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CEC seeks report on shoe hurling at Naveen Patnaik
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 : The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Wednesday sought a report from the Odisha State Election Commissioner (SEC) on the incident of shoe hurling at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a by-election campaign in Bargarh district on Tuesday.

CPI-M alleges electoral law violation in Tripura polls, demands ...
New Delhi, Feb 20 : The CPI-M on Tuesday demanded that the Election Commission order a "thorough probe" into the alleged violations of electoral law during the Tripura polls on Sunday, as also count of VVPAT slips in 13 constituencies.

EC removes MP Collector after discrepancies in voters list
Bhopal, Feb 20 : The Election Commission has ordered the removal of Ashoknagar Collector B.S. Jamod after discrepancies were found in the electoral lists for the Mungawali Assembly segment in the Madhya Pradesh district, official sources said on Tuesday.

Congress approaches EC over voters list 'discrepancies' in MP
New Delhi, Feb 19 : The Congress on Monday approached the Election Commission to complain of "massive discrepancies" in the voters list ahead of the two assembly bypolls in Madhya Pradesh, accusing the state's BJP government of "conspiring to murder democracy".

Report on killing of NCP nominee sent to EC: Meghalaya CEO
Shillong, Feb 19 : Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor on Monday said he had sent a detail report to the Election Commission on the killing of NCP candidate from the Williamnagar assembly constituency in an IED blast.

SC seeks government response on plea on Election Commissioners
New Delhi, Feb 19 : The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Central government's response on a plea seeking to put in a place a mechanism for appointment of the Election Commissioners and extending the procedure of impeachment for removal of the Chief Election Commissioner to them also.

Bijepur by-polls: BJP meets ECI to discuss over BJD's malpractices
New Delhi February 19 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday approached the Election Commission of India (ECI), to inform about Biju Janata Dal (BJD) using government authorities and large sums of money for their benefits to win by-election in Odisha's Bijepur.

SC seeks Centre's reply on plea seeking 'more right' to EC
New Delhi , Feb. 19 : The Supreme Court on Monday sought a detailed reply from the Central government and the Election Commission in connection with a plea seeking to give more rights to the poll panel.

78 percent voter turnout in Tripura election
Agartala [Tripura] , Feb 18 : The voter turnout in Tripura Assembly election by 9 p.m. on Sunday was 78.56 percent, Tripura Election Commissioner G. Kameswara Rao said.

Tripura polls: EC appoints Special Observer, all borders sealed
Agartala, Feb 17 : Hours before Sunday's assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura, the Election Commission has appointed a Special Observer while the authorities have sealed the international and inter-state borders with Tripura.

Ensure fair voting in Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland: EC
Shillong, Feb 16 : Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat on Friday asked the election machinery in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland to be "fearless and unbiased" to ensure fair voting during the assembly elections.

Looking at BJP's allegations against Meghalaya DGP: EC
Shillong, Feb 16 : Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat on Friday said they are yet to establish the facts on the allegations of the BJP accusing Swaraj Bir Singh, Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP), of campaigning for Chief Minister Mukul Sangma for the February 27 assembly polls.

Dinakaran wants to continue with 'pressure cooker' in TN civic polls
New Delhi, Feb 15 : Sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Thursday requested the Delhi High Court to issue directions to the Election Commission to allow him to use the "pressure cooker" symbol in the upcoming civic polls in Tamil Nadu.

BJP asks poll panel to remove Meghalaya police chief
Shillong, Feb 15 : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday asked the Election Commission to immediate remove Meghalaya's Director General of Police, Swaraj Bir Singh as he has been allegedly campaigning for Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.

Elections to Tripura's Charilam Assembly seat on March 12
Agartala, Feb 15 : The polls in Tripura's Charilam Assembly constituency will be held on March 12, a notification issued by the Election Commission on Thursday said.

BJP MP alleges 'threat to life' from Jyotiraditya Scindia
Bhopal, Feb 13 : BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh, Prabhat Jha on Tuesday said he faces a threat to his life from Congress' Jyotiraditya Scindia and has sought the Election Commission's intervention.

Election Commission team to visit Meghalaya
Shillong, Feb 13 : An Election Commission (EC) team led by Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat will arrive here on Thursday to take stock of the preparations for the February 27 assembly polls, an official said on Tuesday.

SC notice to EC, Goa on Congress plea to disqualify minister
New Delhi, Feb 9 : The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Election Commission, the Goa government and Goa Assembly Speaker on a plea filed by the Congress seeking disqualification of state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane.

Bypolls to Gorakhpur, Araria Lok Sabha seats on Mar. 11
New Delhi , Feb.09 : Voting for Lok Sabha bypolls for Phulpur and Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh will be held on March 11, the Election Commission of India announced on Friday.

Voting for 3 Lok Sabha seats in UP, Bihar on March 11
New Delhi, Feb 9 : By-elections to the Lok Sabha seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh and Araira in Bihar will be held on March 11, the Election Commission announced on Friday.

Three nominations rejected, 374 valid for Meghalaya polls
Shillong, Feb 8 : The Election Commission on Thursday scrutinized nomination papers of 377 candidates from different political parties and Independent candidates for the February 27 Meghalaya Assembly elections and ruled 374 of them valid, an election official said.

IIIDEM organizes 4-Day Consultation-Study Tour
New Delhi , Feb.7 : The Election Commissioner of India O.P. Rawat welcomed a group of Election Commissioners and senior officials from Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria(INEC) today.

'All are in clear and present danger in Maldives'
New Delhi , Feb. 06 : One of the 12 MPs disqualified from the Parliament by the Election Commission in the Maldives, Abdulla Sinan, has recently returned back to the Maldives from eight-month exile. His return comes at a time when the country is in a state of emergency after President Abdulla ...

AAP MLAs' plea 'misdirected', 'not maintainable', EC tells HC
New Delhi, Feb 4 : The Election Commission has told the Delhi High Court that the various writ petitions submitted by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators against their disqualification in the 'office of profit' case are "misdirected" and "not maintainable", and has sought their dismissal "with ...

No FIR lodged against me: Kejriwal tells Delhi HC
New Delhi , Feb 3 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal told the Delhi High Court that no First Information Report (FIR) was lodged against him on the direction of the Election Commission (EC) against his bribery remarks made during Goa assembly elections last year.

Congress alleges poll code violation by BJP in MP
New Delhi, Feb 2 : The Congress on Friday approached the Election Commission alleging violation of the model code of conduct by the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh ahead of bypolls in the Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly constituencies.

Congress requests EC to ensure free, fair bypolls in MP
New Delhi Feb 2 : The Congress on Friday requested the Election Commission to ensure free and fair by-polls in Madhya Pradesh.

Congress alleges poll code violation by BJP in MP
New Delhi, Feb 2 : The Congress on Friday approached the Election Commission alleging violation of the model code of conduct by the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh ahead of bypolls in the Mungaoli and Kolaras Assembly constituencies.

Poll panel keeping close vigil on unaccounted cash ahead of NE polls
Agartala, Feb 2 : Election Commission-appointed surveillance teams will keep a close vigil on the flow of unaccounted cash before the assembly polls in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, an official said here on Friday.

Parties tell EC to stop Karnataka government's new schemes
Bengaluru, Feb 2 : Political parties in poll-bound Karnataka on Thursday urged the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Om Prakash Rawat to restrain the ruling Congress government from announcing new schemes in a bid to woo voters.