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Voters of 18 constituencies in Bihar, where assembly polls are due later this year, will get electoral rolls in Urdu also,
People may be able to book their slot to cast votes at a polling station to avoid long queues, if a an idea in this regard
The Election Commission wants to use a new machine which prevents disclosure of voting pattern during counting to enhance
Election Commission today opposed the idea of state funding of elections saying unless "radical reforms" are car
Across the world people are envious of the way elections are conducted in India and the election process is faster than in
The national level consultations on decriminalising politics and disqualifying those who file false affidavits today threw
The Law Commission today lamented the "lukewarm" response of political parties to its consultation paper floated
Expressing concern over the practice of candidates furnishing incorrect details in affidavits before polls, Chief Election
It was Chhattisgarh that polled perhaps the largest number of 'none of the above' (NOTA) votes to reject all candidates i
Introduced for the first time, the None of the Above (NOTA) option comprised over 0.6 per cent of the total votes cast in
Some time back, Ram Guha had come up with some suggestions to make the "the political process more efficient and more sensitive to the needs of the citizens".
At the end of the third phase of polling, LK Advani came up with three concrete suggestions:
E Raghavan in the DNA finds that "all of them are actually pretty good ideas" and then adds, some measures "Advani and others can consider without waiting for electoral reforms at all":
First, get the Parliament to meet for more days than it currently does.
...Second, would all political parties in Parliament agree that if they have issues to ventilate and agitate about, they would do so without disrupting business?
...Lastly, there are certain reforms Advani can unilaterally bring about in his party and force others to follow before asking for changes in the law to make ordinary voters accountable and not indifferent to the electoral process.
How about you? Agree? Disagree? Have your own suggestions?
First, promote bipartisanship on issues of national security and foreign policy.Read the full article here.
Second, promote lateral entry into government -- encourage talented professionals to enter government
Third, restore Parliament as a theatre for reasoned debate
Fourth, put pressure on political parties to voluntarily adopt a retirement age.
Fifth, act on the EC’s suggestion and add, to the right to vote, the right not to vote as well.
Sixth, stop the 'permanent election mode' in the country -- revive the demand to synchronise the Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections".