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18th Lok Sabha formation: CEC to provide list of new MPs to President

In the meantime, President Droupadi Murmu dissolved the 17th Lok Sabha on Wednesday, following the recommendation of the Union Cabinet

18th Lok Sabha formation: CEC to provide list of new MPs to President
Updated On : 06 Jun 2024 | 11:12 AM IST

Will start process of holding J-K polls very soon: CEC Rajiv Kumar

The Election Commission (EC) on Monday said it will start the process of holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir very soon. Addressing a press conference here, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar said the EC was very enthused by the voter turnout in Jammu and Kashmir during the Lok Sabha elections, which showed the eagerness of the people to participate in the democratic process. "We will very soon start the process of assembly elections in J&K. We are very enthused. It is one of the most satisfying moments," the CEC said. The voter turnout in Jammu and Kashmir during the Lok Sabha elections was 58.58 per cent, the highest in four decades. The voter turnout in Lok Sabha seats in the Kashmir valley was 51.05 per cent, he said. While announcing the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections in March, Kumar had said that holding assembly and parliamentary elections simultaneously was not practical due to logistical and security reasons. Whenever assembly elections are ...

Will start process of holding J-K polls very soon: CEC Rajiv Kumar
Updated On : 03 Jun 2024 | 4:51 PM IST

CEC Kumar dares Oppn to give proof of attempts to influence poll process

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Monday dared the opposition to share evidence of allegations that returning officers and district magistrates were influenced to vitiate the poll process so the panel could take action against them. The opposition should also tell the Commission about those trying to influence the poll process before the counting of votes begins, Kumar said at a press conference. He was flanked by Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and S S Sandhu. "You cannot spread a rumour and bring everyone under a cloud of suspicion," Kumar said. The Commission had made preparations to deal with any foreign attempt to influence the poll process but these allegations have come from within the country itself, he said in an apparent dig at the opposition. Taking exception to allegations that district magistrates were being influenced, the CEC said, "Those levelling allegations should say which DM was influenced and we will punish them. They should tell us before the ...

CEC Kumar dares Oppn to give proof of attempts to influence poll process
Updated On : 03 Jun 2024 | 4:08 PM IST

LS polls: EC reports record 642M voters, vows to combat fake narratives

Addressing the press a day before the poll results, the poll body chief spoke of the major learning during General Elections 2024, minimal poll violence and the need to fight fake narratives

LS polls: EC reports record 642M voters, vows to combat fake narratives
Updated On : 03 Jun 2024 | 4:07 PM IST

Will begin process of holding assembly polls in J&K very soon: CEC Kumar

Encouraged by the voter turnout in Jammu and Kashmir in the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission will "very soon" initiate the process of holding assembly polls in the Union Territory, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Saturday. He also told PTI Videos that the people of Jammu and Kashmir deserve their government. Responding to a question on the turnout in various seats of Jammu and Kashmir and if assembly elections could be held soon, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kumar said the poll panel is very encouraged by people's participation in the parliamentary polls. "It's music to (my) ears. People -- youth, women -- are happily turning out in large numbers (to vote). The roots of democracy are being further strengthened, people are participating," he said. "They deserve their government. We will initiate that process very soon very encouraged to do this," the CEC added. While announcing the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections in March, Kumar said holding assembly a

Will begin process of holding assembly polls in J&K very soon: CEC Kumar
Updated On : 25 May 2024 | 2:07 PM IST

We need to dispel doubts, suspicions around electoral processes: CEC

Kumar commited to addressing concerns about the integrity of the electoral process

We need to dispel doubts, suspicions around electoral processes: CEC
Updated On : 25 May 2024 | 12:15 PM IST

LS polls: CEC urges women, PwDs, senior citizens to vote in large numbers

Kumar said that it is essential for voters including women and youth to take part in the elections

LS polls: CEC urges women, PwDs, senior citizens to vote in large numbers
Updated On : 19 Apr 2024 | 8:21 AM IST

Lok Sabha polls highlights: 'Sea of saffron' gathered at MP rally shows what LS results will be, says PM

General Elections 2024 highlights: Catch all the highlights of the announcements related to General Elections 2024 here

Lok Sabha polls highlights: 'Sea of saffron' gathered at MP rally shows what LS results will be, says PM
Updated On : 09 Apr 2024 | 5:08 PM IST

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar gets Z security after IB report

Under Z-category protocols, a comprehensive security detail has been deployed for the protection of CEC Rajiv Kumar

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar gets Z security after IB report
Updated On : 09 Apr 2024 | 2:36 PM IST

EC asks officials to work on increasing voter turnout in Lok Sabha polls

The ECI identified urban-specific hurdles and recommended the development of tailored, region-specific outreach programmes according to the demographics of the constituency

EC asks officials to work on increasing voter turnout in Lok Sabha polls
Updated On : 05 Apr 2024 | 11:19 PM IST

EC will disclose details on electoral bonds in time, says CEC Rajiv Kumar

The Election Commission has received details from the State Bank of India (SBI) related to the electoral bonds and will share all relevant information in time, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said here on Wednesday. The assertion comes in the wake of the Supreme Court directing the SBI to submit the details of the electoral bonds purchased since April 12, 2019 to the EC. SBI is the authorised financial institution to issue the electoral bonds. "The SBI was supposed to submit the data by March 12. They have given to us the details in time. I will go back and look at the data (and) would definitely disclose it in time," Kumar told reporters here. Kumar reached here on Wednesday to review preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. "We are ready for the 2024 Lok Sabha election. We will ensure free and fair elections across the country. We request voters across the country including Jammu and Kashmir to enthusiastically take p

