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

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