SC upholds former Karnataka Speaker’s order disqualfying 17 MLAs

The Supreme Court today upheld the disqualification of 17 Congress-JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka on orders of the Speaker but allowed them to contest the 5 December bypolls in the State. Continue Reading

Siddaramaiah, Kumaraswamy engage in war of words

A political slugfest has erupted between former Chief Ministers Siddaramaiah and H D Kumaraswamy with the two leaders blaming each other for the collapse of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka.
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SC agrees to hear plea of disqualified Karnataka MLAs

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the plea of 17 disqualified Karnataka MLAs who are seeking to contest by-polls for 15 Assembly seats in the State. Continue Reading

Symbol row: HC issues notice to EC, DMK, AIADMK

The Madras High Court today issued notice to the Election Commission and candidates of other parties who contested on the DMK and the AIADMK symbols during the recent Lok Sabha elections. Continue Reading

EC lists out 14 documents to have error-free electoral rolls

The Election Commission of India has introduced Electors Verification Programme (EVP) for having a complete error free electoral rolls. There will be special summary revision of photo electoral rolls with 1 January 2020 as the qualifying date. Continue Reading

AIADMK, DMK retain same candidates for Vellore MP election

The election to the Vellore MP constituency was countermanded during the 2019 general elections as the Election Commission of India found largescale arrangements for distribution of money for votes. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Over 1,200 faulty VVPATs delayed voting in Delhi

An electronic voting machine (EVM) comprises three parts – the control unit (CU), the ballot unit (BU) and the voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machine. 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

AIADMK complains against Dayanidhi Maran

AIADMK today filed a complaint with Election Commission (EC) alleging that Central Chennai DMK candidate Dayanidhi Maran violated model code of conduct after casting his vote by addressing mediapersons urging people to vote for change today. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Technical glitches dampen polling mood

Phase-2 of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections began 7 am across the city. Voters arrived at the polling booths ahead of the time at Chennai South constituency to cast their votes. Apart from technical glitches which delayed the voting process at a few places, the process turned out to be incident-free. Continue Reading