SY QURAISHI

  • EVMs are 100 per cent tamper-free, says former CEC SY Quraishi April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi on Monday said that the EC makes sure that the Electronic Voting Machines are 100 per cent tamper-free. Speaking to CNN-IBN on the day the 2014 Lok Sabha elections have begun, Quraishi said that the EC makes sure that the elections are...
  • Educate voters, mandatory voting wont work: SY Quraishi December 13, 2013

    Delhi: Former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi on Thursday said that the recent record high voter turnout in elections in Delhi was thanks to various electoral reforms India has made in the past many years, at a memorial lecture on the 35th death anniversary of the veteran politician Bhim Sen...
  • Watch: Former CEC SY Quraishi tells you all about NOTA December 2, 2013

    This assembly elections, voters will have another option while exercising their Right to Vote, the NOTA or Non of the Above option. Former Chief Elections Commissioner SY Quraishi tells you how this option will affect the result and what NOTA will achieve in this election process. ...
  • IOA election to be held on December 5 November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The highprofile election of the Indian Olympic Association will now be held on December 5, ten days after its earlier scheduled date of November 25 following the resignation of Election Commission Chairman S Y Quraishi. The elections had to be postponed in the wake of dramatic resignation of...
  • VS Sampath takes over as the new CEC June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath has taken over as the new Chief Election Commissioner, succeeding SY Quraishi. Sampath was appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner last week, and will preside over the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. VS Sampath is the 18th CEC of India. A lowprofile bureaucrat, who has had...
  • Sampath to take over as the new CEC today June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath on Monday will take over as the 18th Chief Election Commissioner of India at the EC headquarters in the Capital. A 1973 batch IAS officer, 62yearold Sampath will take over from SY Quraishi whose term came to an end on Sunday. ...
  • Jagan's arrest: Mother seeks Quraishi's intervention May 29, 2012

    Hyderabad: Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy's mother and the party honorary chief YS Vijaya on Monday requested Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi to direct CBI to release her son in larger interest of democracy and sought holding of free and fair elections in Andhra Pradesh. In a letter addressed to...
  • Opinion, exit polls have no scientific basis: CEC April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Friday said there is no scientific basis for exit and opinion polls and sought a ban on both saying these could be sponsored. Speaking at a panel discussion on "Is India's media becoming increasing unethical", he said the poll body wanted a...
  • EC to host conference of SAARC election bodies April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India is hosting a conference of heads of election management bodies of SAARC countries in New Delhi from April 30 to May 2 when they will focus on giving a final shape to their Forum. The setting up of such a forum of SAARC election...
  • Quraishi rules out online voting in near future April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Tuesday said he doesn't see online voting becoming a reality in near future while state funding of elections in the country will first require certain key reforms in the electoral process. "Voting online, technologically is child's play for us. We are an IT...
  • Monitor poll expenses strictly: EC to state CEOs April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commision on Wednesday laid stress on strengthening election expenditure monitoring mechanism and asked polls officials to focus on training of its officials in this regard. On the concluding day of the twoday conference of chief electoral officials (CEOs), top EC officials asked the CEOs of states...
  • Jharkhand RS polls likely before Prez polls: CEC March 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commisssioner SY Quraishi has said that he would like to conduct the scrapped Jharkhand Rajya Sabha elections before the Presidential polls. The Jharkhand Rajya Sabha elections were cancelled by the election Commission. The Election Commission on Friday countermanded the Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand in the wake...
  • EC countermands Rajya Sabha poll in Jharkhand March 31, 2012

    New Delhi: In an uprecedented step, the Election Commission on Friday countermanded the Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand in the wake of allegations of horse trading and seizure of over Rs 2 crore in cash, saying the election process there "has been seriously vitiated". "The Commission...
  • 'Taxpayer has the right to know how his money is spent' March 28, 2012

