Only a marginal change in NOTA vote percentage

Wide variation seen across States; highest in Assam The percentage of votes for NOTA, or the none-of-the-above option, this year has remained virtually unchanged from last time, according to data from the Election Commission (EC) website. In 2019, about 1.04% of the voters felt that none of the candidates deserved their vote. In the 2014 […]


Haryana MLA faces two fresh FIRs for forging docs in 2009

The police on Monday registered two fresh FIRs against former Haryana MLA Sukhbir Kataria in a bogus voting case dating back to 2009, after receiving directions from the district court. The fresh cases were registered at the Sector 5 police station under sections of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy (sections 420, 468, 120-B of the […]


Day after praising EC, Pranab Mukherjee expresses concern over ‘tampering of voters’ verdict’

"I am concerned over reports of alleged tampering of voters' verdict. Safety and security of EVMs is Election Commission's responsibility," Mukherjee said in a statement. A day after Pranab Mukherjee lauded the Election Commission for “perfectly” conducting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the former president on Tuesday expressed concern over reports of alleged “tampering of […]


Lavasa note pushes poll panel to rethink clean chit to NITI, PMO

The clean chit was given despite Lavasa’s request on file for further clarification from NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on whether the government think tank had indeed sought information from the collectors of Gondia, Wardha and Latur, and if the information was used for the PM’s visit. The Election Commission (EC) has decided to revisit […]