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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.
The Election Commission in a letter said the state government must ensure that adequate steps are taken to avoid post-poll violence.
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.
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 leader Dilip Ghosh had gone inside a vaccination camp in Bhavanipur when he was allegedly attacked by Trinamool Congress supporters Monday.
Going it alone on key policy fronts is a familiar aspect of PTI’s governance. This is what happened in the case of PMDA when no media stakeholder was consulted.
The Election Commission also sought that a timeline be fixed for filing election petitions relating to assembly polls of Assam, Kerala, Delhi, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
Supreme Court says all its appeals to lawmakers to prohibit involvement of those with criminal backgrounds in politics have 'fallen on deaf ears'.
The commission will interact with state officials to gather information concerning the delimitation process mandated under the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, EC said.
According to rules, Lok Sabha MP Tirath Singh Rawat has time only until 10 September to resign and get elected to the Vidhan Sabha, as the state has no legislative council.