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Govt mulling open ballot for council polls: Gowda

nation Updated: Jun 07, 2016 10:14 IST

MYSURU: The Centre is mulling to bring in amendments for an “open ballot system” to elect members to the state Legislative Councils on the lines of a similar system for Rajya Sabha elections, Union law minister Sadananda Gowda said on Monday.

“...there are Legislative Councils in six states, we are thinking about it. I have already written to all the CMs that like in Rajya Sabha elections, during the elections to Legislative Council from Legislative Assembly, the voter has to show the ballot paper to the official agent of the party and cast the vote,” he told reporters here.

“This in a way will minimise influence of money in these elections. We have made up our mind to bring in amendments to this effect,” he said.

First Published: Jun 07, 2016 10:14 IST