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Election Commission of India: Election regulatory body of India
The Election Commission of India (ECI) is a constitutional authority under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India is responsible for the conduct of elections at the national level, state level and local level. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies, State Legislative Councils and the offices of the President and Vice President of the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act. The commission has the powers under the Constitution, to act in an appropriate manner when the enacted laws make insufficient provisions to deal with a given situation in the conduct of an election. Being a constitutional authority, Election Commission is amongst the few institutions which function with both autonomy and freedom, along with the country’s higher judiciary, the Union Public Service Commission and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.It's a permanent constitutional body.

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WB polls: All-party meeting by EC underway [Video]

WB polls: All-party meeting by EC underway

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has called an all-party meeting to ensure implementation of COVID-19 norms during election rallies. Meeting will be presided by Aariz Aftab, Chief Electoral..

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Kailash Vijayvargiya welcomes EC's decision on Dilip Ghosh, says 'everyone should follow guidelines' [Video]

Kailash Vijayvargiya welcomes EC's decision on Dilip Ghosh, says 'everyone should follow guidelines'

Reacting on the Election Commission's decision over a 24-hour ban on West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh from election campaigning for making "highly provocative and inciteful remarks", party..

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'Day off for me': Dilip Ghosh after getting ban for 24 hrs by EC [Video]

'Day off for me': Dilip Ghosh after getting ban for 24 hrs by EC

After being banned by the Election Commission for making "highly provocative and inciteful remarks", WB BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said, "It is fine. EC wants free and fair elections and this time the..

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Amid state polls, new Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra takes charge [Video]

Amid state polls, new Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra takes charge

Halfway through the West Bengal Assembly polls, the Election Commission of India has got a new chief. On April 13, Sushil Chandra took charge as the 24th CEC, succeeding Sunil Arora. On the latter's..

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EC bans Mamata Banerjee for 24 hrs from election campaigning [Video]

EC bans Mamata Banerjee for 24 hrs from election campaigning

The Election Commission of India imposed a ban on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for 24 hours from campaigning in any manner from 8 pm of April 12 till 8 pm of April 13. The ban came over..

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WB polls: EVMs found at TMC leader residence, ECI assures action [Video]

WB polls: EVMs found at TMC leader residence, ECI assures action

In a shocking incident, the EVMs and VVPATs were found at the residence of a TMC leader in Uluberia at Howrah district of West Bengal amid Assembly elections. According to Election Commission of India..

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Union minister on EC campaign ban on BJP leader after 'NIA threat' | Assam polls [Video]

Union minister on EC campaign ban on BJP leader after 'NIA threat' | Assam polls

Union minister Anurag Thakur reacted to the campaign ban imposed by the Election Commission on Bharatiya Janata Party leader Himanta Biswa Sarma. He was barred from campaigning, initially for 48 hours,..

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India sees biggest 1-day spike since September #Coronavirus | Oneindia News [Video]

India sees biggest 1-day spike since September #Coronavirus | Oneindia News

India added 89,129 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours amid a worrying surge in Covid cases that has prompted states like Maharashtra to consider lockdown; Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)..

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Kerala polls: UDF to file complaint to EC over alleged discrepancies in voter's list [Video]

Kerala polls: UDF to file complaint to EC over alleged discrepancies in voter's list

United Democratic Front (UDF) will file a complaint with the Election Commission over alleged issue of duplication in the voter's list, informed party candidate from Vattiyoorkavu constituency, Veena S..

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TMC demands high-level probe from EC in alleged attack on Mamata Banerjee [Video]

TMC demands high-level probe from EC in alleged attack on Mamata Banerjee

TMC has demanded a high-level probe from the Election Commission of India into the alleged attack on Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram on March 10, said party leader Saugata Roy who also claimed that the..

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Mamata Banerjee was injured soon after ADG, DG were replaced by EC: TMC [Video]

Mamata Banerjee was injured soon after ADG, DG were replaced by EC: TMC

Six member Trinamool MPs delegation on March 12 arrived at Election Commission of India, to raise the Nandigram incident in which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suffered injuries. Speaking..

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TMC MPs demand probe, will go to ECI tomorrow: Firhad Hakim on Mamata's alleged attack [Video]

TMC MPs demand probe, will go to ECI tomorrow: Firhad Hakim on Mamata's alleged attack

West Bengal Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Firhad Hakim on March 11 demanded the probe in the matter of state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's alleged attack, and also informed..

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'Remove TMC administrators for free and fair WB polls', demands BJP [Video]

'Remove TMC administrators for free and fair WB polls', demands BJP

While speaking to media in the national capital after meeting the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on March 04, National General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bhupender Yadav said, "A BJP..

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WB Assembly elections: BJP delegation meets EC [Video]

WB Assembly elections: BJP delegation meets EC

A BJP delegation including party's general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya met Chief Election Commissioner of India (ECI), Sunil Arora on March 04. Speaking on the meeting, Vijayvargiya said, "In Hubli,..

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Assam will vote in 3 phases from March 27, result on May 02: EC [Video]

Assam will vote in 3 phases from March 27, result on May 02: EC

Chief Election Commissioner of India, Sunil Arora, on February 26 informed that Assam assembly elections will be held in 3 phases starting from 27 March, second phase polling on 01 April and the last..

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'Factually incorrect': EC rejects Mamata's allegations over 'vote-cheating' at Nandigram booth

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Assam EVM row: EC suspends four poll officials; repoll likely in booth

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West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: All you need to know about first phase of polling today

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West Bengal CID takes over investigation into Mamata Banerjee Nandigram mishap

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Attack on Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram part of deep-rooted conspiracy: TMC to Election Commission

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EC okays replacement of top cop in West Bengal

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Political scenario in 5 states as Election Commission announces poll schedule

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The Supreme Court Thursday sought response from the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea seeking voting rights through postal ballot for people stationed outside their constituency, including..
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Odisha: By-polls for Balasore, Tirtol constituencies to be held on Nov 3; results on Nov 10

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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: BJP snubs LJP, asks Chirag not to use PM Modi's photo in poll campaign

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