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S Y Quraishi


About Dr. S Y Quraishi

Dr. S Y Quraishi is an Election Commissioner of the Election Commission of India.

Professional Biography

As Election Commissioner

Dr Quraishi played an important role in the smooth conduction of the 2009 Indian Parliamentary Elections.

S Y Quraishi in News

DA case: Jagan's CBI custody to end today
The five-day custody of YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on May 27 in a disproportionate assets case, will end today.

DA case: Court to pronounce order on Jagan 's bail plea
A special court here today will decide on the bail plea filed by YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy, who is currently in jail in connection with the alleged disproportionate assets case.

Congress trying to plug exodus by arresting Jagan: YSR Congress
YSR Congress on Tuesday alleged that the Congress Party in connivance of the law enforcing authorities had arrested YS Jaganmohan Reddy only to save its flock and stop further exodus after its disastrous performance in the June 12 by-polls.

Election Commission signs MoU with IFES to become global hub for election management expertise
The Election Commission of India (ECI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Washington-based International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) here on Thursday for developing and strengthening democratic institutions and processes.

SAD yet to decide on presidential candidate, Left has no objection to Pranab being in race
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday said that it was too early to announce whom it would support as a presidential candidate, while the Left Front said that it would have no objection to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee throwing his hat in the ring.

RS polls money seizure a shocker for entire nation, says CEC Quraishi
Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi on Saturday said that the large amount of money seized in Jharkhand during the Rajya Sabha polls was a shocker for the entire nation.

Khurshid writes to EC, says minority reservation remark unintentional
Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has written a letter to the Election Commission saying that his remark on Minority subquota was unintentional.

CEC defends decision of covering statues in UP
Chief Election Commissioner, S Y Quraishi, strongly defended the poll body's move to cover statues and sculptures, depicting the symbol and senior leaders of Uttar Pradesh ruling Bahujan Samaj Party, on Wednesday.

Political parties in Punjab luring youth through drugs
Social activist, Hawa Singh Tomar, Secretary General, Akhil Bharati Human Rights Organization, has alleged that political parties in the state are supplying drugs to the youth to lure them to vote for their candidates.

Election Commission declares stringent steps for free and fair polls in Uttarakhand
Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi hereon Friday, issued strict guidelines to ensure free and fair assembly elections in Uttarakhand.

Election Commission to keep tab on use of liquor, drugs during polls
The Chief Election Commissioner, S Y Quraishi, on Wednesday said there is a need to keep a tab on the use of liquor and drugs used by contestants to lure voters during the elections in Punjab.

Election Commission all geared up for upcoming 2012 assembly elections
Upsetting Mayawati's plans, the Election Commission today announced a seven-phased poll in Uttar Pradesh between February 4 and 28, while assembly elections in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa will be held in a single-phase. unjab and Uttarakhand will go to polls on January 30, while it will be held on January 28 in Manipur and on March 3 in Goa.

Election Commission to announce poll schedule for five states today
The Election Commission will announce the schedule for assembly polls in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur on Saturday evening.

UP MLA Umlesh Yadav the first 'Paid News' casualty
The Election Commission has disqualified a woman MLA from Uttar Pradesh for three years from contesting any election for Parliament, State Legislature, Assembly or Legislative Council for incorrect statement of election expenditure incurred on news items in two Hindi dailies.

EC team to review poll preparedness in Uttar Pradesh
A team of Election Commission (EC) officials, led by Chief Election Commission S Y Quraishi, will be in Uttar Pradesh for three days from today to assess poll arrangements for next year's assembly elections.

Pradeep Kumar takes oath as Central Vigilance Commissioner
Former Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar took oath of office as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) here today.

Counting of votes begins for five state Assemblies
The counting of votes in the Assembly polls in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry began this morning.

Assembly polls in five states recorded highest voter turnout: Quraishi
Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi on Wednesday said the recently concluded assembly polls in five states of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal recorded the highest voter turnout, and termed it to be a positive sign.

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