Model code of conduct: Dissenting opinions won’t be part of orders, says Election Commission

The Election Commission has overruled one of the Election Commissioner demands for making a member’s dissent on model code of conduct(MCC) violation cases public. EC by majority has held that MCC matters were not quasi-judicial proceedings and hence did not require dissent or minority views to be conveyed as part of the final order. Recently,one… Continue reading Model code of conduct: Dissenting opinions won’t be part of orders, says Election Commission

Explained: Dissent in the Election Commission – what the rules say

According to a report,one of the Election Commissioner has dissented with the opinion of other Election Commissioners in five different matters pertaining to alleged violations of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). Section 10 (Disposal of business by Election Commission) of The Election Commission (Conditions of Service of Election Commissioners and Transaction of Business) Act,1991… Continue reading Explained: Dissent in the Election Commission – what the rules say

Bad debt norms:RBI to seek EC nod

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to reach out to the Election Commission (EC) before releasing its new circular for banks. The new circular would replace its February 12 circular that Supreme Court had disallowed earlier.The Model Code of conduct specifically exempted the conduct of monetary policy which is crucial part of the… Continue reading Bad debt norms:RBI to seek EC nod

Congress asks EC to act against PM Modi for post-voting roadshow

Opposition Party has asked the Election Commission to take action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking out a roadshow and giving speeches after voting. The opposition has alleged that the Prime minister has violated the Model Code of Conduct. Campaigning during the 48 hours leading up to the end of polling in any polling… Continue reading Congress asks EC to act against PM Modi for post-voting roadshow

‘Naidu violated code by holding review meetings’

A complained has been made to Chief Electoral Officer of Andhra Pradesh stating that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has violated the Model Code of Conduct by holding official review meetings. Chief Minister had conducted a meeting to review the progress on the Polavaram project. Provision 19.5 of the Model Code of Conduct for Elections prohibits… Continue reading ‘Naidu violated code by holding review meetings’

EC curbs campaigning by Yogi, Mayawati, Maneka and Azam

The Election Commission (EC) has imposed restrictions on the campaigning of four senior politicians for violating the model code of conduct in Uttar Pradesh. The restrictions on campaigning also prevent them from giving interviews or making any comment on the electronic, print or social media in connection with the upcoming Lok Sabha election. One of… Continue reading EC curbs campaigning by Yogi, Mayawati, Maneka and Azam

Watch Modi biopic fully this time, SC tells ECI

The Supreme Court has directed the Election Commission to re-examine its earlier order and take an informed decision on stay on the release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after watching the entire movie. The SC has asked the Election commission to report back to the court on 20th April on whether the… Continue reading Watch Modi biopic fully this time, SC tells ECI

Release of PM Modi biopic deferred till further orders from EC

The Election Commission (EC) has deferred the release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi till the elections are over. The EC has also prohibited public screening of any biopic material which could sub-serve the interest of a political party or candidate, while the Model Code of Conduct is in force. This has been… Continue reading Release of PM Modi biopic deferred till further orders from EC