Event Sheds Light on Indian Elections

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100-Foot Journey Club hosts its second event on ‘Elections in the World’s Largest Democracy’ with former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr. S. Y. Quraishi….reports Asian Lite News

Dr. S. Y. Quraishi with Dr Virander Paul, Deputy High Commissioner
Dr. S. Y. Quraishi with Dr Virander Paul, Deputy High Commissioner

The High Commission of India – London School of Economics (HCI-LSE) ‘100-Foot Journey Club’ in association with NISAU hosted an interactive discussion on “Elections in the World’s Largest Democracy” with former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr. S. Y. Quraishi. The conversation was led by Dr. Mukulika Banerjee, Director of the LSE South Asia Centre.

The Deputy High Commissioner, Dr. Virander Paul welcomed the guests consisting mostly of students and young professionals, who were extremely keen to understand how India – the world’s largest democracy – conducts elections of such large scale. Dr. Paul informed the audience that this was the second event held by the ‘100-Foot Journey Club’ and shared the success of the launch event on May 10 at the LSE with a talk on “Rethinking the Global Monetary System” by Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

In conversation with Dr. Mukulika Banerjee, Dr. Quraishi described the role of the Election Commission of India, electoral process and procedures, mobilisation of human resources and security, success of the Electronic Voting Machine as well as challenges and constraints in elections in India through both serious analysis and interesting anecdotes.

 

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