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2 Maharashtra Civic Bodies Goes to PollBJP has been watched with a great deal of interest as two of the civic bodies in Maharashtra will go to polls today. The result of the polls would bring in new leadership equations for parties, especially for the saffron party. Polling for JMC (Jalgaon Municipal Corporation) and SMKMC (Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation) is due today and counting will take place on 3 August. BJP's local leadership would be deeply affected by this. It would also test BJP's popularity in the west of Maharashtra which is a traditional stronghold of Congress and NCP.2018-08-01 05:38:56 PM
EC Begins Earlier to Prepare for Lok Sabha 2019 PollsIn a move to stay ahead, the EC has advanced its usual date to prepare for the Lok Sabha 2019 election. Usually, the poll panel begins elections planning 365 days before the main elections, but this time it has started doing so 395 days earlier. The EC has also added extra steps that would ensure proper working of EVMs and VVPATs. It has stated that the decision for the early start is not influenced by the government input and is taken to be fully prepared for the all poll scenario.2018-08-01 02:53:06 PM
EC: Missing Names in NRC are Ineligible to VoteAfter the strong turmoil on the issue of NRC's (National Register for Citizens) final draft in Assam, the EC has finally come forward and clarified that all the people missing from the list of voters are, in fact, ineligible to vote. The NRC is being prepared in order to identify the state's illegal immigrants. More than 40 lakh people living in Assam were excluded from the list. OP Rawat, the Chief Election Commissioner, has stated that “Only those who are citizens of India are allowed to participate in any election. So those who are not in the NRC final report are not Indian citizens and hence ineligible to vote.”2018-08-01 02:48:26 PM
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