Supreme Court turns down DMK’s plea

The Supreme Court today rejected DMK’s plea seeking urgent hearing of the petition filed by AIADMK MLA Inbadurai in the Radhapuram recounting case. Continue Reading

EC task

It’s not just Caesar’s wife, but the Election Commission must also be above suspicion. Though this is not the first time the EC faces charges from the Opposition, the allegations it is facing this time are of more serious nature. Continue Reading

No easy job for EC

The Election Commission of India is in the headlines today. They are facing both bouquets and brickbats. While the Opposition parties claim that they are acting partial, a section has come to their defence claiming that casting aspersions on their credibility is a danger for democracy. Continue Reading

A cash-plus economy

In a shameful first, in 2016 TN Assembly elections, polling in two constituencies was put off due to the ‘pernicious effect of money power’, to quote the EC. Continue Reading

Angry farmers ask Rahul to ‘go back to Italy’

Farmers in Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s parliamentary constituency Amethi shouted slogans against him on Wednesday demanding that either they are provided employment or the land that was given to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation should be returned to them. Continue Reading

We are not returning to era of ballot papers: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India Sunil Arora today said that the Election Commission (EC) is not thinking to return to ballot papers at all during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Addressing an event in Delhi, the CEC said: ‘I would like to make it very clear that we are not going back to the era of ballot papers.’ Continue Reading