Election Commission

Beyond the Brief

Rajeev Deshpande

Has the Supreme Court overreached by entering the political debate on the Election Commission and the Adani controversy?

The Wages of Profligacy

Behind the political anger directed at the Election Commission for asking parties to explain how they plan to fund their promised freebies lies an ever-growing threat to the Indian economy

The Future of Politics

The next round of state elections, beginning with Bihar, will be the first test of how political leadership, parties and the electorate have adapted to the changes wrought by Covid-19

Fallacy of the Ideal Candidate

The difficulty of extreme enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct

Guardians of Democracy

Election commissioners are only answerable to the institution

Voting Together

Time for a debate on simultaneous elections

Time to open up, Mr Modi

Any democratically elected leader should make himself available to the media on a regular basis. So should Modi, for his own sake


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