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The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, state Legislative Assemblies, state legislative Councils, and the offices of the President and Vice President of the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act. The commission has the powers under the Constitution, to act in an appropriate manner when the enacted laws make insufficient provisions to deal with a given situation in the conduct of an election. Being a constitutional authority, Election Commission is amongst the few institutions which function with both autonomy and freedom, along with the country’s higher judiciary, the Union Public Service Commission and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

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The YSR Congress is set to wrest power in Andhra Pradesh with the party on course to secure a landslide win, leaving the ruling TDP way behind in the assembly..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party is set for a historic victory as India began counting on Thursday hundreds of millions of votes from its general election,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 12 hours ago

The ruling BJP is surging ahead in all four Lok Sabha seats of HimachalPradesh, with its candidates securing unassailable leads, according to latest Election..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 12 hours ago

India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party taking an..
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The fate of as many as 8,040 candidates will be decided on Thursday when the counting of votes polled for the 17th Lok Sabha elections is done. Around 90 crore..
Credit: DNA - Published 14 hours ago

Unlike other countries, the US does not send its election observers to India because of the strong independent credentials of the Election Commission of India.
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The Election Commission of India will start counting at 8:00am local time after a six-week-long process that began on April 11. Because India deploys electronic..
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Trends and results will be available on the ECI website as well as on the Voter Helpline App available on both Android and iOS," said the Election Commission.
Credit: DNA - Published 21 hours ago

"A Constitutional travesty! ECI wants to set a new precedent of 'dark secrets' & 'secluded chambers' in doing its constitutional duties. If CEC can't play fair..
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Pranab Mukherjee says poll watchdog must put all speculations to rest
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According to sources CEC Sunil Arora and election commissioner Sushil Chandra were of the opinion that model code of conduct matters were not quasi-judicial..
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Leaders of 22 opposition parties met the EC and presented some video clippings alleging “unauthorised” movement of EVMs, as also to demand verification of..
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Leaders of 22 opposition parties met the Election Commission and raised concerns over reports of alleged tampering of EVMs and asked the poll body to ensure..
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Leaders of as many as 22 opposition parties met the Election Commission (EC) and demanded verification of VVPAT slips of randomly-selected polling stations..
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Top opposition leaders met in Delhi on Tuesday, ahead of the Lok Sabha poll results on May 23, to discuss the possibility of a non-NDA alliance staking claim to..
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PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said the silence of the Election Commission (EC) was worrying even after "evidence" had come to the fore that the..
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Top opposition leaders will meet in the national capital Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a non-NDA alliance staking claim to government formation and also..
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The Election Commission on Tuesday quashed allegations of discrepancies in handling and storage of EVMs in some districts of Uttar Pradesh, terming the claims..
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After TMC, Andhra Pradesh CM and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, also wrote to the EC and alleged that this is "indirect canvassing" to influence voters through a..
Credit: DNA - Published 4 days ago

Cash, drugs, liquor and precious metals worth Rs 3449.12 crore were seizedby enforcement agencies since the Lok Sabha polls were announced on March 10, the..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 4 days ago

Chief minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday accused prime minister Narendra Modi of violating the model code of conduct..
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hit out at the Election Commission, saying its "capitulation" before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his gang is..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 4 days ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two day pilgrimage to Uttarakhand's holy shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath that got exhaustive coverage on television a day..
Credit: DNA - Published 5 days ago

EC chief on Ashok Lavasa's 'unsavoury and unavoidable' move
Credit: DNA - Published 5 days ago

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy on Friday denied Trinamool Congress' (TMC) allegations that he was campaigning after the stipulated time by the..
Credit: DNA - Published 5 days ago

District Election Officer from Agar Malwa on Friday submitted his report to Madhya Pradesh Election Commission in the matter related to BJP Lok Sabha candidate..
Credit: DNA - Published 5 days ago

The CPI(M) has written to the Election Commission, urging it to deploy central forces present in West Bengal to build confidence among people for the final phase..
Credit: DNA - Published 5 days ago

The Election Commission will on Sunday put to use two Electronic Voting Machines in each booth in the Kolkata North constituency, as the candidature of 21..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 5 days ago

The Election Commission has issued a notice to BJP candidate from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol for allegedly violating the model code of conduct.
Credit: DNA - Published 5 days ago

The Election Commission is learnt to have given its nod to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Uttarakhand..
Credit: DNA - Published 6 days ago

Senior IPS officer and former Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar on Thursday reported at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), a day after he was relieved from duty..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday accused the Election Commission of India (ECI) of acting under pressure from the Central government, a day after the poll body cut..
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

A constitutional authority, the Election Commission of India, has effectively held Bengal to be a "state in anarchy", says Jaitley in series of tweets
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

In wake of violence between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata during a roadshow by BJP President Amit Shah, the Election Commission (EC) cut short campaign for nine..
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

The Goa Congress on Tuesday filed a complained with the Election Commission (EC) against state's Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai over his comments on..
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

Delhi man's viral Twitter thread catches EC's attention
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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