Right to REJECT!The Supreme Court has directed the Election Commission to provide a button on voting machines to allow voters to reject all candidates contesting an election in a constituency. Election commission sources said this will be done starting with the next set of assembly elections this year.
Modi catching alliesBJP under its PM candidate Narendra Modi is trying to bring back rebels such as B.S. Yeddyurappa, Jayalalitha and Chandra Babu Naidu and others to its fold to consolidate its position in the states ahead of the 2014 general elections.
Before polls, govt sets up pay commissionAhead of elections, the government on Wednesday announced constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission, which will go into the salaries, allowances and pensions of about 80 lakh (8 million) of its employees and pensioners.
Ordinance against SC rulingAn ordinance hurriedly approved by the cabinet on Tuesday, to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from disqualification