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Election commission not taking stand on ban of crime convicted Politicians

New Delhi: On Wednesday Election Commission said that it cannot accept the demand to ban politicians convicted of a crime from contesting polls, prompting the Supreme Court to criticize the poll panel for shying away from the issue.

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3.3 crore young adults are not registered yet – EC

India has more than 3 crore young adults who are eligible to vote but have not enrolled themselves for voter identity cards, the election commission has said, announcing a new campaign where its officials will go door-to-door to urge people to sign up as electors.

Participation in India’s elections has grown in recent decades but is still far from ideal levels. For the 2014 general elections, 66% of the 83.4 crore registered electorate turned up to vote. And unregistered adults add a new dimension to the problem. Continue reading

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