Miffed Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa opts out of EC meetings

The Congress today hit out at the Modi government over Lavasa recusing himself from EC meetings to discuss poll code violations, saying erosion of institutional integrity is the hallmark of the present dispensation. Continue Reading

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

Election Commission takes tough stand on money seizure in TN

On the second day of their stay in the city, the team of ECI officials comprising Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra and Ashok Lavasa, Director General (Expenditure) Dilip Sharma and Deputy Election Commissioners Dhirendhra Ojha and Sandeep Saxena, today met Income-Tax officials and election observers. Continue Reading