Monthly Archives: March 2014

COVER STORY / BIG BOSS

V S Sampath Chief Election Commissioner ‘Political parties should avoid making promises difficult to fulfill’ V S Sampath is a 1973-batch IAS officer from the Andhra Pradesh cadre. He was an election commissioner from 21 April 2009 to 10 June … Continue reading

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COVER STORY

power games  Elections 2014: The Money Game During elections, the Election Commission of India virtually takes over governance in its hands till the time the results are announced and a formal list of victorious candidates is handed over to the … Continue reading

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COVER STORY

elections mg devasahayam  Electoral Integrity:Key to corruption-free India Much needs to be done to transform the electoral integrity campaign, as practised in Tamil Nadu Assembly elections in 2011, into a full-fledged movement to make India corruption-free. This is a task cut … Continue reading

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COVER STORY / TALKTIME

S Y Quraishi former chief election commissioner  ‘Bar criminals from contesting elections’ If TN Seshan is credited with bringing the Election Commission (EC) centre-stage, his successors, including SY Quraishi, must be thanked for bringing in reforms to make the EC … Continue reading

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From the Editor

in April and May, your door will be knocked on by prospective Lok Sabha candidates for your endorsement to the 16th Lok Sabha. Your decision to vote for a particular candidate or party will make a lot of difference in … Continue reading

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