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Pakistan To Elect Next President On September 4: Election Commission


In Pakistan, the President is considered as a symbol of the federation and head of the state (File)

Islamabad: 

Pakistan will hold presidential elections on September 4 to elect President Mamnoon Hussain’s successor at the end of his five-year-tenure, the election commission announced today.

Pakistan’s president is elected indirectly by the members of Parliament and the four provincial assemblies.

“Presidential election will be held on September 4,” the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said as it issued the schedule of the election.

The candidates can file nominations by August 27 and the final list of contesting candidates will be issued on August 30, it said.

The polling will be held in the buildings of the federal parliament and provincial assemblies.

In Pakistan, the President is considered as a symbol of the federation and head of the state and exercises all powers on the recommendations of the prime minister.

Mamnoon Hussain, elected in September 2013, was a nominee of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led by former jailed prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Mr Hussain’s parents migrated from Agra and settled in Karachi after partition.

A tough competition is expected between nominees of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by Prime Minister-in-waiting and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and the joint opposition forged by the PML-N, the Pakistan Peoples Party and the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal.





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Presidential Election On September 4, Says Pakistan Election Body


Successor to present Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain will be elected on 4 September. (File)

Islamabad: 

Pakistan will hold presidential elections on September 4 to elect President Mamnoon Hussain’s successor at the end of his five-year-tenure, the pakistan election commission announced today.

Pakistan’s president is elected indirectly by the members of Parliament and the four provincial assemblies.

“Presidential election will be held on September 4,” the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said as it issued the schedule of the election.

The candidates can file nominations by August 27 and the final list of contesting candidates will be issued on August 30, it said.

The polling will be held in the buildings of the federal parliament and provincial assemblies.

In Pakistan, the President is considered as a symbol of the federation and head of the state and exercises all powers on the recommendations of the prime minister.

Mr Hussain, elected in September 2013, was a nominee of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led by jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Mr Hussain’s parents migrated from Agra and settled in Karachi after partition.

A tough competition is expected between nominees of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by Prime Minister-in-waiting and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and the joint opposition forged by the PML-N, the Pakistan Peoples Party and the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal.





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CEC Says One Election is possible in India


नई दिल्ली: देश में एक साथ चुनाव कराने को लेकर चुनाव आयोग ने संकेत दिया है. मुख्य चुनाव आयुक्त (सीईसी) ओ. पी. रावत ने बुधवार को कहा कि यदि लोकसभा चुनाव समय से पहले कराने का फैसला किया जाता है तो चुनाव आयोग लोकसभा और चार राज्य विधानसभाओं के चुनाव एक साथ करा सकता है. उन्होंने कहा कि ऐसा होने पर चुनाव दिसंबर में कराए जा सकते हैं. गौरतलब है कि रावत ने यह टिप्पणी उस वक्त की जब उनसे पूछा गया कि यदि दिसंबर में लोकसभा चुनाव और मध्य प्रदेश, छत्तीसगढ़, मिजोरम एवं राजस्थान के विधानसभा चुनाव एक साथ कराने का फैसला किया गया तो क्या चुनाव आयोग इसके लिए तैयार है. हालांकि, रावत ने जोर देकर कहा कि लोकसभा चुनाव समय से पहले कराने का सवाल काल्पनिक और पूरी तरह अटकलबाजी है, क्योंकि सदन का कार्यकाल अगले छह महीने में पूरा नहीं होने जा रहा.

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उन्होंने कहा कि राज्यों के चुनाव 15 दिसंबर से पहले कराने होंगे और चुनाव आयोग को अक्तूबर एवं नवंबर में मिलने वाली पेपर ट्रेल मशीनों (वीवीपीएटी) का इस्तेमाल नहीं किया जा सकता और इससे ‘‘गंभीर बाधाएं’’ पैदा होंगी. गौरतलब है कि मिजोरम विधानसभा का कार्यकाल 15 दिसंबर को समाप्त हो रहा है. छत्तीसगढ़, मध्यप्रदेश और राजस्थान विधानसभाओं का कार्यकाल क्रमश: पांच जनवरी 2019, सात जनवरी और 20 जनवरी 2019 को समाप्त हो रहा है.

