Monthly Archives: December 2010

Buddhadeb appeals to the teachers for Vote

West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has courted controversy after asking primary school teachers in the state to teach the benefits of voting for the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist to the parents. After 33 years in office, the Left … Continue reading

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India Elections : Tripura voted in support of the Left Front

Citizens in the Indian state of Tripura have voted overwhelmingly in support of the governing Left Front, handing it a landslide victory ahead of a key vote in West Bengal next year. In last weekend’s elections the Left Front, backed … Continue reading

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Scrap Rajya Sabha elections : Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan feels that the time has come to do away with Rajya Sabha elections. “Nominations to the Rajya Sabha are sold in an open market, like a commodity in a mandi (wholesale market). It … Continue reading

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CEC SY Quraishi favours Ban on Opinion Polls

India’s Chief election commissioner SY Quraishi on Sunday argued to ban opinion polls and advertisements on the day of the polling. Information to this effect was made by Chief election commissioner SY Quraishi at the first regional consultation on electoral … Continue reading

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Sonia Gandhi is in a fix over constituting her new team of office bearers

India’s ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi is in a fix over constituting her new team of office-bearers. In three months since she was re-elected president of the Congress party, and the lapse of over a month since the All … Continue reading

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Election Commission recognise only six parties as a national party

With the Election Commission taking strong action against those parties not fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria for getting recognition as “national” or “State” parties, the number of national parties in the country has come down to six from seven. The … Continue reading

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