‘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.

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.