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CPI(M) demands repolling in Bengal's Diamond Harbour, alleges 'large-scale irregularities'

In his letter, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that the scale of irregularities were such that the EC should invoke Article 324 of the Constitution. Article..
IndiaTimes - Published

Owaisi asks Rajnath to book Sadhvi Pragya for sedition for 'glorifying' Godse

*New Delhi:* AIMIM chief Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to book BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate Pragya Singh Thakur under the sedition law and the..
Mid-Day - Published

Congress, TDP, AAP meet EC, allege Article 324 order only benefits BJP, demand half-day extension for poll campaigns

In their memorandum to the poll watchdog, the opposition parties said the EC, instead of enforcing a level-playing field, has arbitrarily decided to cut off campaigning to the prejudice of all other..
Firstpost - Published

Mamata Banerjee prepones two rallies after Election Commission diktat

The EC took an unprecedented step of invoking Article 324 to curtail the campaign period in West Bengal in view of the violence
DNA - Published

EC invokes Article 324 to curtail Bengal campaigning after violence; Mamata says 'unconstitutional gift' to Modi

In a first, the Election Commission ordered campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies to end at 10 pm on Thursday, a day before its scheduled deadline, in the wake of violence between BJP and TMC..
Firstpost - Published

DMK condemns EC's Article 324 order in West Bengal, says poll body has different set of rules for 'ruling party'

The DMK criticised the Election Commission for curtailing campaigning in West Bengal by 20 hours, throwing its weight behind West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC
Firstpost - Published

Election Commission's decision to use Article 324 in West Bengal severe indictment of Mamata Banerjee's rule

Mamata Banerjee's extraordinary tirade against the Election Commission of India on Wednesday night is just one more indication of her callous disregard for the Constitution and its provisions. West..
Firstpost - Published

Chandrababu Naidu terms invoking of Article 324 in West Bengal 'disturbing', slams Election Commission for 'ignoring' TMC complaints

Naidu in a series of tweets alleged that the EC turned a deaf ear towards the woes of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee-led party.
Firstpost - Published

Article 324 invoked in West Bengal: Constitutional provision gives Election Commission powers to ensure free and fair polls

Article 324 basically lays down the powers of the Election Commission of India, which as a constitutional body, is entitled to take its decision based on its conscience and wisdom, being conferred with..
Firstpost - Published

Clamping Art 324 in WB unconstitutional; it's EC gift to Modi, thunders Mamata

*Kolkata:* Attacking the Election Commission of India for curtailing the campaigning for the last phase of polls in West Bengal, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said it is an "unprecedented,..
Mid-Day - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: 'Is it Model Code of Conduct or Modi Code of Misconduct', Congress questions Election Commission's 'bias'

Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Stressing that the Election Commission's clamp down of Article 324 has created a fear psychosis by admitting the poll panel's own inability to hold a free and fair..
Firstpost - Published

EC invokes Article 324 in West Bengal: Legal precedents show Mamata Banerjee's allegations against election body ill-founded

In Independent India, Election Commission has time and again asserted its power to ensure this impartiality and what it did in West Bengal was part of its core responsibility. Mamata Banerjee's..
Firstpost - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Mamata, Modi likely to make most of last day of campaigns in Bengal ahead of Article 324 clampdown

Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: The Election Commission's order invoking Article 324 in West Bengal has made Thursday the last day of campaigning in the state, leading both the BJP and TMC to..
Firstpost - Published

Campaigning in West Bengal cut by a day after EC action

*Kolkata:* The Election Commission on Wednesday cut short the campaign period in West Bengal by a day for the final phase of Lok Sabha elections in view of the violence during BJP president Amit Shah's..
Mid-Day - Published

Daily Bulletin: EC's Article 324 comes to force at 10 pm today in West Bengal; Modi, Mamata to hold rallies on last day of campaigning; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee will both hold rallies on what is now the last day of campaigning in West Bengal after EC's Article 324 order; Rahul Gandhi will visit the Alwar rape..
Firstpost - Published

In a first, EC cuts short Bengal campaign for Phase 7 by a day

Amid surging threats of violence during the last phase of polls in Bengal, the EC has decided to cut short the electioneering for nine LS constituencies, scheduled to go to polls on Sunday, by a day...
IndiaTimes - Published

EC curtails campaigning in Bengal: Mamata slams 'unethical, unfair' decision; Jaitley says 'breakdown of constitutional machinery' behind move

In an unprecedented first, the Election Commission (EC) invoked Article 324 of the Indian Constitution and announced that campaigning will end at 10 pm on Thursday in West Bengal
Firstpost - Published

In a first, EC invokes Article 324 to curtail campaigning in West Bengal following TMC-BJP violence in Kolkata

In a first, the Election Commission ordered campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies to end at 10 pm on Thursday, a day before its scheduled deadline, in the wake of violence between BJP and TMC..
Firstpost - Published

