Elaborate security arrangements have been made for peaceful conduct of Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat, where for the first time paramilitary forces have been given the responsibility to keep a tab on anti-social elements in sensitive areas.
The State Election Commission Odisha on Tuesday ordered transfer of a police inspector as both the ruling BJD and opposition Congress lodged allegation and counter allegation against each other on charge of model code of violation.
Delhi police is on its toes ahead of the upcoming assembly elections as it has the double responsibility of ensuring that the model code of conduct is not violated and providing up-to-date security at all polling booths when the elections take place.
Voters in West Bengal will have to wait bit longer to exercise their "None of the Above" option to reject all candidates, as the State Election Commission said there were issues to be resolved before the move can be implemented.
Kolkata: West Bengal`s countryside bled Monday as seven people were killed and scores - among them four children - injured in the penultimate round of the panchayat polls marred by bomb blasts, firings, violent clashes and allegations of rampant electoral malpractices.
Claiming she had not wanted panchayat election to take place during Ramzan and monsoon, Mamata Banerjee targeted the State Election Commission again, saying her government had been compelled to accept the SEC`s "game plan".
West Bengal State Election Commission filed an application before the Calcutta HC claiming that the court`s May 14 order directing holding of panchayat elections in the state in three phases by July 15 was "not a consent order".