : Law Minister Kapil Sibal has moved the Election Commission against Subramanian Swamy, saying an FIR should be lodged against the BJP leader for making a false complaint against him.

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