Ruling National Conference on Wednesday alleged that the move of Election Commission to get electronic voting machines (EVMs) from Gujarat for Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls had created unnecessary apprehensions about the fairness of forthcoming elections.
Wary of the possibility of attempts to communally polarise voters ahead of the state Assembly bypolls in western Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission has directed district and police officials to ensure that there are no such incidents in the run-up to the polls.
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea filed by former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan against an Election Commission order finding him guilty of not giving correct account of money spent in his Assembly Election in 2009.
The Election Commission has directed the district officials to ensure complete adherence to model of conduct in places where assembly and parliamentary by-polls will take place in Uttar Pradesh, officials said Friday.
The Delhi High Court has decided to hear on a regular basis from August 25 former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan`s plea against the Election Commission`s show cause notice to him for allegedly not filing correct poll expenses.
The paid news issue was raised in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday by a BJP member who sought immediate disqualification of any member convicted of such malpractices, days after the Election Commission slapped a notice on former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan.
Tamil Nadu BJP president Pon Radhakrishnan on Sunday faulted Election Commission for implementing prohibitory order 48 hours ahead of the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, saying it had created the opportunities for many parties to "commit political follies."