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Denied public meet at Varanasi, Narendra Modi questions EC`s neutrality

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 11:51

Escalating his attack on the EC, Narendra Modi on Thursday questioned the poll body`s neutrality over denial of permission for a public meeting at a venue of his choice in Varanasi even as appealed to party workers to maintain peace while protesting the move.

Arun Jaitley slams EC, says men in constitutional offices need to be bolder

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 11:13

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday continued his tirade against the Election Commission for denying Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi permission to hold rallies in Varanasi.

EC `disappointed` over BJP`s decision to hold protests over Varanasi rally ban

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 08:18

The Election Commission of India said it was "disappointed" over BJP`s decision to hold protests after it denied permission to its prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi to hold a rally today in Varanasi where he is contesting his second Lok Sabha seat though allowing the other events.

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.