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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Yeddyurappa writes to EC, alleges foul play in Karnataka election

img_0002-2B S Yeddyurappa, the BJP chief in Karnataka has written to the Election Commission alleging foul play in the recently concluded Karnataka assembly elections. His letter comes days after cases of voter verifiable paper audit trail machines were found abandoned in a shed in Vijaypura district.

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Voter ID scam: EC’s special observer to submit report

chandrabhushaThe Election Commission has sent a special observer to Karnataka after nearly 10,000 voter ID cards were recovered in the Raja Rajeshwari Nagar constituency on Tuesday. The deputy election commissioner Chandrabhushan Kumar will probe into the matter and submit a report at the earliest. A war of words has broken out between the Congress and the BJP following the seizure of the cards. The issue was even raised by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah during their election rallies on Wednesday.

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EC set to implement code for social media platforms that collaborate with it

The Election Commission of India will put in place a code of conduct for the social media platforms that collaborate with it in a bid to ensure that user data remains safe. The move is aimed at ensuring that the election process is not affected.

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Those facing serious offences should be barred from contesting polls: EC

The Election Commission of India has proposed a law to bar people, accused of an offence punishable with at least five years, from contesting elections after charges were framed against them by a court. The ECI told the Supreme Court that an amendment to the law has been proposed to the Centre.

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EC equipped to hold LS, Assembly elections by Sep 2018

voteBy September 2018, the Election Commission of India will be able to hold simultaneous to both the Lok Sabha and Assemblies. The EC while launching a web based application, Electoral Registration Officer network said that the commission would be logistically equipped to hold simultaneous elections by September 2018.

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Winning election at any cost is the new normal in Indian politics: EC

Election-CommissionWinning elections at any cost seems to be new norm, Election Commissioner O P Rawat said.