Election Commission of India (ECI): News

02 Mar 2023

Assembly Election

Election results: BJP leads in Nagaland, Tripura; NPP in Meghalaya

The 2023 Assembly elections in the northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland were held in February.

02 Mar 2023

Elections Results

Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland Assembly election results: Counting of votes begins

The northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland went to polls last month to elect a new Assembly.

27 Feb 2023


2023 Exit Polls: BJP-IPFT to retain Tripura; NPP in Meghalaya

The Meghalaya and Nagaland Assembly elections were held on Monday, while Tripura went to polls earlier on February 16.

26 Feb 2023


Meghalaya Assembly elections tomorrow, fierce battle in 5 constituencies likely

Meghalaya is all set to vote in the Assembly elections on Monday to seal the political fate of 369 candidates.

26 Feb 2023


Maharashtra: Shiv Sena's Shinde faction-BJP, MVA lock horns in bypolls

Amid the ongoing political conflict between CM Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction and Uddhav Thackeray's group in Maharashtra, voting for Kasba Peth and Pimpri Chinchwad Assembly bypolls began on Sunday.

Setback for Thackeray; Shiv Sena symbol to stay with Shinde   

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the Election Commission of India's (ECI) decision to award the Shiv Sena name and "bow and arrow" symbol to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led faction.

20 Feb 2023

Shiv Sena

'Mogambo Khush Hua': Thackeray targets Shah over Shiv Sena row

After the Election Commission of India (ECI) allotted the Shiv Sena's name and symbol to Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde's faction, ex-CM Uddhav Thackeray hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday, accusing it of "stealing" his father's legacy.

19 Feb 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

Thackeray to move SC after losing Shiv Sena name, symbol

Uddhav Thackeray is set to approach the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday to seek a stay on an order by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday, ruling the faction headed by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde as the "real Shiv Sena."

19 Feb 2023

Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena name, symbol sold for Rs. 2,000cr: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Sanjay Raut alleged on Sunday that a Rs. 2,000 crore transaction took place to buy the name and "bow and arrow" symbol of the Shiv Sena.

18 Feb 2023

Shiv Sena

Uddhav Thackeray loses Shiv Sena's name, symbol to Eknath Shinde

The battle over the claim of being the "real" Shiv Sena between the party's two factions has taken a new turn.

18 Jan 2023

Assembly Election

Tripura elections on February 16; Nagaland, Meghalaya on February 27

The Election Commission (ECI) on Wednesday announced the Assembly poll schedule for the states of Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura.

09 Dec 2022

Trinamool Congress

TMC's 'stooge' charge against ECI over Saket Gokhale's 2nd arrest

Just a day after Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Saket Gokhale was arrested again in a reported "fake tweet" allegation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party leader Derek O'Brien attacked the Election Commission of India (ECI) for being biased.

2022 Assembly elections: BJP sweeps Gujarat, seals 7th consecutive term

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has successfully overcome anti-incumbency to storm into power in Gujarat Assembly for seventh consecutive term.

08 Dec 2022

Himachal Pradesh

2022 Assembly elections: Congress ousts BJP to claim Himachal Pradesh

The Congress, riding on anti-incumbency and groupism of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), emerged as the single largest party in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.

05 Dec 2022


Gujarat polling: Congress flags Modi, Shah's 'walk' after casting vote

Gujarat Congress is expected to approach the Election Commission of India (ECI) to complain about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah's 'walk' after voting in the second round of the Gujarat Assembly Elections, India Today reported.

01 Dec 2022

Gujarat Elections

Gujarat Assembly elections: 1st phase witnesses 56.88% voter turnout

The first phase of polling for Gujarat Assembly elections came to a close at 5:30 pm on Thursday with 56.88% voters sealing the fate of 788 candidates.

EC Arun Goel's file 'cleared in haste?': SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Union government if the appointment of Arun Goel as the new election commissioner at the country's top poll panel was cleared in "haste" and "a tearing hurry."

Supreme Court seeks files on Election Commissioner Arun Goel's appointment

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought "specific files" from the Centre related to the recent appointment of Election Commissioner Arun Goel.

23 Nov 2022

Central Government

Who is Arun Goel, the new Election Commissioner of India?

