In a rare compliment for an Indian institution from across the border, the chief of the conservative Jamaat-e-Islami party here today praised India`s election commission for its conduct of the Lok Sabha polls.
The bank accounts of three trusts of Yoga teacher Ramdev have come under the scrutiny of Election Commission following allegations that huge funds was being spent for political parties in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls across the country.
The govt Friday demanded that the poll panel should take cognizance of BJP leader Gopinath Munde`s comments that he had spent around Rs 8 crore in the last Lok Sabha elections against the prescribed limit of Rs 25 lakh.
The EC on Tueday rejected Janta Party chief Subramanian Swamy`s plea seeking to derecognise Congress for violating laws by providing a Rs 90 crore loan to a company that published the now-defunct National Herald newspaper.
At a time when the Centre is embroiled in a bitter war with Anna Hazare over the Lokpal Bill, one of its top ministers has now landed in a soup following his adverse remarks on the Election Commission.