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Election Commission biased against Azam Khan: Muslim body

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 19:46

Accusing the Election Commission of being biased against Azam Khan, a local Muslim body has demanded President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene in the matter and withdraw the ban against the SP leader.

After Smriti Irani`s complaint, EC asks Priyanka Gandhi`s PRO to leave Amethi

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 13:59

The District Returning Officer on Wednesday asked Priyanka Gandhi Vadra`s PRO Preeti Sahay to leave Amethi constituency after a war of words broke out between Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani and the PRO at a polling booth.

EC rejects AAP complaints of booth capturing in Amethi

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 13:35

Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday complained to the Election Commission that several booths in Amethi in UP have been captured, but the poll panel found the charge to be unfounded after verification and said voting there was progressing peacefully.

Jayalalithaa slams EC decision on repoll in Tamil Nadu

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 13:26

The ruling AIADMK on Wednesday slammed the Election Commission decision to order repoll in two polling stations under Salem and Namakkal Parliamentary constituencies, terming it as "against the canons of propriety of the election process".

Modi`s marital status: EC forwards AAP plea for further action

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 00:07

The Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat has forwarded an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member`s complaint seeking cancellation of BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi`s candidature from polls, to returning officers of Vadodara and Ahmedabad, for further action.

Poll panel orders more security for May 7 election in UP

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 09:56

The Election Commission (EC) has ordered the deployment of more security personnel for the fifth phase of polling in 15 parliamentary constituencies of Uttar Pradesh May 7, officials said on Tuesday.

JD(U) flays Narendra Modi for questioning EC

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 17:08

JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Monday criticised Narendra Modi for questioning the Election Commission and said such posturing reflected his sense of defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.

BJP complains to EC over booth rigging, poll violence

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 16:35

A day after Bharatiya Janata Party`s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi hit out at the Election Commission of India for failing to curb alleged rigging during polls in some states, the party on Monday lodged a complaint with the poll watchdog.

Setback for Ashok Chavan, SC says EC can inquire into paid news allegations

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 11:27

The Supreme Court on Monday said that the Election Commission was empowered to inquire into the allegation of paid news if the expenses for the same are not being reflected in the election return filed by the candidate.

Narendra Modi questions EC`s impartiality, dares it to file another case against him

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 17:14

A combative Narendra Modi on Sunday took on the Election Commission, accusing it of not acting impartially in the wake of complaints of booth rigging in West Bengal, Bihar and western Uttar Pradesh and dared it to take action against him.

Our aim is to hold free and fair elections: Rakesh

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 13:29

After drawing flak from all the opposition parties over the manner in which the third phase of polls was held in West Bengal, a special observer of the Election Commission for the state assured their aim is to ensure "free and fair" elections.

Police arrest one for assaulting EC employee in West Bengal

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 13:16

Police arrested one person in connection with the assault of a government employee sent on Election Commission`s work.