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The Chhattisgarh tapes: Money and political parties killing democracy

Jan 07, 2016

The Chhattisgarh tapes: Money and political parties killing democracy

The disclosure of the Chhattisgarh tapes by Ashutosh Bhardwaj in The Indian Express on 30 December, 2015 possibly provide yet another example of the “the pernicious and baneful influence of big money” on the election process that the Supreme Court pointed out a full 40 years ago. #CriticalPoint #Democracy #Supreme Court of India #Constitution of India #OP Gupta #Chhattisgarh tapes #illicit use of money #1951 Representation of the People Act
Majority of candidates 'under-report' election expenses, says Election Commission

Dec 15, 2015

Majority of candidates 'under-report' election expenses, says Election Commission

The majority of candidates contesting polls in India are "under-reporting" their expenses and inadequate laws to regulate political funds may lead to a "fearful" situation where institutions go under the "control of money" and holding fair polls becomes difficult, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi said on Tuesday. #NewsTracker #Election Commission #Chief Election Commissioner #Lok Sabha #parliament #Nasim Zaidi #EC #general elections #Representation of the People Act
Bill to negate SC verdict on convicted lawmakers gets Rajya Sabha nod

Aug 27, 2013

Bill to negate SC verdict on convicted lawmakers gets Rajya Sabha nod

Representation of the People (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2013 provides for a change in the Act of 1951. #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Representation of the People Act #SC verdict on MPs MLAs
SC judgement on MPs, MLAs Who are the petitioners Lok Prahari?

Jul 10, 2013

SC judgement on MPs, MLAs Who are the petitioners Lok Prahari?

The 20-member Lok Prahari is a motley crowd of retired bureaucrats, police personnel, professors and people from other fields including judiciary. #Politics #India #Supreme Court #WhoIsThis #Lok Prahari #Representation of the People Act 1951
Electoral reforms and India Two PILs that you should keep your eye on

Jan 14, 2013

Electoral reforms and India Two PILs that you should keep your eye on

These two PILs could have far-reaching implications on the quality of politics as well as politicians in India. #ThingsWeLike #Crime #Electoral reforms #PILs #Representation of the People Act