PANAJI: The Bharatiya Janata Party has written a letter to the state Chief Electoral Officer about the probable use of money power in the upcoming assembly election as well as distribution of gifts and freebies to the voters, and suggested measures to control the same.
PONDA: In an effort to curb the use of alcohol to influence voters in the ensuing elections, the returning officer from Shiroda, Marcaim and Ponda constituencies, Mr Johnson Fernandes, has issued orders to the excise department to stop sale of liquor at wholesale and retail outlets after 10 p.m.
PANAJI/ MARGAO: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat blew the bugle for his election campaign with door-to-door visits. He visited ward 5 in Malbhat area along with local councillors, Mr Dadi Mayekar, Mr Laxmikant Kamat and former councillor, Ms Manjusha Kaskar.
NEW DELHI: Counting of votes in the assembly elections in five states will now be held on March 6, the Election Commission decided on Monday after rescheduling the first phase of polls in Uttar Pradesh from February 4 to March 3. Earlier, the counting of votes was to be done on March 4 in all the states.
Can non-resident Indians vote in the forthcoming Assembly elections? The answer is technically yes, and yet uncertain. Speaking at the a gathering of the diaspora from over 60 countries in Jaipur, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh declared that non-resident Indians (NRIs) could now exercise their franchise.
Eight months ago, Team Anna seemed invincible. The fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar captured the imagination of the middle class and Parliament began to feel the weight of a population fed up with corruption.