North India Politics Votes & Polls

Youth in Uttarpradesh chops off his finger after he pressed lotus wrongly

A voter in Bulandshahr constituency in Uttar Pradesh chopped off his index finger that was marked with the indelible ink after he realised that he had voted for the ‘wrong’ party.   The man identified as Pawan Kumar decided to take the drastic step after realising that he had voted for the BJP candidate instead Read More…

Politics Votes & Polls

Second Phase 95 seats completed in peaceful manner : Election Commission

Moderate to high voter turnout was recorded in the 95 constituencies in 11 states and Puducherry that went to polls in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections which were marred by sporadic incidents of violence in West Bengal and Manipur and EVM glitches.   There were also reports of EVM malfunctioning in some seats. Read More…

Politics Votes & Polls

VVPAT Slips found in School , EC lied in Supreme Court says Naidu

At least 200 slips of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were found in a government school premises in Atmakur town of Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district on Monday, triggering panic among district officials.   The incident came to light at a time when Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Read More…

National Politics Votes & Polls

Undeterred 21 Parties to approach SC again for 50% VVPAT verification

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who Saturday met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora to raise the issue of EVM malfunctioning, said 21 political parties have demanded verification of VVPAT paper trails of 50 per cent of the EVMs.    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday rallied opposition leaders over alleged Read More…

Politics Votes & Polls

Suspicious Black trunk case with Modi Helicopter transportation Questioned

The Congress on Sunday demanded a probe into the alleged transportation of a “suspicious black trunk” in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter during his visit to Chitradurg in Karnataka for poll campaign.   Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma asked the prime minister to come clean and said the Election Commission should inquire into the contents of Read More…

Politics Votes & Polls

VVPAT Counting row : We should master technology and not to be its slave Naidu to EC

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Sunday said his technology advisor Hari Prasad Vemuru, whose presence in TDP’s delegation to the Election Commission was objected to by the poll panel, was a whistle-blower and not a thief.   “Yesterday we met the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and showed him how EVMs were not functioning Read More…

East India Politics Votes & Polls

Vote for any candidate but only lotus is blooming in Assam Tezpur booth

In BJP ruled state Assam today when first phase of 2019 general election begin an electronic voting machine (EVM) raised many eyebrows in Assam’s Tezpur   As per reports, every time a button was pressed by the voters, the vote went in favour of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).   Tezpur in Assam is considered to Read More…

Companies National Politics Supreme Court Votes & Polls

Non transparent Electoral bonds cause for worry in democracy : EC

The Election Commission on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that electoral bonds are a cause of worry in a democracy, because of the anonymity attached to donors as well as amounts of cash donated, which hamper the poll panel’s transparency push.   The EC’s submission came during PIL proceedings before a bench headed by Chief Read More…