Karnataka MLC disqualified for being appointed as minister: HC

Source: Click here News: Karnataka High Court has held that Member of Legislative Council(MLC) Vishwanath stands disqualified under the anti-defection law and hence cannot be inducted into the state cabinet. Facts: Background: A petition was filed in the court alleging that AH Vishwanath had been appointed as member of the Legislative Council(MLC) for the sole purpose of… Continue reading Karnataka MLC disqualified for being appointed as minister: HC

Credibility of exit/opinion polls

Context: Prediction of Election outcome through Exit polls and opinion polls have not been accurate. Some examples where election prediction has miserably failed? The example of the Venezuelan recall referendum of 2004: The exit poll that predicted Hugo Chávez to be recalled however, Hugo Chávez won in the Venezuela Referendum In recent Bihar elections: The exit… Continue reading Credibility of exit/opinion polls

US Federal Election Commission Vs Indian Election commission

Context: Comparison between Indian U.S. Federal Election Commission and Indian Election commission What are the Issues pertaining to the functions of U.S. Federal Election Commission? Vacancies: The Commission has hardly been able to function in the last year because of resignations. The Commission haven’t passed a single order since August 2019, owing to lack of… Continue reading US Federal Election Commission Vs Indian Election commission

Power of Election Commission Of India

Electoral System of India :Power of Election Commission Of India Context: Power of Election commission of India to enforce poll norms and clean campaigns. Background of the issue Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Kamal Nath, while campaigning for a by-election to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly recently used the derogatory word “item” for a BJP woman… Continue reading Power of Election Commission Of India

SC stayed the EC decision on the Star Campaigner | Nov. 3rd, 2020

Supreme Court stayed EC decision on Star Campaigner Status. Supreme Court in a recent judgment stayed the Election Commission’s October 30 order, canceling the ‘star campaigner’ status of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath. Before cancellation of the status Election Commission had issued a written warning to the former CM for his remarks on… Continue reading SC stayed the EC decision on the Star Campaigner | Nov. 3rd, 2020