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Electoral reforms are urgently needed to maintain transparency: Mamata Banerjee

Feb 01, 2015

Electoral reforms are urgently needed to maintain transparency: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday called for immediate steps for electoral reforms to ensure transparency and accountability. #Mamata Banerjee #Trinamool Congress #TheySaidIt #Electoral reforms #Derek O' Brien
LS polls: TMC manifesto focuses on electoral reforms

Mar 22, 2014

LS polls: TMC manifesto focuses on electoral reforms

"We believe in massive comprehensive electoral reforms so that corrupt and criminals do not become people's representatives," it said. #NewsTracker #Trinamool Congress #Manifesto #Electoral reforms #TMC manifesto
'Call on banning opinion polls after consulting stakeholders'

Feb 12, 2014

'Call on banning opinion polls after consulting stakeholders'

Government on Wednesday indicated that it will take a final call on banning opinion polls only after consulting "stakeholders" after the Law Commission submits its comprehensive report on electoral reforms. #Politics #India #BJP #NewsTracker #Kapil Sibal #Opinion poll #Law Commission #Electoral reforms #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Take preventive measures on false affidavits, CEC tells law ministry

Jan 04, 2014

Take preventive measures on false affidavits, CEC tells law ministry

Expressing concern over the practice of candidates furnishing incorrect details in affidavits before polls, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath today said that he has written to Law ministry for more preventive provisions. #Politics #India #Supreme Court #Law Ministry #Electoral reforms #VS Sampath #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Cheers to ordinance withdrawal; Anna should pour himself a large drink

Oct 03, 2013

Cheers to ordinance withdrawal; Anna should pour himself a large drink

It was déjà vu, as a nation with hope, as we all had hoped when it looked, one long December 2011 evening, that the Lokpal Bill would be passed into law, was foiled by the machinations of a stunningly united political class. #Anna Hazare #Corruption #Manmohan Singh #JustSaying #Rahul Gandhi #Electoral reforms #ordinance withdrawal #The Lokpal Bill
Why Prashant Bhushan wants netas who indulge in paid news disqualified

May 15, 2013

Why Prashant Bhushan wants netas who indulge in paid news disqualified

The Supreme Court lawyer explains why he is fighting against the government's attempts not to have a cap on how much parties spend in campaigning for elections. #Prashant Bhushan #Supreme Court #Q&A #Electoral reforms #paid news
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
Pak govt begins talks with cleric to stop massive rally

Jan 12, 2013

Pak govt begins talks with cleric to stop massive rally

Cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri has said his rally seeking electoral reforms would not be postponed even though he was negotiating with the government. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Electoral reforms #cleric #Tahrir-ul-Qadri
Quraishi writes to PM on expediting poll reforms

Apr 13, 2012

Quraishi writes to PM on expediting poll reforms

The CEC also questioned the political will of successive governments in bringing the electoral reforms early and thought it appropriate to write to the PM. #Manmohan Singh #NewsTracker #SY Quraishi #Electoral reforms
Team Anna meets EC, presses for electoral reforms

Feb 23, 2012

Team Anna meets EC, presses for electoral reforms

Team Anna today met the Election Commission in a bid to raise the pitch for electoral reforms and demanded that 'right to reject' option be included in electronic voting machines and candidates against whom a court has framed charges be barred. #Anna Hazare #kiran bedi #NewsTracker #Election Commission #Arvind Kejriwal #Team Anna #Electoral reforms