Topic: Election Commission
Alok Agarwal listed 30 promises, which include waiving farm loans, free electricity to farmers and employment allowance to youth.
The Financial Sector Reforms and Legislation Division has agreed with the EC’s view, which is that the new laws are ‘retrograde’ and need to be withdrawn.
EC move comes weeks after Delhi High Court held that the poll panel can’t regulate content of media articles.
EC refuses to answer ThePrint’s RTI plea asking for official communication on the bypoll between the poll panel, the state and central governments. N...
UPSC aspirants at Delhi’s coaching hub and engineers at IIT cheered the move but also cautioned that transparency and neutrality may be compromised.
Election Commission official tells ThePrint the PMO informally checked if Narendra Modi could address a rally in Baghpat, which is 50km from the poll-bound district.
Report raises fears of them being used as money laundering fronts or for electoral malpractice, calls for more stringent EC monitoring
Shiv Sena’s loss to BJP in Palghar is likely to further strain the already choppy relations between the warring allies.
Sunil Arora, who will take charge as chief election commissioner in December, will have overseen just 10 assembly polls by the time the general elections roll in. That's less than half the experience his predecessors had in 2009 and 2014.
Constitutional and practical impediments to the idea of simultaneous elections are formidable. Given the degree of political polarisation, consensus would be hard to achieve.