In an interview with The Wire, Ornit Shani talks about the efforts of the bureaucracy, the administration and the participation of ordinary people that led to the realisation of electoral democracy in India.
The need of the hour is not simultaneous elections, but a drastic change in the whole election process.
CEC A.K. Joti Didn’t Vacate Official Ahmedabad Bungalow, Made ‘Representation’ to Gujarat Government
A person occupying constitutional position requiring independence is expected to have no encumbrances that would require him to seek favours from any government, Central or state.
An attempt is being made to change the narrative so that the proposal is seen as something the Election Commission wants rather than an agenda the Modi government is actively pursuing.
An RTI asking whether action was taken against a state assembly official, who was pulled up by the EC, has been rejected on the grounds of privacy.
The Yadav faction had approached the Election Commission on August 25, staking its claim over the party’s election symbol and insisting that a majority of its national council members were with it.
For the government to truly fight black money and ensure complete transparency in political funding, the ambit of the Right to Information Act must be expanded to include political parties.
Sharmila will contest the polls against chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh on a ticket from her new party, People’s Resurgence Justice Alliance, as well as from her home constituency of Khurai.