Registration of political parties

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.   Registration of political parties Context: The Election Commission has received an application from Captain Amarinder Singh for registration of his new political outfit called Punjab Lok Congress Party under section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.   What …

Who is a star campaigner?

Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. Who is a star campaigner? What? Status of Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath as a star campaigner for the party revoked. Who? The status has been revoked by the Election Commission. Why? For “repeated violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) …

Who is a star campaigner?

Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. Who is a star campaigner? Context: The Election Commission has revised norms for star campaigners for polls during the pandemic. Changes proposed: Maximum number of star campaigners reduced from 40 to 30 for a recognised party. For unrecognised registered parties, the number of star campaigners has …

Who is a star campaigner?

Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. Who is a star campaigner? What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Who is a star campaigner? Significance, removal, implications. Context: The Election Commission (EC) has removed BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma from the party’s list of star campaigners. Background: The move comes …