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Curb violence, EC tells West Bengal poll officials

EC said that each case of pre-poll, poll day and post-poll violence is being closely monitored and “strict action would be taken against such perpetrators irrespective of their political affiliation.”

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West Bengal elections: 90,000 security personnel deployed in two districts ahead of fourth phase

Keeping in mind the sensitivity of the two districts after a poll preparedness review, the poll panel has made a special intervention in this case.

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Mamata Banerjee responds to EC showcause notice

The Trinamool Congress chairperson was given time till Friday morning to respond to the showcause notice after EC rejected the response from Chief Secretary Basudeb Banerjee.

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Campaigning ends in one part of Kolkata, goes on in another

Election Commission officials said campaigning can go on in adjoining areas of constituencies where it has already ended.

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‘Showcause sent to CM, not TMC’: BJP says remove CEO

“We have asked the EC to immediately remove the chief electoral officer of West Bengal who is unabashedly allowing the TMC to flagrantly violate electoral laws and the commission’s orders,” said BJP.

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West Bengal: Congress, intellectuals demand EC for state CEO’s removal

“The responsibility of the post of CEO and Deputy Election Commissioner should be given to someone else,” Ganguly said.

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Election Commission slaps Mamata Banerjee with showcause notice

Mamata Banerjee, reacting to the notice, said that the people of Bengal will ‘showcause’ the Election Commission on May 19 for issuing a notice against her on Bengali New Year.

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Full EC team in Bengal today after complaints against TMC

All three election commissioners, CEC Nasim Zaidi along with commissioners A K Joti and O P Rawat, will be in the state Thursday to review poll preparedness.

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EC removes Rajeev Kumar from the post of Kolkata police chief

The BJP and Congress had recently moved the EC seeking removal of Kumar alleging that he was close to Mamata Banerjee and accused him of “snooping” on opposition leaders, bureaucrats and journalists.

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West Bengal election 2016: Oppn goes to EC about TMC ‘terror’, ‘idle’ forces

While CPM alleges violence and booth capturing in various constituencies, Congress claims party candidate was beaten by TMC cadre.

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Congress alleges malpractices in West Bengal, seeks EC action

Alleging booth capturing in Durgapur Paschim, Basu also complained about electronic voting machines not working properly in a booth of Bishnupur and another booth of Khragpur Sadar constituencies.

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EC removes cop from poll duty in Durgapur, West Bengal

EC officials said the complaint stated that the cop did not stop a motorbike rally brought out by CPM leader Pankaj Ray Sarkar on Friday.

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Election Commission issues fresh orders on prior clearance of advertisements

The Commission had issued similar directions ahead of phase one of polls in the two states last week.

Jorhat :Polling officer checking electronic voting machine (EVM) and documents after collecting from the respective center  on the eve of the 1st phase of Assam State Assembly election 2016 at Jorhat in Assam on Sunday. PTI Photo(PTI4_3_2016_000067A)

Target 2024-25: Poll panel wants e-ballot for NRIs, service voters, begins trial

The e-voting system is expected to be rolled out in three steps.

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Political ads in print media prohibited in Assam, Bengal

The EC justified the order, saying that advertisements of “offensive” and “misleading” nature vitiate polls and leave affected parties and candidates with little time to issue a clarification or rebuttal.