EC wants electoral rolls to be error free: CEC

Seeking to check multiple entries in electoral rolls and to make them error-free, the Election Commission has embarked on an ambitious project to link Aadhar numbers with voters' electoral data.

Shiv Sena MP Raut's remarks on Muslims: EC expresses displeasure

 The Election Commission on Wednesday expressed "strong displeasure" over Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's remarks that Muslims should be stripped of voting rights and advised him to be more circumspect in future in his public utterance.

Bihar Assembly polls: Haven't received official proposal regarding Janata Parivar merger, says CEC
Bihar Assembly polls: Haven't received official proposal regarding Janata Parivar merger, says CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi on Wednesday said that they had not received official proposal regarding merger of Janata Parivar.

SC stays polls to seven West Bengal municipal bodies
SC stays polls to seven West Bengal municipal bodies

The Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold the elections to seven municipal bodies in West Bengal on the state government's plea as these bodies are being converted into municipal corporations.

Supreme Court to hear West Bengal plea on civic polls

The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday the West Bengal government`s plea seeking more time to hold elections to seven municipal bodies which could not go to the polls along with 91 others in April.

'Expelled' Pappu Yadav attacks Lalu over show cause notice, says will take legal action if required
'Expelled' Pappu Yadav attacks Lalu over show cause notice, says will take legal action if required

A day after ousted Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav was issued a show cause notice for his alleged anti-party activities, the Madhepura MP said on Friday that he has written to the Election Commission and have sought an explanation into the matter. He also rubbished the show cause notice sent to him by the party leadership and threatened to resort to legal action if required.

Former Gujarat CS Achal Kumar Jyoti appointed Election Commissioner

Achal Kumar Jyoti, a former Gujarat Chief Secretary, was on Thursday appointed as the Election Commissioner.

Verdict in poll code breach case against Modi likely on May 11

 A local court on Thursday concluded hearing in the case related to an alleged breach of election laws by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Lok Sabha elections last year and the order may be pronounced on May 11.

West Bengal civic elections: Repoll in 36 booths of 5 districts on Monday

Civic repolling will be held tomorrow in 36 booths spread over five districts of West Bengal, the State Election Commission said on Sunday.

Court to consider complaint against Smriti Irani on April 30

 A Delhi court on Saturday fixed April 30 for considering a complaint filed against Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani for allegedly giving "false" information about her educational qualification in her affidavits filed with the Election Commission of India.

Private member's bill on compulsory voting in Lok Sabha

A private member's bill proposing compulsory voting on Friday found mixed response in Lok Sabha with a number of members supporting the measure while some others terming the idea as "impractical".

WBSEC yet to workout on demands of repoll in Kolkata Municipal Corporation

The West Bengal State Election Commission is yet to take any decision on the demands of repoll by a number of opposition parties in several polling booths of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

Bengal poll panel takes U-turn, calls civic polls violence-free

A day after expressing displeasure over the conduct of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Sunday did a volte-face claiming there were no major law and order disruptions during the exercise.

Congress, BJP for corporate funding of parties

Ruling BJP and opposition Congress have supported corporate donations for political entities even as various other parties have supported a ban on the same.

Nasim Zaidi takes over as CEC, says holding fair elections aim of Election Commission
Nasim Zaidi takes over as CEC, says holding fair elections aim of Election Commission

Holding free and fair elections "at all cost" will be the aim of the Election Commission, Nasim Zaidi, who on Sunday took over as the 20th Chief Election Commissioner said.

Opposition dubs KMC poll 'farce', TMC says it is peaceful, free

Amid opposition parties' allegations of terror and violence by the ruling Trinamool Congress, around 60 per cent voters on Saturday cast their ballots in the election to the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation, billed as the "semifinal" before next year's Assembly poll.

No consensus among parties on disclosure of donations

Political parties have failed to arrive at an agreement on a Law Commission recommendation making it mandatory to disclose donations less than Rs 20,000 if the total amount exceeds Rs 20 crore.

EC suggests ceiling on expenditure by parties during elections

Like individuals, there should be a ceiling on expenditure made by political parties during polls, says an Election Commission draft document based on the 'general agreement' among participants who were part of a recent consultation on electoral reforms.

'AAP last party to submit expenditure details to EC'

Despite claiming to be the most transparent party, the AAP was the last political party to submit its expenditure incurred in 2013 Delhi polls to the Election Commission, more than a year after the deadline, a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch has claimed.

Ex-Bihar CM Manjhi terms merger 'great devastation', to seek JD(U) symbol

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday described merger of Janata Parivar parties as "maha pralay" (great devastation), and said he and 17 other Bihar MLAs would remain in JD(U) and move Election Commission to retain the party symbol.