Full text of Article 324: EC invokes provision in West Bengal after TMC-BJP workers clash in Kolkata; campaigning to end at 10 pm tomorrow

The Election Commission on Wednesday announced its decision to implement Article 324 in West Bengal. Here's the full text of Article 324 as defined in the Constitution
Firstpost - Published

EC steps in after Bengal violence, removes HS Atri Bhattacharya, ADG CID Rajeev Kumar

The Election Commission invoked Article 324 of the Constitution to curtail the campaigning for the last phase of the election on May 19.
Zee News - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: EC curtails campaigning in Bengal after Kolkata violence, invokes Article 324 for first time

Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: At a press conference, the Election Commission ordered the end of campaigning in West Bengal following the violence at a roadshow in Kolkata.
Firstpost - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019; Model Code of Conduct Watch: Fresh EC notice to Azam Khan over inflammatory speeches; FIR against Sidhu

Lok Sabha Election 2019; Model Code of Conduct Watch: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath was seen visiting a temple on Tuesday morning, a day after the Election Commission - citing Article..
Firstpost - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019; Model Code of Conduct Watch: Yogi Adityanath visits temple day after EC ban, goes against spirit of election

Lok Sabha Election 2019; Model Code of Conduct Watch: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath was seen visiting a temple on Tuesday morning, a day after the Election Commission - citing Article..
Firstpost - Published

Mayawati calls 48-hour campaigning ban on her 'unconstitutional', claims Election Commission acting under pressure

Election Commission, citing Article 324 of the Constitution, has barred both Mayawati and Yogi Adityanath from holding any public meetings, public processions, public rallies, road shows and..
Firstpost - Published

SC seeks Centre's response on plea for parity among ECs and CEC for removal purposes

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to respond within four weeks to a PIL seeking direction to bring the two Election Commissioners on par with the Chief Election Commissioner as far as their..
Deccan Herald - Published

AG to help SC decide plea for parity between ECs and CEC

The Supreme Court has sought assistance of Attorney General K K Venugopal to decide a PIL seeking parity for the two Election Commissioners with the Chief Election Commissioner in respect of norms for..
Deccan Herald - Published

Overruling RO, a first for EC

On Tuesday night, when the Election Commission decided to overrule the decision of DM Patel, Secretary, Gujarat Assembly, who was also the returning officer (RO) for conducting elections to the three..
DNA - Published

BJP, Cong slugfest before EC on Rajya Sabha polls

A high powered BJP delegation on Tuesday night urged the Election Commission to declare results of Rajya Sabha polls to Gujarat and reject Congress plea to quash the votes of its two MLAs who switched..
Deccan Herald - Published

HC notices to centre, EC on PIL seeking fair polls

The high court on Friday heard a public interest litigation with a prayer to make it mandatory for contesting candidates to attach all relevant documents along with their candidature form.  The..
DNA - Published

Silence not an option: SC raps EC for 'unclear' stand on barring convicted lawmakers

The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Election Commission for not taking a clear stand on a plea seeking a lifetime bar on convicted politicians from contesting elections, saying "silence was..
DNA - Published

Why no law to appoint ECs, SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the Centre on why no enabling law for the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners had been framed under the Constitution so..
DNA - Published Also reported by •All India Radio

Tell us why no law has been made: SC asks Centre on lack of legislation on appointment of CEC, ECs

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre why no enabling law as mandated under the Constitution for the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners has yet been..
DNA - Published

SC asks Centre why there is no procedure for appointment of CEC

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre as to why no enabling law as mandated under the Constitution has been made for the appointment of the chief election commissioner and election commissioners in..
All India Radio - Published

We cannot fight it out in the streets with political parties or their leaders: CEC Nasim Zaidi

-*Government is wanting to change political funding through electoral bonds etc. Has there been any movement on this?*- The top most areas of electoral reforms is transparency in political finance...
DNA - Published

Legal powers for EC on bribe-for-votes: Cong for it, BJP wants clarification

A proposal of the Election Commission seeking statutory powers to countermand a poll over cases of bribe-for-votes has received the backing of the opposition Congress, but the ruling BJP says first..
Deccan Herald - Published

Disqualify candidates named in charge sheets for bribing voters: EC to tell gov

The Election Commission is set to ask the government to amend laws to disqualify candidates listed in charge sheets for bribing candidates, a move which comes days after it cancelled a Tamil Nadu..
Deccan Herald - Published

Proposal to Centre over internal quota for tribals, says minister

*Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya said a proposal to provide internal reservation to Koraga and Jenukuruba communities will be sent to the Union government to amend the Article 324 of the..
Deccan Herald - Published

Amend law to ban print ads 48 hours before polling: EC to govt

The Election Commission has urged the government to amend the electoral law to bar political advertisements in newspapers 48 hours before the day of polling on the lines of the restriction on..
DNA - Published

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