Type
Partie ou chapitre de livre
Titre
T.N. Seshan and the Election Commission
Dans
The Great March of Democracy: Seven Decades of India's Elections
Auteur(s)
JAFFRELOT Christophe - Centre de recherches internationales (Auteur)
QURAISHI S.y - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
Éditeur
Penguin Books
Pages
104 - 110 p.
ISBN
9780670092284
Mots clés
India, Indian politics, T.N. Seshan
Résumé
EN
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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