The Model Code of Conduct, which was enforced on September 12 with the announcement of Assembly polls in Haryana by the Election Commission, was today lifted with immediate effect on completion of the poll process.
After Supreme Court's intervention instantly disqualifying those convicted of serious offences, the Election Commission now wants debarring of a candidate from elections on framing of charges in cases of heinous offences.
The Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said on Saturday that a final decision over the dates of the Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken only after holding a further round of consultations at the national capital.
A total of 51.19 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in Mumbai during the Assembly polls on Wednesday, as against 45 per cent in 2009, as per the final turnout figures released by the Election Commission.
The heavy voter turnout in Haryana's Assembly Elections Wednesday has taken the state to a new high with a record 75.90 percent of the state's 1.63 crore electorate exercising their franchise. The voting percentage is the highest ever in any assembly elections since Haryana became a state in 1966.
Election Commission on Wednesday said that the issue of the repeat telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at Madison Square Garden by several Marathi channels ahead of Assembly polls in Maharashtra was "under examination".
With campaigning for Assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra coming to an end, Election Commission-appointed flying squads have seized over Rs 19 crore cash and more than 5 lakh litres of liquor, apparently intended to lure voters.
With barely 24 hours left for polling in the Maharashtra assembly elections, the Election Commission has identified over 9,900 or nearly 10 percent of the 91,376 polling stations in the state as "hyper-sensitive", officials said here Tuesday.
The Election Commission is awaiting notification from the Tamil Nadu Assembly Secretary over the vacancy in Srirangam constituency, following AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa's conviction for four years in a disproportionate assets case, a top official said here Tuesday.
A public interest litigation filed in the Bombay High Court has sought a direction to the Election Commission to ask Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, his son Aditya and MNS chief Raj Thackeray to disclose their assets in affidavits.