The writer is a former chief election commissioner of India and author of ‘An Undocumented Wonder: the Making of the Great Indian Election’.
Non-announcement of Gujarat poll dates invites questions. They could undermine EC’s credibility
India’s election system is marked by its simplicity, and a fully empowered but fiercely independent EC
But in both the UK and India, the gaps in the first-past-the-post system are increasingly visible.
From filling in voter information gaps to catching improprieties,the media has helped keep elections fair and transparent