• Wed, May 22, 2019
  • The Election Commission asserted that EVMs used in the Lok Sabha polls are absolutely safe in strongrooms, dismissing allegations that the voting machines used in the elections were being switched...
    EVMs 'absolutely safe' in strongrooms: Election Commission
    Referring to the allegations and complaints, the commission said it would like to emphatically and unambiguously clarify that all such reports and allegations are absolutely false and factually incorrect. The visuals on TV and social media do not pertain to any EVMs used during the polls , it said.In a statement, the EC said, after the close of polls, all polled EVMs and VVPATs are brought under security cover to designated strongrooms, which are sealed with double locks in the presence of candidates and observers of the commission.The entire process of storage and sealing of the strongroom is videoed. Continuous CCTV camera coverage is done till completion of counting. Each strongroom is guarded with round-the-clock security by Central Armed Police Forces. Further, candidates or their designated agents remain present at the...
  • EC could have taken decisions quickly: Ex-CEC Krishnamurthy EC could have taken decisions quickly: Ex-CEC Krishnamurthy

    Former chief election commissioner TS Krishnamurthy said the poll body has done 'a good job' in conducting the Lok Sabha elections but could have taken decisions on certain complaints in time.

  • Opposition leaders meet EC officials, demand verification of VVPAT slips before counting of votes Opposition leaders meet EC officials, demand verification of VVPAT slips before counting of votes

    Updated On: May, 21, 201905:40 PM

    Leaders of as many as 22 opposition parties met the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday and demanded verification of VVPAT slips of randomly-selected polling stations before the counting of the votes...

  • Pranab Mukherjee concerned over reports of alleged tampering of voters' verdict Pranab Mukherjee concerned over reports of alleged tampering of voters' verdict

    Updated On: May, 21, 201904:57 PM

    Joining the ongoing controversy over EVMs, former President Pranab Mukherjee expressed concern over the alleged tampering of voters' verdict saying the onus of ensuring institutional integrity lies...

  • EPS, OPS to join today’s NDA talks on govt formation EPS, OPS to join today’s NDA talks on govt formation

    NDA partners in Tamil Nadu, including Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam will attend the dinner meeting of alliance partners in New Delhi on Tuesday, the BJP State unit said...

  • Any number of re-polling can’t help OPS’ son win Theni: EVKS Any number of re-polling can’t help OPS’ son win Theni: EVKS

    On the day of re-polling in Theni constituency, EVKS Elangovan, senior Congress leader and the party’s Theni Lok Sabha candidate, said the AIADMK will get defeated and the ruling party is making all...

  • Balaji issued tokens for votes, says Minister Balaji issued tokens for votes, says Minister

    Complaints, counter complaints against candidates kept pouring in at Aravakurichi constituency which witnessed brisk polling.

  • Congress misused EC, not Modi: Tamilisai retort to Chidambaram Congress misused EC, not Modi: Tamilisai retort to Chidambaram

    BJP state unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan on Sunday criticised senior Congress leader P Chidambaram for his recent remarks on BJP controlling the Election Commission (EC) by stating that...

  • Despite snags, Sulur sees brisk polling of 79.41 pc Despite snags, Sulur sees brisk polling of 79.41 pc

    Snags in Electronic Voting Machines delayed polling in several booths in Sulur Assembly constituency, which recorded a brisk 79.41 per cent of voting on Sunday.

  • Ottapidaram polled 72.61  pc, nearly 74.17 pc at Tiruparankundram Ottapidaram polled 72.61 pc, nearly 74.17 pc at Tiruparankundram

    Amidst tight security, polling for the bypolls witnessed a brisk pace since morning on Sunday as voters waited in long queues at the booths in Tiruparankundram and Ottapidaram (Reserve) Assembly...