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Cash-for-votes reality of Tamil Nadu politics: Well-oiled system makes curbing cash handouts near-impossible for EC
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Cash-for-votes reality of Tamil Nadu politics: Well-oiled system makes curbing cash handouts near-impossible for EC

Cash distribution is no new phenomenon in Tamil Nadu, where voters now expect money exchange for their ballot for a particular party or candidate.

Karnataka polls: Fake or not, cash-for-votes likely to be biggest problem facing Election Commission
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Karnataka polls: Fake or not, cash-for-votes likely to be biggest problem facing Election Commission

As Karnataka Assembly polls draw closer, the Election Commission faces a monumental task is not just making arrangements for the polls, but also keeping a close eye on the miscreants bribing voters

RK Nagar bypoll: What the verdict and fate of Jayalalithaa's seat will mean for Tamil Nadu politics
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RK Nagar bypoll: What the verdict and fate of Jayalalithaa's seat will mean for Tamil Nadu politics

It is important for OPS to ensure Madhusudanan's victory in the RK Nagar constituency that goes to polls on Thursday

Election Commission's postponement of RK Nagar bypolls is admission that it can't police Tamil Nadu
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Election Commission's postponement of RK Nagar bypolls is admission that it can't police Tamil Nadu

There is only one takeaway from the elaborate 29-page order of the Election Commission put out late on Sunday night: Tamil Nadu's politicians are way too cunning for the authorities

RK Nagar bypoll: Rigged, unfair and foul for sure, but what's next?
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RK Nagar bypoll: Rigged, unfair and foul for sure, but what's next?

Thirumangalam, in an ironic defiance of its pleasant sounding name, turned out to be most inauspicious for Tamil Nadu’s already fouled poll politics. The by-election, buy-election rather, held there in January 2009 under the auspices, not of EC, but Alagiri, sparked a decisive plunge to the depths in voter bribery.

In a first, EC cancels polls for two TN Assembly seats citing 'unconducive environment'
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In a first, EC cancels polls for two TN Assembly seats citing 'unconducive environment'

The Election Commission on Saturday decided to rescind the notification and conduct polls afresh "in due course of time" to two Tamil Nadu Assembly seats following evidence of use of money to influence voters.

Vote 'auction' in Tamil Nadu as parties lure voters with premium price tags
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Vote 'auction' in Tamil Nadu as parties lure voters with premium price tags

Parties in Tamil Nadu have been dangling cash at voters for far too long to stop doing it in a hurry.

Madhya Pradesh: Case against BJP candidate for giving cash to voters
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Madhya Pradesh: Case against BJP candidate for giving cash to voters

A senior police officer in Ujjain said that the case was registered against Yadav on Monday following a complaint by Congress MP Premchand Guddu.

LPG cash subsidy: How oil cos will pay for UPA re-election
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LPG cash subsidy: How oil cos will pay for UPA re-election

The PMO is planning to pay the LPG cash subsidy for only one cylinder upfront: this means the oil companies will bear a part of the UPA's re-election costs

Cash-for-votes case: Court permits further probe
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Cash-for-votes case: Court permits further probe

A court hearing the 2008 case on the alleged bribing of MPs by the UPA government to survive a confidence vote in parliament on Monday allowed a plea by an accused seeking further investigations into the money trail.

Cash-for-vote scam: Court reserves order on plea against Amar
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Cash-for-vote scam: Court reserves order on plea against Amar

A Delhi court today reserved for December 12 its order on a plea for lodging a case against Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh for his alleged role in kidnapping of a witness in 2008 cash-for-vote case.

Cash-for-votes: Sudheendra Kulkarni and four others granted bail
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Cash-for-votes: Sudheendra Kulkarni and four others granted bail

The Delhi High court today granted bail to five accused in the 2002-cash-for-votes scam including Sudheendra Kulkarni

It's official; political bribery is tax-free. Ask the taxman
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It's official; political bribery is tax-free. Ask the taxman

The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal is now allowing JMM members of parliament to keep their bribes as tax-free political donations.

Cash-for-votes: Amar Singh stable, bail plea hearing at 2 pm
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Cash-for-votes: Amar Singh stable, bail plea hearing at 2 pm

Amar Singh, was on Monday night admitted in All India Institute of Medical Sciences following a rise in creatinine level in his body.

Advani's sting, and the joys of India's guerrilla democracy
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Advani's sting, and the joys of India's guerrilla democracy

India is a guerrilla democracy where the law is to be followed only in the breach and where it suits us. Advani is not in breach of this societal approach.

Cash-for-votes: Advani dares govt to 'put me in jail'
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Cash-for-votes: Advani dares govt to 'put me in jail'

BJP today went on the offensive on the cash-for-vote scam with LK Advani hailing as "whistle- blowers" the two former party MPs jailed in the scam and declaring that if they are guilty then he too should be sent behind bars.

Cash-for-votes: Amar Singh to appear in court today
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Cash-for-votes: Amar Singh to appear in court today

Amar Singh and the others accused will have to appear before the court on Tuesday and seek bail. If the court rejects their applications, then they could all go to jail.

Why did Delhi police do such a shoddy job of cash-for-votes?
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Why did Delhi police do such a shoddy job of cash-for-votes?

Even though a parliamentary committee completed its probe in 2009, the Delhi police has made scant progress in investigating the cash-for-votes scam.

Money, money: TN poll was all about buying your vote
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Money, money: TN poll was all about buying your vote

This Tamil Nadu election was all about money power. Candidates tried hard to evade Election Commission vigil to pass on cash for votes. Rs 25 crore is the average spend reported in each constituency. DMK may have outspent Jaya 10:1. But is money enough to buy your vote?