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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Bill, which was passed by Lok Sabha last week, was moved for passage in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
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?
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday called for immediate steps for electoral reforms to ensure transparency and accountability.
"We believe in massive comprehensive electoral reforms so that corrupt and criminals do not become people's representatives," it said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These two PILs could have far-reaching implications on the quality of politics as well as politicians in India.
Cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri has said his rally seeking electoral reforms would not be postponed even though he was negotiating with the government.