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BJP, IPFT to Go Solo for Lok Sabha Polls Next YearAccording to both the parties, IPFT (Indigenous People's Front of Tripura) and its alliance partner BJP, they would contest the Lok Sabha polls due next year separately. BJP has stated that its alliance with IPFT was a one-time thing while IPFT said it was forced to go solo for the 2019 polls because of saffron party's unilateral naming of political leaders for 2 seats of Tripura Lok Sabha. BJP and IPFT joined forces for the first time early this year and unseated the Left Front after 25 years. But soon the differences arose between them on a number of issues.2018-07-04 04:32:02 PM
EC Launches App to report Election Code violationAn Android-based app has been launched by the Election Commission yesterday. With the help of the app, anyone can send photos and geo-tagged videos of hate speech, distribution of illegal money during the polls. Application's Internet-based beta version is called ‘cVIGIL,’ standing for “citizens’ vigil.” It will be available on Google Play Store. However, it will be first operational when states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh would hold Assembly polls late in 2018. The anonymity of the app users is ensured by the Commission. According to it, the app will “hide the complainant’s phone number and identity so as to encourage information against high and mighty without any risk of subsequent possible backlash.”2018-07-04 04:28:34 PM
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