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Madras HC lambasts EC, says “Your officers should be booked on murder charges probably”

The Madras High Court on Monday lambasted the Election Commission saying that it is responsible for the second wave of COVID and should be probably booked for murder. The strong remarks against the poll panel came for its abject failure to ensure COVID-appropriate guidelines in election rallies in Tamil Nadu and four other states where...

Gujarat bypolls update: Morbi village boycotts elections, 3 held in Karjan for distributing cash

Morbi: Villagers of New Navlakh village in Madiya of Morbil boycotted the bypolls. The voters said that they have been demanding a separate gram panchayat for their village for some time now but it has not been accepted so far. As a result, against the 303 registered voters, not one person has voted so far...

BJP’s free COVID-19 vaccine promise in Bihar polls is not a code violation: EC

The Election Commission of India has said that BJP’s promise to offer free COVID-19 vaccines in the run-up to the Bihar polls is not a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). Earlier, activist Saket Gokhale had sought action under the model code of conduct. The EC in its response has cited three provisions...

Bypolls for 8 seats in Gujarat on November 3

The Election Commission of India on Tuesday announced that the bypolls for the eight assembly seats in Gujarat will be held on November 3. The result for the by-polls will be announced along with Bihar Assembly Election 2020 on November 10.  In all bypolls for 56 assembly seats across the country and one, Valmiki Nagar...

Polls during pandemic: Election Commission to provide gloves to voters

The Election Commission (EC) on Friday announced the broad guidelines for voters int eh upcoming elections during COVID-19 pandemic. It said voters will be provided with gloves to press the EVM button and COVID-19 patients in quarantine will be allowed to vote at the last hour of the polling day. The gloves will most likely...