Lok Sabha Election 2024: To start on April 19, end on June 1; counting on June 4

Rajiv Kumar, stated that the first phase of the elections is slated to take place on 20th March, 2024, and the date of poll will be 19th April. The elections will be done in seven phases.

EC to announce Lok Sabha election schedule on Saturday

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission declared that it will unveil the schedule for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and several state assemblies tomorrow, March 16, at 3 pm. The announcement will be made through a press conference at New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan and will be streamed live on the Election Commission’s social media platforms. The announcement […]

Telangana polls: ECI sends notice to Karnataka govt for MCC violation 

KOLKATA: Following the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) complaint to the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding the Karnataka government’s advertisement for the Telangana Assembly elections, the commission issued a notice to the Congress government on Monday. The commission’s notice was made regarding “violation of MCC (Model Code of Conduct) Advertisement by Government of Karnataka in […]

BJP urges ECI to suspend Rahul Gandhi’s X account over Rajasthan poll violations

NEW DELHI: As Rajasthan heads to the polls for the 2023 Assembly Elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI), seeking the suspension of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s social media account, X. The BJP alleges violations of the Representation of People Act 1951 in a post […]

Election Commission puts curbs on Congress ads airing CM’s voice

Election Commission of India (ECI) has taken a decisive step by banning an advertisement orchestrated by the Congress.

ECI sends notice to Rahul Gandhi over ‘Panauti’ remark against PM

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India (ECI) issued a notice to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his comments during an election rally in Rajasthan, where he referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “Panauti” (bad omen) and “Jebkatra (pickpocket).” The BJP had formally approached the ECI on November 22, urging action against the Wayanad […]

ECI observes 7 fold increase in monetary seizures across 5 poll bound states

KOLKATA: There has been a sevenfold increase in monetary seizures has been recorded in the five states heading for their assembly elections, according to the Election Commission of India.  A cumulative amount of Rs 1760 crore has reportedly been seized from Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Telangana since the elections were announced.  Earlier, according […]

Pawar vs Pawar: ECI to hear plea on NCP symbol ownership

KOLKATA: The Election Commission of India is slated to hear the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) plea regarding which faction — Sharad Pawar and Ajit Pawar — can stake their claim over the party name and symbol, on Monday. The hearing ensued when the Ajit faction submitted a petition before the ECI claiming presidency of the party. […]

Political parties submit electoral bonds after ECI’s second reminder

KOLKATA: In response to the Election Commission of India’s (ECI) recent request for electoral bonds, political parties, including the BJP and Congress, have submitted the required information. An official source from the ECI, during an exclusive conversation with The New Indian, stated that after being reminded on November 14, political parties were urged to submit the details […]

Chhattisgarh: ECI focuses on law and order, security in sensitive booths

KOLKATA: As the second phase of assembly elections in Chhattisgarh approaches on November 17, the Election Commission of India (ECI) is placing special emphasis on law and order and security arrangements in the poll-bound districts.  Special observers, appointed by the ECI, along with Chief Electoral Officer Reena Babasaheb Kangale, visited the assembly constituencies in Raigarh […]