Tag: 2024 Election

My June 4 Story: The Day Results to the 2024 Elections came in

In his inimitable style, the senior journalist captures what millions felt last Tuesday, June 4

Hasty exit poll conducted during the seventh phase of voting in Bengal

National News Channels gave major seats share to NDA whereas Bengal’s local channel predicts victory of India bloc in Bengal with 22-24 seats

EVMs thrown in pond by mob during final phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal

West Bengal’s polls on the final day of voting sees mob violence as EVMs and VVPATs thrown away in water. The state’s CEO says that fresh EVMs were being organised.

Elections Stories I missed in the newspapers that I buy

In his priceless ruminations throughout the 18th Lok Sabha polls the senior journalist brings us to us the shadows and silences by the “commercial” (“mainstream”) media during the coverage of the recent elections

Haryana Police body complains to Election Commissioner over votes stolen from them

HPS alleges that senior officials asked policemen deployed in election duty to handover their Form 12 with details and Unstamped Ballot Papers. Form 12 is a formal application for election duty staff to cast their votes through postal ballot.

BJP Ads Ban Row: SC refused to interfere with HC order restraining BJP from derogatory ads against TMC

“Your rival is not your enemy” the vacation bench of Supreme Court observed while dismissing the plea filed by BJP against the Calcutta High Court order restrained BJP for publishing derogatory & MCC violative ads against TMC

3 Communal Insta Posts by BJP taken down in Chhattisgarh, CEO issued “strong warning” to the BJP

“We have taken down the three objectionable posts from the BJP Instagram handle and a stern warning has been given to them not to upload such posts in future,” CEO Reena Kangale said. The Congress demanded legal action against BJP for communal posts

#Misleading: Yogendra Yadav predicts BJP will not achieve majority, Prashant Kishore twists his comments to mean BJP will win

Even as Yadav, in his 6-minute video, predicts a loss of almost 50 seats for BJP, “Godi media” and Kishore create a false scenario of Yadav predicting a third term for BJP

Ensure impeccable, responsible discharge of duties on counting day, post-result period: Ex-civil servants to ECI

In a statement issued by 102 signatories --former IFS, IRS, IAS and IPS officials --the appeal is to the President of India, higher judiciary, the Election Commission, CEOs in every state and returning officers in every district to follow the path guided by the LAw and the Constitution of India.

The role of Police in Pre-Poll, During Poll and Post-Poll: What ECI’s Handbook for Police Officers and RP Act 1951 says?

All the officers and personnel from State Police and CAPF deployed for election duties, shall be under superintendence, direction and control of the ECI till the completion of Election under section 28A of the Representation of People Act, 1951

The Maharashtra Lok Sabha scene 2024

“Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.” This was the refrain of Lady Macbeth in William Shakespeare’s great tragedy Macbeth