Arun Goel assumed charge as one of the two Election Commissioners of the top election body—the Election Commission of India (ECI)—on Monday.

India needs strong characters like Seshan as CEC: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stated that India is in need of a Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) with a strong character like TN Seshan, who "does not allow himself to be bulldozed."

03 Nov 2022

Gujarat Elections

Gujarat polls: Voting on December 1,5; counting on December 8

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Thursday that Gujarat will go to polls in two phases on December 1 and 5.

Illegal mining case: ED summons Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren tomorrow

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday in connection with alleged money laundering in an illegal mining case.

14 Oct 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why CEC didn't announce Gujarat assembly poll dates

In an unexpected move, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced the poll schedule for the Himachal Pradesh assembly only while the dates for the Gujarat assembly election were not made public yet.

Voting in Himachal on November 12, counting on December 8

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced that the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh will be conducted in single-phase on November 12.

11 Oct 2022

Shiv Sena

Election Commission allots new names to both Shiv Sena factions

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday allotted new names to both factions of the Shiv Sena—helmed by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray—before Mumbai's East Andheri Assembly seat bye-election.

10 Oct 2022

Uddhav Thackeray

Thackeray challenges ECI order freezing Sena symbol in Delhi HC

The Shiv Sena faction led by Uddhav Thackeray on Monday petitioned the Delhi High Court to overturn an Election Commission of India (ECI) order freezing the party's name and election symbol, reported PTI.

09 Oct 2022

Shiv Sena

ECI freezes Shiv Sena symbol, asks factions to pick new

Four months into the bifurcation, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has barred both Uddhav Thackerey and Eknath Shinde factions of the Shiv Sena from using the party's bow and arrow symbol in the upcoming by-election in Maharashtra.

Supreme Court may hear 'electoral bonds' case on September 19

The Supreme Court is likely to hear petitions challenging the issuing of electoral bonds on September 19, according to The Indian Express.

16 Sep 2022

Arvind Kejriwal

Ex-bureaucrats write to Election Commission, seek de-recognition of AAP

More trouble seems to be brewing for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) following its entry into Gujarat politics.

IT sleuths seized our phones, cloned data, claim Oxfam, IPSMF

Global non-profit organization Oxfam India and the Independent and Public-Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF), which funds media firms, have said that Income Tax (IT) officials confiscated its team members' phones to clone and retrieve data during its "survey" two days ago.

Freebies need extensive hearing: SC refers case to 3-judge bench

The Supreme Court on Friday referred the matter related to promises made by various political parties and their election giveaways (freebies) to a three-judge bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud.

Economy losing serious money: Supreme Court slams freebies

Observing that promising and distributing freebies during election season is a "serious issue", the Supreme Court on Thursday came down heavily on the concept of freebies.

28 Jul 2022

Aadhaar Card

Voter enrolment: 17-year-olds can register in advance, says Election Commission

Youngsters above the age of 17 can now apply in advance to be enrolled into voters' list, a statement by the Election Commission of India (EC) said.

23 Jul 2022

Uddhav Thackeray

'Prove majority': EC tells Thackeray, Shinde over Sena ownership battle

The power struggle for control of the Shiv Sena between Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde has entered a new phase in which both will have to provide documentary evidence to prove who would head the party.

07 Jul 2022

Venkaiah Naidu

#NewsBytesExplainer: How does India elect its vice president?

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's term will end on August 10 and according to the Constitution, an election to fill the vacancy must be completed before the expiration of the term.

29 Jun 2022

Venkaiah Naidu

Election to elect next Vice President on August 6: ECI

The Election Commission of India (ECI) declared on Wednesday that the election to select India's next vice president would take place on August 6.

19 Jun 2022

Aadhaar Card

Centre issues notification on linking Aadhaar with voter ID

According to an official notification from the Ministry of Law and Justice, the central government has notified the rules permitting the integration of Aadhaar numbers with voter IDs.

13 Jun 2022


ECI sends 6 proposals to Centre seeking many electoral reforms

Rajiv Kumar—who took office as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India last month—has requested the Law Ministry to issue a notification for linking voters' Aadhaar with voter IDs, reported The Indian Express.

11 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

#NewsBytesExplainer: How is the President of India elected?

Elected Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) and Members of Parliament (MPs) are set to vote on July 18 to elect India's 15th President.