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Aug 14, 2018
Simultaneous elections must for India: Perpetual electoral season dilutes govt policies with political gainsA laser focus on winning elections means that leaders take shortcuts, and the focus lies on redistribution of wealth through welfare schemes (or even bribery). While income inequality is a reality in India, for wealth to be redistributed, there needs to be greater focus on its generation.
Feb 27, 2018
Anna Hazare slams Centre for weak Lokpal, says eradicating corruption without electoral reforms not possibleEradicating political corruption without reforming the electoral process is not possible, social activist Anna Hazare said on Tuesday even as he accused the Narendra Modi government of bringing in a weak Lokpal.
Feb 12, 2018
EC files affidavit in Supreme Court asking for power to de-register political parties, ensure inner party democracyIn an affidavit filed on Saturday, the Election Commission of India (EC) implored the Supreme Court to empower the electoral body to be able to de-register political parties
Jan 31, 2018
Ex-CECs bat for simultaneous elections in India, but say 2019 time frame for implementation looks unachievableBacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clarion call for simultaneous elections in India, two former Chief Election Commissioners, N Gopalaswami and SY Quereshi, told Firstpost on Wednesday that such an idea will be cost and time effective for the country.
Jan 22, 2018
OP Rawat appointed chief election commissioner: New CEC supports 'one nation, one poll,' linking Aadhaar to voter IDsOm Prakash Rawat was on Sunday appointed the next chief election commissioner (CEC), a day before the present incumbent Achal Kumar Jyoti demits charge.
Sep 06, 2017
Supreme Court raps Centre over non-disclosure of action on rising assets of politicians between electionsSupreme Court took strong exception to the Centre's "attitude" of not disclosing information on action taken against politicians, some of whose assets have seen a massive jump
Mar 30, 2017
Rajya Sabha returns Finance Bill with 5 amendments; embarrassment for Modi govtThe Bill, which was passed by Lok Sabha last week, was moved for passage in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
Mar 23, 2017
Finance Bill: Modi govt just made political funding more opaque; transparency remains a promiseWhile the common man continues to be coerced to be transparent in all his dealings, politicians can continue with their overt corporate nexus. Isn't this a double standard?
Feb 01, 2015
Electoral reforms are urgently needed to maintain transparency: Mamata BanerjeeWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday called for immediate steps for electoral reforms to ensure transparency and accountability.
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.