SY Qureshi

  • Sampath to take over as the new CEC on Monday June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath will take over on Monday as the 18th Chief Election Commissioner of India at the Election Commission headquarters in the Capital. A 1973 batch IAS officer, 62-year-old Sampath will take over from SY Quraishi whose term came to an end on Sunday. Sampath, who was appointed...
  • 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...
  • Commonwealth Games was a nightmare: SY Qureshi June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming the 2010 Commonwealth Games a "nightmare", Chief Election Commissioner SY Qureshi on Friday said the event is being remembered more for its controversies, which denied the nation the pride it got from the performance of its athletes. "What a nightmare it was, something we should have been proud...
  • UP Polls: EC orders to cover Mayawati's statues January 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Less than a month to go before the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission (EC) issued an order to bring down curtains on Chief Minister Mayawati's biggest public promotion campaign yet, that includes the statues of herself and the BSP's election symbol, the elephant. Chief Election Commissioner...
  • WB: Poll panel to review election preparedness March 18, 2011

    Kolkata: Chief Election Commissioner SY Qureshi along with senior poll panel officials will hold parleys with West Bengal officials and police March 22 to review preparedness for the forthcoming assembly polls, an election official said on Thursday. Two Election Commissioners and Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi will accompany the poll panel...