Election Commission

EC defers Rajya Sabha election 2020 in view of Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak; fresh dates to be announced later

Elections to 55 Rajya Sabha seats were announced by the Election Commission on February 25. The polling and counting of votes were scheduled for March 26. 

Mar 24, 2020, 12:19 PM IST

Election Commission issues dates for Andhra Pradesh local body polls

The State Election Commission on Saturday released the notification for the local body elections. As per the notice issued, the election for MPTC and ZPTC will be held on March 21.

Mar 07, 2020, 14:49 PM IST

Election Commission announces bypoll to RS seat BJP's Birender Singh quit

The election will be held on March 26, the commission said.

Mar 03, 2020, 14:31 PM IST

Rajya Sabha elections to fill 55 seats on March 26, results on same date

Elections to fill the 55 Rajya Sabha seats falling vacant in April will be held on March 26, 2020. Announcing the dates of the Rajya Sabha election, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday (February 25, 2020) announced that biennial elections will be held in 17 states following the retirement of the members.

Feb 25, 2020, 13:27 PM IST

EC, Union Law Ministry officials to meet on Tuesday over linking Aadhaar card with Voter ID card

The EC is in favour of linking the Voter ID card with Aadhaar card to solve the problem of fake voter cards and has already written a letter to the Law Ministry.

Feb 17, 2020, 23:33 PM IST

Election Commission, IIT-M join hands to develop new technology for voting

Explaining the 'blockchain' technology involved in the project, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena said the concept is a "two-way electronic voting system, in a controlled environment, on white-listed IP devices on dedicated internet lines, enabled with biometric devices and a web camera".

Feb 16, 2020, 16:44 PM IST

62.59% turnout in Delhi assembly elections, says EC after Kejriwal questions delay

Ballimaran assembly constituency which comes under Chandni Chowk recorded the highest voter turnout of 71.6 per cent whereas the lowest voter turnout was recorded at Delhi Cantonment which stood at 45.4 per cent.

Feb 09, 2020, 19:46 PM IST

EC transfers DCP Chinmoy Biswal, additional DCP Kumar Gyanesh given charge

The Election Commission on Sunday shunted out Delhi's southeast DCP Chinmoy Biswal after Jamia, Shaheen Bagh firing incidents this week. After which additional DCP Gyanesh has been given the charge.

Feb 02, 2020, 23:00 PM IST

Delhi police chief Amulya Patnaik's tenure extended

The 1985-batch officer of the Indian Police Service`s Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre was to retire. But in view of the Delhi Assembly polls and imposition of the Model code of conduct the decision was taken for which the Ministry of Home Affairs had sought permission of the EC.

Jan 31, 2020, 17:20 PM IST

No obstacles en route to five polling locations in Shaheen Bagh, says Chief Electoral Officer

After reviewing the area on Friday, Chief Electoral Officer, Ranbir Singh said that there were no obstacles en route to the five polling locations in Shaheen Bagh and that people should come out and cast their votes.

Jan 31, 2020, 16:06 PM IST

EC issues notice to BJP MP Parvesh Verma for calling Arvind Kejriwal 'terrorist'; AAP chief says let people decide

Kejriwal on Thursday said the people of Delhi would decide if he is their "son" or a terrorist

Jan 30, 2020, 21:18 PM IST

Delhi assembly election: EC issues notice to Arvind Kejriwal for violating model code

The poll panel issued the notice in response to the complaint filed by the BJP. The poll panel also directed the AAP chief to submit his reply by January 31.

Jan 30, 2020, 19:56 PM IST

EC gives nod to extend tenure of Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik

Patnaik, who is a 1985-batch officer of AGMUT cadre, was due to retire on Friday.

Jan 30, 2020, 16:06 PM IST

Remove Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma from BJP Delhi election star campaigners list: Election Commission

Election Commission on Wednesday ordered the removal of Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Sahib Singh from the list of star campaigners of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) for Delhi Assembly elections with immediate effect.

Jan 29, 2020, 13:36 PM IST

Breaking News: Election Commission imposes 48-hour campaigning ban on BJP's Kapil Mishra

The ban will come into force on 5 pm on Saturday (January 25) stated the EC order,  signed by the Chief Election Commissioner. 

Jan 25, 2020, 15:03 PM IST

Small Pakistans being formed on CAA: BJP leader Kapil Mishra

After receiving a notice from election commission on his controversial remark over 'India-Pakistan Delhi Election' statement. Kapil Mishra says he will not take his statement back. Earlier Kapil Mishra said that it will be India-Pakistan on Election Day in Delhi.

Jan 24, 2020, 17:38 PM IST

BREAKING NEWS: My general opinion: Kapil Mishra replies to EC on 'India vs Pak' tweet on Delhi election

The Election Commission has earlier asked Twitter to remove a controversial tweet by BJP's Kapil Mishra in which he likened the election in the city to an India versus Pakistan contest.

Jan 24, 2020, 15:54 PM IST

Take down Kapil Mishra's post likening Delhi polls to India-Pak contest, EC asks Twitter

The Election Commission's action came after the office of the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer wrote to the EC to remove the tweet posted by Mishra on Thursday, EC officials said.

Jan 24, 2020, 13:52 PM IST

I will not take my statement back: Kapil Mishra after EC notice

After receiving a notice from election commission on his controversial remark over 'India-Pakistan Delhi Election' statement. Kapil Mishra says he will not take his statement back. Earlier Kapil Mishra said that it will be India-Pakistan on Election Day in Delhi.

Jan 24, 2020, 12:12 PM IST

What will be the agenda of Delhi Election - Development or Pakistan?

In today's debate watch - What will be the agenda of 2020 Delhi Election - Development or Pakistan?

Jan 24, 2020, 12:06 PM IST