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J&K polls: National Conference complains to EC against PM Modi's 'defamatory' speeches
J&K polls: National Conference complains to EC against PM Modi's 'defamatory' speeches

National Conference on Sunday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making "wild, unsubstantiated and defamatory accusations" against the party leadership during his recent speeches in election rallies in the state.

Controversial CD case: SC seeks response from EC and UP Police

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Election Commission and Uttar Pradesh Police on a plea seeking a probe into non-filing of charge sheet in a case relating to alleged circulation of a controversial CD in Lucknow in 2007.

EC tells pol parties its transparency guidelines are binding

 Rejecting the stand of political parties on its guidelines to ensure transparency in electoral funds, the Election Commission today made it clear that they were "binding" and threatened them that violations could lead to withdrawal of their recognition.

Political parties demand withdrawal of EC's poll-funding guidelines

Political parties have opposed the Election Commission (EC) guidelines on ensuring transparency in electoral funds and sought their rollback calling them legally "untenable" and "vague".

Model code violations would be seriously dealt with: EC

 In view of the ongoing assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission today said the cases of violation of the Model Code of Conduct in any form would be seriously dealt with.

Delhi: EC cancels bypolls in three Assembly seats

The Election Commission of India (EC) on Wednesday cancelled its notification for byelections to three assembly seats in Delhi, officially paving way for fresh elections to be held in the city-state.

Delhi set for fresh polls after Union Cabinet approves dissolution of Assembly

The Union Cabinet has paved the way for fresh polls in Delhi after it approved Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's report recommending dissolution of the Assembly.

The decision was taken at a meeting held at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence, 7 Race Course Road on Tuesday.

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EC asks Home Ministry to explain on compensation for 1984 riots

The Election Commission on Friday asked the Home Ministry to explain its decision to give a fresh compensation of Rs five lakh to the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims considering that the Model Code of Conduct is in force in Delhi because of the upcoming by-polls.

NC for smooth rehabilitation of J&K flood victims

Ruling National Conference on Wednesday appealed the Election Commission to relax procedures of the Model Code of Conduct to ensure smooth rehabilitation of flood victims.

BJP urges EC to declare TMC 'terrorist party'

In the wake of increasing incidents of violence and surfacing of terror modules in West Bengal, state BJP unit on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to EC requesting it to declare TMC a 'terrorist party'.

Congress, Opposition parties welcome EC's poll announcement, NC joins in

Even as the ruling National Conference felt the time was not "appropriate" for holding polls in Jammu and Kashmir because of last month's devastating floods, its coalition partner Congress and opposition parties in the state today welcomed the Election Commission's announcement of conducting assembly elections on time.

EC announces J&K, Jharkhand election dates

The Election Commission on Saturday announced dates for elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand assemblies.

Arvind Kejriwal accuses BJP of buying fake votes, to move EC
Arvind Kejriwal accuses BJP of buying fake votes, to move EC

The Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged that the BJP MLAs in Delhi have been directed by a top leader to buy 5000 fake votes in each constituency.

Party organised by Sharmila, Saif earns Election Commission's ire
Party organised by Sharmila, Saif earns Election Commission's ire

The Election Commission (EC) Saturday issued notices to veteran Bollywood star Sharmila Tagore and her son Saif Ali Khan for organising a marriage party in Gurgaon without prior permission, an official said.

EC holds discussions with parties in J&K on poll timing
EC holds discussions with parties in J&K on poll timing

Election Commission (EC) team will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to review the situation and take a final call on holding state Assembly polls in the state.

Plea for MNS' de-recognition; HC seeks poll panel's response

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Election Commission on a PIL seeking de-recognition of MNS for allegedly posting "objectionable hate" contents on the party's website.

Revision of electoral rolls of Delhi to commence on Oct 15

The Delhi Election Commission has announced that it will conduct a special summary revision of electoral rolls of all the constituencies in the city, enabling inclusion of voters who attained 18 years of age with reference to January 1, 2015 as the qualifying date.

Situation in J&K not conducive for Assembly polls: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said situation in the state was not conducive for holding Assembly elections due to the recent floods.

PM Narendra Modi's Madison Square Garden speech aired as BJP ad, complains Opposition

Congress and other political parties have criticised the BJP for using Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Madison Square Garden speech in New York in the party's advertisement on TV to woo voters for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, as per reports on Monday.