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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

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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.

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May approach courts for action against PM, Shah over poll code violations: Congress

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi alleged that the two leaders have "cheated" on the issue of level playing field for all parties during elections and questioned the "silence of mega policeman" Election Commission.

Case registered against Navjot Singh Sidhu for cautioning Muslims against splitting their votes

Addressing public in Katihar Lok Sabha constituency, the Punjab minister Tuesday said the BJP was running a divisive campaign and cautioned the Muslim voters against splitting their votes.

For PM Modi’s ‘secret’ visit, PMC repairs city roads, NCP says MCC violated

Modi is going to address an election rally in Madha in a couple of days and he is likely to make a brief halt at Pune en route, on April 16 or 17. The PMC’s official communication has mentioned that there was a need to “maintain secrecy about the Prime Minister’s visit” due to Model Code of Conduct.

Explained: Behind EC's displeasure over Rajiv Kumar's criticism of Congress' Nyay scheme

The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is only a moral code and lacks any statutory backing. In other words, the EC, at best can censure, advise or pull up the person found violating it.

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