CEC: Reports of Lavasa’s ‘recusal’ from MCC matters ‘unsavoury’

Chief election commissioner Sunil Arora reacted to media reports as “unsavoury and avoidable controversy”, which said that EC Ashok Lavasa recused himself from meetings on violations of the model code of conduct as his dissenting opinion were not recorded. Read More
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SC to EC: Resolve all cases related to Modi, Shah by May 6

The Supreme Court told the Election Commission that all Congress’s complaints against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah on violations of the election model code of conduct should be resolved by Monday. 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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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 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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Supreme Court to hear on plea against EC’s ban on Modi biopic

The film – “PM Narendra Modi” – was initially scheduled to be released on April 11, but a day before its release, the Election Commision put a ban on it until the Lok Sabha election is over. The Supreme Court has listed the case to be heard on Monday. Read More
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Opposition accuse Modi of politicizing military in campaign

The opposition complained to the EC against PM Narendra Modi for politicizing the sacrifices of armed forces when he urged first-time voters to dedicate their vote to the CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama terror attack and the airmen who carried out the bombing in Pakistan’s Balakot. Read More
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SC rejects plea seeking stay on Modi biopic, says EC should decide

The Supreme Court dismissed the plea of a Congress activist seeking stay on release of “PM Narendra Modi” a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The apex court said that the Election Commission should decide if the film violates the election model code of conduct. Read More
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‘Modiji ki sena’: EC issues show-cause notice to Adityanath

Referring to the Indian Army as “Modiji ki sena” in a recent election rally has put UP CM Yogi Adityanath in a spot for possible violation of the election model code of conduct. The Election Commission has now issued a show-cause notice against him. Read More
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Possible cash-for-votes scandal in NE, officials under lens

After ₹1.8 crore in cash was sized from a BJP convoy in Pasighat, the tax officials issued a news release on the possible role of banks in the scandal and the I-T department also reported that there are many cash withdrawals have escaped so far from the notice of the authorities. Read More
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