Quraishi is former Chief Election Commissioner.
A new state of democracy report records a significant dip in India’s record on civil liberties, personal integrity and security, freedom of association, media integrity, gender equality
Its general election was conducted in a transparent manner, with robust processes
The political drama has stoked important questions about parties, alliances, and the role of governor
Stricter data protection laws are required to ensure that political parties do not indulge in practices that involve undue influencing of voting behaviour.
The long list of exemptions has made the office of profit a farce. Delhi Assembly case is an opportunity to debate the issue afresh.
Since the politicians would do nothing to inform the youth about the socio-economic problems facing the nation today and only exploit them, it is the responsibility of civil society organisations and the media to educate young people.
Holding of the parliamentary and provincial elections is a huge achievement, a culmination of a tortuous process that started in 2006. The people now await development and stability.
Gujarat Rajya Sabha election was BJP versus Congress. But it’s the ECI that covered itself in glory
Must tainted legislators be debarred from polls? For how long? Answers are about to come in
The Quran and Hadith are replete with verses in support of family planning. Muslim backwardness on this count is a fallout of poor socio-economic conditions.
Despite the same electoral model, there are marked differences in how polls are conducted in Britain and in India
Theresa May’s popularity has taken a knocking since she announced the election and it’s a moot point whether the three terror attacks in the UK help her cause
A debate in Rajya Sabha last week raised important questions. These, like the Election Commission’s proposals and recommendations, must no longer remain unaddressed.
Political parties question the EVM. But when they win with the same machines, they don’t eat their words.
Women outvote men in many states, but gender parity in Parliament and assemblies eludes India.
In this season of manifestoes that brim with tall pledges, parties must remember that voters don’t forget
PM’s move against black money prepares the ground for reforms of electoral finance.
The sting operation by two TV channels purportedly showing Karnataka MLAs negotiating cash for votes for a Rajya Sabha election has caused a furore over the phenomenon of horse-trading
Simultaneous elections to panchayat, assembly and Lok Sabha may be desirable. They are not feasible.
Women are participating in greater numbers in local government. This trend must travel upwards.