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Criminal politicians, Decriminalising elections, Election Commission of India, EVMs

How Election Commission can use EVMs as a tool to decriminalise politics

Though 97.86 per cent voters feel candidates with criminal background should not be legislators, only 35.20 per cent know they can get information on criminal records of the candidates.


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EVM tampering, Election Commission of India, Evm 2019 lok sabha elections, Lok sabha election results

EVM and ECI: The two factors always blamed by an election's losing side

Tampering with the EVM without being detected is impossible. Yet, there are always allegations of EVM-hacking or ECI's 'rigged verdict', perhaps to soften the blow.


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L.v. subramanyam, Hindutva, RSS, Election Commission of India

Because IAS cannot become the RSS

Unlike the RSS, officials from civic bodies like the IAS and the IPS are trained to keep their religious biases aside, so long as they hold their position. Violation of that principle is the real anti-national activity.


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Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party, Election Commission of India, Electoral Bonds

No democracy for the poor? Data shows richer candidates have a much higher chance of winning Indian elections

BJP is now the richest political party in India. With wealth raining in, often from crony capitalist sources, hidden in schemes like electoral bonds, money is changing our politics for the worse.


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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Election Commission of India, BSP, Mayawati statues

Statue-tory warning: Election symbols are being covered up around you. Umm...but why?

As per the EC's latest data, there are 2,293 political parties in India. That means 2,293 everyday things chosen as symbols. That also means that everything up to your kitchen sink is probably a party symbol.


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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Mamata Banerjee, Election Commission of India, Narendra Modi

Why the Election Commission should act on political films releasing near Lok Sabha Elections 2019

At the very least, can EC put a cap on films about political figures contesting in this election?


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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Election Commission of India, Aapki apni party, Aam Aadmi Party

AAP yahan aaye kisliye? With a naya AAP on the block, Arvind Kejriwal's woes just won't end!

For those who thought one AAP wasn't enough, here's news. There's a potential rival AAP and apna purana wala AAP is quite AAP-set!


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Mizoram assembly elections, Assembly elections 2018, Election Commission of India, Polls

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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OP Rawat, BJP, General Elections 2019, Election Commission of India

The Election Commission of India must safeguard its own vote for democracy

The ECI has a great record of transparency and impartiality. But under political pressure, that’s showing signs of strain.


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Election Commission of India, Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi High Court, AAP MLAs disqualification

Why Delhi HC quashing disqualification of AAP MLAs is a big win for us

The high court verdict is a stinging indictment of the Election Commission’s ruling.