Were the general elections truly free and fair?

What if the Supreme Court verdict puts in question the conduct and results of the general elections? Will it mean new general elections?


By Mrinal Roy

“The signs that something was untoward with the registration of voters were however glaringly evident from the official statistics published before the elections. These statistics revealed that whilst the number of electors increased by more than 60,000 electors from 2005 to 2010 and by more than 55,000 electors from 2010 to 2014, it increased by only 4,744 electors from 2014 to 2019. Similarly, the number of voters registered in 2018 was 923,316 i.e. 13,659 voters less than the 936,975 electors registered for the 2014 general elections…”

 

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* Published in print edition on 24 January 2020

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