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

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

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Final list ready, EC done with symbols too

1,587 nominations have been received for the Lok Sabha polls out of which 1,414 are men, 171 are women, two are transpersons. Continue Reading

Polls: Busy season for shamiana & mike suppliers for party meetings

Thiyagu, who rents out shamiana, flags, tables and chairs for political meetings, said mostly parties pay the amount that they actually finalise. However, he added that there are exceptions. Continue Reading