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About SY Quraishi

On July 30, 2010, SY Quraishi became the 17th Chief Election Commissioner of the Election Commission of India. He is the first Muslim to be appointed as the CEC.

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Author KC Agrawal Launches His New Book ‘India in Shambles – Only the Judiciary Can Save Us’ by BecomeShakespeare.com
Recently launched book, ‘India in Shambles – Only the judiciary can Save us’, by well-known author KC Agrawal and published by BecomeShakespeare.com, signifies a genuine attempt at providing a responsible and accountable System of Governance for the people in India, and fulfilling the basic objectives of their struggle for freedom

Former CEC, Dr. S. Y. Quraishi Appointed Honorary Chair of Sightsavers (India)
Dr S. Y. Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, has been appointed as the Honorary Chair of the Board of Trustees for Sightsavers (India)

Want to strengthen the Election Commission: Khurshid
Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said the government wants to strengthen the Election Commission by empowering it with more rights.

BJP says Congress is attempting to dilute powers of Election Commission
Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday accused ruling Congress of attempting to dilute the powers of Election Commission.

Government denies any move to take away Model Code violations outside EC purview
The central government on Tuesday denied any reports of taking the Model Code of Conduct violations out of Election Commission purview.

UP polls: 'Zero tolerance for any untoward incident,' says Quraishi
Lucknow, Nov 29 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi has said that there would be zero tolerance towards corruption and hooliganism in the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow, Nov 29 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi has said that there would be zero tolerance towards corruption and hooliganism in the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Election Commission gears up for Uttar Pradesh polls
Gearing up for next year's Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission (EC) launched a special van to spread awareness among voters in Lucknow on Thursday.

20 to 40 percent legislators have criminal records says embarrassed Chief Election Commissioner
Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in different parts of India, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi has said that legislators with criminal records are a cause of grave concern and embarrassment for his department.

WB polls: EC to visit Kolkata to review poll preparedness
New Delhi, Mar 21 (AN): The full bench of the Election Commission (EC) will on Tuesday visit Kolkata for two days to review the assembly election preparedness in West Bengal.

Election Commission cannot deregister parties
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), SY Quraishi has said it does not have any power to deregister political parties that are 'redundant' or were 'bogus' in the first place.

Expert committee to decide on EVMs, says Quraishi
The Chief Election Commissioner, SY Quraishi, has said a five-member expert panel would discuss, study and analyse complaints about electronic voting machines (EVMs) and that the Commission would decide after the reports are assessed.

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