EC will disclose details on electoral bonds in time, says CEC Rajiv Kumar
Updated On : 14 Mar 2024 | 12:25 AM IST

Fully prepared for 2024 parl, Assembly polls in Odisha: CEC Rajiv Kumar

Speaking about violence reported in the last assembly elections in Odisha, the CEC stated that the administration should ensure that incidents of violence are checked in the state

Fully prepared for 2024 parl, Assembly polls in Odisha: CEC Rajiv Kumar
Updated On : 18 Feb 2024 | 6:44 AM IST

ECI to follow SC's order on electoral bonds issue: Poll panel chief

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Saturday here said the poll panel will act in accordance with the directives of the Supreme Court regarding the electoral bonds scheme. Speaking to reporters, Kumar said the commission always works on the basis of transparency in information flow and involvement. "In its affidavit to the top court, the commission said it is in favour of transparency and when the order is issued, it will take action as directed by the SC," Kumar said. To a question related to a case pending in the SC on conducting elections without EVMs, the chief election commissioner said, "Let the decision comeif required, changes will be made as per the court's direction." In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the electoral bonds scheme, saying it violates the right to information and the freedom of speech and expression under the Constitution. It has delivered a unanimous verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the legal validity of the cent

ECI to follow SC's order on electoral bonds issue: Poll panel chief
Updated On : 17 Feb 2024 | 9:28 PM IST

Telangana HC declines to rule on published post-revision electoral rolls

The court said that all those not satisfied with the final publication of the electoral rolls have remedies either under Section 22 or 23 of the Representation of People Act

Telangana HC declines to rule on published post-revision electoral rolls
Updated On : 13 Oct 2023 | 11:18 AM IST

CEC Rajiv Kumar flags voters awareness rally ahead of polls in Rajasthan

A delegation of the Election Commission of India (ECI) spearheaded by CEC Rajiv Kumar arrived in Rajasthan on September 29 to review preparedness for Assembly elections to be held later this year

CEC Rajiv Kumar flags voters awareness rally ahead of polls in Rajasthan
Updated On : 01 Oct 2023 | 10:38 AM IST

CEC Rajiv Kumar signs MoU with Seychelles to expand 'cooperation'

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Electoral Commission Chairperson of Seychelles Danny Lucas on 'Electoral Cooperation' in the capital of Seychelles. The MoU was signed to boost the exchange of best practices in election management and training officials. Taking to their social media 'X', the Election Commission of India stated, "#ECI Expands Electoral Collaboration. CEC @rajivkumarec & Mr. Danny Lucas, Chairperson, Electoral Commission #Seychelles sign MoU on 'Electoral Cooperation' at Victoria, Seychelles. MoU to strengthen the exchange of best practices in election mgt. & training of officials." Indo-Seychelles relations have been characterised by close friendship, understanding and cooperation. To facilitate cooperation further a number of bilateral agreements/MOUs have already been signed during the last few decades. Earlier this year, Rajiv Kumar held productive discussions with the Chief Election ...

CEC Rajiv Kumar signs MoU with Seychelles to expand 'cooperation'
Updated On : 27 Sep 2023 | 10:22 AM IST

Ready for polls as per legal provisions: CEC on 'One Nation, One Election'

"According to legal procedures, the Constitution and RP Act, we have the mandate to conduct the election and we are ready," Kumar said while responding to the reporters on 'One Nation, One Election'

Ready for polls as per legal provisions: CEC on 'One Nation, One Election'
Updated On : 07 Sep 2023 | 9:12 AM IST

Election Commission team visits Bhopal to review preparations for MP polls

PM Modi will address a meeting that would be attended by around one million workers to mark the culmination of all the 5 yatras in Bhopal on Sept 25, birth anniversary of stalwart Deendayal Upadhyaya

Election Commission team visits Bhopal to review preparations for MP polls
Updated On : 04 Sep 2023 | 11:09 AM IST

People above 80 yrs, PwDs can vote from home in Chhattisgarh polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Saturday said persons above 80 years of age and those with more than 40 per cent disability will be able to cast their votes from home through postal ballots in the upcoming Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh. There are more than 2 lakh voters above the age of 80 in the state, he said. "Voters above the age of 80 years will have the facility to cast their votes from home and the same facility will be available to the persons with disabilities (more than 40 per cent). For this, they have to fill form 12D within five days of notification of the election," Kumar said at a press conference here. These voters will also have a pick drop facility to the polling stations, he said. He said an intensive drive will be carried out to enrol as voters those who had been left out in five particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs) during the ongoing special summary revision (SSR)-2. Special summary revision of electoral rolls has been extended up to .

People above 80 yrs, PwDs can vote from home in Chhattisgarh polls: CEC
Updated On : 26 Aug 2023 | 6:09 PM IST

India's economy to grow at 6% in 2023-24: Former NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

India is likely to clock 6 per cent growth rate next fiscal and the country can persevere with a high growth rate because of several reforms undertaken during the last eight years by the Narendra Modi government, former Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said on Sunday. Kumar further said major risks going forward will emerge from a synchronized downturn in the North American and European economies. "India has a good opportunity to persevere with a high growth rate because of the reforms undertaken during the last eight years. We will manage to grow at 6 per cent in 2023-24," he told PTI in an interview. According to Kumar, there are several downside risks, especially in the context of an uncertain global situation. "These will have to be tackled through careful policy measures designed to support our export efforts and at the same time improve the flow of private investment both from domestic sources as well as from foreign sources," he said. The Reserve Bank has projected Indi

India's economy to grow at 6% in 2023-24: Former NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar
Updated On : 19 Feb 2023 | 11:50 PM IST