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Pranab Mukherjee

Election Commission must put speculation to rest, says Pranab Mukherjee on EVM ‘tampering’

Former President Pranab Mukherjee said he was concerned over reports of EVM tampering and said the safety of EVMs is responsibility of Election Commission.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Congress puts plan in motion to guard EVMs as Priyanka Gandhi sends message of ‘hope’

Congress candidates have been coordinating with their state units to station workers outside EVM strongrooms and look out for suspicious activity.
File Photo | Polling officials collect EVMs and other material from a distribution centre, Jaipur | PTI

Three simple things Election Commission must fix urgently, before solving larger problems

There is more EC can do to assuage fears and problems of voters than arrange for ‘hackathons’.
Apoorva Shukla Tiwari

Rohit Shekhar death: How not to report a murder

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Election Commission

This election, EC has failed the litmus test of appearing to be fair: Yogendra Yadav

The Election Commission may have surrendered its moral authority as a neutral and no-nonsense referee in the political slugfest.

Opposition wants Supreme Court to direct EC to verify VVPAT slips for 50% EVMs

Opposition parties Sunday met to discuss issue of EVM malfunctioning where Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said they will plan a nationwide campaign to bring this to light.
Chandrababu Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu says EC works at Narendra Modi’s behest after reports of EVM malfunction

Naidu expresses dissatisfaction with EC reply after meeting over EVM malfunction, says 'best for India to have elections with paper ballot'.
Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

7 new finds on India’s elections: Why Prannoy Roy’s book is the definitive take on 2019

From portion of rural women to Muslim voters, anti-incumbency to landslide victories, The Verdict offers insights into India's changing election scene.

Opposition leaders meet election panel & demand EVMs cross-checked in 2019 polls

The leaders demanded the poll panel ensure that 50% of EVM results are matched and cross-checked with VVPATs before declaration of results in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Former CEC Navin Chawla at Jaipur Lit fest | @ZEEJLF/Twitter

Are those in Parliament representing the people, questions former CEC Navin Chawla

Expressing concern over the election process, Navin Chawla called for greater public participation, especially women, but said citizens should trust the system.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.