High Court Supreme Court Votes & Polls

SC refuse to the aid of Elections Commission and uphold freedom to media

Supreme Court said it is a “staunch proponent of freedom of media” to report court proceedings and that the EC’s contention that press should be reporting orders only and not observations struck at principles of open court and the fundamental right to freedom of speech under Constitution.   Freedom of speech ”extends to reporting proceedings Read More…

Central Government High Court Indian Subcontinent South India Votes & Polls

EC officials responsible for Corona2.0 wave to be booked for murder : Madras High court

The Election Commission is singularly responsible for the second wave of Covid and should probably be booked for murder, the Madras High Court observed today in the sharpest criticism yet of crowded campaigns for the five state polls that continued in the middle of raging virus cases.   The court has threatened to stop the Read More…

East India Votes & Polls Women

Mamata ban period as dharna pushed EC to take action against BJP leaders

Five hours before the end of the ban on her campaign, Ms Banerjee cut short her dharna at around 3 pm and headed for home at Harish Chatterjee Street in Kalighat. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrapped up her dharna in protest against the Election Commission’s “undemocratic and unconstitutional” ban on her Read More…

BJP Indian Subcontinent Votes & Polls

Sushil Chandra appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner

Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra was on Monday appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner, the Law Ministry said.   President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday appointed Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra to take over as Chief Election Commissioner from Sunil Arora, whose tenure ended on April 12.   Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on Read More…

ADMK BJP DMK High Court Votes & Polls

DMK knocks HC door for 50% VVPAT counting and fix 15 years expiry date for EVMs

The DMK who smelled foul play by Ruling establishment BJP and its ally ADMK on Wednesday moved the Madras High Court with a plea to restrain the Election Commission from using electronic voting machines that were beyond the expiry period of 15 years, in the April 6 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.   The other prayers Read More…

South India State Assembly Votes & Polls

TN final list released with 4218 Candidates for 234 Constituencies

In Tamiladu where polls are scheduled on April 6th , Final list of candidates in fray been disclosed by ECI   As per announcement Karur Assembly seat will have the maximum number of 84 contestants and Valparai constituency, sandwiched between the Anamalai Tiger reserve and Pollachi, will have just 6 candidates vying for the post Read More…

DMK South India VCK Votes & Polls

To drive out Sanathana forces VCK accepted 6 seats says Thirumavalavan

  The DMK on Thursday allotted six constituencies to its ally Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi for the forthcoming April 6 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.   An electoral pact was signed by DMK president M K Stalin and VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan at the Dravidian party headquarters ”Anna Arivalayam” today .   In the absence of Read More…

South India Votes & Polls West India

EC notified Election dates for Tamilnadu Kerala Assam Westbengal Pondicherry but stoic on VVPAT counting

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said that West Bengal will go to polls in 8 phases and Assam in three phases while Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry will have a single-phase election.   While elections to the 140-member Kerala Assembly, the 30-member Puducherry Assembly and the 234-member Tamil Nadu Assembly will be held in a Read More…