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In an interview with ThePrint, CEC Sunil Arora made light of criticism lobbed at EC for allegedly failing to check hate speech during Delhi polls.
Govt assures poll watchdog it will soon take the proposal to Cabinet for approval as this would require amendments to Representation of People’s Act.
CEC Sunil Arora, Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra also discussed linking of voters list or electoral roll with Aadhaar numbers to clean up duplicate entries.
Speaking at an event, the CEC said the Election Commission will engage with political parties in coming days on various electoral reforms and the model code.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora had written to the law minister reiterating a range of bond-related reforms that were pending with the government.
EC had last raised the pending reforms with law ministry on 2 September and will now reiterate them in a meeting with the law secretary.
Known for his no-nonsense approach, Seshan is credited with enforcing model code of conduct and bringing in electoral reforms in the 1990s.
Two former chief election commissioners have said that a dissenting opinion by an election commissioner must be mentioned in the poll body’s order.
TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu wrote to the chief election commissioner saying the EC is autocratic, with a partisan attitude.
In a meeting of the Central Information Commission held on 27 March, the information commissioners opposed the govt's proposal and saw it as an attack on their independence.