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SC helped in fair election in the country: Quraishi

Election Commission of India should be grateful to the Supreme Court for helping it conducting a fair election throughout the country, former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi said today.

Abhay`s brother writes to IOC, says Randhir violated Charter

Table Tennis Federation of India president Ajay Chautala today claimed that Randhir Singh has violated the Olympic Charter by approaching the government to seek clarification on his candidature for the president`s post of the upcoming polls of the Indian Olympic Association.

Malhotra has no authority to appoint new EC chairman: Randhir

IOA presidential candidate Randhir Singh has questioned the authority of acting chief V K Malhotra to appoint the new chairman of Election Commission for next week`s polls following S Y Quraishi`s resignation, which has evoked sharp reaction from rival Abhay Singh Chautala`s camp.

Rival camps bicker over election postponement

The sudden resignation of S Y Quraishi, the chairman of the IOA`s election commission, today sparked off a fresh round of bickering between the two rival camps, who are holding each other responsible for the postponement of the November 25 polls.

Quraishi resigns, IOA elections likely to be postponed

The much-awaited Indian Olympic Association`s election took a dramatic twist on Saturday with the chairman of the election committee, S Y Quraishi resigning from the post, leading to a likely postponement of the controversial polls barely a week before the scheduled date.

‘EC withdraws proposal for independent training bo

Quraishi had written to the Prime Minister after Khurshid
made his controversial remarks.

EC opposes statutory backing to poll code

The Election Commission opposed any move to provide statutory backing to the Model Code of Conduct, saying the present system was working fine.

Right to reject an interesting possibility: CEC

Quraishi said, Right to Reject a candidate in Parliament and assembly elections is an interesting possibility. The issue needs to be examined.

Budget as scheduled is not a problem: CEC

With assembly elections scheduled to be completed by February 28 in all the states except Goa, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi does not see any problem in presentation of the general budget in Parliament on the normal schedule, a view shared by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

Need to ban opinion polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Saturday favoured a ban on opinion polls before elections, saying they affected poll propects of political parties.

Young voters to be enlisted on National Voters Day on Jan 25

Concerned over the low turnout in
elections and less interest shown by people in electoral
processes, the Election Commission will launch a "National
Voters Day" on January 25.

Quraishi rules out advancing assembly polls in WB, TN

Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi said there was no question of advancing
Assembly elections in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu as time for the polls was still away.

State funding of election comes in for opposition from experts

State funding of elections is not
panacea for all ills facing the electoral system, experts,
including Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi, said on Saturday.