Election Commission of India

BJP, CPI-M seek ban on ‘Mamata biopic’

India’s Election Commission (EC) seeks a report from the West Bengal chief electoral officer on a Bangla feature film stated to be a “biopic on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee” after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Communist Party of India (Marxist) sought a ban on commercial release of the film in the midst of the country’s parliamentary elections.

May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019

Indian EC to match EVM results with VVPAT slips during vote counting

For the first time in India’s parliamentary elections, the country’s Election Commission is to undertake exercise of matching EVM results with Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine slips during vote-count of the ongoing polls on May 23.

April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019

BJP, CPI-M seek ban on ‘Mamata biopic’

India’s Election Commission (EC) seeks a report from the West Bengal chief electoral officer on a Bangla feature film stated to be a “biopic on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee” after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Communist Party of India (Marxist) sought a ban on commercial release of the film in the midst of the country’s parliamentary elections.

April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019

A Battle for India's Soul

As India gears up for its general election, one must not lose sight of the sheer size of the exercise, which has been described as the “biggest humanly managed event in the world.”

October 21, 2017
October 21, 2017

EC's reputation is on the line

The Election Commission has never done it before and had developed an independent status since TN Seshan. He had given it a stature which was admired by the electorate.