Punjab Elections 2022 Deferred: Why It is a Breather for Congress, BJP, AAP and Akali Dal

Punjab Elections 2022 Deferred: Why It is a Breather for Congress, BJP, AAP and Akali Dal

Realising the importance of caste matrix for the multi-cornered Punjab assembly polls, every political party had approached the Election Commission of India (ECI) to defer the polls with an eye on the hugely significant Ravidassia sect in the state. The ECI, earlier in the day, pushed the polls to February 20 from February 14, after […]

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EC to Discuss Punjab Parties' Demand to Postpone Assembly Polls in View of Ravidas Jayanti

EC to Discuss Punjab Parties’ Demand to Postpone Assembly Polls in View of Ravidas Jayanti

The Election Commission is meeting on Monday morning to discuss demands by various political parties to defer the February 14 assembly polls in Punjab in view of Guru Ravidas Jayanti. Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi had urged the EC to defer the polls by six days in view of the Jayanti. Similar requests have […]

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'Tum Salamat Raho Qayamat Tak...': Punjab CM Expresses Poetic Regret Over PM's Security Lapse Incident

Punjab CM Channi Writes to ECI, Demands Polling Be Postponed by 6 Days for Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Channi said it is considered fair and appropriate that the voting for Punjab assembly elections may be postponed enabling about 20 lakh people to utilise their right to vote. (Image: PTI/File) Voting for Punjab’s 117 assembly seats will be held on February 14 and the counting of votes will take place on March 10. PTI […]

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2,500 Booked for Flouting Covid Norms After Massive Gathering at SP Office in Lucknow

2,500 Booked for Flouting Covid Norms After Massive Gathering at SP Office in Lucknow

A case was registered on Friday after a massive crowd, in violation of Covid norms, gathered at the Samajwadi Party office here for the joining-in function of two rebel ministers and some MLAs. The FIR was registered according to the directives of the Election Commission on Covid-related norms, officials said. Former ministers — Swami Prasad […]

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Election Commission Relaxes Norms for Registration of New Parties in 5 Poll-bound States

Election Commission Relaxes Norms for Registration of New Parties in 5 Poll-bound States

The Election Commission on Friday announced reducing the notice period for registration of new political parties in the five poll-going states from 30 days to 7 days, keeping in view difficulties caused by COVID-19-induced curbs. In a statement, the EC explained that under the existing guidelines, a party seeking registration has to submit an application […]

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​Punjab Elections 2022: Can Leaders Convert Twitter, Facebook Popularity into Votes?

​Punjab Elections 2022: Can Leaders Convert Twitter, Facebook Popularity into Votes?

The online popularity of the bigwigs of political parties in Punjab would be put to extreme test as they go into a virtual campaign ahead of next month’s assembly polls. Some of the big guns from across different parties may have a huge online follower base and their tweets and posts may be drawing huge […]

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BJP Starts Deliberations Over Virtual Rallies in Case EC Bans Large Gatherings in UP Amid Omicron Surge

BJP Starts Deliberations Over Virtual Rallies in Case EC Bans Large Gatherings in UP Amid Omicron Surge

The BJP in Uttar Pradesh has started deliberations over how to conduct virtual rallies in the event of the Election Commission of India (ECI) banning large physical rallies in the state, sources in the BJP told News18.com. The party is studying the ‘virtual rally’ model employed by it during the last two phases of the […]

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UP Polls 2022: Candidates with Criminal Backgrounds to Speak Before Media, Voting Time to be Extended, Says EC

UP Polls 2022: Candidates with Criminal Backgrounds to Speak Before Media, Voting Time to be Extended, Says EC

The Election Commission held a press conference in Lucknow on Thursday in view of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2022. Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra has said that candidates with criminal backgrounds will have to broadcast in the media about the sections they are accused in and also the cases that are going on […]

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