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Pune: EC app gets fewer complaints of model code violations in Assembly poll campaign

With barely a few campaign days left — the last day of campaign is October 19 — the final number of complaints is likely to be far lower than the 1,129 complaints received during Lok Sabha polls.

Wardha Collector says can’t expel citing poll code, varsity sticks to stand

Bhimanwar said the university was free to act against the students under its own rules, but could not cite the MCC.


Model Code of Conduct comes into play in Haryana: Carrying Rs 50,000 or more in cash? Keep documents handy

Haryana will go to polls on October 21. With the announcement of election dates by the EC, the MCC has come into effect and all necessary arrangements have been made for free, fair and transparent conduct of the polls, the chief electoral officer said.

Explained: Punjab — A case of sacrilege and an IGP's transfer mired in 'ambiguity'

The protestors were sitting on a dharna to express anguish over the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib and two of them were killed in police firing at Behbal Kalan.

CEC Sunil Arora says dissent not new as Ashok Lavasa recuses from EC meetings on poll violations

His statement was released in the wake of reports that Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has, since May 4, recused himself from EC meetings on violations of the Model Code of Conduct as his dissenting opinion in the three-member panel was not recorded.

'Rightly or wrongly, decision is made, challenge it in court': SC junks Cong MP's plea against EC clean chit to PM

“Rightly or wrongly, decision has been made. Challenge it in court”, the Supreme Court told Congress MP Sushmita Dev and disposed of her plea


Explained: Dissent in the Election Commission – what the rules say

Section 10 (Disposal of business by Election Commission) of The Election Commission (Conditions of Service of Election Commissioners and Transaction of Business) Act, 1991, lays down that “all business of the Election Commission shall, as far as possible, be transacted unanimously”.

Election Commissioner Lavasa opposed five clean chits to Amit Shah, PM Modi

The Election Commission cleared yet another speech by Modi under the Model Code Saturday, pertaining to his rally in Patan on April 21 where he claimed he had warned Pakistan of dire consequences if it did not return IAF pilot Abhinandan.

Ensure only certified ads are played in media: Delhi CEO

The direction was issued during a meeting of officers of Information & Broadcasting Ministry, All India Radio, Cellular Operators Association of India and representatives of various FM radio channels.

Divided poll panel: In two clean chits to PM Modi, EC’s decision was not unanimous

At least one Commissioner dissented on Wardha & Latur speeches but all-clear to Barmer address was unanimous.