Navin Chawla

  • SY Quraishi takes over as the new CEC July 30, 2010

    New Delhi: SY Quraishi on Friday took over as India's new chief election commissioner (CEC), becoming the first Muslim to occupy the post. He said after becoming the new CEC that achieving "a perfect electoral roll" was his priority. After assuming office, Quraishi said that "enhancing voters' participation and restricting the role...
  • S Y Qurashi appointed as India's new CEC July 30, 2010

    New Delhi: S Y Quraishi on Friday took over as India's new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), becoming the first Muslim in the country to occupy the post. He takes over from Navin Chawla, who held the post for one-and-a-half years. Quraishi had said on Thursday that he was taking over the...
  • Quraishi to succeed Navin Chawla as new CEC July 27, 2010

    New Delhi: S Y Quraishi, Election Commissioner, was on Tuesday appointed the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in the place of Navin Chawla, who demits office on Thursday. The notification elevating 63-year-old Quraishi as head of the three-member election body was issued today. He will have a little less than two...
  • Row after Law Ministry lets out Gopalaswami's letter February 8, 2010

    The Union Law Ministry has exposed documentary evidence of how former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami wanted his deputy Navin Chawla out. The letter Gopalaswami wrote to the President is now out in the open though Chawla had objected to it. ...
  • 5-phase Jharkhand Assembly polls from Nov 27 October 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Elections to the Jharkhand Assembly would be held in five phases from November 27 to December 18, the Election Commission announced on Friday. Votes would be counted on December 23, Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla told reporters. With the Election Commission announcing the poll schedule, the model code of...
  • CEC struggles to find his name in voters' list May 7, 2009

    New Delhi: As Delhi and the NCR voted on Thursday, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Navin Chawla’s name was initially missing from the voters' list. It was later found that his name had appeared on another list as he had shifted home after his promotion as CEC. Chawla along with his wife...
  • Navin Chawla takes over as CEC from Gopalaswami April 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Navin Chawla has taken over as the new Chief Election Commisisoner of India on Tuesday. He succeeded the preceding CEC, N Gopalaswami, who had earlier recommended his removal from the Election Commission. Navin Chawla has faced a spate of controversies marring his stint as Election Commissioner. The new Chief...
  • FTE: Poll panel overstepping authority April 21, 2009

    Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami retired on Monday. He was replaced by Election Commissioner Navin Chawla. The BJP however, attacked Chawla demanding that Gopalsawmi's widely known reservations about his successor's political neutrality be made public. The question that was being asked on CNN-IBN's Face The Elections was: Is the EC...
  • Navin Chawla takes over as CEC on Tuesday April 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Navin Chawla will take over as the Chief Election Commissioner on Tuesday succeeding N Gopalaswami who not long ago had recommended his removal from Nirvachan Sadan sparking a huge political controversy. The 63-year-old Chawla, who is the senior-most Election Commissioner after Gopalaswami in the three-member panel, will remain in...
  • UPA cover-up to shield Chawla: BJP | Face The Elections April 21, 2009

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday accused the Congress-led central government of clamming up on outgoing Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami's recommendations asking for the removal of his colleague Navin Chawla. On a day that was Gopalaswami's last day in office, BJP national general secretary Arun Jaitley said...
  • EC rejects petition to dismiss Sonia as MP April 19, 2009

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) by a majority opinion has rejected the demand for disqualification of Sonia Gandhi as a Member of Parliament for receiving a foreign award. By a 2-1 vote, Election Commissioners Navin Chawla and SY Quraishi have overturned incumbent Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami’s view that an...
  • VS Sampath named new Election Commissioner April 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Power Secretary VS Sampath will be the new Election Commissioner, official sources said on Wednesday. Sampath is tipped to take charge on April 20, the day Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami retires, paving way for Election Commissioner Navin Chawla to take up the top job. The 1973 batch Indian Administrative...
  • Navin Chawla reviews poll arrangements in Assam March 23, 2009

    Guwahati: Election Commissioner Navin Chawla on Monday reviewed electoral arrangements and security scenario in Assam with senior officials in Guwahati before Lok Sabha elections. Chawla came on a two-day visit to Assam and met deputy commissioners, superintendents of police of the districts and representatives of political parties, including Congress, Asom Gana...
  • Chawla's appointment as CEC 'unfortunate': BJP March 5, 2009

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said Navin Chawla's appointment as the next chief election commissioner was "unfortunate" and it was an "affront to Indian democracy". "The appointment (Chawla) is an affront to the Indian democracy. It is unfortunate that he has now been appointed chief election commissioner," BJP's...
  • Differences swept under the carpet, EC is poll ready March 5, 2009

