Plea in SC to nullify polls if maximum voters opt for NOTA

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A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court to direct the poll panel to nullify an election result and conducting of fresh poll if the maximum votes are for NOTA in a particular constituency. The petition, which is likely to come up for hearing next week, has also sought a direction to the Election… Read more »

Plea in SC to protect Election Commissioners from removal

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A petition has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking constitutional protection to Election Commissioners (ECs) by bringing their removal procedure on par with that of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). The PIL has also sought direction to the Centre to provide an independent secretariat to the Election Commission of India (ECI) and declare its… Read more »

SC to hear plea by Congress party on Gujarat polls

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The Supreme Court today agreed to hear this month end a plea by the Congress party seeking directions to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to frame guidelines for counting of votes through VVPAT machines in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly poll and other elections. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M… Read more »

PIL in SC to bar people from contesting polls from two seats

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A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking to restrict candidates from contesting elections for the same office simultaneously from more than one constituency. The PIL has also sought a direction to the Centre and the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take appropriate steps to discourage independent candidates from contesting Parliament and… Read more »

PIL on political funding: SC asks govt, poll panel to respond

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The Supreme Court today sought the responses of the government and the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a PIL challenging the recent changes in laws on funding of political parties and alleging that these “legitimise electoral corruption”. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued… Read more »

Poll spending: Delhi HC asks ECI for regulation on it

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The Delhi High Court today asked the Election Commission of India (ECI) to place before it the regulation for bringing transparency regarding expenditure of political parties and funds received by them. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra directed the counsel for the poll panel to inform whether the parties… Read more »

Plea against pre-poll freebies promise: HC seeks Govt,EC reply

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New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) The Delhi High Court today sought responses of the Centre and the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a petition seeking to restrain all political parties from making promises of offering freebies to people if they are voted to power. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita… Read more »

NHRC seeks action against engaging children in polls

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take appropriate action against parties and candidates engaging children for their campaigns for the Lok Sabha polls, an activist said here on Saturday. Acting on a complaint lodged by Odisha based rights activist Akhand, the NHRC has ordered the ECI… Read more »