ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Tripura and Election Commission

Tripura and Election Commission A Correspondent Nine IAS officers in Tripura have submitted a letter to the Election Commission expressing their apprehension that 'concerted efforts' may be made by the State government to subvert the electoral process. Yet curiously enough the Election Commission has chosen to disregard the mass election-eve transfer of officials in the State THE Election Commission has been commended for asking the State governments of Bihar, Raj a st han, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to stay the transfer of officials on the eve of the elections. Though, strictly speaking, these governments did not go against the letter of the law as they ordered the large-scale transfers just before the Election Commission's deadline for making such changes, they clearly violated the spirit of the law. As these transfers were politically motivated and were clearly undertaken to further the prospects of the ruling parties in these states in the forthcoming elections, according to some sources, this crack-down on the erring State governments has gone a long way in reestablishing the credibility of the Election Commission and has also demonstrated without any doubt that the commission cannot be trifled with.

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