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POLITICS

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Cost of elections, Election Commission, One nation one vote

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.

POLITICS

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Bhartiya janta party, Narendra Modi, Election Commission, Elections 2019

Hindu-Muslim harmony, NRC and political ethics. All that's at stake in the 2019 General Elections

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?

POLITICS

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Azam Khan, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Supreme Court, Election Commission

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.

POLITICS

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Election Commission, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Muslim votes, Maneka Gandhi

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?

POLITICS

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Namo tv, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Tn seshan, Election Commission

Lok Sabha 2019: Why does Election Commission look weak in ensuring a level playing field?

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.

POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, 2019 general elections, Model Code of Conduct, Election Commission

2019 General Elections: Why the model code of conduct is meant to be violated

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.

POLITICS

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Election dates, Election Commission, General Elections 2019, 2019 general elections

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.

VARIETY

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Poll funding, Election Commission, Corporate donations, BJP

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.

POLITICS

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Bru refugees, Bjp-congress-mnf, Election Commission, Mizoram assembly elections

What's happening in Mizoram ahead of Assembly elections and why we need to know it

There are always two sides to a story.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Congress, BJP

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.