Cash, goods worth Rs 3,400 crore seized during Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC

909 posts on social media platforms were removed; 647 confirmed cases of paid news, says poll panel

LokSabha Elections 2019: After the finishing of the seventh and last period of surveying on Sunday, the Election Commission said money, medications, alcohol and valuable metals worth Rs 3,449.12 crore were seized by authorization organizations since the Lok Sabha surveys were declared on March 10.

This is thrice of what offices seized amid the 2014 Lok Sabha survey process. In 2014, law authorization offices made seizures worth Rs 1,206 crore, the EC’s executive general (race use) Dilip Sharma said.

Law implementation offices between March 10 and May 19 caught Rs 839.03 crore in real money, alcohol worth Rs 294.41 crore, drugs worth Rs 1,270.37 crore, valuable metals, including gold, worth Rs 986.76 crore and “complimentary gifts”, including sarees, wrist watches, went for inciting voters worth Rs 58.56 crore were seized.

EC authorities said they coordinated online networking stages, including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, to evacuate a few that were found to abuse the EC’s code. They said web-based social networking stages expelled 909 posts. Facebook evacuated 650 posts, Twitter brought down 220 posts, ShareChat expelled 31, YouTube five and WhatsApp three.

Of the 650 posts brought somewhere around Facebook, 482 were political messages posted amid the “quietness period”. The “quietness period” begins 48 hours before the hour set for determination of surveying in a specific stage. The seventh period of surveying found some conclusion at 6 pm on Sunday, so the “quiet period” had started at 6 pm on Friday for this stage.

Upwards of 73 web-based social networking posts were political commercials in the “quietness period”, two were infringing upon the Model Code of Conduct, 43 were identified with voter “deception”, 28 were named as those intersection the breaking points of tolerability, 11 were identified with leave surveys and 11 were detest talks, Ojha said.

There were additionally 647 affirmed instances of paid news, of which the limit of 342 were accounted for in the principal stage itself, he included. Amid the 2014 Lok Sabha surveys, 1,297 affirmed instances of paid news were accounted for, Ojha said.

The EC on Sunday kept on getting analysis from the Opposition while Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed gratitude toward it for allowing him consent for his visit to Uttarakhand’s Kedarnath sanctuary.

Modi visited Kedarnath on Saturday, went through the night in a cavern and left for Badrinath on Sunday morning. “I didn’t request anything. I don’t put stock in asking since God just needs us to give… all I need is ‘Baba’ Kedarnath presents his endowments to India as well as whole humankind,” he said at Kedarnath.

The PM expressed gratitude toward the EC for enabling him to attempt the visit, saying he got two days of “rest” there. The EC had given its gesture to Modi’s visit while “reminding” the Prime Minister’s Office that the model set of principles is still in power.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the Election Commission’s “capitulation” before the PM was self-evident. “From appointive bonds and EVMs (electronic casting a ballot machines) to controlling the race plan, NaMo TV, ‘Modi’s Army’ and now the show in Kedarnath; the Election Commission’s capitulation before Mr Modi and his group is clear to all Indians,” Gandhi tweeted. “The EC used to be dreaded and regarded. Not any longer,” he said.

“Surveying is finished. Presently, we can say that the ‘journey’ of the PM over the most recent two days is an unsatisfactory utilization of religion and religious images to impact the casting a ballot,” Congress pioneer P Chidambaram said.

Telugu Desam Party boss N Chandrababu Naidu kept in touch with the EC expressing that “ceaseless” broadcast of the PM’s “private exercises” at Badrinath and Kedarnath hallowed places were disregarding the survey code and ought to be halted.

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Does media influence voting behaviour? This research offers some insights

Increasing access to political information through the mass media may enable citizens to monitor incumbents’ behaviour, and use this information in voting decisions

LokSabha Elections 2019: The 2019 Lok Sabha decisions are on track to be the costliest general race by promoting spends- – spending by ideological groups is anticipated to flood 73% over the 2014 Lok Sabha races. In the midst of a rush of ‘mediatisation’ of Indian legislative issues, the media’s capacity to set political motivation has extended, and races have been changed into a picture challenge between conspicuous identities.

As media and governmental issues become always interlaced, an inquiry emerges: how does media presentation sway casting a ballot practices and feelings? The spike available for use of strange data – or counterfeit news- – has been a noteworthy reason for worry amid the present races. Be that as it may, there are a few activities pushing for change. The Election Commission of India as of late propelled an application to empower voter assembly. Truth checking sites, for example, Alt News and IndiaSpend’s endeavor to expose deception. Also, different stages, for example, Jaano India and Mumbai Votes mean to furnish natives with significant data on government arrangements and competitors’ presentation.

