Ashok Lavasa
India  /  Published 21.08.20

Retired bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar appointed election commissioner

Retired bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar was on Friday appointed election commissioner in place of Ashok Lavasa who resigned. President Ram Nath Kovind cleared his appointment with effect from the date he assu...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.07.20

How to pluck EC thorn in Modi’s side

The election commissioner who repeatedly dissented against clean chits to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for their controversial Lok Sabha campaign speeches last year and who was in line to become the ne...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.05.19

EC could have taken decisions quickly: Ex-CEC Krishnamurthy

Former chief election commissioner T.S. Krishnamurthy on Tuesday said the poll body has done 'a good job' in conducting the Lok Sabha elections but could have taken decisions on certain complaints in ...
By PTI in Hyderabad

India  /  Published 05.11.19

VVPAT ‘behind Lavasa harassment’

Kannan Gopinathan, an IAS officer who alleged in September that paper audit trail machines had made EVMs vulnerable to tampering, on Tuesday tweeted in support of election commissioner Ashok Lavasa, s...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.05.19

EC wants to set new precedent of 'dark secrets': Congress

A day before the counting of the votes polled in the Lok Sabha election, the Congress on Wednesday termed as 'constitutional travesty' the Election Commission's rejection of Election Commissioner Asho...
By PTI in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 22.05.19

Another blow to the EC’s image

A gap between the letter and the spirit of a canon can lead to searching questions about the conduct of important institutions. Consider the case of the internal turmoil within the Election Commission...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 18.05.19

EC might have been captured by Modi government: Congress

The Congress on Saturday said the Election Commission might have been captured by the Narendra Modi government and the watchdog’s institutional integrity was “in jeopardy”, voicing its fears at ...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.11.19

ED funds probe on Lavasa’s son

Election commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s son Abir and a firm linked to him are being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for alleged violations of forex regulations, officials said on Tuesday.Ash...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.09.19

Tax scanner on poll commissioner wife

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s wife and former banker Novel Singhal Lavasa has come under the income-tax department’s scanner for alleged tax evasion, officials said on Monday.She has been s...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.05.19

SC, CBI and now it’s Election Commission

As differences within the Election Commission spilled into the open with election commissioner Ashok Lavasa deciding to stay away from future meetings if dissent notes were not recorded, chief electio...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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