Tag: Election Commission

EC transfers Bihar Home Secy, 7 DMs, 9 district police chiefs ahead of polls

EC transfers Bihar Home Secy, 7 DMs, 9 district police chiefs ahead of polls

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The EC further ordered the Bihar Chief Secretary to ensure the transferred officials are “not posted to any election-related post”.  In a major reshuffle in the run-up to the Bihar assembly polls, the Election Commission on Friday transferred the state’s Home Secretary, nine District Magistrates and seven district police heads from their posts. The EC […]

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BSP supremo Mayawati seeks more security forces for Bihar elections

BSP supremo Mayawati seeks more security forces for Bihar elections

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati today stressed on the need for deployment of central forces in large numbers on election duty in Bihar as she flagged concern for free and fair polls in the state. “There is a need for deployment of central forces in large numbers in Bihar to conduct free and fair […]

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Cabinet clears coal linkages to Barh power project in Bihar

Cabinet clears coal linkages to Barh power project in Bihar

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Besides, an additional allocation of Rs 1,850 crore has been made to improve power situation in the state, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said at a post-Cabinet briefing barely an hour before the Election Commission announced five-phase assembly elections in Bihar. Bihar will get 1,010 MW out of 1,320 MW power to be generated at state-owned […]

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People of Bihar will vote for development: Ravi Shankar Prasad

People of Bihar will vote for development: Ravi Shankar Prasad

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that the NDA is prepared for the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar, adding that the people of the state would vote for development in the upcoming polls. “Modi ji and the NDA want development in Bihar. Lalu ji, Nitish ji and Sonia […]

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Bihar poll schedule announcement deferred till Wednesday: Will aspirational voters think differently?

Bihar poll schedule announcement deferred till Wednesday: Will aspirational voters think differently?

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Bihar election schedule was not announced on Tuesday as planned. The Election Commission — Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and two Election Commisioners , AK Jyoti and Om Prakash Rawat — met on Tuesday to take a final call on dates and number of phases. The announcement of Bihar polls by the EC is now expected on Wednesday, […]

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Bihar elections: New government before Diwali

Bihar elections: New government before Diwali

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bihar elections, likely to be conducted in five phases, would be wrapped up by the end of October and the State would have a new government in place by November first week, a senior government official said. Though the Election Commission is yet to announce poll dates, which is expected anytime, the NDA government wants […]

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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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First-time voters may hold key to Bihar Assembly polls

First-time voters may hold key to Bihar Assembly polls

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: The Bihar Assembly polls are likely to witness slugfest between RJD-JDU-Congress-NCP and BJP-LJP-RLSP-HAM alliances. The youth and women voters, especially around 24 lakh first time voters, may hold key to decide fate of candidates in two-cornered polls in the state. The inclination of new voters will be crucial amid the slogans like communal […]

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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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