No easy job for EC

The Election Commission of India is in the headlines today. They are facing both bouquets and brickbats. While the Opposition parties claim that they are acting partial, a section has come to their defence claiming that casting aspersions on their credibility is a danger for democracy. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: 968 candidates in fray in 6th phase polling

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Congress leader Digvijay Singh and BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur are among the 968 candidates in the fray. Continue Reading

Fort St George falls silent due to polls, Model Code of Conduct

The Secretariat, which usually buzzes with activity, has mostly become a quiet spot ever since the election Model Code of Conduct came into effect 10 March. Continue Reading

Court dismisses plea seeking to debar Rahul from contesting polls

“If some company in some form mentions his nationality as British, does he become a British citizen?” the bench, also comprising justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, asked the petitioners. Continue Reading

2019 elections: EC releases list of names of 13 booths for re-poll

The polling stations include those in Poonamallee, Tiruvallur, Pappireddipatti, Panruti, Andipatti, , Kangeyam, Periyakulam. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Campaign plumbs new low

With just two phases of polling left in the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, campaigning has reached fever pitch. And, surprisingly, it has touched a new low with both major political parties indulging in personal abuses and trying to appeal to voters along religious lines, which is against the Model Code of Conduct. Continue Reading