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J&K minister Sham Lal Sharma resigns ahead of assembly polls

Sharma, who has submitted his resignation, is a Congress legislator from Akhnoor and he is known as firebrand party leader.

Poll Panel censures MNS chief for code violation

MNS secured just one of the 288 seats in the assembly polls.


EC ‘censures’ Raj Thackeray over his reported remarks

The Commission, in its order, rejected Thackeray’s stand that he had merely stated the policy of his party.


Poll panel in J&K, no call on election yet

The EC team sought information about election preparations from the deputy commissioners (DCs) and SSPs.


Pune among three districts with highest election expenses

Pune district has been allotted Rs 18.9 crore, and the same amount was allotted to Thane. Mumbai suburban received Rs 23.4 crore.

All except NC want polls, EC team heads to Valley today

BJP spokesperson Khalid Jehangir said his party was also ready for polls.

BJP wants MNS de-recognised for hate speeches

Vinod Tiwari, BJP’s legal cell chief, said Thackeray had violated the Model Code of Conduct.


EC all for allowing NRIs to vote through proxy, e-ballot

According to the EC, the e-postal ballot system has almost no risk of manipulation, rigging or violation of secrecy.


64.02% Pune district records all-time high polling

Process peaceful, no complaint received from 7,475 polling stations, said DC.

‘Model’ booths aid voters with ramps, rangoli and roses

The officers in charge of the model polling booths put in efforts to make them look colourful.


Election Commission grants Raj Thackeray 2 more days to respond to notice

The poll body allowed the extension of deadline following a request by the MNS leader.


Maharashtra: EC seizes over Rs 14.5 crore cash, liquor worth Rs 75 lakh

Cash and illicit liquor were being transported to poll-bound Maharashtra apparently to lure voters.

Gadkari pleaded that the EC should not interpret his "observations as exhortations to the atmosphere of bribing for vote-seeking.

EC expresses displeasure at Gadkari’s remarks asking voters to accept bribe

Expressing “displeasure”, EC said it expects Gadkari to be “more circumspect in your public utterances in future.”


Radio speech fine: EC

The Election Commission of India on Friday said it did not find anything in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio broadcast called “Man Ki Baat” that violated the electoral model code of conduct. “The audio of the speech under reference and its script have been heard and perused in the Commission. I am directed to state […]


No violation of model code: EC on Modi’s radio address

The Model Code came into force on September 12 for the October 15 assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana.