Poll Reforms

EC discusses poll reforms with 35 parties

The Election Commission on Saturday held a meeting with six recognised national and 29 state political parties here to discuss issues related to electoral reforms and conduct of elections.

Mar 19, 2016, 22:44 PM IST

Remove poll symbol from ballot papers, EVMs: Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday asked the Election Commission of India to remove poll symbol from the ballot papers and EVMs as part of poll reforms.

Sep 23, 2015, 15:57 PM IST

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.

Feb 01, 2014, 20:46 PM IST

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.

Aug 23, 2013, 19:31 PM IST

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.

Aug 18, 2013, 22:26 PM IST

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.

Jul 10, 2013, 21:41 PM IST

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.

Jan 11, 2013, 22:32 PM IST

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.

Dec 17, 2012, 20:08 PM IST

‘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.

Apr 12, 2012, 19:00 PM IST

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.

Nov 18, 2011, 20:00 PM IST