    New Delhi: It may be routine for the three Election Commissioners to come together in announcing General Elections dates but this time it was different. After a public spat between Election Commissioner Naveen Chawla and Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami, it seems the Commission has worked out a truce. One...
  • President rules Chawla to stay, setback for CEC March 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Outgoing Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami will soon be replaced by Election Commissioner Naveen Chawla. After a bitter controversy between Chawla and the out going CEC the battle lines were clearly drawn between the two. The ‘heir apparent’ Naveen Chawla won in the end. Scorching all speculation if there was...
  • Navin Chawla gets govt's support, set to head EC March 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Election Commissioner Navin Chawla is almost certain to take over as the next chief of the Election Commission of India. The President has rejected Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami’s recommendation to remove Chawla. Gopalaswami, in January, wrote to President Pratibha Patil, recommending Chawla's removal for alleged “partisanship”. The President...
  • Court orders probe against Navin Chawla in land scam February 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Election Commissioner Navin Chawla, in the eye of storm following recommendations made by Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswamy to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil that he be sacked, is in for more trouble. A Jaipur trial court has directed the police to investigate charges against Chawla of misusing authority to...
  • BJP, Congress lock horns | No political career: CEC February 8, 2009

    New Delhi: The man who is in the eye of the storm for reporting his subordinate officer, the Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami, has ruled out joining any political party after his retirement. He spoke to IBN-7, a channel from the network that airs CNN-IBN. He spoke about that and...
  • CEC N Goplaswami rules out a political career February 16, 2009

    New Delhi: The man who is in the eye of the storm for reporting his subordinate officer, the Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami, has ruled out joining any political party after his retirement. He spoke to IBN-7, a channel from the network that airs CNN-IBN. He spoke about that and...
  • BJP, Congress lock horn over Election Commission again April 5, 2009

    New Delhi: The war between the Congress and the BJP over Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami's recommendation to sack his colleague Navin Chawla has intensified. The BJP has made it clear that they will remove Navin Chawla as Election Commissioner if the party were to come to power. The Chief Election...
  • Politics of favouritism destroying institutions February 16, 2009

    The battle within the Election Commission just two months ahead of the General Elections is an issue that has split the political class of the country as well. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswami has written a letter to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on January 16 asking his colleague Navin...
  • Speaker asks Govt, CEC not to cross threshold February 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has said that the Election Commission should do its work instead of trying to score brownie points. Reacting to the controversy plaguing the three-member poll panel, Chatterjee asked both the Union Government and the Election Commission not to politicise the issue. "There is a lakshman...
  • FTN: Politics of influence to blame for corruption February 16, 2009

    The Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami and Election Commissioner Navin Chawla came face to face in public for the first time after days of a tense face off. Gopalaswami has recommended the dismissal of Chawla on the grounds that Chawla is a congress sympathiser. The government says the Chief Election...
  • Uneasy calm at EC: Cong, BJP take spat to next level February 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami and Election Commissioner Navin Chawla posed for shutterbugs together for the first time on Tuesday after they got into an ugly public spat over the latter's dismissal. And the occasion for the coming together of the two was the upcoming General Elections. Representatives...
  • EC vs CEC vs Govt: Inside story of split and patchwork February 2, 2009

    New Delhi: In the face-off between Election Commissioner Navin Chawla and CEC, N Gopalaswami, the Government took Chawla's side. Law Minister H R Bhardwaj virtually spelled out the Government’s viewpoint. “Navin Chawla is the senior most EC today,” he said, indicating Gopalaswami shouldn't have acted on his own and recommended...
  • CEC report says Chawla leaked info to Congress February 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalswami has alleged in his 900-page report to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil that Election Commissioner Navin Chawla leaked the minutes of the EC meeting to the Congress party. Gopalaswami has reportedly claimed that a senior Congress leader came to meet him within hours of the...
  • Govt backs Chawla, set to reject CEC's report February 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Law Minister HR Bhardwaj has backed Election Commissioner Navin Chawla in his battle with Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami. Bhardwaj's statement in support of Chawla and asking Gopalaswami to "do his work in EC and not become a political boss" is a clear indication that the Union Government...
  • BJP on the warpath, wants Navin Chawla out January 31, 2009

    New Delhi: There is a split within the Election Commission after Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami asked for his colleague, Navin Chawla to be removed in a report to President Pratibha Patil. The BJP has wanted Election Commissioner Navin Chawla out for a long time now and it is the one...
  • Split within poll panel, CEC wants Chawla sacked January 31, 2009

    New Delhi: There is a split within the Election Commission after Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswamy asked for his colleague, Navin Chawla to be removed in a report to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil. Gopalaswamy has pointed to several instances of Chawla's apparent misconduct in the report, which is also raising...