Election Commission of India

Tripura Violence - Memo to ECI

A three-member delegation of Communist Party of India (Marxist) led by General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Polit Bureau member Nilotpal Basu and Central Secretariat member Muralidharan met the full Election Commission and submitted a memorandum regarding the violence unleashed against the activists and leaders of opposition parties in Tripura. 

We are herewith releasing the text of the memorandum for publication.



Dear sir,

General Secretary's letter to ECI on amendment to MCC

Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist), has written the following letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India demanding withdrawal of the proposed amendment to the Model Code of Conduct. We are herewith releasing the text of the letter for publication.


Dear Shri Rajiv Kumar ji,

This is with reference to the Commission’s letter dated October 4, 2022 regarding the amendment to the Model Code of Conduct on promises made in election manifestos.

West Bengal: Memo to ECI

A two member delegation of the CPI(M) consisting of General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and Central Secretariat Member Nilotpal Basu met the Chief Election Commissioner today to draw attention of the Commission to some serious concerns with regard to the forthcoming elections to the West Bengal legislative assembly. 

Guidelines for Election Manifestos

An Election Manifesto is a declaration of the ideology, aims, intentions, motives or views, policies, programmes and promises of a political party in elections. Generally, Election Manifestos are published before every election. It is the right of each political party to decide the content of its Election Manifesto. No country in the world, which has a strong system of democratic elections, has provided for supervision or approval by any external agency including electoral authority on the content of the Election Manifesto.