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EC zeroes in on ‘black money’ seats, identifies 62 constituencies in Bihar

EC zeroes in on ‘black money’ seats, identifies 62 constituencies in Bihar

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna: More than 25 per cent of Bihar’s 243 constituencies are vulnerable to the use of black money by candidates and their supporters for wooing voters. Additional chief electoral officer R Lakshmanan on Thursday said EC has identified 62 such constituencies which are spread over 25 districts. “We are keeping a close watch on movement […]

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Bihar Assembly polls: EC sending another batch of e-roll auditors today

Bihar Assembly polls: EC sending another batch of e-roll auditors today

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: To ensure error free electoral rolls in Bihar, the Election Commission is sending another batch of e-roll auditors to the state on Monday. The e-roll auditors are part of the newly-set up Regulatory Audit Division which has been mandated to detect specific instances of non-adherence of EC guidelines or legal provisions to be followed by the […]

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BJP dubs Nitish’s Bihar@2025 campaign as model code violation

BJP dubs Nitish’s Bihar@2025 campaign as model code violation

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna: The BJP on Thursday said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Bihar@2025 campaign was in violation with the model code of conduct and the party will draw the attention of the Election Commission to the matter. “Kumar had launched the Bihar@2025 campaign with public expenditure on June nine last in violation of the model code of […]

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NRIs may cast e-votes in Bihar election

NRIs may cast e-votes in Bihar election

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

NEW DELHI: The Bihar elections this winter could be the first poll where NRIs cast their votes semi-electronically from foreign shores, if the Representation of People’s Act (RPA), 1951 is amended in time. The Election Commission (EC) is keen that the process start at the earliest. Highly-placed EC sources said a system for NRIs casting […]

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Keep It Real: New Manifesto Rules Take Bluff Out of Poll Talk

Keep It Real: New Manifesto Rules Take Bluff Out of Poll Talk

| June 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

NEW DELHI: It is a truth universally acknowledged that election promises are made to be broken. While addressing a gathering on the eve of ‘Civil Services Day’ recently, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “…I have confidence that within the next five years, even if we are not able to deliver 100 per cent on […]

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Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industry criticizes seizure of cash from traders

Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industry criticizes seizure of cash from traders

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) on Monday threatened the traders and businessmen would close down their business activities during the elections as they were being harassed by the police who claim even small amounts were related to elections. The BCCI has written to the Election Commission (EC), chief electoral officer (CEO), Bihar, […]

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3.5L polling staff in Bihar to vote through postal ballot or election duty certificate

3.5L polling staff in Bihar to vote through postal ballot or election duty certificate

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Over 3.5 lakh people, who have been engaged in poll duty in Bihar, would vote through either an election duty certificate (EDC) or a postal ballot. “As per the Election Commission (EC) guidelines, in case the polling personnel are put on election duty in the same constituency in which they are enrolled as voters, […]

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Election Commission transfers six Bihar officials

Election Commission transfers six Bihar officials

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Election Commission today transferred six Bihar officials including an IAS and three IPS officers in view of the Lok Sabha elections. Bhojpur district magistrate Pankaj Kumar Pal has been replaced by primary education director M Saravanan. Similarly, Samastipur SP Chandrika Prasad has been replaced by AIG P Kannan. Muzaffarpur SSP Saurav Kumar has been replaced by SP (Security) Ranjeet Kumar Mishra, […]

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Political parties endorse EC’s move to raise poll expense limit

Political parties endorse EC’s move to raise poll expense limit

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: The Election Commission’s move to raise the individual poll expense limit for both Lok Sabha and assembly elections was on Tuesday endorsed by most political parties, which concurred that the steep inflation had rendered the respective ceilings of Rs 40 lakh and Rs 16 lakh, impractical. The consensus at the all-party meeting convened by the […]

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