    Mumbai: The Government auditor CAG on Wednesday sought more powers for the constitutional body and said the common man has all the right to know how his tax money is being spent. "The legislature votes the Budget. The Budget is passed on to the executive, which implements it and expends that...
  • Bar criminals from contesting elections: Quraishi March 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Stressing that it is important to get rid of criminals in the electoral process, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Tuesday said the law must bar such a candidate from contesting. "People ask me, why can't you debar a candidate from contesting. We cannot do that. The law must debar...
  • EC makes strong pitch for financial autonomy March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday made a strong pitch for financial autonomy on the lines granted to constitutional bodies like the Supreme Court and the CAG, saying the dependence on the government could lead to conflict of interest. "We want the budget of the Election Commission to be charged...
  • CEC for ban on criminals, black money in polls March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Barring criminals from contesting and checking use of black money in elections top his reform agenda, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said on Friday. "Barring criminals from contesting and checking use of black money in elections are top reform proposals," said Quraishi while delivering a lecture here on poll...
  • Quraishi wants severe fines for model code violation March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said on Sunday that the Representation of the People Act should be finetuned to make penalties for violating the model code of conduct (MCC) more stringent but disfavoured giving statutory backing to the code. Speaking to reporters, Quraishi said the poll panel had the...
  • Exit polls best for entertainment channels: Quraishi March 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid a flurry of exit polls predicting the outcome of Assembly elections ahead of the March 6 results, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Sunday said such surveys should at best be on entertainment channels. "Opinion and exit polls should at best be on entertainment channels!," Quraishi tweeted this...
  • Poll panel chief SY Quraishi joins Twitter March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: India's Chief Election Commissioner, SY Quraishi has finally "surrendered" to the Twitter. And Quraishi says he has to thank the youth of the country and his son for it. Posting his maiden tweet, Quraishi, the head of the Election Commission, wrote, "At last, I have surrendered to twitter! Thanks...
  • Row over transfer of officer who stopped Vadra rally February 7, 2012

    Lucknow/ New Delhi: A political storm is brewing over Election Commission's decision to transfer a poll observer, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Pawan Sen, who stopped Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra's motorcycle rally near Amethi on Monday. While the Election Commission claims that the order to transfer Sen was issued...
  • Poll observer who stopped Vadra rally transferred February 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A day before Uttar Pradesh votes on Wednesday in the first phase of assembly elections, there is already a controversy brewing. A poll observer, who stopped Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra's motorcycle rally in the Gandhi bastion of Amethi for violating the model code of conduct, has been transferred...
  • Involve Goa Church to curb poll malpractices: BJP February 2, 2012

    Panaji: The BJP in Goa has requested Election Commission (EC) to involve local Church in spreading awareness about curbing malpractices during polls. A BJP delegation led by its State unit chief Laxmikant Parsekar today met Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi, who is in Panaji, and discussed various issues ahead of the...
  • Book Cong nominee for violating Act: BJP to EC January 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP on Monday knocked at the Election Commission's door, seeking immediate probe and action against Congress candidate from Kotdwar assembly seat Surender Singh Negi for alleged violation of Representation of People Act. He is contesting against Chief Minister BC Khanduri from the Kotdwar assembly constituency. Submitting a memorandum...
  • Quraishi says Right to Reject can be considered January 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Asking government to take up electoral reforms in the coming session of Parliament, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Sunday said the time has come to consider the Right to Reject proposal. The CEC rejected the suggestion for state funding of elections, saying "this will...
  • Punjab polls: Money, liquor, drugs flowing freely January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Across the five states getting ready for the Assembly elections, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa, nearly Rs 45 crore of illegal money has been seized so far. Out of that, nearly Rs 30 crore has been seized from Punjab only. But it's not just cash, which...
  • Use of black money in polls a worry: CEC January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi has said that the use of black money during the Assembly elections was a major cause for concern and the EC was trying its best to deal with it. In an interview with CNNIBN, Quraishi spoke about the use of money power, liquor...
  • EC to observe National Voter's Day today January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: It is National Voter's Day on Tuesday and the Election Commission (EC) hopes that celebrating the day will encourage young voters to register and participate more in the election process. Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said in the last year 3.8 crore new voters have been enrolled of which...
  • 'Maya should think before hitting out at EC order' January 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Talking tough, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Wednesday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati should think before criticising the EC order to cover her statues and BSP's poll symbols in government parks. "She is a senior leader. What can I say? She should think before making such comments,"...
  • Cong delegation meets CEC on Khurshid notice January 16, 2012

    New Delhi: A delegation of senior Congress leaders on Monday met Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi and discussed with him the notice given to Law Minister Salman Khurshid on his subquota for minority reservation remarks during campaigning for his wife in Uttar Pradesh recently. "We have briefly advised the EC on...