Election Commission Current Affairs - 2019

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EC declares AAP a state party

In the 2013 Delhi state assembly elections, AAP emerged as the second largest party in Delhi winning 28 seats in the assembly. After a remarkable performance in the Delhi state assembly election Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is all set to be recognized as ‘a state party’ by the Election Commission. About Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Mr. Read More…

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Assembly polls verdict: BJP bags MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, AAP makes stunning debut

The BJP clinched majority of seats in the Assembly Elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) made remarkable debut in Delhi where it clinched 28 of 70 seats. In Delhi, though the BJP secured highest number of seats (31) but it fell short of 5 seats for attaining the majority. Read More…

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Election Commission clarifies NOTA option

Providing clarification over the recently included NOTA (None Of The Above) option in EVM/ Ballot paper in the upcoming polls as directed by the apex court, the Election Commission (EC) said that if the number of electors who had voted for the NOTA option exceeded the votes polled by any of the candidates, the candidate Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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EC may not provide ‘NOTA’ option in Bengal civic polls

Though the apex court has directed the Election Commission to provide a ‘NOTA’ (None Of The Above) option to voters, the State Election Commission of West Bengal is yet to start on it for the upcoming civic polls. It is likely that the State Election Commission may not be able to provide Electronic Voting Machines Read More…

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EC can reject nomination if nominee leaves columns blank or gives false info: Apex Court

The Supreme Court has said in a judgement allowing a writ petition by Resurgence India that it is voter’s elementary right to know full particulars of a candidate who is representing him in Parliament/Assemblies , and non- disclosure of information by a contestant in his/her affidavit, leaving the relevant columns blank, will result in rejection Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & Law

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EC to use VVPAT system in Nagaland by polls

The Election Commission of India has decided to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) for the first time with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in the September, 2013 by-poll to the Noksen Assembly constituency in Nagaland. The Government of India amended the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 in order to use VVPAT Systems. What is Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Govt. approves draft amendments to keep parties outside the purview of RTI Act

Draft amendments to the Right To Information Act (RTI) have been approved by the Union Cabinet in order to nullify an order of the Central Information Commission (CIC) bringing the 6 national political parties under the ambit of the Act. There is a consensus among almost all major political parties to the proposed amendments as they Read More…

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