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Do`s & don`ts for security forces during assembly polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 03:51

Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath today asked security forces to follow standard operative procedures (SOP) during the forthcoming assembly elections in Jharkhand.

Everything would be taken into account before announcing polls: CEC

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:12

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Tuesday said clubbing Jharkhand assembly polls with Haryana, Maharashtra and Jammu & Kashmir is a difficult task following monsoon and festivals in the state and everything would be taken into account before announcing the election schedule.

Voters may enroll until last date of filing nominations: EC

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 22:57

As many as 19.31 lakh applications have been registered so far as part of the ongoing summary revision of electoral rolls in Maharashtra.

Income Tax dept issues notice to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 00:18

The Income Tax department has issued a notice to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V S Sampath in connection with the sale of a property in Hyderabad and acquiring a new residential property in Delhi with that money.

EC gives list of newly-elected LS members to President

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 11:32

The full Election Commission on Monday called on President Pranab Mukherjee and handed over the list of 543 newly-elected members of Lok Sabha that will enable him initiate the formal process of new government formation.

BJP seeks CEC`s intervention for fair polling in Varanasi

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 00:27

After raid on its party office in Varanasi, BJP appealed to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath to "exercise his authority" to ensure that no rigging takes place during last leg of polling on Monday.

No differences within Election Commission: Sampath

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 21:17

Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath Saturday denied any differences within the poll panel, including on the decision of not recalling the returning officer of Varanasi as demanded by the BJP.

Election Commission justifies denial of permission to Narendra Modi rally

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 17:31

Quashing allegations of bias levelled upon it by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Election Commission on Thursday assured the nation that the 2014 General Elections were being held in a strict non-partisan manner.

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".

Gogoi writes to CEC on BJP advertisements against Congress

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 21:26

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi urged the Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath to keep a watch and ensure that no political party bring false and malicious allegations against another on the eve of election day.

Election Commission refuses to respond to Azam Khan`s allegation

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 20:43

Chief Election Commissioner VS 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.

Calculating candidates expenses as per SC order: CEC

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 22:35

Rejecting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa`s objections to the method of working out expenditure of candidates, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Saturday asserted the Commission was calculating the expenses as per the Supreme Court order.