Why winning Vikravandi, Nanguneri by-polls important for AIADMK, DMK?

Months after the Lok Sabha elections and by-polls in 22 Assembly constituencies, Tamilnadu is witnessing yet another political battle, this time in the form of by-elections in Vikravandi and Nanguneri. Continue Reading

Editorial: From bottom to top

Addressing party workers in Ambala, Nadda said there are hundreds of political parties registered with the Election Commission of India, with some of them recognised as State parties and a few as national ones, but none of them, except the BJP, gives primacy to its workers. Continue Reading

Editorial: Troubled times

The Nationalist Congress Party, the Trinamool Congress and Communist Party of India now face the prospect of losing their national party status following their performance in the Lok Sabha elections. Continue Reading

Countdown starts: Fate of Modi, Rahul to be decided tomorrow

Hence, the fate of 822 candidates in LS elections and 406 in by-poll to 22 Assembly seats in Tamilnadu would be known when the counting begins at 8 am tomorrow morning and initial trends were likely to be known in the afternoon. Continue Reading

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

HC turns down plea to ban Kamal Haasan from campaigning

In the present case before the Madurai court, the advocate sought a ban on his canvassing for votes for the rest of the campaign. But the court turned down the plea and said this was in the jurisdiction of the Election Commission of India. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Countdown starts for counting; EC officials hold meeting

Officials, leaders and cadres are getting ready for the big day – 23 May – when the votes polled in Lok Sabha elections will be counted. 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

Model Code of Conduct to be withdrawn 27 May in Tamilnadu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

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