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India has been a founding member of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) since October 2013 and took over as vice-chair in 2017.
As a part of electoral reforms, former poll panel chief T.S. Krishnamurthy suggested a 100% tax exemption on donations to the national fund.
While the EC continued to operate by old rules, BJP made 2019 elections more presidential, media-centric and money-fuelled.
The content of Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s dissent note against PM Modi is less important than making it part of public records.
Ashok Lavasa was the sole Election Commissioner who dissented with the clean chit given to PM Modi this month in multiple cases of alleged model code violations.
As the Election Commission’s current status shows, public dissent brings disrepute; there are honourable ways of settling disputes.
It is a seven-phase election this time around and ThePrint takes you through the various stages right up to counting day on 23 May.
Expressing concern over the election process, Navin Chawla called for greater public participation, especially women, but said citizens should trust the system.
CEC Sunil Arora dismissed apprehensions related to the EVMs' functioning, and said there was no reason to doubt them.
New CEC Sunil Arora says he "fully endorses" the idea. The recommendation, if implemented, would require a constitutional amendment in Article 324
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