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Election Commission (EC)

EC eases election campaign time limit, allows padyatras

The new orders came shortly after the campaigning for the 70 assembly seats of Uttarakhand going to polls on February 14 came to an end

13 Feb 2022 8:27 AM

EC directs states to provide adequate security to star campaigners during poll period

Though the letter does not mention any particular case, Owaisi is one of the lead/star campaigners of the AIMIM for the UP elections

06 Feb 2022 1:28 PM

Election Commission grants relaxation for physical public meetings

The decision was taken after the EC held a meeting with the Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to assess the situation

06 Feb 2022 12:44 PM

Election Commission extends ban on roadshows, padyatras, vehicle rallies till Feb 11

The Commission decided to allow physical public meetings of political parties or contesting candidates with a maximum of 1,000 people

31 Jan 2022 4:21 PM

Ban on physical rallies extended till Jan 31; some relaxations for first 2 polling phases

EC gives nod for public meetings with a maximum of 500 people in the constituencies going to poll in the first two phases

22 Jan 2022 9:05 PM


Election Commission meets health secretary to review holding 'safe' polls

It is learnt that there is a strong possibility of the Assembly polls taking place as scheduled and not being postponed

28 Dec 2021 8:37 AM

EC announces holding bypolls for 3 assembly seats in Bengal, one in Odisha

This will allow Mamata Banerjee a chance to become a member of the state legislative assembly

04 Sep 2021 2:14 PM

Maharashtra: EC to hold elections for 9 vacant legislative council seats on May 21

Sources in the poll panel said a decision was taken on Friday to hold the polls before May 27.

01 May 2020 4:14 PM

Why did EC allow PM, asks CPI(M) as Modi announces anti-sat missile

In the letter, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury lauded the scientists for developing anti-satellite weapon A-SAT.

27 Mar 2019 4:13 PM

EC issues notification for Telangana Assembly elections

Polls are scheduled to be held on December 7 and counting would be held on December 11.

12 Nov 2018 11:32 AM


President Kovind dismisses plea to disqualify 27 AAP MLAs

The plea sought to disqualify 27 AAP MLAs of Delhi for holding office of profit by being appointed as chairpersons of Rogi Kalyan Samitis.

25 Oct 2018 1:14 PM

EC working on proposal to cap election expenses of political parties

An official said EC was examining demands by majority of parties to cap expense and draft reform proposal will be sent to Law Ministry soon.

29 Sep 2018 11:11 AM

Kejriwal questions poll panel on ‘private EVMs’

The RSS-backed ABVP won the three top posts — president, vice president, and joint secretary — in the DUSU election.

15 Sep 2018 12:40 AM

AAP MLAs may seek EC nod to quiz witnesses

The March order had come on the legislators’ pleas challenging their disqualification on grounds of holding office-of-profit.

17 Aug 2018 2:33 AM

Vasundhara Raje transfers more than 600 officials in pre-poll shake-up

Though the EC only asks for the shifting of employees who have been in a particular place or seat for more than two years before elections.

28 Jul 2018 1:15 AM


Palghar bypoll: BJP to complain to EC against Shiv Sena

BJP accuses Shiv Sena of roping in criminals to distribute money to voters.

27 May 2018 7:46 PM

Gloom in RR Nagar over postponement

The deferring of the polls has come as a shocker as it was announced a few hours before the commencement of the polls.

13 May 2018 1:37 AM

Order on AAP MLAs proof of independent judiciary: BJP

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said that the Election Commission (EC) should definitely give a proper re-hearing to the MLAs.

24 Mar 2018 1:27 AM

Delhi High Court sets aside AAP MLAs’ disqualification

EC’s recommendation against legislators was ‘bad in law’, ‘vitiated’, says court.

24 Mar 2018 1:16 AM

Guj polls: SC rejects Cong plea to verify EVM votes with VVPAT paper slip

Congress had filed a plea seeking directions to the EC to cross verify at least 25 per cent of VVPAT with votes cast with EVM.

15 Dec 2017 4:24 PM