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State Election Commission asks Ashok Gehlot government for report on covid-19 situation ahead of local body polls
129 urban local bodies in the state are scheduled to go to polls in August along with some Panchayati Raj institutions. However, the urban areas scheduled for elections, especially Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, and Bhilwara, are the ones most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Time to fight coronavirus not elections: Prashant Kishor to Nitish Kumar
Kishor, once a confidant of the JD(U) president before he turned a c...
Senior citizens laud EC rule on postal ballot
IFHD is learnt to have written to the ECI expressing its appreciation on behalf of many senior ...
Withdraw amended postal ballot rules: Congress to poll panel
EC has defended the move saying that the step was taken in consultation with the Centre and in keeping with the Representation of People Act, 1950. It added that it wrote to CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury after he termed the move as unilateral.
Deferred due to coronavirus, elections to 18 Rajya Sabha seats to be held on June 19: Election Commission
Out of these 18 seats, four each are from Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, two from Jharkhand, three each from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and one each from Manipur and Meghalaya.
Covid effect: Age limit reduced for voters to opt for postal ballot in Lok Sabha, assembly polls
In October 2019, the Law Ministry amended the Conduct of Election Rules to allow people with disabilities and those who are 80 years of age or above to opt for postal ballot during Lok Sabha and assembly elections.
Election Commission of India not in favour of state funding of elections
In a written reply, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur said the ECI's view is that for addressing the real issues, there have to be radical changes in the provisions regarding receipts of funds by political parties and the manner in which such funds are spent by them so as to provide for complete transparency in the matter.
Working on new voter app, postal ballot for old: Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa
The key challenge is to complete the election process by fully adhering to pandemic-related guidelines in terms of restriction on movement and maintaining social distance.
Supreme Court refuses to stay HC order quashing AP govt ordinance to curtail tenure of SEC
The top court agreed to hear the plea of state government challenging the recent decision of Andhra Pradesh High Court striking down the ordinance and asked Kumar and others to file their response in two weeks.
Elections to 12,668 gram panchayats in Maharashtra stayed
The state cabinet has also decided to appoint administrators to gram panchayats where elections could not be held due to the coronavirus outbreak, he informed.
Polls to 7 Karnataka Legislative Council seats on June 29
The Commission has directed the Karnataka chief secretary to depute a senior officer to ensure that the instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with during the elections.
Assemblies make arrangements for Covid +ve MLAs
Standard operating procedures are being prepared to allow Covid-19 positive MLAs to vote. Such MLAs will have to wear personal protective equipment and will be ferried in ambulances.
3 candidates including Shibu Soren in fray for 2 Rajya Sabha seats in Jharkhand
Soren, Congress candidate Shahzada Anwar and BJP state president Deepak Prakash had filed their nomination papers in March after the Election Commission had issued the notification for the two Rajya Seats.
EC official tests positive for COVID-19
All standard operating procedures issued by the Union Health Ministry to deal with such cases are being followed, the sources said.
BJP to hold month-long campaign to mark first anniversary of Modi govt 2.0
The BJP is going to hold a month-long campaign staring from June to mark the first anniversary of the Modi 2.0 government and will hold digital rallies in all districts across the country, its general secretary Bhupendra Yadav said.