The ECI order came after an electronic voting machine (EVM) was found in a car belonging to the wife of a BJP candidate.
The incident came into light when villagers spotted a vehicle with an Election Commission sticker outside the house of the TMC leader in the early hours, after which they started protesting
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
A crowd of over 500 people attempted to snatch the EVM alleging rigging by BJP and UPPL members which the police tried to disperse by firing rubber bullets
The Election Commission on Friday ordered repolling in polling station 179 of Ratabari seat in Assam after a video surfaced on social media which allegedly showed EVMs in the car of Patharkandi BJP candidate Krishnendu Paul
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said the Election Commission should act decisively on such complaints and that a serious re-evaluation of the use of EVM’s needs to be carried out by all national parties.
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.
Plea alleges that EVMs are prone to error and several other countries have banned its use.
The Election Commission had procured 18 lakh face shields, 70 lakh face masks, 5.4 lakh single-use rubber gloves.
The 'NOTA' option on electronic voting machines, introduced in 2013, has its own symbol -- a ballot paper with a black cross across it.
"Truth is truth, justice is justice. I am fighting a war of ideology against this man…”, he said while addressing an election rally in Bihar.
Polling began at 7 am and will end at 6 pm, while adhering to the Covid-19 restrictions
The polls were held in 71 constituencies spread across 16 districts amid tight security and strict COVID-19 regulations in place.
Responding to a question on holding Lok Sabha and assembly elections simultaneously, CEC Sunil Arora said the call on the subject has to be taken at the political level. Once a decision is take, the Commission can only facilitate its implementation.
The opposition party told the Election Commission (EC) that its demand should be considered in the interest of democracy and integrity of the poll process.
In Maharashtra, the voter turnout almost matched the 63.38 per cent polling recorded in the last state elections in 2014.
Polling was also halted for some time at a booth in Worli area of Mumbai due to a technical error.
In the video, BJP MLA Bakshish Singh is heard claiming that no matter where the voters cast their votes, they (BJP) will get to know whom they have voted for.
Buses parked at Patiala Bus Terminal during 'Bharat Bandh' called by farmers organization against Centre's farm reform laws in Patiala.PTI Photo
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla addresses UN Security Council Briefing on CTBT in New York.PTI Photo
Satguru Jaggi Vasudev Maharaj being welcomed by Patanjali founder Baba Ramdev, in Haridwar.PTI Photo
Bollywood actress Shreya Pillgaonkar spotted At Filmistan in Mumbai.PTI Photo
Bollywood actress Sonkashi Sinha spotted At Filmistan in Mumbai.PTI Photo
Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?
There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.
A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates