electoral reforms

'We don't support state funding of polls' - Election Commission tells Parliament panel

'We don't support state funding of polls' - Election Commission tells Parliament panel

The Election Commission has told a parliamentary committee that it does not support state funding of elections but instead seeks "radical" reforms in the way funds are spent by political parties.

May 21, 2017, 11:56 AM IST

Parliamentary panel summons EC officials over electoral reforms

A parliamentary committee has summoned senior officials of the Election Commission to discuss electoral reforms and the the issue of EVMs' reliability may also be taken up, said informed sources on Wednesday.

May 18, 2017, 00:45 AM IST

President Pranab Mukherjee calls for strong electoral reforms, more parliamentary seats

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday called for strong electoral reforms to strengthen the democratic structure and said it is time to look at legal provisions for increasing the number of parliamentary seats.

Apr 09, 2017, 00:35 AM IST
Parliament logjam: President Pranab Mukherjee expresses strong displeasure, says disruption unacceptable

Parliament logjam: President Pranab Mukherjee expresses strong displeasure, says disruption unacceptable

Expressing strong displeasure over the ongoing parliamentary logjam, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said  that disruption of Parliament is totally unacceptable.

Dec 08, 2016, 18:47 PM IST

PM Modi again pitches for electoral reforms

Reissuing his call for electoral reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was imperative to strengthen democracy.

Sep 25, 2016, 18:25 PM IST

Supreme Court agrees to hear plea for electoral reforms

The plea has sought "lifetime time ban" against convicted person from contesting elections, forming political party and becoming party office-bearers.

Nov 23, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

Poll reforms can address false affidavits issue: Naqvi

Electoral reform can help resolve the issue of elected representatives giving false details in poll-related affidavits, BJP`s Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Muktar Abbas Naqvi said on Friday.

Jun 26, 2015, 15:14 PM IST

Hong Kong activists march ahead of vote on electoral package

Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against electoral reforms approved by Beijing to choose the city`s next leader, the beginning of several days of demonstrations before the reforms go to a vote.

Jun 14, 2015, 17:54 PM IST

EC suggests ceiling on expenditure by parties during elections

Like individuals, there should be a ceiling on expenditure made by political parties during polls, says an Election Commission draft document based on the 'general agreement' among participants who were part of a recent consultation on electoral reforms.

Apr 16, 2015, 21:44 PM IST

Hong Kong pro-government activists rally against Occupy protest

Tens of thousands of people, some waving Chinese flags, marched through Hong Kong on Saturday to protest against a pro-democracy campaign to blockade the business district unless Beijing grants acceptable electoral reforms.

Oct 18, 2014, 22:02 PM IST

No response from most parties on proposed electoral reforms

The Law Commission on Tuesday lamented the "lukewarm" response of political parties to its consultation paper floated last year seeking stakeholders` views to enable it recommend reforms in the present electoral laws.

Jan 28, 2014, 16:54 PM IST

Mauritian PM rejects electoral reforms suggested by UN

Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam has virtually rejected the electoral system recommended by the UN, and said "reforms must unite, not divide" the people.

Jan 02, 2014, 17:10 PM IST

Electoral reforms: SC seeks details of reference made to panel

Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to apprise it of the points of reference made to Law Commission for suggesting "plausible" changes in legislations to ensure de-criminalisation of politics.

Nov 25, 2013, 16:52 PM IST

Law panel seeks response from parties on issuing ads

Amid an ongoing debate on electoral reforms, the Law Commission has asked whether a restriction should be imposed on governments for issuing advertisements highlighting their achievements six months prior to elections.

Jul 23, 2013, 00:27 AM IST

SC verdict may come up for review: Legal experts

Legal experts on Thursday hailed the spirit of the Supreme Court verdict barring jailed people from contesting elections but said it may come up for review.

Jul 11, 2013, 22:31 PM IST

Narendra Modi pitches for right to reject candidate

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday advocated electoral reforms including introduction of right to reject and compulsory voting, saying these measures would bring good people to politics.

Jun 29, 2013, 22:59 PM IST

Law Comm seeks public opinion on electoral reforms

Whether a people`s representative should stand disqualified upon conviction in a case, or framing of charges in a court, or as soon as the investigation officer presents his report?

May 31, 2013, 22:45 PM IST

Egyptian court rejects electoral reforms lawsuit

An Egyptian court has rejected a lawsuit seeking thorough review of electoral reforms, including implementation of electronic vote counting system.

May 08, 2013, 20:33 PM IST

US forms commission to recommend on electoral reforms

US President Barack Obama has constituted a commission on electoral reforms to come up with recommendations towards promoting efficient conduct of elections.

Mar 29, 2013, 14:43 PM IST

Lokpal, right to reject can eliminate graft: Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare Sunday said Jan Lokpal alone cannot root out corruption and called for comprehensive electoral reforms.

Feb 17, 2013, 23:55 PM IST