For the first time in Haryana, Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system, wherein a voter will be able to see a printout of the symbol of the candidate whom he has voted, would be used in the October 15 Haryana Assembly polls.
The Election Commission is watching "very closely" the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which is hit by worst-ever floods, and decision on conducting assembly polls will be taken after things come to some shape there, poll panel chief V S Sampath said today.
Raising concerns over CBI being under the "direct control" of the Prime Minister, former top auditor Vinod Rai has said that "a police dominated" agency can't enjoy autonomy or independence available to the CAG or the Election Commission.
BJP Tuesday night released the first list of 43 candidates for coming Assembly Elections in Haryana, nearly half the total number of 90 seats, giving ticket to the wife of veteran Congress leader Birender Singh who recently quit Congress and joined the saffron party.
BJP on Monday asked the Election Commission to decide details of booth-wise deployment of the central forces for the free and fair byelections saying that leaving it to the state government would defeat the purpose.
The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Centre for not taking decision on Election Commission's request to do away with counting of votes on a booth-wise basis and asked it to make its stand clear within four weeks.
Alleging that West Bengal's law and order machinery had been hijacked by criminals under the patronage of the ruling Trinamool Congress, the BJP Monday approached the Election Commission seeking adequate security measures for the Sep 13 bypoll in two assembly seats.
The government on Monday said any decision with regard to holding Assembly polls in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir will be taken by the Election Commission (EC) as it is the ultimate authority in that regard.
The Trinamool Congress on Sunday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission accusing BJP President Amit Shah of flouting the election Model Code of Conduct by staying at a government guest house during his campaign for the Assembly bye-elections in West Bengal.