Free Press Journal
  • Indore: 74,000 duplicate voters deleted from voters’ list

    District Returning officer and collector Nishant Warwade said names of 74,000 voters have been deleted from the voters’ list in the district. These are voters whose names were traced in two different polling booths. At the same time, 1.40 lakh new voters have been included in the list who attained 18 years of the age on January 1, 2018.  Talking to mediapersons on Wednesday, Warwade said second special revision of electoral roll

  • Telangana assembly election: AIMIM releases first list of candidates

    Hyderabad: All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Tuesday released its first list of seven candidates for the Telangana Legislative Assembly elections. According to the list, Mumtaz Khan will contest from Charminar, while Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri will represent AIMIM from the Yakutpura constituency.

  • Bhopal: CEO to direct collectors to penalize violators

    The chief electoral officer is likely to direct the district collectors to initiate action in connection with defacement of government property. They would also be asked to ensure removal of banners, posters and hoardings, informed the CEO VL Kantharao while talking to media here on Monday.

  • Bhopal: ECI to target 80% polling in 2018 assembly elections, says CEO

    Bhopal: “Election Commission of India have set ahe target to get the 80 per cent polling in the 2018 assembly elections,” chief election officer (CEO) VL Kantha Rao told media in Bhopal on Monday. Kantha Rao added that polling percentage was 67 percent in 2003, in the year 2008 it increased to 69 percent and in 2014 year it increased to 72.6 percent, “Now we have to increase it to 80 per

  • Bhopal: CEO’s office denies appointing experts from Gujarat to check EVMs

    Bhopal: The office of the chief electoral officer claims that they haven’t appointed any experts from Gujarat to check the EVMs, on Monday. On Sunday, the leader of opposition had filed a complaint to the Election Commission of India that 16 experts from Gujarat had been appointed in the state.

  • Congress should take ECI to court over fake voters issue, says CEO Vikas Jain

    Bhopal: The CEO Vikas Jain alleged at a press conference that it looked like that the Election Commission of India (ECI) was in too much of hurry to give a clean chit to the administration on the voters list issue in MP. He highlighted that the matter is not over yet as on the other hand the chief electoral officer Salina Singh accepts that many irregularities are present in the electoral

  • Consider representation on VVPAT machines: SC to EC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to consider a representation seeking modification in the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines to enable an elector to cancel his vote if it has wrongly been cast in favour of a candidate.

  • Election Commission launches special electoral roll revision drive

    Mumbai: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday launched a special electoral roll revision drive, that will go on till November 30, reports PTI. During this drive, eligible voters will be able to file claims and objections regarding the entries in the voters’ list.

  • Presidential Election 2017: Election Commission comes up with interesting new initiatives

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has come up with new initiatives ahead of the Presidential election today. This time unique serial numbered special pens of violet ink are being supplied centrally by the Election Commission so as to ensure that only instrument supplied by the poll watchdog is used for marking the ballot.

  • Presidential election: Right to vote or not to vote

    New Delhi: With certain doubts having been created in a section of political parties about the compulsion for voting in the forthcoming presidential election, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has said that contrary to reports, there was no such compulsion on any of the electors (voters) under the prevailing law. Certain doubts had arisen in the minds of some of the electors regarding the current presidential election, to the effect whether

  • Supreme Court asks ECI to respond to plea alleging tampering with EVMs

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Election Commission of India (ECI) to file in two weeks its response on a plea for probe into the allegations that EVMs were tampered with in the assembly polls earlier this year. A bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud was informed by the ECI’s advocate that similar matters filed by some political parties, including Mayawati- led BSP, was pending

  • ECI launches special drive to enrol left out voters

    New Delhi : The Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched a nation-wide, month-long special drive from Saturday for  the maximization of registration of eligible voters with focus on left out eligible young citizens in the age group of 18-19 and removal of names of registered dead voters, if any, from the electoral rolls.

  • Bhopal: EC seeks info on Paras Jain, Deepak Joshi on office of profit issue

    Bhopal: Election Commission of India has sought information from chief secretary of MP regarding ministers Paras Jain and Deepak Joshi on the office of profit issue.  The Aam Admi Party filed a petition before the governor, seeking disqualification of the two.

  • Large turnout as fifth phase polling ends in UP

    Lucknow : Millions voted on Monday in the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls spread across 51 constituencies in 11 districts, officials said.

  • Plea against pre-poll freebies promise: HC seeks Govt, EC reply

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought responses of the Centre and the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a petition seeking to restrain all political parties from making promises of offering freebies to people if they are voted to power.

  • Delhi court asks EC to certify Irani’s affidavits

    New Delhi: A New Delhi court on Thursday asked the Election Commission of India (ECI) to file a certificate to authenticate the election affidavits filed in court by Union Minister Smriti Irani on her educational qualifications. Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh asked the ECI to send an official along with a certificate after observing that the affidavits exhibited in court were a copy of the electronic record available on the commission’s website.

  • EC announces RS, Maha council polls

    Mumbai : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday announced the elections for the 10 seats of the state Legislative Council Elected by Members of Legislative Assemblies (EMLA) and the date for the biennial elections to six Rajya Sabha seats from Maharashtra.

  • But Bengal CM criticises EC move on 6-phase poll

    Kolkata : West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday criticised the Election Commission of India (ECI) for holding six phase election in the state.