ROW IN ELECTION COMMISSIONOF INDIA TAKES POLITICAL TUNE
The row in Election Commission of India is not new. The row betweencommissioners and CEC takes heavy toll in terms of erosion of authority.Why does such quarrelling take place; what are legal position of CEC andcommissioners vis-a-vis the ECI.
Om Prakash Yadav
The row in Election Commission of India(ECI) has taken a political tune as all the majorpolitical parties are playing their own lyricsorchestrated by political music. The insidebickering in ECI is not new and has beenoccurring time and again. The first majorcontroversy arose during T.N. Seshan’s regimewhen Seshan and Krishnamurti, one of the thenEC locked their horns in order to establish theirown hegemony and run their own writs. The present row originated owing to theletter which the CEC, has written to the Presidentof India recommending the removal of NavinChawala, the EC for his alleged acts of commission and omission under article 324 (5) of Indian Constitution. This letter sparked off amajor political controversy because the BJP hascome openly in rescue of N. Gopalswami,