2019 polls: Amit Shah denied permission to conduct rally in W Bengal

Accusing the West Bengal government of not allowing its president Amit Shah’s rally in Jadhavpur, the BJP said today the Election Commission has become a ‘mute spectator’ to the Trinamool Congress’s alleged undemocratic means to target the saffron party. Continue Reading

Model Code of Conduct to be withdrawn 27 May in Tamilnadu

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo today said the election Model Code of Conduct, implemented in the State from 10 March after the announcement of the Lok Sabha polls and by-election will be in effect till 27 May. Continue Reading

Kozhikode sting operation: Cong MP seeking re-election booked

A case has been registered against the Congress’s Kozhikode Lok Sabha constituency candidate M K Raghavan in connection with a bribe allegation against him that surfaced in a sting operation, visuals of which were telecast by a television channel recently, police said on Monday. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Polling begins for 91 constituencies in 18 States

Voting is also under way in 175 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh, 32 in Sikkim and 28 seats in Odisha where simultaneous elections are being conducted for the State Assembly.  Continue Reading

Election Commission stays release of Modi biopic till polls are over

The Election Commission of India said biopics cannot be released during elections. The poll panel’s order came just a day ahead of the release of the movie. Continue Reading

LS polls: Women voters outnumber men in Puducherry

Puducherry has a total voter strength of 9.73 lakh with women outnumbering men, according the electoral roll released ahead of the April 18 Lok Sabha election to the lone constituency in the union territory. Continue Reading

VVPAT slips: SC grants one week to Opposition for filing reply

The Supreme Court today asked 21 Opposition leaders to file within a week their reply on the Election Commission’s affidavit on their plea regarding voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) slips in Lok Sabha polls. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: 845 candidates in fray in Tamilnadu

The AIADMK-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA), Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam floated by T T V Dhinakaran are the main contenders. Continue Reading

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Final list ready, EC done with symbols too

1,587 nominations have been received for the Lok Sabha polls out of which 1,414 are men, 171 are women, two are transpersons. Continue Reading

Polls: Busy season for shamiana & mike suppliers for party meetings

Thiyagu, who rents out shamiana, flags, tables and chairs for political meetings, said mostly parties pay the amount that they actually finalise. However, he added that there are exceptions. Continue Reading