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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Narendra Modi's BJP reminds me of Donald Trump's administration in the USA. Divisive, discriminatory and running on a false sense of nationalism. We chose this in 2014. Do we want the same in 2019?
Strangely weak EC? Why does the Election Commission need a rap on its knuckles from the SC to do its job?
It's been facing charges of acting slowly against some offenders, and not acting against others at all. The EC must assert itself strongly now, to provide a level field to all candidates and regain the trust of voters.
Brutal honesty: Maneka Gandhi says she won’t work for Muslims if they don’t give her votes. She just broke the hypocrisy mould!
Maneka Gandhi says we can't be expected to behave like Mahatma Gandhi. Is she India's first politician to admit politics is a transaction, plain and simple, and there is no emotional idealism involved?
Delayed or mild action in some alleged violations of the code of conduct, and no action at all in others, are allowing space for misuse of official machinery and vitiation of fair play.
By the time the Election Commission finds answers to most cases of alleged poll code violations, crores of people would have cast their votes. Which could have been thus influenced.
Lok Sabha elections dates announced: From Pakistan to Kashmir and jobs, 5 issues that will dominate the electoral discourse
A look at the top, most biting issues and how these will impact both the BJP and its challengers.
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BJP got 12 times more donations than all other parties: It's time it tells us why it opposes a cap on poll funding
The image of a common man ‘kaamdaar’ taking on elite ‘naamdaars’ is not very convincing when beamed from LED screens at rallies that required crores to set up.
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There are always two sides to a story.
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