Electoral Reform
India  /  Published 22.12.21

Election laws bill passed in RS

Earlier, the Opposition had protested the haste with which the government was moving ahead with the contentious Election Laws Amendment Bill without giving them enough time to submit resolutions. At l...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.12.21

Centre’s nod to electoral reforms

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday is learnt to have cleared a bill on electoral reforms, including allowing the Election Commission to seed Aadhaar number with electoral rolls on voluntary basis. Accord...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 08.11.20

Foes turn friends

Sir — In the article, “Promises meant to be broken” (Nov 6), Anita Tagore has rightly pointed out that there is a need for electoral reforms to make political parties accountable for...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.19

In Bengal, a triumph of force

Last week, I was invited to speak at a discussion meeting in Calcutta on the economic revival of West Bengal. Without wanting to be facetious, I quietly pointed out that the first occasion I had encou...
By Swapan Dasgupta

India  /  Published 03.12.19

Equidistant TRS picks sides on poll reforms

Sixteen parties, including the TRS that is usually equidistant from the ruling BJP-led NDA and the Opposition, on Tuesday submitted a notice in the Rajya Sabha for a discussion on electoral reforms.Al...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.06.19

An electoral system for true democracy

The National Democratic Alliance registered a massive victory in the general elections, securing more than 50 per cent of the vote share in over dozen states and Union territories. However, the NDA en...
By Madhusudan Bandi

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.19

How much do our votes matter, really?

It is election season and the ‘festival’ of democracy is upon us. We are expected to exercise our franchise and elect the government that will rule India for the next five years. How do we actuall...
By Anup Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 19.04.19

Model Code of Conduct needs a version upgrade

The author is Research Director, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. Views are personal...
By Arghya Sengupta


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