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कुछ हलकों में ऐसी अटकलें हैं कि अप्रैल-मई 2019 में प्रस्तावित लोकसभा चुनाव को खिसका कर नवंबर-दिसम्बर 2018 में मध्यप्रदेश, छत्तीसगढ़, मिजोरम और राजस्थान विधानसभा चुनाव के साथ कराया जा सकता है. यह पूछे जाने पर कि क्या जरूरी ईवीएम और मतदान की पर्ची देने वाली मशीनें (वीवीपैट) तैयार रहेंगी, यदि लोकसभा चुनाव इन चार विधानसभा चुनाव के साथ दिसम्बर में कराये जाएं, सीईसी ने कहा कि सभी जरूरी ईवीएम सितम्बर अंत तक तैयार हो जाएंगी जबकि वीवीपैट मशीन नवम्बर के अंत तक आ जाएंगी.

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उन्होंने कहा कि 17.5 लाख वीवीपैट मशीनों में से 16 लाख नवम्बर से पहले तैयार हो जाएंगी. बाकी 1.5 लाख वीवीपैट मशीनों की आपूर्ति नवम्बर के अंत तक होंगी. उन्होंने कहा कि जैसा कि आपने जानना चाहा था कि यदि लोकसभा चुनाव दिसम्बर में होते हैं तब 1.5 लाख वीवीपैट मशीनों (जो कि आयोग को नवम्बर के अंत में मिलेंगी) की पहले स्तर की जांच मुश्किल होगी.तब कुछ छोटी दिक्कतें रह जा सकती हैं. (इनपुट भाषा से) 

 



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PM Modi Delivered ‘Election Speech’ On Independence Day: Mayawati


Mayawati said PM Modi used the speech to talk about work done by his government (File)

Lucknow: 

BSP president Mayawati on Wednesday dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort as an “election speech in his political style”.

Mayawati said that the speech “failed to infuse” new energy or hope and the prime minister “failed to assure the safety of life” and property of people which is of utmost importance.

“The speech was an election speech given in a totally political style … it would have been better had the annual speech from the Red Fort not been used to serve political interests,” the BSP chief said in a party release issued in Lucknow.

“The BJP government needs to give the account of usefulness of policies and work in Parliament while the speech at the Red Fort needs to extend hope and confidence among the people to deal with the new challenges facing the country,” she said.

“But, it seems that the BJP is not going to rise above its narrow and vindictive politics … this seems impossible especially in view of the coming (Lok Sabha) elections,” Mayawati said.

Lamenting that the speech was used to speak about the works done by his government in the over four years, she said PM Modi has been doing this also in his rallies and election meetings as well as in Parliament.

Maywati also questioned the prime minister’s “silence” over the fast changing political situation and dangers facing the economy which has affected petrol, diesel, rupee, and the lives of Indians settled abroad. 





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Pakistan election commision should takes on election issue : mamnoon


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Simultaneous Elections Not Possible Now, Says Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat Amid BJP Push


Simultaneous elections: CEC OP Rawat said a constitutional amendment will be needed

New Delhi: 

Simultaneous elections are not possible without a legal framework as any extension or curtailment of the term of assemblies will require a constitutional amendment, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said today, a day after the BJP made a fresh push to hold Lok Sabha and assembly elections together.

Pointing at the need for a legal framework, Mr Rawat ruled out holding simultaneous elections any time soon.

“If the term of some state assemblies needs to be curtailed or extended, then a constitutional amendment will be required… Logistics arrangements with regard to 100 per cent availability of VVPATs (voter-verifiable paper trail machines) will be a constraint,” the Chief Election Commissioner told reporters.

