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BJP demands deployment of central forces in Bengal till MCC ends

BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman accused TMC workers of attacking BJP candidates and not letting voters opposed to TMC enter polling booths.
Headquarters of the Election Commission in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Turn India’s model code of conduct into law, and prevent future EC bias

It’s clear that the Election Commission has overlooked some glaring gaps in the MCC, which has been exposed in the ongoing elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah | Vijay Verma/PTI

Supreme Court refuses to hear Congress plea on Modi-Shah poll code violations

The Supreme Court refused to hear the plea stating that the Election Commission had already taken a decision.
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Should EC police election speeches or does the poll code impinge on free speech?

FM Arun Jaitley has questioned whether invoking model code of conduct in the complaints against PM Modi to the EC are violative of free speech.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC judges & EC officials must dissent but not harm institutions’ repute: Ex-IAS officer

As the Election Commission’s current status shows, public dissent brings disrepute; there are honourable ways of settling disputes.

With 5 clean chits to Modi, EC made it clear: BJP Varanasi nominee is free to say anything

Election Commission has given credence to claims that Modi can push the boundaries of decency in electoral debates with impunity.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad | PTI

EC says Modi didn’t violate poll code with ‘majority is minority’ speech in Maharashtra

Poll body bases its decision on Maharashtra Chief Electoral Officer’s report, doesn’t take a call on Modi & Amit Shah invoking armed forces in their speeches.
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EC delaying action on high-profile Modi-Shah justified or is it buying BJP campaign time?

The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing on Congress’ plea of model code violation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.
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Why EC rejected 70 requests & queries about model code from Modi govt, states

Governments at the centre and in states often approach the EC for permissions related to day-to-day decisions, to be sure they don't violate the model code.

National Film Awards will be declared after Lok Sabha elections, says I&B ministry

In a statement issued Wednesday, the ministry said it will declare the awards after the election process is over and the model code of conduct concludes.

On Camera

Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?