In any case, the adequacy of these projects, and the effect of different media on voter conduct in India, have not been thoroughly dissected. An examination of randomized assessments led over the world permits a few bits of knowledge into the job of the media in improving the nature of political cooperation. It demonstrates that it is in reality conceivable to convey data through the media in a manner that emphatically impacts native commitment in the popularity based procedure, and that the size and length of effect fluctuates by substance type and conveyance instrument.

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Explained: Why Nifty, Sensex rose after every Lok Sabha Election since 1999

Another reason for markets rising, irrespective of who wins, is that the election is a very big economic event in India’s consumption-driven economy

LokSabha Elections 2019:India’s key securities exchange files, the Nifty and Sensex, demonstrated an ascent a half year after all the four Lok Sabha decisions somewhere in the range of 1999 and 2014, contrasted with the past a half year, as indicated by an IndiaSpend investigation.

We examined Nifty and Sensex levels on three key dates- – a half year before the main day of surveying (pre-decision), the primary day of surveying (amid the race) and a half year after the principal day of surveying (post-race), throughout the last four Lok Sabha races.

The Nifty and Sensex demonstrated a normal ascent of 40.8% a half year after every one of these general decisions, when contrasted with the past a half year.

The Nifty, short for the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Fifty, was propelled on April 1, 1996, and speaks to the weighted normal of 50 noteworthy Indian organizations crosswise over 12 areas that are recorded on the NSE. The Sensex, short for the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index, which is a record of 30 noteworthy Indian organizations recorded on the BSE, was built up in 1986.

Of the four Lok Sabha races held after the foundation of the Nifty, two (2004 and 2009) saw the race of an Indian National Congress-drove United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. In 1999, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- drove National Democratic Alliance (NDA) shaped the administration, regardless of missing the mark concerning a larger part. In 2014, the BJP won a straightforward dominant part and shaped a NDA government alongside partners. In every one of the four cases, both the Nifty and the Sensex rose.”

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Yogi Adityanath to camp in Gorakhpur, address 19 rallies in next 5 days

After losing Gorakhpur se­at to SP-BSP candidate in the byelections last year, Yogi has fielded Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan this time

LokSabha Elections 2019:To recover Gorakhpur, where it endured an annihilation in the bypolls a year ago, Uttar Pra­desh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has begun cam­ping in the electorate and is planned to address 19 energizes in the following five days. He will likewise hold over twelve specialists’ meet.

Monday onwards, Adityanath will remain in his Gorakshnath math and direction the BJP’s crusade in the whole region. Surveying in six Lok Sabha seats falling under Gorakhpur division will be held in the last period of the surveys on Sunday.

Subsequent to losing Gorakhpur se­at to SP-BSP competitor in the byelections a year ago, Yogi has handled Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan this time. In spite of resistance from BJP nearby association, Yogi decided on Ravi Kishan Shukla and his candidature was settled remembering a substantial number of Brahmin cast a ballot on the seat. As per the state home office of the BJP, Yogi will remain in Gorakhpur till May 19 and will go for battling for the rest of the seats in Bihar and Bengal from that point.

Consistently, Yogi will address in any event three revitalizes in the Gorakhpur district. Yogi and BJP got a jolt after Pravin Nishad, the collusion competitor who won in the bypolls from Gorak­hpur joined the saffron unit.

Pravin was given a BJP ticket from neighboring Sant Kabirnagar Lok Sabha situate. Subsequent to surveying in Sant Kabirnagar is over on May 12, Pravin Nishad too has been approached to camp in Gorakhpur and battle for the BJP. Pravin Nishad has been approached to concentrate on the Nishad people group from which the SP-BSP union applicant Ram Bhuwal Nishad has a place.

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Number of Lok Sabha candidates with criminal cases up 4% in 10 years

It found that 2,297, or 29%, candidates are “crorepatis”, that is with assets of more than Rs 1 crore

LokSabha Elections 2019:Upwards of 1,500, or 19 percent, of all applicants challenging the Lok Sabha surveys, face criminal cases, as indicated by an examination by decision guard dog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

The ADR examined oneself sworn oaths of 7,928 of 8,049 hopefuls who are challenging in the seven-stage Lok Sabha decisions. It said 121 competitors were not dissected as a result of inaccessibility of their reasonable and complete sworn statements on the Election Commission’s (EC’s) site.

