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why oppn is suspicious of pm's intent in pushing for simultaneous polls




on the face of it, president ram nath kovind and prime minister narendra modi’s push for holding simultaneous lok sabha and state assembly polls has much merit. as the pm has said in several of his recent speeches and interviews, simultaneous polls will save time and effort of bureaucrats, governm...



all politcal parties need to be on board for simultaneous polls: ec




favouring simultaneous lok sabha and assembly polls, the election commission today said all political parties need to be brought on board before such an exercise is carried out."the election commission has always been of the view that simultaneous elections will give enough time for the incumbent go...



modi wants to end india's election cycle; how will simultaneous polls help?




prime minister narendra modi wants to end india’s relentless election cycle, where about six states go to the polls each year. the country’s law commission, which provides advice to the government, backs the initiative and said simultaneous elections for the lower house of parliament and state a...



ec suggests 5 amendments to constitution for simultaneous polls




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.chief election commissioner op rawat, photo credit: agencieselection commission backs proposal for simultaneous lok sabha and assembly polls but says 5 articles under the constitution will have to be amended firstclose on the heels of prime mi...



early polls not on cards despite pm's 'simultaneous' talk




prime minister narendra modi may have made a strong pitch for simultaneous parliament and assembly polls in his recent public comments, triggering speculation over whether early elections were actually on the cards.but senior bjp leaders and key union ministers have discounted any such "secret" plan...



holding simultaneous polls is good but impractical: former cec quraishi




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nda pat for modi for davos, asean summit




the bharatiya janata party-led nda on monday passed a resolution hailing prime minister narendra modi for his speech in the world economic forum in davos and the presence of 10 asean leaders at republic day parade.at a meeting of the nda's parliamentary wing, modi again reiterated his call for build...



'one nation, one election' is another 'jumla', says p chidambaram




a day after president ram nath kovind pitched for simultaneous lok sabha and state assembly elections, congress leader p chidambaram termed it as another "election jumla" (gimmick), saying it cannot be done under the current constitutional provisions. speaking at a panel discussion after the release...



will simultaneous polls help democracy?




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.~by inderjit badhwarthe issue of holding simultaneous elections to the lok sabha and state assemblies is once again in the news. a draft white paper has been released by the law commission that recommends holding of such elections and even sug...



nitish kumar dares bjp to hold simultaneous snap polls in bihar, up




press trust of india  |  patna  june 12, 2017 last updated at 19:41 ist



modi renews pitch for simultaneous polls




amid talk of 'one nation, one poll', prime minister narendra modi on friday said he alone will not be able to call for simultaneous elections for lok sabha and state assemblies.in an interview to zee news, modi said although he favoured 'one nation, one poll', he wanted all political parties to unde...



simultaneous elections 'anti-democratic': cpi(m)




the cpi(m) today termed the basic concept of simultaneous elections in india as "fundamentally anti-democratic" and "impractical".in party organ peoples' democracy, the party's former general secretary, prakash karat argued that to hold the lok sabha and state assembly elections together would requi...



pm appreciates surveys on his govt's performance




prime minister narendra modi today welcomed the analyses being done in various media fora about the performance of his three-year-old government, saying "constructive criticism" strengthens the democracy.he said some opinion polls and surveys have appreciated his government's work, some have support...



bjp to gain in election for 58 rajya sabha seats on march 23




the election commission on friday announced that polling for 58 rajya sabha seats, set to fall vacant in april, will take place on march 23. the counting of votes will also take place on the same day. with barely a year left in the life of the current lok sabha, the changed rajya sabha numbers would...



modi seeks oppn's cooperation for meaningful session




prime minister narendra modi today sought the opposition's cooperation for a constructive winter session of parliament which starts tomorrow even as the congress insisted on an apology from him for attacking his predecessor manmohan singh during the gujarat poll campaign.speaking at an all-party mee...



gujarat polls: modi urges people to vote, enrich 'festival of democracy'




as the second phase of gujarat assembly polls commenced on thursday, prime minister narendra modi requested people to vote in "recording numbers" and enrich the "festival of democracy." after a slew of campaign rallies, gujarat is casting its vote on thursday in the second-phase of the assembly elec...



undecided voters will judge the outcome of the next elections




two separate polls that were made public yesterday and today produced radically different results regarding the size of new democracy’s lead over syriza, yet both indicate that a large segment of the electorate remains undecided, and that they will judge the outcome of the next general elections, ...



simultaneous polls for states and centre? an idea as bad as demonetisation




the prime minister and other members of the government have spoken about the desirability of holding elections to the state assemblies and the parliament together. their view is that this will aid governance and help save expenditure on holding elections. in this business standard special, the autho...



delaying tactics | business standard editorials




the election commission’s decision to hold the gujarat assembly elections almost a month after the polls in himachal pradesh has raised a volley of questions that has disturbing implications for indian democratic norms. this time lapse has provoked considerable conjecture because both the election...



a booby-trapped country | comment




all of the most recent public opinion polls that have been conducted in greece appear to support what analysts have been saying, that new democracy will quite likely win the next general election, whenever it will be called. the most recent poll, conducted by the university of macedonia, indicates t...



blow for bjp as congress, trinamool sweep by-polls in rajasthan, wb




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.congress won alwar, ajmer lok sabha seats and mandalgarh assembly seat in rajasthan, trinamool bags uluberia and noapara in bengalon a day when the entire bjp brass was busy hailing finance minister’s arun jaitley’s union budget 2018 as ...



mayawati rakes up evm issue, to move court against 'tampering'




smarting from the drubbing at the hustings, bsp chief mayawati today decided to move court against the alleged tampering of evms and observe a 'black day' every month against the "murder of democracy" by the bjp. mayawati charged that the bjp victory in up polls smacks of "dishonesty" and "fraud" an...



govt agencies tie up with bjp think tank




prime minister narendra modi's push for simultaneous elections to the lok sabha and the state assemblies got a boost with some government agencies joining hands with a bjp think tank to organise a two-day seminar on the topic.the seminar will be held on the premises of the rambhau mhalgi prabodhini ...



presstv-le pen’s party is a threat to democracy: poll




a majority of french people believe that presidential candidate marine le pen’s far-right national front (fn) party is a danger to democracy, shows a recent poll.according to a kantar sofres-onepoint poll published on tuesday, 58 percent of those who took part were directly against the national fr...



maya demands fresh polls, says evms tampered with




visibly upset over her party’s worst performance in the assembly polls, bsp supremo mayawati on saturday charged that evms had been tampered with and demanded fresh polls in the state using ballot papers.addressing a hurriedly convened press conference here, mayawati said the results were shocking...