In a letter to the Law Ministry, the commission has proposed that provisions of the Representation of the People Act be amended to allow the EC to seek Aadhaar numbers of those applying to be voters and those who are already part of voters list.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has rejected the charges of 'bias' and said the clean chits given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah during election campaigning were based on 'appreciation of facts'
Separate elections give space to regional parties to find their political voice. It seems inappropriate to subjugate the people’s mandate at the local level to the whims of the politics beyond, writes former CEC Dr. S.Y. Quraishi
Most of the criticism of EVMs appears to stem from a knee-jerk mistrust of technology. The authors have studied and analysed EVMs across India first-hand for years, ever since they were first introduced; and feel completely confident that they are tamper- and hack-proof, and cite their reasons for it.
The disenfranchisement of women voters is hopefully a result of mere inefficiency, not quite in the same league as the ‘dark arts’ of voter suppression around the world. However, it is a deeply worrying phenomenon of our electoral system.