Consultation on poll reforms sees differing views on disqualification

The national level consultations on decriminalising politics and disqualifying those who file false affidavits today threw up differing opinions.

UN chief calls B`desh PM to discuss crisis over poll reforms

Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina on Friday said she seeks a peaceful negotiated settlement of a political crisis over electoral reforms, even as UN chief Ban-Ki-moon called her to discuss the current impasse over the issue.

Won`t budge an inch on opp demand for poll reforms: Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday dismissed opposition`s demands for electoral reforms, saying she will not "budge an inch" on constitutional provision and reinstate a caretaker government system.

Poll reforms should be expedited: BJP

The BJP on Wednesday refrained from expressing its opinion on the Supreme Court verdict that convicted lawmakers should be disqualified from contesting.

Pak cleric to go ahead with long march demanding poll reforms

He spoke hours after the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, a member of the ruling coalition at the centre, withdrew its support for the rally on January 14.

Ansari stresses the need to accelerate pace of poll reforms

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday underlined the need to accelerate the pace of poll reforms, saying the glass of democracy was only half full.

‘Effective Lokpal, poll reforms must to end graft’

CPI said an effective
Lokpal Bill, electoral reforms and breaking the links between
corporate houses, bureaucrats and ruling politicians are
necessary measures to end corruption.

All party meet on poll reforms soon: Khurshid

Seeking a consensus on electoral
reforms, govt plans to convene an all-party-meet to discuss issues right to
reject and state funding of polls.