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ECI’s COVID-19 guidelines: BJP and JDU welcome while RJD, Congress

NEW DELHI: There seems to be a huge divergence in views among political parties over the new EC guidelines on conducting elections during the Covid-19 pandemic with the ruling party welcoming it while the opposition fearing that this may not be a wholly participatory exercise as they expect only 25-30% of voter participation. The Congress […]Read More

Lok Janshakti Party asks Election Commission to not hold Bihar

NEW DELHI: BJP ally Lok Janshakti Party has written to the Election Commission against holding the Bihar assembly polls in October-November, when they are due, saying it will otherwise amount to deliberately “pushing people towards death”. The party has said resources should now be focused on curbing the COVID-19 crisis and tackling floods in the […]Read More

No plans to defer Bihar elections: CEC Sunil Arora

The Election Commission will increase the use of digital and media platforms and limit voters in polling booths to conduct elections in the midst of the pandemic, says Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora. In an email interview with Prerna Katiyar, the retired 1980 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre says the commission has also […]Read More

BJP ready for Bihar polls, alliance government has delivered: Bhupendra

NEW DELHI: BJP general secretary and Bihar incharge Bhupendra Yadav said his party is ready for elections in Bihar and the alliance with Nitish Kumar is strong. “Our alliance is stronger than the opposition in Bihar. We would fight the elections with positivity,” Yadav told ET. Of late, the state government has faced flak over […]Read More

EC to hold Maharashtra legislative council polls before May 27:

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday decided to hold polls to the Maharashtra Legislative Council before May 27, highly placed sources said. The polls were deferred due to the spread of coronavirus. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who was sworn in on November 28 last year, has time till May 27 to get elected […]Read More

EC defers Rajya Sabha polls scheduled for March 26 in

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has deferred the Rajya Sabha polls scheduled for March 26 in view of the coronavirus outbreak, official sources stated on Tuesday. Election to refill 55 seats in the Upper House of Parliament was to be held on March 26, however 37 candidates have already been elected with out a contest. […]Read More