“On the issue of ‘one nation one poll’, the Election Commission had given inputs and suggestions in 2015 itself… Additional police force, polling personnel would also be needed,” Mr Rawat said.

BJP President Amit Shah wrote to the Law Commission on Monday, supporting holding Lok Sabha and assembly elections simultaneously. In his eight-page letter, the BJP chief said the opposition to simultaneous elections seems to be politically motivated.

Opposition parties have raised concern over the proposal, saying simultaneous elections would dilute India’s federal structure.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a vocal supporter of simultaneous polls.

The EC is in the process of procuring new electronic voting machines (EVMs) and VVPATs ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Simultaneous election: Opposition parties have raised concern over the proposal (File)

The EVMs — 13.95 lakh ballot units and 9.3 lakh control units — will be delivered by September 30; 16.15 lakh VVPATs will be delivered before November-end, Mr Rawat had earlier said.

More VVPATs are being procured as backup in case these machines malfunction and need to be replaced during elections.

If simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies are held in 2019, the EC will need some 24 lakh EVMs, double the number needed to hold only the parliamentary elections.

During their discussion with the Law Commission on May 16, EC officials said they would need Rs 4,500 crore to buy 12 lakh more EVMs and an equal number VVPAT machines. That estimate was based on current prices.





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Chief election commisioner OP Rawat said commission is incapable for one nation one election


ओपी रावत ने कहा कि 11 राज्‍यों में एक साथ विधानसभा और लोकसभा चुनाव कराने के लिए सभी राजनीतिक दलों में सहमति जरूरी है.

चुनाव आयोग के पास सिर्फ 7-8 राज्‍यों में ही एक साथ चुनाव कराने के इंतजाम : मुख्‍य चुनाव आयुक्‍त

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PM Modi should do campaign For all Political Party in Election says Uddhav Thackeray


नई दिल्ली: शिवसेना अध्यक्ष उद्धव ठाकरे ने एक बार फिर पीएम मोदी पर निशाना साधा है. उन्होंने सोमवार को पीएम मोदी की चुनावी रैलियों पर टिप्पणी करते हुए कहा कि पीएम को सभी दलों के लिए चुनावी सभाएं करनी चाहिए न सिर्फ बीजेपी के लिए. ठाकरे ने कहा कि चुनावों में भाजपा के लिए स्टार प्रचारक की भूमिका निभाने वाले प्रधानमंत्री और मुख्यमंत्रियों को सभी को एक समान देखना चाहिए. ऐसा इसलिए भी क्योंकि प्रधानमंत्री, मुख्यमंत्री और मंत्री सभी से समान व्यवहार की शपथ लेते हैं. ठाकरे ने साप्ताहिक पत्रिका ‘मार्मिक’ के 58वें वार्षिक समारोह में कहा कि प्रधानमंत्री को केवल भाजपा का ही प्रचार क्यों करना चाहिए. उन्हें सभी दलों के चुनाव प्रचार के लिए जाना चाहिए.

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उन्हें शिवसेना, निर्दलीयों और कम्युनिस्टों के लिए चुनाव प्रचार में शामिल होना चाहिए. उन्होंने भाजपा अध्यक्ष अमित शाह के विधि आयोग को लिखे पत्र का परोक्ष रूप से जिक्र किया जिसमें लोकसभा और राज्यों के विधानसभा चुनाव एक साथ कराने की वकालत की गयी है. ठाकरे ने कहा कि एक राष्ट्र, एक चुनाव अच्छी बात है. अगर देश में लोकतंत्र को जड़ें जमाकर रखना है तो चुनाव आयोग को प्रधानमंत्री, मुख्यमंत्रियों और मंत्रियों के चुनाव प्रचार में भाग लेने पर रोक लगा देनी चाहिए.

