DMK announces candidates for RS polls

DMK has announced the candidates for Rajya Sabha, which include party strongman ‘Tiruchi’ Siva being renominated for the 26 March polls.”Anthiyur Selvaraj and N R Elango are the other two candidates to contest in the polls”, party president M K Stalin
said. Continue Reading

Will blockchain e-voting system help or disrupt election integrity?

The Election Commission (EC) made heads turn when it announced its collaboration with IIT-Madras ‘to work on a new technology which will allow electors to vote from far away cities without going to designated polling station of their respective constituencies’. Continue Reading

Electoral bond scheme: SC seeks response from Centre, EC

The Supreme Court today sought response of the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea seeking stay on the electoral bond scheme meant for funding political parties. Continue Reading

Phase 1 civic polls in TN: Curtains down on campaign

Leaders of various political parties were seen in full swing garnering votes for their candidates on the last day of campaign for the first phase of rural local body elections today. Continue Reading

EC seeks report over Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Rape in India’ remark

The Election Commission has sought a factual report from poll authorities in Jharkhand over the “Rape in India” remark of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi made at a rally in the poll-bound state last week. Continue Reading

TN civic polls: Why Rajini, Kamal said no

With actor Rajinikanth’s Rajini Makkal Mandram clearly stating that they would not support any party in local body polls followed by actor-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan deciding not to contest civic elections, it seems to be a direct contest between the AIADMK and DMK combine. Continue Reading

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