Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicElection Commission

Topic: Election Commission

EC extends ban on physical campaign rallies, roadshows for third time till 31 January

The apex poll body, however, increased the limit for door-to-door campaigns up to 10 people and allowed physical meetings of parties or candidates, depending on the election dates.

Congress files complaint to EC, says ED raids on Punjab CM’s relatives ‘politically motivated’

The Congress delegation, which submitted a memorandum to chief election commissioner, claimed the raids are a 'violation of the Model Code of Conduct'.

EC carries out ‘complete review’ of Covid situation in 5 poll-bound states

In a meeting with Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, EC emphasised the need to ensure complete vaccination of all eligible persons in the five states.

CEC to visit UP next week to review Covid situation as Allahabad HC asks Centre to defer poll

Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, who was in Uttarakhand Friday, noted that the state has reported 1 case of Omicron variant and 'the situation here seems under control'.

Lok Sabha passes bill to link voter ID with Aadhaar in 20 mins, as Opposition & others object

Move will ‘purify electoral rolls’ says Law Minister Rijiju. But Opposition parties as well as BJD & YSRCP, which have backed govt legislation before, ask why the ‘tearing hurry'.

Polling through mobile phones? Telangana to conduct dry run of first e-voting system in India

Developed by the Telangana State Election Commission, the e-voting system requires one to download an app to cast their vote. However, experts say it's a security risk.

EC directs Bengal chief secretary to ensure no celebrations take place over poll results

The Election Commission in a letter said the state government must ensure that adequate steps are taken to avoid post-poll violence.

BJP delegation meets EC ahead of Bhabanipur bypoll, seeks ‘free & fair’ election

A BJP delegation urged EC to impose Section 144 and deploy central forces in Bhabanipur on the polling date. It also demanded that patrolling be intensified in the constituency.

EC announces bypolls to 3 Lok Sabha seats, 30 assembly constituencies on 30 October

The election body took the decision to hold bypolls, across 14 states, after reviewing the situation related to pandemic, flood, festivals and getting feedback from concerned states/UT.

BJP’s Dilip Ghosh demands deferment of Bhavanipur bypoll after alleged attack

BJP leader Dilip Ghosh had gone inside a vaccination camp in Bhavanipur when he was allegedly attacked by Trinamool Congress supporters Monday.

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Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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