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गौरतलब है कि यह कोई पहला मौका नहीं है जब शिवसेना अध्यक्ष ने पीएम मोदी पर निशाना साधा हो. केंद्र की भाजपा सरकार पर एक बार फिर निशाना साधते हुये शिवसेना प्रमुख उद्धव ठाकरे ने आज कहा कि नरेंद्र मोदी के नेतृत्व वाली सरकार 2014 में ‘‘झूठ’’ फैलाकर सत्ता में आई. उपनगरीय गोरेगांव में पार्टी के 52वें स्थापना दिवस पर शिवसेना कार्यकर्ताओं को संबोधित करते हुये ठाकरे ने कहा कि भाजपा ने 2014 के आम चुनावों से पहले ‘‘झूठ’’ फैलाया और बहुमत हासिल करने के लिये झूठे वादे किये.

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In Plea To Election Commission, Congress Seeks Action Against Amit Shah


Congress has demaded that Amit Shah be disqualified from Rajya Sabha. (File)

New Delhi: 

Alleging non-disclosure of Rs 25 crore worth liabilities in his election affidavit, the Congress on Monday approached the Election Commission against BJP president Amit Shah with a plea seeking his disqualification as a Rajya Sabha member and registration of a case.

A delegation of senior Congress leaders Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Singhvi and Vivek Tankha met Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat in Delhi and handed over a memorandum to him.

The BJP has rejected the Congress charges as “bogus” and has said there is no violation of rules by Shah, who was elected to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat last year.

The Congress leaders alleged Mr Shah has violated rules and was liable for action by not disclosing these liabilities in his affidavit filed before the Election Commission while contesting the Rajya Sabha election.

They alleged that Mr Shah had taken a loan of Rs 25 crore while mortgaging a piece of land owned by him but it was not mentioned in the ‘liabilities’ section in the affidavit.

“The act of wilful non-disclosure by the Member of Parliament in his affidavit amounts to the offence of ‘filing of false affidavit’ under Section 125A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. Such an offence is punishable by up to 6 months imprisonment, or with fine, or with both,” the memorandum said.

The Congress leaders said it is clear the offence is not a minor one and is “a serious act of corruption through wilful and deliberate suppression”.

Mr Sibal said the Election Commission of India must take immediate note of this and initiate appropriate proceedings to suspend the membership of Amit Shah to the Upper House with immediate effect.

He said the EC should also communicate to the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha to start the procedure laid down under the relevant rules to determine what further penalties may be imposed for breach of privilege.

Asked about the EC asking the petitioner to move court in this case, he said, “We want that the EC should move court since the affidavit has been filed before it.”

“The ECI must initiate proceedings against Mr Amit Shah for the filing of a false affidavit, which attracts up to six months’ imprisonment, and/or a fine. We hope the Commission treats this matter with the attention that it deserves and initiates immediate action to take the issue forward,” the memorandum by the Congress leaders said.

Mr Singhvi said it is a “very serious matter” as the Supreme Court has held that the requirement to disclose all assets and liabilities is mandatory and any evasion or suppression is absolutely not permissible.

He said a mortgage is a liability for the person who mortgages it to a bank and therefore it was a liability for Amit Shah, which has not been disclosed.

“This has two serious consequences. One consequence is criminal… Secondly and separately, Rajya Sabha and its Chairman can and should take cognisance of this and it can lead to his suspension and disqualification,” Singhvi told reporters.

“It is a clear-cut case which requires no argument that something which he has mortgaged to a bank, but he on his own simply is not disclosing,” he said.

Citing Section 75A of the Representation of Peoples Act 1951, he said it mandates all MPs to file an affidavit declaring their criminal records (if any), their assets and liabilities and educational qualifications.

“This mandatory requirement is further elaborated upon in the Members of Rajya Sabha (Declaration Of Assets And Liabilities) Rules, 2004 made under the aforementioned Section 75A of the 1951 Act. Rule 3(1) (ii) of the 2004 Rules expressly includes ‘his liabilities to any public financial institution’,” he said. 





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