Free Press Journal
  • JNUSU polls: Counting stopped after attempt of ballot capture

    New Delhi: Counting of votes for the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) polls were stopped on Saturday when two principal contenders of an unnamed political group along with their supporters barged into a counting center and tried to snatch ballot boxes, the varsity election committee said. The counting of votes for the annual students’ elections began on Friday night at 10 p.m. after the polling concluded at 5.30 p.m.

  • Election Commission removes NOTA option from Rajya Sabha, Legislative Council polls

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday withdrew the ‘none of the above’ (NOTA) option from ballot papers of the Rajya Sabha and the Legislative Council polls following a Supreme Court directive. On August 21, the apex court had said that NOTA will not be applicable as a ballot option in the Rajya Sabha polls.

  • Congress urges Election Commission to bring back ballot papers for 2019 elections

    New Delhi: In a fresh appeal to the Election Commission of India, the Congress Party has once again requested the poll body to bring back ballot papers for the 2019 general elections. According to sources, the party made the appeal ahead of the all-party meeting, called by the EC later today. Earlier in March, the Congress had asked the EC to allow voters to exercise their franchise by stamping the ballot paper in the

  • TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and 17 parties to approach EC demanding 2019 polls be held using ballot papers

    New Delhi: On an initiative of TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, leaders of 17 political parties will be pressing the EC told the next general election with ballot papers. The efficacy of the EVM is in question in view of the swirling allegations about its manipulation.  A day after Mamata made a pitch for approaching the Election Commission with the demand, her Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien told

  • Bhopal: Bring back ballot papers says Congress

    BHOPAL: Election Commission of India (ECI) should stop experimenting with Indian democracy; the old pattern of polling through ballot papers should be restored again in elections, said AICC general secretary Mohan Prakash, while addressing a press conference here on Wednesday.