It found that 2,297, or 29 percent, applicants are “crorepatis”, that is with resources of more than Rs 1 crore. The normal resources of hopefuls is Rs 4.74 crore. Among significant gatherings, the normal resources for 433 BJP applicants is Rs 13.37 crore, 419 INC competitors have a normal resource of Rs 19.92 crore, 381 BSP hopefuls have normal resources worth Rs 3.86 crore, 69 CPI(M) hopefuls have normal resources worth Rs 1.28 crore, and 3,370 Independent applicants have normal resources of Rs 1.25 crore.

Upwards of 677 ideological groups are challenging the LS surveys. In 2014, 464 ideological groups challenged the surveys and 368 challenged in 2009. There has been an expansion of 84 percent in the number ideological groups from 2009 to 2019. Training subtleties of competitors: 3,477, or 44 percent, applicants have pronounced their instructive capability to be between Class V and Class XII, while 3,808, or 48 percent, hopefuls have announced having an instructive capability of alumni or more. Upwards of 253 hopefuls have pronounced themselves to be simply educated and 163 competitors are Illiterates.

Age subtleties of hopefuls: 4,941, or 62 percent, applicants have announced their age to be somewhere in the range of 25 and 50 years while 2,932, or 37 percent competitors have proclaimed their age to be somewhere in the range of 51 and 80 years, 18 competitors have pronounced they are over 80 years of age. Sexual orientation subtleties of hopefuls: 716 (9 percent) ladies competitors are challenging in the Lok Sabha race this year. Of 8,205 hopefuls dissected in the Lok Sabha races 2014, 640 (8 percent) competitors were ladies. Of 7,810 applicants dissected in the Lok Sabha decisions 2009, 556 (7 percent) competitors were ladies.

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Matching VVPAT slips with EVMs: SC to hear 21 Oppn parties’ plea next week

Opposition leaders led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has sought the review of the apex court’s order

Elections:The Supreme Court on Friday consented to hear one week from now an audit request documented by 21 Opposition pioneers looking for further increment in irregular coordinating of VVPAT slips with EVMs in the continuous general races.

The peak court had on April 8 guided the Election Commission to build arbitrary coordinating of VVPAT slips with EVMs in five surveying stalls for each gathering portion from one corner.

Restriction pioneers driven by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has looked for the audit of the summit court’s organization, saying the “increment from 1 to 5 is anything but a sensible number and does not prompt fulfillment wanted by this court”.

The request was referenced for dire hearing before a seat involving Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta.

Senior supporter Abhishek Manu Singhvi, showing up for applicants, told the seat that the audit request be recorded for hearing one week from now.

The seat acknowledged Singhvi’s accommodation and said the issue will be heard one week from now.

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WhatsApp unveils ‘tipline’ service to curb misinformation ahead of LS polls

The latest move follows a number of campaigns by WhatsApp to educate users on fake news

Elections:An aggregate of 11 ladies hopefuls are in the quarrel for the May 12 Lok Sabha surveys in Haryana, which in the 53 years of its reality has chosen just five ladies parliamentarians.

In the 2014 general races, not by any means a solitary lady hopeful could figure out how to win in the state known for its skewed sex proportion, while six out ten parliamentary voting demographics here have never chosen a lady MP.

Albeit, no ladies competitors challenging freely in the state have ever constructed it to the lower place of parliament, this time, seven of the 11 female applicants are independents.

Chandravati, a previous Janta Party pioneer turned into the first historically speaking lady MP from the state in 1977 when she vanquished political stalwart Chaudhary Bansi Lal from Bhiwani voting demographic.

She later joined the Congress and furthermore filled in as the Governor of Puducherry in 1990.

Of the 151 MPs chose from the state up until now (counting when it was a piece of Punjab), ladies were chosen just multiple times.

Congress’ Kumari Selja, a Rajya Sabha MP, is the main ladies to have been chosen to Lok Sabha thrice, twice from Ambala and once from Sirsa.

Selja who is challenging the races this time from Ambala, told PTI, “The state has advanced a great deal with regards to ladies however a ton should be finished. We need an ever increasing number of ladies pioneers to address the issues.”

Shruti Chaudhary, terrific girl of previous Chief Minister, Chaudhary Bansi Lal, who was chosen as a MP in 2009 general decisions from Bhiwani-Mahendargarh voting demographic, is additionally in the quarrel this time.

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