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T.N. Seshan and the Election Commission

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As the criminalisation of Indian politics was affecting elections as never before in the late 1980s and the early 1990s, the Supreme Court initiated a new form of “judicial activism”. But the Election Commission contributed in its way to boosting the rule of law. The shift came with the appointment of TN Seshan at its helm in December 1990, where he would serve for six years. The Commission had always discharged its duties with care, but its measures became more stringent under its new chief’s impetus...
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hal-02178030 , version 1 (09-07-2019)

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Christophe Jaffrelot. T.N. Seshan and the Election Commission. S.y Quraishi. The Great March of Democracy: Seven Decades of India's Elections, Penguin Books, pp.104 - 110, 2019, 9780670092284. ⟨hal-02178030⟩
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