Right To Recall

  • Struggle for Right to reject, Right to recall is on: Anna February 21, 2013

    Unnao: Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday said that his struggle was not over till the Right to reject and Right to recall was endorsed by Parliament. "Our struggle does not end with the Jan Lokpal issue. The struggle for Right to reject and Right to recall was still on....
  • Right to Recall not possible: CEC SY Qureshi June 10, 2012

    On his last day in office as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) SY Qureshi rejected senior BJP leader LK Advani's demand for a collegium to choose the Election Commissioner and also Team Anna's demand for a Right to Recall MPs. Qureshi said that his greatest regret was he was unable to...
  • Bill to recall MPs moved in UK Parliament December 14, 2011

    London: The British public will be given the right to recall their local MP if they are found to have engaged in serious wrongdoing under proposals published in a draft Bill in Parliament. The proposals fulfill a commitment made in the Programme for Government as part of the political reform agenda,...
  • Recall issues should only be decided in Parl: CEC December 13, 2011

    Shimla: Taking a jibe at Anna Hazare, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Monday said his demands like right to recall or reject elected representatives should be decided in Parliament and "not at Jantar Mantar." Quraishi also said the proposed electoral reforms was being examined by...
  • Right to recall recipe for instability: Pranab November 20, 2011

    Kolkata: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday spoke out against Team Anna's proposal for the right to recall an elected representatives. Pranab said that the proposal is far removed from reality and that if elected representatives are recalled it will create political instability. The Finance Minister's comments come ahead of...
  • Quraishi rules out 'impractical' right to recall November 11, 2011

    Kolkata: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Friday ruled out social activist Anna Hazare's demand for right to recall saying this was not practical in a country like India. "We have made it clear that right to recall is not a very practical idea for India. If a representative is elected...
  • Right to recall may destabilise structure: Advani November 5, 2011

    Mumbai: Differing with Team Anna, BJP leader LK Advani on Saturday disfavoured the introduction of the Right to Recall saying it may destabilise the whole structure in a country as big as India. "I am inclined to agree with the Chief Election Commissioner that in a country as vast as ours,...
  • Right to reject manageable than recall: Khurshid October 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said the 'Right to reject' candidates during election was a "more manageable idea" than the 'Right to recall' an elected lawmaker which was a "difficult" proposition. Referring to Team Anna's proposals on the two issues, Khurshid said some feel that before introducing the...
  • Hegde calls for a debate on electoral reforms October 17, 2011

    Bangalore: Team Anna member Santosh Hegde on Monday called for a wide debate on electoral reforms similar to the Lokpal Bill and sought to know why measures like 'Right to Recall' and 'Right to Reject' won't work in India. "I think there should be a debate (on electoral reforms) across the...
  • Govt thinking over Right to Recall: Khurshid October 17, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after the Election Commission disfavoured the idea of Right to Recall, Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday said government is working on Team Anna's proposal for such a provision which could form part of the all-party consultations on electoral reforms. He said the demand for Right...
  • Right to Recall will create political instability: CEC October 16, 2011

    Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi speaks to Karan Thapar about the election commission amidst the talk of electoral reforms in the air. Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. With talk of electoral reforms in the air, where does the chief of the Election Commission stand on the issues...
  • Anna's electoral reforms impractical: CEC October 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare faced some more opposition as his proposed electoral reforms got a thumbs down from Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi who called them impractical. Speaking exclusively to Karan Thapar, Quraishi said it isn't possible in India. SY Quraishi: Right to recall means about 5 lakh people...
  • Anna's right to recall idea impractical: CEC September 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Terming as "impractical" Anna Hazare's suggestion for right to recall an elected MP, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi on Wednesday said such a move would lead to "destabilising" the entire system. "Right to recall in a big country like ours is impractical. It is not easy in a...
  • What if we had the right to recall our leaders? September 14, 2011

    Imagine having the power to recall your MLA or MP if he stopped paying attention to his constituency. That is the power of the Right to Recall, the next item on Anna Hazare's agenda. Recall is a powerful tool to make politicians accountable since it does not require any corruption...
  • FTN: Can the Right to recall work? August 29, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose debates with a prominent panel Anna Hazare's new mission, the electoral reforms. ...
  • Anna's call for Right to recall has no takers August 29, 2011

    New Delhi: India's new national crusader against corruption Anna Hazare has ended his fast but not his political campaign. He has a new mission now and it is electoral reforms. He said Indian voters must have the Right to recall MPs and the right to reject all candidates in the...
  • Right to eject politicians makes parties jittery June 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Voters of three nagar panchayats in Chhattisgarh took out a victory procession recently. No, they hadn’t elected their favourite candidate but voted out a leader they didn’t like. Chattisgarh has become the second state after Madhya Pradesh to vote out an elected representative by using the Right To Recall....
  • Chatterjee favours 'right to recall' June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has decided to ask all political parties to arrive at a consensus on giving the people the "right to recall" following the recent exposure of a BJP MP's alleged involvement in the human trafficking scam. Chatterjee told reporters in Banglore about his thoughts on...