The Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said on Saturday that a final decision over the dates of the Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken only after holding a further round of consultations at the national capital.
Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath on Saturday said that for the first time, five police observers will be deployed in Haryana to ensure free, fair and clean polling in the state where election is due on October 15.
Paid news should be made an electoral offence that attracts disqualification so that it acts as a deterrent, Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath today suggested and said inadequacies in legal framework were not allowing the poll panel to effectively check this and other malpractices.
Ahead of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP on Friday raised concern over the decrease in number of Kashmiri migrant voters, and moved the Election Commission seeking simplification of procedures and time till October 15 for getting them registered to vote in the polls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.