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Linking Aadhaar with electoral rolls will 'clean' voters list of multiple enrolments, says Centre
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Linking Aadhaar with electoral rolls will 'clean' voters list of multiple enrolments, says Centre

Government sources say that the Election Laws (Amendment) bill 2021 incorporates various electoral reforms which have been discussed for a long time.

Bill to link voter ID, Aadhaar card passed in Lok Sabha amid Opposition uproar
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Bill to link voter ID, Aadhaar card passed in Lok Sabha amid Opposition uproar

The Bill also seeks to make the statutes gender neutral by substituting the term 'wife' with 'spouse' to allow husbands of service voters to cast their vote from the place where their wives are posted

Aadhar-linked voter IDs among new electoral reforms as Centre clears bill
India

Aadhar-linked voter IDs among new electoral reforms as Centre clears bill

According to the bill cleared by the Cabinet, the electoral law will be made gender neutral for service voters

40 electoral reforms pending, EC tells law ministry; asks for false affidavits to be made electoral offence, linking of Aadhaar with voters list
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40 electoral reforms pending, EC tells law ministry; asks for false affidavits to be made electoral offence, linking of Aadhaar with voters list

A statement by the Election Commission said CEC Sunil Arora reminded the law ministry brass that there are more than 40 different proposals of electoral reforms which are 'pending since long'

Daily Bulletin: Heavy rainfall likely in Mumbai over next 48 hours; Rajya Sabha to discuss electoral reforms; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Heavy rainfall likely in Mumbai over next 48 hours; Rajya Sabha to discuss electoral reforms; day's top stories

Mumbai to continue having heavy rainfall for the next 48 hours says IMD; Discussion on electoral reforms in Rajya Sabha today; day's top stories

Rajya Sabha to hold discussion on electoral reforms tomorrow; Opposition parties had given notice last week
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Rajya Sabha to hold discussion on electoral reforms tomorrow; Opposition parties had given notice last week

The leaders of the parties are expected to discuss electoral bonds, 'One Nation, One Election' and Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) malfunction in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow.

Simultaneous elections must for India: Perpetual electoral season dilutes govt policies with political gains
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Simultaneous elections must for India: Perpetual electoral season dilutes govt policies with political gains

A 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.

Anna Hazare slams Centre for weak Lokpal, says eradicating corruption without electoral reforms not possible
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Anna Hazare slams Centre for weak Lokpal, says eradicating corruption without electoral reforms not possible

Eradicating 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.

EC files affidavit in Supreme Court asking for power to de-register political parties, ensure inner party democracy
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EC files affidavit in Supreme Court asking for power to de-register political parties, ensure inner party democracy

In 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

Ex-CECs bat for simultaneous elections in India, but say 2019 time frame for implementation looks unachievable
India

Ex-CECs bat for simultaneous elections in India, but say 2019 time frame for implementation looks unachievable

Backing 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.

OP Rawat appointed chief election commissioner: New CEC supports 'one nation, one poll,' linking Aadhaar to voter IDs
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OP Rawat appointed chief election commissioner: New CEC supports 'one nation, one poll,' linking Aadhaar to voter IDs

Om Prakash Rawat was on Sunday appointed the next chief election commissioner (CEC), a day before the present incumbent Achal Kumar Jyoti demits charge.

Supreme Court raps Centre over non-disclosure of action on rising assets of politicians between elections
India

Supreme Court raps Centre over non-disclosure of action on rising assets of politicians between elections

Supreme 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

Rajya Sabha returns Finance Bill with 5 amendments; embarrassment for Modi govt
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Rajya Sabha returns Finance Bill with 5 amendments; embarrassment for Modi govt

The Bill, which was passed by Lok Sabha last week, was moved for passage in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Finance Bill: Modi govt just made political funding more opaque; transparency remains a promise
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Finance Bill: Modi govt just made political funding more opaque; transparency remains a promise

While 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?

Electoral reforms are urgently needed to maintain transparency: Mamata Banerjee
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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.

LS polls: TMC manifesto focuses on electoral reforms
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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.

'Call on banning opinion polls after consulting stakeholders'
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'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.

Take preventive measures on false affidavits, CEC tells law ministry
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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.

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

Why Prashant Bhushan wants netas who indulge in paid news disqualified
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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.