‘Fear psychosis’: EC chops Bengal campaign for Phase 7 by a day

A day after BJP and Trinamool Congress workers fought pitched battles during Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah’s road show in Kolkata, the Election Commission has decided to cut short the electioneering for nine Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal, by a day. Read More
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Amid Bengal violence, Trinamool cites ‘evidence’ against BJP

A day after BJP and Trinamool Congress workers engaged in violent clashes during Amit Shah’s road show in Kolkata, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's party has claimed to have “irrefutable evidence” that BJP is responsible for the violence in rally. Read More
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EC overrules its officers’ opinions, gives second clean chit to Modi

The Election Commission gave a second clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his appeal to first-time voters by invoking the Balakot air strike at a rally in Maharashtra’s Latur, just a day after it cleared Modi’s speech at Wardha under the model code of conduct. Read More
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Doordarshan ‘censors’ Binoy Viswam’s speech, CPI to move EC

Communist Party of India national secretary and Rajya Sabha member Binoy Viswam accused the public broadcaster Doordarshan of “censoring” references he made to the RSS, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in his scheduled speech. Read More
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In MP, Election Commission bans ‘chowkidar chor hai’ Congress ad

The Election Commission in Madhya Pradesh, while banning the Congress Committee’s audio and video campaign which promotes “Chowkidar Chor Hai” slogan, has ordered to end its broadcast. Read More
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EC ban: SC rejects Maya’s plea, says ‘poll body found its powers’

The Supreme Court has rejected BSP chief Mayawati’s plea against the Election Commission’s decision of temporarily banning her from campaigning. While rejecting her plea, the apex court said the EC “seems to have woken up and found its powers”. Read More
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EC bars Azam Khan, Maneka from campaigning for violating MCC

A few hours after the Election Commission barred the UP CM and BJP star campaigner, Yogi Adityanath, and the BSP chief, Mayawati, from campaigning, senior SP leader Azam Khan and Union minister Maneka Gandhi were also barred from election campaigning. Read More
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EC bans Yogi, Mayawati from campaigning for MCC violation

The Election Commission of India has banned the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath for three days and Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief Mayawati for two days from campaigning for violating the poll model code of conduct. Read More
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‘Are you aware of your powers?’ SC raps EC on MCC violations

The Supreme Court said it would examine the scope of the Election Commission’s powers on implementing the model code of conduct. The court was hearing plea by an NRI seeking strict action against political parties, who use religion and caste during campaigns to seek votes. Read More
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‘Donate ₹1’: Kanhaiya launches crowdfunding campaign for poll

Kanhaiya Kumar, the Communist Party of India Lok Sabha candidate from Bihar’s Begusarai constituency, has launched a crowdfunding campaign and asked people to donate ₹1 for his election-campaign fund. Read More
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