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SY Quraishi

SY Quraishi

Former Chief Election Commissioner of India.syquraishi@hotmail.com
The writer is former chief election commissioner of India.

By SY Quraishi

Sushma Swaraj did not keep the promise made to me

I met her last at her home on June 13 after the formation of the new government. This is how she spent her last days.

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One Nation, One Election: Simultaneous elections need consensus. But solutions to poll problems already exist

The govt will set up a panel to explore the efficacy of 'One Nation, One Election'. But there are already ways possible of reducing poll expenditure and ensuring uninterrupted development work.

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On Women's Day, let's bust the myth of 'unwinnable' female candidates in Indian elections

The truth is quite the opposite.

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Today is National Youth Day: But when will the youth in India truly have their day?

India's young face a plethora of huge problems. There is only one way political parties will take them seriously. That way leads to the election booth.

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Mizoram Elections – A defining moment, and a new challenge, in electoral history

Mizoram goes to the polls today. It has been a model state for peaceful, orderly and inexpensive elections. But will its displaced Bru tribals get their right to vote?

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Why the Supreme Court is right in reviewing the appointment process of Election Commissioners

A democracy is only as effective as its institutions, and depoliticising key constitutional and statutory appointments is crucial.

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Why the EC needs institutional safeguards to protect its autonomy

Politicians must realise that the Election Commission's reputation is directly liked to their legitimacy in office.

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Remembering Kuldip Nayar: A man who chose the right way over the easy path

Nayar was an intellectual, a journalist, an activist, a humanist. He suffered Partition and the Emergency but his experiences only strengthened his goodness.

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One nation, one poll: One good idea, some hurdles

PM Modi rightly raised the argument in favour of simultaneous elections. But the proposal has pragmatic difficulties. Yet, till these are solved, strong electoral reforms can be considered.

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Former CEC SY Quraishi explains why you must trust the electronic voting machine

It is not without reason that the world looks upon the Indian election system with respect.

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Open letter to Thampu, St Stephen's College principal

This action of yours will be unsustainable - on two counts: free speech and humour, the abiding identities of our college.

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