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SP appoints a pool of ministers, leaders, top officials for each seat

The Election Commission of India has announced January 20 as date of issuing notification while polling would be held on February 13.

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Bypolls in 12 Assembly seats of 8 states on February 13

Results will be announced February 16.

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EC seeks full independence from govt control

The ECI has also proposed an independent secretariat for itself with which it will not have to depend on DoPT to appoint its officers.

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Poll expenditure: EC endorses global pact on party funding

The declaration guidelines also talk about regulating “private contributions” to political parties.

Only 4,171 deletions after two-month SEC drive

In 2014, there was chaos during Lok Sabha elections with many voters unable to cast their votes as they could find their names in the voters list.

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Shanti Bhushan, others to file plea with EC to derecognise AAP

They alleged that showcause notices along with suspension from national membership were served to a number of members on November 19 without due process of hearing.

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Seeks changes before assembly polls: Poll panel pushes for totaliser machines

The totaliser machine increases the secrecy of voting by counting votes polled at 14 polling booths together.

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Bihar elections: Stop your poll ads on quota, EC warns BJP

The Commission has asked him to ensure that the two advertisements are not published in any newspaper or journal from Saturday onwards till the election process is over.

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Bihar polls: BJP moves Election Commission, accuses grand alliance of trying to polarise voters

A BJP delegation met EC and presented a memorandum alleging that leaders from Congress, JD(U) and RJD were trying to divide the electorate of Bihar on communal lines.

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Shelf-life of 50% EVMs ending, have to buy 14 lakh for 2019: EC

Taking into account the additional requirements, the EC has sought funds for 13.91 lakh new EVMs, estimated to cost over Rs 2,000 crore.

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Bihar polls: Lalu Yadav may come under EC scanner for casteist remark

The RJD supremo had on Sunday described the crucial Assembly polls in Bihar as a direct fight between the backward castes and forward castes.

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Joy Banerjee tenders apology: ‘CEC protector and pillar of democracy’

Later, state BJP president Rahul Sinha told reporters that Banerjee’s comments were “a slip of tongue.

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ECI directs Mizoram to revise electoral roles of Bru leaders, MZP calls poll body ‘brazenly biased’

Terming the ECI’s direction “contemptuous of the Mizo people,” the MZP said it will “fully oppose the special summary revision.”

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We have control over EC: Bengal BJP leader

“In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, there was rampant rigging by the TMC. We have control over the Election Commission now and there will be military assistance, ” Joy Banerjee said.

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Mann Ki Baat: PM Narendra Modi praises ‘voter-friendly’ EC

During his Mann Ki Baat address, PM Modi emphasised that it was essential for everybody to register as voters and “definitely” exercise franchise.