From barring Thackeray from voting to banning film on PM Modi: Precedents of strong actions by EC

New Delhi, Apr 12: Every time an election is held, the role of the Election Commission is put to test.

Not only do the EC officials have constantly keep a watch on illegal money, supply of liquor to woo voters, but have to also keep a check on hate speeches, violence etc. 

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Bihar elections: EC presser in 9 points

New Delhi, Sep 25: The Election Commission (EC) today announced that the Bihar Elections 2020 will be held in three phases.

Here are the highlights of the presser by the ECI:

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EC may give nod to council polls in Maharashtra

uddhav-sandeep shastriNew Delhi, May 01: The Election Commission of India is likely to allow the polls to the legislative council in Maharashtra.

Polls are due to be held for nine council seats. These elections would give Maharashtra Chief Minster, Uddhav Thackeray an opportunity to get elected to the council. His six month deadline of being elected to the council ends on May 27.

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Top EC officials meet to discuss Delhi elections

eciNew Delhi, Dec 26: Top officials of the Elections Commission held a meeting to discuss the upcoming Delhi elections.

The elections are due by February 22 2020. The officials discussed the dates and also the preparations for the conduct of the Delhi elections.

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Why the EC’s announcement on Kashmir was timed with release of top 10 terrorists’ hit-list

eciNew Delhi, June 05: There was a loud and clear message that was sent out on Tuesday. The Election Commission said that it would hold elections later this year and the schedule would be announced after the Amarnath Yatra.

However prior to this there was another announcement that was made. This related to the top ten terrorists in the Valley. A fresh hit list was prepared by the Union Home Ministry. Top sources tell OneIndia that there is a loud and clear message and that is the security forces have been asked to gun down these terrorists, before the elections can be conducted.

With 185 candidates in fray for Nizamabad EC decides to use jumbo EVMs

vvpatHyderabad, Apr 01: Contrary to reports that ballot papers will be used at the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana, the Election Commission of India has decided to go ahead with jumbo Electronic Voting Machines.

The constituency is witnessing a record fight, with 185 candidates filing their nominations. The EC has directed the state authorities to procure a M-3 sized EVM for polling instead of ballot papers. The EC directed the Electronic Corporation of India Limited to supply 26,820 ballot units, 22,420 control units and 2,600 VVPATs of M3 make for the elections.

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Telangana elections: EC officials on their toes as cash and booze set to play major role

liq-cashHyderabad, Oct 22: Elections are round the corner in Telangana and for the Election Commission, the biggest challenge would controlling the cash flow. The state intelligence unit says that cash would play a major factor in the elections and no party would leave any stone unturned the lure the voter with money in a bid to win this prestigious election.

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Not obligated to conduct elections as per Congress’s instructions says EC in Supreme Court

New Delhi, Sep 19: The Election Commission of India has told the Supreme Court that it is not obliged to conduct elections in the country in a manner desired by the Congress or its leaders.

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Telangana assembly elections: EC mulls option of simultaneous polls in 5 state

Hyderabad, Sep 13: Amidst talk of the Telangana assembly elections being held in November, the Election Commission of India is looking at the possibility of holding poll simultaneously in Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan.

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Alternate to One Nation One Poll is to combine all elections to be held in a year together says EC

ECCombining all elections within a period year would be a better alternative to One Nation One Poll, the Election Commission said. The EC was asked by the Law Commission, what an alternative to One National One Poll could be.

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