Congress moves EC, seeks dropping of MCC violation charges against Masood

Congress on Saturday gave a representation to Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha stressing that the "hate speech" made by its Saharanpur nominee Imran Masood was six-month old, "so does not amount to violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC)".

Voters to have PAN-like coloured ID cards

In a bid to improve the quality of voter ID cards, the Election Commission has decided to introduce PAN card-like electors photo-identity cards which will have a colour photo and will be tamper-proof.