On October 25, 1951—when polling was held for the first time — Shyam Saran Negi(now 104) became the first voter of independent India to cast his vote. Since then, he had not missed a single election—whether Lok Sabha, assembly or panchayat—to exercise his democratic right.
The EC ordered repolling in polling station 179 of Ratabari seat in Assam after a controversy erupted when a polling party carried an EVM in a vehicle that belonged to the wife of a BJP candidate
Eligible voters, including leaders from various political parties, arrived at the booths to cast their vote after polling began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm.
The Election Commission has collaborated with IIT-Madras to work on a new technology which will allow electors to vote from faraway cities
The National Voters Day is observed on January 25 to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission.
The Election Commission had procured 18 lakh face shields, 70 lakh face masks, 5.4 lakh single-use rubber gloves.
Experts say turnout will be the key in the results of an election dubbed one of the most divisive .
Polling began at 7 am and will end at 6 pm, while adhering to the Covid-19 restrictions
The election for three municipal corporations, 18 Nagar Parishads and 28 Nagar Palikas were held on Saturday.
BJP MP Varun Gandhi, who had swapped constituency with his mother Maneka Gandhi in the recent election, said he will not leave Pilibhit and will continue to serve the people of this constituency.
According to a report by CMS, political parties, candidates and the EC spent between Rs 55,000 and Rs 60,000 crore during the polls, taking the average expenditure per constituency to over Rs 100 crore.
The votes cast under the None Of The Above (NOTA) category accounted for 0.53 per cent of the total votes.
In the end, BJP's prediction in the final stages of campaigning of 'ab ki baar 300 paar' appeared coming true, as Congress President Rahul Gandhi's campaign slogan of 'chowkidar chor hai' found no resonance among voters
The opposition parties are demanding to tally VVPAT slips with EVM figures in an entire Assembly constituency in case a discrepancy is found in any polling booth.
The EC directed disciplinary action against the presiding officer after a report was sent about the error to it by the Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi.
The show-cause notice was issued for wearing Akali Dal badge when she came to a polling booth for casting her vote in Muktsar, under Bathinda parliamentary constituency.
Sabah and Farah (23), the conjoined twins who live in Samanpura locality of Bihar, cast their votes on Sunday as per their respective choice unlike the 2015 assembly polls in the state.
The parliamentary constituency has already voted in the sixth phase of polls on May 12 last Sunday.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu conducts proceedings in the House during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.RSTV/PTI Photo
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla conducts proceedings in the House as an opposition member holds a placard in protest, during the Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi.LSTV/PTI Photo
Opposition leaders stage a protest in Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.RSTV/PTI Photo
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari speaks in the Lok Sabha as an opposition member holds a placard in protest, during the Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi.LSTV/PTI Photo
Kerala MPs stage a protest over Mullaperiyar dam issue, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
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