Appoint nodal officer for each bypoll seat: Election Commission to MP government
Congress needs to win all the 27 seats to come back to power, which seems a tall order, while the ruling BJP needs to win only nine out of the 27 seats to retain power and achieve the majority mark on its own though it also has the support of four independents and two BSP MLAs as a further cushion as was the case in the recent Rajya Sabha polls.
Former BJP, BSP men among 15 Congress candidates for Madhya Pradesh bypoll
This early announcement, even without waiting for the Election Com...
Congress, BJP expect bypoll for 27 seats in Madhya Pradesh by early October
More than 2,500 polling booths are likely to be set up for the ...
EC tightens timeline for publishing candidates’ criminal records
Ahead of the Bihar elections, EC has issued fresh guidelines with tighter timelines for publishing the criminal antecedents of all candidates in the fray. All candidates are now to ‘advertise’ the criminal antecedents in the media thrice.
Bihar elections, 65 pending bypolls to be held around same time, informs Election Commission
"One of the major factors in clubbing them together is the relative ease of movement of central forces and related logistics issues," a Commission statement said.
Let BJP name four by-poll seats they can win: Kamal Nath
Nath said 26 of these seats “were held by the Congress” and the bypolls were about the Congress versus the BJP’s organisational strength.
PM Modi praises MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan for successful implementation of SVANidhi scheme
The bypoll for 27 seats is already witnessing a lot of political action with BJP leaders from the Gwalior-Chambal region (where 17 of the 27 seats are located) joining the Congress as a protest against the inclusion of Jyotiraditya Scindia in BJP.
BJP sees Congress leadership crisis as further reiteration of its dynasty charge
The challenge was never accepted then, and it has again shown itself in the current crisis, BJP functionaries said. Rahul Gandhi stepped down for Sonia Gandhi after the 2019 loss and now there is a clamour for Rahul to return as party president despite his campaign against Modi being squarely rejected in 2019.
Election Commission to announce schedule of holding bypolls at "appropriate time"
The announcement came after the poll panel decided to defer eight bypolls -- seven assembly and one Lok Sabha seat -- citing floods and the COVID-19 pandemic. The six-month deadline to hold these eight bypolls was ending on September 7.
State Assembly Elections SOPs: Gloves for all, thermal screening in polls during Covid-19
Gloves for voters, well kitted out polling staff and voting in the last hour for Covid-19 patients in quarantine have be prescribed by the Election Commission in its broad new guidelines ahead of Bihar assembly elections and by-polls in Madhya Pradesh.
Bypolls to 12,600 panch, sarpanchs in J&K after improvement of Covid situation: Chief Secretary
According to an official estimate, 11,457 panch and 887 sarpanch seats are vacant in Kashmir, while 182 panch and 124 sarpanch seats are vacant in Jammu division.
Bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats, one each in Uttar Pradesh and Kerala, on August 24
The bypolls were necessitated following the death of Beni Prasad Verma from UP and M P Veerendra Kumar from Kerala earlier this year.
Election Commission meeting to discuss bypolls to 56 assembly, 1 lok sabha seats
The Election Commission will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss the upcoming bypolls in Madhya Pradesh. The EC would also discuss the pending bypolls to 56 assembly seats and one parliamentary constituency.
EC defers bypolls for one LS, 7 assembly seats due to "extraordinary circumstances"
The states where the bypolls have been deferred are --Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, two assembly seats each in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, and one each in Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. Most of these seats fell vacant due to the death of sitting members.
EC not to extend facility of postal ballot to voters above 65 in Bihar polls, bypolls
The Election Commission, in a statement, said the facility of optional postal ballot to electors who are above 80 years of age, voters with physical disabilities, electors engaged in essential services and voters who are COVID-19 positive or are in quarantine (home or institutional) will be extended in these elections.